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Reston: Local Students Win National recognition at Junior Theater Festival

Students from Lopez Studios, Inc. in Reston won a Freddie G Award for Excellence in Ensemble Work and student Kendyl Florence earned a Freddie G Outstanding Student Director and Choreographer at the 2016 Junior Theater Festival, held Jan. 15, 16 and 17 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Ga.

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Herndon and Reston Winter Fun Guide

Stay active by running some races, find out if we have six more weeks of winter (we hope not), or enjoy some s’mores by the campfire.

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Vienna, McLean, Great Falls: Winter Fun and Entertainment

Winter Events and Activities to Keep You Warm

Winter Events and Activities to keep you warm

What to Do This Winter in Vienna

Fun to Fun Fundraisers coming up.

The thought of snow sends Northern Virginians into survival mode, discouraging the scheduling of mega-events.

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Appetite: 3 Tables to Reserve for Alexandria Restaurant Week

Do Alexandria’s many restaurant deals have you stymied? Here are three menus to consider.

As Alexandrians dig themselves out from their recent string of snow days, Restaurant Week arrives at the perfect time to provide a respite from the shoveling. Here are three eateries worthy of saving a spot for in the coming week.

Chantilly Snapshot: ‘Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk’

Take two popular fairytales, add a couple gigantic puppets and mix well, and the result is Chantilly High's upcoming children's show, “Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk.”

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Centreville Resident: ‘I’ve Got a Golden Ticket’

“American Idol” sends Westfield’s Sara Sturm to Hollywood.

It’s too early to know whether Centreville resident Sara Sturm will be the next American Idol; but at least, she has a chance. That’s because, after auditioning on the singing-competition show that aired Jan. 13 on national TV, she received a golden ticket to Hollywood.

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‘Colors of the Winter’ at Katie’s Coffee

Great Falls Studios photographer Jim Diedrich (Jamesdiedrich.com) is the featured artist for February at Katie's Coffee.

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Burke and Springfield: Lake Braddock Musical Theatre presents Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Since October, Lake Braddock junior Josh Lee has been transforming into Beast. He’s not ‘a beast,’ though he stands fairly stout at a formidable six-plus-feet-tall; Lee is cast as the dark and complex title character in his school’s Musical Theatre production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Jan. 22-31

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Events in Mount Vernon and Alexandria, Va.

Weekend Events in Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton and Springfield

Winter is coming. Call venues ahead of time for schedule changes.

Call venues ahead of time for schedule changes. Stay warm this weekend!

Reston and Herndon: Weekend Events

Winter is coming. Call venues ahead of time for schedule changes.

Winter fun in Reston and Herndon.

Weekend Events

Winter is coming. Call venues for schedule changes.

Winter is coming. Call venues ahead of time for schedule changes.

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Fairfax: JCC of Northern Virginia Dance Troupe Wins First Place

On Jan. 9-10, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia’s j.dance performance troupe, The Rockdaniot, received first place in the Mini category for their ballet and contemporary routines at JUMP Dance Convention in Washington, D.C.

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‘Uplifting and Impressive’ Concert

On. Jan. 12, after school, band students from Cardinal Forest Elementary School, Hunt Valley Elementary School, Keene Mill Elementary School, Orange Hunt Elementary School, Rolling Valley Elementary School, West Springfield Elementary School, Irving Middle School, and West Springfield High School met in the West Springfield High School auditorium to rehearse together, eat dinner together and perform.