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Council gives go-ahead to Rust Curve project.

Rust Curve Project Gets ‘Green Light’

The Rust Curve proposal is controversial, with residents on both sides of the issue. But, believing in the many benefits it’ll bring, the Fairfax City Council has given it a green light. The project entails building a continuous brick sidewalk on the west side of Route 123/Chain Bridge Road between Old Town Fairfax and Rust Hill Place. It also replaces the drainage ditch and deteriorating sidewalk along Chain Bridge Road with a new, at-grade curb, gutter and sidewalk.

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Fairfax: Paul VI Presents ‘Don’t Go Near the Water’

In an American embassy somewhere behind the Iron Curtain. The ambassador’s son, a bumbler, is running the embassy when three American tourists – parents and their 23-year-old daughter – run inside. They’re being chased by secret police who accuse them of spying and picture-taking. So they seek asylum and make plans to escape. Featuring a cast and crew of 50, Paul VI High presents the rollicking comedy, “Don’t Go Near the Water.” It takes the stage Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 17-20, in the school theater.

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Burke: Making History Personal at Burke History Day 2016

The next meeting of the Burke Historical Society is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, in the fellowship hall at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 6304 Lee Chapel Road in Burke. Author Paul N. Herbert will discuss his latest book “Treason in the Rockies.”

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Burke: Beautifying New Pohick Library

Perry Spring, a “Life” scout in Boy Scout Troop 1100, at Nativity Church in Burke completed his Eagle Scout Service Project by leading his Troop in rebuilding the entranceway planter boxes at the newly renovated Pohick Library on Sydenstricker Road. More than thirty scouts from Troop 1100 worked throughout the day to complete this project.

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Great Falls: ‘Breathtaking Navajo Lands and Beyond’ Photography Exhibit by Dee Leggett at the Great Falls Library

“Breathtaking Navajo Lands and Beyond" is an exhibit of photography capturing the beauty of the natural formations and historical sites on the Navajo lands in Arizona as well as some of the State Parks in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada taken during Great Falls photographer and author Dee Leggett’s tour to the area in May.

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Bringing New Trees to Great Falls

ReLeaf and GFCA volunteers disperse some of many native species that will enhance the community for many years, including white and red oak, elderberry, dogwood and loblolly pine. ReLeaf is a private non-profit organization of volunteers formed in 1992 to plant and protect trees in and around Fairfax County, preserve native habitat and educate the public about the benefits of trees.

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Vienna: Madison High School Student honored by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Justin Hu, a freshman at James Madison High School, was honored as one of the brightest students from around the world at an international awards ceremony by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). This year, more than 27,000 students participated in CTY’s Talent Search, representing all 50 states and more than 60 countries.

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Vienna: Madison High Students Collect Food for Others

Food Drive

Madison High School is running its annual canned food drive from Oct. 31 to Nov. 22.

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McLean: Historic District to Include Mackall-Hall House

Expansion of Langley Fork

“Doug Mackall was born in the bedroom on the second floor on top of the stairs. I don’t know if Henry Mackall was born there or not, I don’t think he was in the house,” said Ulfelder. “Two prominent folks who have a lot to do with the preservation of history of McLean and have been involved in the overall Fairfax County community as well.”

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Mark Zetts Honored for ‘Selfless Devotion’ to Community

McLean Citizens Association presents resolution recognizing years of Zett’s leadership on planning and zoning issues.

The McLean Citizens Association voted unanimously to approve a resolution expressing its “deep gratitude and appreciation” for his “exceptional dedication and selfless devotion” to MCA and the McLean community. Mark Zetts was a member of the MCA’s Board of Directors since 2002, he spent more than nine years as chair or co-chair of the association’s Planning and Zoning Committee.

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Eagle Scouts Honor Troops for Veterans Day

As his Eagle project, he along with friends constructed wooden boxes to collect hundreds of books ranging from preschool level to high school for the children of wounded warriors, active duty and veterans being served at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) Pediatrics Department.

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McLean: Election Viewpoints 2016

Who did you vote for and why?

By 7 a.m., 361 people had submitted a ballot. The high school was the polling location for both the Chain Bridge and Langley precincts in McLean and the county’s Office of Elections expected nearly 6,000 voters to pass through its doors by the time it closed at 7 p.m.

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Springfield Dance Student Trains at School of Nashville Ballet’s Summer Program

Emily Glaccum who studies at the Ballet Nova Center of Dance was admitted to the School of Nashville Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program. There Emily spent part of the summer developing her ballet technique and performance skills.

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Small Plates Choreography Festival Returning to Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse facility “supports the idea of short, small dance works presented together. It’s an intimate environment, conducive to a personal feedback experience with the audience,” said Beth Elliott of Northern Virginia Community College. Continuing its role as a locally-based incubator venue for Northern Virginia, the Workhouse Arts Center will be presenting the “Small Plates Choreography Festival.”

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Patriotic Musical Salutes to America’s Veterans

Veterans Day weekend at Center for the Arts.

“Many young adults now do not grow up with the music of Duke Ellington so it is incredibly gratifying to watch them develop, both musically and emotionally, when they make a connection with ‘Jazz’ and its significance within American history,” said Darden Purcell, Director of Jazz Studies, George Mason University.