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Reston Triathlon Attracts Hundreds

Despite having spent the morning swimming, biking and running, Neil Medoff wasn’t impressed with himself. The Reston resident is one of two triathletes who has competed in the Reston Triathlon all 31 years it has been an event, but he said Sunday’s race was not a personal best.

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"Change the World Day" At Messiah United Methodist Church

More than 350 members of Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield took church to the community Sunday, Sept. 7, performing 30 mission projects including repairing a boardwalk maintenance at Hidden Pond Nature Center; serving meals at Rising Hope UMC (Route 1 corridor) , Capitol Hill UMC (DC) and Fisher House (military veterans); sorting donations at area charity thrift stores and building fences at picnic tables at Camp High Road, a United Methodist camp in Manassas.

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End-of-Season Swim

The River Falls Doggy Swim attracted four-legged swimmers on Sunday, Sept. 7.

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Knights of Columbus Hosts Car Show

Fifty-four cars and trucks were displayed on the front lawns of the Arlington Council on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6.

Obituary: Frances Perry Jernigan

Frances Perry Jernigan, longtime resident of Alexandria, died at age 90 on Aug. 5, 2014. Her final months were peaceful, spent in the home built by her husband and son in 1977. From her kitchen window, she had a ringside seat for viewing the bird feeders and wildlife in her beloved patch of suburban woodland.

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Outdoor Education at C&O Canal

The first students to experience the new curriculum-based canal boat ride climbed aboard the Charles F. Mercer, a reproduction packet boat, on Sept. 3.

W-L Girls’ XC Produces Best Finish at Monroe Parker

Generals place fourth with four girls in top 25.

The Washington-Lee girls’ cross country team continued its run of strong performances with a fourth-place finish at the Monroe Parker Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Burke Lake Park.

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Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

Katie Hamelburg, daughter of Jamie and Mark Hamelburg of Potomac, received the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award recently for a project inspiring fellow teen members of the United Synagogue Youth to perform 18,000 hours of volunteer service in one year.

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Bonefish Grill Opens Its Doors

Now open for brunch, lunch and dinner in Pentagon Row.

Located next to the outdoor ice rink in Pentagon Row, Bonefish Grill opened at the end of last month to the public. Cutting the ribbon on opening day were Arlington Chamber President Kate Roche, Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada, Bonefish Grill Managing Partner Jason Steenrod, Bonefish Grill Joint Venture Partner Debra Peterson and Bonefish Grill team members.

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TC’s Athleticism Leads to Victory over Dunbar ins Season Opener

Senior kicker Smith becomes first female to score for Titans.

The T.C. Williams football team opened the 2014 season with a win over Dunbar.

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Chantilly’s McGorty Wins Boys’ Race at Monroe Parker

Chantilly senior Hawvermale places second in girls’ race.

The Chantilly cross country teams had strong individual performances at the Monroe Parker Invitational.

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Transit-Oriented Apartments Open

The Shelby promotes multimodal travel, community, art.

Though named for the innovative automotive designer and racer Carroll Shelby, the team behind the recently opened Shelby apartment building on North Kings Highway has made alternate forms of transportation a priority.

Lake Braddock XC Delivers Strong Showing at Monroe Parker Invite

Motivated boys’ team seeks state title after finishing 2nd in 2013.

Lake Braddock boys' XC placed first at the M

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Bluesy ‘Seven Guitars’ at Signature Theatre

Michele Shay tackles August Wilson drama she helped originate on Broadway.

No Rules Theatre Co. opens their new season with “Seven Guitars” written by August Wilson and directed by Tony Award nominated actress Michele Shay, Sept. 10-28, at Signature Theatre.

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Board of Supervisors Approves 2014 Budget Carryover Package

FCPS full-day Mondays at discussion forefront.

When students at the 142 public elementary schools around Fairfax County stayed there the full day on Monday -- the first time in about four decades -- they likely weren’t worried about the cost. That’s between the school board and board of supervisors. Grown-up stuff.

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‘Recession Ripple Persists’ at Realtors’ Summit

Private sector job growth key to strengthening regional economy, housing demand.

“There’s no question the primary economic driver of this region has always been Uncle Sam,” said David Versal, senior research associate at the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis. “That said, we’re not Detroit.”

New Principal Starts at West Springfield

Michael Mukai brings “champion” philosophy from Robinson.

Earlier this summer, West Springfield High School needed a principal... and a head custodian. Michael Mukai, who started on the first day of school as permanent relief for interim Principal Becky Brandt, said the two positions are more similar than different.

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House Tour For Charity

Potomac Country House Tour & Festival set for Oct. 3-5.

Four of the area’s homes will open their doors to visitors next month in the name of charity. Officials for the 58th annual Potomac Country House Tour & Festival announced which four of the area’s homes will be part of the October tour.

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Board of Supervisors Approves 2015 Revised Budget Plan

FCPS full-day Mondays at discussion forefront.

When students at the 142 public elementary schools around Fairfax County stayed there the full day on Monday -- the first time in about four decades -- they likely weren’t worried about the cost. That’s between the school board and board of supervisors. Grown-up stuff.

Board of Elections Seeks Workers

Montgomery County’s Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to manage polling places and provide customer service as an Election Judge on Tuesday, Nov. 4.