Reston: Dedicated to Bob Simon

A year in planning, Simon will not be in front row for concert, but will be in hearts.

Robert E. Simon was a founding member of The Reston Chorale in 1967.

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Herndon Police Helps with Pope’s Security

Latest from the Herndon Police Department.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of National Drug Take-Back Day, 186 pounds of unwanted and expired prescription drugs were dropped off at the Herndon Police Department station on Herndon Parkway.

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Madison Volleyball Developing Leadership

Warhawks winning while senior captains grow into new roles.

Several familiar faces remain from last season’s Madison volleyball team that finished state runner-up, falling in a heartbreaking five-set match against First Colonial.

Oakton: Best Friends Dog Park

Oakton sophomore builds outdoor dog park at Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

Benjamin Yusman has always adopted his “best friends” from animal shelters.

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Hundreds Protest as Gun Shop Opens Next to McLean Elementary School

Hundreds of people protested in McLean outside the gun shop NOVA Firearms on its opening day, Saturday, Sept. 26. Protesters were upset because the gun shop is on property that borders Franklin Sherman Elementary School.

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McLean’s Color Wheel Celebrates 50 Years

Family business knows how to make a house a home.

Charlie Boswell says “To make a long story short,” several times when he told the story of his family’s store, Color Wheel. But 50 years of being in business makes it difficult to compress the history of the McLean institution located in the Langley Shopping Center.

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BrightView Great Falls Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

“When you live in a retirement or assisted living community, every birthday is a reason to celebrate – so why not give three cheers to the place itself!” quipped one resident (who decided to remain nameless) of the BrightView Senior Living community in Great Falls, speaking at the facility’s one year anniversary bash

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Alexandria Snapshot: Crossing Prince Street

4:50 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18: Crossing Prince Street in Old town Alexandria.

Obittuary: Virgil Franklin Jenkins

Virgil Franklin Jenkins, Jr., 63, of Alexandria, died, Sept. 18, 2015 at Mt. Vernon Hospital in Alexandria.

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Obituary: Hugh A. McDermott

Hugh Arthur McDermott, born May 5, 1936 in Moore County, N.C., died Sept. 19, 2015. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1959.

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Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church at 60

“What’s interesting about Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church is that it was not established from the top down, but rather by a group of Hollin Hills and Tauxemont families who wanted a liberal religious education for their children,” said the Rev. Kate Walker at the celebration of the church’s 60th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Mount Vernon: Local Author Pens Second Novel

Stephen D. Hayes writes “Missing Letters.”

Longtime Belle Haven resident Stephen D. Hayes’ latest novel “Missing Letters” involves dealing with loss.

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Chantilly Snapshot: Family Hearing Services Opens

Family Hearing Services held its grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and is now open for business.

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Centreville/Chantilly: ‘The Epitome of a Leader’

Michael Frey honored as Sully’s longtime supervisor.

Heartfelt accolades, fond memories and good-natured ribbing marked Friday night’s Roast and Boast for Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully).

Obituary: Terrance James Miller

Terrance James Miller, age 28, died Aug. 18, 2015 at Virginia Hospital Center of natural causes. He was born Sept. 6, 1986.