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Governor Proclaims Teen Cancer Awareness Week

Cancer support group witnesses signing of proclamation in Herndon.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in the company of cancer survivors and friends signed a proclamation in the town of Herndon proclaiming the third week of January as Teen Cancer Awareness week in Virginia.

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New RA Board Member Chosen

Dannielle LaRosa is temp North Point director.

A longtime Reston resident was chosen to be the temporary North Point director at Reston Association’s last board meeting.

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Vienna Community Center to Be LEED Silver

Town Council approves fee to seek certification.

If all goes well, the new and improved Vienna Community Center will make its debut on its 50th anniversary in April 2016.

Staff Gets Go-Ahead to Negotiate Pact

Town and Park Authority will formalize trail-realignment agreement.

Relocation of a portion of the W&OD Trail is just one part of the Vienna Community Center expansion and renovation project – but it’s an important part.

Democrats Have Treasurer Candidate

Carla de la Pava is the only candidate to file to seek the Democrats’ nomination to be the next Arlington County treasurer.

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Temporary Fire Station To Be Constructed In Herndon

New fire station expected to be complete by spring of 2016.

The original station was built in 1950 and according to fire officials cannot accommodate newer, larger-sized vehicles such as ladder trucks.

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Governor's Mansion, Confidential

Defense team in corruption case to detail crumbling McDonnell marriage.

When he takes the stand in his own defense, former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell will read jurors an email that he wrote to his wife as their marriage was said to be crumbling.

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Wiehle-Reston East Opens for Metro Riders

Fairfax County holds open house at Reston garage.

Fairfax County held an open house at the Wiehle-Reston East Garage on July 19 to show potential Metro riders access and parking options.

Foust, Comstock Battle Women’s Issues

Hot button topic is discussed in wake of Hobby Lobby decision.

One of the hotbed issues of the last month was triggered when the Supreme Court decided that for-profit corporations can be exempt from a law if the owner objects for religious reasons. The reason? Contraceptives. Women’s health issues are among the issues that Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) and Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34) – candidates for 10th District Congressional seat -- butt heads on.

Change of Command

Two Oakton natives assume new duties.

Rear Adm. Charlie Williams, who was born and raised in Oakton, relieved Rear Adm. Cindy Thebaud as commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) during a change of command ceremony, July 1.

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Residents Comment on Maple Avenue Corridor

Tell Town Council the pros and cons of what’s proposed.

At the July 7 public hearing for Vienna’s proposed Maple Avenue Corridor (MAC) zoning district, people spoke both for and against the project.

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Plan to Enhance Maple Avenue

Public hearing held on proposed, new zoning district.

On July 7, the Town Council held part one of a two-part public hearing on the proposed, new district for commercial property along Maple Avenue. Part two is set for Aug. 18.

Funding Plan Emerges for Streetcar Project

County Board forgoes federal funds to expedite Columbia Pike project.

When federal officials denied Arlington County's request for a Small Starts grant, advocates for the streetcar project went back to the drawing board. Now the three Arlington County Board members who support the $300 million project say they will forgo federal funds altogether, using state money set aside for transportation.

News Briefs: Debate in 48th District Race

The two candidates seeking to represent Arlington and McLean in the House of Delegates have agreed to two debates before the Aug. 19 special election.

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Celebrating the ‘Best of Braddock’

Braddock District residents honored for service.

From 10-year-old Rohil Bhinge, who helped raise funds to complete a handicap accessible playground, to Norma Heck, who was one of the first five homeowners of North Springfield in 1955, the Braddock District is full of exceptional citizens.