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Walpole Outdoors Relocates to Potomac Village

From pergolas to playhouses, and more.

Potomac is white fence country — and now it has a company to build the fences that grace the countryside in and around the Village. Walpole Outdoors is now open in the Village to meet those outdoor needs.

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Nysmith ‘Know Brainers’ Keep on Competing

Eighth graders take “You Be the Chemist” and Odyssey of the Mind challenges.

The school year is coming to a close – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for the students at the Nysmith School in Herndon to squeeze in a few more competitions and maybe a trophy or two before that last bell rings.

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More Area Residents Bike To Work

Reston and Herndon host pit stop for cyclists on Bike to Work Day.

On Friday, May 15, commuters swapped gas pedals for bike pedals in the metropolitan Washington region to participate in the annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) event.

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Herndon Town Council to Consider Downtown Land Purchase

Opportunities to encourage economic development.

Herndon officials announced the Town Council will consider on May 26 the purchase of 1.67 acres of land in Herndon’s historic downtown. Combined with about three acres already owned by the town, the purchase will clear the way for a comprehensive development project, in accordance with a master plan adopted by the Town Council in 2011, according to a statement from the town government.

The Price No Longer Matters?

One third of eligible Reston Association voters casted ballots, with 53 percent of those voters in favor of authorization for RA Board of Directors to borrow $2.65 million to purchase the Tetra property, formerly known as the Reston Visitors Center.

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Silver Anniversary Coming to Arts Festival

Bob Simon’s silhouette, sculpture, painting, jewelry, birds’ nests, marimbas, stained glass windows and more attracts 40,000 to Reston this weekend.

Dozens stopped to watch Adam Crowell play his art Sunday at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. “Teachers said it over and over when I pounded on desks, lockers and books. ‘That’s not a drum,’” he said.

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Nanobrewery To Open At Reston Lake Anne

Craft beer site to open in Reston.

Reston residents Melissa and Jason Romano purchased a retail space at 11424 Washington Plaza, where they will open Lake Anne Brew House, a nanobrewery. Thirst for local beer and new regulatory attitudes towards brewing have encouraged entrepreneurs to begin craft beer operations across the country.

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Alexandria People at Work: Martha Teaches Tea Etiquette

"Oh my goodness, I can see your elbows," Martha Washington said to Mary "Peggy" White who attended the Sunday afternoon tea at Gadsby's Tavern in Old Town.

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Column: The Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington

History

Excerpted from “A Son and his Adoptive Father: The Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington” 2006 exhibition at Mount Vernon.

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‘Showing the Soul of a Community’

County, private sector unite to build workforce housing.

With an eye toward providing workforce housing in the local area, Fairfax County recently broke ground on a 270-unit apartment complex in Fair Oaks.

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Chantilly Takes Virginia Economic Championship

Third state victory in a row and sixth altogether.

For the third year in a row, a team from Chantilly High has won the state championship in economics. The four students took first place in the Adam Smith Division (advanced economics) of the 2015 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.

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Boy Scout Merit Awards

Sully District Boy Scouts of America held its annual awards banquet and has presented the District Award of Merit to Michael Sorah (left) and David Weisz for their extraordinary service to the District in supporting the Boy Scout program. This award is presented annually to only two adults per year.

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Sully’s Lord and Lady Fairfax

Jerrold L. Foltz and Bonnie L. Hobbs are Lord and Lady Fairfax from Sully District.

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. announced the 2015 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

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Crowds Flock to Chantilly Day

Featured live music, children's activities, food and even a NASA Astronaut.

The fourth-annual Chantilly Day brought out a large crowd on Saturday, May 16 at the Sully Place Shopping Center parking lot, off Route 50, in Chantilly.

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Great Falls Citizens Association Votes No on Brooks Farm

Developer says call for 5-acre lots is not financially viable.

Planners and the land owner keep tweaking, even eliminating three houses from 23 in their cluster development proposal, but Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) wanted more than tweaks. Citizens wanted an overhaul, a different zoning category and redesign. And Great Falls Citizens Association stood firm to its resolve despite words of warning from a county official and advocate of trees.