St. Francis Episcopal Church Celebrates 50 Years in Great Falls

St. Francis Episcopal Church of Great Falls, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has announced a special “Homecoming Weekend,” scheduled for Oct. 4-5.

Great Falls Sharks Beautify Softball Field

Over the Labor Day weekend, the Great Falls Sharks travel softball organization held it's first annual "Nike Field Clean Up Day."

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Great Falls Studios Art Tour Set for Oct. 17-19

Now in its 11th year, the weekend trek brings art enthusiasts nose to nose with practicing artists.

One of the simple pleasures of the Great Falls Studios art tour is its easy accessibility.

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Great Falls Writers Launch Speaker’s Series

Great Falls Park inspires Pamela Palmer’s Feral Warrior novels.

More than 30 people attended the first Great Falls Speaker’s Series at Great Falls Library on Tuesday, Sept. 23 to hear author and Herndon resident Pamela Palmer read from the latest book in her Feral Warrior series — “Wulfe Untamed” — and to learn about her storytelling process in a question-and-answer discussion.

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Neighbors Celebrate Completion of Sidewalk on Dead Run Drive

Dranesville Supervisor John Foust, neighborhood residents, and staff from Fairfax County Departments of Transportation and Capital Facilities met on Dead Run Drive in McLean on Sept. 16 to celebrate the recent completion of a long-awaited pedestrian walkway.

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‘This Is My Solemn Vow ...’

Potomac United Methodist Church holds Renewal of Vows ceremony.

When Peggy Conn suggested to her husband of 62 years that they participate in a Renewal of Marriage Vows ceremony with other couples from the Potomac United Methodist Church, her husband Dick responded, “I had no idea our marriage had expired.”

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Park After Dark Draws Capacity Crowd

Event helped raise funds for repairs.

As the crowd entered the Historic Great Falls Tavern on a balmy September evening, they were greeted by park rangers Mike Griffin and Ned Noddard showing off a bright red 1952 Chevy truck. Since the event celebrated the 60th anniversary of Chief Justice William O. Douglas’s walk of the entire 184.5 mile C&O Canal with editors from the Washington Post, a life-like photo of Douglas provided photo opportunities for attendees.

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Junior Committee: Work Horses

Young local equestriennes anchor Washington International Horse Show.

Mary Elizabeth Cordia of Alexandria Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the leading metropolitan indoor horse show in the U.S. This six-day event is held annually in October at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.

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Herndon’s H.K. Lee Recognized

Martial arts instructor receives award at ceremony.

Herndon’s H.K. Lee Academy of TaeKwonDo Grandmaster H. K. Lee received a special Presidential Commendation from the President of the Republic of Korea, Geun-Hye Park. Grandmaster Lee was the first distinguished recipient to receive the Korean President’s Commendation at the opening ceremony of The World TaeKwonDo Won in Muju, Republic of Korea on International TaeKwonDo Day, Sept. 4.

Family Runs the Race for Every Child

Noah Coffman, 14, ninth grader at Edison High School, with parents Lisa and Greg Coffman of Alexandria, participated in the second annual Race for Every Child to benefit Children's National Health System.

AARP Joins Our Daily Bread in September Food Drive

This month AARP reached out with Our Daily Bread to help Fairfax county residents with food assistance for needy families.

Group Hands Candidate A Sweet Surprise

Democratic Women of Clifton and NoVa host fundraiser for Foust.

The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia (DWCNV) hosted a fundraiser for John Foust, the Democratic Candidate for the Virginia 10th Congressional District, on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Life Changing Experience

Haicheng Charles Zhao of Fairfax Station, a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was selected to participate in a seven-week international leadership camp, Camp Rising Sun, this past summer.

Week in Fairfax

What's happening this week in Fairfax.

The Lamb Center Celebration Banquet

Fairfax City day shelter for the homeless hosts biggest fundraiser of the year on Oct. 7.

The Lamb Center is hosting their annual Celebration Banquet on Oct. 7, at The Waterford at Fair Oaks. Each fall, members of the community are invited to attend this event designed to celebrate the ongoing mission of The Lamb Center and learn more about the ways in which The Lamb Center is serving poor and homeless individuals in Fairfax County.