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3,500 People in Virginia Run Turkey Trot in Centreville

29th annual event raises $80,000 for Life With Cancer.

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Giving Homeless a Warm Place to Sleep in Fairfax County

FACETS partners with 50 local faith communities in hypothermia program.

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Future Quest Designed for Students with Disabilities

Event will feature 40-plus workshops and exhibits.

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CIF Honors Three Leaders

110 people attend dinner sponsored by Centreville Immigration Forum.

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Elite Athlete To Appear in Reality TV Show

Stephanie Huntsman of Clifton stars in "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge."

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Infant/Toddler Appreciation Luncheon

34th Annual Infant Toddler Family Day Care Provider Appreciation Celebration honors childcare workers.

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Fairfax County Brewfest Is Sept. 16

Takes place at Mustang Sally Brewing Company in Chantilly.

Brewfest

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Graduation 2017: Westfield High Graduates 610 Students

16th Commencement Ceremony held at Eagle Bank Arena at George Mason University.

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Little Free Library Dedicated in Clifton

Ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at the Clifton Community Meeting Hall.

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Chantilly Forensics Team Wins State Title Twice

Five students take first place; team scored 40 out of 80 points.

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The Ice Cream Race will include a sweet slide.

The Ice Cream Race will include a sweet slide.

"I Ain't Made That Way"

Play about family in Keokee, Va., which gathers to celebrate its favorite son.

The Shoestring Theatre Company is presenting "I Ain't Made That Way" on April 22 and April 23 in Fairfax as part of the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival 2017.

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Fashion Show To Benefit Salvation Army

March 24 fundraiser for Women's Auxiliary of the Fairfax Corps to support projects.

Around 200 people are expected to attend the 37th annual Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fairfax Fashion Show scheduled for Friday, March 24 at the Waterford at Fair Oaks.

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Over 50 and Playing Basketball

Women's NOVA Fifty and Over Basketball League enjoy friendships and travel.

If you're over 50 and a woman, you're never too old to play basketball.

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Leading Bull Run Elementary

Pensler oversees ethnically diverse school with 832 students, 100-plus staff.

With 17 years in education, Jason Pensler, age 42, was named the new principal of Bull Run Elementary School in Centreville on Aug. 1, replacing Patti Brown, who retired.

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Centreville’s Jesse Kraft Leads Coates Elementary

With 21 years in education, former Providence Elementary principal moves into new role.

With 21 years in education, Jesse Kraft, age 42, of Centreville was named the new principal of Lutie Lewis Coates Elementary School on River Birch Road in Herndon, on July 7. He is replacing former principal Toni Rose who moved into administration with Fairfax County Public Schools. He will be overseeing 740 students with a staff of about 95, including five full-time ESOL teachers. Coates is a part of the Westfield Pyramid.

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Centreville/Chantilly: Fall Festival for All

90-acre autumn wonderland at Cox Farms.

The 90-acre autumn wonderland that is Cox Farms is holding its 44th annual Fall Festival. The festival is open daily through Oct. 31 and Nov. 4-8 at 15621 Braddock Road, off Pleasant Valley Road in Centreville.

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Celebrating Women's Equality

Architect unveils the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial design at Occoquan Regional Park.

To celebrate the 96th anniversary of Women's Equality Day on Friday, Aug. 26, which recognizes the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area held a Women's Equality Day Lecture at Gunston Hall in Lorton.

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Chantilly: Christ Presbyterian Expands Its Preschool

Flexible schedule to meet needs of families.

Christ Presbyterian Church is expanding its preschool ministry to include extended day and full day programs for children ages 2 to 5 years old to better meet the needs of the surrounding community.

2016 Lord and Lady Fairfax Honorees Selected

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. named the 2016 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

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Centreville: 5K Ice Cream Race at Bull Run is June 25

The third annual 5K obstacle Ice Cream Race will be held Saturday, June 25 at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville.

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32nd Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Awards

High school and middle school students honored for academic achievements and accomplishments.

For the 32nd year, the Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee held its Youth Motivation and Academic Achievement Awards on Saturday, June 4 at Chantilly High School.

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eCybermission Team Heads to Nationals

Students submit project on RSI awareness and hand stretching exercises.

Four sixth-graders from Greenbriar West Elementary School have been selected as national finalists for the eCybermission competition, sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by the National Science Teachers Association.

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Real Food for Kids' Culinary Challenge

11 teams of middle and high school students compete in school food competition.

Eleven teams of middle and high school students competed in the fourth annual Real Food for Kids' Culinary Challenge on Saturday, March 12 at Robinson Secondary School.

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Fair Oaks Police and Fire Hold Open House

To coincide with National Fire Prevention Week, the Fair Oaks District Police (Station 8) and Fire Station (Company 21) held an open house on Saturday, Oct. 10.

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Centreville: Blood and Guts 5K Race on Oct. 24

Runners to face zombie apocalypse.

The fourth-annual Blood and Guts 5K Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 24 at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville.

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Centreville: Local Woman Carries Special Olympics Torch

Centreville resident carries torch in Crystal City for Special Olympics World Games.

Alexis Guillett, 33, of Compton Village in Centreville had the thrill of her life when she got to participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run on May 28 in Crystal City.

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652 Students Graduate from Chantilly High

110 students had 4.0 GPAs or higher; receive $4.9 million in scholarships.

Despite a power outage and rain storm, Chantilly High's spirited graduation ceremony at GMU's Patriot Center carried on last Thursday, June 18 without a hitch.

Centreville: Ice Cream Race at Bull Run Park

5K Race includes 15 fun obstacles, nine different start times, and ice cream.

Get ready for summer fun as the second-annual, family-friendly 5K Ice Cream Race will take place on Saturday, June 27 at Bull Run Park in Centreville.

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Crowds Flock to Chantilly Day

Featured live music, children's activities, food and even a NASA Astronaut.

The fourth-annual Chantilly Day brought out a large crowd on Saturday, May 16 at the Sully Place Shopping Center parking lot, off Route 50, in Chantilly.

Solar Lights For Learning

Meghan Pollard of Clifton wants to purchase solar lights for students in Tanzania.

Meghan Pollard, 18, of Balmoral in Clifton is taking a service gap year between graduating from Centreville High School and attending Georgia Tech. So last Fall, she set off for Tanzania in Eastern Africa, a nine-hour car ride from the government capital of Dar Es Salaam. There, she worked for six weeks at the Pomerini Secondary School, teaching English and tutoring in geography, chemistry, physics and English. She also worked in the village health clinic on AIDS projects.

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Diverse Camps Offer Summer Fun

Northern Virginia has scores of local camps for summer learning and fun.  

Scores of local camps in Northern Virginia that offer many opportunities for summer fun and learning. Here is a sampling of diverse camps that range from art to theater to field trips to swimming, tennis and music. There's even a camp for aspiring musicians who want to form a band.

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Creative Aging Festival Coming in May

Includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.

A Creative Aging Festival will take place throughout the month of May at 100-plus local venues in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria. The month-long festival includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.

Chantilly/Centreville: Fashion, Music and Silent Auction

Fairfax Salvation Army fundraiser set for the Waterford.

The 35th annual Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Silent Auction sponsored by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fairfax County Corps will be held on Friday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Waterford at Fair Oaks (across from Fair Oaks Mall). Fashions will be presented by Lord & Taylor.

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Lax for a Cause Raises $20,000 at Centreville HS

Lacrosse marathon at Centreville High School supports Wounded Warrior Project.

Despite the pouring-down rain, the "Lax for a Cause: Purple vs. Red" lacrosse marathon on Saturday, March 14, raised $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. This was the second year in a row that the event raised $20,000 for the cause.

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Growing a Ministry in Chantilly

With 25 years of experience, Lynn Miller leads King of Kings.

Lynn Miller, 51, of Chantilly is the new senior pastor of King of Kings Lutheran Church, a congregation with 220 worshipping members off Route 50 in Chantilly. Miller was a parish pastor for 20 years with three calls in Pennsylvania and one call in North Carolina.

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Hand & Stone Opens in Chantilly

Spa offers facials, massage, waxings.

A new Chantilly Hand & Stone Spa opened in the Greenbriar Town Center behind the Starbucks along Route 50 on Oct. 12.

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Centreview: Turbo Tutoring Helps Ellie’s Hats

Dan Harris and Gregg Greentree, co-owners of Turbo Tutoring LLC, are conducting a hat drive for Ellie's Hats in conjunction with their SAT prep seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Stone Bridge High School, Room 303, at 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147.

Chantilly: Great Beginnings Hosts Toys for Tots

Chantilly children's store is a drop-off for U.S. Marine Corps' toy collection program.

Tina Coulson, store manager of Great Beginnings Baby & Kids of Chantilly, is conducting a Toys for Tots campaign with the U.S. Marine Corps from now through Dec. 21 at the store located at 13920-B Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center.

Cotman Honored as Middle School Counselor of Year

Liberty's Paula Cotman honored among 100 middle school counselors in the county.

Liberty Middle School counselor Paula Cotman of Fairfax was named Middle School Counselor of the Year for Fairfax County Public Schools on Aug. 20 — from a roster of about 15 counselors nominated for the award. There are roughly 580 counselors in the county; and about 100 or so work in middle schools.

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K-9 Krawl Raises Awareness

In observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Fairfax County Police personnel from the agency’s Victim Services Unit hosted the 8th Annual K-9 Krawl; a 5K Walk with 307 registered walkers held at the Fairfax County Government Center on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Westfield Senior Is Citizen of Year

Westfield High senior Carolina Sosa is the Centreville Day Citizen of the Year for 2014. She was honored by the Centreville Day Planning Committee at the Oct. 11 festivities.

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Centreville Day 2014

Despite the rain, festivities go as planned in the Centreville's Historic District.

The 22nd annual Centreville Day 2014 was held on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Centreville's Historic District.

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Blood and Guts 5K Race

5,000 expected for apocalyptic zombie race at Bull Run Regional Park on Oct. 25.

The third-annual Blood and Guts 5K Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville.

What Students Are Reading

An interview with new librarian Rachel Grover of Rocky Run Middle School.

At Rocky Run Middle School in Chantilly, new librarian Rachel Grover, 28, of Gainesville, says, “Reading is cool and students read like crazy.”

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Join in 5K Ice Cream Race at Bull Run

Event on June 28 to partially benefit Special Olympics.

The first annual 5K Ice Cream Race will be held Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville. The event includes a chocolate syrup water slide, a whipped cream foam machine, a cherry juice pit, and limber limbo.

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Cappies Awarded For High School Theater: Centreville and Chantilly

The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center.

Cappies Awarded for High School Theater

The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center. Nine Cappies went to West Potomac High School for “Spamalot,” including the coveted Best Musical award. The Best Play award went to Langley High School for “The Children’s Hour.” The Cappies’ show season extended from October 2013 to May 2014, and Cappies shows were attended, on average, by 45 student critics. This year’s event included 58 public and private high schools from Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Montgomery and Prince William counties, the cities of Falls Church, Alexandria and Manassas, and Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by Judy Bowns, Janie Strauss and Ed Monk.

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