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Centreville Students Shine at Science Fair

Projects included music, sports, energy, hearing and plant growth.

At Centreville High’s recent Science Fair, students displayed their projects in the school cafeteria for judging; below are details about a few of them.

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Chantilly Boys’ Lax to Face Robinson in Battle of State Powers

Chargers beat Herndon 10-1 Monday.

The Chantilly boys’ lacrosse team spent the first half of Monday’s game at Herndon playing like a group potentially looking ahead to Thursday’s matchup with defending state champion Robinson. The Chargers’ second-half performance assured any slip-ups would not result in defeat.

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Out & About in Potomac

March: In Like a Lion, Up and Down Like a Gazelle

March: In Like a Lion, Up and Down Like a Gazelle

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Potomac: Collecting Shoes To Fight Against Poverty

Junior Girl Scout Troop 642 spearheads Soles4Souls shoe drive.

Everyone has a pair of shoes or two that aren’t as comfortable as they would like, don’t go with anything they have — or that they are just plain tired of. Residents should dig deep in their closets and bring their “gently used” shoes to the Potomac United Methodist Church (PUMC) at 9908 South Glen Road in Potomac on Sunday, March 29 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. By donating shoes, residents will be helping Soles4Souls, a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting the “devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty.”

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Potomac: Beer, Wine and Sake Added to En Bistro

Restaurant receives liquor license.

Since opening this past year, En Bistro and Sushi has impressed the Potomac community with its fresh sushi and sashimi, served in a manner that resembles a piece of fine art, instead of a dinner entrée. The small restaurant, located behind the Verizon store and next to Tally Ho in the Potomac Village Shopping Center is a Japanese bistro, complete with a kimono, once owned by a Japanese movie actor. The kimono was sent to owner Billy Ye by his mother many years ago — and he has been waiting to find the just right spot for hanging it.

News Brief: Fields Opening Delayed, Potomac

The opening of all Montgomery Parks’ park and elementary / middle school athletic fields (excluding synthetic turf fields) have been delayed from the original opening date of March 15 until April 1 at the earliest, due to this year’s harsh winter weather conditions.

Brief: Later School Start Times in Potomac

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted to change school starting and ending times for the public schools effective for the 2015-2016 school year — moving middle and high school start times 20 minutes later and elementary school start times 10 minutes later.

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Potomac: Winners of the Lego Challenge

The winners of the Toy Castle Lego Build Challenge 2015 are Colin and Leah Smith, Minche Lee and Alex Mandy.

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Potomac: ‘Guys Night Out and Seder Summit’

Beth Sholom hosts annual night of fine fare and camaraderie.

Kosher BBQ ribs, fried chicken, fries — and 13 Scotch companies pouring samples — nothing could make a gathering of 500-plus men any more content than devouring their favorite comfort foods while bonding and schmoozing with other men. In addition to fine fare and camaraderie, the men benefited from Rabbi Nissan Antine’s discussion concerning how to make their own family Passover Seder relevant and significant.

Arlington's Little Libraries: Take a Book, Return a Book

Front lawn libraries sprouting all over.

The “little free library” movement has arrived in Arlington. It explains those unusual structures beside the sidewalks that look like overgrown birdhouses. Soon, more will appear on county-owned property courtesy of Arlington Public Library.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for April 6-10.

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Arlington’s Uninsured

Lack of expansion taints Affordable Care Act anniversary.

National and Virginia leadership’s planned celebration of the five-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act quickly became a discussion of the program’s outreach failings and concerns following Virginia legislature’s decisions not to expand the program. Federal and state officials met at the Arlington Mills Community Center on Monday, March 23, for for a round table discussion led by Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8). Much of the panel’s conversation centered around

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Fun with Science in Arlington

The students at Fort Belvoir Elementary School in Fairfax County weren’t the only ones inspired by Thursday night’s STEAM/Science Fair. Marymount University’s Gianna Fogelbach was inspired as well.

Column: Family Matters, Prevent colon cancer for self and loved ones.

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It may never feel like a “good time” to have a colonoscopy. You might have already used the excuse that the preparation day before a colonoscopy is unpleasant and cuts into your busy schedule — and then you put it off another year. But momentary discomfort or inconvenience is a small price to pay for saving your life.

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Arlington Boy Gets to Skate with Braden Holtby

Capitals welcome Make-A-Wish child.

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby granted the wish of 13-year-old Caleb Graham on March 12 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.