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Floris UMC Celebrates 125 Years in the Herndon Community

Floris United Methodist Church celebrated its 125th anniversary Sunday with more than 300 people attending a celebratory picnic at Frying Pan Park.

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Transition At Herndon High

Diversity and change at Herndon HS.

The school year at Herndon High School began with change, as Dan Meier has taken the position of Interim Principal. Former principal Dr. William Bates left Herndon HS in July for a position with the Baltimore County Public Schools. “We are in a transition phase, but we anticipate a new principal in about a month,” said Meier. Meier previously worked as Director of Counseling at Herndon High, and nine years as Principal at Robinson Secondary School.

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Reston: South Lakes High Cross Country Teams Off to a Strong Start

Led by its freshmen girls’ team, South Lakes High School cross country teams placed in every invitational meet they competed in thus far this season.

Reston: Fortune 100 Company’s Jewel Box in Woods

For its new headquarters, General Dynamics Corporation executives wanted a “jewel box in the woods,” said attorney Mark Looney.

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Lorton: ‘Magnetic’ and ‘Toxic’ Band Holds Benefit Concert

Young rock stars raise money for the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC).

A group of young rock stars, The Magnetic Toxins, performed on Saturday, Sept., 17 at The Laurel Hill Community Pool in an effort to raise money for the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC).

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Springfield Boy Scout Builds Trail on Quantico Base

Springfield Boy Scout Aeris Taylor, a 17-year-old senior at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md. built a new walking/running trail on Marine Corps Base Quantico, which was named the "Semper Progredi" (translating to "Always Forward").

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Springfield's Zeponic Farms to Receive National Recognition for Outstanding Green Business

Zeponic Farms has been chosen as a recipient for national recognition from The SCORE Foundation.

Springfield: Last Day at Franconia Station

Sunday, Sept. 18, was Master Technician Mike Macario's last day with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue after more than 39 years serving the residents of Fairfax County.

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Alexandria: Summa Cum Laude Sponsor Award

At the 2016 National Junior Classical League Convention held at Indiana University in July, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Upper School Latin Teacher Ian Hochberg was awarded the Summa Cum Laude Sponsor Award for his service at the local, state, and national levels of the Junior Classical League (JCL).

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Alexandria Snapshot: Service Dogs Take a Plunge

Canine Partners for Life, based out of Cochranville, Pa., is a nationally growing organization.

Cybersecurity: Critical Industry


The Internet is a tremendous catalyst for economic growth and provides for easy access to information. It is already an essential tool that we would find impossible to live without. As we become more dependent upon this interconnectivity, we are increasingly more vulnerable. Virginia’s leaders on both sides of the aisle recognize the critical importance of a strong cybersecurity policy.

Mount Vernon: Forum To Chew on Meals Tax Referendum

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) will sponsor a Meals Tax Forum at the auditorium of Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

Alexandria People at Work: Stetanova’s Secret – Plenty of Coffee

Kremena Stetanova opens the Caboose Cafe and Bakery on Mt. Vernon in Del Ray Monday and Thursday and leaves at 2:30 p.m. Other days are regular hours. "Well first I turn on the lights and make sure there is plenty of coffee. That's the biggest thing, then put out the muffins."

Alexandria Snapshot: Learn To Be Energy Smart

A new retail showroom and lab — The Energy House and Solutions Center — opened Sept. 10 at 4603A Eisenhower Ave. It showcases state-of-the-art products for weatherization, insulation, solar, HVAC and more. The center also offers plans to save money and simple steps to become energy efficient. See solutions-center.

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Alexandria: Swann-Daingerfield Hosts Nursing School’s 40th Reunion

The elegant Federal style mansion on the corner of Prince and S. Columbus streets has also been called stylistically “Italianate,” “Second Empire,” “Greek Revival” and “almost Spanish Baroque.”