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‘Realizing that Being Different Is OK’

Vienna, Oakton residents perform in ‘Shrek the Musical.’

A big green ogre, a princess, a wisecracking donkey and a love-struck dragon – they’ll all be onstage when The Alliance Theatre’s Summer Stars program presents “Shrek the Musical.”

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Shiver Me Timbers!

First Pirate Fest a success.

The event was set up like a port town. Even the games had to be paid in doubloons rather than with cash.

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Silver Line Officially Opens

Weihle-Reston East to Largo Town Center.

After the speeches, after the ribbon-cutting, there was a mad rush to board the first publicly open rail cars that rolled on the Silver Line heading towards Tysons Corner.

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Tysons Welcomes Metrorail

Arrival of Silver Line to Tysons set to encourage residential development.

Five Silver Line Metro stations located in Reston and Tysons Corner opened to the public on Saturday, July 26.

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First Train Arrives to McLean

Grand opening of the new metro line welcomed by residents.

It was 12:23 p.m. Saturday, July 26 when for the first time, a full Silver Line metro train zoomed from Reston, through Tysons Corner and into the new McLean metro station.

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Tysons Corner Center Plaza Opens

Local artwork, children’s play space, free movies.

Confetti cannons, people blowing bubbles, acrobats inside of balloons and many more eye catching celebratory notes were a part of the Tysons Corner Center Plaza opening on July 24.

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Sixth-graders Leave the Gift for School

On Friday, June 20, the sixth-grade graduation class of Chesterbrook Elementary School in McLean presented an historic plaque and a planted dogwood tree to their school.

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Temporary Fire Station To Be Constructed In Herndon

New fire station expected to be complete by spring of 2016.

The original station was built in 1950 and according to fire officials cannot accommodate newer, larger-sized vehicles such as ladder trucks.

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Vinehaven Under Construction

Homes will fit character of downtown.

The three-level, 17 properties currently being built at the corner of Vine and Center streets will be finished as soon as early next year.

Lights Go Up Along W&OD Trial

Construction projects underway in downtown Herndon.

In downtown Herndon construction has been occurring at several locations including the Vinehaven townhouse project on Vine Street.

Northwest Federal Launches Six-Ton Challenge

Northwest Federal Credit Union has set a goal to collect 12,000 pounds of non-perishable food items – or six tons of spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, canned juice and cereal boxes – by Aug. 15 for its annual food drive.

Preserving Great Falls Giants

Residents encouraged to contribute to planting of white oak trees.

When the early settlers came to what is now Great Falls and cleared the land for farms, they often left one type of tree to provide shade: the white oak.

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Great Falls Creamery Opens

Local family runs business.

Great Falls Creamery, the newest ice cream shop in town, opened earlier this summer to give locals an in-town option for their favorite scoops.

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Governor's Mansion, Confidential

Defense team in corruption case to detail crumbling McDonnell marriage.

When he takes the stand in his own defense, former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell will read jurors an email that he wrote to his wife as their marriage was said to be crumbling.

Apartments, Retail Planned: Kamp Washington Triangle

Fairfax City Council concerned about density, affordability.

It’s still a work in progress, but Novus Fairfax Gateway LLC hopes to transform part of the Kamp Washington triangle between Fairfax Boulevard and Lee Highway into a modern, community-serving, mixed-use project.