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Marshall High Innovates Lunchtime

Statesmen Station launches pilot lunch, whole, fresh food bar, at ribbon cutting.

Tasting food, listening to a student-led, food-themed rap performance and celebrating healthy food was the agenda at school Thursday, Sept. 12 at Marshall High. Principal Jay Pearson and the Real Food For Kids group launched "the Statesmen Station," a pilot lunch program featuring fresh foods, in the form of a soup, salad and sandwich bar. With a ribbon cutting, volunteer-parent organization Food For Kids, which advocates for more fresh food in Fairfax County Public Schools, started the new lunchtime innovation.

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Angry Birds Rumored to Appear at Burke Centre Festival

... but not in the wine tent, please.

The word around the neighborhood is that Angry Birds are preening to make an appearance at the Burke Centre Festival, with sidekicks Spongebob and Elmo, too. They’ll be at home in the whimsy and sport that is the Burke Centre Festival, at 6060 Burke Centre Parkway, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. They might not be at the wine garden though (5-10 p.m. Saturday only). But everywhere else? Fair game. 

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An Insider's Guide to the Arts in Northern Virginia

A selection of upcoming arts productions, happening right where you live.

There are more artists of every stripe making art in Northern Virginia than you may realize. Populating the bedroom communities, small towns, growing cities and metropolitan areas of Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria are your pick of dance, theatre, choral, symphonic, visual and performance, music and fill-in-the-blank groups. Look beyond Wolf Trap and Jammin' Java to the Torpedo Art Factory, the Workhouse Arts Center, and smaller, quality groups like ArtSpace Herndon and McLean Project for the Arts to cast their creative spell (that's only to name a few). Delve in and, we dare you, let your stereotypes of an artless string of suburbs dissolve. In place you'll get something much better than stereotypes: some culture.

Area Chambers of Commerce: Meet Your Vienna Business Contacts

Meet the Vienna business associations and chambers of commerce who want to meet you and get to know your business too.

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The New Filmmakers of Fairfax

Clifton Film Fest selections reveal creative class in the county.

The latest short films of independent filmmakers producing and directing in the county drew a crowd to the Clifton Film Fest, held on the Workhouse quad in Lorton Saturday, July 20.

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Mediterranee Promotes Local Art

Nikole Smith exhibits bold, abstract art.

In their series highlighting local artists, Mediterranee owners Ashraf Hussein and Eddie Marine have chosen to follow up D.C.-based impressionist Frank James Ellis’ in-restaurant exhibit with Nikole Smith’s abstract paintings.

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A Two-time International Winner

McLean native and TJ student Joe Broom is first to win International Euphonium Institute Festival twice.

For his 16th birthday, McLean native and rising junior at TJHSST Joe Broom specifically asked his parents not to get him a car. This was because he had something better in mind: a new euphonium.

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iCharge Services Celebrate Fairfax, Herndon Festival

Cell phone batteries were as drowsy as the weather at the 32nd Annual Celebrate Fairfax event at Fairfax County’s Government Center in Fairfax. iCharge has proof of that: the startup saw 300 phones plug in to its iCharge Kiosk charging stations over the course of the three-day festival.

The Faces of MCC

Elections give 2013-2013 McLean Community Center Governing Board seats to three adults, two teens.

Five McLean tax district residents have won seats on the McLean Community Center’s 2013-2014 Governing Board.

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Lynbrook Elementary First to Fly Air Quality Flags

Lynbrook Elementary School, in partnership with TrailsforYouth.Org, is raising special, colored flags every morning to help teachers, students and members of the community be aware of daily air quality conditions. The effort is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s School Flag Program. Lynnbrook is the first public school in Fairfax County to start a new flag program to identify air quality pollution days to help students and the community to stay healthy.

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