Monday, December 3, 2012
The Mclean Winterfest parade was a hit with the community and good times were had by all.
The Mclean Winterfest Parade is a staple of the wide arrange of activities in the area. Celine Leary, a newcomer to the parade this year, had a few things to say about it. "This is my first time here and I love it. You look around and see all the people here and you really get a sense of community. The fact that people actually leave their houses and come together for these events is refreshing and makes me want to attend more often." Trish Butler, who is apart of the steering committee, also stated how the parade continues to get bigger and better every year. "Mclean Winterfest gets bigger and better every year. There are more entries to the parade and a good time is had by all. We had the best steering team this year - everybody chipped …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Total Wine is in the running, but the Oakton Wine Shop is currently winning with almost 50 percent of the votes. Place your vote by Aug. 17.
- On Patch
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Residents complain of more disruption, but officials say air traffic hasn't increased
Behram Shroff said Thursday he wasn't sure who has been flying helicopters over the area recently -- but he did know "we have a problem." Shroff, a McLean resident and Hamlet Citizens Association member, said there are at least eight to 10 flights each day in his part of Mclean, during all hours of the morning and evening. And Shroff's group isn't the only one complaining: Other residents have shared their concerns about what seems to be an increase in helicopter presence, a perception officials attempted to thwart Thursday night at the McLean Community Center during a session for McLean residents to become better familiarized with helicopter activity in the area. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Marine …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Civil War marker unveiled in Lewinsville Park.
A new Civil War Trails marker was officially dedicated in Lewinsville Park Sunday afternoon. The marker commemorates the Battle of Lewinsville, fought on the morning of Sept. 11, 1861. Three Union soldiers were killed in the battle and four were taken prisoner. The Confederates lost no soldiers. Carole Herrick, chairman of McLean and Great Falls Celebrate Virginia, opened the ceremony with a brief historical synopsis of the battle. “Colonel J.E.B. Stuart was promoted to General because of the Battle of Lewinsville,” Herrick said. “There were other things that happened at Lewinsville, but this [the Battle of Lewinsville] was the main event.” The dedication of the marker was followed by an a cappella performance of “Battle Hymn of the …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Helping you remember your special day
Here are your memories of a sunny day brimming with celebration and a step into the unknown future. Congratulations to students, parents and teachers!
Seniors graduate at Constitution Hall
Mothers and fathers, grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles crowded into Constitution Hall Thursday afternoon to cheer on their relative who was among the 428 seniors graduating from McLean High School, a major milestone in their young lives. The seniors entered the concert hall at about 2:30 p.m. to “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by McLean's band. Friends, family and distinguished guests clapped and cheered for the graduates. Senior Class Officer Philip Choi began the ceremony with opening remarks followed by “The Star Spangled Banner” performed by the McLean Madrigals. The next senior class officer to take the podium was Nicholaus Baker. He began his welcoming address by sharing one of his favored memories. “I had a …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Groundbreaking ceremony unveils new plans for McLean
A group of distinguished officials and guests gathered Wednesday morning at the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Chain Bridge Road to celebrate the groundbreaking of the McLean Utility Undergrounding Project. The project aims to beatify the center hub of McLean by replacing outdated overhead power lines with underground wiring. The traffic signals will also be replaced by the Virginia Department of Transportation with less invasive mast arm poles. Safety improvements will be made for pedestrians including an extension to the Listrani’s peninsula. “It would be nice if revitalization could simply happen by the wave of a magic wand and the snap of a finger, but things don’t happen that way. Revitalization takes time, money and hard work…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
No Charges Filed
UPDATE: March 27.The Fairfax County Fire Department has closed its investigation in the fire at the McLean home of a U.S. District Court judge with no charges placed. The two-alarm fire in a second floor bedroom was "intentionally set," but no charges were filed, Dan Schmidt, a spokesman for the Fairfax County Fire Department, said Tuesday morning. The fire occurred the evening of Dec. 5 at the Franklin Park home of U.S. District Court Judge Liam O'Grady. The Washington Post has reported that Schmidt said the judge’s teenage son was the only one home at the time, but managed to escape without injury after an alarm went off. UPDATE, Jan. 17, 2012. The fire at the McLean home of a U.S. District Court judge was "intentionally set," according…
Saturday, February 18, 2012
New McLean HS football coach discusses his objectives and plans for next football season
Dennis Worek, the new head coach for the McLean High School varsity football team, met his new colleagues and neighbors Wednesday evening. Worek began “Meet the Coach Night” by sharing his life, starting with his childhood in Glassport, Pa. “My dad worked in the steel mill for 45 years, so it was a rough life. You get a great work ethic,” said Worek. “The only way out of that town was by sports or winning the lottery, and we didn’t win the lottery.” Worek went on to get a full athletic football scholarship to East Carolina University, but injured his knee playing basketball his senior year in high school. He transferred to a division 2 school in Pennsylvania called Clarion University, graduating in 1974. He then made his move to Northern …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
New Football Coach Brings Liberty District Experience to McLean
Dennis Worek is the new head varsity football coach at McLean High School and the community can meet him this evening. Worek has experience in various Liberty District football programs. He most recently coached at Jefferson as the defensive coordinator for the past two years. Years earlier, Worek was the coach at Langley and Madison, and he led the Warhawks to win the Virginia AAA Northern Region championship game in 1996. “As far as coaching in Northern Virginia, I’ve always competed against McLean, and it has always been a strong program. I can’t think of a better place,” Worek said. Worek has held various positions in his more than 30 years with Fairfax County Public Schools, but now considers himself a retired administrator. He says …