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McCrary Creates the Score, Directs 'The Prodigal Son'

John McCrary, director of Music and Liturgy at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on W. Braddock Road, gears up for the Feb. 24 concert.

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Belmont to lead DRBA

Dennis Belmont, a resident and small business owner in the Del Ray community, was elected president of the Del Ray Business Association at the organization’s Jan. 16 meeting.

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Kaine Among Boys and Girls Club Gala Honorees

Benefit to be held February 10

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will be among those honored Feb. 10 at this year’s Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys and Girls Club annual fundraiser.

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South Lakes Girls, Boys Win Liberty Conference Championship

Junior Olivia Beckner won both the 1,000 meters (2:55.67) and 1,600 meters (5:04.44) in meet record times while seniors Timiebi Ogobri and Don’ta Whitely had outstanding performances to lead the South Lakes High School track teams to the Liberty Conference Championships.

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It’s Just the Beginning

Letter to the Editor

On Jan. 21, a chilly and misty day in our nation’s capital, one of the largest peaceful protests in U.S. history took place. I was there and I was overwhelmed by the inspirational power of the hundreds of thousands of people who overcame disabilities, fear, financial constraints, and a myriad of other barriers, to attend this rally known as the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches worldwide.

Reston: Lake House Review Gets More Expensive

Price tag for independent review goes from $1 to up to $45K.

The Reston Association Board of Directors hired StoneTurn Group, LLC to independently review the processes it used to purchase and renovate the Lake House property. The decision was made in executive session during the board’s regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26.

RA Divided On Lake Anne Dock Revitalization

Lake Anne Dock Revitalization Debated

The Reston Association needs to replace its aging dock at Lake Anne Village Center, but its Board of Directors were divided on how to move forward with the work during its last meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26.

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At the Half 2017

Commentary

The 2017 session of the General Assembly that got underway on Jan. 11 is barreling ahead towards its midpoint of Feb. 7. At that midpoint, referred to as “crossover.”

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Fear, Anger Make National Politics Local

Independent Progressive

The aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election sent shockwaves around the nation and through our community. The ferment from turmoil around the White House seems especially strong in Reston.

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Oh, The #Adulting You’ll Do

Reston resident writes for children and adults.

Alissa Buoni knows a thing or two about how to talk to kids. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in School Counseling from The George Washington University. She uses all of that experience - personal and educational - in her debut children’s book “Oh, The #Adulting You’ll Do.”

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Week in Herndon

Nysmith Team Wins Highest Honors in WordMasters Challenge

A father daughter dance, the semi-formal dance for girls ages 3-12, will be held at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon on Saturday, Feb. 4, 6:30-9 p.m.

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Neighbors Rehash Shooting Death

Herndon neighborhood recovers from shooting incident.

“No purse, no phone, no nothing,” she says. “I could not contact my daughter to come and pick me up. I could not call my son … It was very scary,” she says. “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

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Neighbors Rehash Shooting Death

Herndon neighborhood recovers from shooting incident.

“No purse, no phone, no nothing,” she says. “I could not contact my daughter to come and pick me up. I could not call my son … It was very scary,” she says. “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

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Fairfax: Board Approves 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Program

Five-year plan includes three new elementary schools and one new high school.

This year, Fairfax County Public Schools experienced one of the smallest annual enrollment increases in nearly a decade: 1,368 students, compared to the average of 2,400 since the 2008-09 school year, bringing the total to 187,202.

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Great Falls: New Monthly Dinner Raises Money And Support For Police Officers

Community News

A group in Great Falls raised over $5,000 for the organization Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) that supports the families of officers who have been killed on the job.