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Happy Birthday Silver Line, and Many More

Reactions to the $3 billion project up and down the line.

”Herndon is ready,” said Mayor Lisa Merkel, regarding Herndon’s future Silver Line stop. Merkel dubbed Herndon, “A Next Generation Small Town.”

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Happy Birthday Silver Line, and Many More

Reactions to the $3 billion project up and down the line.

”Herndon is ready,” said Mayor Lisa Merkel, regarding Herndon’s future Silver Line stop. Merkel dubbed Herndon, “A Next Generation Small Town.”

Vienna Art Center Hosts Young Chinese Art Students

Children from Hope Chinese School Fairfax and from Beijing participate in art center’s evening workshop.

The Vienna Art Center, on Thursday, July 23, hosted a group of young Chinese art students, most from the Northern Virginia area but some from Beijing, as well.

Vienna Art Center Hosts Young Chinese Art Students

Children from Hope Chinese School Fairfax and from Beijing participate in art center’s evening workshop.

The Vienna Art Center, on Thursday, July 23, hosted a group of young Chinese art students, most from the Northern Virginia area but some from Beijing, as well.

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Tony Lucca and ZZ Ward Rock Tysons Plaza

Fans of all ages gathered on the Tysons Corner Plaza last Friday for good music, laughs and stunning views of the sunset.

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Sew What?

Visiting Miss Cathy’s Sewing Camp in Great Falls.

Scintillating seams and life lessons abound during a two-week sewing camp helmed by Cathy Moran — local business wiz, born teacher, and mother to four vivacious red-heads — as part of The Great Falls Foundation for the Art community summer programs.

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Arlington: Retirement Party

But of course she will never retire.

It was the retirement party for Gail Arnall, executive director for 10 years of Offender's Aid and Restoration (OAR). "But," as her friend from 1973, Belle O'Brien, said as she is putting flowers on each table, "if you believe she is retiring, you don't know Gail."

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Arlington: Program Targets 'Deadbeats'

Arlington County pursues child support payments.

You should always pay your child support. But if you live in Arlington, you might want to take special care that the check in the mail makes it out on time. If you’ve been ignoring the court warnings about falling behind on payments, there’s a good chance your face could be on the Arlington Sheriff’s Office’s “Deadbeat Parents” wall.

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Arlington: TACT Finishes Run with ‘Twelve Angry Men’

After 20 years of local theater productions, company set to close shop.

The American Century Theater (TACT) in Arlington is staging "Twelve Angry Men" as its final play, now through Aug. 8, at Gunston Theatre Two — culminating 20 years of staging local theater productions, and finishing off with the one show that began it all.

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Potomac: Squeals on Wheels Welcomes New Piglets

The Squeals on Wheels mobile petting zoo in Potomac has two new baby piglets that were born on July 10. For more inofmration on Squeals on Wheels, visit www.squealsonwheels.us/.

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Burke: Terra Centre Elementary School Renovation Nearly Completed

Molly Field, of Burke, is going on her 13th year as a Terra Centre Elementary School parent. Her third of three children will be in sixth grade there this fall. And though the educational experience hasn’t been lacking for her, friends have referred to the school as “The Shire,” a subtle dig at the mid-1970s design to be more efficient and environmentally friendly by using a green roof and sealing off many opportunities for natural light in favor of heating and cooling cost savings.

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Springfield Athlete to Compete in Special Olympics World Games

Karen Dickerson has run 16 marathons, well on the way to reaching her goal of completing one in every state in America. At 29, Dickerson has been a Special Olympics athlete for 18 years.

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Fairfax Station: New Christ Church to open in August

This is what the founders of Christ Church first envisioned in the mid-1980s. Though they first met in elementary schools, including Silverbrook Elementary school in Fairfax Station, the idea was always to form a regional church with a major road presence, said the current church executive director Debra Merrill.

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Springfield: Cottontail Swim Team Raises Money for Haiti

Members of the Cottontail Cobias summer league swim team know that not everyone has a 25-meter pool to swim in -- much less clean water to drink.

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Burke & Springfield: New Giant Draws from Virginia Farms

Last month, a new 50,000-square foot Giant Food grocery store opened in the Kings Park Shopping Center at 8970 Burke Lake Road in Springfield.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon: July 24-Aug. 2

Events near Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: July 24-Aug. 2

Events in Arlington County, Va.

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Potomac Weekend Fun: July 24-Aug. 2

Upcoming events near Potomac.

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Fort Hunt Team Brings Home District Championship

11 years since the last title for this age group.

It’s two hours before the District 9 Championship game and Head Coach Terry Trenchard is going for a swim.

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Centre View: ‘Impeccable Work Ethic’

Police PFC Earl Culbertson is honored as the Officer of the Month.

Reliable, a team player and a skilled motorcycle rider — that’s how Lt. Tim Burgess describes police PFC Earl D. Culbertson. In fact, as Culbertson’s supervisor, Burgess thinks so highly of him that he nominated him for Officer of the Month.