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COVID-19 Puts Some Into a Time of Need

Area charity organizations are ready to lend a helping hand; donations needed.

Charities

Electricity Blamed for Many House Fires in Fairfax County

Safety precautions can be taken before tragedy strikes.

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Virginia House Passes Bike, Pedestrian and Driver Bills Aimed at Safety

New Assembly makeup allows for more safety legislation.

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New Grocery Store Fills Vacant Lot in Springfield

Lidl offers options and new grocery philosophy.

Lidl opens in Springfield

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New Heliport for the Fairfax County Police Helicopter is in the Works

Upgraded facility will address the safety and efficiency of this county asset.

Police Helicopter

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New Lucy Burns Museum Highlights the Suffragists and Area History

Workhouse Arts Center now houses a museum that explores two phases of the Lorton Reformatory experience.

Workhouse Museum

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All-Night Graduation Parties Are Coming Fast

Fundraising plays a big part in bringing the whole thing to fruition.

Grad parties.

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Crochet Coffee Sleeves Spread Positive Vibe

Fairfax mother and her children act inspire others with the handmade items.

Crochet Coffee Sleeves Spread Positive Vibe

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Golfing at Burke Lake Gets Seniors Out

The Burke Lake Seniors Golf Club is about more than just playing a round of golf.

Burke Seniors Golf Club

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School Time Allotted for Civic Engagement

School Board allows excuse absence for activism.

Schools allow for civic activities.

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Biking in Fairfax County Gets a New Face for Advocacy

Matt Roberts now behind the wheel for FABB

FABB

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Rebranding Complete at Springfield Golf and Country Club

Upgraded interior moves away from traditional country club features.

country club

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Local Gymnast Lands on the Medal Podium

Brandon Krzynefski wins a bronze medal as part of the Team USA power tumbling team.

Brandon Krzynefski

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Take Out Frustrations at The Smash Pit

Grab a sledge hammer and relieve some stress.

Smash Pit

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Vestibule Expanded at St. Lawrence Catholic Church

St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Franconia

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VDOT’s Plan at Popes Head Road Comes Together

Design public hearing planned for Dec. 12.

VDOT plans to widen parkway

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Environmental Expo has Many Messages

It’s not just the spotted lantern fly that’s causing problems.

Environmental expo

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ECHO Acts as the Hub for Feeding Families in Need

The assortment of food drives around the holidays keeps their pantries full.

ECHO and the holidays

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EPA Administrator and Supervisor Herrity Visit Recycling Center

Nov. 15 is now “Fairfax County Recycles Day,” in coordination with “America Recycles Week.”

recycling

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Local Rugby Player Signs to U.S. Team

West Springfield alumni going to San Diego for first game.

local rugby player

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Smiles All Around at Democrat Victory Party in Fairfax

Gun violence prevention topped the action list for many.

Democratic party

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Garden Replaces Rolling Valley Sign

Monument sign is now a colorful garden.

Rolling Valley sign

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Burke Dentist Hangs up Drill and Soccer Cleats

47 years seeing patients is enough for Dr. Rice.

Burke Dentist Retires

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Three People Dead at Shooting Scene in Burke

A domestic dispute turns into a murder-suicide, according to police.

Burke Shooting

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Springfield Railroad Station: Local History Tales

Civil War soldiers and former postmasters once occupied this whistlestop station.

Springfield Railroad Station

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Need for REAL ID Getting Real

Crowds at DMV impact wait times, but officials are looking for solutions.

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Locally Made Film is a Hit on Amazon Prime

Lake Braddock alumnus, local filmmaker.

Lake Braddock alumnus, local filmmaker.

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Lake Accotink Lives On

Dredging the lake and applying preservation measures is a victory for Accotink.

Lake Accotink

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Fairfax County Long Term Plan Enters the Think Tank

A series of meetings with public participation is underway.

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Trains Roll Again at Metro

Stations reopen with improvements, although some construction continues.

Metro opens

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Skills of a Clown

Taking Clown Class at the Workhouse unleashes the inner five-year-old.

A Day at Clown School

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Civil War History Told Through the Relics

Local historian is turning his collection and homegrown war lore into a book.

Civil War relics on display at winery.

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Knee Rehab and Cardio Workouts Bring People Together at Club Pilates

Joseph Pilates’ training began the practice in England.

Pilates

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Painting the Sounds and Vibrance of Music

Workhouse Artist Britt Conley’s knack for expressing music with her brush strokes.

Workhouse Artist Britt Conley

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Metro Station Closures Nearly Over

Buses picked up the slack, leaving some riders happy.

Metro Station Closures Nearly Over

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Intersection Improvements Planned in Springfield and Burke

Traffic calming efforts coincide with meeting ADA compliance.

Intersection Improvements Planned in Springfield and Burke

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National Night Out Enhances Neighborliness

Annual community event is a chance to mingle and enjoy ice cream.

National Night Out

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Policing the River in Marine Patrol 1

Police boat plays many roles on local tidal waters.

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Texas Donuts Opening in Lorton

The bigger than usual donuts will be the main draw.

Texas Donuts in Lorton

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Springfield Is Looking for a few Good Signs

County revitalization office is working with local officials on new gateway signs.

Sprinfield signs

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Trash Collection Staffing is Tight, Resulting in Cutbacks of Service in Fairfax County

Occasionally, cans go untouched on trash day.

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Tight Staffing Creates Cutbacks in Trash Service

Occasionally cans go untouched on trash day.

Trash Collecting

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Recycling Efforts Gain Steam in Fairfax County

Purple bins and increased efforts may be needed.

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SOL Skills Used in Cardboard Boats Pay Off

Annual Springfield Regatta is a hit at Accotink.

Cardboard Boat Race in Springfield

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Last Day at Metro Station Has Some Pondering

Summer shutdown began Memorial Day weekend.

Summer shutdown began Memorial Day weekend.

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