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Fairfax: Connect or Not Connect?

Commission hears two hours of testimonies, mostly against 164-foot monopole in Fairfax neighborhood.

William Stefan asked the Fairfax County Planning Commission to pardon his nerves, evident in his voice as he talked about his Fairfax home of 23 years.

Snowzilla Summit Ahead

Board names Fairfax County Animal Shelter for Michael Frey.

“What a difference a week makes,” said County Chairman Sharon Bulova (D), in case anybody had moved on from the 29.3 inches of measured snow at Dulles Airport during last week’s blizzard.

Reston: South Lakes, Storm Water and Collaboration

RA approves funding for independent study of stormwater flows between Cedar Cove Cluster and Wakerobin Lane.

When the Board of Supervisors approved a 40,000 square foot addition to South Lakes in October 2015, Terry Maynard of Reston 20/20 emphasized a failing stormwater management plan for the adjoining neighborhoods of Wakerobin Lane and Cedar Cove.

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McLean: Saving the Community Hall; Preparing for Closure

McLean Community Center likely to be closed for renovations in 2017 from April through November.

The McLean Community Center’s Central Financing Committee transformed a week of public worry into a probable solution for the center’s beloved and well-used Maffitt Hall community room.

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Brooks Farm: Decision Awaits in Great Falls

Planning Commission scheduled to make recommendation on proposal for 20 homes this week.

Twenty one hours and 37 minutes after he started his day on Thursday, Jan. 21, Great Falls Citizens Association president Eric Knudsen told the county’s Planning Commission the importance of Great Falls to the entire county and to the Chesapeake Watershed.

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Reston: What's Coming?

Sites and developments to look at in Reston area.

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Oak Hill/Herndon: What's Coming?

Sites and developments to look at in Herndon area.

Sites and developments to look at in Herndon area.

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Great Falls: What's Coming?

In the pipeline for Great Falls ...

Several times a year, the Connection will map coming land use issues; to let us know about projects we’re missing, email kmoore@connectionnewspapers.com.

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Outlook: New in McLean

An occasional series on development and land use in McLean.

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Best of Reston Winners Announced

Honorees for silver anniversary event announced.

More than 750 people attended last year’s Best of Reston Awards for Community Service.

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McLean and Great Falls: Delegates, Senators Meet Constituents

McLean delegates and senators discuss guns, foster care, nursing, student debt, Judge Jane Roush and more.

Alexandra Reed Lajoux advocates for youth in foster care without a home, “sans domicile fix, as the French say.”

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McLean: Crashes Diminished

Dangerous McLean intersection at Old Dominion and Bellview fixed.

Numerous car accidents, including one fatality, prompted neighbors around the intersection of Bellview Road and Old Dominion Drive to action.

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Calls to Widen American Legion Bridge

Each weekday, nearly 300,000 vehicles cross the American Legion Bridge, and each day traffic backs up into McLean, Great Falls and beyond.

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Residents List Priorities for General Assembly

Residents tell legislators of priorities ahead of the 60-day session of the General Assembly.

Barbara Quesada, parent of a Franklin Sherman Elementary School student, reminded the General Assembly delegation from Fairfax that Nova Firearms opened its new store right next to the McLean elementary school.

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What’s Happening in Reston in 2016?

Reston National Golf is ready to play another round.

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What’s Happening in 2016 in Herndon?

Following the purchase of the Ashwell property which created a contiguous 4.675 acres of Town-owned land in Herndon’s downtown, the Town issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Nov. 2, 2015.

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What’s Happening in 2016 in McLean?

A preview of the issues, events that will mark the new year.

McLean Citizens Association has advocated for McLean and its people for 100 years.

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What’s Happening in 2016 in Great Falls?

A preview of the issues, events that will mark the new year.

Fairfax County Planning Commission staff published its report to recommend approval of the rezoning of Brooks Farm on New Year’s Eve.

Herndon 2015: Year in Review

Town elections spring to fall; Rust retires, Boysko elected, downtown vision takes shape and more.

Year in Review

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Reston: 2015 Year in Review

Death of the Founder; termination of Lake Anne redevelopment, defense of golf course and more.

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Great Falls 2015: Year in Review

Vision for the Grange, Foust and Murphy re-elected, Exxon cleanup and more.

Vision for the Grange, Foust and Murphy re-elected, Exxon cleanup and more.

McLean 2015: Year in Review

Noise, guns, elections and more.

McLean 2015: Year in Review

Lake Anne Redevelopment Project Dies

Next steps unknown.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Lake Anne Development Partners LLC are terminating their current contact to revitalize and redevelop Lake Anne.

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Herndon Hails Holiday Lights

Winners of Herndon’s “Dress Up for the Holidays” contest added more holiday cheer to the light displays already on their roofs, yards and trees with their responses.

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McLean/Great Falls: Our Military Kids, Responding to the Need

McLean based organization helps thousands across the country, especially at Christmas.

McLean’s Linda Davidson co-founded Our Military Kids with 11 grants in 2004. “When I started, it was a volunteer program offering to support families in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.,” she said.

Chesterbrook Woods, Not Meadows

McLean neighborhood petitions for stronger protection of trees from infill development.

More than 225 people in McLean’s Chesterbrook Woods have signed its citizens association’s Tree Canopy Petition, demanding that Fairfax County enforce the county’s Tree Ordinance.

Bless Brittany’s Tree in Great Falls

GFCA Legacy White Oak Tree planting project widens its canopy of interest.

Brittany Geserick-Beschen’s love for white oaks has deep roots.

County Limits Dog Tethering

“Man’s best friend deserves legal protection,” said Peggy Marshall, who adopted her best friend, Bianca.

Environmental Quality of Life

Advisory Council issues 512-page vision for county environmental policy.

Flooding will rise in concern in Fairfax County as a result of climate change, warned Stella Koch, chairperson of the county’s Environmental Quality Advisory Council.

Pedestrian Hurt in Reston

A 47-year-old Fairfax man was seriously injured while crossing Sunset Hills Road in Reston on Friday, Nov. 27, according to Fairfax County Police reports.

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Candlelight Emotion

Video captures emotion of vigil honoring Robert E. Simon days after his death.

With a little help from her friends, and social media, Kat Toussaint mobilized more than 500 people for the candlelight vigil that celebrated the life of Robert E. Simon.

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Truly Cultivating Community

Herndon couple receives good neighbor award along with a mountain of gratitude.

Eleven different neighbors nominated Mario and Andrea Weber to receive the Town’s Good Neighbor Award.

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Vienna/Reston: Five Decades: ‘What I Believe In’

Judith Beattie has impacted five decades of students who began their education at Vienna’s Hunter Mill Country Day School.

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Share of McLean Continues to Meet Challenges by Those in Need in McLean and Great Falls and Pimmit Hills

Share of McLean raises $50,000 this holiday season to give clothing, toys and gift cards to approximately 250 families in need in McLean, Great Falls and Pimmit Hills. Families are invited to a holiday celebration in December.

Quiet Riot: ‘C’mon Feel the Noise’

County passes new noise ordinance, will revisit effectiveness in 18 months.

The Board of Supervisors is at peace with the county’s new Noise Ordinance.

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‘You’ll Be Laughing, You’ll Be Crying’ in Langley High School's 'Almost Maine'

Langley High School students perform at The Langley School.

Playwright John Cariani convinced Richie Follin and Peter Ongman to stare into each other’s eyes for 25 seconds. On stage.

A Grand Green Flag

Elementary school students awarded for environmental efforts.

Franklin Sherman Elementary sixth-grader Alex Verina enjoys the outdoor classroom the school recently built.

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Bridge to Altruism

Karen Magley teaches bridge three days a week at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls. “Chicken soup for the brain,” said Magley, a Great Falls resident.

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House for Sale in Great Falls, Complete Loss

A Great Falls house on River Park Lane that was listed for sale is a “complete loss” after a fire Monday morning, according to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

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Court Rules in Reston Golf Course Dispute

Connie Hartke, of Rescue Reston, sat in Fairfax Circuit Courthouse courtroom 4E for more than two hours Friday, Nov. 6 just as she did at the Board of Zoning Appeals in April.

Jennifer Boysko: Her Own Words

Comments from Jennifer Boysko, a few days after she was elected to serve District-86 in Virginia’s House of Delegates:

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Gun Debate Continues in McLean

Seeks solution for all parties.

The past 10 months, on average, six people have sat in the audience of McLean Citizen Association meetings at the McLean Community Center.

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Democrats Win Closely Watched Races in McLean, Great Falls and Herndon

History promised Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34) that her reelection bid to Virginia’s House of Delegates would be close; no matter how much money Republicans pumped into Craig Parisot’s campaign in the final days.

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Reckless Driving in Great Falls

Jail-time possible for teenager charged with reckless driving.

A 17-year-old driver was charged with reckless driving after he lost control of the car he was driving on Arnon Chapel Road, rolled once and landed nearby, according to police reports.

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Great Falls Says Goodbye, Old Friend

This week, the Virginia Department of Transportation chopped down the oak on Georgetown Pike and Walker Road that Great Falls Citizens Association and residents had been rooting for.

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No One Leaves Alive in Reston's Haunted House

Former beloved Lake Anne Elementary School teacher continues Halloween tradition.

Human skeletal remains were found around dusk Saturday night, Oct. 31, on Stirrup Road in Reston.

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Sacrificial Limb in Herndon?

’Chaotic intersection’ at Center and Elden finally to be improved.

Town Councilmember Sheila Olem goes out of her way to avoid the intersection at Center and Elden streets.

Election Morning in Dranesville

Photos from Dranesville polling stations

South Lakes to Grow

Board approves 40,000 square feet to South Lakes High School, despite storm water concerns.

The elephant in the room, as the Board of Supervisors approved a 40,000 square foot addition to South Lakes High School, was a failing stormwater management plan for the adjoining neighborhoods of Wakerobin Lane and Cedar Cove.

Pedestrian Fatality, Bank Robbery in Reston

Silvia Raquel Corella Erazo, 72, of Reston, was killed when she tried to walk across Wiehle Avenue to the Metro station around 6:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, according to Fairfax County Police.

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