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Block Party Blast at St. Tim's

Parishioners and community members rock in the sunshine.

Parishioners and community members rock in the sunshine.

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Cellular Service Disruption at Lake Anne Impacts 9-1-1

Vendors’ point-of-sale systems also experiencing difficulties.

Vendors’ point-of-sale systems also experiencing difficulties.

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Reston Association Chooses New CEO

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

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Farmers Market Fun Days "On" in Herndon

Come for the market, a walk through the Red Caboose, and Market Fun Days

Come for the market, a walk through the Red Caboose, and Market Fun Days

Can’t Get a Foot in the Door

Housing discrimination found in Fairfax County.

Housing discrimination found in Fairfax County.

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GRCC Presents 2022 Awards for Excellence

Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

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Swimmers, Take Your Mark

Mayor visits Herndon Olympics

Mayor visits Herndon Olympics

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No More Mailbags for Beloved McLean Postal Carrier

Hard to fill this carrier's shoes.

Hard to fill this carrier's shoes.

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Storytime for Little Historians

Young children learn about Reston and its founding principles.

Young children learn about Reston and its founding principles.

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Chill'n at the Roots Festival on Lake Anne Plaza

Community gathers for a fun-filled day in rain.

Community gathers for a fun-filled day in rain.

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Rotary Club of Great Falls Holds Annual Meeting

Installs leadership and recognizes honorees.

Installs leadership and recognizes honorees.

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Pam Grosvenor, Recipient of The Glen Sjoblom Award 2022

GFCA's Executive Board holds award ceremony

GFCA's Executive Board holds award ceremony

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Traveling Players Perform Free Family-Friendly Plays

Free and on The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center

Free and on The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center

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MWAA Proposes Dulles Toll Road Increases

Public comments accepted through Aug. 10, 2022.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will propose raining the toll rates on the Dulles...

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Rallying FCPS Pride Children and Parents Face Protesters Outside Meeting

Fairfax County School Board presents LGBTQI+ Pride Recognition and Adopts Updated Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Fairfax County School Board presents LGBTQI+ Pride Recognition and Adopts Updated Student Rights & Responsibilities.

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Naturalization Ceremony by USCIS Held in the Town of Vienna

Their stories are now our stories, to be woven into the fabric of the United States of America.

Their stories are now our stories, to be woven into the fabric of the United States of America.

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Post-Roe, Fairfax Supervisors Unanimously Forge Ahead

Speaking out, supervisors approve three-part board matter.

For residents in Fairfax County and the rest of Virginia and the nation, the future for abortion rights and access is uncertain now that the Supreme Court has...

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Silver Line Transferred to Metro's Control

Passenger service date to be determined by Metro's Board of Directors

Passenger service date to be determined by Metro's Board of Directors

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Juneteenth, Day of Reflection, Celebration

Vienna's celebration kicks off Liberty Amendment month.

Vienna's celebration kicks off Liberty Amendment month.

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing achievements in education.

Recognizing achievements in education.

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing the achievements in education in a challenging year.

FCPS Honors 2022

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Hardening older FCPS Entrances to Secure Them from Shooters

Multilayered approaches to keep children safe in schools

School shootings

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2022 ViVa! Vienna! Doing a World of Good

Proceeds go to charity.

VIVA Vienna

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Taste of Vienna Returns

Fundraiser supports the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.

After a two-year COVID pause, the family-friendly Taste of Vienna, presented by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, returned on Saturday, May 1, 2022, to showcase the great dishes from local restaurants and food trucks and raise funds.

FCPS to Consider Trust Policy

CASA members and allies speak out at rally and public hearing.

FCPS policy

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No Stopping School Board Naming New Division Superintendent

Student protests, petition and NAACP objections fail to derail the endgame.

School superintendent

Fairfax School Board’s Frustration Shows

Does the process diminish new superintendent’s appointment?

School Board

Fairfax County Budget Hearings

Comments favor funding for low-income and affordable housing, police and first responders pay increases, parks, and more.

Budget

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Annual Bluebells at the Bend Returns to McLean, Great Falls

Festival at Riverbend Park 2022.

Festival

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Coalition for TJ Files Emergency Request to Vacate the 4th Circuit Stay

Case alleges anti-Asian American discriminatory admissions process

Emergency request

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44th Annual Fairfax County Valor Awards

Valor is more than bravery or courage. It goes beyond what is expected.

Valor awards

2022 Shape of the Region Conference

‘Finding our way back to mental health.’

Mental health

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Brothers Battle in Baseball

McLean brothers battle on the diamond, playing for different teams.

Baseball brothers

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MPA Hosts McLean Youth Art Show

Creativity flows in vibrant and varied student works.

Art Show

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Observatory Park Celebrates the Equinox

An astronomical turning point of the seasons.

Observatory park

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Helping to Feed Hungry Families

Stuff the Bus event brings in much needed food donations.

Stuff bus

New Deputy County Executive for Safety and Security Named

Board of Supervisors appoints former Fire and Rescue Department's assistant chief.

Appointee

Sheriff Ends Pre-Release Notice to ICE

Incremental steps matter.

ICE

New Deputy County Executive for Safety and Security Named

Board of Supervisors appoints former Fire and Rescue Department's assistant chief.

Executive named for county

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McLean Central Park Development Plan Meeting This Wednesday

Making a great park even better, funds available.

McLean park

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The Trail Is for All But the Railroad Was Racist

NOVA Parks unveils 'The W&OD Railway and Jim Crow Laws'

Railroad

New TJ Policy Invalidated in Fairfax County

Policy is discriminatory, writes judge in win for plaintiff, Coalition for TJ and Pacific Legal Foundation.

TJ School

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County Executive Presents FY 2023 Advertised Budget

Increase in assessed values for real estate and vehicles drive higher tax payments.

County budget

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Adopting a Senior Dog Could Be a Better Match, Really

One woman's passion and 'Tribute'.

Senior dogs

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Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Transitions From All Advanced Life Support System

Reintegration of the dual-tier EMS system, 12 stations impacted.

EMS transitions

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FCPS Initial ‘Test-To-Stay’ Pilot Results

Limited participation attributed to high vaccination rates.

Vaccination at Schools

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Seeking Shelter: Changes in Housing Preferences

Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship at George Mason University School of Business presents.

Housing

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Oakton Alumna Breaks U.S. Marathon Record

Discipline and courageous inner conversations fuel perseverance.

Marathon runner

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