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Great Falls: Colors of Pride

The Steigleman family of Great Falls shares their Patriotic Christmas Tree with the community.

“My husband and I love to drive around the neighborhoods this time of year and look at everyone’s Christmas lights..." said Amy Steigleman.

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‘Infamy’: Springfield Resident Remembers Pearl Harbor

Survivor recalls Pearl Harbor attack on 75th anniversary.

“To do our duty was all that mattered. We responded to the challenge.”

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Fairfax City: >Red-Light Cameras for Three More Locations

The goal is to increase driver and pedestrian safety.

City Council has given Police Chief Carl Pardiny the go-ahead to have red-light cameras installed at three more City intersections.

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Fairfax: Three Council Members Are Vying for Mayor

Politics

Three members of the Fairfax City Council have tossed their hats in the ring to become the City’s next mayor. Vying in the Feb. 7, 2017 special election will be Council members Michael DeMarco, David Meyer and Ellie Schmidt.

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Fairfax: Festival of Lights and Carols

Holiday

The City of Fairfax’s annual Festival of Lights and Carols was Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Quarterback Promotes ‘Phones Down. Touchdown.’ Initiative

Redskins’ quarterback urges region to put phones down while behind the wheel.

“If I get sacked in a game, I can get back up and move onto the next play — for the most part,” he said. “But when you text and drive, you might not get back up.”

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Great Dads Turns 20

Nonprofit celebrates two decades training fathers to be better parents.

“I remember leaving the conference and driving past the exit for my office,” Stafford said, “looking back and seeing my briefcase, thinking about all the things I needed to get done, or thought I did.” But Stafford passed the exit, drove home and surprised his wife. He announced the family would be going to the zoo, “a nice little daycation.”

Clifton Author Publishes Children’s Book Supporting Police

Claire Rolince of Fairfax Station wanted to do something in response to what she sees as a lot of negative stories about police, and violent backlash against them.

Springfield: New York Man Dies in Four-Car Crash on I-495

Sana Maboneza, a 39-year-old man from College Point, N. Y. died at the scene of a four-vehicle crash on the Springfield interchange at mile marker 56.

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Plaid Tidings in Old Town

46th Annual Scottish Walk Parade

Crowds lined the streets of Old Town December 3 for Alexandria’s 46th Annual Scottish Walk Parade.

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Pier Pressure in Alexandria

Holiday Boat Parade lights up the Potomac

The competition was fierce as more than 45 boats lined up along the Alexandria waterfront Dec. 3 to participate in the 17th annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights.

Rally for Rose in Alexandria

Del Ray to host fundraiser for Cruz family.

The Del Ray Business Association will host a “Rally for Rose” fundraiser Dec. 13 for the family of Rosemarie Cruz, who died Dec. 4 from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Mount Vernon Avenue at W. Glebe Road.

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Centreville Labor Center to Celebrate Five Years

Public invited to event this Sunday

When the Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) opened its doors, five years ago, to serve the community’s immigrant population, it was hoped that it would be a success.

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A Christmas Tradition in Alexandria

More than 100 area performers in upcoming “Christmas Revels.”

The Washington Revels, with a cast of more than 100 performers, all from the Washington D.C. area, has been performing large-scale theater with traditional music and dance since 1983.

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Ongoing Legacy in Alexandria

Sixty years after leading Parker-Grey Men’s Basketball to state championship, Walter Griffin voted into ACPS Athletic Hall of Fame

Walter Griffin was an all star.

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Ways to Help Our Neighbor’s Child in Centreville and Chantilly

The nonprofit Our Neighbor’s Child (ONC) provides financially struggling, local families with new toys and clothes for the holidays.

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Reston Chorale Leads Sing-Along to the ‘Messiah’

Holiday

“The Christmas portion to the ‘Messiah’ just speaks to people in a way that really gets to the heart of the holiday,” says Meeks-Versteeg."

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Herndon: SPIRIT Equestrian Program Gets a Christmas Miracle

Horseback Riding

“We received the notice to vacate the property exactly one week before Thanksgiving and they wanted us moved out by Dec. 31,” Dada said. “We really need a Christmas miracle to go through this transition and survive it.”

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Breaking Ground for Herndon Station Parking Garage

Reducing Congestion

The 2,007-space parking facility is designed to assist in reducing congestion on Northern Virginia roadways by creating additional opportunities for ridesharing and the use of public transit.

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Next for Chantilly's Bulldogs: State Championship Game

The Westfield Bulldogs and South Lakes Seahawks battled in the 6A North Regional Final — with Westfield securing the trip to Hampton University, on Dec. 10 for the Virginia 6A State Championship.