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Burke, Fairfax Station: ‘Carousel’ Coming to Lake Braddock

Musical Theatre department revives a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

After having done family-friendly and modern shows in recent years, Lake Braddock Secondary School musical theatre director Mary DeMarco of Clifton decided “it was time to do a classic.”

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Fairfax County: Public hearing on yard waste bags follows premature administrative change

North Springfield resident Asher Grady has his leaf collecting down to a science. And with the mature trees around his quarter-acre lot, he needs to. Each fall, he said, he goes through between 60 and 80 bags of leaves, spending between eight and 12 hours to rake and bag them.

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Unseasonable in Arlington

Thomas and Melissa Cornils share a father-daughter moment in the sun outside Toby’s Ice Cream in Westover on Sunday, Jan. 15. Paul Miller at Toby’s said he was amazed at how many ice creams he had sold that morning: normally this time of year it’s all about hot coffee.

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Week in Vienna

Community News

What's going on in Vienna?

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Madison High Students Participate in Service Learning Project

Community News

As part of a Service Learning Project, the senior class at James Madison HS spent part of the school day supporting multiple local organizations.

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Vienna: Giving Voice to the Voiceless, Hope to the Helpless

Community volunteers share their work to support animal rescue efforts programs.

Most pet parents embrace their non-human family members as, well, as “family.” While the most common family pets are dogs and cats, there are people who count themselves as custodians of other creatures, from rabbits and snakes to rodents and birds.

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Mission: Inauguration

Officer with Vienna, Langley High roots leads inaugural military ceremonial activities.

Brigadier General George M. Degnon, U.S. Air Force, has come along way from his native Vienna and his school days at Langley High School in McLean, but his next mission will play out practically in his old home backyard.

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Week in McLean

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What's going on in McLean?

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McLean Community Center Seeks Board Candidates

Board seats open

Months before a scheduled 18-month renovation is to begin on its main facility, the McLean Community Center (MCC) is seeking candidates to run for seats on its 2017-2018 Governing Board. The board provides oversight and guidance for MCC programs and facilities, which include the Robert Ames Alden Theatre (The Alden) and The Old Firehouse Center. An agency of Fairfax County Government, the center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

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Walt Whitman Principal Roger Vanderhye Dies

Previously spent 12 years as principal at Spring Hill Elementary in McLean.

Walt Whitman Middle School principal Roger Vanderhye, 60, died last week following complications from a recent surgery.

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Stepping Stone into the Future

Program provides work experience for veterans

Though the laboratory technicians at the Veterans Curation Program (VCP) work with archaeological collections of the past, the program is a stepping-stone into the future for each of them.

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Recalibrating Fight Against Hunger

Setting Priorities

The monthly meeting of Hunger Free Alexandria focused on the accomplishments since the release of the report “Toward an End to Hunger in Alexandria” which was released in 2014.

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Former California Highway Patrol commander named new chief of police.

Michael Brown has been selected as Alexandria’s new chief of police.

Dairy Godmother Says Goodbye to Del Ray

Dairy Godmother frozen custard shop in Del Ray is closing their doors.

Hosting a President for Lunch

Fireflies’ owner looks back on the day President Obama paid her restaurant a visit.

On one summer day in 2014, President Obama found his way to Fireflies in Del Ray for lunch.

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