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Arlington Snapshot: DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Tops $62,000

Man’s Best Friend took center stage Saturday, Sept. 12, at the annual Canine Companions for Independence DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at Pentagon Row in Arlington.

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Arlington Thrive: Raising Funds and Awareness

A group of 50 young professionals gathered for a happy hour on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill to to test their luck at Bingo and learn about Arlington Thrive, a local nonprofit which provides emergency assistance to Arlington residents who are facing a short-term crisis and cannot pay for their basic needs, such as rent and utilities.

TJHSST Junior Named National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador

Youth Service America and the Festival of Children Foundation recently named Fairfax City resident, Christopher Cao, a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador.

Fairfax: Keeping Officers Happy and the Community Safe

Capt. Chris Marsh leads Fair Oaks District Station.

The Fair Oaks District Police Station is humming along smoothly, due to its officers as well as the man at the helm, Capt. Chris Marsh. Altogether, he’s worked nearly 23 years in the Fairfax County Police Department.

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'Orpheus in the Underworld' Plays at GMU's Center for the Arts

Have no fears of flying off into Offenbach’s delicious musical parody of the legend of Orpheus pursuing his wife Eurydice into the Underworld.

Fairfax: Council Hears about Two Road Projects

Both are geared toward future development.

In 2014, Gov. McAuliffe signed House Bill 2 (HB2) into law. It requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to develop a prioritization process for making funding decisions for the statewide Six Year Improvement Program.

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Arlington: Hausler Honored as Visionary

The Arts Council of Fairfax County presents 2015 Arts Awards.

On Friday, Oct. 30, from noon to 2 p.m., the Arts Council of Fairfax County will present the annual Arts Awards at the Fairview Park Marriott, located at 3111 Fairview Park Drive, in Falls Church.

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Herndon: Teacher Honored

Beloved Herndon High School Latin teacher Christine Sleeper, who died Feb. 15, 2015 at 98, kept a Trojan Horse in her Herndon High School classroom and the Latin word “gaude” on her license plate.

Obituary: Mary Tindal Rainey, of Reston, Dies

Mary Tindal Rainey - geophysicist, nature lover, sports enthusiast and artist – passed away on Aug. 17, 2015 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Robert E. Simon, 101, Reston Founder, Dies

Reston founder’s legacy remains immortal.

Paul Hartke invited Bob Simon on his pontoon boat on Lake Audubon when Simon was in his 90s. “He stood on the back of the pontoon boat and we revved the motor and he beamed, ‘This makes you feel like a kid.’ That’s what kept him going I think.'”

McLean: Helicopter, Hikers Needed for Rescue

Fire and Rescue personnel lifted an injured hiker from Scott’s Run Park Sunday morning.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Units rescued an adult woman who fell from the rocks in Scott's Run Park in McLean at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20.

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Great Falls Friends & Neighbors Awards Scholarships

Supporting women in their quest for education, career.

Martina Atabong, 35, is the first member of her family to go to college. “I’m the only one,” she said.

Ending Bullying

Back to School: Local educators offer advice for parents on how to deal with bullying as school resumes.

When Carol Baker cried, no one heard her. She and a classmate were alone in the girls locker room, and as Baker, then an eighth grade student, tried to leave, her classmate grabbed her gym shirt and pushed her into a locker. They weren’t fighting over anything in particular and Baker didn’t sustain any physical injuries.

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Mount Vernon: One of the Last of Its Kind

Variety Store sells more than 12,000 items.

“Experience the Nostalgia of an Old Five and Dime Store.” This statement is inscribed on the Variety Store business card, and reflects its commitment to the old school approach to retail store customer service. T

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Chantilly: Business Owner Seeks To Share Life-Changing Fitness

Anytime Fitness to open in Chantilly.

Finding the time to exercise is a struggle for many, but it is about to get easier for area residents thanks to Dino Garcia, a Herndon resident, who is in the process of launching an Anytime Fitness gym in Chantilly. Garcia’s goal for the grand opening is late fall.