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Silver Line Transferred to Metro's Control

Passenger service date to be determined by Metro's Board of Directors

Passenger service date to be determined by Metro's Board of Directors

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Remembering a Good Friend of Great Falls, Robin Rentsch

Environmental advocate mentored many.

Environmental advocate mentored many.

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It's a Walk in the Park at McLean Farmers Market

Get your produce Fridays for the weekend.

Get your produce Fridays for the weekend.

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Juneteenth, Day of Reflection, Celebration

Vienna's celebration kicks off Liberty Amendment month.

Vienna's celebration kicks off Liberty Amendment month.

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Friday Night Live! 2022 Rocks Herndon

Free family event draws summer crowds.

Free family event draws summer crowds.

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing achievements in education.

Recognizing achievements in education.

FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing the achievements in education in a challenging year.

At its Honors Reception and Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, June 8, Fairfax County Public Schools paid tribute to its employees who...

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What's Up with Herndon Downtown Project?

Holistic view and Town Manager comments

What's Up with Herndon Downtown Project?

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing the achievements in education in a challenging year.

FCPS Honors 2022

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GFCA Executive Board Election Results 2022

Local election impacts work and direction of community association.

GFCA Executive Board Election Results 2022

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GFCA Executive Board Election Results 2022

Local election impacts work and direction of community association.

Great Falls elections

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Herndon Carnival 2022

The fun returns after a two year COVID pause.

The fun returns after a two year COVID pause.

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Reston Pride 2022 Affirms Gender Identity Choice

Celebrates past work and acknowledges threatened future progress

Reston Pride 2022 Affirms Gender Identity Choice

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Grand Opening and for Highland Title & Escrow

New home in historic Town of Herndon building

Grand Opening and for Highland Title & Escrow

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MCA Votes to Support 48 Townhouses Planned for McLean

8 planned as affordable dwelling units; 13 existing single-family homes to be removed.

MCA Votes to Support 48 Townhouses Planned for McLean

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John H. Schoeberlein Dies, Former Vienna Town Manager

Reliable with keen financial responsibility, he brought Vienna into the 21st century.

John H. Schoeberlein Dies, Former Vienna Town Manager

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Gas Line Work Impacts Historic Structure on National Register of Historic Places

Unapproved engineering and design plans used.

Gas Line Work Impacts Historic Structure on National Register of Historic Places

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Hardening older FCPS Entrances to Secure Them from Shooters

Multilayered approaches to keep children safe in schools

School shootings

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2022 ViVa! Vienna! Doing a World of Good

Proceeds go to charity.

VIVA Vienna

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Earth Day 2022-April 22 & Arbor Day 2022- April 29

Invest in our planet & hope for the future.

The Town of Herndon celebrated Earth Day 2022 and Arbor Day 2022 at Runnymede Park on Saturday, April 23...

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Memorial Day Ceremony in Great Falls

Honoring the service of war dead.

Memorial Day Ceremony in Great Falls

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Memorial Day Observance in the Town of Herndon

Honoring our nation’s heroic war dead who sacrificed their lives.

Memorial Day Observance in the Town of Herndon

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Fairfax County Officials Announce New Tourism Brand for South County

Connect, reconnect to the treasures.

At a media briefing held Wednesday, May 17, against the backdrop of George Washington's Mount Vernon...

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Fundraiser for Great Falls Grange Foundation

One month in, ribbon-cuttings and action begins.

The Great Fall Grange Foundation held its first fundraiser, For the Love of Great Falls, on Friday, May 6, at River Bend Golf and Country Club, raising nearly $100,000...

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Women's Club of Great Falls Donates $6,000 to Friends of Riverbend Park

Funds support scholarships and programs.

On Monday, May 9, the Women's Club of Great Falls Philanthropy Group donated $6,000 to Friends of Riverbend Park, Inc.

Burglaries and Destruction of Property at Two Black Churches

Not hate crimes but a cry for help.

Four crimes within days at two Black churches and a tripped alarm at a third Black church, all located on Fordson Road in Alexandria's Gum Spring Community, looked ominous.

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Great Falls Studios Spring ArtFest

Ribbon-Cutting marks inaugural event at the Grange and Schoolhouse.

The two-day Great Falls Studios Spring ArtFest & Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Taste of Vienna Returns

Fundraiser supports the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.

After a two-year COVID pause, the family-friendly Taste of Vienna, presented by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, returned on Saturday, May 1, 2022, to showcase the great dishes from local restaurants and food trucks and raise funds.

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Earth Day 2022-April 22 & Arbor Day 2022- April 29

Invest in our planet & hope for the future.

The Town of Herndon celebrated Earth Day 2022 and Arbor Day 2022 at Runnymede Park on Saturday, April 23.

Herndon Elementary Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Celebrating 60 years of BEElonging.

Herndon Elementary School (HES) held its 60th Anniversary Celebration (1961-2021) on Sunday, April 24.

FCPS to Consider Trust Policy

CASA members and allies speak out at rally and public hearing.

FCPS policy

Philanthropy Group of Great Falls Women’s Club Holds Benefit Tour

Sneak peek of Riverbend Park’s bluebells, and bald eagles benefit FORB, Inc.

Philanthropy

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Easter Dinner for Our Fairfax County Tent Neighbors

First Vienna Baptist Church delivers and advocates.

Easter dinner

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No Stopping School Board Naming New Division Superintendent

Student protests, petition and NAACP objections fail to derail the endgame.

School superintendent

Fairfax School Board’s Frustration Shows

Does the process diminish new superintendent’s appointment?

School Board

Fairfax County Budget Hearings

Comments favor funding for low-income and affordable housing, police and first responders pay increases, parks, and more.

Budget

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Talk About a Big Moving Day for Nova Labs

JK Moving Services and robots tackle it.

Nova Labs

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Annual Bluebells at the Bend Returns to McLean, Great Falls

Festival at Riverbend Park 2022.

Festival

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Founder’s Day 2022, Lake Anne Reston

Celebration evolves to more than Robert E. Simon Jr.’s birthday anniversary.

Reston day

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Housing Challenges Visible at North County Government Center in Reston

Housing for all, one of founder Robert E. Simon Jr.'s seven guiding principles

Tent living

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Coalition for TJ Files Emergency Request to Vacate the 4th Circuit Stay

Case alleges anti-Asian American discriminatory admissions process

Emergency request

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Celebrating National Library Week 2022 in Great Falls

Twenty-three FCPL branches build connections; one branch is in Great Falls.

Library

Celebrating National Library Week 2022 in Reston

Twenty-three FCPL branches build connections; one is in Reston.

Library week

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44th Annual Fairfax County Valor Awards

Valor is more than bravery or courage. It goes beyond what is expected.

Valor awards

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Holly Ann Kuga Endowment Established in Great Falls

Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund names first awardee at GMU.

Endowment

2022 Shape of the Region Conference

‘Finding our way back to mental health.’

Mental health

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Brothers Battle in Baseball

McLean brothers battle on the diamond, playing for different teams.

Baseball brothers

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Reston's Kids Fishing Day 2022

Pulling farmed trout out of an urban restored stream.

Trout day

Interview with Local Physician Author

"Take Control of Your Cancer Risk: A WebMD Essential Guide."

Cancer risk

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