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eCybermission Team Heads to Nationals

Students submit project on RSI awareness and hand stretching exercises.

Four sixth-graders from Greenbriar West Elementary School have been selected as national finalists for the eCybermission competition, sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by the National Science Teachers Association.

Arlington: ‘Family Is Family’ in 'La Cage Aux Folles'

Signature stages gender-bending musical comedy “La Cage Aux Folles.”

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging "La Cage Aux Folles," a musical about family, identity and loving who you are, May 31 through July 10, 2016. The play is based on a book by Harvey Fierstein ("Newsies," "Kinky Boots") and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman ("Hello, Dolly!," "Mame").

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Fairfax: Promoting Native Plants

Volunteers plant 2,000 plants, 48 different species -- one-third grasses and two-thirds wild flowers.

Some 40 volunteers planted a pollinator meadow for two days last week on one acre of land adjacent to the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax.

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Springfield: A Losing Season; a Winning Heart

With 0-15 record, Lee High Lancers baseball coach Matt MacDonald works on rebuilding season.

Lee High School's baseball coach Matt MacDonald, 34, of Old Town Alexandria has his heart in baseball.

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First Friday Art Walk in Great Falls

27 artists in three group studios participate with galleries and restaurants at Village Centre.

The kick-off event for the First Friday Art Walk in the Village was held on Friday, May 6 in the Village Centre in Great Falls.

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Alexandria: MetroStage Presents ‘Black Pearl Sings!’

Play set in 1930s Depression-era features 19 American folk and spiritual songs.

MetroStage is presenting "Black Pearl Sings!" by playwright Frank Higgins now through May 29.

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Oakton High Stages "Phantom of the Opera"

75 students in cast and crew work for May 12-14 production.

Oakton High School is presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical, "Phantom of the Opera," May 12-14 at 7 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Tickets are $12 for presale and $15 at the door.

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McLean: Spring Fling Fashion Show to Benefit Local Charities

Fundraising event held at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in Tysons Corner.

The New Dominion Women’s Club (NDWC) held its Seventh Annual Spring Fling Fashion Show, Luncheon and Raffle on Sunday, May 1 at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in the Courtyard Marriott at Tysons Corner to support four local charities. The event featured fashions from Bloomingdale’s.

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Great Falls Girl Wins Miss Teen Virginia

Elisabetta Cantatore, 19, beats out 700 applicants; will compete in nationals.

Elisabetta Cantatore, 19, of Great Falls was named Miss Teen Virginia on Sunday, April 3 in Richmond, beating out 700 teen applicants from across the Commonwealth of Virginia, and 122 girls at the pageant itself.

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Great Falls: Spring Fashion Show for Scholarships

Event is fundraiser for Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Club.

More than 200 people attended the 2016 Spring Fashion Show on Sunday, April 24 at Bloomingdale's Tysons Corner Center in McLean as a fundraiser for the Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Scholarship Fund.

Arlington: Signature Theatre Presents ‘The Mystery of Love & Sex’

Signature Theatre stages unexpected love story of evolving friendship, finding one’s own path, and the value of family.

Signature Theatre in Shirlington is staging "The Mystery of Love & Sex" now through May 8. The story revolves around Charlotte and Jonny, complete opposites who have been best friends since they were children.

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Great Falls: Students Honored at Poetry Luncheon

GFFN recognizes Great Falls Elementary students in 34th annual contest.

The 2016 Poetry Luncheon honoring the winners of the 34th annual Great Falls Elementary School Poetry Contest was held Thursday, April 14 at River Bend Golf and Country Club in Great Falls.

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Arlington: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’

The Arlington Players present prohibition-era musical with music by Gershwin.

The Arlington Players (TAP) is staging "Nice Work If You Can Get It" now through April 23 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington.

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Lorton: Writing Days at South County

The South County High School English Department held its first Stallion Writing Days on April 7-8 in the school auditorium where students, teachers and professional writers gave presentations and discussed their writing prose.

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McLean Little League Parade Draws Big Crowds

More than 1,300 people on 108 teams attended.

More than 1,300 people on 108 teams attended the 61st annual McLean Little League Parade and Opening Day Ceremonies on Saturday, April 9 in McLean.

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Tour of Local Civil War Sites

The Friends of Fairfax Railroad Station Museum held a tour of Civil War sites on Saturday, April 2. Under rainy skies starting at 8:30 a.m., 18 people rode around Fairfax Station, Clifton and Centreville for seven hours in five cars, and stopped at local Civil War sites, while tour guides John McAnaw and Blake Myers shared their history expertise.

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Easter Egg Hunt in City of Fairfax

Thousands come out in search of Easter eggs at Van Dyke Park.

More than 4,500 people attended the eighth-annual City of Fairfax Easter Egg Hunt at Van Dyke Park and the Sherwood Community Center on Saturday, March 26.

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Vienna Teen Wins National Gold Medal in Art

Also receives $10,000 Scholarship at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Razan Elbaba, 17, a senior at Oakton High School in Vienna, won the Gold Medal Portfolio and a $10,000 scholarship in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers in New York.

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Great Falls: St. Patrick's Day Bash at the Old Brogue

For the 35th year, it was a festive wearing of the green where 1,200 customers celebrated a St. Patrick's Day Bash at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, last Thursday, March 17.

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Real Food for Kids' Culinary Challenge

11 teams of middle and high school students compete in school food competition.

Eleven teams of middle and high school students competed in the fourth annual Real Food for Kids' Culinary Challenge on Saturday, March 12 at Robinson Secondary School.

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Vienna and McLean: Celebrating the Persian New Year

The Nowruz Festival will be held Sunday, March 13 at Tysons Corner Center.

Following 3,000 years of customs and traditions, the colorful Nowruz Festival -- the Persian New Year celebration -- will be held on Sunday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Mount Vernon: ACCT Stages ‘Little Women’

Classic tale traces lives and loves of four sisters during the Civil War.

Aldersgate Church Community Theatre (ACCT) is putting on "Little Women" from March 4-20. Written by Louisa May Alcott, the story traces the lives and loves of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. During the Civil War, their father is away serving in the army, leaving his "little women" in the care of their mother. The family, headed by Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet with the help of their wealthy neighbor, Mr. Lawrence, and his high-spirited grandson, Laurie.

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Alexandria: A Fast-Paced Romp through the Bard's 37 Plays

LTA presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).”

The Little Theater of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting the "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" from Feb. 27 to March 19. The show where the cast plays themselves is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's 37 plays in 97 minutes. It was also London's longest-running comedy, having clocked nine years in London's West End.

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McLean and Vienna: Hope on Ice at Tysons Ice Rink

The first Hope on Ice took place last weekend at the Tysons Corner Ice Skating Rink.

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Reston: Virginia Polar Dip at Lake Anne

Event draws 204 jumpers and raises $95,000 for Camp Sunshine charity.

With air temperatures at 48 degrees, and water temperature at 36 degrees, some 204 jumpers took part in the ninth annual Virginia Polar Dip on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, raising $95,000 for the Camp Sunshine charity.

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Crowds Throng to McLean Chocolate Festival

McLean Rotary Club donates proceeds to local charities.

A large continuous crowd of chocolate lovers attended the fifth annual McLean Chocolate Festival on Sunday, Jan. 31 .

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Arlington Players Mix Mystery, Plot Reversals and Humor

TAP presents “Deathtrap.”

The Arlington Players (TAP) will perform "Deathtrap," the longest running comedy-thriller ever on Broadway, Feb. 5-7 and 12-13, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington. The show is a blend of mystery, plot reversals and humor. Its author, Ira Levin, wrote both "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Stepford Wives."

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Springfield Art Guild Speaks at Civic Association

The Springfield Art Guild (SAG) made a presentation about all of its many offerings to the Springfield Civic Association at its Tuesday, Jan. 19 meeting at Crestwood Elementary School.

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Student Art on Exhibit at The Arts of Great Falls School

The Arts of Great Falls School and Gallery held its seventh annual student art exhibition and awards ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 756 Walker Road in Great Falls.

Swords, Sorcery and Laughs

Port City Playhouse presents “Medieval Story Land.”

Red Knight Productions and the Port City Playhouse in Alexandria are presenting "Medieval Story Land" now through Jan. 30.

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Alexandria: LTA Stages Docu-Drama, ‘Grey Gardens’

Story of Jackie Kennedy's relatives and the American Dream gone wrong.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging "Grey Gardens" from Jan. 16 to Feb. 6, 2016. Based on a true story and the 1975 cult documentary, it is an exploration of the American Dream gone wrong and what it means to become a social pariah.

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Arlington: Signature Stages ‘West Side Story’

Iconic show is a 1950s musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging "West Side Story," considered to be one of the greatest musicals of all time, through Jan. 24.

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McLean/Vienna: Tysons Ice Rink is Open for the Season

The new 6,000 square foot Tysons Corner Ice Rink has officially opened this season on Friday, Nov. 13, and will run through March 6, 2016.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony in Clifton

About 100 people attended the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Ayre Square Park in the Town of Clifton.

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Celebration of Lights in Great Falls

Hundreds of people attended the 25th Annual Celebration of Lights and Great Falls Holiday Fest on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Great Falls Village Center in Great Falls.

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Unique Gift Ideas Found in Great Falls

For finding the perfect holiday gift for that special someone, Adeler Jewelers offers custom-designed jewelry for every occasion.

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Little Theater of Alexandria Stages ‘A Christmas Carol’

Charles Dickens’ classic story to play from Dec. 4-19.

The Little Theater of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” from Dec. 4-19. The story follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly Victorian humbug, who travels with ghostly guides through Christmas past, present, and future to find the true meaning of the holidays. Complete with special effects, Victorian carols, and Tiny Tim, "A Christmas Carol" is a must for the family.

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Burke Turkey Trot Raises $5,500 for Parkinson's Disease

About 500 people participated in the Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run for Parkinson's Disease on Thanksgiving Day at Burke Lake Park, raising $5,500 for the cause.

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At Fair Trade Winds in Fairfax, They Sell International Handmade Products

The Gift of Fair Trade

At Fair Trade Winds, which features international products at 10420 North Street in the City of Fairfax, the store is basically 100 percent fair trade.

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At Fair Trade Winds in Fairfax, They Sell International Handmade Products

The Gift of Fair Trade

At Fair Trade Winds, which features international products at 10420 North Street in the City of Fairfax, the store is basically 100 percent fair trade.

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The Gift of Quality Cigars

McLean Cigars PG Boutique offers cigars, fine pens, lighters and leather goods.

For holiday gift-giving for the man who has already everything, McLean Cigars PG Boutique, located at 1429 Center Street in McLean, offers top-of-the-line cigars, fine pens, lighters and leather goods.

Pet Gifts at Great Dogs of Great Falls

Store sells large assortment of holistic foods, treats, bones, toys, collars, leashes.

Great Dogs of Great Falls is gearing up for the holidays with Christmas-themed gifts for dogs and cats.

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Vienna Holds Halloween Parade

After being rescheduled due to the rain, the Town of Vienna held its 69th Annual Halloween Parade down Maple Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Halloween Pet Parade in Great Falls

A Pet Parade was held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Great Falls Village Centre Green and sponsored by Great Dogs of Great Falls.

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Halloween Spooktacular in Great Falls

Hundreds of people came out for the Halloween Spooktacular held on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Great Falls Village Centre Green in Great Falls.

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Candlelight Cemetery Tour in Oakton

100 people attend tour of Flint Hill and Oakton Church of the Brethren Cemeteries.

Carrying lanterns and flashlights, about 100 people attended a Candlelight Cemetery Tour of Flint Hill and Oakton Church of the Brethren cemeteries, presented by local historian and author Jim Lewis, on Saturday, Oct. 24, near the corner of Courthouse and Chain Bridge Roads in Oakton.

Celebrating Arts in Great Falls

More from the Great Falls studio tour.

LTA Presents ‘The Tale of the Allergist's Wife’

Comedy offers blend of New York and Jewish humor.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," a comedy written by Charles Busch, from Oct. 24 to Nov. 14. The play revolves around Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West Side doctor’s wife, who is devoted to mornings at the Whitney Museum, afternoons at the Museum of Modern Art and evenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Fairfax County: K-9 Krawl 5K Walk a Success

Some 315 people participated in the ninth annual K-9 Krawl 5K Walk on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax.

MPAartfest 2015 a Big Success

Despite being postponed due to inclement weather, the ninth annual MPAartfest 2015 had a large gathering on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12, at McLean Central Park in McLean.

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