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Fairfax: University Drive Decision Postponed

Council to mull community’s comments, get more information.

After 29 residents – the vast majority in opposition – spoke about it, the Council decided it needed more time to consider the community’s comments, see if a grid network in Northfax is really needed and obtain more information about its options.

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Burke: Surviving Brain Injury

New book shares stories of strength and inspiration.

A new resource is available to those who’ve been touched by traumatic brain injury (TBI) called “Surviving Brain Injury: Stories of Strength and Inspiration.” A collection of 90 stories, mostly by TBI survivors, “Surviving Brain Injury” personalizes life’s trajectory after a blast to the head, a fall or stroke.

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Burke: Legislative Forum Held at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church

The art of the possible

At the free public forum, Grow, Rhee and Bowers-Lanier stressed the importance for people who are concerned about climate change, immigration and economic justice, health care and other social justice issues to be both active and vigilant as these issues come before state and federal lawmakers in 2017.

Obituary: Chester William Fannon III

Chester William Fannon III (Chet) of Middleburg, Va. died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 with his wife, Kate Armfield Fannon and his sister, Heather Fannon Young by his side.

Obituary: Mary Ann Kinder

Mary Ann Kinder (ne Staroscik) died in her home on the evening of Dec. 1, 2016.

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Great Falls: Colors of Pride

The Steigleman family of Great Falls shares their Patriotic Christmas Tree with the community.

“My husband and I love to drive around the neighborhoods this time of year and look at everyone’s Christmas lights..." said Amy Steigleman.

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‘Infamy’: Springfield Resident Remembers Pearl Harbor

Survivor recalls Pearl Harbor attack on 75th anniversary.

“To do our duty was all that mattered. We responded to the challenge.”

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Fairfax: Three Council Members Are Vying for Mayor

Politics

Three members of the Fairfax City Council have tossed their hats in the ring to become the City’s next mayor. Vying in the Feb. 7, 2017 special election will be Council members Michael DeMarco, David Meyer and Ellie Schmidt.

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Burke, Fairfax Station, Springfield: Great Dads Turns 20

Nonprofit celebrates two decades training fathers to be better parents.

“I remember leaving the conference and driving past the exit for my office,” Stafford said, “looking back and seeing my briefcase, thinking about all the things I needed to get done, or thought I did.” But Stafford passed the exit, drove home and surprised his wife. He announced the family would be going to the zoo, “a nice little daycation.”

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Reston Chorale Leads Sing-Along to the ‘Messiah’

Holiday

“The Christmas portion to the ‘Messiah’ just speaks to people in a way that really gets to the heart of the holiday,” says Meeks-Versteeg."

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Herndon: SPIRIT Equestrian Program Gets a Christmas Miracle

Horseback Riding

“We received the notice to vacate the property exactly one week before Thanksgiving and they wanted us moved out by Dec. 31,” Dada said. “We really need a Christmas miracle to go through this transition and survive it.”

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Herndon Homes Tour Showcases Holiday Spirit

Mi Casa es Tu Casa

“Holden Harrison was instrumental in saving our wonderful train Depot in the Town center,” explained Waddell. “I’m just getting in the spirit of things.” Harrison also served on the Town Council.

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Herndon: Brothers Receive Good Neighbor Award

Service

Neighbors nominated the brothers for the award because they are always willing to help with yard work, shoveling snow and car repairs.

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Herndon: Downtown Vision Closer to Reality

Town Council endorses proposal for redevelopment of downtown.

During a special meeting on Nov. 30, the Herndon Town Council adopted a resolution that directs town staff to move forward with negotiations on a proposal for the redevelopment of nearly five acres of downtown Herndon.

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Herndon: Santa Visits Herndon Library

Holiday

Despite their no doubt very hectic schedule at this time of the year, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and two of his favorite elves managed to fit in a visit to the Winter Open House at the Herndon Fortnightly Library on Saturday.