‘Sent from God’

Reston pastor retires after two decades of service.

U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11) and Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) joined area church leaders and visitors to celebrate the retirement of Resurrection Baptist Church pastor Ronald Winters on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Heritage Fellowship Church in Reston.

Youth of the Year

Samuel Greenberg is the Potomac Chamber of Commerce’s Youth of the Year.

Cunningham and Binzer Wedding

Lauren Kelly Binzer, daughter of Dr. Randy and Tennie Binzer of Spencer, and Craig James Cunningham, son of Clark and Kathy Cunningham of Spencer, received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on June 28, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City.

Citizen of the Year

Barry Perlis is the Potomac Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. For the past 20 years, he has worked and continues to serve as a volunteer at the Manor Care Nursing Home where he fills the role of chaplain.

Susan Coll, Jim Lehrer to Speak in Great Falls

The Great Falls Speaker’s Series (GFFS) kicked off last month to a capacity crowd at the Great Falls Library by welcoming its first guest speaker, New York Times best-selling author Pamela Palmer.

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Parade Marshals

Cissy and Mac Grant, known by many as "Mr. and Mrs. Potomac."

Business People of the Year

Jill and John Phillips, of Squeals on Wheels, have been named Business People of the Year by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce.

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‘It’s Hands-On History’

Oakton High student participates in archaeological dig.

Oakton High junior Corina Gribble got to be part of history recently when she participated in an archaeological dig to find the remains of a home from the 1800s in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Centreville.

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Residents Receive Community Enhancement Awards

On Sept. 22, the Vienna Town Council presented Community Enhancement, Beauty and Sustainability awards to four sets of local residents.

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Comstock's Comfort Zone

GOP candidate Barbara Comstock believes a woman's place is in the House ... of Representatives.

It’s just weeks before Election Day, and the contest to replace retiring Republican Congressman Frank Wolf in Virginia’s 10th Congressional district has become one of the most watched, most expensive and most contentious races in the country.

GMU Recognizes Interstate

George Mason University recently awarded Springfield-based Interstate (Moving-Relocation-Logistics) the John C. “Jack” Wood Award for Town Gown Relations. The university-wide award recognizes individuals and businesses that foster and demonstrate leadership in cultivating the mutually beneficial relationship between the university and surrounding community.

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Holding Benefit for Homeless Animals

On Saturday, Sept. 27, Salma, 10, and Sami Saout, 7, and Selina, 10, and Jwana Al-Shihabi, 8 — all students at Churchill Road School — held a benefit at Kings Manor Park, selling lemonade, brownies and dog and cat treats to benefit the rescue kittens looking for homes through Mehr Flowers.

Area Roundups

What's happening this week in Fairfax Station?

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Suggestions to keep outdoor spaces functional through the fall

As the air turns crisp and we settle into fall, the time is ideal for creating a cozy setting, whether it’s elegant or rustic or modern. Many people have adapted part of their landscape as an outdoor room.

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Planting for Fall

Planning your autumn garden and yard.

As the first few weeks of fall unfold, carrying with them the promise of rich and vibrant colors, many local residents are starting to plan their fall gardens, both ornamental and edible. Pruning and and overall garden cleanup will make way for fall plants. In fact, this is the perfect time to clear away summer foliage and plant, horticulture gurus said.