Newcomers & Community Guide 2013-2014

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Supporting Susan’s Place

More than 40 volunteers from Navy Federal Credit Union gathered at 6:30 a.m. on a chilly Saturday morning, Oct. 4, at the Susan’s Place Program operated by New Hope Housing in Arlington County.

Rich Named Business Leader of the Year

Chamber to host business awards Oct. 22.

Lonnie C. Rich, founding partner of Rich, Rosenthal, Brincefield, Manitta, Dzubin and Kroeger LLP, has been named the 2014 Business Leader of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

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Jorge Adeler’s ‘Gods and Heroes' at Bergdorf Goodman NYC

The Men's Store at Bergdorf Goodman is now carrying the full line of the “Gods and Heroes” Men's Collection by fine jewelry designer Jorge Adeler of Great Falls.

Week in Vienna

What's happening this week in Vienna.

Warning to Residents: Wildlife Aren’t Pets

Town of Vienna police are reminding residents that wildlife are not pets and shouldn’t be treated as such. Vienna is home to numerous types of wildlife that often wander into residential neighborhoods.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Oct. 13-18.

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Fairfax County Reviews Bus Service

Fairfax County Department of Transportation begins project to reshape bus network.

Fairfax County Department of Transportation changed or canceled the services and routes of buses with the opening of the Silver Line metro. Now the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has begun its Comprehensive Transit Plan (CTP), a 10-year aspirational plan for Fairfax Connector and Metrobus service.

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Remembering 9-11

More than 100 people gathered on the edges of the plaza outside the Arlington County building on Thursday morning, Sept. 11, to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Sept. 29-Oct. 4.

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Gas Station Runs Backpack Drive

You may have noticed the sign “You Pump We Donate: Back to School Backpack Drive for Area Kids,” in front of the Cardinal Plaza Shell gas station on Old Keene Mill Road.

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A Photo Tour of Springfield Landmarks

Local history in words and pictures.

There is history in our own backyard. While Washington, D.C. is only a few metro stops away, the Franconia Museum in Springfield, though small, offers a taste of local history that visitors are sure to remember.

Top Issues Facing McLean Community

As Tysons Corner booms and the new Silver Line stations become more successful, McLean will be undergoing changes over the next few years. The McLean Citizens Association and other community leaders will be working to ensure the new Metro stations are successful, Tysons becomes a community, traffic reduces on Route 7 and update Mclean itself.

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Everybody Goes to Spartans

Family-owned restaurant bustles with local patrons.

“Have you been to Spartans? Everybody goes there,” said Diane Thompson, a former teacher at Terra Centre Elementary School. She lives in Springfield now but likes to hang around Burke because it has a “more small town feel.”

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Great Falls, Virginia: Landmarks of Local Aspirations

Capturing and preserving the ever-evolving story of our the village.

There are certain old-timers in Great Falls whose families are filled with memories that span generations and even centuries in this area, connecting them deeply with the local story.

Why I Live in Potomac

It was love of a man that brought me to Potomac many years ago to live overlooking the Watts Branch stream in a log cabin that was moved in the 1940s from behind Great Falls Tavern. My husband George grew up here in the ‘50's and ‘60's in a childhood many of us only dream about with open space to ramble and a small village where he had his first job in the pharmacy as a teenager.

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