Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Fort Hunt Road trail will get a complete overhaul.
The Fairfax County Park Authority started construction Monday on the Fort Hunt Road trail. Crews will install 3,150 linear feet of eight-foot wide asphalt trail along Fort Hunt Road in Mount Vernon District Park. It will connect the new trail section to the sidewalk near Quander Road at the southern end and the sidewalk at Martha Washington Library at the northern end. An additional 350 linear feet of six-foot wide asphalt trail will connect the new trail to the parking lot for the Mount Vernon RECenter. The project will cost $425,000 and will be funded through the park bond. The project is expected to be completed by July. For safety reasons, the existing footpath will be closed during construction.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Family man suffered gun shot to the head after stop involving man driving a taxi in Old Town led to police chase, crash in Belle Haven. He's in critical condition after surgery.
The Alexandria police officer who was shot Wednesday at 11:44 a.m. during a traffic stop in Old Town Alexandria was identified Wednesday evening as Peter Laboy, at an evening news conference by the Alexandria Police Department. Officer Laboy, 45, of Alexandria, is a 17-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department, six years as a motorcycle officer. Laboy is described as married with children, a resident of the city of Alexandria and someone who volunteers in local schools. Police say Laboy was shot in the head, among other unspecified injuries. He is recuperating in the Intensive Care Unit and in critical condition at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, after surgery late Wednesday afternoon and evening, Alexandria police told …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hollin Hall Pastry Shop in Fort Hunt has already sold hundreds of pies and cakes for the holiday.
Have you ever carved a cake that looks like a turkey? The Hollin Hall Pastry Shop on Fort Hunt Road sure has, and was in the process of cutting one up when Patch caught up with them Tuesday afternoon. The shop, which is closed on Thanksgiving day, has reached its limit for special orders, but they'll still have plenty on Wednesday. They are baking round-the-clock: fruit tarts, cakes, and hundreds of pumpkin, pecan and apple pies. You can still find what you want at the pastry shop on Wednesday, but you'd better get there fast. They're open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. "There's going to be a line going out the door all day long," said manager Nadia Patnode. "We'll probably sell out by 5 p.m." It costs $18-$22 for a 12-inch pie. Get em' while they'…
Friday, March 30, 2012
Officials say there is no need for traffic light, no money for turn lane.
Al Horne has lived in Hollin Hills since 1964, and the increasingly heavy traffic on Fort Hunt Road makes venturing out from his Rebecca Drive home more harrowing every year. Horne is one of a group of local residents who want improvements — preferably a traffic light — at the intersection of Fort Hunt and Paul Spring roads. “It becomes increasingly hard to enter Fort Hunt Road from Paul Spring, which is is essentially the only way onto Paul Spring from this community,” he said. “The traffic is moving faster every year, it seems to me.” Paul Spring Road forms a three-way intersection with Fort Hunt Road between Belle View Boulevard and Sherwood Hall Lane, the only intersections featuring traffic lights on the stretch. There is no turn lane…