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Potomac Snapshot: Bus Collision on First Day

Two school buses with students from Churchill High School collided at Glen Road and Falls Road, at 7:58 a.m., Monday, Aug. 31. The students were released to parents or placed on another bus to continue to school. No student needed to be taken to the hospital, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services.

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Arlington Independent Media Expanding to Radio

After decades of offering locally based and created television content, Arlington Independent Media is extending its reach to radio.

Paul LaValley is astonished and happy to be wrong in his assumption.

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Arlington: Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Remembered

I-395 Bridge named in memory of her.

To those driving on Interstate 395 over South Glebe Road, “Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Memorial Bridge” might seem like just another name.

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Tournament and Nature Walk for Reston National

Rescue Reston plans Oct. 5 events on the golf course to raise money and awareness.

Ed Hass knows where the foxes keep their dens along the Reston National Golf Course. He found an occupied den this spring, and when the kits were born he took more than 100 photos.

South Lakes Volleyball Finishes Fourth at NVVA Invitational

The South Lakes volleyball team has two star hitters, a new head coach and some lofty goals. On Saturday, that combination earned fourth place at the NVVA Invitational.

Citing Student Mental Health as a Priority

New student representative on School Board shares focus of his predecessor.

Dressed in a suit and tie to a casual meeting at Ted’s Bulletin, it’s not hard to tell that Ben Press, a rising senior at James Madison High School, is no ordinary teenager.

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McLean: Inspiring Students to Speak Up

McLean High students work with the Longfellow Middle School’s debate team and D.C.’s Stanton Elementary to improve students’ public speaking skills.

Public speaking: these two words strike fear in almost anyone, whether 6 years old or 60. McLean High School senior Michelle Ma tackles this fear one child at a time through “The Speak Up Initiative.”

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Mount Vernon: Helping Celebrate ADA’s Anniversary

Boy Scouts from Troops 601, 1183, and 1519 provided an integrated color guard for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) at the U.S. Department of Education hosted by Secretary Arne Duncan.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Eagle Project

Troop 1509 Scouts participated in Andres Warren's Eagle project on Saturday, Aug. 22. The project included relocating bike racks and creating a new and expanded bike area at Fort Hunt Elementary School. The Scouts (from left) include: Scott Lucier, Wrigley Smith, Antonio Warren, Noah Ventura, Max Loker, Timothy Florenzo, Matthew Verich, Colin Wong, Mike Auld, Taj Armstrong, and Andres Warren.

Mount Vernon: Coleman Honored At West Point

Eugene J. Coleman, III, of Alexandria, was named First Captain/Brigade Commander at the U.S. Military Academy on July 30.

Honoring Living Legends of Alexandria

Since its founding in 1749, Alexandria has been home to Living Legends the likes of George Washington and his compatriots, war heroes, community leaders, good neighbors and the “Now Generation.”

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Mount Vernon: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, a Watery Wonderland

Newcomers & Community Guide

Thousands of drivers whiz through a Mount Vernon jewel every day, harried commuters and soccer parents zipping through a national park and a rare, freshwater, tidal, vanishing wetland.

Springfield Supervisor’s Top Five Places

Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) recommends top places to visit in his district.

There are so many quality places to visit in the Springfield District, it is hard to pick five. Here is my attempt:

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Supervisor Welcomes You to Lee District

Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) reflects on must-visit places in his district.

Dear Lee District Newcomer: Welcome to Fairfax County and Lee District. I am very pleased to meet you and I’m sure you won’t be a newcomer for long. Lee District is a friendly place, filled with a mix of longtime residents and those who’ve come here from somewhere else.

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The Best of Dranesville

Supervisor Foust recommends places to see in his district.

Dranesville residents love their parks. We are fortunate to have many wonderful parks, as well as historical sites and community events to enjoy. The following are some of my favorites.

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