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Herndon Girls Win Conference Championship

Herndon swim and dive had senior night against Centreville on Jan. 23, with the Hornets’ boys’ and girls’ teams winning. All Herndon seniors will advance to the Conference meet Jan. 30-31.

A 700-year-old Legacy Comes to Vienna

Local entrepreneur bottling family’s Greek olive oil, putting it out to market.

A Vienna man has lassoed his dream, bringing to Vienna – and the U.S. – the legacy of 11 ancestral generations of Greek men and women --- olive oil extracted from Spartan olive trees 700 years old. Pericles “Perry” Konstas left a career as a CEO in 2014 to produce and export olive oil made from his family’s olive groves outside Sparta, Greece.

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Two Vienna Students Named Semifinalists in Science Competition

Referred to as the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition, the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science and the Public, has granted prize money to some of today’s leading thinkers and scientists, and two Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) students from Vienna are among just 300 high school seniors selected to move on to the semifinalist stage of the competition.

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Nysmith School Students Tackle Cybersecurity in Nationwide Competition

The security of the internet is a hot topic in the news these days – think hacks into retail credit card data, student identification and information, personal correspondence a la Sony, and even more worrisome, infiltrations like the recent “CyberCaliphate” hacking into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. Central Command. With

Its Time for a “Place”

The Great Falls Historical Society, founded in 1977, is a relatively young organization with memories of teams of volunteers working on substantial historical accomplishments together – memories often buried or lost, but that occasionally return to view.

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Tysons Chamber, LearningRx Kick Off Job Shadow Program

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston is leading the kick-off of the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, Madison and Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, where students will shadow professionals in various industries in January and February.

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What do you like and dislike about the new Metro stations?

Tysons Corner Station riders share what they like and dislike about new service.

What do you like and dislike about the new Metro stations?

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McLean’s Silver Lining

New Metro stations bring benefits, some disadvantages to McLean.

For riders and users of the Silver Line, the impact of the new stations, which opened on June 23, are on accessibility and options. Michael Caplin, executive director of Tysons Partnership, an association of business, government and community leaders, said that the Silver Line “turbo-charged the community.”

Great Falls Grange to Reopen on March 7

National Grange president comes to Great Falls Grange on march 11.

The newly renovated, handicap-accessible Grange will be reopened on March 7 at 10 a.m., during the Great Falls Farmers Market. John Foust, and Fairfax County Park Authority officials will be present to welcome a new era of community activity and cut the ribbon on the newly renovated facility.

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Supporting Cornerstones

On Sunday, Jan. 18, the Women's Club of Greater Reston celebrated its 45th anniversary. WCGR president Susan Ragland presented a check in the amount of $450 to Gail Greenberg of Cornerstones.

McLean Theatre Company Earns 21 National, State and Local Recognitions

McLean High School Theatre Company (MTC) recently earned 21 national, state and local theater recognitions from the YoungArts Foundation, Virginia Thespians and DCMetrotheaterarts.com respectively. Nearly all recognized appear in MTC’s upcoming regional premiere of “Big Fish,” running February 16, 19–22 at McLean’s Burks Auditorium.

Supporting Kent Gardens PTA

The Community Charity Champions Fundraiser for Kent Gardens PTA was a success. The organizers would like to thank everyone for coming to Pulcinella in support of Kent Gardens PTA and contributing to that success in raising $2,170. Pictured: The Cline-Thomas family and Kent Gardens principal Holly McGuigan.

Vienna Residents Embrace the Wintry Months

Not just Vienna, but, the area surrounding it, as well, shifts gears in the winter months. There may be fewer events in Vienna to participate in, but Vienna residents find activities to keep their spirits up, their minds busy, and their bodies healthy. Here, some Vienna neighbors share their seasonal lifestyle.

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Girl Scouts Learn about Law Enforcement Jobs, Internet Safety

More than a dozen Herndon-based Girl Scouts of Troop 6080 got a rare look at law enforcement careers during a visit from Postal Inspectors on Monday, Jan. 12, at Crossfield Elementary School.

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center to Hire More Than 100 Employees

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, located in Tysons Corner, anticipates it will be hiring more than 100 employees. The new hotel, which is expected to open in winter/spring of 2015, is accepting online applications for positions in sales, room service, food and beverage, management, culinary, engineering, and more. The online application process is now available.