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Rites of Fall

Viewpoints: What do you like to do during Fall and before the start of the holidays?

As the foliage reached its peak, Fairfax County residents turned to their favorite fall activities before the mad rush of the holidays. At the Burke Farmers Market, which runs until Nov. 22, John and Nancy Menke, of Burke, found a way to keep the fresh and local fruits and vegetables they love throughout the year.

Bubbling Caldron, Rambunctious Theatre

Robinson company puts on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble. The Robinson High School theatre department, newly named Rambunctious Theatre Company, is changing it up with their fall show: Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” The show opens Nov. 20 and runs through Nov. 22.

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Lake Braddock Boys’ XC Wins State Championship

Corbett wins 6A individual title, Murphy is girls’ runner-up.

The Lake Braddock boys' cross country team finished first, girls' took second at state meet.

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Alexandria: Caring for Animals

A loud meow hangs in the air as the brown tabby struggles against the small needle inserted in his hind leg. Deidre Seifried, animal care technician, says, "This blood test is part of the intake procedure that also includes vaccines if necessary, inserting a microchip and a ‘snap detail’ physical exam. It starts with the mouth, nose and goes all the way to the end of the tail.

Alexandria: Bench to Bedside

Collegiate inventors show off cutting edge technology at Alexandria conference.

At his table at the Collegiate Inventor’s Conference, Keith Hearon from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had a variety of plastic objects on display next to a bowl full of oranges.

Alexandria: Preparing for Next School Budget

Alexandria Public Schools staff meet with local community to discuss the future of the budget

At a public forum on the Alexandria City Public Schools’ (ACPS) Budget, parents and local citizens split into groups and were asked what programs were needed for the children.

Alexandria: News briefs

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear the appeal in the Alexandria waterfront litigation. Two years ago, Old Town residents April Burke, Beth Gibney and Marie Kux filed a lawsuit against the city challenging the waterfront plan. In a decision announced Nov 6, the court said that it will hear arguments that challenge the dismissal of their case.

T.C. Williams Senior Girma Places Sixth at States

T.C. Williams senior Anteneh Girma competed at the state meet on Nov. 15.

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Q&A: Mount Vernon’s Zyzyk Signs with Towson Softball

Center fielder was first-team all-state in 2014.

Mount Vernon's Stormy Zyzyk will play softball at Towson.

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 80 homes sold between $1,812,500-$218,500 in the Vienna and Oakton area.

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: October, 2014

Springfield Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 137 Springfield homes sold between $895,000-$187,500.

Springfield Home Sales: October, 2014

Reston Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 82 Reston homes sold between $800,000-$125,000.

Reston Home Sales: October, 2014

McLean Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 78 homes sold between $2,200,000-$199,900 in the McLean and Falls Church area.

McLean Home Sales: October, 2014

Oak Hill and Herndon Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 69 homes sold between $980,000-$170,500 in the Oak Hill and Herndon area.

Oak Hill and Herndon Home Sales: October, 2014

Great Falls Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 13 Great Falls homes sold between $3,500,000-$525,000.

Great Falls Home Sales: October, 2014

Fairfax Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 66 Fairfax homes sold between $999,999-$190,000.

Fairfax Home Sales: October, 2014

Chantilly Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 18 homes sold between $902,000-$38,000 in the Chantilly area.

Chantilly Home Sales: October, 2014

Clifton, Fairfax Station and Lorton Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 52 homes sold between $1,300,000-$174,900 in the Clifton, Fairfax Station and Lorton area.

Clifton, Fairfax Station and Lorton Home Sales: October, 2014

Chantilly: Great Beginnings Hosts Toys for Tots

Chantilly children's store is a drop-off for U.S. Marine Corps' toy collection program.

Tina Coulson, store manager of Great Beginnings Baby & Kids of Chantilly, is conducting a Toys for Tots campaign with the U.S. Marine Corps from now through Dec. 21 at the store located at 13920-B Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center.

Centreville Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 57 Centreville homes sold between $849,900-$157,500.

Centreville Home Sales: October, 2014