Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mr. Record was an Alexandria resident.
Myrle C. Record, of Alexandria, passed away on May 9 at 85 years old. Mr. Record served in the Coast Guard and later owned the Village Green Florist shop with his wife, according to his obituary posted on the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home’s website. He is survived by his two daughters.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Mr. Bob Coyle, Col. John L.B. Bringham, passed away recently.
Mr. Bob Coyle, who “worked for many years for the betterment of the Mt. Vernon District along with his wife Carol,” has passed away. The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens' Associations sent out a notice to members about Mr. Coyle’s passing on Friday. A funeral will take place for Mr. Coyle on Saturday, view details of his service on Legacy.com. Storyteller, traveler, and beloved husband Colonel John L.B. Bringham passed away on March 31 in his Mount Vernon home, according to Jefferson Funeral Chapel. Col. Bringham will be buried with full military honors in June at Arlington National Cemetery.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Officials from Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties met in Arlington to discuss six potential sites Thursday.
Local, state and congressional leaders met Thursday in Arlington to discuss six potential sites for a new FBI headquarters and to present a unified front in their commitment to landing the new federal complex somewhere in Northern Virginia. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, who called the meeting, said leaders from Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties had a "singular focus" in bringing the FBI headquarters to the Old Dominion. "We're all committed to finding a home for the FBI in the commonwealth of Virginia," Moran said during a news conference following the meeting. "We are all going to promote Virginia as the best place for this relocation." Arlington's role was simply as host. It has not put forth any potential sites …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Tell us your thoughts on the death of the man who took those historic first steps.
His family called him "a reluctant American hero," who was just doing his job. But Neil A. Armstrong, who died Saturday in Cincinnati at age 82 of complications from heart bypass surgery, was a hero. He was just shy of his 39th birthday when he lumbered down the ladder from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and stepped onto the stark lunar landscape on July 20, 1969. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he said, as Americans around the country watched in awe at the live footage from dark space, so far away. Local residents can explore that historic moment at the National Air and Space Museum in Dulles and in D.C. That step fulfilled a challenge President John F. Kennedy issued in the early 1960s —to put a man on the moon by …
Friday, August 3, 2012
John Byers, a decorated veteran, is credited with laying the foundation for the redevelopment of Route 1.
Former Mount Vernon District Planning Commissioner John Byers passed away on Sunday. He was 85 years old. Byers served as Mount Vernon's Planning Commissioner for 21 years, 10 of those as vice-chair of the Planning Commission. Byers also served on the PLUS Committee, the precursor to the Comprehensive Plan, and was chair of the Fairfax County Group Residential Facilities Commission. He served on every Area Plan Review Task Force for the Mount Vernon District and was chair of the Mount Vernon Visioning Task Force's Land Use Committee. For more than 35 years, Byers was a member of the Mount Vernon Council's Planning and Zoning Committee and was elected four times to serve as president of the Williamsburg Manor North Community Association. …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Mitchell, 70, co-owned Woodlawn Stables with her daughter, Cindy.
Woodlawn Stables owner Joan Mitchell lost her battle with breast cancer on Sunday night, according to friends of the family. She was 70 years old. A lifelong horse lover, Mitchell ran a book distribution company that published children’s books before she and her daughter, Cindy, took over the lease at Woodlawn Stables in 1991. Over the last 20 years, the business has grown to include 50 horses and ponies, nine full-time instructors, and hundreds of students from the immediate area along Richmond Highway and beyond. “Riders love coming to our little urban oasis here at Woodlawn Stables,” Joan told Patch in 2011. “With all of the constant changes going on up and down busy Route 1, people always say how nice it is that some things just stay …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Del. Scott Surovell paid tribute to Addie in his 'The Dixie Pig' blog named after a favorite restaurant of his grandmother's.
Hayfield Farms resident and entrepreneur Adelaide 'Addie' Arthur died on Thursday, March 22, 2012. She was 73. Addie's family was the owner and operator of many businesses, opening the Dixie Pig BBQ restaurants, according to the Legacy obituary in The Washington Post. "People from all across the country have raved about the Dixie Pig, including weatherman Willard Scott," the Legacy obituary reads. "The restaurant was also featured on an episode of CSI." According to The Washington Post, the first Dixie Pig opened in 1924 on Powhatan Street in Alexandria. Now it's Vaso's Kitchen, but the old Dixie Pig signage still sits atop the restaurant. The second Dixie Pig location opened on Route 1 in 1946. Although the location at Beacon Hill Road …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Cynthia Hull died March 16.
A memorial service for Cynthia Hull, executive director of United Community Ministries, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 7836 Fordson Road. A reception will immediately follow the service. Cynthia’s family will be in Alexandria from out-of-town that weekend. They said they look forward to hearing stories about the way Hull touched the lives of many people within the community. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the “Cynthia Hull for UCM Fund” established at the request of Supervisor Gerry Hyland as a way to continue to support the work of UCM. Last year, UCM served more than 13,000 men, women and children. Before joining UCM, Hull served as executive director and …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Cynthia Hull died March 16; dedicated life to serving others in Fairfax and Arlington counties.
During Cynthia Hull’s tenure as executive director of United Community Ministries, the number of clients the agency served nearly doubled, from 7,000 in 2007 to 13,000 five years later. Some former donors became clients. It took a woman like Hull to see UCM through a tough recession and stay on top. “She guided the agency through being able to expand in order to serve all those people with relatively flat funding, which is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Elizabeth McNally, UCM deputy executive director. Hull died March 16 at Mt. Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she had been staying with her son. She had been diagnosed with cancer only Jan. 9. She was 62. Hull came on board at UCM in 2007. She introduced cost-saving …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Longtime Fort Hunt resident passed away on Sunday.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Maxwell James Gainer, 88, a 50 year resident of Hollin Hall in Alexandria, VA, passed away at his son’s home on February 26, 2012, after a short illness. Born in Clarksburg, WV, he served as a WWII P-38 fighter pilot in the US Army Air Corps in South East Asia. Professionally he was an optician in both Bristol and Old Town Alexandria , VA. He also served as a docent and airplane restorer at the National Air and Space Museum. He was a well-known maker of wooden toys and will be remembered by many for his appearances at local craft fairs. He passed out his small cars and trucks as Halloween treats and as rewards for well-behaved children in local restaurants. An avid player of tennis, table tennis and pool, he won the Virginia Senior …