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Join FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Transportation Services Jeff Platenberg, and manager of School Health Services Lorraine Trouton for an FCPS Town Hall on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. View the livestream online or Channel 99. A…

Posted 04-06-2020TOPLINE UPDATES• The Governor advises everyone to wear face coverings (or masks) when outside their homes, per new CDC guidelines.o Corona virus can be transmitted through airborne molecules, and asymptomatic people can have and transmit the virus, so a face covering can off…

It is that time of year again when we celebrate all things Irish, but there is a lot more to Irish achievement than shamrocks, Guinness and “Kiss me I'm Irish” hats.

Phyllis A. Crawford, 66, of Reston, Va. peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, August 10. She was born in Warrenton, Va. on December 14, 1949, and was a daughter of the late David and Novella Washington. In addition to her parents, Phyllis is predeceased by a brother, Charles Washingto…

“La Bohème” to be performed by National Symphony Orchestra on Friday, August 5

Ryan Murray’s entire career is up in the air, and Anne Weissbecker is at the end of her rope, yet they couldn’t be happier. Both are professional circus performers with the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.

Over the past five years, comedian Chris Distefano has carved out a nice career for himself on MTV, starring on MTV2’s hit show “GuyCode,” as well as appearing on MTV’s “GirlCode” “Failosophy” and “Money From Strangers.”

In the mid-1970s, the punk movement was gaining momentum thanks to New York- and London-based bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Ramones and The Clash. But a Los Angeles band going by the name of X was just as influential on the scene out west.

Theatergoers know Cleavant Derricks for his Tony-winning role of James “Thunder” Early from “Dreamgirls,” and even though the actor has been a veteran of the stage for more than 30 years, he’s still probably best known for playing Rembrandt Brown on the cult TV classic, “Sliders.”

I love the summer weather as my human and I get to do more stuff together. My human will share with mom we are “going for an R.” I pretend that I do not know what “going for an R” means so my human can have some fun in his life. When he finally asks me if I want to go for a “ride,” I jump fo…

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy.” - James Madison

Do you give your child candy and treats because that’s what you grew up eating and you think it’s important that they have a ‘normal childhood?’ Do you allow your toddler to dictate what he/she will eat, limiting choices to chicken nuggets, happy meals, macaroni-n-cheese, and ketchup? Well i…

“No” does not always mean an end to things. The word is one with numerous meanings and implications, depending upon perspective and determination. The word is sometimes pivotal in sexual offense cases where a defendant claims no meant yes. When prosecutors say “no,” it generally means a case…

Our Daily Bread, a non-profit which provides services like financial literacy and food assistance to struggling residents in Fairfax County, was rebranded as Britepaths last month.

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Call for Artists for “Paint and Beyond” The League of Reston Artists invites artists to enter works in the upcoming show at the U.S. Geological Survey, National Gallery, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. Eligible works are paintings, mixed media and two-dimensional works suitable for wall ha…

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After living on Lake Anne in Reston for 13 years, Jason and Melissa Romano thought they were living up to the town founder’s, the late Robert Simon, vision 66 percent of the way.

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Franette Ruth Shongood was the only child of Charles Shongood and Alice Eve McCardell. Born in 1916 Manhattan, she lived on the Upper West Side and was baptized at St. John the Divine. As a toddler, her parents whisked her away to Bermuda to avoid or recuperate from the worldwide influenza p…

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Born in Brooklyn, New York to John and Margaret (Smith) Gallagher, Kevin was the second of their four children. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in Queens in 1959. Following college, he joined IBM where his professional career spanned more than forty years, across six states. He met …

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On Saturday Mach 21st, 2020 Donna Lee O’Neil passed away, after a long arduous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Donna was born in Sayer, PA and spent her childhood in Upstate New York.

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Edna Jean DeFilippi of Reston Virginia passed away on June 8, 2020 at Reston hospital from cardiac shock. Jean is survived by her adult children Robert, Donna and Debra and her grandchildren Dana, Carly, Jimmy, Dennielle and Troy as well as many loved nieces and nephews. She is preceded in d…

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Patricia Whritenhour who was also known as Patricia Anne Sauve born on July 26, 1946 in Ottawa, Canada, gained her angel wings on May 25th, 2020. She was married to James John Whritenhour in November of 1990. 

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Jerome Francis Garlan, 84, son of the late Stanley and Wanda Garlan (formerly Gill) passed away June 5, 2020 in Pineville, NC after a long illness. He was a former resident of Liverpool, NY and a longtime resident of Chantilly, VA. He was born February 22, 1936 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was th…

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James Floyd Mowatt III (Jim, Jimmy), born April 1, 1956 left us on June 2, 2020.  Jim originally from Fairfax Virginia, called Saint Simons Island home for the past 19 years.  Jim is preceded in death by his parents James Floyd Mowatt II and Helen Louise Schaeffer Mowatt.  He is survived by …

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A life that spanned a century concluded on Sunday, May 24th, when Robert A. Shawn passed away peacefully at home with his wife Julia by his side.  Known to many as “Colonel Bob,” he was born on May 6th, 1920 in Bronx, NY. Bob was a pilot with the US Army Air Corps in WWII, and finished his c…

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Norbert Raymond Kaus was born March 12, 1932 in Dunkirk, New York to Viola and Bernard Kaus. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy High School in 1949. Raised in a mostly Polish community, his heritage background followed him everywhere. Listening to Polka music, enjoying Polish food, and dan…

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Ida Mae Weller, aged 85, passed away quietly on May 5, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. Born on May 24, 1934, in Scotland, Texas, she was one of ten children of Joseph and Rosa Essler. She and Howard Weller were married in July of 1952, later raising their six children in Arlington and …

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Cobina Sue Adams (Lawson), 78, of Herndon, VA passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 at StoneSprings Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

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Kathleen was the third eldest of seven daughters born to Anna Wilhelmina Johnson of Sweden and Leonard Tilley MacDonald of Scotland who, after marrying, settled in Cardiff Saskatchewan.

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Commander Russell “Russ” Howard Weidman, USN (Ret.) passed away of natural causes at the age of 86 on March 16, 2020 in his home at Springfield, VA.

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Anne Fleming Rodwell Huntley passed away on March 17, 2020 in Reston, VA. She was born on August 6, 1930 in Warrenton, NC, the eldest daughter of Annie Fleming Harris Rodwell and Clyde Ethelbert Rodwell. She grew up in Warrenton, attending John Graham School, but finishing high school at Pea…

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Lois Petras-Darnell peacefully passed away in her home on Saturday, February 29, 2020... 3 months shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born in Detroit, MI, on May 18, 1928, to William Earl Haile and Kathryn Elizabeth Doolittle. Lois grew up in Detroit during the Great Depression, but throughout…

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Joseph Lindsay Browning, age 60, of Reston passed suddenly on January 31, 2020.  Husband of Karen Browning, beloved father of Scott and Tim Browning.  He is also survived by siblings Barbara Runkles, Ruth Ann Meadors, and Robert Browning as well as numerous other family and friends. Joe earn…

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David “Dave” D’Unger, 77 of Okatie, SC, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, SC.

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My friend and sweet partner, Doug Earl Gillikin 73, who spent his career in construction passed away at Reston Hospital on October 31, 2019 after a fatal fall. Doug was born on April 25, 1946 in Carlisle, PA. He resided in Northern VA, most recently, Reston. He attended Annandale Methodist Church.

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Lawrence Allan Grannis, Retired Colonel, United States Air Force, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, VA after a brief illness with cancer.

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Dorothy Remington Batie passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12th 2020 in Leesburg Virginia at the age of 80.  Born Dorothy Sue Remington on 16 June 1939 in Washington Pennsylvania as the sole child to Victor H. Remington of Abilene Kansas & Dorothy Remington (McCollum) of Washingto…

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Joan E. Ferrante, 83, of Lebanon, PA and previously of Fairfax, VA passed away peacefully on December 27, 2019 at Cornwall Manor in Lebanon, PA.

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Mary Sullivan, 86, of Charlottesville, formerly of Reston, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The brightest comet has burned out. Dr. Timothy Lee Kirkpatrick's fire ceased burning on Thanksgiving evening. He was the best at everything he loved: sailing, skiing, racquetball, humor, practical jokes, dentistry, friendship,and his role as a son, brother, father and husband. Dr. Kirkpatri…

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Ruth Lee Haney died peacefully at her home in McKinney, Texas at the age of 95. Ruth is survived by her husband Jim Haney, her son Michael Haney and sisters Norma Mullikan and Shirley Stringer. Preceding her in death are her parents James and Bonnie Lee, and her brother Max Lee.

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Angela Tarese Grasso-Beckman, 49, of North Myrtle Beach, SC (originally from Northern Virginia) passed away on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at her residence. She was born February 10, 1970 in Washington, DC daughter of the late Anthony T. Grasso Jr. and Sue Horton Grasso. 

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Anne Bigham Evans, 86, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Charlotte, NC.

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Roger Lee Hilleary, 72, of Reston, VA formerly of Winchester, VA passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Reston Hospital Center.

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June Harrison passed away after a short illness. A graduate of Kansas University, she was the mother of two and grandmother of one. But, she was everyone’s mom. She was predeceased six month earlier by her husband of 70 years, Van Harrison. She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Schlaegel (…

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Virginia, 93, of Fairfax, VA passed away in Woodbridge, VA on October 6, 2019. Private services will be held in Falls Church, VA. For full obituary and online condolences, please visit www.nationalfh-mp.com

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Charles E. Drew passed away peacefully at home during the early morning of June 14, 2019. He was 94 years old. Charles was a true gentleman who will be missed but always remembered. Born October 5, 1924, in Conowingo, Maryland, to Charles W. Drew and Florence Dotson Drew who lived in Rising …

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Elvira 'Elvie' Allan Cummins, 94, of Falls Church, VA passed away from natural causes on July 8th, 2019. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Peter Peter Cummins, her first born child, daughter Judith Ann Wright, and her sister Selma Jane Baker.

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Hope, as she has always been known to her family, was born only a few minutes after her twin brother Horace was delivered on June 18, 1932 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, to parents Reuben Franklin Douty and Mary Flotelle Coffey Douty. She grew up on a farm just outside Lexington, Virginia, …

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Bernard Daniel Glass Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019. He was born May 19, 1952, he was 67. He graduated from Fairfax High School and worked for the Fairfax County School Board for 31 years.  He is preceded in death by his father, Bernard D. Glass, his mother Flossie Glass Burton Q…

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S. Justin Holley III, age 51, of Boyce, Virginia, died while at home of a sudden heart attack on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Mr. Holley was born June 10, 1968 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, son of Samuel Justin Holley, Jr. (stepmother, Lyn) and Pamela (Byrd) Jacob. He is survived by his parents…

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After dealing with Alzheimer’s disease for 11 years, Frederick Loring Hills died peacefully, with a smile on his face on June 28, 2019 at Birmingham Green Nursing Home located in Manassas, Virginia at the age of 79.  Fred is survived by his wife, Lorelei Hafen Hills, three children:  Julia o…

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In Memory of William Leroy Ricketts Sr. who suddenly went to be with the Lord on July 23rd 2018 at Kaiser Permanete at Tysons Corner Va. William also known as Bill or Rick was born in Washington D.C. on July 17th, 1934. William retired from Metro with over 40 years of service. He loved water…

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Wayne G. Roberts, 92, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, after a long illness and prostate cancer. He lived with his wife, Lan Q. Roberts in Springfield, Virginia. He was born in Marion, South Carolina.

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On June 26, 2019, at her home in Vienna, Virginia, at the age of 101. Director and owner of Parkwood School for 64 years, Mrs. Vickery was a pioneer in early childhood education. A founder of the Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education, she served on the Executive Board of the VAE…

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Paul William Magtutu (also fondly known as Poppy) age 88 of Winchester, Virginia passed away on June 14, 2019 in Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center. He was born May 19, 1932 in Washington, D.C. the son of Gervasio and Kyriakitcha Magtutu.

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Our beloved Sarah, 39, passed away on June 8, 2019. Born on March 24, 1980 to Patricia L. (DeWind) Sciolto and Richard L. Sciolto. Sarah grew up in Reston, VA, where she returned following graduation from Virginia Tech Univ. Sarah leaves behind her parents, step-mother Lynda, sister Leeanne,…

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Betty Jeanne McPherson, of Fairfax Station, VA, wife and devoted mother died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Capital Caring Hospice-The Adler Center in Loudoun County. She was a graduate of Groveton High School and attended Greensboro College. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Douglas C.…

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Jeanne Agee of Northfield, MN passed away at Three Links Hospice Center in Northfield on April 26th after a brief illness. Her family was by her side. Jeanne was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1928, daughter of Ernest Wood and Bernice Sherer Wood. Early on she found a role for herself in the m…

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