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  1. Court Date Set in Murder of Reston TeenRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 25 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Shahed Mohamed, 15, of Reston, Nabra's close friend, embraced Mohmoud Hassanen, Nabra's father, when he arrived at the plaza for the vigil. Photo by Fallon Forbush .

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  2. Editorial: Help Children in Need Go Back to School PreparedRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    We live in an area where many, if not most, families have the means and desire to do almost whatever it takes to give their children the best chances for success. But for thousands of students, families lack the financial resources to equip them for success on the first day of school and beyond.

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  3. Restonian Brings Comedy to Lake AnneRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Robin Dodd hosted and performed Saturday, and was in charge of hiring and planning for the show. Raunchy, crude and explicit jokes flew from the stage across the packed CafA Montmartre for nearly two hours on Saturday night, July 8. The high school teacher and Reston native, who performs stand-up comedy in Washington, D.C., with stage name Robin Rex, founded FunnyFriend Productions and spent months hiring and planning for the event.

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  4. Reston - Knights Of The Blind' Celebrate Their - Crusade Against Darkness'Read the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Don French of Reston completes an information form to receive his free vision and hearing screenings from the Lions Clubs at Herndon's Friday Night Live! concert series on June 9. Chuck Griffin, vice president of Reston Lions Club, helped French complete his form while Herndon Town Councilmember Bill McKenna watched, learned and waited his turn. Rachelle Barasona of Herndon, an employee at Dr. Finley's Family Eyecare in Herndon, gives thumbs up as she passes her vision screening performed by Lions Club member Don Leas of Reston.

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  5. Cornerstones' Annual Back-to-School Drive UnderwayRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Cornerstones and its partner Kids R First are already working to equip thousands of K-12 children in the Reston-Herndon area for a successful school beginning with brand new backpacks. Qualifying students include Cornerstones' clients, as well as other local students who receive free or reduced-cost school meals.

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  6. Staying Cool at Lake Fairfax Park in RestonRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    With temperatures soaring in the 90s, the Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston was the place to be on Saturday, July 1. The pool was packed with families trying to beat the heat. Between 10,000 to 15,000 people were expected for the Fourth of July fireworks celebration later in the evening.

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  7. Independence Day CelebrationsRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    People capture the firework display on cell phones and cameras during Alexandria's birthday celebration July 9th. Photo by Margaret Corum/Gazette Packet Memorial Highway.

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  8. A Tale As Old As Time in RestonRead the original story

    May 17, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Based on the 1991 Disney animated film of the same title, "Beauty and the Beast" portrays the story of Belle , an odd book girl who gets captured by the Beast who needs to love her and needs her to reciprocate to return his human form. The Beast's servants are turning into various objects of the castle.

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  9. Students Spend Spring Break In CubaRead the original story

    May 17, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The Edlin School, a private elementary and middle school on Sunset Hills Road in Reston, took some of its students on a spring break excursion to Cuba. "Every spring break, Edlin School arranges a trip for the parents and kids who want to go to a foreign country, and typically we will pick one that speaks Spanish or French because we teach Spanish and French as our primary languages at the school," said Bert Schreibstein, director of operations for the school.

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  10. Fine Arts Conservatory in Floris ApprovedRead the original story

    May 17, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Artist rendering of the Facade for The Conservatory of Fine Arts, a 48,000-square-foot project proposed by Scimores Academy, LLC. The Hunter Mill Land Use Committee recommended land use approval for their application. Artist rendering of proposed Development Massing illustrating left to right and off Centreville Road - New entrance to Park and Conservatory, historic white farmhouse, existing church, second new entrance to Park and Conservatory, plantings, stormwater management system, sidewalk crossing and walkways through Conservatory; turning onto West Ox Road - New winding sidewalks, historic white house, former horse farm/yellow house and widened entrance to park.

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  11. What's Next for Reston?Read the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The preliminary concept of the renovation at Langston Hughes Middle School will add a two-story addition to the front, a kiss and ride to the rear and a new roof. Courtesy of Hughes Group Architects The most prominent aspect of the renovation at Langston Hughes Middle School will be the two-floor addition to the front of the school, which will house administration offices on the first floor and a library and science classrooms on the second.

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  12. The Old Girl Never Looked BetterRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    As the mirror ball spun, Craig Fischer, 16, deftly guided his new dance partner through some fancy footwork during the dance instruction part of the celebration. Colvin Run Dance Hall is located in a turn of the century school house.

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  13. Report: Fairfax County Homeless Population Down 47 PercentRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Budget woes threaten progress as the number of homeless people drops below 1,000 for the first time in Fairfax County. Lisa Connors, a spokesperson for the county, left, interviewed Cornerstones CEO Kerrie Wilson, right, on Facebook Live on Wednesday, April 5, outside the Embry Rucker Shelter in Reston.

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  14. Reston and Vienna Students Win Competition in Brain TrainingRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    LearningRx's Brain Awareness Month's March Madness Competition at its Reston and Vienna centers, respectively. The March Madness brain competition required all competitors to complete a circuit of five brain training activities as quickly as possible .

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  15. Week in RestonRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    After an extensive search of potential sites and associated cost-benefit analysis, the County has decided not to pursue the construction of a new facility to replace the existing north county site ; which will be permanently closed. The high costs of purchasing property and constructing a new facility makes it impractical to recover expenditures through reasonable service fees.

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  16. Lawsuit Filed in Reston Town Center Parking BattleRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Jackson's Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge on Democracy Drive filed the lawsuit, including a motion for a temporary injunction against its town center landlord, South of Market LLC, which is controlled and operated by Boston Properties. Filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court, Jackson's seeks to force Boston Properties to pay $500,000 in damages the restaurant suffered from the town center's paid parking system.

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  17. Thief Picked The Wrong HouseRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Retired Fairfax County Police Department Detective Bruce Wiley has trained other police officers in the use of force since his 2010 retirement. Retired Fairfax County Police Department Detective Bruce Wiley was awakened by a noise in his home in Reston just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8. He grabbed a flashlight and a collapsible baton and went to investigate.

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  18. Hunter Mill District Community Summit HeldRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Taking notes: Residents attending the Hunter Mill District Community Summit. Review of the county's Advertised FY 2018 Budget Plan was a high priority on the agenda.

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  19. Woman Killed While Walking Across Reston ParkwayRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and was determined to not be walking within a crosswalk, according to police. Photo courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department Asress Gobena Lakew, 57, of Reston was killed when she was struck by a car while trying to cross Reston Parkway at the intersection of South Lakes Drive on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 23. The 30-year-old driver of the vehicle, a Jeep, remained on the scene and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries by medics.

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  20. Crime Report: The following incidents were reported by the Town of Herndon Police Department.Read the original story

    Mar 1, 2017 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    An employee of the business heard a loud noise at the rear of the building and went to investigate. The employee found the suspect exiting the business through a window.

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