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Vienna: Discussing the ‘Worst Freeway in America’

Residents talk I-66 with VDOT reps At Vienna Mayor’s Meeting.

Since the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)’s last large-scale public presentation of its plans to improve the I-66 corridor from Gainesville to the Beltway, that major commuter artery has won the dubious distinction of first place on the “Worst Damn Freeways in America” list.

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Fairfax Man Battles Rare Disease

Lacrosse tournament in Springfield brings attention to Goodpasture Syndrome and kidney diseases.

Proceeds raised by the tournament will go towards the American Kidney Fund. But Lane and her husband, who have children playing in the tournament, are happy that the event is raising awareness for kidney diseases.

Vienna Police Reports

Incidents from Nov. 6-12

Incidents Lost Property - 400 Block Druid Hill Road, NE. Between Oc.t 9 at 9 a.m. and Nov. 9 at 1:46 p.m. A resident reported she lost her Virginia Driver’s License.

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Vienna: Festive Fun Guide for the Holiday Season

From caring and sharing to Santa and shopping, Vienna-Oakton celebrates.

From food drives and coat drives to festive holiday events and activities, there is something for every age group living in the Vienna-Oakton area. Keep this calendar close by …

Letter: Worrying School Budget Cuts

To the Editor

I am writing in response to an article published in the last week’s Connection (“Garza Presents Budget Task Force Report to School Board.”

Obituary: Jim Riddel, 1935-2015, of Vienna, Dies

Jim Riddel of Vienna was a man's man and a great friend. He died last week.

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Vienna: Sheriff’s Office Receives $1,500 for Project Lifesaver

The Auxiliary to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department donated $1,500 to the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office for its Project Lifesaver program. The program serves the needs of children on the autism spectrum and adults with cognitive impairments who may wander away from their caregivers.

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Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne is Battling Cancer

‘This is Curable, so I’m staying positive’

City of Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne is no stranger to challenges. After all, he served 18 consecutive years on the City Council and is currently in his second, two-year term as mayor – including all the hard work and long hours that job entails.

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Vienna’s Caboose Brewing Readies For First Winter

Caboose Brewing Company creates an enjoyable pub atmosphere.

In the town of Vienna near Mile Marker 12 on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) past the red caboose and headed west is the Caboose Brewing Company. Located at an industrial park near the bike trail, Caboose combines varieties of beer with a farm-to-table food menu from chef Brandon McDermott.

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White Oaks Hosts “Bring Your Veteran to Breakfast”

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) spoke to students, parents and veterans at White Oaks Elementary for their sixth annual “Bring Your Veteran to Breakfast” event.

Obituary: Mary Londergan Lovaas, 96, All Irish Mom and Community Volunteer, Dies

Mary Londergan Lovaas died early Sunday, Nov. 15 at age 96.

Letter: Contribute to the Rescue Reston Legal Defense Fund

To the Editor

Many thanks to our supporters - and we still need your help! Please make a difference with a donation to ensure we can maintain legal strength and backing to preserve designated open space at Reston National Golf Course, a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program Golf Course.

Reston Crime Reports

Incidents from Nov. 7-16

Commentary: Medicaid in Perspective

A recent newspaper headline proclaimed that “Audit finds waste, inefficiencies in Virginia’s Medicaid program.” As often is the case, the real story is beyond the headline.

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Alexandria People at Work: Knowing Customers and Beers

Will Bruder opens a tap at Rustico on Slater Lane. Beer slides down the side of the Pilsner glass. "This is very much a neighborhood beer bar," Bruder said. Eight bar stools are full at 4 p.m. on a Tuesday.