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Robbie Hammer

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St. Patrick’s Day With Connolly

More than 1,400 attend congressman’s St. Patrick's Day Fete.

A record-breaking crowd of more than 1,400 packed the shamrock-festooned Kena Temple ballroom Sunday night for Congressman Gerry Connolly's 19th Annual St. Patrick's Day Fete. As dozens of elected officials and Democratic candidates lined the stage behind him, Connolly announced the winners of the straw polls for Virginia's Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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‘Best Friends’ Parade in McLean

Annual ReinDog Parade attracts hundreds to downtown McLean.

McLean's annual ReinDog parade attracts hundreds of residents and their dogs downtown for a day of fun.

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McLean Kicks Off Holiday Season

McLean kicks off the holiday season with the McLean Winter Parade.

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‘Spirited Away’ at Langley High

School’s orchestra concert showcases Asia culture and music.

The Langley High School Orchestra presented "Spirited Away: A Celebration of Asian Culture and Music" to a full house on Oct. 25.

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Barn Dancing in Great Falls

Having fun, supporting children.

Members of the Great Falls Optimist Club enjoyed a night out while attending the club’s 7th Annual Barn Dance in Great Falls on Saturday night. The event featured dinner, a raffle and auction, and music by Bennie Potter and Western Electric. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Great Falls Children’s Fund and Childhood Cancer Charity.

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Not Only For the Dogs

Arlington offers “canine community areas.”

On a recent Saturday morning, more than 40 dogs could be seen running around chasing each other, splashing in the nearby creek and busy just being dogs at the Shirlington Dog Park, one of eight such parks which thousands of Arlington and area residents enjoy each week.

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Representing Oakton High

The Oakton High School Jazz Band B performed at the annual Chantilly Invitational Jazz Festival on March 17, with over 20 other area high school jazz bands.

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A Pyramid of Art

Woodson High Pyramid stages annual Art Show.

Parents and family members of students within the Woodson High School Pyramid attended the school’s annual pyramid art show.