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Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

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Near-Normal School Year in Mount Vernon?

Students, staff look forward with smiles, optimism and coronavirus rules, all part of the first day of school.

First day at Mount Vernon High School

Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

Office of 55+ Programs

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Back to School: The Best Shot: Vax Up!

Fairfax County families and educators discuss COVID-19 School Year 2021-22.

The first day of the much-anticipated, in-person return to school for SY2021-22 looms for many families, friends, and educators in Fairfax County's independent, public and home-based education systems.

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Universities Measure Heat Disparities in Virginia

Marymount professor and student join ‘Heat Watch’ effort.

Enduring dangerously high temperatures, Marymount University student Bader Hakami and biology professor Susan Agolini spent a day working as community scientists.

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Fairfax County Public Schools Priority One: Get Eligible Students Vaccinated

Expansion of school COVID-19 vaccination clinics underway

The level of community transmission of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is increasing again.

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Big Money for Big Biz, Not as Much for Poor

Lawmakers go on a spending spree with billions of dollars from Uncle Sam.

Big business cleaned up this week, taking home the biggest prizes in the special session to spend $3 billion in stimulus cash. Meanwhile, low-income Virginians didn't fare quite as well.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Olympic Gators

Phoebe Bacon '20 and Katie Ledecky '15, both of Stone Ridge, swim in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It is essentially unheard of to have two Olympians from the same high school participate in the Olympics together, said Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, which had alumnae Phoebe Bacon (Class of 2020) and Katie Ledecky (Class of 2015) swim for Team USA in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

Office of 55+ Programs

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Arlington Swimmers Want Pool Agreement Reconsidered

Superintendent‘s decision not reviewed first by school board and pool patrons

Arlington taxpayer and swimmer Walt Edwards is angry.

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NWFCU Foundation Back to School Drive In-Progress for 2021

Powerful change force for local at-promise students

The Northwest Federal Credit Union (NWFCU) Foundation is heading into the final weeks of their Back to School Drive 2021.

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Cooper Middle School Seventh-grader Wins Young Scientists Challenge

Kriesh Tivare announced to be a State Merit Winner for a wireless charging project

As electric cars are taking over the car industry, charging stations have become a more common sight.

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‘Mamma Mia!’ at Westfield High

This summer, high school thespians from all over Northern Virginia are working to perform “Mamma Mia!” through the annual Westfield Summer Stage program.

Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

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Langley High School Saxons Boat Wins Gold at States

Crew Team also wins three Bronze medals at championships

The Langley High School Crew knocked it out of the water when the athletes ended their rowing season on June 19 at the 2021 Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships regatta hosted by the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association.

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Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent to Depart at End of Next School Year

Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, announced on a YouTube video released Thursday, July 15, 2021, that he is leaving FCPS at the end of the next year, consistent with his FCSB contract.

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