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Great Falls Lights Up for Christmas

Holiday Celebration

Hundreds of people assembled in the field of the Great Falls Village Centre for the community’s annual Christmas tree lighting on Sunday.

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Great Falls: Tips from the Pros Make Holiday Shipping Simple

The UPS Store in Great Falls Center aims to make shopping-to-shipping transition easier.

Be sure to visit the folks at The UPS Store in Great Falls Center, 9893 Georgetown Pike, for any additional holiday packing and shipping information. You may also visit them at www.theupsstorelocal.com/6725. And, don’t forget - AAA members receive 5 percent off shipping. Beginning Monday, Dec. 12 The UPS Store in Great Falls Center will offer extended

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McLean WinterFest Parade Celebrates Eighth Run

Holiday

More than 60 groups marched down the mile-long parade route for the WinterFest Parade in McLean on Sunday, Dec. 4. “It’s been around for a long time,” says Maureen Scholz a seven-year member of the parade’s steering committee.

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McLean: Langley Crew Athletes Committed to Row in College

Both athletes signed their Letters of Intent in a ceremony at Langley High School on Nov. 10. Pierce was in the 2015 Virginia State Champion J8+, placing 10th at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America's National Championship Regatta.

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McLean: Addiction Is Not "Somewhere Else"

Former NBA player talks to McLean about countywide drug problem.

Herren believes parents “hover over [their] kids academically, apply pressure athletically and drop the ball socially and emotionally.” He urged parents to play an active role in making sure their kids don’t need substances on a Friday night.

Seeing Red in Arlington

In November, Arlington voted blue but the country trended red.

In November, Arlington voted blue but the country trended red.

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Open Studios with Arlington Painter

Arlington painter Sue Grace showed several of her works at the Annual Holiday Open Studios on Sunday, Dec. 4.

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Looming Arlington Expenditures

Transportation and schools dominate county’s early FY2018 budget projections.

Arlington Schools are overcrowded, Metro is crumbling, and with a tight budget season Arlington County will have difficulties in saving them both.

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The Container Store Launches Annual Holiday Hugs Program

Holiday gift drive for children in the hospital during the holiday

The Container Store continues its annual, nationwide signature giving program, Holiday Hugs. In each of their Washington, DC-area stores, they are partnering with Children’s National Health System to collect and deliver new, unwrapped gifts to their young patients who are spending the holidays away from home. Customers can participate in the Holiday Hugs program by dropping off new, unwrapped books, small toys and games, toiletries, gift cards and kid-friendly stocking stuffers in collection bins at the Washington, DC, Arlington, Reston, Tysons Corner and Rockville locations between now and Dec. 18.

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Vienna: Old Comedy Finds New Audiences

Oakton High production of "Once in a Lifetime."

Gorgeous costumes, talking pictures, and two thousand airplanes -- what could this possibly be, you ask? Why, Oakton High School’s production of “Once in a Lifetime” of course! “Once in a Lifetime” was written in 1929 by Moss Hart, and would turn out to be the first of many successes for the playwright.

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Planners Seek Public Comment on Lee Highway Plan

Survey deadline is Dec. 9.

So what does economic revitalization mean?

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Vienna: Santa Joins Area Families for Lunch

More than 230 people bought tickets for annual Vienna event.

The annual lunch with Santa was held at the Vienna volunteer fire station this year as the community center is out of commission while being remodeled. With support from the Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, Santa and his elves joined more than 230 guests at a lunch in his honor on Dec. 3.

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Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Honors Naughton, Leibson

The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) paid tribute to 2016 APAH Affordable Housing Honorees, Timothy J. Naughton, CEO of AvalonBay Communities, and David C. Leibson and the Arlington Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness, at its annual fundraiser celebration at the Clarendon Ballroom on Oct. 6.

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Meet Chef Euripides at the Royal Restaurant in Alexandria

A community institution since 1904.

Richard Euripides, chef at the Royal Restaurant on N. Asaph Street, has boiled two packages of ribbed Zerega lasagna noodles for a customer favorite.

West Montgomery County Citizens Association News

The December General Meeting meeting of the West Montgomery County Citizens Association will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:15 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center.

Commentary: Coming Together in Northern Virginia over Climate Change

As the Republican candidate in Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District, which leans hard left, I knew faced a steep challenge going into this November’s election.

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Franchise Encourages Like-Minded Entrepreneurs in Arlington

New salon in Ballston to open in January.

Any Arlington resident that either drives or strolls through Ballston knows the neighborhood is booming. It’s an area of Arlington that rarely – if ever – sleeps.

Yorktown Swim and Dive Teams Split Weekend Doubleheader in Arlington

Yorktown Swim and Dive Teams Split Weekend Doubleheader

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Day of Learning and Sharing in Arlington

Day of Learning and Sharing in Arlington

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Holiday Cleanup in Arlington

Holiday Cleanup in Arlington