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Hometown Celebration Returns to Great Falls

Americana fun, unmasked and free

Great Falls traditions returned to the Village Centre Green for the 4th of July 2021.

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Crisis in Afghanistan Reverberates Locally

Afghan Americans speak out.

The United States and other countries have welcomed more than 150,000 Afghans and their families since the emergency evacuations began in mid-August.

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Crisis in Afghanistan Reverberates Locally

Afghan Americans speak out.

The United States and other countries have welcomed more than 150,000 Afghans and their families since the emergency evacuations began in mid-August.

9/11’s 20th Anniversary at Great Falls Freedom Memorial

9/11’s 20th Anniversary at Great Falls Freedom Memorial

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VolunteerFest, 2021

Volunteers work on projects countywide for the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Volunteers

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Celebrating National Library Week 2022 in Great Falls

Twenty-three FCPL branches build connections; one branch is in Great Falls.

Library

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Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

Suicide Walk-a-Thon brings awareness

The pandemic's psychological and socioeconomic fallout may be driving an accelerated trend in depressive symptoms and suicide ideation, attempts, and deaths in Fairfax County, reported experts in mental health at the "Fight Suicide" Walk-a-Thon at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston held Aug. 21.

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing the achievements in education in a challenging year.

FCPS Honors 2022

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Herndon Councilmembers Divided on Proposed Gun Ban

Second public hearing planned Sept. 28.

Second public hearing planned Sept. 28.

Rock on, Alex!

Great Falls teen 'nails it' performing with a local band.

Teen in Local Band

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Fairfax County Public Schools Priority One: Get Eligible Students Vaccinated

Expansion of school COVID-19 vaccination clinics underway

The level of community transmission of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is increasing again.

To Honor the Lost Souls of 9/11

In unity, they remember; united, they serve in tribute.

To Honor the Lost Souls of 9/11

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Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent to Depart at End of Next School Year

Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, announced on a YouTube video released Thursday, July 15, 2021, that he is leaving FCPS at the end of the next year, consistent with his FCSB contract.

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing achievements in education.

Recognizing achievements in education.

Retired U.S. Ambassador Still Serves

An effort to carry out dreams and fulfill his wish for children.

Retired U.S. Ambassador Still Serves

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Brightview Explores Plan for Leesburg Pike Facility in Vienna

Senior Living reps hold two community engagement meetings with Vienna, Great Falls neighbors

Brightview Senior Living has resumed community engagement for its proposed Continuing Care Facility project at 9439 Leesburg Pike [Route 7], Vienna.

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Saving the Integrity of Historic Georgetown Pike

200-year-old tree and a National Register of Historic Places structure threatened.

Saving the Integrity of Georgetown Pike, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation of historic trees and "summer road" threatened.

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And What a Year it Was in Herndon

Herndon Rotary Club names Signe Friedrichs Rotarian of the Year 2020-2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged across her Town of Herndon, Rotarian Signe Friedrichs masked up and gathered up other masked service volunteers, business leaders, and nonprofit leaders.

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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.

Great Falls Creamery, Where Summer Doesn’t End

Icy treats pair well with Great Falls Park.

Creamery

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