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Talk About a Big Moving Day for Nova Labs

JK Moving Services and robots tackle it.

Nova Labs

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SLHS Program Launches Student-Led Company

Sells student artist merchandise, net proceeds to charities reflected in art.

Art for sale

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Putting Wheels Under the DMV Skating Community in Reston

Sacred Roller Skate Supply Opens in Herndon

Roller skating

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Share Inc. of McLean Request the Community's Help

Gift cards and more needed for clients this holiday season.

Share Inc

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Twenty-nine Years, the Reston Holiday Parade

One of the best holiday parades ushers in the season at Reston Town Center.

Reston Parade

Good Vibes in Great Falls

The favorite places and events in 2021

Favorite places

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Historic Herndon Oak Tree Removed

Nearly 200-year-old witness tree 'struggled' and obstructed sight triangle quadrant to the intersection.

In 1823, an acorn from an Overcup Oak tree sent up a shoot at what is now the corner of Elden and Center Streets in the Town of Herndon.

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Two Men Charged with Chantilly Murder of Herndon Man

Homicides surge in the first six months of 2021 in Fairfax County compared to 2020.

With 13 homicides reported across all of Fairfax County already this year, the unprecedented spike in killings is a concern.

A Gift of Being a Father

Father’s Day 2021: Capturing dad moments

Being a father is a gift.

Paying It Forward

Immigrant's $20K a month awards create opportunities for individuals experiencing economic hardships

A Vietnamese refugee turned philanthropist who works in Reston knows first-hand the fear and challenges of poverty.

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‘Morale Boosters’ for the Local Herndon Community

Three new initiatives in the planning stages

During the early days of the pandemic, K Scarry set up Herndon Cares.org, of First Baptist Church of Herndon.

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Vivid Chill Opens in Great Falls

Shopping handcrafted, ethically produced, nontoxic products

It all started with the local artisan's handbags, the love of little boutique shops that featured brands with morals and values, and telling her mom that more than anything else, she wanted to open a store in the Great Falls Village Centre with a showroom for those bags and other ethically and sustainably produced items.

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McLean Teacher Authors Memoirs-in-Essays

Allison B. Kelly: Seeking the perfect day and finding joy in the imperfect

Allison B. Kelly, ESOL Teacher at Haycock Elementary School, is the author of the newly released book, “There's Spaghetti on My Ceiling.”

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A Catch of Wishes at Lake Anne

Better than any greeting card for the season

Anyone taking a walk on the plaza at Lake Anne Village Center is drawn to it, unsure at first what it is.

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A Godsend for The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area

Together they made it happen.

In reality, the project Chantilly-based non-profit organization HomeAid Northern Virginia recently completed for The Closet of Greater Herndon proved different from its typical work, but was a game-changer for the nonprofit thrift shop located in a 100-year-old building in the heart of the town’s historic downtown district.

Viewpoints: Reston Residents Enjoy ‘Small Town Feel’

The Connection asked Reston residents what the greatest things about living in the area are.

Things They Love About Herndon

The Connection asked Town of Herndon residents to name the greatest things about living in the area.

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A Little Bit of Normal in Great Falls

Live ‘Concerts on the Green’

Concerts on the Green returned to the Gazebo at the Great Falls Village Centre Sunday evening, Aug. 30, keeping the spirit that defines the community alive.

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Threatening Snag on Herndon Arts Build

Large group of investors pull out

The proposed Floris Conservatory for Fine Arts & Music, a $40M, 48,000 square foot Scimores Academy LLC project for children 4-18 years of age planned for 8.06 acres at the intersection of West Ox and Centreville Roads in Herndon, might not come to fruition.

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Love & Unity Prayer Rally Held in Herndon

Not changing the narrative, changing the atmosphere.

In the Town of Herndon, population 23,000, faith-based organizations gathered with the Town's police force.

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