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Getting Drenched to Help Others

The Ice Bucket Challenge has a simple premise, but it’s doing a great deal of good. To raise money to fight ALS, people all over the country have been making videos of themselves getting buckets of ice water dumped on their heads.

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One-Way or Two-Way?

City Council mulls traffic changes.

When the City of Fairfax reconfigured Main and North Streets from one-way to two-way streets in 2006, it did so in hopes that the change would benefit the downtown area. Now, though, the City Council is revisiting that decision.

City to Participate in Charrette

Will discuss plans for downtown development.

In collaboration with the Northern Virginia regional Commission (NVRC), the Fairfax City Council will hold a planning workshop, or charrette, about the downtown area in early November.

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Potential Rivals Circling Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille in Advance of Democratic Primary

Kerry Donely and Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg consider primary challenges.

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille's poor performance in the congressional primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) is calling into question his ability to lead the city, opening the door to talk about former Mayor Kerry Donley challenging Euille in next year's Democratic primary. That possibility has encouraged talk about Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg possibly entering the race as a candidate who would oppose the kind of large-scale development that Euille and Donley both support.

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Summertime Works Ongoing in Vienna

Summertime doesn’t mean break time for the Town of Vienna.

Week in Vienna

Suspect in credit card theft, volunteers needed, town council meeting and farmers markets.

McLean Community Center to Hold Meetings, Hearing on Budget

The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center (MCC) will hold two open finance meetings on its Proposed FY 2016 budget.

National Night Out Held In Herndon

Neighborhoods In Town of Herndon get acquainted with police force.

Neighborhood block parties were held throughout the town of Herndon on Aug. 5 in celebration of National Night Out. In 1984, National Night Out started as a way to promote crime prevention through neighborhood camaraderie.

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Georgetown Pike Repaving Underway

Most work will be done at night.

The $3.2 million project, a late summer effort to smooth roads before winter hits again, may not have a significant traffic pattern impact on the already congested historic road.

Week in Great Falls

Service academy nominations and blood drive.

City Council Mulls Traffic Changes

When the City of Fairfax reconfigured Main and North Streets from one-way to two-way streets in 2006, it did so in hopes that the change would benefit the downtown area. Now, though, the City Council is revisiting that decision.

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School Board Funds Full Day Mondays

School system has over $38 million surplus.

The Fairfax County School Board voted at its last meeting to approve funding for full day Mondays for elementary-school students. The board voted back in June to approve ending half-day Mondays, but voted to fund the move, which will cost $7,639,300 at its July 24 meeting.

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Planning Commission Tables Residential Studio Amendment

Discussion on affordable housing likely to continue.

Although more than 15 public meetings and seven committee sessions have been held since Oct. 13, the Fairfax County Planning Commission voted unanimously last week to table the proposed Residential Studio Amendment, which would have provided apartments to residents working low-income jobs.

Week in Reston

Artwork and candidates sought.

Pick Reston’s Official Bird!

Residents can choose between five birds by Sept. 30.

Residents will have until the end of September to choose Reston’s official bird.

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