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Giving Tuesday, which annually follows Thanksgiving, is a national day of giving aimed at supporting nonprofits as we move into the holiday season. Due to the pandemic and subsequent financial struggles, these nonprofits are stretched thinner than ever. The following list is a guide to five …

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Nhan Lam is the son of immigrant parents from Vietnam. Growing up in Buffalo New York, Nhan Lam thought the key to success was to be smart. So, he went to school, got good grades, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Nhan ended up working for NASA. Moving to the…

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When Haewoon Kim’s twin brother served him his first cup of pour-over coffee twenty years ago, he immediately knew something was different about it. He’d had no previous exposure to specialty coffee, but this interaction would eventually lead him to establish Fairfax’s newest coffee shop, Fo…

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For history buffs in the Fairfax Area, Fairfax County History Commission presents the Sixteenth Annual History Conference. This year, the conference will be held virtually and will discuss the one-hundredth anniversary of female suffrage in the US. The topic will be “Votes for Women: The Res…

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Like most everything else this year, Halloween traditions will look different this year in response to the coronavirus. But keeping our community healthy doesn’t have to mean canceling all of the spooky festivities! There are a few different ways to enjoy the holiday while adhering to nation…

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Saaya Patel is a competitive dancer, a serious student, and a drummer. She also volunteers at a memory care facility and also has started a literacy program where children can read to their dogs with the goal of improving their reading skills and providing the dogs with loving attention. She…

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At Green Hedges school in Vienna, a young Claire Briggs took the stage for the first time in the annual first grade play. Every year, she would perform in those annual plays--she didn’t know that one day she would have the opportunity to study acting in California, study abroad in Germany, a…

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When eighth graders Remi Ladia, Advaith Gajulpally, Anish Paspuleti, and Saranya Gadwala entered the eCybermission competition, they were not expecting to win the competition at the eighth grade level and receive a five thousand dollar grant to make their prototype into a reality, but that’s…

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Don't jump to conclusions the next time you hear a nasty cough while standing in line at the supermarket. A hacking cough or a series of sneezes doesn't necessarily mean someone is sick. 

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Between July 29 and August 1, Pinehurst, North Carolina hosted the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. Local youngster Matthew Schreibman won first place in his age division. Schreibman has been learning to play since he was two years old with the guidance of his father, Jeff Schreibman. The …

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Remember the photo of a little girl in her wheelchair outside an Ulta Beauty store staring at an advertisement of a woman also in a wheelchair? Well, it has been a year since she stole our hearts. And guess what…

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As the pandemic left people without jobs, many parents found themselves with an added layer of worry: having to pay off their student’s lunch debt. Gabe Segal, a teacher at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School in Falls Church, decided to help out.

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On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, long time Reston resident, Marguerite Nafey, celebrated her 92nd birthday.  In accordance with safe social distancing rules that has been in place since the Covid-19 pandemic, friends and former colleagues of Marguerite surprised her by forming a birthday caravan …

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In April, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine launched the “Everybody’s the Graduation Speaker” video contest. With many in-person graduations postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus, Kaine encouraged Virginia’s graduating high school seniors to submit a video of an original speech they would like t…

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In April, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine launched the “Everybody’s the Graduation Speaker” video contest. With many in-person graduations postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus, Kaine encouraged Virginia’s graduating high school seniors to submit a video of an original speech they would like t…

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Lake Braddock Secondary School students make senior banners to boost morale for those who won’t be able to walk across the stage. Clark T. Levine, a senior at the school, was inspired to help his classmates in every way he could.

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A community in Arlington County came together to donate over 5,000 diapers to Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) Pediatrics, a medical center that serves patients living in low-income households. The donation was impactful for the clinic and even more impactful for the families.

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Like many of her classmates, James Madison High School senior Abby Diamond has had to adjust to a new reality – one that doesn’t include a prom or a high school graduation. But this didn’t tear the 18-year-old down: Diamond has now sold almost 100 signs that spread a message of unity for sen…

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The COVID-19 pandemic is having a historic economic impact on local businesses and some of them are finding creative ways to keep people employed.

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With millions of Americans across the country getting furloughed, some organizations and employees are making it their responsibility to help out. At the end of March, Dulles International Airport TSA employees established a food pantry to support employees who had gotten their hours cut or …

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On March 30, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order until June 10, directing Virginians to stay in their homes except for getting medical care, to go to work, to exercise or get fresh air outside, and for picking up food.