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Coping with Loss of a Pet

For many who are pet owners, grieving the loss of a companion animal can be more of a challenge than any human loss people have faced. One of the main reasons for this is that your animal was such a major part of your life, daily routine, and existence.

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GRACE, Macintyres to Receive County Art Awards

Arts Council of Fairfax County presenting annual Art Awards in October.

Two Reston art organizations will be recognized by the Arts Council of Fairfax County next month. The council will present their annual Art Awards to Patricia and Steve Macintyre - owners of Reston Art Gallery and Studios - and Greater Reston Arts Center on Oct. 24 for their work with the community.

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Langley Student Has Voice on School Board

Harris LaTeef ready to represent students on big issues.

Harris LaTeef isn’t used to wearing a suit, but he’s getting good use from the ones he owns this year. The School Board’s student representative, a senior at Langley High School, will provide the board with a unique perspective that represents 187,000 people in the county for important issues this year.

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Former Delegate Vince Callahan Dies at 82

Represented McLean, Great Falls in House of Delegates for 40 years.

Former delegate Vincent Callahan Jr., who spent 40 years representing McLean, Great Falls and Tysons Corner in Virginia House of Delegates, died on Sept. 20.

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Local Aikido Studio Reduces PTSD Effects

As a soldier fighting in Iraq, Brian Ericksen thought the idea of martial arts in a war zone was ridiculous. Then, one day, it clicked for him. The owner of Heaven and Earth Aikido used the calming form of martial arts while in the service to center himself in some of the most dangerous places in the world and now wants to help former veterans and sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder to do the same.

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Local Group Gives Scholarships to Women

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors gave out $10,000 in scholarships to college women to kick off the start of the school year. Six women from George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, ranging in ages and opportunities, were presented scholarships during a luncheon at Riverbend Country Club on Friday, Sept 19.

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Patching City’s Potholes

A matter of teamwork.

Earplugs in, yellow vests zipped up and protective eyewear in place. A large white knob on the back of the protective helmet adjusts it to an individual’s head size. The 65 -pound jackhammer blasts into the 6 x6 foot square of asphalt at the High and Orchard intersection in Alexandria.

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Ring Cycle

Lee graduate features in boxing documentary.

Christian Vick was a standout basketball player for Robert E. Lee High School, but boxing was really his first sport. A family sport. His father James worked in boxing promotion for Washington, D.C. boxers Maurice Blocker and Simon Brown, and his great uncle Louie Vick was a heavyweight fighter. And Vick grew up spending every Saturday with his father and brother Zachary, watching bouts of Sugar Ray Leonard and Hector Camacho on the family room floor.

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Parents Support Fired Coach

Background check yields three-year suspension from USA Swimming team meets.

Young swim team members and their parents staged a sit-in protest at the YMCA on Wednesday, Sept. 17, when they arrived for the first training session of the season to find their head coach had failed a police background check and been fired.

Naz Akbar Exhibits at Katie's

A Great Falls artist Naz Akbar will be exhibiting at Katie's Coffee from Oct. 3 to the Oct. 31 in an art exhibit "Moments to Remember."

Week in Reston

What's happening this week in Reston.

Support Group Helps Parents

Where else can one get advice for $1? Perhaps only Lucy from The Peanuts comic strip can offer a better deal with her 5-cent bill. Each week the group Because I Love You (B.I.L.Y.) meets to discuss the problem behaviors of their children.

Week in Vienna

What's happening this week in Vienna.

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Irish Food, Drink and Hospitality Come to Tysons

Paddy Barry’s Irish Pub and Restaurant hosts kin and friends at grand opening celebration.

For all the Irish and the not-so-Irish in the Vienna-Tysons area who have wished for an authentic Irish pub in the community, your wish has come true.

Pancakes and Bacon and Syrup, Oh My

More than 100 people attended the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department’s (VVFD) pancake breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 19.