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Walk to Prevent Suicide

Walk supports survivors of suicide loss and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The Out of the Darkness Walks are American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s largest fundraiser, producing millions for suicide prevention programs, and works to unite those who have been affected by suicide, and create communities that are “smart about mental health.”

Homework Overload

Some educators say less can be more, stress balance when it comes to homework.

Paula DeMarco dreads one time of day the most: weekday evenings at 5:30. It’s the time she has set aside for her children begin their homework. That means no screen time, music or other distractions.

‘Sextortion’ Victims Are Mostly Men

Photos, video used to demand money from victims.

Detectives of the Major Crimes Division of Fairfax County Police report a trend in an unsavory type of financial scam. Sexual extortion scams, commonly referred to as “sextortion,” involve meeting someone the victim believes is a real person online who coaxes him or her into feeling a sense of connection and intimacy, and then sending risque photos or video.

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First Lady Comes to GMU, Campaigns for Clinton

Speaks on Hillary Clintons 'lifelong record of public service.'

Excitement filled the air when First Lady Michelle Obama addressed an enthusiastic crowd, last Friday, Sept. 16, at GMU’s Johnson Center. Speaking on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, she urged everyone to vote and called Clinton the only qualified candidate in the race.

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Police Investigating Two Related Burke Break-ins

Victims assaulted with a machete

Fairfax County Police believe the same four men are responsible for assaulting and robbing two Burke residents at different locations, around 2 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23.

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Floris UMC Celebrates 125 Years in the Herndon Community

Floris United Methodist Church celebrated its 125th anniversary Sunday with more than 300 people attending a celebratory picnic at Frying Pan Park.

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Transition At Herndon High

Diversity and change at Herndon HS.

The school year at Herndon High School began with change, as Dan Meier has taken the position of Interim Principal. Former principal Dr. William Bates left Herndon HS in July for a position with the Baltimore County Public Schools. “We are in a transition phase, but we anticipate a new principal in about a month,” said Meier. Meier previously worked as Director of Counseling at Herndon High, and nine years as Principal at Robinson Secondary School.

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Herndon: Granieri is Crossfield's New Principal

Former Assistant Principal at Crossfield has 23 years in education.

With 23 years in education, Mark Granieri, age 43, of Ashburn was named new principal on Aug. 2 of Crossfield Elementary School on Fox Mill Road, Herndon, replacing former principal R.B. Yoshida, who moved to Virginia Beach.

Column: Chesapeake Bay – Barometer of the Environment


When Captain John Smith and other Englishmen made their way to the new found land of Virginia in 1607 they found a richness of natural beauty and resources unmatched in anyplace else they had been.

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Reston: South Lakes High Cross Country Teams Off to a Strong Start

Led by its freshmen girls’ team, South Lakes High School cross country teams placed in every invitational meet they competed in thus far this season.

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Reston Multicultural Festival Returns Sept. 24

Reston Multicultural Festival -- billed as “a celebration of music, entertainment, dress, food and cultural treasures from all over the world” - will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.--6 p.m. at Lake Anne Plaza.

Reston Letter: Limiting Powers of ‘Independent Police Auditor’

Letter to the Editor

I am a member and participant with the UU Church in Reston’s Social Justice Committee who has been closely watching the activities of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors as it adopts provisions for the establishment of an “Independent Police Auditor”.

Reston: Fortune 100 Company’s Jewel Box in Woods

For its new headquarters, General Dynamics Corporation executives wanted a “jewel box in the woods,” said attorney Mark Looney.

Reston: 54 Townhouses Approved on 3.45 Acres

Where can pizza delivers or other delivery drivers park their cars or trucks? That was part of Planning Commission deliberations on July 28, 2016 regarding a hearing on RP 11720, LLC’s application to permit construction of 54 single family attached dwelling units on 3.45 acres at the northwest quadrant of Sunrise Valley Drive and Roland Clarke Place.

Burke, Fairfax: Police Investigating Graffiti at Robinson

On Friday, Sept. 16, Robinson Secondary School staff reported graffiti on the side of a trailer to Fairfax County Police.

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Fairfax: Work Starting Now on Northfax Project

Will add lane to Route 123, improve intersections and drainage.

After 20 years of planning, analysis and public hearings, the Northfax project is now getting underway in Fairfax. The goal is to increase pedestrian and driver safety and mobility, plus improve drainage, at the intersection of Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) and Fairfax Boulevard (Routes 50/29).

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Fairfax: For Season Opening, ‘Amadeus’

Providence Players to perform the multi-Tony award winning play.

“Amadeus,” the multi-Tony award winning psychological mystery story about legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the Providence Players (PPF) opening production for its new season. “Amadeus is filled will great drama, tremendous humor, a touch of mystery and wonderful music. It is a perfect play to kick off the season and reconnect us with our audiences.” said Jayne Victor, Providence Players Board President.

Fairfax Letter: Veterans ID Card: Long Overdue

Letter to the Editor

Our veterans have sacrificed much to protect us. It is only fitting that we help protect them as best we can on the home front. That is why I write today about a bill that was signed into law and was co-sponsored in the House by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock: the Veterans ID Card Act. This legislation allows for a universal ID card that proves military service, allowing veterans easier access to the services and resources they need after leaving the military. We owe them that much.

Fairfax Letter: Meals Tax: Vote ‘No’

Letter to the Editor

I write today to ask for support for working families in Fairfax County by recommending against the proposed increase in the Meal Tax.

Fairfax Letter: Deceptive Question

Letter to the Editor

I decided to study the Fairfax County Meals Tax Referendum and was shocked to see how biased the question is worded.