Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


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Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Presents Donation to Artemis House Shelter

Great Falls Friends & Neighbors (GFFN) has announced that their annual White House Ornament sales for the 2016 holiday season raised $6,600 for Artemis House, Fairfax County’s only 24-hour domestic violence shelter.

Wandering Dogs of Great Falls

Despite invisible and physical fences, Great Falls dogs seem to be very successful in their search for adventure beyond their yards.

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McLean Mansion Engulfed by Fire

A fire destroyed a mansion at 818 Turkey Run Road on Saturday, Feb. 18.

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Dance Instructor Arrested

Chase Clark Peklo, 19, of Sterling was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 16, for carnal knowledge of children between 13 and 15 years of age and five counts of possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation and facilitation of child pornography, according to police.

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A Bundle of Love

Shadow is a 9-month-old Lab mix, rescued from Homeward Trails in May.

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Sisterhood of the Salaam Shalom Brings Communities Together

Local unity vigil draws a crowd from all over the Metro area.

America the Beautiful greeted all who entered the Sisterhood of the Salaam Shalom Unity Vigil on Feb. 16, 2017, at Temple Rodef Shalom in McLean.

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Having a Great Time with Cali

Joey Collins and Stephanie Gaibler of Great Falls with their dog Cali.

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Wildfire’s Chef Enjoys Creativity Part of His Job at Tysons Galleria

Meet Wildfire’s new sous chef Jeffrey Katz.

Seriously ready to tackle just about any cooking challenge or recipe calamity, Wildfire’s new sous chef Jeffrey Katz comes to this Tysons Galleria hot destination, Wildfire.

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Vienna's Stuart Mill Road Closures Feb. 22-24

Stuart Mill Road (Route 669) between Colt Run Road and Bridge Hill Lane will be closed to through traffic Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 24, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. each day for stormwater pipe replacement, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Fairfax County Names First Independent Police Auditor

Richard G. Schott, a 27-year veteran of the FBI, was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to be Fairfax County’s first-ever independent police auditor.

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Giving Back at Madison High

As part of their year-long “Warhawks Give Back” campaign, Madison High School hosted a Snow Ball in February to raise money for the Children’s National Health System.

Hunter Mill Community Summit to Be Held March 4

On Saturday, March 4, the Hunter Mill District Community Summit will take place at the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon.

Streetscape Project to Beautify Great Falls

Celebrate Great Falls (CGF) has launched its Streetscape Project in coordination with the Great Falls Garden Club.

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‘Main Street’ Idea Revitalized for Downtown McLean

Property owners of the Old Dominion Shopping Center and the Chain Bridge Corner Shopping Center are working to redevelop the spaces into one combined mixed-use development.

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‘China In My Eyes’ Opens on NOVA Campus

Just in time for the Chinese New Year, the Alexandria Campus Library in partnership with the Confucius Institute at George Mason University opened a photography exhibit titled “China in My Eyes” on Feb. 1.