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Vienna Theatre Company Says, ‘Be My Baby’

If there are hallmarks of a typical “romantic comedy,” they may include a couple falling in love in spite of themselves, and, maybe, a bit of “misdirection,” in which something that was predicted to happen, does not. There’s a happy ending to the quagmire. The Vienna Theatre Company’s production of award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig’s “Be My Baby” embraces the common attributes of the genre. And, it’s fun to be drawn into the story arc.

Vilma L. Musk, 77, of Reston, Dies

Vilma L. Musk, age 77, died Dec. 7, 2014, in her home in Reston. She has been a Reston resident for 13 years and is missed by her many friends.

Sue W. Erickson, 79, Dies

Sue W. Erickson, age 79, of Ashburn, formerly of Reston passed Jan. 14, 2015. Beloved wife of late Robert D. Erickson. Loving mother of Michael (Karen) Erickson of Mont Vernon, N.H., Donna (Ricki) Church of Ashburn, Jerry (Nancy) Erickson, of Reston.

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Marshall Academy CyberPatriots Advance to the National Competition

Students from Marshall, a Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academy, are advancing to the national round of the annual CyberPatriot Competition. They are doing so after two teams were awarded first and third place in the state competition, and after a long day of regional competition that took place on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Perform in Honors Orchestra Concert

Eleven students represented Langley High School in the District XII Honors Orchestra Concert on Jan. 10, at Wakefield High School.

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Lady Saxons Hold Skills Tournament for Special Olympians

The Lady Saxons — Langley High School’s Varsity Basketball Team — is doing its part both on and off the court. Last Saturday, the Lady Saxons traveled to Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg to help run an afternoon Skills Tournament for Special Olympics basketball athletes. The athletes worked on shooting, dribbling, passing and having fun.

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A Musical on Challenges of Growing Up

“13,” the musical, arriving on the Alden stage.

"I face the world for what it is, and not what I wish it could be" are key lyrics from the McLean Community Players (MCP) production of the musical "13." With rock-infused music and thought-provoking lyrics by Tony Award winning Jason Robert Brown, "13" is about the challenges of growing up.

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Where ‘New McLean’ Met ‘Old McLean’

Carole L. Herrick publishes a new book on McLean local legends.

”There’s old McLean and there’s new McLean,” said Carole L. Herrick, author of “Legendary Locals of McLean” which went on sale on Jan. 19. Old McLean are property owners who once owned expansive farms or dairies, while new McLean are people who settled in the area when the Central Intelligence Agency came in 1961. For a while old and new McLeans coexisted, new Cadillacs would be parked next to beat up old Chevy trucks used in the farms.

Theresa K. Robinson of Reston Dies

Theresa K. Robinson of Reston, passed away Jan. 3, 2015. She is survived by her daughters Lisa Robinson and Wendy Fox; brother Raymond Konisky Jr.; sister-in-law Lorraine Konisky; nephew Raymond Konisky III; nieces Cindy Konisky and Kathy Mitsin; great-niece Alexandra Konisky and great-nephew Brian Konisky.

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Herndon Author Writes New Book on Sports Training for Young Athletes

According to Wendy LeBolt, Ph.D., in her new book “Fit 2 Finish – Keeping Your Soccer Players in the Game” the cycle of success boils down to “Develop – Balance – Observe – and repeat” to keep our young athletes fit and on the field, and taking their sport as far as their interest and skill can take them. Herndon resident LeBolt has some real skin in the game of soccer – literally.

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Four Brave Girls Take Immediate Action to Help a Friend in Distress

One year ago, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, during their lunch hour at Fox Mill Elementary School in Herndon, four fourth grade Junior Girl Scouts jumped to the aid of their classmate as she found herself choking on a piece of food. Using the skills that they had just learned a few months prior, in a First Aid class they attended with other Junior Troop’s members from Fox Mill, the four girl scouts (ages 9 and 10) immediately jumped into action.

Col. Peter L. Hilgartner, 87, of Great Falls, Dies

Col. Peter L. Hilgartner, USMC retired, died at Brightview Assisted Living on Jan. 8, 2015, in Great Falls, at 87 years of age. Funeral services are being held Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.

GOP Women of Clifton to Hear Two Speakers on Middle East Conflict

Chet Nagle, Naval Academy graduate, Cold War pilot, CIA agent and author will speak at the January meeting of the Republican Women of Clifton on the conflict in the Middle East and vulnerability of the US electrical grid to EMP and cyber-attacks.

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Mount Vernon Lee Chamber Discusses Development in the Area

Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce January Business Breakfast featured presentations on development throughout Fairfax County with a special emphasis on the greater Richmond Highway corridor

Fire Department Presents Planned Capital Projects

They include fire station, training-center needs, plus traffic preemption.

During a Dec. 2 joint work session of the Fairfax City Council and Planning Commission, Fire Chief Dave Rohr presented his department’s proposed FY 2016 CIP (Capital Improvement Program). He said the funds are needed for three projects.