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


Great Falls Resident Wins a Nationally-prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

Great Falls resident and Harvard University graduate Kiran Hampton was awarded a nationally-prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

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‘Honoring Those Who Have Served’

Commonwealth Academy honors veterans

Students at Commonwealth Academy paid tribute to veterans Nov. 11 by placing American flags outside the school in Del Ray.

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From Yorktown High School to Outer Space

Patrick Moran chosen as pilot for commercial space travel program

Patrick Moran is in his car headed for Spaceport America, New Mexico.

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Addressing the Demands of Virtual University Classrooms

Marymount psychology professor offers solution to distance learning obstacles

For some students and professors, the loss of in-person contact has disrupted higher education and the experiences that often accompany it.

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In-Person Learning Delayed for Some Fairfax County Public Schools Students

Superintendent and staff update school board on return-to-school plans

A surge in COVID-19 cases in Fairfax County forced Fairfax County Public Schools to delay its planned return of in-person instruction for an additional 6,800 students on Monday, Nov. 16.

School Building Closed? Try a Park

Families across Northern Virginia are challenged with online education.

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NWFCU Foundation Raises $100K for Scholarship Program at Golf Tournament

NWFCU Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, held its fifth annual Drive for the Driven Golf Tournament on Oct. 19, 2020.

McLean High Student Wins Voice Competition, Advances to Division Finals

Tracy Waagner, a senior at McLean High School, will represent Virginia in the Division Finals of the Music Teachers National Association Southern Division Senior Vocal Competition.

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The Other Alexandria: A Teacher Made A Difference – Joseph (Joe) Lovelace

It was March 27, 1943 at 5 a.m., when Andrew Lovelace died at his son’s home at 611 North West Street.

Business Update on the Coronavirus: Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce

The coronavirus continues to affect businesses throughout our community and accurate information can help businesses make good decisions.

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South County High Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

FCPS cooperates with the County Health Department, informs families

A student at South County High School in Lorton has reported testing positive for COVID-19, according to a bulletin sent by Fairfax County Public Schools on Monday, Nov. 9.

Fairfax High Presents ‘The Laramie Project’

Fairfax High School’s new Director, Chris Whitney, and the FX Players will present “The Laramie Project,” a virtual, livestreaming production, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-21, at 7:15 p.m.

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People: Chantilly Sisters Pursue Pageantry with a Purpose

These days, pageant competition is about so much more than ball gowns and pretty faces.

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Westfield Theater Students Offer ‘She Kills Monsters’

Westfield High theater students will livestream their first-ever, virtual production of “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms.”

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Rich History for Opera NOVA

Online offerings, but missing the annual Children’s Opera

Right about now in November, Jose Sacin would usually be in the middle of the Children’s Opera, Opera NOVA’s big event of the year.