Friday, May 3, 2013
The Washington Post reported Friday that the Clifton resident, a former undersecretary of the Navy, was arrested on charges of possessing and reproducing child pornography.
Clifton resident James Daniel Howard, known as J. Daniel Howard, has been arrested on charges of child pornography, according to a story in Friday's Washington Post. He was charged with two counts of possessing child pornography and two counts of reproducing child pornography. WJLA reports that Howard, 69, was arrested Jan. 15 and that he allegedly committed the crimes Aug. 25 and Aug. 27. The Fairfax County resident is a former undersecretary of the Navy and official in the administration of President Ronald Reagan, as deputy press secretary for foreign affairs. He also held positions with the Foreign Service and State Department, the newspaper reported. Howard once ordered sexual harassment training after what he described as disgraceful…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
How far will she take her company?
Alexandra Soper just came back from New York with a suitcase full of vintage jewelry and accessories. Business is growing at her Clifton boutique, All That Glitters, since the 22-year-old bought it a year ago from the previous owner. "Clifton is perfect for a ladies day out," said Soper to Patch. "You go out and get a crepe and coffee and then go shopping. And trust me - I'm going to help you look amazing." "All That Glitters" first opened in Texas, and then moved to Clifton about 30 years ago. Owner Martha Mikeska hired Soper when she was a 14-year-old student at Paul VI Catholic High School. "I had to get a work permit," said Soper. "Everybody knew me as the girl who worked at the store in the Catholic school uniform." After …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Who doesn't like cupcakes? Patch spoke with the bakery's 24-year-old owner Kristina Baranowski.
After years of disillusionment, everything is now clear for Clifton's Kristina Baranowski. The 24-year-old left her accounting job last Friday and now there's no looking back. The lease is signed, the renovations have begun and next month she opens "Cupcaked" at 12644 Chapel Road in Clifton. "They're the best cupcakes you're ever going to eat. I wouldn't open the shop if I didn't think so," said Baranowski to Patch. "I want people to be addicted to them." Baranowski, a graduate of Robinson Secondary School, moved to Clifton with her parents and two brothers in 1999. She studied economics at New York University. "I originally was going to take the corporate world by storm," Baranowski said. "But if you want to get ahead in economics you …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
You can see his work at the Clifton Cafe.
One usually sees local artist Palmer Smith painting scenes of Clifton during the warmer months, but Patch found him out and about on Main Street on the afternoon of Monday, March 4, 2013. "Clifton is a beautiful older town, a clasical town that isnt in the middle of nowhere," said Smith, who lives in Warrenton. "Just look at that scene - the railroad tracks and Main Street. You can't beat that." In the photo, Smith is talking with Clifton resident Doug Holmes. Incidentally, Patch will be interviewing Smith next week, so stay tuned for a gallery of his best work. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
...and spring is less than a month away!
The first official day of spring is March 20, but don't tell that to anyone working at Peterson's Ice Cream Depot on Main Street in Clifton. The ice cream shop will be open, weather permitting, on March 16 and 17. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Have you been to Peterson's? They're known for live music and: Peterson's is open from mid-March to mid-November every year. The shop closes when the temperature is below 50 degrees, and status updates and specials are announced on their Facebook page.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Enthusiasts showed off their hot wheels over the weekend in annual parade.
The quaint roadways of Clifton were the perfect backdrop for some gorgeous cars parading through town Saturday morning. The autos, some of the them decked out for the holidays, belong to the members of CHAPS, the Clifton-Hoadley Area Pancake Society or "just a bunch of locals with old — mostly foreign — cars" as one member puts it. Keep up with all things Fairfax Station and Clifton by subscribing to our free daily newsletter. We'll deliver the headlines straight to your inbox!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Town celebrates the season Saturday with annual parade.
A Christmas tree on horseback? That's what you saw Saturday if you were in Clifton at the town's annual holiday parade. That and many other riders were dressed in some form of holiday garb as they rode or walked their horses, ponies and dogs through the streets Saturday afternoon. Horses wore red bows, ponies pulled sleighs and pooches trotted along, decked out in holiday sweaters. It all made for a merry scene. A decorated tractor stood nearby awaiting evening festivities that included decorating a large tree in the center of town. Don't miss any news in Fairfax Station or Clifton! Subscribe today to our free newsletter and get daily local headlines delivered to your inbox.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The annual horse parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday in Clifton.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Beth Lawton
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Clifton’s streets will be filled with dressed up horses and riders Saturday for the annual holiday horse parade. The parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday. The route starts on the flood plain on Clifton Road and continues onto Main Street and Chapel Road and ends at Kings Field. Kings Field will be the site of costume judging and post-parade refreshments for area residents. The Clifton Horse Society coordinates the parade each year to promote equestrian activities in the area. For more information on the Clifton Horse Society, go to www.cliftonhorsesociety.org. The annual town tree lighting will be in Ayre Square just after dusk Saturday. It will include carols and bonfires. The holiday train display at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum will …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Amy Waldrop of the Art Guild of Clifton donated "The Barn" to the Clifton Betterment Association as an appreciation gift for the organization's support.
Clifton artist Amy Waldrop recently donated an originial painting entitled "The Barn" to the Clifton Betterment Association (CBA). The painting was presented to Michelle Stein, president of the CBA, in appreciation for the organization's support of the Art Guild of Clifton artists during this year's Clifton Day event. The artwork is an acrylic-on-canvas painting that includes a special glazing process. Waldrop completed the painting this past summer during a series of air sessions with artist, Richard R. Russo, outside of the CBA's community barn located in the heart of Clifton. The barn is a venue used by many Clifton residents for different community events. "I've been a Clifton resident for many years and value the dedication of the CBA…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
On the above map, the addresses are block numbers, not specific home or business addresses. The following items are from recent police updates through Sept. 28 from the West Springfield, Franconia and Sully police districts of the Fairfax County Police Department. Burglary (marked in blue on above map), 5700 block of Smoke Rise Lane, 9/20/12, 1:25 p.m. A resident reported someone entered her home and stole her purse. Entry was made through an unlocked door. In separate and unrelated incidents: Larcenies (marked in red on above map) No vehicles were reported stolen at the time.