The State of NoVa: Vienna


Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Fairfax City votes to join Fairfax Water, Great Water Wars of Fairfax County nearly over

Vienna also joined Fairfax, dropped its lawsuit. Falls Church will vote on it.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:15 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Vienna | Tags:  Fairfax City, Va., Fairfax Water, Fairfax County, Va., Falls Church, Va., Vienna, Va.

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Vienna names Jim Morris, current acting chief of Fairfax County, to head Vienna Police Department

His departure opens up the competition for top Fairfax job.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Police, Fairfax County | Tags:  Jim Morris, Vienna, Va., Vienna Police Department, Fairfax County Police Department

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Fairfax board takes big step in removing planned road through Tysons Corner’s last green space

A planned highway ramp through a Tysons Corner park is meeting resistance.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development, Fairfax County, Vienna | Tags:  Tysons Corner, Tysons forest, Old Courthouse Spring Branch park, Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Vienna police chief Robert Carlisle to step down

He’s the third municipal police chief in Fairfax area to retire this year.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:36 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Police | Tags:  Robert Carlisle, Vienna Va., Vienna police

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Tysons’ last green space on verge of being saved

A road through Old Courthouse Spring Branch forest may be nixed.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development, Vienna | Tags:  Tysons forest, Old Courthouse Spring Branch forest, Save Tysons Forest Coalition, Pam Konde, Cathy Hudgins, Tysons Corner

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Falls Church will enter mediation to sell its water utility to Fairfax County, where most customers are

Falls Church charges 60 percent more than Fairfax Water, Fairfax says

By Tom Jackman  |  09:48 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Vienna | Tags:  Falls Church, Fairfax County, Falls Church water, Fairfax Water

Posted at 01:11 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Nationals fans on Metro head back to NoVa in large numbers after games, WMATA data shows

Analysis of WMATA data show Vienna, Arlington are popular exits.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:11 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Sports, NoVa, Vienna | Tags:  Metro, WMATA, Washington Nationals, Northern Virginia

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Vienna’s buzzing building to be quieted, GSA says

Fewer fans running, new water-based system to quiet the Terrorist Screening Center.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna | Tags:  Terrorist Screening Center, Vienna, Va.

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Vienna tormented by FBI building’s non-stop buzz

Neighbors and town officials have pleaded with the owner to reduce the helicopter-like noise.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:37 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna | Tags:  Terrorist Screening Center, Goldstar Group, Vienna, Va.

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Vienna’s Wolftrap Elementary School gets $800,000 building from alumnus Chris Shumway

Alumnus Chris Shumway honors one of his favorite teachers.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Schools | Tags:  Chris Shumway, Wolftrap Elementary School, Candace Leyton, philantrhopy

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Fred Crabtree, Vienna’s ‘Mr. Baseball,’ hangs ‘em up at 96

Besides 50 years in Vienna Little League, he acquired numerous Fairfax County parks, and he has a county park named after him.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:13 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Fred Crabtree

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Wolf Trap, Barns of Rose Hill settle suit

The Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville will drop “the” from its name and Wolf Trap will drop its federal suit.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:07 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Nightlife, Courts | Tags:  Barns of Rose Hill, Barns of Wolf Trap, Virginia

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Wolf Trap responds, but won’t back down

Wolf Trap issues a statement about its federal lawsuit against The Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, seeking amicable resolution.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:49 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Vienna, Courts | Tags:  Barns at Wolf Trap, Barns of Rose Hill, Virginia

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Wolf Trap sues tiny non-profit over ‘The Barns’ name

In Berryville, The Barns of Rose Hill just opened. The Barns at Wolf Trap say they have a trademark to protect. Would anyone really confuse the two?

By Tom Jackman  |  09:58 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Courts, Vienna | Tags:  Barns of Rose Hill, Barns at Wolf Trap, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Wolf Trap ticket sales ranked third in world

Among amphitheaters from Colorado to Chile, the Filene Center in Vienna had the third-best sales last year.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Nightlife | Tags:  Wolf Trap, Filene Center, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Birchmere, Jammin Java among top 100 clubs on Earth

The two Northern Virginia music clubs outranked better-known venues in ticket sales last year.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Alexandria, Vienna | Tags:  Birchmere, Jammin Java, Virginia

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Vienna visited by (lame) parkour enthusiasts

A man and a teenager were jumping around on top of the Jammin Java shopping mall, and the teen couldn’t find a way down when he reached the Virginian Restaurant.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna | Tags:  parkour, free running, Virginia

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011

UPDATE: Vienna’s ‘Wrong Spy,’ Brian Kelley, dies at 68

Investigators looking for a Russian mole wrongly focused on, and threatened, Kelley and his family before uncovering his neighbor, FBI agent Robert Hanssen.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna | Tags:  Brian Kelley, Virginia

Posted at 02:53 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Vienna’s Sam Savia does 70 years on the fire line

He joined the volunteer fire department at age 15, and 70 years later, he’s still donating his time. The town honors him by renaming the fire station’s apparatus bay after him.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:53 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Firefighters | Tags:  Sam Savia, Virginia

Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 06/14/2011

UPDATE: Norm’s Beer and Wine will stay in Vienna

The small but friendly store in Vienna was threatened with closure when a new grocery prepared to move in. But The Fresh Market has responded to community protests and will let Norm’s stay.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:50 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna | Tags:  Norm's Beer and Wine, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Vienna names Mercury Payton its town manager

Mercury Payton is the new town manager of Vienna. Is his name so cool that you would run through a brick wall for him? Yes. Yes it is.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna | Tags:  Mercury Payton, Virginia

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Vienna beer store’s demise prompts petitions, Facebook uprising

Norm’s Beer and Wine Store had slowly built up a loyal clientele over 13 years and was finally turning a profit. Now the landlord wants the store out because a new grocery fears competing with it.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna | Tags:  Norm's Beer and Wine, Virginia

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Vienna teen books all-day hard rock fest at Bull Run

Jonathan Slye, 17, set his mind to organizing an all-day rock fest. He booked P.O.D. and Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn, and now it’s happening next weekend at Bull Run Regional Park.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Music | Tags:  Jonathan Slye, Spring Jam Fest, Virginia

Posted at 05:38 AM ET, 04/19/2011

In Vienna, the wrong spy (UPDATE: Hanssen’s house for sale)

Before FBI Agent Robert Hanssen was arrested for spying for the Soviet Union, his neighbor — a CIA agent — was the prime suspect for years.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:38 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna | Tags:  Brian Kelley, Robert Hanssen, Virginia