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McLean Teacher Trained to Teach About the Holocaust

Cristian Manoatl doesn’t claim the most traditional approach to his own schooling when he was a McLean High School student.

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Great Falls: Groundwater Cleanup Continues

GFCA responds to latest figures from gas additive spill; eyesore continues to plague Great Falls.

In the last three months, about 27 pounds of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) have been removed from the groundwater as a result of the leak from the former Exxon Station at 9901 Georgetown Pike.

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Stream Team Convenes in McLean

Plans to restore Dead Run in McLean Central Park will involve removal of dozens of trees.

Supervisor John Foust’s Stream Team was scheduled to convene for its first meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the McLean Community Center to discuss and potentially make decisions that will impact the McLean Central Park.

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Herndon: Kyle Mathers, 19, Dale Neibaur, 19, Holly Novak, 18

Grief counseling is available at Herndon High School.

Herndon High School alums Kyle Mathers, 19, Holly Novak, 18, and Dale Neibaur, 19, had no chance of surviving.

2015-16 Deer Archery Program

Two information meetings about the county’s Deer Management Archery Program are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, and Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon District Station, 2511 Parkers Lane in Alexandria, Community Room.

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Herndon: 100 Bowls of Soup

The kitchen relocates from Vienna to Sunset Business Park in Herndon.

Herndon is home to more than 100 restaurants and 1,300 businesses, according to Dennis Holste, economic development manager for the Town of Herndon.

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Great Falls National Park Hosts Many a Celebration

An August Sunday in the park.

Brandon Greiner, 3, took the lead. The three-year-old biked the trails from one overlook to the next while his twin sister Ainsley, mom Nicole and father Nathan Greiner walked immediately behind.

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Reston: Surrounded by Sound

The Reston Chorale to hold auditions on Aug. 11 and 24.

Ruth Overton has performed with the Reston Chorale since 1976. She’s almost never missed Tuesday night rehearsals, all 2,000 of them. “I had six children that had to hear, ‘Mommy will be gone on Tuesday nights.’ That’s me time,” said Overton, of Reston.

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Human Trafficking: ‘No One is Immune’

Teenager leaders warned, asked to educate themselves and peers against sex trafficking.

Detective Bill Woolf described how human traffickers use all tools possible, including social media, to lure victims anywhere and everywhere, including Tysons Corner, Great Falls and McLean.

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McLean: 'A Generation in Pain'

McLean High School senior wins national journalism award for combating depression.

McLean High School magazine journalist David Kagan didn’t know the power of depression when he started to research his article “A Generation in Pain” for McLean High School’s Highlander magazine.

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Happy Birthday Silver Line, and Many More

Reactions to the $3 billion project up and down the line.

”Herndon is ready,” said Mayor Lisa Merkel, regarding Herndon’s future Silver Line stop. Merkel dubbed Herndon, “A Next Generation Small Town.”

Happy Birthday Silver Line, and Many More

Reactions to the $3 billion project up and down the line.

”Herndon is ready,” said Mayor Lisa Merkel, regarding Herndon’s future Silver Line stop. Merkel dubbed Herndon, “A Next Generation Small Town.”

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Great Falls: Woman of the Year

Raising more than a quarter of a million dollars for cancer research with 17 local events.

Katie Simmons Hickey’s daughter Rylie, 3, delivered the knockout punch in Hickey’s fundraising film for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Suspects Identified and Charged in Recent School Vandalisms in Reston & Herndon

Detectives investigating two school vandalisms identified and charged four suspects – two adults and two juveniles.

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TJ Grad Hits Bulls Eye Against Lyme Disease

As a Thomas Jefferson High School student in 2010, Temple Douglas recognized the possibility for a better Lyme Disease test. Several members of her family had Lyme disease and “I recognized the need,” she said.

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Leaving Fairfax With Something to Remember

Tawny Hammond led shelter to place 95 percent of animals in adoptive homes.

At some point in life, every person should hear gratitude the way the members of the Board of Supervisors expressed theirs to Tawny Hammond.

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Herndon's Hopeologist

William Bates, Herndon High School’s principal, gave a glimpse of the inspirational power of “hopeology” on June 23 before the Board of Supervisors.

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Langley High School in Nebraska

Langley High School’s Science Olympiad Team was honored by the Board of Supervisors and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34) Tuesday, June 23.

Fairfax County: Deferring to Noise

New standards will wait until after the November election.

The Board of Supervisors wants to spend more time with noise. Last Tuesday, June 23, the Board deferred action on the proposed changes to the county’s noise ordinance until Nov. 17, 2015.

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Herndon: ‘World Is Counting on You’

Herndon High School’s Class of 2015: “To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.”

“Hope is a feeling that everybody understands. It means the same thing in every language,” said Herndon High School senior Fatma Gdoura.

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Reston: ‘Blessed to Be a Part of It’

546 students graduated from South Lakes High School on Thursday, June 18.

English teacher Valerie Padgett sometimes consulted an urban dictionary to understand her South Lakes High School students. “You all made me laugh,” she said. “I have been blessed to be a part of it.” The senior class chose her to be the faculty member to give the commencement address at their once-in-a-lifetime commencement ceremony.

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Learning from Journalism at Chantilly High School

Chantilly High School journalism students earned the 2015 First Amendment Press Freedom Award from the Journalism Education Association.

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Herndon Week By Numbers

Herndon’s 2035 Vision Strategic Plan is on the agenda for Town Council’s July meeting.

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Herndon: Gratitude Expressed Two Ways

Pablo E. Hollstein “brought something special to the Town,” said Lisa Gilleran, director of community development. Hollstein, who is scheduled to retire on July 1, 2015, has worked with the Department of Community Development since 2008 and started employment with Herndon with the Office of Neighborhood Resources in Oct. 23, 2000.

Herndon: ‘We the People’

Supervisors Michael R. Frey and Cathy Hudgins, issued a proclamation from the entire Board on Tuesday, June 2 to recognize students at Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon.

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‘Put the Lights on Flash’

Herndon Town Council honored Robert S. Wilson, of the Department of Public Works, Tuesday, June 9 at the Herndon Municipal Center. Wilson is the chief of the traffic maintenance crew and has worked for the town since Dec. 10, 2001.

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Centreville: Saxe and Beckman Honored in Springfield District

Named district’s Lord and Lady Fairfax.

Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity honored Kyra M. Beckman, a senior at West Springfield High School, as this year’s Lady Fairfax. “She has lived around the globe as part of a Navy family and settled in Fairfax County in 2010,” said Herrity.

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Reston: Bring On the Plazas

In Reston master plan, emphasis on plazas, mixed use, affordability, walkability and transportation that connects people.

Bob Simon, 101, reminded the Board of Supervisors of the excitement of Reston at the beginning. “The opening in 1965 of Reston to the public involved 227 townhouses and 60 high rise units and a smattering of retail. Not a big deal,” he said before the Board of Supervisors on June 2.

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‘Don’t Want to Be Disturbed’

Stream restoration efforts, including loss of trees, ruffle neighbors’ feathers.

Many McLean Central Park neighbors aren’t convinced. Why focus on McLean Central Park, asked one resident, “in this pleasant community where people don’t want to be disturbed?”

Police Make Arrests in High Profile Burglaries

Police give suggestions for protecting homes and valuables.

Fairfax County Police have solved two separate strings of approximately eight high-end burglaries, a few in Great Falls, as well as Reston and McLean.

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Lake Braddock Fastest Ever: ‘They Earned That Title’

The state championship rings won by Lake Braddock Secondary School’s boys cross country team are engraved with: “Fastest ever.”

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Putting Herndon’s Pieces Together

Mixed-use, vibrant downtown in the works.

Richard Downer has been waiting almost 30 years for a tangible vision of Herndon’s downtown to take shape.

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Nearly Half a Billion for Schools, Fire, Police

Reston, Merrifield fire stations would be renovated or replaced.

Voters will decide in November on nearly half a billion dollars in bond sales for schools and public safety projects.

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McLean: Taking a Stand for Future Generations

County boards, McLean High students tackle “civil rights issue of our era.”

Catherine Reed of Equality Virginia thanked McLean High School junior Darrell “DJ” Valdez for the effect he will have on the future, and on all civil rights.

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“Reston—A ‘New Town’ Dedicated

Robert E. Simon has a new place to sit in his “new town.”

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Just Stopping By in Herndon

Marking business appreciation month in Herndon.

More than 1,300 businesses have made Herndon their home.

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Rules on Noise Set To Change

Board of Supervisors scheduled to resume discussion and vote on proposed Noise Ordinance on June 23.

Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust asked to defer a proposal to adopt a new chapter of the county’s noise ordinance to September so the board could have more time to weigh testimony of more than 30 speakers at the public hearing, May 12.

Potomac: Jeff Goldberg Talks on the Power in Giving

Jeff Goldberg grew up in Potomac and is in charge of the Northern Virginia Bureau for ABC7/WJLA news and News Channel 8.

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Lord and Lady Fairfax Crowned

In Hunter Mill: Adelle Jones and Kenneth R. Fredgren.

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. announced the 2015 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

Police: Attempted Robbery Results in Death

Herndon man, 24, killed in Reston; two charged in robbery.

Rashad Kejuan Daye, 24, of the Herndon area, was killed Sunday, May 17 during a robbery attempt, according to Fairfax County Police.

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Great Falls: 309 Houses or Scott's Nature Preserve?

Great Falls Historical Society thanks John J. Adams for “tireless,” impactful preservation efforts.

Without John J. Adams and Betty Cooke, Scott's Run Nature Preserve could have been developed into 309 houses.

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Great Falls: ‘Damage Done,’ Now What?

Construction of trail from Turner Farm to Seneca Road to proceed in phases; residents hope to save as many trees as possible.

At The Old Brogue, the Great Falls Historical Society awarded John J. Adams the Jean Tibbetts History Award, partly for his decades of work to preserve the historic integrity of the 12-mile beloved roadway. But at precisely the same time, across the street at the Great Falls Library, the Great Falls Trail Blazers were discussing the clearing of mature trees along the Pike, a road they hope to make more enjoyable and accessible to pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians and others.

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Reston: Three for One, and One For All?

Board of Supervisors, Rescue Reston and Reston Association all filed legal appeals of the Board of Zoning Appeals April ruling regarding Reston National Golf Course.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Rescue Reston and Reston Association last week filed legal appeals of the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals.

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Last Piece of the Downtown Puzzle for Herndon?

Council schedules public hearing on potential purchase of Ashwell property for Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m.

The Herndon Town Council will consider purchasing approximately 1.67 acres of land in Herndon’s historic downtown.

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Lord and Lady Fairfax Crowned

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. announced the 2015 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

The Price No Longer Matters?

One third of eligible Reston Association voters casted ballots, with 53 percent of those voters in favor of authorization for RA Board of Directors to borrow $2.65 million to purchase the Tetra property, formerly known as the Reston Visitors Center.

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Silver Anniversary Coming to Arts Festival

Bob Simon’s silhouette, sculpture, painting, jewelry, birds’ nests, marimbas, stained glass windows and more attracts 40,000 to Reston this weekend.

Dozens stopped to watch Adam Crowell play his art Sunday at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. “Teachers said it over and over when I pounded on desks, lockers and books. ‘That’s not a drum,’” he said.

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Lord and Lady Fairfax at Large

Bulova names Kate Hanley and Lt. Col. John P. McAnaw as Lady and Lord Fairfax at large.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova named Katherine K. Hanley, former board chairman, as this year’s At-Large Lady Fairfax.

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Sully’s Lord and Lady Fairfax

Jerrold L. Foltz and Bonnie L. Hobbs are Lord and Lady Fairfax from Sully District.

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. announced the 2015 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

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Great Falls Citizens Association Votes No on Brooks Farm

Developer says call for 5-acre lots is not financially viable.

Planners and the land owner keep tweaking, even eliminating three houses from 23 in their cluster development proposal, but Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) wanted more than tweaks. Citizens wanted an overhaul, a different zoning category and redesign. And Great Falls Citizens Association stood firm to its resolve despite words of warning from a county official and advocate of trees.

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