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(Potomac) Thanksgiving Q&A: Whitman Coach Lun Started Alumni Basketball Game

Whitman to host alumni basketball game at 5 p.m. Friday.

Whitman boys' basketball coach Chris Lun started an alumni basketball game.

(Alexandria) Thanksgiving Q&A: Family Time Important to BI’s Faddoul

Junior finished with 28 goals, 16 assists during fall soccer season.

Bishop Ireton junior Joey Faddoul scored 28 goals in the fall.

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Mount Vernon Girls’ Basketball Looking for Improvement

Majors open season at home against Centreville on Dec. 2.

The Mount Vernon girls' basketball team opens its season at home against Centreville on Dec. 2.

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(Mount Vernon) Thanksgiving Q&A: UVA, Tech Rivalry Meaningful to Sable Family

Mount Vernon’s Amber Sable all-conference in field hockey, softball.

Mount Vernon's Amber Sable hopes to attend the University of Virginia or Virginia Tech.

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Thanksgiving Q&A: Westfield's Pace Headed to Charlotte for Foot Locker South

Senior runner competes in annual Turkey Trot with family.

Westfield senior Johnny Pace will compete in the Foot Locker South meet in Charlotte this weekend.

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(Arlington) Thanksgiving Q&A: Yorktown's McBride Working To Recover from Knee Injury

Senior football, basketball player enjoys listening to Frank Sinatra.

Yorktown quarterback Joe McBride suffered a knee injury during football season.

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Thanksgiving Q&A: Herndon’s Palacios All About Field Hockey

Penn signee enjoys mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey.

Herndon's Sofia Palacios signed to play field hockey at Penn.

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Langley Dominates McLean on Ice

The Langley ice hockey team beat McLean.

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Thanksgiving Q&A: McLean’s Maffei Helps Feed Homeless

Senior QB, soccer player enjoys mashed potatoes, gravy.

Brian Maffei plays football and soccer for McLean High School.

‘Timeless’ Author Comes to Fairfax

Lucinda Franks Morgenthau, author of “Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me,” will share her new memoir at a Northern Virginia j.talks event on Thursday, Dec. 4. J.talks, conversations with authors and artists, is a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucinda Franks interviewed Robert Morgenthau, and before she walked out his door the two had fallen in love with each other.

Letter: Holidays in Old Town Fairfax

Letter to the Editor

Old Town Fairfax is a relatively "untapped jewel"—why don't many think of it as a destination? It's probably because there is not enough attention focused on it, and all of the things it has to offer-from new shops and restaurants, to antiques and art! People I run into in some of the great shops just "happen" to stumble upon Old Town--when asked about it, they often reply "I drive through here a lot on Main Street, but never realized all of the things it has to offer, so never actually stopped to investigate!"

Obituary: Pamela Wallace, of Clifton, Dies

Pamela Wallace, passed away at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J., surrounded by her loving family. They invite everyone to attend the memorial service celebrating her life at the Christ Episcopal Church, 74 Park Ave., Glen Ridge, NJ 07028 on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at 11 a.m., where she wed her husband, Bob,45 years ago.

And The “Scancer” Is…

Unknown at this date – Saturday, November 15. In fact, it will be six days from now until we’ll know the results. As it is always scheduled, a week or so after my quarterly CT Scan, we will have our usual follow-up, face-to-face appointment with my oncologist. At this meeting, I am examined, and of course, the radiologist’s report of the most recent scan is discussed, and plans for the future – stay the course and/or adjust or switch altogether – are considered.

“Shrinkage”

Not exactly “like a frightened turtle” as “similed” on a long-ago Seinfeld episode by Jerry himself; this shrinkage is the good kind, the kind you hope a radiological oncologist characterizes when viewing your CT Scan (computed tomography). Specifically, the exact kind of scan I get every three months to assess and evaluate the tumors, and fluid, in my stage IV, non-small cell cancer-affected lungs.

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An Exceptional Education

Exceptional Schools Fair offers parents a chance to learn more about schools for their children with special needs.

Maureen Kleinman wandered from booth to booth, speaking with representatives from schools that cater to students who have special needs. She asked questions about each school’s resources and environment.

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Encouraging Girls to Pursue STEM

Holy Child will host female speakers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

When Trish Whitcomb’s daughter Colleen began to express an interest in engineering, she and her husband were at a loss as to how to foster her academic and career aspirations.

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Education on Wheels

Mobile classroom brings tutoring to students.

When Chris Sexton noticed her 10-year-old son was having educational difficulties, she searched for ways to help him. She found a solution in what she calls a “magic school bus.” The bus driver, and teacher, was Anne Thomas of Alexandria.

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November Raises Awareness and Celebrates Caregivers

Resources available for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Mary Driver-Downs has been one of the primary caregivers for her mother-in-law, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, for the past six years. It has been a difficult journey, but one she says is well worth it.

Literary Essay Collection Explores Life-Changing Travels

Local authors discuss unexpected adventures.

A group of local writers contributed to a collection of literary travel essays, Destinations & Discoveries, which was released earlier this month. Meghan O’Neill edited the collection.

Giving Thanks Through Music

Raising money for the Fred Begun Scholarship Fund.

At first glance, one might not think that Pilates instructor Julie Begun and high school student Ramone Cason have much in common. But this Thanksgiving their worlds might collide. Cason, his mother, three siblings, relatives and friends will gather for Thanksgiving dinner in the Casons’ one-bedroom apartment in Arlington. The 16-year-old might entertain the group with a musical performance. Although he has never been to an orchestra performance, he dreams of being a professional bass drummer.