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Time to Plane Around

Be ready for just 'plane' fun at 24th Annual Plane Pull® benefiting Special Olympics Virginia.

The 24th annual Dulles Day Family Festival and Plane Pull will be held Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dulles International Airport. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Virginia.

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MOD Pizza opens at Reston Plaza America

MOD stands for Made On Demand.

MOD Pizza, MOD stands for Made On Demand, held a grand opening at Reston’s Plaza America on July 1.

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‘Hello August’ Opens at Great Falls Studios Virtual Gallery

"Hello August" has opened at Great Falls Studios Virtual Gallery: Visit with a click and enjoy 40 works from 14 GFS member artists.

Great Falls Dancer Offered Merit Scholarship

Emilie Gregory, a dancer with Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon, selected to train with Miami City Ballet School.

Emilie Gregory, 14, of Great Falls -- a dancer with Classical Ballet Theatre of Northern Virginia -- received one of the highest honors an artist her age can receive: the offer of a full merit scholarship to train at the Miami City Ballet School.

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Centreville Snapshot: 20 Years

Virginia Bagel, at 5621 Stone Road, Centreville, is celebrating 20 years of business. Customers commemorated the store’s anniversary by presenting owners Aziz and Karim Afzal (at right) with a photograph of the restaurant that was signed by many of the patrons. Virginia Bagel has participated in the Centreville community not just as a restaurant, but also by supporting Westfield High School.

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Chantilly Snapshot: Soaring at Dance Nationals

Chantilly-based PowerWorx Dance (PWD) premiered its inaugural, nationally competitive Competition Team at Nexstar National Talent Dance Competition in Orlando, Fla., July 18-23.

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Centreville/Chantilly: Building Trust in the Community

Residents, police and firefighters join together during National Night Out.

Hot dogs, ice cream, water games, laughter and fun were all part of last week’s annual National Night Out celebration in the local area. It was held Tuesday evening, Aug. 2, and enabled community residents and public-safety personnel to meet each other, mingle and share some time together in a happy and relaxed atmosphere.

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Arlington: Digging into History

On Aug. 6, the Arlington Historical Society launched the first archaeological dig at the Ball-Sellers House — the oldest structure in Arlington County — in 30 years.

Arlington: Wahlburgers To Open At Ballston Point

Wahlburgers, founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie, will open a restaurant at Ballston Point in Arlington.

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Alexandria: Youths Uncover Historic Artifacts

Camp at Fort Word Park uncovers history.

Fourteen youths, aged 12 to 15, recently participated in the Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp, where they excavated a Post-Civil War African American community at Fort Ward Park.

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Alexandria: Youths Uncover Historic Artifacts

Camp at Fort Word Park uncovers history.

Fourteen youths, aged 12 to 15, recently participated in the Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp, where they excavated a Post-Civil War African American community at Fort Ward Park.

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Burke, Mount Vernon: Copperthite Race Track Receives Historical Marker

2,000-person grandstand once stood in Burke.

More than 100 years since Copperthite Race Track opened in Burke, harnessed race horses once again trotted back and forth on the same grounds, now inhabited by the Burke Nursery and Garden Center.

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Fairfax: Building Safer Communities

Crime is not welcome at 12 National Night Out block parties in the Fair Oaks District.

At first, National Night Out was a simple gesture citizens made to show their support for local law enforcement: Turn on the front porch light the first Tuesday night in August.

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Alexandria: Fighting Fire with Fun

Friendship Firehouse events kick off fundraising efforts.

He may not be Willy Wonka, but Dave Borghesani knows his chocolate. As chocolate history research manager at Mars Chocolate North America, Borghesani travels the country telling the story of the role chocolate has played in society for more than 3,500 years.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Aug. 5-14

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