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Reston Attorney Becomes Virginia State Bar Leader

Jay B. Myerson of Reston is the Virginia State Bar (VSB) president-elect for 2020-2021 and will serve as president for 2021-2022. Myerson, who assumes his VSB president-elect position July 1, will be the first attorney whose law firm is based in Reston to serve in this statewide capacity.

Safe Community Coalition to Launch Peer-to-Peer Coaching Program

The Safe Community Coalition is sponsoring a student-led, pilot peer-to-peer coaching program for high school and college students. The pilot program will train 10 high school and college students to facilitate circles with four or five of their peers.

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Fairfax County Supervisors Approve Paid Family Leave

Helping County employees meet family demands and employment responsibilities.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved Paid Family Leave for County employees during its June 23, 2020 Board meeting.

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Using Holistic Practices

How Yoga and Meditation can help ease anxiety over racial injustice.

Before the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent stay-at-home orders, Kesha Davis’s weekday evening routine included picking up her fifteen-year-old son at a bus stop in Old Town Alexandria.

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Engin Artemel Dies at 81

Former Alexandria Director of Planning spearheaded waterfront development.

The story is one of family legend. When Engin Artemel first arrived in the United States from Istanbul, Turkey, he had $20 in his pocket and virtually no English in his vocabulary.

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Q&A with Brielle Brown, Graduating Senior, West Potomac High School

My biggest hardship since school has been closed for the remainder of the year has been preparing for my AP exams outside of the classroom. With distance learning classes only taking place two days a week, I am doing a lot of studying and reviewing on my own.

Preparing for Fall Like No Other

Area college students reflect on how pandemic affects their plans.

As the fall semester approaches, Virginia colleges have begun to make plans to reopen with precautions to keep students, faculty and staff safe from COVID-19.

Local Students Receive Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarships

Several local students recently received Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute scholarships. Given to students pursuing an education in criminal justice, they were presented by Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid.

Honored at William and Mary

Emily Key, of Burke, is on the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 dean’s list at the College of William and Mary and was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society for Freshman and the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for first year success.

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Contracted Locally, Makers Sew 45,000 Face Masks

New jobs for unemployed and new revenue stream for nonprofit.

Unthinkable scenarios happened in early March. The COVID-19 pandemic hurled itself into Northern Virginia; small and large businesses shuttered and unemployment rates escalated.

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‘People Stepping Up and Helping Out’ in Centreville and Chantilly

Families in need receive free dairy products.

When times are tough, people already having a hard time making ends meet need an extra hand. So last Monday, June 15, volunteers gave out free milk and other dairy products to Centreville and Chantilly families, plus the food pantries that support them.

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Arlington Has New Director of Corrections

Major Gretchen Foster is the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office Director of Corrections, effective Monday, June 22. Foster is the first female Director of Corrections in Arlington’s history.

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Arlington Couple Cleans Up Nice

Two residents dedicate themselves to cleaning up the banks of the Potomac.

You’ve seen the trash along the banks of the Potomac and you might even have picked up a plastic bottle or bag two to bring home for recycling.

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Jesus Collazos Was More Than Our Mailman

Four years ago, we moved into a neighborhood that really felt like one. Houses are not too far apart, so neighbors know one another, and stop to check in.

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Reston Mural Judged Among Top 100 Globally

People's Choice voting open.

Public Art Reston's commissioned mural, Thoreau's Ensemble, (2019) by Ben Volta, located at the Colts Neck Road underpass in Reston, is a Top 100 Finalist in the prestigious annual CODAawards.