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Alexandria: Stowe Honored as Officer of the Year

American Legion presents inaugural award.

Alexandria Police officer Carl Stowe Jr. was presented with the 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award Jan. 13 by American Legion Post 24 in Old Town.

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Arlington: Breaking Through

Yorktown gymnastics wins Conference 6 championship.

Yorktown won the Conference 6 gymnastics championship.

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Alexandria: A Pub for Presidents

Bulova authors history of Gadsby’s Tavern.

Ever since she graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in anthropology, Gretchen Bulova has been a fixture at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, her name becoming nearly as synonymous with the historic building as George Washington and John Gadsby himself. Now, after 25 years of walking those hallowed halls as its director, Bulova shares the story behind the preservation of the tavern in her book “Gadsby’s Tavern, Images of America.”

Alexandria: ASC to Host Aces’ DeSilva Feb. 16

David DeSilva, head coach of the Alexandria Aces, will join coaches from across the city at the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club’s High School Baseball and Softball night Feb. 16 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.

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West Springfield Gymnastics Wins Conference 7 Championship

Sophomore Levine, freshman Dotson finish 1-2 in all-around.

The West Springfield gymnastics team won the Conference 7 championship.

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Great Falls: Langley Boys’ Swim and Dive Wins Region Championship

Saxon girls finish region runner-up.

The Langley boys' swim and dive team won the 6A North region championship.

Week in Reston

Weekly happenings in Reston

Reston: Heading for State

The South Lakes girls 400 freestyle relay qualified for states with a time of 3:38.43 Saturday night, Jan. 30.

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Reston: Virginia Polar Dip at Lake Anne

Event draws 204 jumpers and raises $95,000 for Camp Sunshine charity.

With air temperatures at 48 degrees, and water temperature at 36 degrees, some 204 jumpers took part in the ninth annual Virginia Polar Dip on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, raising $95,000 for the Camp Sunshine charity.

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Reston Robotics Proves Resistance is Futile

On a crackling crisp morning Miranda and JohnAngelo stand waiting for a door minder to let them into Nova Labs in Reston.

Reston Crime Reports

Notable incidents from the Fairfax County Police blotter from Feb. 1-4.

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Reston: Grand Opening

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage affiliated agents and staff, their friends, family and clients as well as members of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce attended the grand opening of the Coldwell Banker’s new location in Reston Town Center.

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Reston Lions Honor Bland Contest Winners

Winners of the James A. Bland Music Competition, co-sponsored by the Reston Lions Club and the Reston Community Center, held on Tuesday, Feb. 2

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Reston: Bob Simon’s Post Office

More than 50 people showed up with letters and packages to send out from the new Post Office at Lake Anne.

Reston: Mary Poppins, the Musical’ Arriving at CenterStage

With magical playfulness and practical common sense all charged up with about 30 unforgettable musical numbers, such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” be ready to welcome the next Reston Community Players production, “Mary Poppins, the Musical.”

Commentary: A Debatable Deal

Opponents of legislation to prevent gun violence have said for years that current laws on the books should be enforced before new laws were passed, but they quickly changed their minds when Attorney General Mark Herring moved to enforce Virginia’s law on recognizing concealed weapon permits from other states.

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Campaign Spending in Alexandria Election

The Virginia Public Access Project compiled the finance reports from the last City Council and mayoral races, giving the public a view of how much running for an office in the city can cost.

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Campaign Spending in Alexandria Election

The Virginia Public Access Project compiled the finance reports from the last City Council and mayoral races, giving the public a view of how much running for an office in the city can cost.

Vienna and Oakton 2015 Home Sales

In 2015, 1,235 homes sold between $3,400,000-$181,084 in the Vienna and Oakton area.

Vienna and Oakton 2015 Home Sales

McLean 2015 Home Sales

In 2015, 1088 homes sold between $8,300,000-$134,000 in the McLean and Falls Church area.

McLean 2015 Home Sales