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Arlington: Laid Bare, Laid Low

Historic house demolished.

Last week an old house on Minor’s Hill was felled for new development.

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Arlington: A Heroine’s Final Touches

For her grave, to her life.

It is hard to close the book on a hero, and even harder in the case of a celebrated heroine.

Arlington Public Schools Advisory Councils Tackle Gaps, Changes

From minority student performance to high school boundaries.

Dr. Patrick Murphy, superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, and Nancy Van Doren, School Board chair, addressed a meeting of 25 members of Arlington’s Advisory Councils on Instruction (ACI) at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13.

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Basics of Arlington Affordable Housing

A look Arlington County’s efforts to preserve its affordable housing.

Since 2000, Arlington County has lost more market-rate affordable housing than it currently has.

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Alexandria: Musical Enhances Historical Romantic Mystery

MetroStage stages "Blackberry Daze."

MetroStage in Alexandria is staging the world premiere musical of "Blackberry Daze" now through Oct. 9.

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Herndon Student to Compete on JEOPARDY!

Siddharth Hariharan, a student from Herndon, will compete on America’s Favorite Quiz Show® -- JEOPARDY! -- on Thursday, Sept. 15 on WJLA-TV. To watch the show, check your local listing for WJLA-TV (ABC) or visit or visit

Reston Library Friends Announce Huge Fall Book Sale, Sept 21-25

30 Days Hath September, here's the book sale to remember!

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Creating Art at Reston Town Center

Joyce Ann Drayton of the Children's Craft Shop in Centerville creates a work of art during the Reston Town Center Chalkfest.

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Swim, Bike, Run: Reston’s 33rd Annual Triathlon

More than 500 compete in area event.

During the preceding week, Kelly Edwards of Waterford, Va., had been experiencing a strange feeling: butterflies in her stomach, but not the usual kind. They were “happy butterflies.”

Reston: Award-winning Silver Line Sculptor Kicks off IPAR Artist Talks Sept. 21

Award-winning sculptor Barbara Grygutis, who has created more than 75 large-scale public artworks across the United States and Canada, including the Silver Line’s Spring Hill metro station, will kick off the Initiative for Public Art-Reston’s (IPAR) Artist Talk Series on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

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Burke, Lorton, Springfield: Lake Braddock Running Back Signs for University of Virginia

On Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, Lake Braddock Senior running back Lamont Atkins, of Burke, signed his grant-in-aid scholarship package to play football for the University of Virginia. The grant-in-aid signature guarantees the future Cavalier a full-cost athletic scholarship at the university.

Fairfax: Federal Funds Coming to Fire Department

Money is earmarked for training and staffing.

Two, good-sized chunks of money are coming to the City of Fairfax and its Fire Department, courtesy of the federal government. The funds are to be used for staffing and training.

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Paul VI Site Challenge: Striking Right Balance

One plan preserves part of school; other creates a replica.

Since Paul VI High School will leave the City of Fairfax in 2020, plans are underway to redevelop its 18.5-acre site along Fairfax Boulevard. And last Tuesday, Sept. 6, developer IDI Group Cos. presented two possible design concepts to a joint work session of the Fairfax City Council and Planning Commission.

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Mount Vernon: Tag Day Yields More than $29,500

School Notes

Hundreds of West Po performing arts students hit the streets for last Saturday’s annual Tag Day.

Mount Vernon Letter: My Three Angels

Letter to the Editor

Fifteen years ago today I was lying in the street dying — cardiac arrest.