Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


Alexandria Mentor of the Month: At Wright to Read, Developing a Love of Reading

Ms. Jordan and I have worked together for three and a half years.

Alexandria History: Braddock’s Defeat Solidifies Washington’s Military Credentials

Braddock’s Defeat Solidifies Washington’s Military Credentials

In 1755, in midst of the French and Indian War, Major General Edward Braddock arrived in Virginia as commander in chief of the British forces in North America against the French

Alexandria History: George Washington, The Farmer

George Washington is remembered for being the father of the country, having served as an officer in the French and Indian War, Commander in Chief during the Revolutionary War, and founding President of the United States. However, for 15 years between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, George Washington was a highly successful and innovative planter.

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Fairfax: Providence Elementary Presents Progress Report

Providence Elementary School (PES) principal Jesse Kraft presented his seventh State of the School report to the City of Fairfax School Board on Monday, Feb. 1.

Fairfax: Paul VI Junior Earns a Perfect Score

Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax is celebrating junior Landon Labuskes for earning a perfect score on his AP Calculus AB exam.

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Alexandria: A Pub for Presidents

Bulova authors history of Gadsby’s Tavern.

Ever since she graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in anthropology, Gretchen Bulova has been a fixture at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, her name becoming nearly as synonymous with the historic building as George Washington and John Gadsby himself. Now, after 25 years of walking those hallowed halls as its director, Bulova shares the story behind the preservation of the tavern in her book “Gadsby’s Tavern, Images of America.”

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Reston Robotics Proves Resistance is Futile

On a crackling crisp morning Miranda and JohnAngelo stand waiting for a door minder to let them into Nova Labs in Reston.

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Pride of Herndon on Display

Herndon High Band students compete for All-Virginia Band.

Herndon High School made a strong showing in this year’s band competition, held at McLean High School on Jan. 9, that, in the words of director Kathleen Jacoby, “…rivaled any in memorable history.”

Chantilly Snapshot: Triumphant

Chantilly High School’s Charger Dancers made a clean sweep in every category Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Gar-field High School “Sweetheart Invitational” Cheer and Dance Competition.

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Centreville: Joining Together to Help, Support Others

Meet Centreville High’s Wildcats vs. Cancer club.

Centreville High sophomore Valerie Nguyen founded the Wildcats vs. Cancer club at her school to help others. But for her, the battle against this disease is also personal.

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Fairfax County School Board Approves $2.67 Billion ‘No Cuts’ Budget

Calls for general salary raises and additional $40 million for teachers, lowering elementary class sizes.

Members of the Fairfax County School Board have taken the next step in realizing Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza’s vision of no additional cuts in the Fiscal Year 2017 school system operating budget. T

Area Students Shine in MATHCOUNTS Competition

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

Barnes and Noble’s Teacher Contest Ends March 1

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

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.

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Potomac School Senior Commits to Swim for University of Chicago

Sydney Grube, a senior at The Potomac School, has committed to swim for the University of Chicago.