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The Beacon Welcomes First Tenants

Donohoe Construction turned over the first phase of occupancy at the new Beacon at Clarendon West after receiving the Certificate of Occupancy from Arlington County in August

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DogFest Spotlights Service Dogs at Pentagon Row

Event benefits Canine Companions for Independence.

The first annual DogFest Walk ‘N Roll in the area kicked off early Saturday morning, Sept. 13, as close to 30 teams queued up on Pentagon Row to support Canine Companions for Independence.

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Remembering 9-11

More than 100 people gathered on the edges of the plaza outside the Arlington County building on Thursday morning, Sept. 11, to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Column: Medicaid Expansion Lite

Virginia’s first governor, Patrick Henry, was elected to four one-year terms. Henry’s reputation as a leader was well established before he became governor with his famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech made in St. John’s Church in Richmond before the Revolution.

Column: Almost Fall —The Silly Season is Underway

Did anyone see any salutes to working people on the first Monday in September this year? Sadly, the meaning of this holiday honoring working people has become barely an afterthought it seems.

Later High School Start Times for 2015?

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza will propose later high school start times at the Fairfax County School Board’s business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, for the Board’s formal consideration at its business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Children, Adults Enjoy Model Railroad Display

The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders held an open house Saturday afternoon, Sept. 13, at the historic Vienna Train Station.

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Vienna Pauses During ‘A Day to Remember’

American Legion Post 180 and Town of Vienna pay tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, the sky was bright blue, the air warm and crisp, the sun beamed. Much like the morning was in the D.C. area on Sept. 11, 2001.

Herndon High Band Thanks the Community

On Saturday, Sept. 6, 150 Herndon High School Band students fanned out across Herndon for their annual Tag Day event, their biggest fundraiser of the year. The students worked together in teams and braved the intense heat and humidity, dressed in full marching band uniforms, courageously knocking on door after door, cheerfully repeating the phrase “Hi, I’m from the Herndon Band” to all who would listen.

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Old Dominion Celebrates 23rd Debutante Ball

On July 19, 2014, the Old Dominion Cotillion (“ODC”) held its Twenty-Third Annual Debutante Ball at Westfields Marriott in Chantilly.

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Vienna Church Honors Area Nonprofits

Emmanuel Lutheran Church hosted a “Serving the Servants” luncheon Sunday, Sept. 7, to honor staff from Fairfax County nonprofits who work to meet the needs of some of the county’s poorest residents.

Residents Still Upset about Follin Lane

Want Town Council to become more involved before project starts.

The Town of Vienna plans to widen Follin Lane from two to three lanes, level the grade of the road at the Hine Street intersection and remove the brush.

Bright Horizons to Host Grand Opening

Bright Horizons opened its newest early education and preschool center on July 14, 2014 in Vienna.

Weichert, Realtors Recognizes McLean/Dolley Madison Office, Top Associates

McLean/Dolley Madison office was recognized for outstanding performance in August - Bruce L. Green, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced.

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Rocket Launch at Churchill Road

During the second week of school, groups of Churchill Road sixth graders conducted a scientific experiment using the rockets they built in science class.

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