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Opinion: Don’t Honk at Me for Being Cautious

In 2007, a member of my family was nearly killed by a driver who failed to yield on green turning left from Old Keene Mill Road onto Huntsman Boulevard. The driver then claimed to be on Government business at the time and with the help of a Government insurance company seemed to avoid much personal inconvenience despite having caused a terrible accident.

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Camping at Wolf Trap

Area youth experience camping and the outdoors at the National Park.

Camping and camp fires are strictly prohibited on the grounds of the Wolf Trap National Park.

Rachel's Afghan

As an 84-year-old McLean grandmother, I have found that some delightful surprises often come straight out of the blue. When 12 of our 13 grandchildren were born, I knitted each a baby afghan: blue and white ripples for the boys and pink and white for the girls.

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‘Kids Can Be Themselves Here’

Vienna Teen Center celebrates 15th anniversary.

A place to hang out with friends after school, play sports and games, do arts and crafts and just have fun – that’s the Vienna Teen Center. Called Club Phoenix, it’s on the bottom floor of the Vienna Community Center, and it just celebrated its 15th anniversary.

Franklin Sherman to Celebrate Centennial Homecoming Oct. 26

On Oct. 26 Franklin Sherman Elementary in McLean will celebrate Centennial Homecoming. The day begins at 8 a.m. with the Monster Mash Dash – a 5K and family fun run through the streets of McLean.

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Robinson's Freeman Wins Matchup of Standout Goalkeepers

Rams earn regional berth with tournament victory over Centreville.

The Robinson field hockey team defeated Centreville 3-0 on Monday.

QB Holland Carries Titans to Victory

T.C. Williams wins shootout against Lee, 40-38.

T.C. Williams quarterback Darius Holland accounted for five touchdowns against Lee on Oct. 18.

Vienna Realtor to Be Honored

In her effort to break the cycle of poverty for the working poor in the Washington D.C. region, Rosemary Tran Lauer founded the Devotion for Children nonprofit.

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Wakefield Football Earning Respect

Yorktown coach Hanson, players praise Warriors.

The Wakefield football program, which hasn't produced a winning season wince 1983, is 5-2 this season.

Volunteers Needed to Help Virginians Get Covered

Last winter, 2,045 Northern Virginian families were able to get answers about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and enroll in healthcare coverage, thanks to a community-wide investment of nonprofit organizations, local government, foundations and volunteers.

Regional Nonprofit Forum in McLean

The 2014 Gannett Regional Nonprofit Forum will be held on Nov. 6, 7:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Gannett Worldwide Headquarters, 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean.

Connolly to Hold Open Season Workshop for Federal Employees and Retirees

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11) will hold his annual Open Season Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 15 to help federal employees and retirees navigate through the many changes in the 2015 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans, dental and vision insurance programs, and flexible spending accounts. The federal government’s Open Season runs from Nov. 10 through Dec. 8.

Pileated Woodpecker Wins Reston Bird Contest

Friends of Reston have announced that out of five birds nominated to be the official bird of Reston, one has received the most votes. In an election conducted online and by paper ballot, 2,748 total votes were counted and verified.

Fighting Human Trafficking

On Oct. 7, Susan Kirk, of Justice Ventures International (JVI), spoke at the McLean Woman’s Club’s monthly meeting on its programs to end human trafficking in India, China and elsewhere, including the U.S. The areas JVI focuses on are forced prostitution, labor trafficking, extortion and other types of enslavement of vulnerable peoples.

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‘The President’s Own’ Perform in McLean

The President’s Own” United States Marine String Quartet performed to an enthusiastic audience of fourth through sixth graders and their teachers at Churchill Road Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Comes to McLean

One of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, New York’s Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, will perform “The Soul of Flamenco” for a single night at The Alden in McLean. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Tickets are $30, $20 for McLean tax district residents. The Alden is housed in the McLean Community Center, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

Column: Energy Plan Moves Virginia in Right Direction

Governor Terry McAuliffe had two interesting supporters speak at his press conference on Virginia’s latest Energy Plan—the heads of the state Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. Both endorsed his update of the state’s Energy Plan as a step in the right direction.

Letter: Changing Status Quo

Letter to the Editor

“She is a caring person.” “Barbara takes the time to address the issues that affect female veterans.” Barbara has a “personal touch.”

Letter: Not ‘Holding the Line’

Letter to the Editor

Here we are a mere two weeks away from the election for the 10th Congressional District and the mainstream press is reliably ignoring John Foust’s long tax hiking record. Since being a Supervisor in Fairfax County, John Foust has voted for every single tax hike presented to him.

Letter: A Price of Obamacare

Letter to the Editor

What's in a number? When someone throws out a number, what does that really mean? If someone says, for example, 250,000 people have had their insurance canceled on them in Virginia because of Obamacare, what does that mean?