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Reston: Breuer-Designed 'Architectural Gem' Not Saved

Testimonials before Board of Supervisors didn’t matter; saving the American Press Institute designed by Marcel Breuer was not part of its purview.

Restonians left the county’s Board of Supervisors meeting July 26, 2016 incredulous.

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Reston: New Stage for Tall Oaks

Plan approved for building 156 residential units plus 5,809 square feet of office space and 8,584 square feet of retail for center now 86 percent vacant.

The closing of Giant in 2007 started a slow decline of Tall Oaks Village Center, “once a vibrant and successful center that was supported by the community,” said Hunter Mill Supervisor Catherine Hudgins.

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Double Honor: County and Steward

Learn how to identify invasives, to eradicate invasives, and to get involved. See

Dranesville Supervisor John W. Foust has watched many of the thousands of hours McLean’s Alan Ford has worked in Dranesville and federal parks.

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Great Falls: Make Land Use More Accessible

Board pledges to develop recommendations for the involvement of citizens in the land-use process.

The Board of Supervisors gave final approval for 19 homes to be developed on Brooks Farm, along Springvale Road and Forest Lake Drive.

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McLean: Back to School Waits for Back to School

Decision regarding expansion of Falls Church City school postponed until the Fall; McLean Citizens Association continues to oppose the application.

Falls Church City Public Schools wants to expand Mount Daniel Elementary School to educate the school system’s first and second graders.

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Architectural Gem: Round Two

Board of Supervisors to decide history and future of the American Press Institute Tuesday, July 26.

The fate of a modern architectural gem in Reston could be decided this week when the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors considers an application to construct more than 40 homes on the site of the American Press Institute.

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Reston: Failing Shopping Center or Village Center?

Planning Commission approves redevelopment of Tall Oaks; application to be heard by Board of Supervisors Tuesday, July 26.

Developers want to redevelop Tall Oaks Village Center Shopping Center, “with a mix of residential and commercial and office uses.”

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Great Falls: Time to Get Involved

Great Falls Citizens Association encourages members to get involved in its stormwater management task force, especially as it pertains to land use cases.

Dranesville Planning Commissioner John Ulfelder announced last Thursday that a decision on The Gulick’s Group application to develop 11 acres of undeveloped, forested land would be deferred until September.

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McLean: Right of Way to Education?

Decision regarding expansion of Falls Church City school that operates on county land expected this week.

Falls Church Mayor David Tarter crossed county and McLean borders to advocate for the expansion of Mount Daniel Elementary School, a school he called “a cornerstone of our small community.”

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McLean: Commission to Hear Sunrise in Fall

Assisted living facility application rescheduled to September.

The Planning Commission has deferred Sunrise’s proposed application to build an assisted living facility at the corner of Kirby and Westmoreland in McLean this September.

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Herndon’s beloved principal to leave July 30 after creating foundation of hope

Herndon High School principal Dr. William Bates is leaving, but the philosophy of hopeology he instilled in the Hornet community will remain.

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McLean: Fighting Invasives, One Volunteer at a Time

Learn how to identify invasives, to eradicate invasives, and to get involved.

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Great Falls: Community Encouraged to Get Involved in Land Use Cases

Citizens association calls for members to give feedback to Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on three land use cases.

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Reston: Cleaning Up the Tetra Mess?

This week’s update on Tetra property; interviews for public members of review board to be conducted July 18.

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Impact Herndon’s Look Forever

Herndon Town Council wants to hear from everybody in Town by the end of July.

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Herndon: Patriot Challenge, Annual Enthusiasm

From the Friday Night Live stage July 8, Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel announced winners of this year’s Patriot Challenge business decoration contest.

Herndon: Candidates Announced for Mayor, Town Council

Current Councilmember Jasbinder Singh announced at the end of June that he will run against Mayor Lisa Merkel for the Town’s Mayor position in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.

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McLean: Planning to Oppose Special Exceptions?

Assisted living facility and expansion of an elementary school to be heard by Planning Commission later this month.

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Reston: Two Perspectives, One Denial with Deadlock

Planning commission urges Board of Supervisors staff to study significance of Reston “architectural gem.”

Herndon: More Rain Than Shine, But Loads of Fun

Jenna and Fritz Tanis came to the fireworks in Herndon prepared, with a tent comfortable for four no matter how much rain fell.

McLean: Planning to Oppose Special Exceptions?

Assisted living facility and expansion of an elementary school to be heard by Planning Commission later this month.

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Great Falls: Undisturbed Forest, Detailed Negotiation

Eric Knudsen, Great Falls Citizens Association, advocate for the protection of the environment.

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Weighing In: Downtown Herndon Reaction

See two proposals for Herndon’s future downtown at (search for Downtown Redevelopment).

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McLean: Cleaning Up History of Hickory Hill

McLean historian Carole Herrick hits the bookshelves again with biography of Hickory Hill and its famous inhabitants.

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Great Falls: Delays Pave Path for Approval

After months of revisions, tweaks, negotiations, proffer and planning changes, commission approves 19 houses on Brooks Farm.

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Reston: Go Big, Class of 2016

“Think of this as the morning announcements for the rest of your life,” said senior Meaghan Elizabeth Nally, now a graduate of South Lakes High School Class of 2016.

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McLean and Great Falls: Thank You, 2016 Graduates

Langley High School seniors matriculate at DAR Constitution Hall on Monday, June 20.

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McLean: ’We Made It’

History teacher Dylan Wedan was ready with a “High Five” for all students as they rose en route to receiving their McLean High School diplomas.

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Hotel on Elden or High Quality Apartments?

Stout and Teague envision a hotel on the corner of Center Street and Elden Street to go along with new residential condos in downtown Herndon.

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Reston: Development of a Solution?

Can the former American Press Institute building, architectural gem, still be saved?

The vacant American Press Institute Building at 11690 Sunrise Valley Drive drew international attention this week, days before a scheduled rezoning hearing at the Fairfax County Planning Commission this Thursday, June 16, 2016.

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McLean: Crisis Link, Text and Turning Point

McLean-based nonprofit provides services and engagement during crises.

Caryline Kelly, 27, will earn her graduate degree in mental health counseling this summer. Kelly is a recovery support specialist with Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, headquartered in McLean.

Stretching from Great Falls to La Jolla

Delivering yoga class close to home on Great Falls Green.

Victoria Weseley’s mother lives in La Jolla, California.

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Yogis to Fill Reston with Gratitude

Thousands to join Reston’s Beloved Yoga at 8th annual yoga festival this Sunday at Reston Town Center.

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MCA: Year Ahead

McLean Citizens Association launches new website, continues its century-long advocacy for McLean.

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Great Falls: Final Chance for Brooks Farm?

Planning Commission defers Brooks Farm decision one more time; Supervisor Foust expects no more delays.

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Great Falls: Barn Dance Goes Out with a Bang and Optimism

Annual event benefited the Optimist Club youth fund.

The seven horses that live on Linda Thompson’s White Pines Farm property on Walker Road have shared their barn with the Great Falls Optimist Club for about once a year for the past 10 years.

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Honoring on Memorial Day in Great Falls

Community gathers at Great Falls Freedom Memorial to honor local fallen.

United States Air Force veteran Paul Quinn “didn’t intend to show this much emotion” during the Memorial Day Celebration Ceremony at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial.

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Herndon: Wings of Magic

Help Herndon sign the Mayors for Monarchs pledge to increase monarch butterfly habitat and population.

Carol and Jay Hadlock take precise details to facilitate the birth of monarch butterflies in their Herndon home.

Herndon Garden Tour

Garden Tour approaches: Saturday, June 18, noon to 4 p.m.

Herndon enjoys cultivating community initiative. This year’s 2016 Herndon Garden Tour on Saturday, June 18 from noon to 4 p.m. is one budding example.

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Get Involved: Herndon’s Future Downtown

The Herndon Town Council wants the public’s feedback on two potential proposals for Town’s downtown.

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Great Falls: Sewage Hauled Elsewhere

Great Falls septic receiving site to close down on June 27; no alternative planned at this time.

Raw septic will no longer be hauled to Great Falls’ Colvin Run Septic Sewage Receiving Plant. The site will close down on June 27.

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Reston: Splashes of Color with Rain

25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival showcased the work of 200 artists across the United States and Canada.

Talib Aleem of Reston brings his camera into waves big enough for him to get in. “If you want your images to be more, ‘Wow,’ you have to go where you can get more ‘Wow’ pictures,” said Aleem.

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This Week in Herndon

Weekly happenings in Herndon.

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Herndon: Thanks for 40 Years, Miss Helen

Helen Guest has been the director at St. Timothy’s Pre-School more years than Carrie Manetto has been alive.

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McLean: Nearing Consensus on Dead Run?

The beauty of Dead Run Stream Valley Park in McLean was on full display last Thursday, May 19.

Herndon Elementary School Student Honored for Clean Air Initiative.

Jaeya Taxali, a sixth-grade student at Crossfield Elementary, gained her inspiration from the school bus ride home.

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Meals Tax? Ballot Possibility

Board of Supervisors potentially set to approve meals tax ballot question on June 7.

A majority of The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voiced support last week for including a Meals Tax Referendum as part of the 2016 General Election.

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Great Falls: Cutting Through Brooks Farm

GFCA raises new issue surrounding controversial redevelopment proposal; says community never had chance to respond.

Great Falls Citizens Association wants Supervisor John W. Foust to address concerns on Brooks Farm development.

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Great Falls: Historical Allure, or Relic of the Past?

30 days for commitment to take control of the Grange for community use.

The legacy of past farmers of Great Falls awaits. And have awaited.

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Great Falls: Brooks Farm, Busy Week?

The Fairfax County Planning Commission is scheduled to reconvene on Wednesday, May 18, to make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on the development of Brooks Farm.