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Potomac School Senior to Play Lacrosse at Boston College

Sheila Rietano, a senior at The Potomac School, has signed her national letter of intent to play Division I lacrosse for Boston College.

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Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce to Host Regional Women's Leadership Forum

On Dec. 2, the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Women's Leadership Forum. The theme of this year's summit is "Intentional Success in 2016--It's Your Time!"

Ryan Laughrey Becomes Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 673, sponsored by the Great Falls United Methodist Men, recently promoted a new Eagle Scout, Ryan Laughrey, on Nov. 12.

Letter: Women Inspiring Women in Sports

To the Editor

After seeing the article, "Area Coaches to be Honored for Work Empowering Girls," I could not help but think how great it is to see women inspiring women in sports.

Award-winning Author Comes Home to Celebrate New Novel

On Thursday evening, Dec. 17, Great Falls resident Laura Elliott will discuss her newest book, “DaVinci’s Tiger,” and describe the intricate process of researching and writing the book.

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Deer Return to Great Falls Backyards

Deer management education event held Nov. 21 at the Great Falls Farmers Market

Deer bucks are out, antlers and all, marking the launch of mating season.

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A Violinist with ‘a Special Gift’

Masato Chang of McLean advances in the Music Teachers National Association Competition.

Thirteen-year-old Masato Chang from McLean recently won the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition for his category on the violin, in Virginia. This makes him one of the highest-scoring string players for his category.

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Springfield: Special Bible Exhibit at First Church of Christ, Scientist

How did the King James Version of the Bible come to be? In a one-day exhibition celebrating International Bible Day on Nov. 23, Springfield resident and historian Bruce Slawter showcased several ancient Bible pages and explained some of the book’s origin story.

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Mount Vernon: Arcadia Farms Offers Veterans More Purpose in Life

Beads of sweat on Laron Murrell’s forehead glisten under his grey wool beanie as he digs his hoe into the live earth. On one side, the Woodlawn Plantation mansion stands, a relic from 1800. The plantation overlooks Fort Belvoir, situated across Route 1 bustling on a gleaming Monday morning in November.

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McLean High Seniors Face, Discuss Real-life Ethical Issues

Summing up the experiences of Ethics Day.

A swarm of students in blazers, slacks and dress shoes funneled into McLean High School’s auditorium on Nov. 18 as the senior class congregated for the annual Ethics Day.

Great Falls Author Paints a Powerful Portrait

Laura Elliott launches her newest novel, ‘DaVinci’s Tiger.’

It began about twenty years ago with a single question. Award-winning author Laura Elliott says the idea for her newest novel was first ignited when her daughter Megan, then a small girl, walked into the room one morning and asked her mother, “Did you know that the only Leonardo in all of the Americas is right here in Washington, D.C.?”

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Camper’s Trophies and Awards Recognized

Long-time Fairfax business receives inaugural Small Business Award.

Long-time Fairfax business Camper’s Trophies and Awards is the recipient of the inaugural Small Business of the Year Award, bestowed by the City of Fairfax’s Economic Development Office.

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Remodelers, Suppliers Join Forces to Help Clifton Woman

Sun Design Remodeling and partners donate services to upgrade deck and wheelchair ramp for local woman with spina bifida.

A coalition of local remodelers and home improvement suppliers are set to repair the deck and wheelchair ramp surrounding the home of Dixie Dawson, a long term Clifton resident with spina bifida.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Scholarship

Dr. Douthard R. Butler, chairman, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, officially recognized and presented on Oct. 15 a scholarship check in the amount of $2,000 to Gabrielle Lozama who graduated from South Lakes High School in Reston and is now a first year student at Virginia Tech with a double major — multi-media journalism and fashion merchandise and design. The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce ( based in Gum Springs

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Food Collection

To mark Oct. 25 as World Pasta Day, Gold’s Gym Alexandria on Richmond Highway issued a “World Pasta Day Challenge” to its members during October, encouraging them to donate boxes of pasta to help stock the Food Pantry at United Community Ministries.