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‘Taste of Teeter’

Crowds flock to opening of Harris Teeter in Old Town.

Deborah Henderson stood for hours cheerfully answering questions and directing shoppers to the proper aisles as hundreds of residents turned out for the “Taste of Teeter” night Oct. 21 to celebrate the long-awaited opening of Old Town’s Harris Teeter grocery store.

‘We Owed that to the Victim’

Police charge Jesse Matthew with 2005 Fairfax crimes.

The wheels of justice may turn slowly – but, apparently, they keep on turning. And now, nine years after a young Fairfax woman was attacked in her own neighborhood by an unknown assailant, a suspect has been charged with the crime.


A car crash in Chantilly last week took the life of a 27-year-old Sterling man. Fairfax County police identified him as Jordan Douglas. The tragedy occurred last Wednesday, Oct. 15, shortly before 5 p.m.

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Expo Highlights Trademarks

T-Markey greeted visitors in the Dulaney Gardens arriving to tour the annual U.S. Patent and Trademark (USPTO) Expo in Alexandria last weekend. T-Markey is the official USPTO mascot.

Holiday Food Drive For Needy Families

Teaming Up To Help Needy

The holidays are almost here, with all the joy of family gatherings and tasty meals around the table.

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Dulles Now Screening for Deadly Virus

Local hospitals to treat ill passengers arriving from Africa.

Dulles International Airport was one of five airports in the nation to begin screening for Ebola last Thursday. The Center for Disease Control and Protection trained staff to check all passengers arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to check for signs of illness to prevent more passengers from infecting others during their daily interactions.

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Village Centers to Change With Master Plan

Sustainability, walkability focus with Reston’s plazas.

The village centers are all getting a makeover. County Planning and Zoning officials held a community meeting at South Lakes High School Oct. 18 to find out what residents want to change about their village centers as a part of the Master Plan Phase II planning.

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Pet Rescuer Needs Rescuing

... as birds multiply in home.

All’s quiet now at the bungalow in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood, except for the occasional squawk of an exotic bird called a cockatiel.

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Herndon High Pumps up SAT Average

Most improved among county schools.

Herndon High School did it. The school made the biggest gains in their Scholastic Assessment Test - more commonly known as SAT - scores among all other high schools in the county.

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Trick or Treat, Great Falls!

Spooktacular promises to be frightfully fun.

Halloween is going to be a scream at the Village Centre Green and Great Falls Shopping Center. Spooktacular, the village’s annual children’s trick or treat event, will line up local businesses armed with candy and decked out in costumes on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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An Open Door, an Open Heart

At Carpenter Shelter

It was 7:30 a.m. and Sharon Addison, the Davis Place Monitor, opened the door to Carpenter Shelter on Henry Street in Alexandria.

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Transportation Issues Dissected

Citizens association hosts update on roadways and sidewalks.

Traffic congestion. Roadway construction. Lack of sidewalks. All these and more were among the concerns McLean residents had for the Fairfax Department of Transportation director Oct. 14 during McLean Citizen’s Association’s transportation update.

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Lake Anne Plan Approved

Planners envision energy efficient, pedestrian friendly plaza.

Lake Anne Plaza will become the village center of founder Robert Simon’s dreams in a decade. That’s what Reston officials and Lake Anne Development Partners LLC believe. Reston Planning and Zoning Committee approved LADP’s Lake Anne Master Plan on Monday for a four phase green efficient plan for the town’s original plaza.

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Celebrating Arts in Great Falls

Great Falls artists showcase their masterpieces.

For most days, Lochini Rumburg’s home is her sanctuary, a place where she can unwind from her work day in front of her easel. Last weekend, however, was a chance for her and about 25 other artists to show off their art or craft in their space during Great Falls Studios’ annual studio tour.

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Herndon Frying Pan Park Holds Farm Harvest Days

Families from around the area visit Herndon farm park.

Hundreds of families took the advantage of mild fall weekend weather to attend the Frying Pan Farm Park’s Farm Harvest Days held Oct. 18 -19 in Herndon.