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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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Filling Reston with Art of the Nation

Nationally ranked, this weekend’s juried show attracts serious collectors as well as local art lovers.

More than 200 artists from around the nation will display their original art across six Reston blocks during the 24th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17.

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Herndon’s Farmers Market, Every Thursday Morning

Julie Frederickson, of Herndon, will bring home the tomato plant that she bought from Hutt Produce at the Herndon Farmers Market. She'll plant it "for Mother's Day," she said.

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Best of Reston

750 attend gala to celebrate the Best, raise $540,000 for Cornerstones.

Casey Veatch roused 750 people to a standing ovation near the end of the Best of Reston Awards for Community Service ceremony Thursday Night at the Reston Hyatt.

Noise Ordinance to be Addressed by Board of Supervisors on May 12

Neighbors of McLean High School and the school's athletic director have calibrated a solution. If music from loudspeakers gets amped up after or before a softball or football game, the athletic director knows precisely where the volume control should be set.

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Great Falls Student Greets Japanese Prime Minister at Andrews Air Force Base

Great Falls Elementary School second grader Glenn Koji vanValkenburgh greeted Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Mrs. Akie Abe, as they arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on April 27 for their U.S. visit. "It was a really exciting week," said Glenn.

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Therapeutic Sessions to Resume at Lift Me Up After Week of Turmoil

To honor his grandson Patrick, Stan Corey donated the lift that the Great Falls therapeutic riding program, Lift Me Up, will use to lift wounded warriors and heavier riders with disabilities safely onto horses.

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Sun Shines on Opening Day of Reston Farmers Market

Benjamin Stoessel, 15 months, loves his fresh vegetables, said his mother Laura Stoessel. "Zucchini all day," said his father Tim Stoessel.

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Neighborhood Outlook: Sites and Developments to Look at in Herndon Area

Sites and developments to look at in Herndon area.

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Neighborhood Outlook: Sites and Developments to Look at in Reston

Sites and developments to look at in Reston area.

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Potomac: Two Generations of Sidewalk Advocates

Completion of missing link on River Road allows for safe walking to Potomac Village.

We made lives safer, said Jim Schleckser. Keshav Gupta, 27, likes to be independent. Because of a community wide effort to build the last portion of a sidewalk on River Road around one of the most treacherous curves in the county, Gupta can now can walk to the bus stop instead of having his family drive him there.

Potomac: Face of America at Falls and River

About 600 riders, including approximately 130 injured veterans, rode through Potomac en route to the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg, Pa. Saturday morning, April 25, around 9:30 a.m.

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Potomac: Long-Awaited Renovations Begin at Rink

Pam Yerg, who works with children with disabilities in sports, began looking at the dormant roller hockey rink at the Potomac Community Center with vision in 2012. The long process of working with the county Department of Recreation and involving nearby neighbors started then.

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Neighborhood Outlook: Development and Land Use in McLean

An occasional series on development and land use in McLean.

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