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Reston Lions Honor Bland Contest Winners

Winners of the James A. Bland Music Competition, co-sponsored by the Reston Lions Club and the Reston Community Center, held on Tuesday, Feb. 2

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Herndon’s Not Another Podcast

From a dining room table to community at large.

Once a week, Herndon resident Bill McKenna prepares his audio equipment for his weekly podcast. The podcast is usually recorded at his home in downtown Herndon, and from there u

Centreville Obituary: Benjamin C. Judd, Jr.

Benjamin C. Judd, Jr. (“Pop”), 76, died Feb. 6, 2016 in Leesburg after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was a resident of Centreville since 1974.

Chantilly Snapshot: Triumphant

Chantilly High School’s Charger Dancers made a clean sweep in every category Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Gar-field High School “Sweetheart Invitational” Cheer and Dance Competition.

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Centreville: Joining Together to Help, Support Others

Meet Centreville High’s Wildcats vs. Cancer club.

Centreville High sophomore Valerie Nguyen founded the Wildcats vs. Cancer club at her school to help others. But for her, the battle against this disease is also personal.

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Potomac: ‘Changing the World, One Child, One Community at a Time’

Potomac Kiwanis Club committed to help.

Would you like to help Wounded Warriors? Serve meals at the Children’s Inn? Tutor a child? If “yes,” then attend a meeting of the Potomac Kiwanis Club to learn about its commitment to making the community as well as the world a better place to live.

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Potomac: Running To Benefit Children with Special Needs

Friendship Circle brings youths together.

Seventeen-year-old, Reuben Winston ran the Miami Half-Marathon on Jan. 24, placing 90th out of nearly 15,000 runners.

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Potomac: ‘The Music Man’ Struts onto Har Shalom Stage

Performances set for Feb. 20-21.

There may be “Trouble in River City” according to Professor Harold Hill, but there will also be toe- tapping and singing along to the well-known tunes of “The Music Man” presented by the Har Shalom Players.

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Potomac: A Heartfelt Loss

Scotland’s Bette Thompson spent a lifetime fighting for her community, leading by example.

Potomac lost one of its most devoted community activists when lifelong Scotland resident Bette Thompson died last week. She was 80.

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Arlington: Mardi Gras Cooking with a Healthy Twist

Onion, green pepper and celery — “The Holy Trinity.”

"What do you think of when I say New Orleans?" Katy Strong, dietitian, nutritionist and Extension agent, asked her Mardi Gras Cooking class the question on the day before Fat Tuesday, the celebration of Mardi Gras before the traditional fasting of Lent begins. One voice says "spicy." Another offers "all those bands."

Arlington Snapshot: Award Winners

Otilia Danalache (left) of Vienna and Atharv Gupta of Arlington, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology freshmen, won a Best Delegate Award at The Ivy League Model United Nations Conference 2016. The conference, which took place Jan. 28-31 in Philadelphia, featured debate, discussion, and the opportunity for the world's future leaders to engage with and solve myriad issues. TJHSST's Model United Nations team won 9 Gavels, 9 Outstandings, 6 Honorables and 4 Verbal Awards, as well as the ILMUNC XXXII Outstanding Large Delegation Award.

Arlington Snapshot: Designer of the Year

Reem Acra’s designs epitomize global glamour, with European style, a sense of luxury and a modern aesthetic. She will be honored as Marymount University’s 2016 Designer of the Year at the school’s annual student fashion show, Portfolio in Motion, on April 28 in the Rose Benté Lee Center on Marymount’s main campus in Arlington, Virginia.

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Arlington Snapshot: Healthy School Award

The Marine Corps Marathon presented the Healthy School Award and a $1,000 check on Feb. 4 to Taylor Elementary School from MCM partner Sodexo.

Vienna Teen Wins Best Delegate Award

Otilia Danalache, of Vienna, a freshman at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, won the Best Delegate Award at The Ivy League Model United Nations Conference 2016.

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Optimists Present $29,000 Donation to Growing Hope

At Feb. 3 dinner meeting, check presentation and installation of new members.

Northern Virginia, in support of local families confronting childhood cancer.

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