Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


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Reston: Chamber Recognizes Excellence

Awards for chamber excellence winners announced, greater reston chamber of commerce board of directors installed.

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Weighing In: Downtown Herndon Reaction

See two proposals for Herndon’s future downtown at (search for Downtown Redevelopment).

Herndon Crime Reports

Notable incidents from the Town of Herndon’s police department from June 13-19.

Vienna Crime Reports

Notable incidents from the Town of Vienna’s Police department from June 16-23.

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Farewell to Chantilly High

Graduates look toward their future.

Six hundred and thirty Chantilly High School seniors celebrated as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at EagleBank Area located on George Mason University’s campus on June 20.

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Centreville: Hope in the Fight Against Drug Dependency

Meeting highlights battles in every neighborhood.

Fairfax County experiences heroin overdoses every day, according to county officials. To help raise awareness, a second county-wide Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Town Hall was held June 14 at Centreville High School.

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Potomac: Mural Honors C&O Canal Partnership with School

Seven Locks Elementary School students pay tribute to 100th anniversary of U.S. National Parks.

Each class at Seven Locks Elementary School looks forward to field trips to the C&O Canal. They study the ecosystem, gain an understanding of the history and the economics, experience the fun of dressing up in the clothing worn by the lock keepers and families who lived on the canal boats, meet the mules and take a ride on the General Jubal T. Early canal boat. They learn to love and appreciate the nearby C&O Canal through their school’s collaborative educational partnership with the National Park Service (NPS).

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Potomac Snapshot: Inside Swains Lockhouse

From left are Ladda Cole, Chris Stubbs, Chief of Resource Management for the C&O Canal National Park, and Sheila and Don Moldover at the open house last weekend.

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Potomac: Library To Host Workshop on Motorized Fun

“Ready, Set, GoBots!” arrives Thursday.

There are a couple things one expects to see in the Potomac Library. Books, readers, librarians, and … robots?

Arlington Snapshot: Police Chief-for-the-Day

“Do you Nathnael Abrahams, solemnly swear?” Nathnael was being sworn in as 2016 Police Chief-for-the-Day at the Arlington County Justice Center Plaza on June 21 by Deputy Chief Andy Penn.

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Arlington: Two Named Hispanic Teachers of the Year

Claudia Delgadillo, a first grade teacher at Claremont Immersion School, and Lilliana Maldonado-Mendez, a Spanish teacher at Washington-Lee High School, were honored with the Victoria D. de Sanchez Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award from the Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia.

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Great Falls: Delays Pave Path for Approval

After months of revisions, tweaks, negotiations, proffer and planning changes, commission approves 19 houses on Brooks Farm.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac High School Holds Commencement June 20

“La decisión están en tus manos,” West Potomac High School graduating senior Alexandra Susano-Jarjuri said, sharing advice her father has given her over the years. “There will be repercussions, you can’t blame others,” she translated.

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Mount Vernon: Bryant Sends Off More than 60 Seniors

More than 60 students walked down the aisle with cap, gown and golden tassel during the June 16 commencement ceremony at Bryant Alternative High School.

Centreville: Parents’ Love Story Inspires Novel

Centreville resident Naila Q. Parveen pens first novel.

Longtime Centreville resident Naila Q. Parveen released her first novel “Under the Magnolia Tree” this month. Although Parveen has been writing and illustrating stories since she was a child, she still describes becoming an author as something that “miraculously happened” to her.