October 9, 2013 |
THU 10 "Cindi Lewis: On Stage" An exhibit of oil paintings of performers and musicians by Cindi Lewis opens Thursday. Opening reception 6:30-8 p.m. Through Nov. 4. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. www.torpedofactory.org . Free. "Grass Etchings and Paintings" Mary D. Ott's exhibit features abstract etchings and others that appear realistic. In her paintings, she creates lines that look like blades of grass using embroidery thread dipped in acrylic paint.
October 8, 2013 |
Nearly nine out of 10 public school students in Virginia graduated on time last spring, the governor's office announced Tuesday. The four-year graduation rate — 89 percent — was about the same as last year, but most school districts in Northern Virginia saw improvements. "The old saying remains true: to get a great job you need a great education," said Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) in a press release. "More and more Virginia students are putting in the hard work, and getting that education.
October 8, 2013 |
Tysons Corner serves some of the wealthiest counties in the region (and the country), so it's little wonder that Tesla Motors, seller of the $70,000-plus Model S electric car, would like to open up shop there. But it hasn't been easy. Founded in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2003, Tesla designs, builds, sells and services its electric cars through stores and service centers in the District, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and elsewhere . Its Washington dealership, at 1050 K St. NW, ...
October 6, 2013 |
Deadly car crashes across Northern Virginia killed several people over the weekend. At around 12:40 a.m., Sunday, a BMW crashed into a Harley-Davidson on Ashburn Farm Parkway in Loudoun County, while turning into a shopping center. Both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle, a male and female from Ashburn, were fatally injured and died at a local hospital, police said. The BMW driver, 52-year-old Mark Sgarlata of Ashburn, was not injured. He has been charged with driving under the...
October 5, 2013 |
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli II came out against the planned Bi-County Parkway at a Saturday morning rally in Prince William County, marking an apparent shift from the stance he took at a candidates' forum in August. Cuccinelli, speaking near Manassas National Battlefield Park, told a friendly crowd of about 150 people that he was opposed to the 10-mile connector between Loudoun and Prince William counties as it is currently planned. "The case has not been made that what's proposed right over here is...
October 4, 2013 |
A Fairfax County man who headed a multimillion-dollar real estate scam , victimizing banks and hundreds of Northern Virginia residents, was sentenced by a federal judge Friday to six months in the Alexandria city jail. Federal sentencing guidelines called for a prison term of seven to nine years. Mark R. Dain, 33, is cooperating with federal authorities investigating his vast fraud, which ended five years ago, but his sentence was less than the prison terms...