Stories for December 2011

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Tuesday, December 20

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Building on Mars at Kent Gardens

Sixth graders design community on Mars.

“Precise” is not a word that sixth graders typically use. But the word pops up often when speaking to sixth graders from Jay Crowell’s class at Kent Gardens Elementary.

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Area Rotarians Help Homestretch, Homeless

A $10,527 grant to help start a preschool program.

Rotary Clubs from McLean, Alexandria, Bailey’s Crossroads, Burke, Fairfax, Falls Church, Reston, Rosslyn/Fort Myer, Tysons and Vienna have teamed this year to partner with Homestretch, a nonprofit which serves Fairfax County and provides transitional housing to homeless families.

Friday, December 16

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Fire Station Holds Onto History

Firefighters repair historic bell in front of station.

For more than 50 years, the original Great Falls fire station housed the men and women of the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

Wednesday, December 14

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Column: Intact or Abstract

How does one not become consumed with something that is all-consuming? Moreover, how does that same one take certain information in stride that potentially is anything but stride-worthy?