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Burke, Springfield, Herndon, Cabin John Irish Dancers Win Championship

Eight-year-old Ciara Foley, Burke, and nine-year-old Gabby Brown, Springfield, were among five dancers from McGrath Morgan Academy of Irish Dance to bring home a championship title from the annual Oireachtas.

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Two Million Lights in a Dark Winter

An Insider’s View on the Bull Run Festival of Lights; open through Jan. 10, and maybe more

The Bull Run Festival of Lights is the largest light show in the Washington Metropolitan area, and this winter it is more popular than ever before.

Jeffrey McKay to Head VACo

Fairfax County board chairman elected president of statewide organization representing interests of Virginia’s 95 counties

Jeffrey McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, was elected to serve as 2021 President of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo).

Vienna, Herndon Mayors, Delegate Watts Honored

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized three local honorees.

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Burke History Book is Published

Burke Historical Society spent over a year collecting stories and photos.

Burke History Book

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Former Lee District Supervisor Joe Alexander, 90, Dies

His efforts in Lee District show signs that will be forever remembered.

Death of Joe Alexander

Fairfax County Fire Chief Honored

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) Fire Chief John Butler has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) President’s Awards of Recognition.

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Lake Braddock Students Launch ‘STEM to Inspire’

STEM to Inspire is a student-run nonprofit aimed to bridge the income gap in the STEM field.

Fairfax County Park Authority to Honor Six Volunteers

The Fairfax County Park Authority will honor six individuals and groups with 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Special Recognition Awards at a virtual volunteer celebration in November.

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Farmers Market Reopens in Burke

Vendors, customers look forward to Saturdays.

The sweltering Saturday of July 11 was the first of the weekly Burke Farmers Markets since December, where farmers, bakers and chefs came from all over Maryland and Virginia to sell their products.

Five Fairfax County Graduates Named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Winners

Five Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) graduates from the class of 2020 have been named winners of college-sponsored scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Hiking, Running, Walking

What are the young people doing in pandemic time?

During the months of isolation, many young adults have altered their lifestyles and picked up new hobbies.

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Fairfax County Supervisors Approve Paid Family Leave

Helping County employees meet family demands and employment responsibilities.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved Paid Family Leave for County employees during its June 23, 2020 Board meeting.

Honored at William and Mary

Emily Key, of Burke, is on the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 dean’s list at the College of William and Mary and was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society for Freshman and the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for first year success.

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Out and About in Fairfax County

Through the stay at home order, work and leisure activities continue for many area essential workers and residents.

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