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Area Students Shine in MATHCOUNTS Competition

The Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS competition was held on Saturday, Feb. 6, at George Mason University.

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Arlington Snapshot: Healthy School Award

The Marine Corps Marathon presented the Healthy School Award and a $1,000 check on Feb. 4 to Taylor Elementary School from MCM partner Sodexo.

Snowzilla Summit Ahead

Board names Fairfax County Animal Shelter for Michael Frey.

“What a difference a week makes,” said County Chairman Sharon Bulova (D), in case anybody had moved on from the 29.3 inches of measured snow at Dulles Airport during the recent blizzard.

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Honoring Black History

Fairfax County’s Cable Network presents programs in celebration of Black History Month.

Fairfax Public Access (FPA) will air a special series of movies and documentaries throughout the month of February in recognition of Black History Month.

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Helping Arlington Set a Course

Department of Parks and Recreation asks residents to weigh in.

Arlington residents were given four chances over the past week to weigh in on their parks, recreation, and natural resources. “POPS,” a Plan for Our Spaces, was initiated by the county’s planners and the Parks Department to solicit input from residents. They gathered on Friday, Feb. 5, at the happy hour at Whitlow’s on Wilson Boulevard to drink Dale’s Pale Ale and put green dots on the charts around the room.

Proffers in Danger?

Richmond caught the attention of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors this week specifically with House Bill 770 (Gilbert) and Senate B 549 (Obenshain), bills Sharon Bulova says will place “significant restrictions” on development, specifically citing “unreasonable proffers.”

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Arlington: Consultants Unveil Draft Plan for Lee Highway

Residents indicate approval of direction but concern about unintended consequences.

The concepts of “Complete Streets,” “New Urbanism,” pop up parks, and TDR’s were new to many of the 183 residents gathered at Yorktown High School on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Arlington Brief: Awards Spotlight Architectural and Landscape Designs

Eleven architectural and landscape projects were selected to receive 2015 DESIGNArlington awards.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: Feb. 12-21

Entertainment

Entertainment in Arlington County, Va.

Letter: Safeguarding Others in Time of Need

To the Editor

“To be successful, there must be strong community will.”

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Haunting Wounded Souls, Interconnected Lives

For those seeking out a singular achievement into unapologetic mature themed theater, 1st Stage’s production of “When the Rain Stops Falling” will etch itself into audience thrall.

Barnes and Noble’s Teacher Contest Ends March 1

The Barnes and Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest ends March 1.

Week in Vienna

Weekly happenings in Vienna.

Vienna Teen Wins Best Delegate Award

Otilia Danalache, of Vienna, a freshman at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, won the Best Delegate Award at The Ivy League Model United Nations Conference 2016.

Vienna: Broadway Hits at Shepherd’s Center

‘Lunch ‘N Life’ event to feature singer Jocelyn Jackson.

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) is hosting their first in 2016 schedule of Lunch n’ Life events. T

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Optimists Present $29,000 Donation to Growing Hope

At Feb. 3 dinner meeting, check presentation and installation of new members.

Northern Virginia, in support of local families confronting childhood cancer.

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Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Honors Volunteers

Fire department, Auxiliary recognizes selfless service in 2015.

Approximately 130 friends of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department came out on Feb. 6 to salute the department’s volunteers and staff for service to the community in 2015.

Oakton’s Bassett is Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital CFO

Laura Bassett, of Oakton, was appointed chief financial officer of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.

Ayr Hill Garden Club Meeting Set for Feb. 22

The Ayr Hill Garden Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 22, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road in Vienna.

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Vienna Church Starts the Holy Season of Lent with Ashes and Dashes

Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 2589 Chain Bridge Road will once again be offering Ashes and Dashes, a drive-thru service that quickly provides ashes and prayer to Christian observers of Ash Wednesday, in its church parking lot on Feb. 10, from 6-8:45 a.m.