Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


One Month Missing

Search for Hannah Graham continues.

Over 30 days after second-year UVA student and West Potomac alumna Hannah Graham was last seen on a surveillance tape in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Charlottesville police and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management are continuing their search.

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Board of Supervisors Urges Action on John Geer Shooting Investigation

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors decided they’ve exercised enough patience with U.S. Attorney Dana Boente’s office. Now more than 13 months after Fairfax County police shot and killed John Geer, standing unarmed in the doorway of his Springfield home, Board chairman Sharon Bulova addressed the silence and stagnance from Boente.

Q&A With Joe Galdo and Marc Harrold

GALDO: At the Department of Energy, I led an effort to have more utilities offer Green power as an option. From the three utilities that had Green pricing programs and attended our first workshops, that expanded to over 80. Now it's hard to find a utility that doesn't offer some Green pricing.

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Crashing the Parties

Marc Harrold, Libertarian; Joe Galdo, Green, run for Congress.

Marc Harrold is a self-professed creature of habit. He’s been going to the same bars and restaurants near his Fairfax home for years, where the close friends he’s made there say his great sense of humor and diverse intelligence help him “hold court” and converse easily with anyone, on any subject.

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Qreitem: Business Citizen of Year

The Centreville Day Business Citizen of the Year is Paisano’s Pizza (and Bella Pizza) owner and CEO, Fouad Qreitem. He was honored by the Centreville Day Planning Committee at the Oct. 11 festivities.

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Changes in Store

‘Transformative’ new Springfield Town Center to open Oct. 17.

Lee District supervisor Jeff McKay has been preparing for Friday’s Springfield Town Center ribbon cutting since he was a kid. “As someone who’s spent my entire life here,” said McKay, “I’ve been acutely aware of the decline over the years.”

U.S. 1 Transit Study: Time to Speak Up

Last week, Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transit held the last public hearing on the U.S. 1 Multimodal Transit Study. This study will determine the most appropriate road configuration, mode of transit and accompanying land uses for the U.S. 1 corridor for the next 30 years. As the study ends, public input is absolutely critical.

Dental Office To Host Tour Of Expansion

Drs. Bruce R. Hutchison, Michael H. Gorman, Whitney S. Jarrell, and Brigid B. Mooney of Family Dentistry are hosting an open house at their offices, 14245-P Centreville Square, Centreville, on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

NOVEC Joins Operation Round Up

The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia Department of Social Services are offering programs that will help low-income Virginians stay warm this winter.

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Centreville Day 2014

Despite the rain, festivities go as planned in the Centreville's Historic District.

The 22nd annual Centreville Day 2014 was held on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Centreville's Historic District.

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Friends of Pohick Library Raises $20,000 Selling Books

The Friends of the Pohick Regional Library handed the Fairfax Library Foundation a check for $20,000 last July. Getting to that amount came about by humble means — dollars and cents from having a book sale.

All Aboard the Trolley

It was a cool October morning. The trolley door opened with a swish. “Good morning, watch your step," Marlene Stevens, the bus operator for the Alexandria trolley was beginning her first trip of the day.

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Oktoberfest Held At Reston Town Center

Visitors attend weekend-long festival in Reston.

Despite overcast weather, the 2014 Oktoberfest was held again at Reston Town Center with Alpine Dancers, exhibitors, Oktoberfest fare, beer and carnival rides.

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Reston Association Hosts Home and Garden Expo

Guests learn about home care and Reston Association services.

Reston Association hosted a home and garden expo at Reston Association headquarters. “We look forward to hosting this event annually as we see it as a service to the community,” said Cate Fulkerson, Reston Association CEO.

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Herndon ArtSpace Expressions Portrait Exhibit Opens to Public

ArtSpace Herndon Portrait Exhibit kicks off ArtsWeek Herndon.

Finalists were recognized at the ArtSpace Herndon Expressions Portrait Exhibit during the Saturday, Oct. 11 artists reception. The art exhibit displays more than 20 portrait pieces composed by 18 artists.