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LTA Stages ‘Key for Two’

British farce with situational and physical humor.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging "Key for Two" from Feb. 25 to March 18.

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'A Very Present Presence'

MetroStage hosts Pipeline Playwrights' first reading.

The new Pipeline Playwrights group in Alexandria is kicking off its 2017 inaugural series with "A Very Present Presence"

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Another Valentine's Day Love Story

Gay and Tony Barclay live in an old farmhouse built in the 1860s.

Gay, 67, and Tony Barclay, 71, of Potomac have been married for 40 years; they live on River Road in an old farmhouse built in the 1860s.

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Pipeline Playwrights Hosts Inaugural Series

A new Pipeline Playwrights group in Alexandria has launched its 2017 inaugural series with four new plays by four women writers.

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Freezin' for a Reason in Reston

Virginia Polar Dip attracts 200 participants; raises $80,000 for Camp Sunshine.

With water temperature at 38 degrees, more than 200 participants took the plunge in the 10th Annual Freezin' for a Reason (Virginia Polar Dip) on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Lake Anne Plaza's waterfront in Reston.

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Bethesda Love Stories for Valentine's Day

Plastic surgeon and dog groomer recall falling in love.

Becky Pugh, 57, and Dean Jabs, 63, of Bethesda (on the cusp of Potomac) were married 15 years ago in their cul-de-sac on Eagle Ridge Court with a tent in the back yard.

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Potomac Love Stories for Valentine's Day

Sheila and Barry Taylor of Potomac have been married 58 years.

Sheila and Barry Taylor of Country Place in Potomac have been married for 58 years.

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Synetic Theater in Crystal City Tackles ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Synetic Theater in Crystal City is staging the Shakespeare comedy, "Taming of the Shrew," from Feb. 15 to March 19.

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Lake Braddock Gym Named After Robert Carson

Gym rededication ceremony held during halftime of basketball game.

In a basketball halftime ceremony that included family and School Board member Ilryong Moon, the Lake Braddock Secondary School gym was rededicated in honor of Robert Carson, age 83, of Springfield who was the school's first Director of Student Activities from 1973 to 1988.

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"Broadway Night" at South Lakes High

More than 200 students in South Lakes Pyramid perform 20 Broadway shows.

More than 200 students from South Lakes High Pyramid schools performed in "Broadway Night" last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, 2017, at the school.

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Maple Syrup Boil Down at Colvin Run Mill

Demonstration on how sap from maple trees is boiled down into sweet syrup.

Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls hosted a Maple Syrup Boil Down on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

McLean's Oakcrest School Holds Veritas Awards Reception

Award consist of $5,000 tuition remission for two recipients who are student leaders.

Oakcrest School, an all-girl liberal arts school in McLean, held its Veritas Award Reception on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at the school.

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Peterson: High Expectations for Student Achievement

New Principal Leads Bucknell

New principal leads Bucknell Elementary.

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Arts Night Out Held in McLean

Event co-hosted the New Dominion Women’s Club and MPA was a fundraiser for club's four charities.

More than 50 people attended the Arts Night Out on Thursday, Jan. 26, hosted by the New Dominion Women’s Club (NDWC) and the McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) at the McLean Community Center on Ingleside Avenue.

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Chocolate Festival in McLean

A few thousand people attend the Rotary Club of McLean fundraiser.

A few thousand people attended the Sixth Annual Chocolate Festival on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of McLean at the McLean Community Center.

Royal Intrigue and Sharp Wits in the 12th century from The Arlington Players

TAP presents "The Lion in Winter."

The Arlington Players (TAP) is presenting "The Lion in Winter" from Jan. 27 to Feb. 11.

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‘Anything Goes’ at Little Theatre of Alexandria

Passengers sail on a cruise liner in Cole Porter's 1930s romantic comedy.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging Cole Porter's light-hearted, romantic comedy, "Anything Goes," from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4.

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‘Elf, Jr.:’ A Story of Transformation at Aldersgate Church Community Theater

Family-friendly children's story is based on a movie and a Broadway show.

With a cast of 42 children, the Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is staging "Elf, Jr.," based on the New Line Cinema hit, from Jan. 13 to Jan. 22.

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'Anything Goes' at Little Theater in Alexandria

Passengers sail on a cruise liner in Cole Porter's 1930s romantic comedy.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging Cole Porter's light-hearted, romantic comedy, "Anything Goes," from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4.

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Arlington's Signature Theatre Stages ‘Titanic’

360-degree production depicts ship's fateful journey.

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging the Tony Award-winning Best Musical "Titanic," a 360-degree production in the Max theater, from now through Jan. 29.

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MetroStage Stages ‘Fully Committed’

One-man show stars Tom Story who channels 40 different characters at a New York restaurant.

MetroStage in Alexandria is staging the newly revised version of "Fully Committed" (following the successful Broadway run that closed in July) through Jan. 8, 2017.

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Herndon Lights Christmas Tree

Santa arrives by fire truck as Herndon gets into the holiday spirit.

As night fell, about 50 people attended the Town of Herndon's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Herndon's Old Town Hall on Elden Street.

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Crystal City's Synetic Theater Stages ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Story of a princess, an evil sorceress, and sleeping curse in this wordless Grimm Brothers' fairy tale.

Synetic Theater will present the wordless production of "Sleeping Beauty" from Dec. 7 to Jan. 8, 2017 in Crystal City.

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LTA Stages ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Alexandria

Presents Charles Dickens' classic for a holiday tradition

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging the Charles Dickens' classic, “A Christmas Carol,” just in time for the holidays — from Dec. 2-17

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McLean: Cocktails for a Crowd

New Dominion Women's Club hosts fundraiser pairing drinks with hors d'oeuvres.

The New Dominion Women's Club of McLean held its annual Cocktails for a Crowd fundraising event on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Party Room in the McLean House in McLean to help kick off the holiday season.

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The Nutcracker Ballet in Herndon

The Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon presents its condensed Children's Series Nutcracker.

The Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon presented its Children's Series Nutcracker, a condensed version of the popular holiday classic. The ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman's story, "The Nutcracker and the House King." Next weekend, the Classical Ballet Theatre will perform Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the NVCC Annandale Campus, located at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

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Herndon Turkey Trot Race a Success

Some 858 runners participate in pre-Thanksgiving tradition at Herndon Community Center.

The first-place male winner was James Luehrs, 23, of Reston, who finished with a time of 16:16. He is Herndon High School's cross country and distance track coach. Some 858 runners participated in The Turkey Trot 5K Race sponsored by the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Herndon Community Center. The race wound around the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

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McLean: Tree-Lighting Celebrated at Tysons Corner Center

A Tree-Lighting Ceremony featuring "American Idol's" Kris Allen and WASH-FM's Loo Katz and Chilli Amar was held on Friday, Nov. 18 at Tysons Corner Center's Plaza area near the ice skating rink.

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Arlington author: "Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation's Capital."

John Richardson writes book on Gov. Alexander "Boss" Shepherd who built D.C.'s physical infrastructure.

North Arlington resident John Richardson, 78, the former president of the Arlington Historical Society, has written a new book — the biography of Gov. Alexander "Boss" Shepherd (1835-1902), "Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation's Capital."

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Springfield: New Principal at Irving Middle

Cindy Conley will oversee a school with 1,057 students and about 125 staff members.

With 16 years in education, Cindy Conley, age 40, of Woodbridge was named the new principal of Irving Middle School in Springfield on Aug. 17, 2016, replacing Danny Little, who retired. She will oversee a school with 1,057 students and about 125 staff members in the West Springfield Pyramid.

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Ringing in the Season with ‘Silver Belles’

Signature Theatre stages world premiere musical just in time for the holidays.

Signature Theatre's Ark theater in Arlington is staging the world premiere musical, "Silver Belles," just in time for the holiday season — from Nov. 22 to Dec. 24.

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Leading Bull Run Elementary

Pensler oversees ethnically diverse school with 832 students, 100-plus staff.

With 17 years in education, Jason Pensler, age 42, was named the new principal of Bull Run Elementary School in Centreville on Aug. 1, replacing Patti Brown, who retired.

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‘A Party to Murder’

LTA presents fast-paced, who-done-it farce in the mold of Agatha Christie.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging the farce, "A Party to Murder" now through Nov. 12.

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Searching for Man or Woman of the Year

Katie Simmons Hickey of Great Falls is looking for candidates to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Katie Simmons Hickey is Women of the Year in Great Falls.

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New Principal of Orange Hunt

A native New Yorker, Karen Tuttle, age 44, was named new principal of Orange Hunt Elementary School in Springfield, on Sept. 14, 2016. Waples Mill School Counselor Kate Crane said "When I think of Karen, I think of a warm smile, constant encouragement, a positive attitude, creative problem solving and a drive to work tirelessly to do what’s best for kids. Karen makes it a priority to build meaningful and genuine relationships with all members of the school community. "

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McLean High Named Crown Award Finalist

School receives one of the highest national honors in scholastic journalism.

McLean High School's "The Highlander" was named a national Crown Award finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) -- one of the highest honors in scholastic journalism across the country for overall excellence. "My students don’t put as much effort as they do into the newsmagazine just for the awards they might win—they do it because they genuinely care about creating a high quality publication that will inform and entertain their readers, said Benedict.

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Library Jubilee Fundraiser in McLean

200 guests attend Dolley Madison Library's 'Squeeze'-themed party.

"We raise money to enhance the library beyond the taxpayer funded budget, which includes the library," said Brian Engler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Library Foundation.

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The Arc of Northern Virginia Stages Motown Experience Gala

250 guests wine and dine to Motown hits while supporting people with disabilities.

About 250 guests attended the Arc of Northern Virginia's Motown Experience Gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner. With the goal of raising between $115,000 to $200,000, the event included a silent auction, live auction and special outreach appeal.

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The Arc of Northern Virginia Stages Motown Experience Gala

250 guests wine and dine to Motown hits while supporting people with disabilities.

About 250 guests attended the Arc of Northern Virginia's Motown Experience Gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner. With the goal of raising between $115,000 to $200,000, the event included a silent auction, live auction and special outreach appeal.

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Great Falls Studios Welcome Community

Some 59 artists open their homes and studios to 500 visitors over weekend.

About 500 visitors and 59 artists took part in the 13th annual Great Falls Studios 2016 Art Tour last weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 14-16, in Great Falls.

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McLean: Book Launch Party at Star Nut Gourmet

McLean's Karen Briscoe celebrates new book, Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day.

Karen Briscoe, 57, a Realtor with the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) with Keller Williams on Elm Street in McLean, celebrated her book launch party on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Star Nut Gourmet in McLean. Her book called Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day - Secrets of a Top Agent Revealed is a daily reader with business or life principles told in a story format.

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McLean: MPAartfest Draws 51 Artists, 4,000 Visitors

Event held Sunday, Oct. 2 at McLean Central Park in McLean.

Some 51 artists displayed their artwork at the 10th annual MPAartfest held Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at the McLean Central Park. After a little rain in the morning, the sun came out and so did a crowd of around 4,000 people.

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Arlington: Signature Theatre Stages ‘The Gulf’

Comedy about two women fishing on the Alabama Delta and their tumultuous relationship.

Signature Theatre's ARK theater in Arlington is staging "The Gulf" by Audrey Cefaly from now through Nov. 6. The world premiere comedy is about Betty and Kendra who waste away a summer day fishing on the Alabama Delta. Suddenly, their lazy afternoon turns to chaos when the motor breaks, stranding the two, and their tumultuous relationship, in the Gulf.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's in Reston

1,000 walkers raise $177,061 in one- and two-mile walk around Reston Town Center.

More than 1,000 walkers took part in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Northern Virginia at Reston Town Center on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

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Reston Multicultural Festival Draws Thousands

People turn out to celebrate their diversity at Lake Anne Plaza.

Thousands of people celebrated their diversity at the annual Reston Multicultural Festival held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston.

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Reston Multicultural Festival Draws Thousands

People turn out to celebrate their diversity at Lake Anne Plaza.

Thousands of people celebrated their diversity at the annual Reston Multicultural Festival held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston.

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Centreville’s Jesse Kraft Leads Coates Elementary

With 21 years in education, former Providence Elementary principal moves into new role.

With 21 years in education, Jesse Kraft, age 42, of Centreville was named the new principal of Lutie Lewis Coates Elementary School on River Birch Road in Herndon, on July 7. He is replacing former principal Toni Rose who moved into administration with Fairfax County Public Schools. He will be overseeing 740 students with a staff of about 95, including five full-time ESOL teachers. Coates is a part of the Westfield Pyramid.

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Centreville/Chantilly: Fall Festival for All

90-acre autumn wonderland at Cox Farms.

The 90-acre autumn wonderland that is Cox Farms is holding its 44th annual Fall Festival. The festival is open daily through Oct. 31 and Nov. 4-8 at 15621 Braddock Road, off Pleasant Valley Road in Centreville.

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Arlington: Synetic Theater Stages ‘Dante's Inferno’

Wordless story follows lost traveler through nine circles of hell.

Synetic Theater in Crystal City is staging "Dante's Inferno" from Sept. 28 through Oct. 30. The wordless story follows a lost traveler who must navigate a treacherous journey through the nine circles of hell in search of spiritual redemption and his lost love. Producer and creator Paata Tsikurishvili said they've adapted this story before, but it was several years ago. "I wanted to try it again using the skills we've honed and the performance style we've developed since, and apply it to this massive, epic tale," he said.

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Alexandria Theater: A Curse Leaves Inhabitants Hopelessly Stupid

ACCT stages Neil Simon's "Fools"

Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is presenting Neil Simon's comic fable, "Fools," from Sept. 30 through Oct. 16.

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