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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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Running Back Adusei-Poku to Lead Mount Vernon Offense

Linebackers strength of Majors defense.

Mount Vernon will open the season against Edison on Aug. 28.

T.C. Williams Football Looking to Build on 2013 Playoff Berth

Coach Randolph: Titans lacking senior leadership.

The T.C. Williams football team will open the season against Dunbar on Sept. 6.

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Whitman Football to Expand Passing Game

RB Morton’s graduation means more balanced offense.

Whitman will open the 2014 season on Sept. 5 against Blake.

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Wakefield’s Wilson Working Toward Playing College Football

Q&A: Senior quarterback entering second season with Warriors.

Wakefield quarterback Riley Wilson has a strong desire to play college football.

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Robinson’s Obregon to Play Lax at Maryland

Q&A: Senior is attending her third different high school.

Robinson senior Isabel Obregon is committed to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland

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Langley Lax Standout Duenkel Committed to JMU

Q&A: Junior an all-conference field hockey player, enjoys cooking.

Langley junior Halle Duenkel is committed to play lacrosse at James Madison University.

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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‘Beach Party’ in Great Falls

The piano students of Artstars Studio were excited about learning and practicing music for their "Beach Party" recital held recently. Selections included "Palm Tree Serenade" by Lynn Olson, "Sandcastles" by Martha Mier, and "Moonlit Tides" by Randall Hartsell.

Local Elementary School Artists Exhibit at Starbucks Great Falls

Grab a cup (iced, of course) and enjoy with an erupting volcano, snowcapped peaks, joyful portraits, complicated landscapes and tiny prints.

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McLean Fall Community Flea Market to Be Held Sept. 13

Bargain hunters can find precious treasures and save on a variety of household items at the McLean Fall Community Flea Market. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center, the sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, in the parking garage at 1420 Beverly Road (behind the Giant Shopping Center). Admission to the sale is free.

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Franklin Sherman Elementary Turns 100

McLean schools get ready for new school year.

With summer dwindling to an end and back-to-school commercials overriding television screens, the staff and students of McLean elementary schools are preparing for the start of this upcoming school year.

Editorial: Accountability for Police in Northern Virginia

There is more transparency in the police shooting in Ferguson last week than in police shootings in Northern Virginia.

This is not Ferguson, and tanks do not roll down the streets of Northern Virginia driven by police officers pointing sniper rifles at residents.

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Mural Dedication Held in Herndon

Art mural by Keith Naquin on view at Station Street in Herndon.

Associates and friends of the Council for the Arts of Herndon (CAH) assembled to celebrate the dedication of a mural at the Dominion Animal Hospital at 795 Station Street in Herndon. The mural, painted by former Herndon High School art teacher Keith Naquin, is a 95-foot long piece of art, and was commissioned by the CAH. Almost 100 persons attended the outdoor dedication ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 17.

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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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Learning and Having Fun with LEGOs

Camp teaches children engineering principles.

Sure, LEGOs are great to play with, just for fun. But they can also be used to teach children real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture.

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