Centreville’s oldest schools

Fairfax County Public Schools put together this video highlighting the oldest schoolhouses in the Centreville District, which includes Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, and Fair Oaks.

quaker guns in Centreville

Centreville’s “Quaker Guns”

The heights of Centreville were strategically significant during the the Civil War, offering panoramic views to the west. Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston needed to withdraw his troops from Centreville in March 1862, but removing the army’s cannons would have alerted the Union troops, situated just miles away, that he intended to leave. So, he replaced …

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Eastern box turtles

Watch out for turtles!

With all the rain we’ve been getting over the last few weeks, the natives are getting restless. These three box turtles were in our driveway the other day — glad I looked before pulling out of the garage! Eastern box turtles are particularly active on rainy days in May through June, and we have certainly …

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wienermobile visits Centreville, VA

Weinermobile spotted in Centreville!

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile made a stop at the Giant on Stone Road today, much to the delight of everyone who happened to be shopping there. The 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels has been roaming America’s highways and backroads since 1936.