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Local Scouts Honor Distinguished Citizen

Local Scouts Honor Distinguished Citizen

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Extraordinary Commitment Honored

2019 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards presented.

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Commission honored recipients of the 2019 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards.

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Casting Off Distance Learning for Fishing Lines

Oakton teen defers college and sets off across America.

First in a series showcasing the stories of Fairfax County families in the time of distance learning as they develop strategies and alternative learning plans best suited to their needs.

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Oakton Teen Aims to Gather Ten Tons of Food for Local Pantry

Hadley Husisian has gathered over 9,000 pounds of food so far, as the demand for food assistance continues to soar.

As a competitive fencer, 17-year-old Hadley Husisian of Oakton is usually very busy during the school year.

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Vienna Author Explores Cultures, History

Craig Bradley publishes first in a series of children’s books.

Craig Bradley’s travels have taken him to five continents.

Area High Schoolers Launch ‘Rockfish Gap’

Original podcast series produced for current social distancing days

Even during these stressful times of COVID-19, the theater adage “the show must go on” remains true.

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USA Fencing Recognizes Vienna Teen as Bronze Winner

USA Fencing has announced the 2019-20 Regional Recognition Program winners.

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Finding Family in South Korea Through DNA Test

Kimberly Timora meets via video with biological mother, father, brother, two sisters and a niece.

For Kimberly Timora, taking a 23andMe test was an opportunity to learn more about her traits and medical history, but there was one other possibility she looked forward to the most.

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Making Life Easier for Adults With Developmental Disabilities

The Narang Foundation donates $10K to Langley Residential Support Services.

"We feel strongly that every person, no matter their challenges, deserves the opportunity to thrive, and have a support system behind them," said RJ Narang of McLean.

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Founder of Stroke Comeback Center Retires

Advocacy for those impacted by aphasia continues at the national level.

Darlene S. Williamson, M.S., CCC-SLP, of Oakton, long-term Executive Director and Founder of the Stroke Comeback Center (SCC), recently retired, stepping away from the non-profit organization she launched in 2005.

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Area College Students Prepare for an Unusual Fall

As a new round of high school seniors are moving on to college in the fall and continuing students get back to campus, it’s unclear how college campuses will look due to new precautions to ease the spread of COVID-19 and how it could affect college students’ experience.

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Drive Through Diplomas: ‘Just Like Going to McDonald’s’

Area schools, students celebrate graduation differently this year.

When COVID-19 interrupted the school year nationwide, and forced large gatherings to be cancelled, schools, families, and graduating seniors wondered how they’d still be able to celebrate the milestone without a traditional ceremony.

Finding New Ways to Celebrate in Vienna and McLean

Area high school graduates miss the opportunity to say bye to school, friends.

The end of the school year in high school is filled with spirit weeks, prom, and for seniors, a graduation ceremony. So, when COVID-19 caused in-person classes to stop and postponed or cancelled events like prom and graduation, many students didn’t get the opportunity to finish out the year with the typical celebrations and traditions.

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New Mayor to Work for #OneVienna

Linda Jane Colbert grew up in Vienna and looks at her new position as an opportunity for all.

In a local election last week, Vienna now has a new mayor, Linda Colbert, who has deep roots in the town and a few goals in mind that surround her campaign slogan of “#OneVienna.”

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College Students Prevail Despite Coronavirus Impacts

McLean, Vienna area college students reflect on how the health crisis affects their lives, studies.

Part one in a series. The coronavirus pandemic forced in-person education to come to a halt in March across the country. College students not only had in-person courses moved online, but many had to travel back home for the remainder of the semester, and faced a number of new difficulties.

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