Stories for January 2018

Stories for January 2018

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Wednesday, January 31

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Reston Camp Expo Draws Nearly 500 People

Local area families flock to Reston Community Center to find out-of-school and summer camps for children, youth, and teens.

Commentary: Best Place to Live

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Lake Anne Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint

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Nominations Sought for Herndon Volunteer Appreciation Awards

Three Award Categories offered; nominations close March 2, 2018.

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Maude in Herndon Honored

Celebrated as an award winner in the category Salon Culture by Salon Today.

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Red Kimono Opens in Downtown Herndon

Restaurant offers authentic Japanese & Korean food and features top-notch head sushi chef.

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Possible Remedy in Sight for Herndon High School Students Parking

Will the ordinance be amended?

Independent Progressive: Turning Over More Stones at RA

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A Tribute in Potomac to Captain Brian Matthew ‘Bubba’ Bunting

Bullis hosts third annual wrestling tournament to honor alum.

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Nature: Winter Owls in our Midst in Great Falls

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When the Going Gets Rough in Montgomery County

How to report potholes as they make their annual appearance on local roads.

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From Hubble to Cherrydale

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Short Bridge, Big Compatibility Issues in Arlington

A bridge park with no bridge.

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Counting the Homeless in Arlington

Point in Time count identifies street homeless.

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‘It’s a Two-fer’ in Arlington

Mothers and daughters, mothers and sons get healthy together while benefitting Thrive.

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A Mutual Admiration Society in Arlington

Zoe performs tricks and gets hugs in return.

Tuesday, January 30

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In the Kitchen in Alexandria: Meet Chef Cruz

Vola's Dockside Grill & Hi-Tide Lounge

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Karig Estates Appeal Rejected

Lack of legal foundation undermines neighbors’ appeal.

State of Gangs in Alexandria

Task force reviews gang-related crimes.

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‘What Do You Stand For?’

Nationally renowned evangelical implores churches to lead racial healing.

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‘Good Project on a Challenging Site’ in Alexandria

City Council weighs trade-offs in approving church’s affordable housing project.

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Out on a Limb in Alexandria

Caring for Alexandria’s trees in winter.

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Alexandria Chamber Welcomes Kinneman as New Board Chairman

Bringing people together.

Commentary: Resurrection: A Cautionary Tale

Churches doing affordable housing not a sign of social health.

Commentary: Punishment Should Fit the Crime

Joining ACPS Hall of Fame

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Under the Same Roof in Alexandria

New Lee-Fendall tour examines the life of slaves and servants throughout the home’s history.

Monday, January 29

Commentary: Much To Do — with Many New Faces

Commentary: Progress on Transportation Safety

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Commentary: Resolve to Get Involved in 2018

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GMU Professor on Cutting Edge of Lyme Disease

Lyme Innovation Team with goal to make disease easy to diagnose wins $5,000 in Hackathon.

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Heaven for All Chocolate Lovers in Fairfax

Fairfax’s 26th annual festival is Feb. 2-4.

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Inspiring Performance in Fairfax

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra inspiring next generation of music makers and music lovers.

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World-renowned Dance Troupe Comes to Fairfax

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo coming to Center for the Arts.

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Good Shepherd Players Stages ‘Joseph’ in Burke

Church of the Good Shepherd presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

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What’s on Horizon for Sully District?

Supervisor Kathy Smith talks land use and transportation.

Hit-Run Driver Is Jailed after Plea

Nguyen convicted of crash killing woman, 37.

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Four One-Act Plays in Vienna

Vienna Theatre Company presents “Eclectic, Essential…Relationships.”

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Dining: Sunflower Offers Tempting Treats in Vienna

Review: Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant

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Where Fun Meets Fitness in Great Falls

RTR Pilates debuts.

Sunday, January 28

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Talent on Display at Saxon Stage in McLean

Langley High drama students present four “one-acts.”

Saturday, January 27

Friday, January 26

Poetry Corner

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‘The Color Orange’ in Reston Promotes Understanding and Friendship

A different way to look at race, racism, and ways we can get along.

Commentary: A Matter of Style

Researching Lost Towns of Fairfax County

Herndon Historical Society looks at what happened to Colchester, Matildaville, and Wiehle.

Thursday, January 25

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Supporting Second Story

Love Herndon Virginia and Jade Philanthropy Society organize and participate in the service opportunity.

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C&O Canal Park Repairs Underway

Year-long project affects canal.

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Hail to the Chief in Cabin John Park

Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department installs county’s first female fire chief.

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Har Shalom Players To Present ‘The Secret Garden’ in Potomac

Working together like a family.

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Naked Truth About Strip Searches at Traffic Stops

Northern Virginia Democrat advocates for strip searches to combat opioid crisis.

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Promoting Safe Bicycling in Fairfax County

Cycling advocacy group hosts county law enforcement reps at monthly meeting.

Opinion: Editorial: What’s Wrong with This Picture?

Male, 60 percent; female 40 percent; less than 2 percent poor; less than 2 percent African American; less than 2 percent Latino.

Wednesday, January 24

Commentary: First Week in Richmond

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Local Women March with Tens of Thousands on Mall

Themes for march range from Russian interference in election to sexual harassment.

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Two Entrances; One Community in Arlington

Parents of students with disabilities protest divisions in Wilson school design.

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All Aboard for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in Arlington

TAP presents Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Anonymous Donation in Arlington

A $7,000 donation starts a scholarship program for Arlingtonians seeking citizenship.

Commentary: Long View on Legislative Proposals

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Little Theatre of Alexandria Presents ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Turn-of-the-century musical of family who adopts a "boy" who is really a girl.

Chamber of Commerce: Working Together For Tomorrow’s Alexandria

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Homeless Dogs and Cats Find Open Hearts in Alexandria

AWLA gives neighboring shelter “space to breathe.”

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Old Town Alexandria Basilica

Oldest Catholic Church in Virginia receives special designation.

Tuesday, January 23

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in Alexandria

Alexandrians old and young come together to celebrate national icon.

Water Main Break Affects Duke Street in Alexandria

Commentary: Working with a Full Agenda in Richmond

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Stuffing the Bus in Mount Vernon

About 31 boxes of food and $200 collected for United Community Ministries.

Points of Light Foundation Honors Mackie-Smith

RSVP Northern Virginia volunteer named Points of Light award recipient.

Commentary: A Year for Progress? And Medicaid Expansion?

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‘Affordability’ vs. ‘Sustainability’ in Alexandria

Advisory group considers challenges to preserving public housing stock.

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Monday, January 22

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‘The Budget Tells a Story’ in Alexandria

School Board delays CIP vote to hone language, tell a more accurate story.

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Dancefest 2018 to Celebrate Northern Virginia Dance at George Mason University

Two days of juried dance performances at GMU.

Poetry Corner

Commentary: Looking Back While Planning for the Future

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Therapeutic Riding to Expand in Clifton Area

Groundbreaking ceremony for new facilities for Clifton-based program.

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Richmond Diary: Assembly Begins to Reflect Diversity of Virginia

Del. Kathy Tran (D-42) writes a diary of her first week at the Virginia General Assembly session in Richmond.

Commentary: Full Agenda in Richmond

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Teaching Children ‘It’s OK to be Different’ in Fairfax

Fairfax Academy’s Musical Theatre presents ‘Honk!’

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‘Making Healthy Eating Easy and Accessible’ in Fairfax

Earth Fare grocery store is now open in Fairfax.

For Students Serious about Their Acting in Fairfax

A glimpse into the Fairfax Academy’s Musical Theatre Actors’ Studio.

Sunday, January 21

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Alexandria to Launch Airbnb Registry, Adding $200,000 in New Tax Revenue

Airbnb to collect the taxes and forward money to city.

For the last few months, city officials have been working behind the scenes to create a registration system for people who rent out their homes through Airbnb. Now they’ve created the online database, and they’re about to launch a campaign to let all the home-sharing businesses know it’s time to register with the city and start paying taxes.

Saturday, January 20

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How To Provide Emergency Help

EMT-paramedic teaches residents lifesaving skills.

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‘It’s a Target-Rich Environment’ in Sully District

Police advise residents how not to become crime victims.

Friday, January 19

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In Packed House, Langley Beats McLean

Saxons win tenth consecutive rivalry game

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Cooper Middle School Students Experience Joy of Giving

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Activist Athletes Discussed in McLean

William C. Rhoden presentation a part of Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Old Firehouse in McLean.

Thursday, January 18

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Winter Owls in our Midst in Great Falls

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‘Walking-on’ Field of Dreams for Herndon Native

Oakton High graduate Justin Bartee looks forward to NCAA Division 1 Challenges.

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Neighbors Frustrated with High School Students Parking in Herndon

Solution approved, but is it enough?

Independent Progressive: Historical Shift in Virginia Elections

Commentary: Mr. speaker- Not Mr. Speaker

Wednesday, January 17

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Reston Community Keeps the Promise

Reston Community Center kicks off the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr., Birthday Celebration with a multitude of volunteer opportunities.

Activism in Action in Reston

Tamika D. Mallory delivers the Keynote Speech at the 33rd annual Reston, Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration.

Tamika D. Mallory, a fiery activist for social justice, champion of the Civil Rights Movement, and one of four co-chairs for the Women's March on Washington was the Keynote Speaker for 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held on Jan. 15, 2018, at CenterStage, located in Fairfax County's Reston Community Center (RCC) at the Hunters Woods Village Center, Reston.

Commentary: First Week in Richmond

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New Year, New Order

Local organizers teach methods for streamlining a space.

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Town Hall in West Springfield Told of ‘Chaos-Causing Trump Effect’

Fairfax County NAACP hosts Town Hall gathering with Kaine.

New Fees to Be Implemented for Fairfax County Student Transfer Applications

Applications available online Feb. 5.

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Northern Virginia Lawmakers Push for Menstrual Equity

General Assembly to consider bills providing feminine hygiene products in schools and prisons.

For one Alexandria woman who was booked into the Fairfax County jail a few years ago, the stress of the criminal justice system wasn't just about prosecution and detention. It was also about shame. Deputies confiscated her underwear because it wasn't white, the only color inmates are allowed to wear at the Fairfax jail. So she started worrying about what would happen when she started menstruating.

McLean Home Sales: December, 2017

In December, 2017, 95 homes sold between $6,395,000-$174,500 in the McLean and Falls Church area.

McLean Home Sales: December, 2017

Great Falls Home Sales: December, 2017

In December, 2017, 18 Great Falls homes sold between $2,250,000-$750,000.

Great Falls Home Sales: December, 2017

Potomac Home Sales: December, 2017

In December, 2017, 38 Potomac homes sold between $2,250,000-$482,000.

Potomac Home Sales: December, 2017

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‘Fulfilling the Dream’ in Montgomery County

County celebrates King’s legacy.

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Day of Service in Montgomery County Brings Out the Best

Tuesday, January 16

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Signature Theatre of Arlington to Present ‘4,380 Nights’

Annalisa Dias's play is part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

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On the Road Ahead in Arlington

Transportation Commission looks at top issues for 2018

Out on a Limb in Arlington

Caring for Arlington’s trees in winter.

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Making It a Day On, Not a Day Off in Arlington

600 volunteers sign up for MLK Day of Service.

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Question Headlines about Nutrition

Discussing "Nutrition for Real Life."

Commentary: Richmond Report: New Building, New Governor, New Day

Monday, January 15

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ACCT Presents "Seussical, Jr." in Alexandria

Dr. Seuss's favorite characters come to life in this musical for children.

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Local Landmarks Inspire Author’s First Novel

Legal thriller meets murder mystery.

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A View of the Potomac River

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One Step Closer in Alexandria

Planning Commission approves church’s affordable housing project.

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Simply Frigid in Alexandria

Burst pipes close city and school facilities.

Caregiver Concerns

Workshop co-sponsored by Senior Services of Alexandria and AARP.

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‘Hodie’

Fort Hunt High School alumna Hoda Kotb becomes The Today Show co-anchor.

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People At Work: Benner Reaches for Body-Mind Connection in Alexandria

Helping people deal with life’s challenges.

Commentary: Looking Back While Planning for the Future in Mount Vernon

Commentary: Proposing Bills for New Legislative Session in Virginia

Out of Crisis

New mental health initiative in Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

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In 2017, Alexandria Shelter Cared for 2,145 Animals

Euthanasia rate below state average.

‘We Need to Hear from Others’ in Old Town Fairfax

Council discusses Old Town traffic patterns and economic development.

Sunday, January 14

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Lost Ring? Call Ringfinder

Fairfax Ringfinder reunites lost heirlooms with owners; gets many smiles in the end.

Saturday, January 13

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‘It’s the True Meaning of Christmas’ in Centreville

FACETS, Centerpointe Church bring holiday joy to local families.

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Poem: What I Do?

Friday, January 12

Thursday, January 11

Commentary: Girls United Madison Commend U.S. Rep. Connolly

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Magical Frolic at Reston’s CenterStage

Reston Community Players presents “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Commentary: General Assembly Off to Lumbering Start

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Herndon Teen Wins Congressional App Challenge

Medha Gupta, 16, saw a problem, learned to code, and solved it.

Wednesday, January 10

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Supporting Arts in Herndon

NextStop Theatre, Arts Herndon, and Classical Ballet Theatre awarded grant funding by Arts Council of Fairfax County.

Opinion: Editorial: Pulling Legal Status from Local Salvadorans

Bad for communities, bad for the economy, bad for the families, and no upside.

Commentary: Here’s What Makes America Great

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Arts Council Awards Grants to Three Reston Groups

Greater Reston Arts Center, Public Art Reston, and Reston Community Players awarded grant funding.

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A Fond Farewell in Potomac

Potomac neighborhood congratulates its letter carrier on his retirement.

Taller Monopole at Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Station 30 Approved

County adds transparency to process with online data base.

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Frigid Potomac

Tuesday, January 9

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Homeless Find Warm Spot at Arlington Center

Hypothermia plan expands its welcome mat.

New Day for Arlington County Board

New leadership takes hold of Arlington County.

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Join Winter Reading Challenge in Arlington

Arlington sets 9,000 book goal in January.

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Viva Las Vegas

Titans of Tech flock to CES 2018.

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Citizens Shape Virginia Assembly Agenda

Fairfax delegation to General Assembly hears from public before heading to Richmond.

Monday, January 8

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2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Mixed reactions from local tastemakers who offer design ideas.

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Heading to Oxford

Great Falls resident admitted to study psychology at Oxford University in the UK.

Commentary: Comstock’s Report: Highlights of 2017

Year In Review

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Running Tight Fiscal Ships in Alexandria

Annual financial reports say city and schools are operating judiciously.

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Finding a Spot in Alexandria

New commercial parking standards under review.

Sunday, January 7

Community Lodgings: Making an Impact in Alexandria

Obituary: Gene Meaker Dies

Miracle League player dies at 56.

Friday, January 5

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Happy New Year in Alexandria

Frigid temps, fireworks usher in 2018.

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A Look Ahead in 2018: Fairfax County Faces More Budget Challenges

What to expect in Dranesville District.

Thursday, January 4

Reston Couple Remembered As ‘Earth Angels’

Family, friends, and neighbors mourn Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn Fricker.

Reston Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

Keynote address by Tamika Mallory, Co-chair, 2017 Women’s March on Washington.

Commentary: Virginians Can Be the Winners

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From Medicaid to Broadband, Northern Virginia Lawmakers Prepare for Raucous Session

Democrats plan to use new numbers to accomplish wide-ranging agenda.

This year’s General Assembly will be like no other. For starters, members walking the halls of the Capitol will look different. The crop of freshman includes the first transgender woman to serve in the Virginia General Assembly, the first lesbian, the first Asian-American women and the first two Latinas. Gone are the 12 Republican members who were unseated, all white males. Also gone are the three members who got out before the bloodbath that flipped their seats from red to blue, also all white males. In their place is a diverse and young group of new members who are eager to make their mark on the commonwealth.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: A Tale of Two Hills

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: A Tale of Two Hills

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Suggestion on Renaming Roads

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Suggestion on Renaming Roads

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Plea to City’s Voters

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Plea to City’s Voters

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Decline Corporate Donations

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Decline Corporate Donations

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Preserve Natural Environment

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Preserve Natural Environment

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Please Save Remnant Forest

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Please Save Remnant Forest

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Fulfill Vision Zero Now

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Fulfill Vision Zero Now

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: In Praise of First Night

Opinion: Letter to the Editor:In Praise of First Night

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Support Fair Elections

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Support Fair Elections

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Preserve ODBC Building

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Preserve ODBC Building

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Honoring Slavery?

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Honoring Slavery?

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Act. Honor. Hope.

Del. Filler-Corn receives award from Virginia Sexual and Domestic Action Alliance.

Del. Filler-Corn receives award from Virginia Sexual and Domestic Action Alliance.

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New Church Forms in Fairfax

Howard Ministry Church will meet Saturdays at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfax once a month.

New Church Forms in Fairfax

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Looking Ahead at Challenges of 2018 in Lee District

Among priorities: revitalizing Springfield and Route 1.

Lee District in 2018

Busy and Eventful Year

What to expect in the new year in Fairfax County and the Braddock District.

Braddock District in 2018

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To the Rescue During Holidays

Firefighters and Friends distribute toys to families in need.

Gifts for needy at Christmas

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Running Tight Fiscal Ships

Annual financial reports say city and schools are operating judiciously.

Alexandria finances

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Park Service To Evaluate George Washington Memorial Parkway Traffic Safety

Study to include safety improvement recommendations.

George Washington Memorial Parkway

Wednesday, January 3

Commentary: Independent Progressive: What to Wish For in 2018

America’s Presidents as Never Before Seen in Herndon

NextStop’s comic “45 Plays for 45 Presidents.”

Commentary: Not Smart, Not Right, and Not Fair

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Ready for the Cold

Preventing, recognizing and treating hypothermia and frostbite.

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Trees in Fairfax County Continue To Be Targets of Insects

Traps set for cankerworms.

WMCCA: Help Protect C&O Canal National Park

Commentary: Local Government Stepped Up in Light of National Changes

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Bravo To Present ‘Fiddler On The Roof, Jr.’ in Silver Spring

At the Randolph Road Theater.

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Transforming Lives in Rockville

Main Street to provide housing for disabled adults.

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JJ Deli Closes After 18 Years in Herndon

No More Award-Winning BBQ and “Everyday is Saturday.”

Deli closing.

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Battling at Bulldog Bash

Bulldogs Basketball

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Local Filmmaker Earns 2017 Spotlight Horror Film Award

“The Hermit” shot at Cox Farms.

The Hermit horror movie.

Tuesday, January 2

Commentary: Highlighting Legislative Plans for 2018

Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off in Arlington

Volunteer to be part of MLK Day of Service.

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All Park, No Plan in Arlington?

Opportunity for new Pentagon City park space draws concerns about park planning.

Rebuilding Together Helps Lower-Income Homeowners

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Potomac School Grad Releases Her First Album

Claudia Swope

Commentary: What to look forward to in 2018?

What's ahead in 2018?

Viewpoints: What’s Your New Year’s Resolution for 2018?

By Colin Stoecker

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Honoring Activist Athletes on Dr. King’s Birthday

Author William Rhoden is featured speaker at McLean Community Center’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday.

Activist Athletes

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CentreView Entertainment Calendar through March 2018

Entertainment Calendar

Viewpoints in McLean

New Year's Resolutions

Viewpoints in Great Falls

Viewpoints

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Arlington Entertainment Calendar through March 2018

Arlington Entertainment Calendar

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Reston-Herndon Entertainment Calendar through February 10

Reston-Herndon Entertainment Calendar

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Local Pop Star Rorie Sings Her Way to the Big Time

Local Pop Star Rorie Sings Her Way to the Big Time

Volunteer Alexandria: Ready For Winter?

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Cappies Review: Successful ‘Tartuffe’ at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes