Goodbye April and hello May! Here's a look back at the 10 most-read stories on Annandale Patch.
10. Fairfax Police Searching for Missing 5-Year-Old Boy
Annandale and Fairfax County residents were alerted to the disappearance of five-year-old Cameron Serafin on April 11. Serafin, who was not dropped off to father in Great Falls, was identified as a missing child in police alerts. Serafin was eventually found by Fairfax County police on April 17. His mother Rebecca Serafin was arrested.
9. CVS Finalizes Construction on New West Annandale Area Store
The finish line was finally in sight for the CVS under construction in the area of Annandale west of the beltway. After more than a year of constructon, the store officially opened on April 28.
8. Landmark Mall Redevelopment: Residents Hopeful
Eager Fairfax County and West End Alexandria residents attended a meeting t learn more about the redevelopments plans for Landmark Mall.
U.S. News and World Report released their 2013 Best High Schools rankings on April 23. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was ranked the top school in Virginia and fourth best nationally. Annandale High School was ranked 27th in Virginia and 649th nationally.
6. 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival: Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess is from Annandale
With the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival getting ready to begin, this story about Annandale's Jacqueline Regan being chosen as the 2013 Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess by the Society of Virginia caught the attention of our readers.
Round out our top five is the story about the admissions statistics for the class of 2017 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, released by Fairfax County Public Schools.
4. Hearing Date Set for Annandale Teacher Charged with Assaulting Student
Our fourth-most read story was about a court hearing date for the Annandale High School (AHS) teacher charged with assaulting an AHS student (see number one below).
3. Campbell & Ferrara Outdoor Living to Relocate in May
Owner Donna Campbell told Patch in early April that longtime business Campbell & Ferrara Outdoor Living plans to relocate to Mount Vernon by the end of May.
2. Which Middle Schools Had the Most Students Accepted to TJHSST?
As a follow-up to the number five most-read story about the admissions statistics for the class of 2017 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, we broke down the number of students admitted to TJ by middle school.
1. Annandale High School Teacher Charged with Assaulting Student
Our most-read story in April was about an Annandale High School (AHS) teacher was was charged with one misdemeanor count of assault for a March 12 incident involving a student. A hearing date for the teacher (see our fourth most-read story) was set for May 15.
Are there any stories from April you recall reading on Annandale Patch that you think should have made the list? Are there any Burke stories we missed?