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South Lakes Field Hockey Splits a Pair on UTL First Day

Seahawks lose to Robinson, beat Stuart.

South Lakes faces rival Herndon on Sept. 3.

A Prime Location

Popular businesses drive customers to gift shop.

Is it at the town center or the shopping center? Burke residents know. The Picket Fence is at the Burke Town Center, next to a newly-opened Sweet Frog, a Giant grocery store, a BB&T bank, a dry cleaner and a Starbucks. Owner Billie Thomas believes that The Picket Fence is situated in a prime location.

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Centreville Field Hockey Falls to Robinson

Centreville will face Annandale on Aug. 29.

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Mount Vernon Field Hockey Looking for Improvement in 2014

Majors finish runner-up in Pool C at UTL tournament.

The Majors finished 2-0-2 at the UTL tournament at Lee High School, Aug. 25-26.

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For the Birds

Burke store helps bring nature closer to home.

Is it true that when one holds a bird in one’s hand, the bird gets so nervous it dies? No, said Steve Pyne, owner of the Wild Bird Center in Burke. This is the type of expertise and more that customer Kathy Morris can rely on when she comes in the store.

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T.C. Williams Field Hockey Wins Pool C Championship at UTL Tourney

Titans finish 3-0-1, outscore opponents 10-0.

T.C. Williams will face Falls Church on Aug. 29

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West Springfield Field Hockey Posts Winning Record at UTL

Spartans finish 2-1-1.

West Springfield will travel to face Herndon on Aug. 29.

Column: The Climate is Changing

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” according to a report, Climate Change Impacts in the United States, that was released this year and that includes the findings of 300 experts affiliated with the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/).

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Lee Field Hockey Finishes Runner-Up in Pool A at UTL Tournament

Lancers finish 3-1, outscore opponents 17-2.

Lee surpassed its goal total from the entire 2013 season during the two-day Under the Lights tournament on Monday, Tuesday.

Letter: Running for ‘Real Job’

Letter to the Editor

Fairfax County Supervisor John W. Foust, Democratic congressional candidate from Northern Virginia, seems to have discovered one of those worse-than cures to treat political foot-in-mouth disease: suggest you do not consider elective office to be a real job, then list your opponent's superior qualifications and experience to serve in the post you seek for yourself.

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Robinson Field Hockey Wins Pool B at UTL Tournament

Rams finish 4-0 at two-day event.

Robinson field hockey is off to a 4-0 start.

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Blair Looks to Instill Winning Culture at McLean

Highlanders trying for first playoff berth since 2011.

The McLean football team will open the 2014 season at Washington-Lee on Sept. 5.

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Woodson Football Trying to Get ‘Back on the Map’

New head coach Dougherty brings up-tempo spread offense.

Woodson football opens the 2014 season on Aug. 29 at Oakton.

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Wakefield Field Hockey Receives Confidence Boost

Warriors beat Woodbridge on first day of Under the Lights tournament.

The Wakefield field hockey team split its four games at the Under the Lights tournament.

Editorial: Back to School - Good Steps, Good Intentions

The first day of school in Fairfax County is Tuesday, Sept. 2, but Monday, Sept. 8 is the beginning of something important. For the first time in decades, elementary school students will have a full day of school on Mondays instead of being sent home hours early. This action makes so much sense in for families with children in elementary school. The ability of Superintendent Karen Garza to facilitate this change to go into effect right away is remarkable, and we hope a promise for more changes ahead.

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Elementary Schools Prepare for New School Year

As the beginning of the school year approaches and teachers return to their classrooms, principals and administrators are busy organizing and planning to ensure a successful start of the year.

Cycle Fest Set for Sept. 14

The community is invited to the 5th Annual Northern Virginia Cycle Fest ride on Sunday, Sept. 14. Cycle Fest benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA).

Greenspring Packs 250 Bags for Back-to-School Event

During the week of Aug. 11, the Human Resources department at Greenspring retirement community hosted a “Back-to-School” event.

Foster Parents Needed

For more than 114 years, United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) has empowered children, their families, and the community.

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A Successful Season for the Tritons

The Laurel Hill Tritons capped off another successful season by winning their 4th NVSL Division Championship in nine years with a record of 4-1 and securing a three way tie for first place.