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Robinson Football Improves to 3-0 with Win Over Rival Lake Braddock

Rams build 19-0 lead, hold on to beat 'contender.'

Lake Braddock improved to 3-0 with a 19-17 win over Lake Braddock on Friday.

Local Real Estate: July, 2014 Top Sales in Great Falls and McLean

In July 2014, 16 Great Falls homes sold between $2,200,000-$512,500, and 116 homes sold between $3,022,000-$188,000 in the McLean and Falls Church area.

Local Real Estate: July, 2014 Top Sales in Great Falls and McLean

Potomac Real Estate: Top Sales in July 2014

In July 2014, 63 Potomac homes sold between $2,580,000-$284,900.

Potomac Real Estate: Top Sales in July 2014

Alexandria Real Estate: Top Sales in July 2014

In July 2014, 233 Alexandria homes sold between $2,575,000-$85,000.

Alexandria Real Estate: Top Sales in July 2014

Arlington Real Estate: Top Sales in July 2014

In July 2014, 281 Arlington homes sold between $2,000,000-$125,000.

Arlington Real Estate: Top Sales in July 2014

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Gas Station Runs Backpack Drive

You may have noticed the sign “You Pump We Donate: Back to School Backpack Drive for Area Kids,” in front of the Cardinal Plaza Shell gas station on Old Keene Mill Road.

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U.S. Army Chorus to Perform at Springfield Church

In celebration of the Westwood Baptist Church's 50th Anniversary in 2014, The U.S. Army Chorus presents a fun evening of music from its varied repertoire featuring tunes from the last five decades at Westwood Baptist Church, 8200 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The concert is free, and everyone is invited.

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First Friday in Clifton Pairs Wine and Arts

The Clifton Wine Shop held its monthly First Friday Wine and Art Sept. 5 by pairing the art of D.C. Artist Tina Palmer with the wines of Spain.

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Laurel Hill Holds Member Championship Tournament

Laurel Hill Golf Course held it's 8th Annual Member Championship Tournament Sept. 6 and 7. This two-day golf challenge was attended by 20 Laurel Hill members who were divided into three levels of play based on individual handicaps.

‘Nevermore’ at Workhouse Arts Center

Pandemonium Theatrical Productions presents "Nevermore" at the Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Rosd, Lorton.

Fire Department Expands Service and Equipment for Animal Rescue, Care

The City of Fairfax Fire Department has expanded the range of emergency medical services to include four-legged patients. Responding to a growing need, the department recently acquired specialized equipment and training to care for pets rescued from fires and other emergencies.

Tiny Dancers Named ‘Best Dance Studio’

Tiny Dancers, located near Fairfax City, has been voted Best Dance Studio in the recent annual poll of readers of Washington Family Magazine.

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A New Face at Laurel Ridge

Tonya Cox takes the helm as principal.

Born in Norfolk and raised in the Alexandria part of Fairfax County, Tonya Cox figured she’d either go into education like her mother or ministry like her father. Then, while in college, she substituted for her mother, during spring and summers, and was hooked.

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Hunger for Awareness

Amos Desjardins runs 500 miles for hunger awareness.

Runner Amos Desjardins, of Alexandria, is running 500 miles in Virginia to raise awareness for hunger and food insecurity. Del. David Bulova (D-37) said that he feels fortunate to be able to join him for part of his run through the 37th district.

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Area Schools Celebrate New Beginning

What’s new at Irving Middle, Lake Braddock Secondary and Sangster Elementary?

Rising seventh grade students at Washington Irving Middle School are not the only ones preparing for changes this upcoming school year. “This is the first year that we’re going to teach the Civics and Economic class to all eighth grade students at the honors level,” said Assistant Principal Rick Mondloch in an interview on Aug. 18.

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Full Day Monday Challenges Discussed

The implementation of “full day Mondays” has been anything but easy for area elementary schools. The challenges that Fairfax County Public Schools faced to bring more hours to elementary students’ school year was addressed by Superintendent Karen Garza and several board members during a school board meeting on Sept. 4 at Jackson Middle School.

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Neighbors Feeding Neighbors 5k

Approximately 5 percent of the people who live within Northern Virginia’s boundaries, 90,000 people, struggle with poverty. This is according to local nonprofit Food for Others. Food for Others is creating a 5K to bring Tysons together as a community and raise money through the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Tysons 5k Race held Oct. 19.

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Sustainability Fair Saturday

Children and parents alike can learn how to keep the planet healthy on Saturday. The second annual Northern Virginia Sustainability Fair, an event to get children excited about the Earth’s future, will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Frying Pan Park.

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Portrait of a Graduate Discussed

The heart of the school system’s new strategic plan is closer to being approved. The Fairfax County School Board discussed the five component Portrait of a Graduate - with some asking for a component emphasizing a caring quality - at Monday’s work session.

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Teen Center Preps for Fall

The McLean Teen Center held their Back-to-School Night on Friday to gear students up for fall - and a host of fall activities.

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