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It Started with a Shoe

Local author publishes novel.

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Pioneering Change For Autism

University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”

Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.

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Reston: Yoga at the Pavilion

The Love Your Body Yoga Festival gives back and urges community to love their bodies.

The Pavilion at Reston Town Center filled with yogis on Sunday, June 12 for the eighth Love Your Body Yoga Festival.

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Springfield: Robbery at Brookfield Plaza, 1 Person Shot

A person was shot during a robbery in Springfield on Saturday, May 21.

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Missiles and Guns in the Backyard and the School Parking Lot

Library series delve into the secrets of Fairfax County.

The first of three Forgotten Fairfax series debuted on Saturday, May 7 at the City of Fairfax Regional Library.

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Reston Farmers Market Opens

The Reston Farmers Market opened on Saturday, May 7 and Restonians showed up bright and early at the Lake Anne Village parking lot to buy vegetables, meats, dairy and to chat with vendors and neighbors.

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Reston: Easing Prom Pressure

Prom dress giveaway takes pressure off teens’, parents’ wallets.

It’s a night filled with anticipation. But it can cost almost one month’s rent. It’s prom night.

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Springfield: Rising Stars in Teaching

DKG honors novice teachers.

The Beta Delta Chapter of DKG Society International awarded scholarships to novice teachers in Fairfax County and Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 17 in Springfield.

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Reston Celebrates Its Founder

This is the first Founder’s Day since the passing of Robert E. Simon, Jr.

They remembered his joyfulness and playfulness. But most of all, officials, speakers and friends remembered Robert E. Simon, Jr.’s enduring vision during the opening remarks of the 13th Founder’s Day on Saturday, April 9.

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Daycare for Pets Opens in Springfield

Reserved Barking’s second location finds home on Fullerton Road.

Doggy daycare Reserved Barking opened its second location in Springfield on Saturday, March 19. But for owners Ahsan Saeed and Bilal Malik it is more than that.

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Great Finds at the Burke Book Sale

The Burke Centre Library book sale had a steady trickle of customers despite the steady trickle of rain on Saturday, March 19.

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McLean: From Paperboy to Author, Military Career in Between

Langley High alum comes home for a reunion of sorts.

McBride’s first job was at The Connection Newspapers, as a paperboy when he was in the seventh grade.

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Lorton: More than a Game

In Lorton, Monopoly tournament tests skills against chance.

Almost 100 players gathered at the Woodbridge Moose Lodge 583 in Lorton on Saturday, Feb. 6 for the ninth year to play a friendly but serious game of Monopoly.

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Oakton Teen Gets the Nobel Experience

Interest in science and medicine leads to Stockholm trip.

Ekaterina Forkin, a sophomore at Oakton High School, spent several days in Stockholm Sweden learning about how Nobel laureates are selected.

Burke, Lorton, Springfield: What is your New Year's resolution?

Area residents share their hopes for 2016

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Burke Women Walk with Purpose

Morning walk becomes personal crusade against litter.

On the walk back, they take out the garbage bags they brought with them and they don gloves. Then they get to work picking up trash they see on the way back to Cohen’s house.

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Pets and Children Visit Santa at Lake Accotink Park

Santa cut a lonely figure waiting for visits from pets at the pavilion in Lake Accotink Park in Springfield on Saturday, Dec. 12. But, it has only been half an hour.

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Balmy Weather for a Hayride Together with You

High temperatures match high spirits at Lake Accotink Park’s holiday events.

”We promised a campfire and they’re gonna get a campfire,” said Lake Accotink Park’s Julie Tahan.

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All Aboard the Ho Ho Ho Train

At Burke Centre Station, Santa trains educate young riders about rail safety.

It was a typical scene at Burke Centre Station, a line of people waiting for the train

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In Fairfax, A Dance for All

Fairfax ballerinas redefine traditional images of grace and beauty.

Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” is literally a child’s dream, with visions of toys coming to life, anthropomorphic creatures and the supernatural manifesting in vivid detail on stage.

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Weekend Fun in Reston and Herndon

Things to do in the neighborhood.

Weekend in Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

Weekend happenings in your neighborhood

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Fairfax Residents Assail Plans for Shirley Gate, Popes Head Roads

Residents question necessity of interchange, extension.

Almost nobody who attended the meeting, with the exception of Fairfax County Department of Transportation representatives and Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield), thought that the extension project for Shirley Gate Road was necessary.

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Camper’s Trophies and Awards Recognized

Long-time Fairfax business receives inaugural Small Business Award.

Long-time Fairfax business Camper’s Trophies and Awards is the recipient of the inaugural Small Business of the Year Award, bestowed by the City of Fairfax’s Economic Development Office.

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Fairfax Man Battles Rare Disease

Lacrosse tournament in Springfield brings attention to Goodpasture Syndrome and kidney diseases.

Proceeds raised by the tournament will go towards the American Kidney Fund. But Lane and her husband, who have children playing in the tournament, are happy that the event is raising awareness for kidney diseases.

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Reston-centric Gifts Found at Lake Anne

Special gifts for the special people and pets in your life.

Imagine small shops where shopkeepers know everyone by name, catching a glimpse of neighbors enjoying a leisurely hot drink through the window of the local cafe, locals enjoying the view of the water at the plaza.

In Great Falls, the Little Things You Do for Yourself Count

With the holidays approaching, residents of Great Falls will have twice as many more items on their plates, which all have to get done.

Trains Bring the Young and the Young-at-Heart to Vienna

Vendors and demos delight toy train enthusiasts.

That is how it all started for a lot of people at the Vienna Train Show, sponsored by the WB and A Chapter of Train Collector’s Association, held, for the third year at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, on Saturday, Oct. 31.

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A Hero in Vienna

Vienna’s Agrawal is one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of 2015.

What is the difference between a stray animal and a human being?

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Animals Lead Blessed Lives in Vienna

Blessing of the animals resume after bad weather.

The blessing of the animals at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna took place on Saturday, Oct. 10.

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McKenna Family Attorney Said Death Premeditated

Supporters outraged over lack of charges.

The Fairfax County NAACP held a rally for Natasha McKenna in front of the Fairfax County Courthouse on Sunday, Sept. 27.