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Vienna: Pet Adoption Expo Finds Forever-Homes for Homeless Animals

Organized and sponsored by the Vienna Arts Society, adoption event pulled together adoptables and families looking for a furry family member.

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Senior Safety Summit Held in McLean

McLean Citizens Association hosts Senior Safety Summit.

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Neil Mehta and Riddhima Gandhi Celebrate Wedding in India, Great Falls

Raksha and Dinesh Mehta of Great Falls have announced the marriage of their son, Neil Mehta, to Riddhima Gandhi, the daughter of Shabnam and Gaurang Gandhi of Mumbai, India.

Great Falls: Shepard Smith Named as Next Director of Coast Survey

President Barack Obama has approved the promotion of Shepard Smith, from captain to rear admiral (lower half), a prerequisite for Smith to become director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, after his selection by Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. S

Obituary: Prolific Author, Robert F. Dorr, Dies

A source of energy, inspiration and courage to the Great Falls creative community.

When author Robert F. Dorr took his last breath on Sunday, June 12, 2016, not only the writing world but the entire, larger community whispered a final farewell and breathed a sigh of sadness right along with him.

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Alexandria: WWII Veteran Dies at 95

Bill McNamara survived Normandy invasion.

At 15 years old, Bill McNamara was determined to join the U.S. Cavalry. But when he walked into the local armory one Friday night, he was told he was too young. Not to be dissuaded, he walked around the block, stepped back inside and this time gave his age as 18 to the recruiter. The year was 1936 and McNamara had joined what would become America’s Greatest Generation, one of thousands who left for battlefields half a world away never knowing if they would ever see home again.

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Alexandria: Minnie Howard Campus Reopens Emma’s Garden.

"The students are totally invested in this project, … they want to see it succeed and continue to grow … .”

T.C. Williams’ Minnie Howard Campus’ renovated courtyard, Emma’s Garden, officially reopened on June 9. The courtyard was renamed in 2010 and dedicated to late teacher Emma Cabrera, who died in an accident that school year. Biology teacher Benjamin Matthews along with local master gardener Susan Helper helped outline the project and received a $500 grant from the PTSA to aid in completing the renovation.

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Arlington: From Opera Nova to Los Angeles

Milena Gligic, accompanist for Arlington-based Opera NOVA, has been selected to be pianist for the Los Angeles Opera Company.

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Chantilly: ‘Caring, Creative, Fun, Kind and Inspiring’

Monk’s students explain his impact upon them.

Chantilly High’s Ed Monk is one of the most popular and effective theater teachers/directors around. And some of his seniors recently shared their thoughts about him.

Snapshot: Fun at Fido Fest

Westfield High freshman Zach Muse brought Luna, his 1-year-old pit bull mix, to the City of Fairfax’s first-ever Fido Fest. It was held June 4 outside the Sherwood Community Center and featured a dog agility course, pet photo booth, small wading pools, a pop-up dog park and free, frozen dog treats.

Potomac: Hatten Celebrates 40 Years at BCC

Opted for tennis over law.

Frank Hatten began his career in tennis in 1976 at Bethesda Country Club (BCC) with five outdoor asphalt tennis courts, an 800-square foot tennis shack and a pay phone.

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Arlington’s Loss with Death of ‘Mr. Reilly’

A Remembrance

Dr. Reilly Lewis passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest in his home in Arlington on June 9.

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Fairfax City: Van Dyck Park’s field is named in honor of Armistice Turtora.

‘What a Remarkable Record of Service’

Apartment Fire Kills Beloved Fairfax Resident

Community mourns Bill Patton, 74.

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Parkwood Baptist Church Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Parkwood Baptist Church in Annandale celebrated their 50th anniversary with a memorial picnic and outdoor service on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12.