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Highlights of Board of Supervisors Meeting

Lower real estate tax rate for the surviving spouses of military service members who died in the line of duty.

Board of Supervisors Meeting

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What’s Up With the Bus in NoVa?

Plans for more and improved connections, BRT, The One

Buses

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A Roll Model With a Crown and Sash

Miss Virginia visits a Reston elementary.

Miss Virginia visits a Reston elementary.

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Teacher Wants to Erase Student Meal Debt

VA Bill H-1967: School meals; availability at no cost to the student

Student meals

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Vienna Wants to Boost Its Tree Canopy

Protecting and increasing canopy a top 2023 council priority after losing 163 acres of trees in 10 years.

Protecting and increasing canopy a top 2023 council priority after losing 163 acres of trees in 10 years.

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Satellite Gallery in Reston for Vienna Arts Society

“Earth, Wind and Fire” opens in Vienna

“Earth, Wind and Fire” opens in Vienna

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German Armed Forces Help Fight Hunger Here

Helps fight hunger.

Hunger

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Champions of the County’s Fragile Urban Forest

Winners of the 2022 Friends of Trees Awards recognized.

Urban Champions

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Fairfax Delegation Hears Residents’ Concerns

Fairfax Delegation Hears Residents’ Concerns

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Vying for a Slice of Pedestrian & Cyclist Safety

Community association hosts meeting with FCDOT; speed cameras with fines coming.

Board Meets on Safety

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Early Voting Underway for VA House of Delegates 35th District

Fills seat vacated by former Delegate Mark Keams

Fills seat vacated by former Delegate Mark Keams

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Celebration of Lights: Live Nativity Scene

Ho, Ho, Ho, Who Wouldn’t Go?

Ho, Ho, Ho, Who Wouldn’t Go?

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Cookies with Santa: Everyone welcome in Great Falls

Great Falls Grange Foundation rings in the holidays.

Great Falls Grange Foundation rings in the holidays.

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Seeking Gift Support for Military Families in Need; MAM and Elizabeth Dole Foundation join forces for the children.

Military Appreciation Mondays works with Elizabeth Dole Foundation to make Christmas bright.

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Langley HS Renaissance Feaste 2022: Tickets available

Storied tradition fuses with 21st century composers.

Storied tradition fuses with 21st century composers.

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German Armed Forces Command in Reston: Assists Thanksgiving Meal Box Donations

German Armed Forces Command in Reston assists.

German Armed Forces Command in Reston assists.

Threat to Fairfax County Water

Prince William County approves massive data complex

Water Supply

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Olem Re-elected Mayor: Shake up in town council

Shake-up in town council, meet first term councilmembers.

Shake-up in town council, meet first term councilmembers.

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Great Falls, Early Election Day at 2022 Midterm

Great Falls, Early Election Day at 2022 Midterm

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Precinct 310, Kirby in McLean; Early Election Day 2022 Midterm

Voters make quick time at Precinct 310 Kirby in McLean.

Voters make quick time at Precinct 310 Kirby in McLean.

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Rotary Club of Great Falls Windfall Giving: $1,000 X 2 in Gift Cards to Cornerstones

Support for Embry Rucker Shelter & Cards for Kids

Support for Embry Rucker Shelter & Cards for Kids

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Tree-Planting Memorial for Robin Rentsch- Environmental activist would have smiled

Longtime resident and environmental activist remembered.

Longtime resident and environmental activist remembered.

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76th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade

Floats, entertainment, and small-town charm fill the night

Floats, entertainment, and small-town charm fill the night

Fairfax County Rejects Virginia Anti-Trans Policies

Anti-Trans Policies

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2022 Great Falls Studio Art Tour: Celebrates creativity

2022 Great Falls Studio Art Tour: Celebrates creativity

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Harvest Time at Colvin Run Mill 2022; Recreates life 200 years ago in the agrarian community

Harvest Time at Colvin Run Mill 2022; Recreates life 200 years ago in the agrarian community

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Two Art Exhibits Open at McLean Project for the Arts: Student & Teacher Works

Two Art Exhibits Open at McLean Project for the Arts: Student & Teacher Works

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Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund: Fall Tea 2022 40th Anniversary

Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund: Fall Tea 2022 40th Anniversary

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Meet Julie Maher: Director of the Great Falls Grange Foundation

Meet Julie Maher: Director of the Great Falls Grange Foundation

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The W.I.S.H. Center Opens in Hybla Valley

Job training to thrive at a living wage.

WISH Center

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Next Big Thing: Youth Rugby Registration Open

PreK-12- grade students welcomed.

PreK-12- grade students welcomed.

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FCPS Special Education Programs Fail State Targets

Division to develop enhanced plan.

Special Ed

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Parks Director Completes Visits to 420 County Parks in First Year

Volunteers 'give back together' during National Public Land Day 2022

Parks Director visits all parks in County.

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Sales Open: Great Falls Ornament

Sales benefit two local nonprofits.

Sales benefit two local nonprofits.

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10th Anniversary, Great Falls Senior Center Without Walls

Continues to improve the lives of seniors.

Continues to improve the lives of seniors.

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Great Falls Farmers Market Remains Open

Creates a community around food.

Creates a community around food.

‘Take a Moment’ for Bike Riders

Pedestrian, bike, and safety campaign: will it be enough?

Bike Campaign

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‘Hateful, Ignorant, Wrong’

Thousands of students around the state protest Youngken revisions to 2022 VDOE policies.

Protest

‘Take a Moment’

Pedestrian, bike, and safety campaign: will it be enough?

Bike safety

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‘Hateful, Ignorant and Wrong’

Thousands of students around the state protest Youngken revisions to 2022 VDOE policies.

Protest

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Great Falls Grange Foundation's Held Inaugural Estate Sale

Great Falls Grange Foundation's Held Inaugural Estate Sale

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Herndon High School Hosts Showcase of Bands

Virginia Marching Band Cooperative, NOVA Regional

Virginia Marching Band Cooperative, NOVA Regional

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Multicultural Festival 2022

Relocates to Reston Town Center

Relocates to Reston Town Center

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Sesquicentennial Celebration for Shiloh Baptist Church

Gathering to celebrate 150 years in McLean-Odricks Corner.

Gathering to celebrate 150 years in McLean-Odricks Corner.

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8th Annual Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition

Local winners among the best.

Local winners among the best.

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McLean HS Counts 23 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Prestigious achievement for PSAT takers

Prestigious achievement for PSAT takers

Town of Herndon Mayor debate

Town of Herndon Mayor debate

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Space Center Planned for Reston

G.M.U. holds Space Day on Sept. 10

G.M.U. holds Space Day on Sept. 10

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