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Potomac Brief: Detectives Investigate Drowning

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a drowning in the Potomac River that occurred on Aug. 16.

Potomac: Biking 192 Miles for Cancer Research

Potomac resident completes Pan Mass Challenge.

During the first weekend of the month, in some of the hottest weather that the East Coast has experienced in recent memory, Potomac’s Christopher Deraleau cycled 192 miles to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. While Olympic athletes racked up medals this August, Deraleau raised nearly $5,000 and cycled across the Massachusetts as part of the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC), a 26-year-old bike-a-thon.

Arlington: Snyder Named Randolph Principal

The Arlington School Board appointed Dr. Donna Snyder as principal of Randolph Elementary School. Snyder is currently the director of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Her interim appointment begins immediately.

Arlington: Police To Host Summer Block Party

The Arlington County Police Department’s second annual Summer Block Party will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road.

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Sponsored: A Revolutionary Way to School Coming Soon to Alexandria

Fusion Academy is a private middle and high school, but don’t be quick to envision uniforms and lecture halls. At Fusion, classes are one-to-one: just one student and one teacher per classroom.

Arlington: Scores Grow, Gap Shrinks

Arlington Schools achievement gap still wide, but narrowing.

Arlington Public Schools have two top goals: making sure every student is challenged and engaged and eliminating achievement gaps.

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Arlington Snapshot: ‘Come and You Will See’

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington held its first Korean-American Catholic Conference, “Come and You Will See,” on Aug. 20 which mirrored an annual conference in South Korea that helps teenagers determine what they want to do with with their lives.

McLean High to host ‘Celebrate McLean’

McLean High School is hosting a community festival on Thursday, Sept. 1. All families and residents of greater McLean are invited to attend.

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Actually, She Can

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-10] promotes Young Women Leadership.

The energy and excitement coming from nearly 300 young women packed into the McLean Community Center is palpable – and very loud.

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Places to See, Things to Do in Dranesville District

Supervisor recommends parks, historical features and community events in the Dranesville District.

Some of the Supervisor John Foust’s favorite parks, historical places and community events in Dranesville District:

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McLean: ‘When Waters Rise’ Film Premiere

McLean residents, all age 16, produce film based on a Biblical parable.

About 100 people attended a film premiere for "When Waters Rise" on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Johnson Center Cinema at George Mason University in Fairfax.

Vienna Snapshot: Country Fair Draws Hundreds to Church Street

Sweltering heat did not deter families from activities and games on grounds of Freeman House.

If smiles, wonderment, laughter, photo ops, and crowds are an indication of success, by that standard the debut Historic Vienna, Inc. Freeman House “country fair” on Aug. 20 was a booming celebration of country life.

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When Vienna Was Still a Small Town

John Becci recalls growing up in town before it boomed.

John Becci’s step-mother, Milly, still lives in the house on Branch Road that the Becci children, now adults, grew up in decades ago. John Becci’s dad, Aldo, who bought that home from Yeonas builders in 1956, died in 2014. His mom died of cancer in 1978, the year John graduated from James Madison High School.

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Vienna: Going Beyond the Gold

Two Girl Scout sisters try to bring hope for better health to Swaziland.

Girl Scout sisters, Taylor and Samantha Lane, both went beyond their Girl Scout Gold Awards this summer through their volunteer work in Swaziland.

Oak Hill and Herndon Home Sales: July, 2016

In July, 2016, 107 homes sold between $1,330,000-$189,900 in the Oak Hill and Herndon area.

Oak Hill and Herndon Home Sales: July, 2016

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: July, 2016

In July, 2016, 127 homes sold between $1,875,000-$230,000 in the Vienna and Oakton area.

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: July, 2016

Springfield Home Sales: July, 2016

In July, 2016, 229 Springfield homes sold between $935,000-$170,000.

Springfield Home Sales: July, 2016

Reston Home Sales: July, 2016

In July, 2016, 138 Reston homes sold between $1,257,500-$157,000.

Reston Home Sales: July, 2016

Mount Vernon Home Sales: July, 2016

In July, 2016, 126 homes sold between $1,450,000-$109,000 in the Mount Vernon area.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: July, 2016

Fairfax Home Sales: July, 2016

In July, 2016, 115 Fairfax homes sold between $1,325,000-$142,800.

Fairfax Home Sales: July, 2016