Mount Vernon: Board Approves Financing to Preserve Affordable Housing in Huntington Area

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) to make a loan of up to $5.65 million to Christian Relief Services of Virginia (CRSVA) for the acquisition of a 113-unit apartment complex, Huntington Gardens, in the Lee District.

Mount Vernon: Police Investigate Thefts of ATM Machines

Detectives are investigating a series of ATM thefts that have been occurring around the region, including Fairfax County.

A Mother’s Grief: Arrest in Hall Homicide

An arrest in Saquan Hall homicide brings cycle of revenge to a close, but no satisfaction.

In the days after Saquan Hall’s murder, his mother, Patrice Hall, learned details about the shooting. She learned how he was shot once, stumbled, fell, and how the man who killed her son came up and shot him again in the head. The details, Patrice Hall says, that no mother should ever have to learn about her son.

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New Heights for Alexandria

Impending 355 foot residential tower is just the start for Carlyle’s upward growth.

While arguments rage in Old Town over three- and four-story buildings, at the western end of Eisenhower Avenue the city is moving forward with plans for some of the tallest buildings in Northern Virginia.

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Alexandria Snapshot: For 18th Century Ship

Old Town Civic Association President Yvonne Weight Callahan presents Alexandria City Archaeologist Dr. Fran Bromberg (center) a check for $4,000 on July 20 to help conserve the 18th century ship remains excavated at 220 South Union Street. Laboratory conservation should commence this year and will take several years. At left is Eleanor Green of Alexandria Archaeology.

Alexandria ‘Fights the Bite’

The Alexandria Health Department held a community meeting about Zika and mosquitoes on Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Alexandria Beatley Library.

Reston Chapter of The Links Awards Scholarships

The Reston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a civic organization of women, awarded scholarships to 11 deserving students of Herndon and South Lakes High Schools, and prospective teacher education majors from Lake Braddock Secondary School and Hayfield High School.

Herndon: By Popular Demand

Herndon’s illusion artist Derek Jaspers returns to NextStop Theatre with encore performance.

With a sold-out performance when Herndon’s Derek Jaspers first appeared at NextStop Theatre just a few weeks ago with his deception and sleight of hand skills, audiences clamored for a return engagement.

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Herndon Team Wins Conrad Spirit Challenge

Students win first place for international business and innovation competition.

The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge began in August 2015 with more than 500 students from 16 countries creating concepts, products and services to help humanity. More than 90 teams advanced to the Finals of the Challenge, hosted at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Herndon’s Pet Celebrity

Godsey joined the Phipps family in 2002 and since has grown to be a central member of his neighborhood.

Godsey, three-fourth dachshund and one-fourth Jack Russell, joined the Phipps Family in 2002. He was born on Veteran’s Day on a family farm in Abingdon, Va. Now fourteen years old, Godsey has lost all his teeth causing his tongue to hang endearingly outside his mouth, and has lost hearing in both ears.

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A Herndon Year

Arts Herndon announced the winners for the 6th Annual Herndon Town Calendar Photo Competition. The prize-winning art will be highlighted in the upcoming Herndon Calendar, which is mailed to every business and resident of the town in December.

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‘Big’ at Herndon High

Herndon Grand Musical Theatre Experience presents “Big The Musical.”

The Grand Musical Theatre Experience returned to Herndon High School with a production of “Big The Musical” by John Weidman, music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Cast of the musical performed at a July Herndon Friday Night Live event on the Town Green. The show is directed by Morganne Davies with musical direction by Dana Van Slyke, and is based upon the 1988 motion picture "Big" written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg.

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Herndon: An Appeal to Keep SPIRIT Alive

Horses used to bring a magic of healing and improving a quality of lives for centuries. Today, more than ever humans need healing and better life skills and experience. This is what we with horses at SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program, Inc. do to serve community.

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Reston: Not Your Average Summer Camp

SySTEMic Solutions Robotics Camp teaches children real-world skills for building, coding robots.

Having fun, making friends and building robots? For some Fairfax County children, it’s all in a day’s camp.

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Architectural Gem: Round Two

Board of Supervisors to decide history and future of the American Press Institute Tuesday, July 26.

The fate of a modern architectural gem in Reston could be decided this week when the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors considers an application to construct more than 40 homes on the site of the American Press Institute.