Thursday, March 10, 2011
 
Home sales
Bedder Stone Pl., 9636-Maxine A. Smith to Marc and Wendi Weinstein, $222,000.
health code violations
Don Juan Restaurant 1660 Lamont St. NW Closed Friday for operating without a license. Reopened that day.
New York designer Karim Rashid , creator of more than 3,000 products, would love to get a chance to talk to President Obama, not only about design in this country but about what suits Obama should be buying.
HOUSE CALLS Terri Sapienza
Hang a bookshelf and a floating shelf to add visual interest to the large wall.
How To
QI had a three-eighths-inch-thick, click-together wood floor installed over two layers of vinyl in my kitchen less than a year ago. The wood is sliding lengthwise in two areas. It has unlocked in one area, and socks snag on some of the joints. The installer fixed it once, but the problem continue...
a cook's garden
They're as beautiful as jewels and often just as precious and rare. The seeds of Indian corn, lined up in rows on their cobs, explode with every known color in fanciful combinations. This variability led geneticist Barbara McClintock to the far-reaching discovery that genes are not static, that...
JENNIFER LARUE HUGET
I'm willing to bet you have a bottle of ranch dressing in your fridge right now. I know I do.
Lenny Bernstein
I recently spent a couple of hours at the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax watching women in their 40s, 50s and 60s play two games of full-court basketball. These were rec-league ballplayers, but there was nothing casual about the games. They played organized zone defense. A ref in black and wh...
Jay Mathews
I'm moving back to California this summer. (You will be relieved or annoyed to learn I am not leaving The Post.) This will be my last spring, at least as I define the term.
In Brief
Prince William County officials mailed property assessments to residents and business owners that reflect a real estate market that is on the rebound.
Community calendar
"Tribute to American Women," the exhibit features paintings by Rosemary Gallick of Centreville. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, through April 5, Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Rd., Woodbridge. Free. 703-878-5797.
Xavier Williams is like most third-grade boys. He plays video games and wants to be a soccer, football or basketball player when he grows up.
Volunteer opportunities
ACTS/Turning Points needs volunteers to work in a group setting at a safe house and in the community. Training provided. Call Megan at 703-221-4460, Ext. 225.
ROBERT THOMSON
Dear Dr. Gridlock: Is there an average number of offloadings that Metro finds tolerable? I've always been disgusted with how much I pay for a train ride. I pay the same price whether I arrive without a hitch as I do when a train breaks down and I have to wait for another. Has Metro ever looked into...
Varsity Letter
The day Necole Sterling walked into the Stonewall Jackson gym, the team's hopes for another playoff run brightened. The day she almost walked out? Well, that's another story.
Manassas City officials proposed a fiscal 2012 budget Monday that would increase residential tax bills slightly to enhance public safety operations, avoid layoffs and end an almost three-year salary freeze for government employees.
In brief
Beginning Monday, all Rosslyn/Ballston OmniRide buses will be rerouted to serve the new commuter parking spaces at First Baptist Church in Woodbridge.
Health calendar
Alcoholics Anonymous 2 p.m., Sentara Potomac Hospital, Conference Room 2/3, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-221-2500.
School notes
Registration for the Prince William County public schools' Summer Art Enrichment Program is open and will continue through May 13. The program will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 5 to 15 at Marsteller Middle School (14000 Sudley Manor Dr., Bristow) and Saunders Middle School (13557 Spriggs Rd.,...
Sports Announcements
14-AND-YOUNGER: Haymarket Starz seek players for the spring roster. Pitchers, outfielder and catcher needed. Coach John Flaherty, 571-261-1338, u14starz@yahoo.com .
the week that was
News from the daily Washington Post from Feb. 27 to March 5 that is of interest to readers in Prince William County.
Varsity Letter
Stonewall Jackson forward Joy Caracciolo could not immediately discern if a teammate was cutting to the basket or if a student was making a beeline for a Snickers.
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