Fairfax County: Making Summer Reading Fun

Children who meet a reading challenge receive a prize.

Summer days are great for lounging by the pool, laying in the sun and relaxing with a good book. The Fairfax County Public Library is helping to make reading even more fun for families through the Summer Reading Program.

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Reston: Vigil Held for Investigator Silva

Sympathy and solidarity after athlete’s death.

A competitor in the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games Investigator Carlos Silva of Brazil was killed and two other bicyclists were seriously injured Thursday, July 2 after a front tire blowout caused a chain reaction crash at Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Va.

Suspects Identified and Charged in Recent School Vandalisms in Reston & Herndon

Detectives investigating two school vandalisms identified and charged four suspects – two adults and two juveniles.

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Herndon Celebrates Fourth of July

Fireworks and patriotic decorations in Herndon.

On Saturday, July 4 the Town of Herndon hosted their annual Fourth of July celebration welcoming hundreds of local residents.

Potomac: River Falls Celebrates Independence Day

The River Falls Fourth of July Parade was held on Saturday at noon, followed by an annual picnic. More photos, page 4.

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Celebrating the Fourth in McLean

Despite the gloomy weather, around 1,000 people attended the annual fireworks celebration by the McLean Community Center on Saturday, July 4 at Cooper Middle School in McLean.

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Vienna Celebrates the Fourth

Fireworks on the third, Family Fun on the fourth.

Vienna celebrated the Fourth of July in the Town Green with family-friendly activities. Red, White and Blue on the Green was part of a two-day Independence Day celebration, which started Friday with Rocking Independence Eve at Yeonas Park.

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Centreville: Local Woman Carries Special Olympics Torch

Centreville resident carries torch in Crystal City for Special Olympics World Games.

Alexis Guillett, 33, of Compton Village in Centreville had the thrill of her life when she got to participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run on May 28 in Crystal City.

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Great Falls Celebrates July 4th

5K run, parade attract hundreds on a rainy Saturday.

The rain wasn’t enough to keep people away from Great Falls’ Independence Day celebrations. More than 100 people lined up at the Freedom Memorial early Saturday morning to kick off the festivities with the annual 5K race.

Centreville/Chantilly: Frey Says, ‘It’s Been A Good Run’

Frey gives his final “State of Sully” address.

With Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully) opting not to run for re-election, his recent State of Sully address may well be his last one. He gave it June 24 to the Sully District Council of Citizens Association.

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Vienna: A Journey of Faith

The Boone family of Oakton honors daughter by giving others a chance at football victory.

Youth football in Vienna and Oakton is an all-encompassing family affair, with players’ parents and grandparents running the concession stand and the chain gangs while cheerleading sisters wave pom-poms and younger brothers hustle during half-time to get the players water.

MacDonald Receives Sole Ownership for RE/MAX Gateway

Scott MacDonald, broker/owner of RE/MAX Gateway has acquired full ownership of all RE/MAX Gateway offices.

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Potomac: Yao Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (PCR), a Montgomery County organization providing programs for teens and adults with developmental differences, recently named Edward Yao 2015 Outstanding Youth Volunteer. The 17-year-old Winston Churchill High School senior received this award in March at PCR’s Annual Patricia Sullivan Benefit Dinner.

Arlington: ‘Open Heart and Open Home’

KidSave hosts Summer Miracles program.

KidSave, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding forever-homes for foster children and orphans in foreign countries, is bringing Maria from Colombia to Arlington for the summer.

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Burke Optometrist Celebrates 30th Anniversary

In 30 years, Dr. Rick Katz has had over 100,000 patients. In some cases, he’s helped five generations of the same family to see better.