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Alexandria: ‘A Labor of Love’

Historic Homes Tour celebrates 75 years.

The Dr. William Brown House, considered one of Old Town’s most prominent and historic homes, will be one of six homes featured Sept. 24 in the 75th annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour benefitting the Twig Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital.

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Alexandria: Playground Volunteer Day Spotlights Park Revitalization

RunningBrooke spearheads park cleanup.

The wheels were set in motion back in April, when Brooke Curran solicited 400 donors to participate in Spring2Action to help fund the revitalization of Taney Avenue Park.

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Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Garza Resigns

Fairfax County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Karen Garza has announced her resignation, just months after the FCPS board renewed her contract through June 30, 2020.

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Great Falls Historic Marker Rededication

Great Falls residents, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation, will rededicate on Saturday, Sept. 24 a historical marker commemorating the 1861 Battle of Dranesville. At the community's request, VDOT has moved the marker onto Georgetown Pike and the site of this Civil War battle.

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Paint Great Falls Competition Winners Announced

The Arts of Great Falls’ annual Plein Air Competition brought out 18 artists from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia to paint the scenery in Great Falls.

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Great Falls: Planning One More Deferral

Planning Commission will give Lexington Estates and Great Falls another month to get involved.

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Fairfax County: Supervisors Approve Independent Police Auditor

Unanimous vote follows Ad Hoc Commission recommendations for more transparency and oversight of Fairfax County police.

With a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the creation of an independent police auditor office, following recommendations from the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission.

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Great Falls: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

12 year old Great Falls youth goes to prison — to pursue charity and community service.

This summer, at the age of 12, I went to prison.

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Great Falls Artists Welcome Community

Great Falls Studios invite the community to the 13th Annual Tour promoting creativity.

One of the oldest and most distinguished art events in Northern Virginia, the Great Falls Studios 2016 Art Tour, will take place on Friday, Oct. 14; Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016.

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McLean: Mount Daniel Elementary Expansion Approved

Fairfax County Planning Commission wants to be good neighbors and so does Falls Church City County Public Schools.

McLean Woman’s Club Donates Piano to American Legion Post

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Woman’s Club of McLean donated a piano to American Legion Command Post 270, in McLean.

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Pickleball Comes to McLean

McLean Central Park behind the Dolley Madison Library now has two lighted pickleball/tennis courts where pickleball fans can play. Bring your own paddles and balls.

Vienna: Chillin’ on Church Draws Hundreds to Block Party

Second seasonal party on Church Street to become Vienna tradition.

The second seasonal Chillin’ on Church block party drew in hundreds more guests than the debut party in June. Church Street lit up with music, games, food, and neighbors meeting neighbors.

Vienna Snapshot: Elite Piano Academy Relocates, Holds Open House

To celebrate the relocation of its studio, Elite Piano Academy held an Open House at its new location in Tysons. The new location at Tysons Corners is easily accessible by car (Free parking available), or public transit.

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Vienna: Searching for Common Ground on Guns

Reverse Town Hall to End Gun Violence held at Unitarian Universalist in Oakton.

About 150 people attended "Finding Common Ground" -- A Reverse Town Hall to End Gun Violence on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax in Oakton.