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Century Bike Tour Held At Reston Pavilion

Over a thousand from D.C. metro area attend bike event.

On Aug. 24, Reston Bicycle Club held its 32nd annual century bike tour. The event began and ended at Reston Town Center. “We had approximately 1,165 riders,” said Ed Robichaud, a resident of Reston and member of the RBC bike club. The Reston Bicycle Club (RBC) was formed in 1982 to promote cycling in the Reston and surrounding areas. RBC is a volunteer, nonprofit club, with over 700 members.

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Herndon Planning Committee Holds Parking Conference

ommittee receives input from Herndon residents.

The Town of Hendon Planning Commission met Aug. 21 to solicit comments on whether parking requirements in the downtown should be reduced or remain as currently required.

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Springfield Celebrates 13th Annual BridgeWalk

Local leaders renew Army Community Covenant.

On a minimally muggy, late night on Aug. 22, hundreds of Springfield community members walked south across Veterans Bridge and over Old Keene Mill Road.

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Middle Eastern Food Festival Returns for 22nd Year

Festival hosted by Holy TransfiguratiMelkite Greek-Catholic Church features, food and sweets, family activities and traditional culture.

Food and festival-lovers alert! The annual Labor Day weekend Middle Eastern Food Festival is upon the McLean/Vienna area once again. And if you’ve wondered how a Northern Virginia foodfest can go through 200 pounds of lamb, 400 pounds of beef, 450 pounds of chicken, 180 pounds of butter and 12,000 pieces of sweets, this is your opportunity to find out.

Fairfax County’s Success Story

Economic success: 50 years in the making.

If you are a newcomer to Fairfax County, allow me to welcome you to one of the most dynamic communities anywhere in the world to live and work. It was the vision of many people to create this kind of community, so please allow me to offer a quick history lesson.

A Prime Location

Popular businesses drive customers to gift shop.

Is it at the town center or the shopping center? Burke residents know. The Picket Fence is at the Burke Town Center, next to a newly-opened Sweet Frog, a Giant grocery store, a BB&T bank, a dry cleaner and a Starbucks. Owner Billie Thomas believes that The Picket Fence is situated in a prime location.

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For the Birds

Burke store helps bring nature closer to home.

Is it true that when one holds a bird in one’s hand, the bird gets so nervous it dies? No, said Steve Pyne, owner of the Wild Bird Center in Burke. This is the type of expertise and more that customer Kathy Morris can rely on when she comes in the store.

Greenspring Packs 250 Bags for Back-to-School Event

During the week of Aug. 11, the Human Resources department at Greenspring retirement community hosted a “Back-to-School” event.

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A Successful Season for the Tritons

The Laurel Hill Tritons capped off another successful season by winning their 4th NVSL Division Championship in nine years with a record of 4-1 and securing a three way tie for first place.

Week in Fairfax

Weekly happenings in Fairfax.

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Around the World in One Day

Greenspring focuses on culture and heritage with Diversity Expo.

On Thursday, July 31, Greenspring hosted the 4th Annual Diversity Expo at the Springfield retirement community. The event, spearheaded by the community’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, provided for an eclectic cultural experience with international foods, clothing, food, music and dance.

Recognized for ‘Exceptional Success’

Sales Associate Youssef Zeroual of the Weichert, Realtors Burke/Fairfax Station office was recognized for his exceptional industry success during the month of July, Bruce L. Green, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced.

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Super H 5K Funds Paraplegic Rehabilitation

Harry Freedman wear his baseball cap low over his eyes. He speaks quietly, recounting the accident that made him start a 5K eleven years ago. It was just another day of work for him at Auto Recyclers of Leesburg until an 18 ton front loader backed up onto him, crushing his leg.

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‘It’s Nice to Shop Outdoors’

Farmers Market at Government Center is a hit with the customers.

Whether customers are looking for juicy peaches, ripe tomatoes, coconut cupcakes or homemade ice cream, they’ll find all those things and more at the farmers market at the Fairfax County Government Center.

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Getting Drenched to Help Others

The Ice Bucket Challenge has a simple premise, but it’s doing a great deal of good. To raise money to fight ALS, people all over the country have been making videos of themselves getting buckets of ice water dumped on their heads.