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Herndon Rotary Club Opens Little Free Library

Rotary club holds dedication ceremony in downtown Herndon.

Despite cool weather, the Town of Herndon residents and members of the Herndon Rotary Club assembled at downtown Herndon for the dedication and unveiling of the Rotary Club of Herndon’s first Little Free Library on Saturday, Nov. 15. The Little Free Library is a neighbor-to-neighbor sharing of books, and was made possible with the support of local businesses and the Rotary Club of Herndon

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Springfield Town Center Opens in Time for Holidays

The sun-drenched and shiny new Springfield Town Center is now opened, just in time for the Holidays. In addition to anchor stores Macy's, Target, and JCPenney, there's a bunch of new boutique stores and restaurants like Maggiano's, and a new Nordstrom Rack coming.

Richard Linsday Receives Friends of the Fairfax Station Lifetime Membership Award

Friends of the Fairfax Station President, Jack Migliaccio, presented a Lifetime Membership award to Mow Cow Founder and President, Richard Linsday on Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum.

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Gift-Giving Made Easy at Judy Ryan of Fairfax

For fine apparel, home accents, and gift ideas that are already pre-mixed and matched for you, look no further than Judy Ryan of Fairfax in the Twinbrooke Shopping Center off Braddock Road. Located in the same Fairfax location for 26 years, Ryan makes 10 annual trips to New York City to find the hottest runway looks but tailors them to the tastes of Fairfax County women.

Obituary

Lisa Kay Gardner Brothers, 50, of Fairfax, Dies

Lisa Kay Gardner Brothers, age 50, of Fairfax, passed away on Nov. 5, 2014. Lisa was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on April 25, 1964 to Charles and Betty Gardner. Lisa attended Fairfax High School, where she went on to marry Christopher Brothers of Burke. Lisa was an artist at heart; sharing her love of crafting with others.

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Seniors Making a Difference

Retirement doesn’t mean slowing down, at least not for the women of the Little River Glen Senior Center: Knit and Crochet Club. The Club meets twice a week throughout the year, making scarves, hats and even some sweaters for themselves and their families, but also to benefit others.

'Not Guilty’ Pleas in Fairfax Crimes

Jesse Matthew slated for March 2015 trial.

On Oct. 20, a Fairfax County grand jury indicted Jesse L. Matthew Jr. in connection with a 2005 attack on a 26-year-old City of Fairfax woman. Last week, he officially entered his pleas in Circuit Court, and now the case against him is moving forward in the judicial system.

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Facets Hopes to Raise $80,000

Facets of Fairfax held its 15th Annual Taste of Fall fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Sherwood Recreation Center in Fairfax. Deputy Director Maura Williams said the event is expected to raise $80,000, which will go toward supporting its programs to end homelessness in Fairfax.

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Rites of Fall

Viewpoints: What do you like to do during Fall and before the start of the holidays?

As the foliage reached its peak, Fairfax County residents turned to their favorite fall activities before the mad rush of the holidays. At the Burke Farmers Market, which runs until Nov. 22, John and Nancy Menke, of Burke, found a way to keep the fresh and local fruits and vegetables they love throughout the year.

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Alexandria: Caring for Animals

A loud meow hangs in the air as the brown tabby struggles against the small needle inserted in his hind leg. Deidre Seifried, animal care technician, says, "This blood test is part of the intake procedure that also includes vaccines if necessary, inserting a microchip and a ‘snap detail’ physical exam. It starts with the mouth, nose and goes all the way to the end of the tail.

Chantilly: Great Beginnings Hosts Toys for Tots

Chantilly children's store is a drop-off for U.S. Marine Corps' toy collection program.

Tina Coulson, store manager of Great Beginnings Baby & Kids of Chantilly, is conducting a Toys for Tots campaign with the U.S. Marine Corps from now through Dec. 21 at the store located at 13920-B Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center.

Centreview: Training Canine Companions

Tucked away on a graying back road in Long Island, N.Y., is a different kind of college campus. With wide grassy play yards and kennels instead of dorm rooms, this college is one for the dogs.

Alexandria: ‘I Wanted A Better Life’

Civil Rights pioneer Nelson Greene Sr. dies at 100.

When Nelson Greene Sr. came to Alexandria in 1953, blacks were the target of racial discrimination, schools were segregated and a poll tax was required to vote.

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Alexandria: Pets To Line Up with Santa

Come early December, a few well-chosen volunteers at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) will put on a fake beard, hat and a bright red suit and head over to the Olde Towne School for Dogs in Old Town Alexandria to take a shift as Santa for some of the area’s most treasured pets.

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Chantilly: Helping the Community

Boy Scout Troop 7369 was asked by Saint Timothy Parish to build an exhibit for the International festival. The troop’s Scoutmaster, Mike Warsocki, brought up the request during a scout meeting.

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