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Potomac: Scouts Receive Their Eagle Medals

Five new Eagle Scouts were awarded their Eagle medals by Troop 706 of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, on Sunday, Oct. 18.

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Potomac: Solar Panels Proposed for Brickyard Site

Brickyard Coalition and neighbors brace for latest proposal on Brickyard Road School site: an industrial solar array.

More than 100 people turned out at Seven Locks Elementary School in Potomac on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to hear about Montgomery County Public School’s latest proposal for a 20-acre “future school site” on Brickyard Road.

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Arlington: Remembering Jennifer

5K race raises over $95,000 for prenatal care raised in Jennifer Bush-Lawson’s name.

Neil Lawson was on the last segment of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation’s Memorial 5k Run, but this part was the hardest.

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Transportation Strategy Update Launched

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority launches work on a six-year TransAction program.

Members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) chose an appropriate location to announce the launch of the organization’s TransAction update efforts last week.

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Arlington Snapshot: Thanksgiving Meal

Table number 4 is called, the first in line to go through the Thanksgiving lunch line at Lee Senior Center in Arlington on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Arlington Brief: Sullivan Introduces Redistricting Bill

Del. Rip Sullivan introduced a bill (HB 26) last week which would prohibit the General Assembly from using partisan political data in the redistricting process.

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Mount Vernon High School U.S. Marine Corps JROTC hosts Veterans Day program

Mount Vernon High School senior Elisa Solomon is a Cadet Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at her school. She’s also a poet. The young officer stood at the podium in the center of the school’s Michael M. Skinner Field House on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and read her original work “The Superheroes.”

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Fairfax County Updates Teacher Safety Training In Wake of Woodson Fire

Science teachers across Fairfax County Public Schools have begun mandatory updated safety training in the wake of an Oct. 30 fire at Woodson High School that injured five students and a teacher, and caused $7,500 in damage.

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Fairfax Station: Temple B’Nai Shalom recognizes veterans with special Shabbat dinner and service

Lt. Col. Jacob Kramer was concerned after finding a Star of David in a moving box. The Springfield resident was previously stationed in Morocco by the U.S. Army.

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Springfield: Sangster Elementary School honors veterans with annual musical program

Springfield resident Tim Swicord’s parents met at West Point, the United States Military Academy, and then both served in the U.S. Army.

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Partners with Virginia Energy Sense

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce partnered with Virginia Energy Sense (VES) in an effort to help reduce electricity consumption in the Greater Springfield area and across Northern Virginia.

Man Shot in Lorton Home

Police responded to a report of a person shot at a home in the 9200 block of Forest Greens Drive in Lorton shortly before 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

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Vienna: Discussing the ‘Worst Freeway in America’

Residents talk I-66 with VDOT reps At Vienna Mayor’s Meeting.

Since the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)’s last large-scale public presentation of its plans to improve the I-66 corridor from Gainesville to the Beltway, that major commuter artery has won the dubious distinction of first place on the “Worst Damn Freeways in America” list.

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Incidents from Nov. 6-12

Incidents Lost Property - 400 Block Druid Hill Road, NE. Between Oc.t 9 at 9 a.m. and Nov. 9 at 1:46 p.m. A resident reported she lost her Virginia Driver’s License.

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Vienna: Sheriff’s Office Receives $1,500 for Project Lifesaver

The Auxiliary to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department donated $1,500 to the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office for its Project Lifesaver program. The program serves the needs of children on the autism spectrum and adults with cognitive impairments who may wander away from their caregivers.