Stories for November 2018

Stories for November 2018

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Friday, November 30

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Leading by Example in Great Falls

Boy inspires others to be kind and socially conscious.

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Thursday, November 29

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Sights and Sounds of Reston Holiday

Reston parade nominated for the third year in a row as one of "USA Today's" Best Holiday Parades.

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Ethics Day at South Lakes

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Opinion: Commentary: Amazon Is Coming to Town

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Opinion: Independent Progressive: Cuba

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Burke Has a Heart of Gold Somewhere

Local gold prospecting pays off in tiny amounts.

Gold found in area.

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One-Lane Underpass Now Seeing Backups

Changes to the outdated underpass at Cinder Bed Road being studied.

Changes to Underpass Studied

Wednesday, November 28

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Time-Honored Herndon Homes Tour This Weekend

Stroll through historic, renovated and new homes decked out for the holidays.

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Townhouses Become a Community in Herndon

One woman's contributions makes a difference.

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Never Say Never; Elvis Lives Another Year in Herndon!

Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees return.

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Making Space Not So Far Out of Reach

Herndon teen creates “The Nozzle Theory” video; in top 15 of 12,000.

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Insider’s Perspective on Glenstone Museum

Potomac Library to feature presentation on Saturday.

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In Search of Holiday Gifts?

Annual Clara Barton Holiday Craft Show returns.

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Byrne, Cooper Engaged

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Thanksgiving with an International Flair in Arlington

Housing residents from around the world share American tradition.

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Arlington Turkey Trot: A Tradition of Thanks, Giving, and Fun

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg” shows up to judge Turkey Trot contest.

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Arlington County To Honor Human Rights Champions

Four recognized for outstanding accomplishment in promoting cultural diversity and equal rights.

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Opinion: Editorial: The Source of Light

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Tuesday, November 27

AGLA To Present Equality Awards

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Bringing People in from the Cold

This year, 36 churches will be host sites for the hypothermia program, with more than 50 churches and other faith communities providing volunteers.

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Opinion: Editorial: Call for Submissions to Children’s Edition 2018

Get creative and send art, poetry and more.

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Santa’s Ride Celebrates 30 Years of Delivering Toys to Children

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Cappies Review: ‘Radium Girls’ Shines at Bishop Ireton High School

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Cappies Review: ‘A Spare Me’ in Mount Vernon

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‘Can’t Do It All’ in Alexandria

Public schools administration considering decreasing teacher benefits, increasing pay.

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Nickels and Dimes in Alexandria

Enrollment growth, cost additions and increases drive another big school system CIP.

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Weighing Public Priorities in Alexandria: Art and Science

Mixed responses to new method of grading public services, prioritizing budget cuts.

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Monday, November 26

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Happy Birthday DPC

Departmental Progressive Club celebrates 91 years.

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Mount Vernon By Bike Fosters Exploring

Two-wheelers star in third annual Tour de Mount Vernon.

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‘What Will Your Legacy Be?’

Travis Manion Foundation brings Operation Legacy to WPHS.

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Honoring Our Fallen Hero

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Universal Lodge #1 Makes History

First Prince Hall Masonry gathers at Masonic Memorial.

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Yost, Defense Propel Woodson to Region Final

Cavaliers beat South County, to host Freedom.

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Cook Won’t Seek Re-Election

Braddock District Supervisor leaves ‘with grave concern for the future of our broken political system.’

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‘A Message of Hope, Imagination and Friendship’ in Fairfax

CFTC presents ‘The Little Princess.’

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Life Lessons in Word and Song in Fairfax

Fairfax High presents ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

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Glitz and Glamour at Workhouse Gala

Some 250 people attend party with 1930s “Murder on the Orient Express” theme.

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Sunday, November 25

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‘A Message of Hope, Imagination and Friendship’ in Fairfax

Greenbriar dad and daughter acting in “The Little Princess.”

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Man Pleads Guilty to Two Robberies

Both happened in June 2017 in Centreville.

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A Thanksgiving Story

A genealogical journey to Plymouth.

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Saturday, November 24

Man Charged With Sex Crime

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Bulldogs Defeat South Lakes

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Saxon Stage to Present ‘Biloxi Blues’

Performances Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Langley High.

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Vienna’s Chilly Trot

The town’s Turkey Trot has been going on for 16 years.

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Friday, November 23

Reston Community Gala Celebrated

YMCA Fairfax County-Reston hosts 19th annual gala in its renovated space.

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Herndon's Ellmore House Curator Applications Open

The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, March 14, 2019.

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Commentary: Happy Thanksgiving 2018

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Thursday, November 22

Wednesday, November 21

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Potomac Chamber Honorees

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The Surrey Turns 65 in Potomac

Celebrating with raffles and special events.

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Serving More than Ice Cream in Arlington

Shop is immersed in the community.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Offers More Than Turkey in Arlington

An “extended family” tradition.

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First Snowfall in Arlington

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Locally Inspired: Sad Thanksgiving Ballad

Civil War death inspires timeless song.

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Tuesday, November 20

Opinion: Editorial: Give Locally in Potomac

School holidays can bring uncertainty and hunger for tens of thousands of poor children in our area.

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Opinion: Editorial: Give Locally in Fairfax County

For tens of thousands of poor children and families in our area, uncertainty and need are distant from the celebrations and plenty that so many of us associate with this holiday period.

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Mount Vernon By Bike Fosters Exploring

Two-wheelers star in third annual Tour de Mount Vernon.

Tour De Mount Vernon bike ride

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Hunger Walk Helps Those in Need

Fundraiser helps many without food locally and nationally.

CROP walk

Opinion: Editorial: Give Locally in Arlington

For tens of thousands of poor children and families in our area, uncertainty and need are distant from the celebrations and plenty that so many of us associate with this holiday period.

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Opinion: Editorial: Give Locally in Alexandria

For tens of thousands of poor children and families in our area, uncertainty and need are distant from the celebrations and plenty that so many of us associate with this holiday period.

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Independent School Applications: The Essay

Admissions directors offer insight into what makes certain essays stand out.

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Teaching Gratitude and Giving

Child development experts share suggestions for helping children develop a sense of altruism.

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Helping Keep Homeless Warm in Fairfax County

Slightly higher numbers of residents in need face higher snowfalls forecasted.

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Commentary: We Need Answers

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Commentary: Before Thanksgiving

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Monday, November 19

An Amazonian Deal

Decision encompasses Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard.

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‘Such a Consequential Decision’ in Alexandria

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Keeping Youngsters Warm in Alexandria

Firefighters distribute coats, books to area children.

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100th New Build: Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia Builds for the Future

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Grand Opening in Mount Vernon

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Focusing on Gun Violence

Faith-based discussions raise awareness.

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Bits and Bytes in Alexandria

BI Hackathon draws 150 students.

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‘Lot of Negative Pressure’ in Alexandria

City, schools staff paint grim fiscal picture for upcoming budget.

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Saluting Veterans at South County High School

Flag-Raising Ceremony honors Veterans associated with South County High.

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Commentary: We Need Answers

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Santa Fest at Springfield Town Center

Ringing in the holidays with Santa Claus, magical “Frozen” characters, crafts, and games.

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A Show to Blow You Away in Fairfax

Family Series Performances bring ‘Mutts Gone Nuts’ to Center for the Arts on Thanksgiving weekend.

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‘Freedom Doesn’t Come without Sacrifice, Courage’

America’s veterans honored on Armistice Day.

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Sunday, November 18

Obituary: Patricia Sarah Gibson

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OLLI Honors Veterans with Annual Celebration in Fairfax

‘War is dirty business, but we better be prepared.’

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Stallions Sack Bruins in Region C Playoff Matchup

South County advances to face Woodson in semis.

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Opinion: Editorial: Half Might Be Perfect

Amazon’s “second headquarters” in Arlington will bring benefits to Fairfax County.

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Westfield Defeats Yorktown

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Racing to Fight Human Trafficking

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Saturday, November 17

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Chantilly Restaurant Marks 100 Years Since Armistice

Honors all servicemen and women with free barbecue meal.

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Turkey Trot Time in Virginia Run

5K run, 2K walk benefit Life with Cancer.

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Friday, November 16

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New Herndon Giant Opens

Donates $5,000 to local charitable organizations and Fairfax County Fire & Rescue and Police Departments.

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Is Your American Flag Worn?

Reston, Herndon and Fairfax County offer collection drop boxes for unserviceable flags.

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Opinion: Commentary: A Bloodless Revolution

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Opinion: Commentary: Del. Plum’s Climate Change Dodge

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Great Falls Home Sales: October, 2018

In October, 2018, 11 Great Falls homes sold between $2,325,000-$610,000.

Great Falls Home Sales: October, 2018

McLean Home Sales: October, 2018

In October, 2018, 81 homes sold between $4,500,000-$160,000 in the McLean and Falls Church area.

McLean Home Sales: October, 2018

Potomac Home Sales: October, 2018

In October, 2018, 37 Potomac homes sold between $2,850,000-$515,000.

Potomac Home Sales: October, 2018

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Viewpoints Herndon: Honored to Serve

Area veterans reflect on their experiences.

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First Latino, Nepali Herndon Town Council Members Elected

Mayor Lisa C. Merkel re-elected; voters oust three-term Councilmember Grace Cunningham.

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Thursday, November 15

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Veterans Honored in Herndon

American Legion Post 184 Herndon/Reston holds Veterans Day Observance.

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Pedestrian Bridge Meetings Narrow it Down

Second Braddock Road pedestrian workshop supports bridge crossing Braddock Road.

Braddock Road pedestrian bridges.

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Mediterranean Grill Expands in Springfield

Free giveaway on opening day

Springfield restaurant opens.

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Environment Expo Examines Local Challenges

Event gets participants involved.

Mount Vernon looks at environment

Wednesday, November 14

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Winter Fun Begins at Reston Town Center

Decorations, ice skating and some free parking during the holidays.

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Bill Bouie Tells All in Reston

Reston Historic Trust & Museum hosts Bouie's presentation, ‘The History of Reston Sports, Pioneers, Players and Playing Fields.’

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Who Will Pay Credit Card Fees in Reston?

Comments on proposal that could increase payments by $5 per family sought at public hearing.

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Unbridling a Capital Campaign in Potomac

Potomac Horse Center kicks off fundraising effort to upgrade facilities.

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Meet the Montgomery County Executive-Elect

Marc Elrich plans Thursday meeting in Potomac.

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Walt Whitman High School to Present the Musical ‘Pippin’

A journey seeking happiness and significance.

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An Amazonian Deal

Decision based on investment and incentives.

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Honoring Veterans

Ceremony commemorates end of WWI.

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‘Real Work of Advocacy Begins Again’

Annual SALT conference celebrates 2018 achievements, outlines 2019 priorities.

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Lighting Up the Season

Event teams young patients with designers and artists to create holiday decor for charity.

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Bill Woolf Receives National Honor for Anti-Trafficking Efforts

Volunteers needed to expand prevention effort.

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Tuesday, November 13

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Arlington: Zero Homeless Veterans

Now on to the rest.

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Civility ‘Reigned’ on Voting Day in Arlington

Arlington poll greeters brave election weather.

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Educating about WWI

Lecture commemorates veterans.

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Great Falls Rugby to Host Annual Charity Tournament

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MVB Bank Opens in McLean

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Girl Scouts Save Monarchs

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Week in Great Falls

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Opinion: Commentary: We Need Answers

A year after McLean resident Bijan Ghaisar was shot and killed, neither the Park Police nor the FBI has released a report on what happened.

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Vienna Orioles Win Championship

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Monday, November 12

Vision for Downtown McLean Presented

Open House shows public a vision for future of McLean.

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Concert Series Continues at Frying Pan Farm Park

Perfect marriage of venue and genre.

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Reston Community Orchestra Kicks Off New Season

The first concert of the season was dedicated to Reston’s United Christian Parish.

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Marking Year in Driver’s Shooting with a Protest in Mount Vernon

Local resident cites lack of Park Police accountability.

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Mourning Alice Morgan

Founder of city’s MLK Day celebrations dies at 75.

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‘Faces Never Forgotten’

Local efforts complete city’s fallen Vietnam veterans project.

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ASC to Host Redskins’ Ervins

Super Bowl XXVI running back was Rookie of the Year.

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‘Academic Optimism and High Expectations’

Schools to overhaul special education programming.

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Saturday, November 10

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All Politics Local(ish) in Alexandria

A look at Alexandria’s local races in a mid-term year.

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‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes

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Friday, November 9

Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ at Mason Stage

Arriving Saturday, Sunday at Center for the Arts from Virginia Opera.

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‘It’s Like the First Rom-Com’ in Fairfax City

Paul VI High presents ‘Much Ado about Nothing.’

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‘Whole Segments of Workers Can’t Live Here’ in City of Fairfax

City of Fairfax discusses affordable housing.

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Opinion: Commentary: Join Us to Learn, Engage and Act to Save Our Environment

Mount Vernon District to hold first Environment Expo on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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Bulldogs: ‘The Gold Standard’

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Words & Pictures

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Sully Police, Local Residents Honored

Centreville Day Planning Committee presents awards.

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‘We’re Not the Sum of Our Labels’

Centreville High presents “Curious Incident of Dog in Night-Time.”

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Thursday, November 8

Obituary: David Alan (Dave) Roe

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Reston Voters Hit the Polls

Midterm Election draws crowds and viewpoints.

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Opinion: Commentary: A Personal Responsibility for Climate Change

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Dining: Another Reston Go-To Place

Restaurant Review: Not Your Average Joe’s.

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Holding Fast to the Tree of Life

Reston, Herndon communities of faith respond to deadly anti-semitic attack in Pittsburgh.

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Herndon Voters Head to the Polls

Midterm Election draws crowds and viewpoints.

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Heifer Hoofs It Out of Herndon

Causes a cow-motion.

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Wednesday, November 7

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A Model for a Caring, Inclusive Community in Potomac

Bullis honored with KEEN’s Distinguished Community Impact Award.

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Woodlawn Stables Site Eyed for Partial Development

Plans are in the works to preserve while highlighting the area for adaptive reuse.

Stable Site Eyed for Reuse

WMCCA Meeting Changes

Citizens Against Beltway Expansion to address public.

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Election Day Arrives, Rainy and Chilly in Potomac

Long day for workers at the polls.

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Walk-a-thon at C&O Canal

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Democrats Seize Control of Northern Virginia

Region once had its own brand of Republicanism; now that seems almost extinct.

The loss of two-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (D-10) means Republicans are down to one lone elected official in Northern Virginia, Del. Tim Hugo (R-40). The blue wave that started last year unseating Republicans like Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67) and Del. Bob Marshall (R-13) continued this year, when state Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-10) was able to flip a seat that had been in Republican hands since a young military lawyer named Frank Wolf beat incumbent Democrat Joe Fisher back in 1980.

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Advocating for Immigrant Protection

Fairfax for All Coalition demands more immigrant protection from County supervisors.

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Opinion: Commentary: Working To Stop Human Trafficking

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Homicide Suspect Arrested

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Support Affordable Housing in Arlington

Arlington for Everyone website features stories from subsidized housing residents to retirees to millennials.

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Teen Star and Photography Buff Comes to Town

Keenan Allen displays his laid back, Hollywood side.

Keenan Allen book signing at Springfield Town Center

Tuesday, November 6

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Home Sweet Home Only a Few Months Later in Arlington

Seniors ease back into newly renovated apartments.

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A Good Night’s Sleep

The impact of sleep deprivation and how to avoid it.

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Opinion: Editorial: Be Part of Children’s Edition 2018

Get creative and send art, poetry and more.

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First Impressions and Second Chance in Oakton

Flint Hill School presents ‘Pride and Prejudice.’

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Early Risers Congregate at Polls in Vienna

Precinct captain sees ‘a lot of energy’ in early voting.

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A Creative Comedy in Oakton

Oakton High School’s production of the prologue to ‘Peter Pan’ kicks off their Fall Performance Season.

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Langley High Orchestra Goes Bananas for Halloween

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Letting Their Votes Do the Talking in McLean

Voters not saying much for the record at high school polling station on mid-term Election Day.

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Frighteningly Fun in Great Falls

Annual Halloween Spooktacular brings local families to the Village Centre Green.

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New Lease on Life at Turner Farm

Officials hold leasing signing ceremony for resident curator at Turner Farmhouse.

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Opinion: Commentary: Why Aren’t More People Voting?

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Rebuilding Together DC • Alexandria Kicks Off Fall Volunteer Season

Monday, November 5

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AWLA: Inspiring an Interest in Animals for Alexandrians of All Ages

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Keeping Children Warm

Firefighters distribute coats, books to local charities.

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‘This Is the Sound of One Voice’

Thousands gather in unity to honor latest victims of gun violence.

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Young At Art in Alexandria

Juried show celebrates 32 years.

Gadson to Keynote Salute to Veterans

WWII veteran, business owners to be honored Nov. 8.

On Money and Students in Alexandria

School Board candidates discuss spending, student disparities.

‘Somebody Else’s Money’ in Alexandria

Chamber panel encourages public-private partnerships, particularly for schools.

Gearing Up for Richmond

City, schools delineate lobbying priorities for upcoming state legislative session.

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Eminent Domain For New Potomac Yard Station?

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FABB Seeks Bike Connectivity

County supervisors highlight bike efforts in Mount Vernon and Lee Districts.

Bicycling in Mount Vernon

People: Springfield Native Serves Aboard Navy Airport at Sea

More Than a Good Story

Karen Hickman’s books also teach children how to write.

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‘This Is Exactly What We Want There’ in Fairfax City

City Council approves changes to Fairfax Gateway plan.

Sunday, November 4

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‘It’s a Welcome Addition to the City’ in Fairfax

Chubby Squirrel Brewing Co. is proving to be a hit.

Saturday, November 3

‘Immigration Leads to a Stronger Country’

CIF holds its annual awards dinner.

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Boy Scouts Will Soon Collect Food

Donated items are earmarked for WFCM’s food pantry.

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Cappies Review: An Alluring and Artistic ‘Chicago’ in Chantilly

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Westfield Compiling a 57-0 Victory

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Reflecting on Latest Mass Shooting

Worst attack on Jews in U.S. history.

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Halloween Fun at Burke Centre Library

35 youngsters, ages preschool to 10, play games, dress up in costumes, and have a ball.

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Trunk or Treat at Lewinsville Presbyterian

Several hundred trick-or-treat at decorated cars in the parking lot and play games.

Friday, November 2

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‘This is the Sound of One Voice’

Thousands gather in unity to honor latest victims of gun violence.

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Forget the Polls: Follow the Money

October financial disclosures highlight key differences in Comstock-Wexton fundraising and outside spending.

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Autumn Fun at Krop’s Crops

22-acre farm in Great Falls offers hayrides, pumpkins, night-time campfires and Christmas trees.

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Contamination Clean Up Completed in Great Falls

A leak from area underground gasoline tanks no longer a threat to the private wells.

Opinion: Commentary: Taking Exception: Reduce Methane to Avert Catastrophe

Ken Plum’s climate change blind spot: pipelines.

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Halloween Spooktaculars Held in Reston

Trails of treats in the dark, zoo animals, goodies and jack o’lantern mania amp up holiday fun.

Opinion: Commentary: Remember to Vote Tuesday, Nov. 6

Opinion Column: Independent Progressive: Deep into the Fall in Reston

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Harvest Festival Held at Lake Anne Plaza

Event celebrates the plaza's special, independently owned establishments.

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Underwater Marine Life Re-imagined at Floris Elementary

Students, Artist-in-Residence create a mural of underwater marine life.

Thursday, November 1

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New Business Leases Historic Herndon Property

Elden Street Tea Shop to open on Pine Street.

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A Spooktacular Evening in Herndon

Herndon Parks and Recreation holds Halloween fun event.

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Museum of U.S. Army Coming Soon

Artifacts, personal accounts and Army history will be part of the museum’s attractions.

Army museum in Belvoir