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Elementary Schools Prepare for New School Year

As the beginning of the school year approaches and teachers return to their classrooms, principals and administrators are busy organizing and planning to ensure a successful start of the year.

Cycle Fest Set for Sept. 14

The community is invited to the 5th Annual Northern Virginia Cycle Fest ride on Sunday, Sept. 14. Cycle Fest benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA).

Greenspring Packs 250 Bags for Back-to-School Event

During the week of Aug. 11, the Human Resources department at Greenspring retirement community hosted a “Back-to-School” event.

Foster Parents Needed

For more than 114 years, United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) has empowered children, their families, and the community.

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A Successful Season for the Tritons

The Laurel Hill Tritons capped off another successful season by winning their 4th NVSL Division Championship in nine years with a record of 4-1 and securing a three way tie for first place.

Week in Fairfax

Weekly happenings in Fairfax.

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Brian Wilk Wins FoodRaiser Art Contest

Fairfax-based charities Our Daily Bread (ODB) and Food for Others (FFO) have announced the winner of its third annual Complete the Circle Art Contest. Fairfax City resident and James Madison University student Brian Wilk’s design was chosen from a host of images submitted by community members as the design that hundreds of participants will turn into a “living picture,” photographed from high above by Art for the Sky’s Daniel Dancer on the practice field at Fairfax High School, on the afternoon of Nov. 9, 2014.

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Kindergartners Explore Providence Elementary

Providence Elementary held an orientation on Aug. 14 for incoming kindergartners.

Area Teachers, Programs Honored

Three Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) teachers and the Technology and Engineering Education program at Fairfax High School have been recognized for excellence by the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA).

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Around the World in One Day

Greenspring focuses on culture and heritage with Diversity Expo.

On Thursday, July 31, Greenspring hosted the 4th Annual Diversity Expo at the Springfield retirement community. The event, spearheaded by the community’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, provided for an eclectic cultural experience with international foods, clothing, food, music and dance.

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Wake Up Call

Dressed in green and gold and bursting with energy, George Mason University alumna and Washington, D.C. television news reporter Angie Goff woke up the City of Fairfax starting at 4:30 on Aug. 14 with live broadcasts near George Mason's main campus that aired on the NBC affiliate News4.

Recognized for ‘Exceptional Success’

Sales Associate Youssef Zeroual of the Weichert, Realtors Burke/Fairfax Station office was recognized for his exceptional industry success during the month of July, Bruce L. Green, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced.

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Town Council Considers Zoning Amendment

It may be easier for businesses to open their dream office space in the future near Herndon’s impending Silver Line Metro station. The Herndon Town Council unanimously approved to consider an amendment to the Landmark Business Overlay District to change the requirements and regulations at the Aug. 12 meeting.

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Freezing for a Good Cause

Cold water or cash? That was the question about 20 residents were forced to make Saturday for a charity challenge making its rounds through the nation.

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Lake Anne Jazz Festival on Aug. 30

Lake Anne’s Jazz and Blues festival has grown a lot since it started eight years ago. The free festival, which features D.C. - area world class musicians, local wine and beer as well as temporary public art, will take place Aug. 30 from 2 to 8 p.m.

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Super H 5K Funds Paraplegic Rehabilitation

Harry Freedman wear his baseball cap low over his eyes. He speaks quietly, recounting the accident that made him start a 5K eleven years ago. It was just another day of work for him at Auto Recyclers of Leesburg until an 18 ton front loader backed up onto him, crushing his leg.

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Curator Program Study Being Finalized

Historic homes that have been abandoned - and perhaps lost their original charm - could have a second chance to return to their former glory. Fairfax County Parks Authority is currently finalizing a resident Curator Program Implementation Study that would allow anyone with the time, money and expertise, to live in a historic place in order to fix it up.

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FCPS Inducts 1,200 New Teachers

“Great Beginnings” program at South County High School prepares new and transferring teachers for their first week.

As summer vacation in Fairfax County winds down, the hallways and classrooms at South County High school are already buzzing. Beginning Aug. 18, roughly 1,200 new and returning teachers — as well as those new to the school system — took part in a week-long induction program called “Great Beginnings: The Next Generation.”

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‘It’s Nice to Shop Outdoors’

Farmers Market at Government Center is a hit with the customers.

Whether customers are looking for juicy peaches, ripe tomatoes, coconut cupcakes or homemade ice cream, they’ll find all those things and more at the farmers market at the Fairfax County Government Center.

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Getting Drenched to Help Others

The Ice Bucket Challenge has a simple premise, but it’s doing a great deal of good. To raise money to fight ALS, people all over the country have been making videos of themselves getting buckets of ice water dumped on their heads.

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