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Reston Association Begins Meetings On Pony Barn Pavilion

Reston Association seeks community input regarding redevelopment.

Surrounded by a secluded wood at the intersection of Steeplechase and Triple Crown Road in Reston is the Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion, a 2006 square foot picnic pavilion near Glade Stream.

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Great Falls Schools Focus on Creative Thinking

Principals of Forestville, Great Falls and Colvin Run Elementary discuss priorities of the new school year.

As a brand new academic year approaches, teeming with students, parents and teachers, elementary schools in the Great Falls are gearing up for significant changes while managing to maintain platforms already in place.

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JamBrew Indie Concerts Return to Herndon

While Herndon Friday Night Live concludes music does not yet stop.

Friday Night Live, the Herndon outdoor concert series concluded on Aug. 22 with performances by bands Almost Journey and The Fuzz. “We have had a great year so far for Friday Night Live,” said founder Doug Downer.

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Lifelong Herndon Resident Honored for Community Service

Delegate Tom Rust presents resolution recognizing Elma Mankin.

“I was born here 90 years ago, I have been here all my life although I have traveled extensively,” said Elma M. Mankin. “When I was growing up Herndon was a small town.

Obituary: Thomas A. Weaver, 55, of Reston, Dies

Thomas A. Weaver died suddenly on Aug. 20, 2014, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. Born May 27, 1959, in Lutcher, La., the son of Simone (Pomainville) Barbara and the stepson of John F. Barbara Jr. He was a graduate of Destrehan High School and Delgado Culinary School.

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Backpacks Donated At Herndon Hutchison Elementary

Community reaches out to families of young students.

Thousands of students in the Virginia and D.C. Metro area will be returning to schools this fall. In Fairfax County, public schools open Sept. 2.

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Great Falls, Virginia: Landmarks of Local Aspirations

Capturing and preserving the ever-evolving story of our the village.

There are certain old-timers in Great Falls whose families are filled with memories that span generations and even centuries in this area, connecting them deeply with the local story.

Representing Herndon in State Assembly

Delegate Tom Rust (R-86) serves the residents of Herndon, and parts of Oak Hill, Chantilly, and Sterling in the Virginia General Assembly. He has resided in the Town of Herndon all his adult life and remembers when Dulles Airport was nothing but forest; now he is looking forward to seeing the Silver Line constructed to Herndon.

Obituary: Robert Knight, of Reston, Dies

Aug. 29, 1940 - Aug. 16, 2014.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, Robert Knight, of Hamilton, Va., passed away. He was husband to Andrea Knight, father of Kim Knight (Brad) Jones and Kyle (Kolynn) Knight, grandfather of Andrew Jones and Knox Knight.

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100 Books of Summer

To say Alina Bujnowski loves to read is an understatement. With more than 130 books under her belt in the past three months, the 5-year-old super reader has out-read every other child during Great Falls Library’s summer reading program.

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The Closet Turns 40

Aaron Sawyer tours around the back of a small Herndon thrift store, pointing out the volunteers who have dedicated years upon years to sifting through piles of trash-turned-treasures to sell or give away to other communities. The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area manager said the nonprofit, which started as a way for five local congregations to combine their clothing closets, is now town institution.

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Hometown Hero

Lesley Pappalardo, a slender brunette, stopped her car in front of a home with smoke billowing out of its windows in late June. Worried that someone was still inside, she opened the door to find an elderly man lying on the ground of the burning building and his dogs waiting for help.

Croner Inducted into URISA’s GIS Hall of Fame

Potomac geographer receives national honor.

Potomac's Charles M. Croner, Ph.D. is a geographer and survey statistician extraordinaire — a U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leader who will be inducted into the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association's (URISA) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Hall of Fame in New Orleans this September for significant and original contributions to his profession.

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Accotink Church Reverend Prepared to Perform Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael was part of statewide effort.

“I would expect most people wouldn’t want to get married on the spot by a minister they don’t even know,” said Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, minister of Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church in Burke. Sammler-Michael, himself from Fairfax, was one of 30 clergymen around Northern Virginia and 60 across the state that had been organized and planned to be present at local courthouses on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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West Springfield Teacher Honored

Josh Masley, 13-year veteran, inspires students through technology and engineering.

It wasn’t enough just to use the classroom’s 3D printer to fabricate Spartan helmets out of plastic. Then students of West Springfield High School Technology and Engineering teacher Josh Masley presented the helmets to teachers and faculty as gifts. “He’s teaching his kids to appreciate other people in the building,” said Johnny Pope, an assistant principal at the school. “They have some intrinsic motivation about what they're doing.”