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Saratoga Starbucks Will Soon Relocate

Separate building in the same shoping center will have more room for coffee and conversation.

Saratoga Starbucks is moving soon

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Change May be in Store for Belle View Shopping Center

Plans being discussed for mixed use and a modern look.

Belle View Shopping Center

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New Grocery Store Fills Vacant Lot in Springfield

Lidl offers options and new grocery philosophy.

Lidl opens in Springfield

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Healing Journey Up Mount Kilimanjaro

Son’s life was honored by family group on a momentous journey to the top.

Up Mount Kilimanjaro

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue

Local flower shop knows the routine on Valentine’s Day.

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Pedestrian Safety is a Focus of Fairfax County Supervisors’ Efforts

The number of pedestrian fatalities in recent months raised concerns.

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Plans for Metropolitan Park Public Space Project

The planners in Arlington are asking for the public’s input on plans for Metropolitan Park Public Space Project at 1400 S. Eads St. & 501 15th St. S.

Metropolitan Park

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Rustic Roads in the Area Get An Update

Preservation program highlights 20 more roads in Montgomery County.

Rustic Roads

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New Lucy Burns Museum in Lorton Highlights the Suffragists and Area History

Workhouse Arts Center now houses a museum that explores two phases of the Lorton Reformatory experience.

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New Richmond Highway Designs Include Bus Rapid Transit System

Dedicated lanes will run down the center of Richmond Highway.

Bus Rapid Transit

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New Heliport for the Fairfax County Police Helicopter is in the Works

Upgraded facility will address the safety and efficiency of this county asset.

Police Helicopter

Searching for a new Superintendent for Arlington Public Schools

Public asked to contribute views: what do you want in a new superintendent?

New Superintendent

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History Surrounds the Newington Train Station Site

The waiting areas inside were segregated at one time.

Newington train station

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New Lucy Burns Museum Highlights the Suffragists and Area History

Workhouse Arts Center now houses a museum that explores two phases of the Lorton Reformatory experience.

Workhouse Museum

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All-Night Graduation Parties Are Coming Fast

Fundraising plays a big part in bringing the whole thing to fruition.

Grad parties.

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Crochet Coffee Sleeves Spread Positive Vibe

Fairfax mother and her children act inspire others with the handmade items.

Crochet Coffee Sleeves Spread Positive Vibe

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Nuclear Reactor at Fort Belvoir is Going Away

Five-year project coming to dismantle and dispose of this lesser known feature of the base.

Nuclear plant at Belvoir

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Golfing at Burke Lake Gets Seniors Out

The Burke Lake Seniors Golf Club is about more than just playing a round of golf.

Burke Seniors Golf Club

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Columbia Pike Crews Got a Surprise After Looking Underground

Unexpected duct work will cost the county over $5 million

Columbia Pike roadwork

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School Time Allotted for Civic Engagement

School Board allows excuse absence for activism.

Schools allow for civic activities.

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Toll Lane Construction on I-66 Calls for Engineering and Patience

Interchange reconstructions are a big piece of the puzzle.

transform 66

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Biking in Fairfax County Gets a New Face for Advocacy

Matt Roberts now behind the wheel for FABB

FABB

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Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber Recognizes the Best

Awards ceremony at Mount Vernon Country Club ends the chamber’s year.

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Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber Recognizes the Best

Awards ceremony at Mount Vernon Country Club ends the chamber’s year.

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber Awards

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Comedians Featured at the Workhouse on New Year’s Eve

Includes Bishop Ireton alumna Kat Radley, who is now a writer on the Daily Show in New York City.

Comedian Kat Radley

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Rebranding Complete at Springfield Golf and Country Club

Upgraded interior moves away from traditional country club features.

country club

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Local Gymnast Lands on the Medal Podium

Brandon Krzynefski wins a bronze medal as part of the Team USA power tumbling team.

Brandon Krzynefski

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First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam Cuts Ribbon in Mount Vernon

United Community’s newly remodeled Early Learning Center Infant Suite is located in Bryant High School.

United Community

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Transportation Hub Emerging at Reagan National Airport

Amazon and Project Journey are underway in Arlington.

airport

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Parkway Meeting Further Scrubs the Wish List

Problems and solutions presented to a Mount Vernon audience.

Parkway Meeting

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Commercial Vans an Eyesore to Some, Part of the Job To Others

First Amendment is cited with the vehicles.

parking woes

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Take Out Frustrations at The Smash Pit

Grab a sledge hammer and relieve some stress.

Smash Pit

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Helping Boost Vienna Economy

New Town Economic Development Manager has a listening tour on agenda

Vienna mgr

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Vestibule Expanded at St. Lawrence Catholic Church

St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Franconia

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VDOT’s Plan at Popes Head Road Comes Together

Design public hearing planned for Dec. 12.

VDOT plans to widen parkway

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Fairfax CROP Hunger Walk Hits the Streets in November

Event is celebrating 50th year.

CROP walk

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MVCCA Hits 50, Still on Point with Mission

Council credited with past efforts and future plans at anniversary gala.

MVCCA turns 50

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ECHO Acts as the Hub for Feeding Families in Need

The assortment of food drives around the holidays keeps their pantries full.

ECHO and the holidays

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EPA Administrator and Supervisor Herrity Visit Recycling Center

Nov. 15 is now “Fairfax County Recycles Day,” in coordination with “America Recycles Week.”

recycling

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Local Rugby Player Signs to U.S. Team

West Springfield alumni going to San Diego for first game.

local rugby player

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Another Option Coming for Commuters Inside the Beltway

The I-395 Express Lanes are opening soon, and tolling will begin.

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Military Life was Highlighted at a School in Mount Vernon

Military Families Took the Stage for the Waynewood Elementary Veteran’s Day Celebration

Veteran's Day

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Woodlawn Cultural Center Moves Forward

Project touches on revitalizing Woodlawn in tune with other historic elements.

Woodlawn Cultural Center

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Getting From Metro to NOVA Campus and Business Center is Challenging

Connector road needed to improve access.

Metro access.

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More Big Box Stores Closing Doors

Stores Closing

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