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Every Vote Matters in District 86, Herndon

Republicans pour nearly half a million dollars into the race.

In the last week before Election Day, Danny Vargas (R) got one more huge infusion of cash from Virginia Republicans.

Herndon: Who’s the Leader? Who’s Politicking?

Foust runs on his record; Chronis says new leader is needed for Dranesville Supervisor.

Supervisor John W. Foust mentioned numerous endorsements he has already received and highlighted achievements he has made with the community.

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Murphy vs. Parisot, Double Sequel

34th District has history of close elections.

The 34th-District House of Delegates race between Kathleen Murphy (D) and Craig Parisot (R) is a rematch of the special election triggered last November when Barbara Comstock (R) was elected to the U.S. Congress.

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One-Woman Show in the Race for District 31 Senate?

Barbara Favola seeks reelection to Virginia State Senate.

For the second time in a month, Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) debated by herself.

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25th Anniversary: McLean Community Center's Old Firehouse Teen Center

The McLean Historical Society and the McLean Community Center (MCC) celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Old Firehouse Teen Center with dozens of residents in attendance on Oct. 13.

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Who’s the Leader? Who’s Politicking?

Foust runs on his record; Chronis says new leader is needed for Dranesville Supervisor.

Supervisor John W. Foust mentioned numerous endorsements he has already received and highlighted achievements he has made with the McLean community.

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Handing Over the Key to the Grange in Great Falls?

Community consortium networking to consider community control of the Grange.

The process already proves Jorge Adeler’s vision.

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Great Falls Bridge to Empowering Women

Bridge tournament on Nov. 14 enables Great Falls Friends and Neighbors to give scholarships to adult women academics.

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors gave its members a glimpse of the power of their efforts. “We are a women’s organization.

You Can See More in the Dark

Dark Skies initiative in Great Falls allows better views of the heavens.

Bob Parks showed 40 members of the Great Falls Citizens Association a satellite photo of the world; the United States was lit up like a Christmas tree.

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Chairman Candidates Offer Stark Differences

Anti-taxer Arthur Purves challenging incumbent Chairman Sharon Bulova.

Sharon Bulova is exactly where she wants to be. “I believe in local government. It’s where the rubber hits the road, and where you’re closest to your constituents,” said Bulova, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, the top elected official in Fairfax County.

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Stark Differences for Chairman

Anti-taxer Arthur Purves challenging incumbent Chairman Sharon Bulova.

Sharon Bulova is exactly where she wants to be.

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$75 Billion Global Cybersecurity Market

Northern Virginia is “hotbed for cyber security entrepreneurship.”

With all its sophistication and intricacies, cybersecurity starts with a simple premise.

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Reston Town Center Filled with Light to Fund Blood Cancer Research and Cure

Chris Zavadowski’s father Rich was diagnosed with a “rare, aggressive blood disorder” called peripheral T-cell lymphoma, non-specified.

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Reston: Right at Home

South Lakes golf team surprises field with third place team finish at Liberty Conference golf tournament.

South Lakes boys’ and girls’ golf teams make Reston National Golf course their home.

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Reston: Open Space Classic

Proceeds from Rescue Reston’s First Golf Classic and Nature Walk to help in legal fight against development of Reston National.

Rescue Reston held a fundraising golf tournament and nature hike Monday, Oct. 5 at Reston National Golf Course, three weeks before Rescue Reston’s lawsuit is scheduled to be heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Favola Debates Alone, Forakis a No-Show

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) will face Republican George V. Forakis on the November ballot, but she did not face him in last week’s debate because he did not attend.

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Candidates Face Off at the Grange in Great Falls

Jennifer Chronis knows how to pack a house.

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Foust, Chronis Debate in Great Falls

The community and Great Falls Citizens Association positions on the Brooks Farm rezoning continue to sharply differ from the owner developer request for 20 homes by a two-acre cluster rezoning.

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Reston: First Celebration of Founder

Hundreds turn out to express gratitude for Robert E. Simon.

Bob Simon’s wife Cheryl Terio-Simon wrote a letter that was read aloud at the candlelight vigil held Friday, Sept. 26 at Lake Anne Plaza in honor of Reston’s founder who died earlier in week.

Reston: Dedicated to Bob Simon

A year in planning, Simon will not be in front row for concert, but will be in hearts.

Robert E. Simon was a founding member of The Reston Chorale in 1967.

Commercial Buildings Shot: People Inside

Fairfax County police arrested a 29-year-old Herndon man Friday, Sept. 24 after a detailed investigation of incidents in which commercial buildings in the Town of Herndon, Fairfax County and Leesburg were struck by bullets, according to police reports.

Oakton: Best Friends Dog Park

Oakton sophomore builds outdoor dog park at Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

Benjamin Yusman has always adopted his “best friends” from animal shelters.

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Not Without Controversy: Route 7 Widening

Safety concerns regarding access still major concern to neighborhoods along Route 7 corridor in Great Falls.

The Virginia Department of Transportation hopes to begin construction on a $265 million project to widen Route 7 in 2021.

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United Methodist: 140 Years in the Community

Great Falls United Methodist bazaar raises funds for ministry and missions.

Great Falls United Methodist Church will celebrate its 140th anniversary this coming spring on May 15, 2016.

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Herndon: Teacher Honored

Beloved Herndon High School Latin teacher Christine Sleeper, who died Feb. 15, 2015 at 98, kept a Trojan Horse in her Herndon High School classroom and the Latin word “gaude” on her license plate.

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Robert E. Simon, 101, Reston Founder, Dies

Reston founder’s legacy remains immortal.

Paul Hartke invited Bob Simon on his pontoon boat on Lake Audubon when Simon was in his 90s. “He stood on the back of the pontoon boat and we revved the motor and he beamed, ‘This makes you feel like a kid.’ That’s what kept him going I think.'”

McLean: Helicopter, Hikers Needed for Rescue

Fire and Rescue personnel lifted an injured hiker from Scott’s Run Park Sunday morning.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Units rescued an adult woman who fell from the rocks in Scott's Run Park in McLean at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20.

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McLean Orchestra’s Splash of Emotion

Local orchestra begins its 45th season on Oct. 10 at Oakcrest School performance hall.

McLean Orchestra conductor and musical director Miriam Burns doesn’t hesitate from knowledge that she can change a life in one evening.

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Great Falls Friends & Neighbors Awards Scholarships

Supporting women in their quest for education, career.

Martina Atabong, 35, is the first member of her family to go to college. “I’m the only one,” she said.

Herndon: Remembering Christine Sleeper

Sunday, gathering in memory of Herndon Latin teacher.

Beloved Herndon High School Latin teacher Christine Sleeper, who died Feb. 15, 2015 at 98, kept a Trojan horse in her classroom and a Latin word on her license plate.

Reston: Shelter, Library, and an 11-page Plan

Move shelter into Cameron Glen and library into the shelter, RCA proposes.

Reston Citizens Association has an 11-page, seven-step plan for Reston Town Center North, its library and Embry Rucker Community Shelter.

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Herndon High Latin’s Certamen Team Wins National Championship

Eight Herndon High School Latin students won the National Certamen championship in the National Junior Classical League Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

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Herndon: Ribbon, Scissors and 100 Bowls of Soup

Mayor Lisa Merkel, vice mayor Jennifer Baker, Dranesville Supervisor John Foust and others celebrated the official ribbon cutting of 100 Bowls of Soup this past Saturday, Sept. 12.

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Great Falls: Always Remembered, Always Remember

Great Falls holds Memorial Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at twilight.

Construction on the Pentagon began on Sept. 11, 1941. And at the candlelight vigil held in Great Falls precisely one year after 9/11, USMC Col. Pete Hilgartner and The Friends of the Great Falls Freedom Memorial were inspired to create the Great Falls Freedom Memorial.

McLean Citizens Association: By the Numbers

On the 28th of September from 7-8:30 p.m., MCA is scheduled to host a conversation with Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Great Falls: Citizens Fall Primer

Key events coming up in next month.

Key events coming up in next month.

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Fairfax County: More Open Space

Survey about parks shows more households using the parks, lower satisfaction.

Fairfax County residents say preservation of open space is the most important service that the Park Authority can provide.

Bicyclist Fatality in Herndon

Bicycle Master Plan adopted in 2014 attempts to continue to increase safety of bicyclists on roadways.

A 38-year-old bicyclist died after being hit by a vehicle on Sunrise Valley Drive in Herndon on Monday, Aug. 31 just after 8 p.m. The bicyclist has been identified as Andrew Greff Gooden, 38, of St. James, Jamaica.

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Herndon Grows at Midnight Hour

Town’s western boundary adjustment made with cooperation of Loudoun County.

Herndon grew at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 31, 2015.

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Vienna Stars Shine

Players from Great Falls, Vienna, McLean and beyond come together to win under-10 national championship in fast-pitch softball.

Sarah Semko and The Vienna Stars ‘04 amassed what the Washington Nationals couldn’t this 2015 season: a 43-game winning streak.

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McLean: Larger Houses, Fewer Trees?

In-fill development a “hot issue” in McLean, Great Falls, as older homes and trees make way for much larger houses.

McLean and Great Falls communities are often named with roots to their natural surroundings: Langley Forest, Langley Oaks, Chesterbrook Woods, Franklin Forest, Chesterbrook Farm, McLean Hamlet, Amberwoods, Woodhaven, Woodside Estates, Summer Wood, Great Falls Glen, Bradley Oaks.

Great Falls: Citizens Fall Primer

Key events coming up in next month.

Key events coming up in next month.

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Tournament and Nature Walk for Reston National

Rescue Reston plans Oct. 5 events on the golf course to raise money and awareness.

Ed Hass knows where the foxes keep their dens along the Reston National Golf Course. He found an occupied den this spring, and when the kits were born he took more than 100 photos.

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Fairfax County: Historic Sites - Resident Curators?

In exchange for rehabilitating the property, the curator gains use of the property and pays no rent.

The Virginia General Assembly enacted legislation in January 2011 to ensure that local jurisdictions establish a Resident Curator Project.

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Herndon: Inside the Town and Fairfax County

Inside the Town of Herndon and Fairfax County

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Newcomers Guide: Who Runs McLean?

McLean Citizens Association continues to celebrate a century of citizen activism.

McLean Citizens Association continues to celebrate a century of citizen activism.

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Newcomers Guide: What's Coming in Great Falls?

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

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Newcomers Guide: What's New in McLean

An occasional series on development and land use in McLean.

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Newcomers Guide: Sites and Developments to Look at in Herndon

Sites and developments to look at in Herndon area.

Newcomers Guide: Who Runs Reston?

Reston founder Robert E. Simon still in the center of Reston’s activism; Reston Association provides governance.

Reston founder Robert E. Simon still in the center of Reston’s activism; Reston Association provides governance.