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Forestville Elementary School Students Bring History to Life in Great Falls

Fourth-grade students at Forestville Elementary School were up to something that had their parents flocking to their classrooms last Friday morning, Feb. 17.

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Tasting Wine for Great Falls Community Causes

The Celebrate Great Falls Foundation will host its annual Winter Wine Tasting on Saturday, March 4, from 7-10 p.m. at the River Bend Golf & Country Club on Walker Road.

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Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Presents Donation to Artemis House Shelter

Great Falls Friends & Neighbors (GFFN) has announced that their annual White House Ornament sales for the 2016 holiday season raised $6,600 for Artemis House, Fairfax County’s only 24-hour domestic violence shelter.

Wandering Dogs of Great Falls

Despite invisible and physical fences, Great Falls dogs seem to be very successful in their search for adventure beyond their yards.

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McLean Mansion Engulfed by Fire

A fire destroyed a mansion at 818 Turkey Run Road on Saturday, Feb. 18.

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Dance Instructor Arrested

Chase Clark Peklo, 19, of Sterling was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 16, for carnal knowledge of children between 13 and 15 years of age and five counts of possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation and facilitation of child pornography, according to police.

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A Bundle of Love

Shadow is a 9-month-old Lab mix, rescued from Homeward Trails in May.

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Sisterhood of the Salaam Shalom Brings Communities Together

Local unity vigil draws a crowd from all over the Metro area.

America the Beautiful greeted all who entered the Sisterhood of the Salaam Shalom Unity Vigil on Feb. 16, 2017, at Temple Rodef Shalom in McLean.

Fairfax County NAACP Hosting Community Gathering

The NAACP of Fairfax County is hosting a community and Black History Month commemoration on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Springfield: Bodily Remains Discovered Near Industrial Park, Death Ruled Homicide

Fairfax County Police Major Crimes detectives were assisting another jurisdiction in looking for a missing teenage girl when they discovered human remains on Feb. 11 in the 7100 block of Wimsatt Road in Springfield.

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Lorton: Fire Extinguished at Waste Facility

Covanta spokesperson James Regan said one Fairfax County Fire engine remained at the Covanta Fairfax Waste to Energy Facility on Furnace Road in Lorton to assist with the process of removing waste from the refuse pit and tipping floor, to ensure all the hot spots are doused. A two-alarm blaze began there Thursday evening, Feb. 2.

Letter to the Editor: Riding/Boarding Stable Definition Changes: Citizen Vigilance Now Necessary

On Feb. 14, the Board of Supervisors voted to change the definition of riding/boarding stables and to add teaching horseback riding to the list of allowable Home Occupations not needing a Special Permit.

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Having a Great Time with Cali

Joey Collins and Stephanie Gaibler of Great Falls with their dog Cali.

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Wildfire’s Chef Enjoys Creativity Part of His Job at Tysons Galleria

Meet Wildfire’s new sous chef Jeffrey Katz.

Seriously ready to tackle just about any cooking challenge or recipe calamity, Wildfire’s new sous chef Jeffrey Katz comes to this Tysons Galleria hot destination, Wildfire.

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Vienna's Stuart Mill Road Closures Feb. 22-24

Stuart Mill Road (Route 669) between Colt Run Road and Bridge Hill Lane will be closed to through traffic Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 24, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. each day for stormwater pipe replacement, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Fairfax County Names First Independent Police Auditor

Richard G. Schott, a 27-year veteran of the FBI, was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to be Fairfax County’s first-ever independent police auditor.

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Church as a Family in Vienna

The First Baptist Church of Vienna celebrates 150th birthday this year.

If you’ve ever heard a powerful sermon, it would be inside a sleepy church on the corner of Nutley and Orchard St. NW neighborhood in Vienna.

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Giving Back at Madison High

As part of their year-long “Warhawks Give Back” campaign, Madison High School hosted a Snow Ball in February to raise money for the Children’s National Health System.

Hunter Mill Community Summit to Be Held March 4

On Saturday, March 4, the Hunter Mill District Community Summit will take place at the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon.

Streetscape Project to Beautify Great Falls

Celebrate Great Falls (CGF) has launched its Streetscape Project in coordination with the Great Falls Garden Club.