Look Back, Look Ahead: Fairfax County News to Know

Horses stabbed in Herndon, Dyke Marsh preservation, Chick-fil-A fans and more were in the news this week across Fairfax County.

Here’s a look at some of the top Patch stories of the past week and a look at what’s coming up in the week ahead.

Student Discipline Revisited

Fairfax County Public Schools is . This may include peer mediation and restorative justice as methods of resolving disputes and addressing student behavior and expanding the section on bullying to include electronic communication.


Another person, allegedly for his involvement in orchestrating a high school prostitution ring.

Fairfax County police for residents to report crimes quickly and easily.

Horses Attacked

Someone in Herndon. Police are still looking for the person who stabbed the horses. The .

In other equestrian news, an in the face of a possible realignment of Richmond Highway in the Mount Vernon area. And, the from the Bureau of Land Management is expected in just a few weeks.

Chick-fil-A Fans Camp Out

prior to the restaurant’s opening in Springfield hoping to score free weekly meals for a year. The campers included a retired couple attending their 87th Chick-fil-A opening.

South County Middle School Named

The … South County Middle School.

Route 1 Attractions and Restoration

Huntley Meadows Park has completed its restoration of Historic Huntley, which will open to the public beginning May 19.

The National Park Service is on options for restoring and preserving Dyke Marsh. Recent findings by the U.S. Geological Survey show .

FACETS a Finalist

Toyota announced that was selected as FACETS Cares has programs to help homeless people in Fairfax County. The public can start voting via Facebook to support FACET Cares on May 14.

$500 for the Environment

There’s still time to nominate an environmentally focused non-profit organization for a $500 donation from Patch.

Coming Up This Week

Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors is .  During the markup last week, the to increase hours at public libraries, fund pay raises for public employees and fund the “Fairfax County Navy.”

its doors Sunday (April 29) to make way for a Walgreens. Look for a report from the last day at the popular burger place Monday on Annandale Patch.

In other restaurant news, the  is expected to open this week, although with very little fanfare.

Beth Lawton April 29, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Thanks! We'll be doing this every Sunday morning.
C. Marchionna April 29, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I like the week in review also. Brings to light some articles I missed during the week.
Marilyn April 30, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Very interesting and informative as well! Way to go, thanks
Rebecca Kenyon April 30, 2012 at 03:01 PM
The article about Woodlawn has an inaccurate link: You have a link to Meadow wood Barns (under your link: environmental assessment report for Woodlawn Stables ) which if further south down route 1. There correct information for Woodlawn can be found here: http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/environment.aspx "In other equestrian news, an online petition is gathering big support to preserve Woodlawn Stables in the face of a possible realignment of Richmond Highway in the Mount Vernon area. And, the environmental assessment report for Woodlawn Stables from the Bureau of Land Management is expected in just a few weeks."
James Cullum April 30, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Thanks for the help, Rebecca!


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