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High-Powered Hayfield Football Beats Washington-Lee

After three losses against tough opponents, QB Isaac leads Hawks to win.

The Hayfield football team defeated Washington-Lee 49-20 on Friday night.

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Fairfax County Reviews Bus Service

Fairfax County Department of Transportation begins project to reshape bus network.

Fairfax County Department of Transportation changed or canceled the services and routes of buses with the opening of the Silver Line metro. Now the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has begun its Comprehensive Transit Plan (CTP), a 10-year aspirational plan for Fairfax Connector and Metrobus service.

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Dulles International Airport Holds Plane Pull

Seventy teams participate in fundraising event for Special Olympics Virginia.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Dulles Airport held its annual plane pull. The Dulles Day plane pull, which began in 1993, featured 70 teams of 25 people competing to pull an 82-ton 757 FedEx Cargo Jet 12 feet in the shortest amount of time. Now in its 22nd year, Dulles Day is a festival that includes live music, airplane displays, tours of the runways, kids play areas, a dunk tank and more.

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Herndon’s H.K. Lee Recognized

Martial arts instructor receives award at ceremony.

Herndon’s H.K. Lee Academy of TaeKwonDo Grandmaster H. K. Lee received a special Presidential Commendation from the President of the Republic of Korea, Geun-Hye Park. Grandmaster Lee was the first distinguished recipient to receive the Korean President’s Commendation at the opening ceremony of The World TaeKwonDo Won in Muju, Republic of Korea on International TaeKwonDo Day, Sept. 4.

Family Runs the Race for Every Child

Noah Coffman, 14, ninth grader at Edison High School, with parents Lisa and Greg Coffman of Alexandria, participated in the second annual Race for Every Child to benefit Children's National Health System.

AARP Joins Our Daily Bread in September Food Drive

This month AARP reached out with Our Daily Bread to help Fairfax county residents with food assistance for needy families.

Group Hands Candidate A Sweet Surprise

Democratic Women of Clifton and NoVa host fundraiser for Foust.

The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia (DWCNV) hosted a fundraiser for John Foust, the Democratic Candidate for the Virginia 10th Congressional District, on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Life Changing Experience

Haicheng Charles Zhao of Fairfax Station, a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was selected to participate in a seven-week international leadership camp, Camp Rising Sun, this past summer.

Week in Fairfax

What's happening this week in Fairfax.

Letter: Hitting the Ground Running

Letter to the Editor

Barbara Comstock, a candidate for Congress in the 10th District, has a proven record of getting results.

The Lamb Center Celebration Banquet

Fairfax City day shelter for the homeless hosts biggest fundraiser of the year on Oct. 7.

The Lamb Center is hosting their annual Celebration Banquet on Oct. 7, at The Waterford at Fair Oaks. Each fall, members of the community are invited to attend this event designed to celebrate the ongoing mission of The Lamb Center and learn more about the ways in which The Lamb Center is serving poor and homeless individuals in Fairfax County.

KidsFest Offers Two Days of Fun

Fall for Fairfax KidsFest returns to the Fairfax County Government Center on Oct. 4-5.

Enjoy the best that fall has to offer at the 22nd annual Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

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A Classic Message Play

Providence Players of Fairfax present “Of Mice and Men.”

One of Nobel Prize recipient John Steinbeck’s most acclaimed works, "Of Mice and Men," is coming to the James Lee Community Center Theatre.

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Crafts, Festivals and Dancing

A sampling of local, fun events this fall.

Below is a partial listing of some fun and exciting autumn events happening in the local area:

It’s Almost Time for Fairfax Fall Festival

Crafts, food, music, children’s rides and lumberjacks.

There’s something for everyone at the Fairfax Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 11 (rain date, Oct. 12), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers everything from crafts to food, music, children’s activities, rides, four stages of entertainment and lumberjacks.

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Help Feed Local People

Complete the Circle FoodRaiser is Nov. 9 at Fairfax High.

September is Hunger Action Month, and Our Daily Bread (ODB) and Food for Others are trying to help. They’re seeking community members to form teams, gather food items and come to the Complete the Circle FoodRaiser on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1-2:30 p.m., on Fairfax High’s practice field.

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Burke Family Runs Race for Every Child

The Smith family of Burke – parents Matt and Karen with their children: Avery, 1, Noah, 5, and Carter, 7 - participated in the second annual Race for Every Child to benefit Children's National Health System.

Letter: Poor Site for Recycling Plant

Your article headlined, "Sound Argument," shows the sound reasons this junkyard must be rejected by the City Council. This dispute is not about recycling.

Letter: Action-oriented Leaders

Ed Gillespie's campaign continues to lack substance. I hope that Virginia can see through the empty words and instead vote for the candidate who provides real action and real results – Mark Warner.

War of 1812 – Who Won?

After the British left Washington and Alexandria, their good luck changed. On Sept. 12-14, 1814, the Americans defeated them at Baltimore and on Jan. 8, 1815, defeated them again at New Orleans. Even before the Battle of New Orleans, the British had had enough of the war. In Ghent, Belgium on Dec. 24, 1814, they and American negotiators signed a treaty to end it. The U.S. Senate ratified the treaty, and President Madison signed it on Feb. 16, 1815. The War of 1812 finally was over.