Stories for June 2011

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Thursday, June 30

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Wednesday, June 29

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Entertainment

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Entertainment

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Tuesday, June 28

A Spring To Remember for Chantilly, Centreville Area Teams

Wildcats reach region girls' soccer semifinals; Chantilly boys lacrosse, Westfield softball both capture region crowns.

A Spring To Remember for Chantilly, Centreville Area Teams

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

A Spring To Remember for Chantilly, Centreville Area Teams

Wildcats reach region girls' soccer semifinals; Chantilly boys lacrosse, Westfield softball both capture region crowns.

A Spring To Remember for Chantilly, Centreville Area Teams

Rare Birds Indeed

Hub Theatre stages world premiere of comedy written by NPR’s Marc Acito.

Rare Birds Indeed

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

A Sports Spring To Remember for Burke-Area Teams

Stallions reached baseball state finals, Woodson girls earned region soccer crown.

A Sports Spring To Remember for Burke-Area Teams

Rare Birds Indeed

Hub Theatre stages world premiere of comedy written by NPR’s Marc Acito.

Rare Birds Indeed

A Sports Spring To Remember for Burke-Area Teams

Stallions reached baseball state finals, Woodson girls earned region soccer crown.

A Sports Spring To Remember for Burke-Area Teams

Thursday, June 23

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Monday, June 20

Burke, Fairfax Calendar

Burke, Fairfax Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Springfield Calendar

Burke, Fairfax Calendar

Burke, Fairfax Calendar

Burke, Fairfax Bulletin Board

Burke, Fairfax Bulletin Board

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Springfield Bulletin

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Springfield Bulletin

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton,Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton,Springfield Calendar

Burke, Fairfax Calendar

Burke, Fairfax Calendar

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

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Fairfax Station, Lorton,Springfield Calendar

Wednesday, June 15

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Tuesday, June 14

Champions, Again

Champions, Again

McLean Wins State Soccer Crown

Highlanders come from behind to shock Cox in girls’ soccer finals.

McLean Wins State Soccer Crown

Hayfield’s Stewart Leads Northern Region to Win

Quarterback scores a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Hayfield’s Stewart Leads Northern Region to Win

Madison Garners State Lacrosse Crown

Warhawks defeat Vienna rival Oakton in title game.

Madison Garners State Lacrosse Crown

Stallions Stymied in State Finals

South County, averaging more than 10 runs per contest, manages three in state final loss.

Stallions Stymied in State Finals

Another Title for Mount Vernon Golfers

Another Title for Mount Vernon Golfers

Mount Vernon Coach Wells Leads Northern Region D in Win

Northern Region wins Region Rumble all-star football game.

Mount Vernon Coach Wells Leads Northern Region D in Win

Champions, Again

Champions, Again

Third State Crown Establishes Saxon Dynasty

Langley boys win third straight state lacrosse championship.

Third State Crown Establishes Saxon Dynasty

Bruins’ Strong Postseason Ends with State Semifinals Loss

Lake Braddock boys were Northern Region soccer champs this spring.

Bruins’ Strong Postseason Ends with State Semifinals Loss

Hayfield’s Stewart Leads Northern Region to Win

Quarterback scores a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Hayfield’s Stewart Leads Northern Region to Win

Chargers' Quest for Another State Crown Falls Short

Chantilly's outstanding postseason ends with state finals loss to Langley.

Chargers' Quest for Another State Crown Falls Short

Madison Garners State Lacrosse Crown

Warhawks defeat Vienna rival Oakton in title game.

Madison Garners State Lacrosse Crown

Chargers' Quest for Another State Crown Falls Short

Chantilly's outstanding postseason ends with state finals loss to Langley.

Chargers' Quest for Another State Crown Falls Short

Another Title for Mount Vernon Golfers

Another Title for Mount Vernon Golfers

Mount Vernon Coach Wells Leads Northern Region D in Win

Northern Region wins Region Rumble all-star football game.

Mount Vernon Coach Wells Leads Northern Region D in Win

Stallions Stymied in State Finals

South County, averaging more than 10 runs per contest, manages three in state final loss.

Stallions Stymied in State Finals

TC Well Represented at Region Rumble

Seven Titans play for Northern Region, which beats Northwest Region.

TC Well Represented at Region Rumble

Wakefield’s Leavell Plays in Region Rumble Football Game

Former football, wrestling standout helps Northern Region to victory.

Wakefield’s Leavell Plays in Region Rumble Football Game

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

TC Crew Finishes Strong in 2011

TC takes home multiple medals in final two regattas.

TC Crew Finishes Strong in 2011

Third State Crown Establishes Saxon Dynasty

Langley boys win third straight state lacrosse championship.

Third State Crown Establishes Saxon Dynasty

Bruins’ Strong Postseason Ends with State Semifinals Loss

Lake Braddock boys were Northern Region soccer champs this spring.

Bruins’ Strong Postseason Ends with State Semifinals Loss

McLean Wins State Soccer Crown

Highlanders come from behind to shock Cox in girls’ soccer finals.

McLean Wins State Soccer Crown

Monday, June 13

Gibb, D'Amico To Wed

Weddings & Engagements

Gibb, D'Amico To Wed

Thursday, June 9

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Wednesday, June 8

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

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Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Tuesday, June 7

Stallions Slug Their Way Past Nansemond River

South County, in state playoff baseball win, overcomes five-run deficit to move into Friday’s state semifinals.

Stallions Slug Their Way Past Nansemond River

Highlander Girls Fall in Finals to Woodson, 1-0

Cavaliers' early goal in soccer region title game holds up.

Highlander Girls Fall in Finals to Woodson, 1-0

Strong Start Not Enough for Lake Braddock

Bruins fall to South County in region baseball final

Strong Start Not Enough for Lake Braddock

Oakton Softball Makes Strong Showing at Regionals

Cougars reach semifinals before falling to Westfield.

Oakton Softball Makes Strong Showing at Regionals

Centreville Soccer Rally Falls Short in Region Playoff Loss

Wildcat girls score two goals after falling behind by four in semifinals match versus McLean.

Centreville Soccer Rally Falls Short in Region Playoff Loss

Six-Run Fourth Propels South County to Region Title

Bondurant, Frazier homer in momentum-shifting frame.

Six-Run Fourth Propels South County to Region Title

Strong Region Title Run Falls Just Short for Langley Boys

Saxons lose well played region soccer finals game to Lake Braddock, 2-1.

Strong Region Title Run Falls Just Short for Langley Boys

Westfield Softball Captures Northern Region Title

Several Bulldogs come up with clutch hits.

Westfield Softball Captures Northern Region Title

Woodson Girls Bring Home the Region Soccer Crown

Havard’s early goal in soccer title game holds up.

Woodson Girls Bring Home the Region Soccer Crown

McLean Softball Finishes Region Runner-Up

Highlanders won states last year after suffering same regional fate

McLean Softball Finishes Region Runner-Up

Lake Braddock Boys Upend Saxons in Region Soccer Finals

Bruins, following Langley second half score, answer with two goals of their own in 2-1 title game victory.

Lake Braddock Boys Upend Saxons in Region Soccer Finals

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Chantilly's Region Playoff Soccer Run Stopped by Woodson

Cavaliers score three second half goals in semifinals contest.

Chantilly's Region Playoff Soccer Run Stopped by Woodson

McLean Girls Reach Region Girls' Soccer Finals

Highlanders score first four goals on way to semifinals victory over Centreville.

McLean Girls Reach Region Girls' Soccer Finals

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Strong Start Not Enough for Lake Braddock

Bruins fall to South County in region baseball final

Strong Start Not Enough for Lake Braddock

Oakton Softball Makes Strong Showing at Regionals

Cougars reach semifinals before falling to Westfield.

Oakton Softball Makes Strong Showing at Regionals

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Six-Run Fourth Propels South County to Region Title

Bondurant, Frazier homer in momentum-shifting frame.

Six-Run Fourth Propels South County to Region Title

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Bulletin Board

Strong Region Title Run Falls Just Short for Langley Boys

Saxons lose well played region soccer finals game to Lake Braddock, 2-1.

Strong Region Title Run Falls Just Short for Langley Boys

Royals Draft South County Pitcher Beal

Stallions' ace was 246th player chosen.

Royals Draft South County Pitcher Beal

Westfield Softball Captures Northern Region Title

Several Bulldogs come up with clutch hits.

Westfield Softball Captures Northern Region Title

McLean Softball Finishes Region Runner-Up

Highlanders won states last year after suffering same regional fate

McLean Softball Finishes Region Runner-Up

Woodson Girls Bring Home the Region Soccer Crown

Havard’s early goal in soccer title game holds up.

Woodson Girls Bring Home the Region Soccer Crown

Lake Braddock Boys Upend Saxons in Region Soccer Finals

Bruins, following Langley second half score, answer with two goals of their own in 2-1 title game victory.

Lake Braddock Boys Upend Saxons in Region Soccer Finals

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Chantilly's Region Playoff Soccer Run Stopped by Woodson

Cavaliers score three second half goals in semifinals contest.

Chantilly's Region Playoff Soccer Run Stopped by Woodson

Youthful Stallions Have Bright Future

South County’s season ends against McLean in regional semifinals.

Youthful Stallions Have Bright Future

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

TC Grad Kilby Plays First Home Game for Aces

Alexandria rally falls short against Southern Maryland.

TC Grad Kilby Plays First Home Game for Aces

McLean Girls Reach Region Girls' Soccer Finals

Highlanders score first four goals on way to semifinals victory over Centreville.

McLean Girls Reach Region Girls' Soccer Finals

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Royals Draft South County Pitcher Beal

Stallions' ace was 246th player chosen.

Royals Draft South County Pitcher Beal

Youthful Stallions Have Bright Future

South County’s season ends against McLean in regional semifinals.

Youthful Stallions Have Bright Future

Highlander Girls Fall in Finals to Woodson, 1-0

Cavaliers' early goal in soccer region title game holds up.

Highlander Girls Fall in Finals to Woodson, 1-0

Centreville Soccer Rally Falls Short in Region Playoff Loss

Wildcat girls score two goals after falling behind by four in semifinals match versus McLean.

Centreville Soccer Rally Falls Short in Region Playoff Loss

Stallions Slug Their Way Past Nansemond River

South County, in state playoff baseball win, overcomes five-run deficit to move into Friday’s state semifinals.

Stallions Slug Their Way Past Nansemond River

W-L Suffers Season-Ending Overtime Loss

Generals finish with 16-2-1 record.

W-L Suffers Season-Ending Overtime Loss

Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Monday, June 6

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Friday, June 3

Fraedrich Nets Region Title Game-Winner for Bruins

Meanwhile, Woodson girls prevail in title game win over McLean.

Fraedrich Nets Region Title Game-Winner for Bruins

Fraedrich Nets Region Title Game-Winner for Bruins

Meanwhile, Woodson girls prevail in title game win over McLean.

Fraedrich Nets Region Title Game-Winner for Bruins

Thursday, June 2

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

W.T. Woodson, McLean Reach Region Girls’ Soccer Finals

Teams will meet in title game Friday night at Madison High School.

W.T. Woodson, McLean Reach Region Girls’ Soccer Finals

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

W.T. Woodson, McLean Reach Region Girls’ Soccer Finals

Teams will meet in title game Friday night at Madison High School.

W.T. Woodson, McLean Reach Region Girls’ Soccer Finals

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Burke & Fairfax Calendar

Joining the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Dawn Turton commits to being at least “a part of the solution.”

Dawn Turton, a member of the Commonwealth Baptist Church in Alexandria and a Springfield resident, was among 130 citizens from over 30 states who visited Capitol Hill on April 11 to spotlight human trafficking.

Student Makes Difference for ALIVE! House

Samantha (Sammy) Rebecca Archer, a middle school student at St. Stephens & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, wanted to make a difference for those less fortunate, and she knew just how to do it. She encouraged guests invited to her Bat Mitzvah to donate to a local charity. Sammy asked her neighbors to give her some ideas. Many of them encouraged her to look at ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically), an organization that provides services to families in need in Alexandria.

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Fresh Uncertainty

New insurance requirements puts two farmers markets in a state of limbo.

The tomatoes aren’t the only bumper crop at the farmers’ market this year. Liability insurance has also blossomed in recent months, creating a fresh sense of uncertainty at two Alexandria farmers markets.

PLTI Program Celebrates Five Years

More than 100 supporters gathered for a benefit May 19 at Convergence to celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria, an organization that teaches leadership building skills focusing on the advocacy of children.

Viviani from Arlington Wins Third Annual Earth Day 5K

On a cool April morning, 625 runners laced up their sneakers and put on their favorite "green" themed t-shirts to run the Earth Day 5K in Silver Spring, Md. The annual race is sponsored by Pacers Events and money raised through registration supports The Nature Conservancy and Oyster Recovery Partnership’s work to restore oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

Bull Run Celebrates Literacy with ‘Read Under the Stars’

Bull Run Elementary School families and staff enjoyed a fun evening as they celebrated reading together on May 9 with "Read Under the Stars." Community firefighters from Fire

Cinco de Mayo

CareFirst makes $96,500 grant for ANSHI dental program.

Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota showroom was once again the site of the annual Cinco de Mayo fundraiser and silent auction benefitting Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, which used the May 12 occasion to recognize CareFirst for its financial support in awarding a $96,500 grant to help increase access to dental care for uninsured patients.

Kilmer’s Science Olympians

Kilmer Middle Sets Bar High

Fifteen students, one state championship and six medals at Nationals. Kilmer Middle School’s Division B Science Olympiad team has set their bar with the past year’s achievements.

Dulles Rail in Crisis?

Rising costs, station choice and ideology sew discord rolling into Phase 2.

In the space of two months, the handling of the Dulles rail project by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority has come under a major legal attack, a challenge by a senior member of Congress, the angry criticism of the governor of Virginia and has outraged the members of the Fairfax and Loudoun Boards of Supervisors.

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Civil War Looms Large at Cemetery

The first burial took place in June 1861: Corporal Allen Greely, from Bravo Company of the Vermont Infantry.

Cavaliers Sign on Dotted Line

Twenty-nine athletes at W.T. Woodson High sign papers to play college sports.

On Thursday morning, May 26, 29 senior athletes of W.T. Woodson High School signed on to 22 colleges in 12 different sports, completing the final task of accepting a college's recruitment to play for their new school while studying in higher education.

Keeping Streets Safe

Sgt. David Green Jr. recognized for impaired driving enforcement.

After a promotion in Dec. 2008, Arlington Police Officer David Green Jr. quickly found his niche when it came to getting intoxicated drivers off the street. After he was promoted to sergeant of the midnight patrols section, his responsibilities included managing administrative duties for his squad as well as managing the DUI and Alcohol Safety Action Program for the entire department.

The Issue Was Sex

Burke comedienne presents frank, funny discussion in her show ‘Sex Rules!’

Sex Rules! At least according to Maria Falzone. Falzone is a Burke comedienne, who is breaking down the barriers to promote an open dialogue about safe sex and empower women with her show, “Sex Rules!”

Improvements Slated for Fairfax County Parkway

North Loop widened to ease bottleneck.

As traffic continues to swell on the stretch of the Fairfax County Parkway from Fort Belvoir to the intersection at Rolling Road, local drivers like Christine Wells often get caught up in the traffic snarls and bottlenecks trying to access the “North Loop” that drivers need to take to stay on the parkway as they head west.

Great Falls Honors Those Who Serve

Freedom Memorial hosts annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

Langley senior Matthew Goudreau knows all about being in a military family. His mother was in the Navy and his brother is currently serving in the Marines on the USS Enterprise. So when the Thomas a Beckett Youth Choir and Ensemble, of which Goudreau is a member, was asked to perform at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial for Memorial Day, he was more than willing.

When Iris Eyes Are Smiling

Vienna garden highlights 350 iris hybrids.

In front of a house sitting on a shady road off Vale Road are chairs facing the roadway. Not just any chairs but colorful wood high-backed chairs with holes in the seat. In these holes are planters and in the planters are flowers and greenery. That’s the first sign that this is no ordinary home and an even less than ordinary yard.

Wednesday, June 1

Meet Comedian Jeff Dye

Meet Comedian Jeff Dye

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Meet Comedian Jeff Dye

Meet Comedian Jeff Dye

Orange Line Connection

Orange Line Connection

Orange Line Connection

Orange Line Connection

Dream Comes True At Town Center

Reston Town Center hosts fantasy wedding.

Reston Town Center was the site of a fantasy wedding for Philip Laster and Mindi Walker May 29, as local businesses contributed to helping the couple start off on the right foot. As the winners of a contest held around Valentines Day, Laster and Walker got a chance to enjoy the best of what Reston Town Center could offer.

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Emission Ambition

County sets goal to reduce carbon emissions by 10.4 metric tons over the next 40 years.

Arlington County has a new goal to slash carbon emissions. But the first-ever community energy plan unanimously adopted last month imposes no mandates or penalties if residents and business fail to clean up their act. And it doesn’t set any money aside for strategic investments.