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A Legacy to Live On in Reston

Artist takes steps to ensure longevity of large-scale public art project.

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A Jewel With Uncomfortable Truths in Herndon

Cast reactions to staged reading of ‘Herndon Town,’ part of 2019 Herndon Arts Week.

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Herndon Community Roundtable Scheduled

Town Councilmembers want to hear from citizens, again.

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No More Curbside Pickup for Glass in Northern Virginia

Residents will have to take their glass bottles and jars to a purple bin.

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Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Stations Host 2019 Open House

Plan and practice your fire escape.

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No More Curbside Pickup for Glass in Northern Virginia

Residents will have to take their glass bottles and jars to a purple bin.

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Building Community that Works for Everyone

Maj. Gen. Carl H. McNair Jr. receives community leadership award.

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Sprouts Farmers Market Arrives in Herndon

Customers swarm the store, the first in Virginia.

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NatureFest 2019: Interactive and Immersive

Nature surprises in an oasis of wilderness.

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Recognition for Herndon Residence

Society approves structure for its Historic Homes Registry Program.

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Herndon-area Nonprofit Improves Lives

Grant award helps assist the most vulnerable immigrants in our community.

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Running for Many Reasons in Reston

Charity 5K ‘Makes It All Better.’

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2019 Reston Multicultural Festival

Naturalization Ceremony: Diversity is what makes us strong.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Held in Reston

Leading the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor.

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Herndon Recognizes Youth Advisory Councilmember

Young adult with autism drives community change.

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Fairfax County Candidates Speak Out at Forum

Vying for county chairman and at large school board member.

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What’s Car-Loving NOVA To Do?

Not more lanes, not more tolls.

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Reston Community Identity Preserved

Lakeside Pharmacy Icons refurbished and reinstalled in new location.

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Final Run for the Susco 8K: Running With Tim

Costs increase, sponsorships decrease.

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Major Incidents in the Town of Herndon

Police report three robberies, an assault and a burglary.

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First Ever Stand Up Paddle Board Triathlon Held in Reston

Organizers toss out swimming.

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Chalk One Up for Chalk Fest at Reston Town Center 2019

Public Art Reston makes their mark.

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Recognized for 130 Brave and Spectacular Years in Herndon

Herndon Fortnightly Club continues to do work that really matters.

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ARTSFAIRFAX Names Arts Awards Honorees

Awards recognize professional theatre company in Herndon.

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Herndon Town Council Recognizes Green Lizard Cycling

‘The Lizard’ partners for betterment of the community.

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Area Activists Demand: ‘Defund Hate’

Congress resumes, local protestors stand with immigrants.

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Women Helping NOVA Women Succeed

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Scholarship Fund presents annual scholarships.

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A Refresh for RTC?

Lips are sealed.

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Local Woman Rocks International Pop Culture Convention

Pushes for parity in the film industry at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

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Humanoid Robot Shakes Things Up

Too short for the teller line, Pepper converses across generations.

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ARTSFAIRFAX Awards $396,703 to 37 County Organizations

Opens local doors for artistic expression.

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Not Your Father's Car, Maybe, in Herndon

Herndon Rotary Car Show returns for its 19th year.

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Feeling the Blues, Touched by Jazz’s Golden Age in Reston

13th Annual Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Fest.

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Detectives Seek Public's Help

Info sought in December 2018 fatal pedestrian crash of Reston South Lakes HS teen.

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Obituary: South Lakes High School Teacher Remembered

Community recalls a man who served God, family and his students.

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Herndon’s Labor Day Festival

Small-town vibe, awesome music and a splash of wine & craft beer tastings.

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Hiring On for Town of Herndon

Thirty positions open, some with 'Sign-on Incentive Packages.'

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Gunfire Exchange in the Town of Herndon

Two suspects in custody following officer-involved shooting.

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Northern Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Presented

Local police and special law enforcement agencies awarded for best traffic safety programs in the state.

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Reston Built To Live, Work and Play

Then, now and in the future.

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The Year of Panther Power at Langston Hughes Middle School

"One Community, One Family" during construction.

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What’s on the Horizon for Herndon

Reflections: The future of the Town of Herndon and unincorporated Herndon.

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Two Days of Canvassing for Gender Equality

Volunteers knock on thousands of doors, urging voters to go blue in November.

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‘I'll be There For You’ at McNair Elementary

Welcoming parents and Kindergarteners to sixth graders back to school.

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Children Shop with the Sheriff

Pride and positive interaction with law enforcement as students get needed gear.

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Suicide and Trauma Sound Alarm for First Responders

Fairfax County Chief of Police takes action to relieve stress and encourage officers to ask for help when needed.

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Volunteerism At Its CORE

Second annual Reston Superhero Splash & Dash introduces young athletes to multisport lifestyle.

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