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Editorial: Independent Police Auditor Marks History

Kudos to Board of Supervisors for unanimous approval of independent police auditor; now on to the Civilian Review Panel.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to create the position and office of independent police auditor on Tuesday, Sept. 20, creating the first civilian, independent oversight of law enforcement in Fairfax County. The unanimous vote demonstrated the board’s commitment to the ongoing process that began early in 2015 when Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova established the 32-member Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission.

Great Falls: St. Francis Country Fair Returns Oct. 1

The St. Francis Country Fair has been an annual tradition for over 30 years in the Great Falls community, celebrated on the first Saturday of October.

Great Falls Artists Exhibit at Reston Church

Great Falls artists Layla Gray and Gail Péan celebrated the oil paintings of their students, children and adults, Saturday Sept. 24. Friends, church members and family gathered for the art reception to view and discuss their oil paintings. The month long exhibit includes a detailed "Duomo" painting by Cassie Dallas painted over one year. “2 Teachers and 8 Students” is on view until Oct. 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Church n Reston - 1625 Wiehle Avenue, Reston - http://www.uureston.org

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Great Falls Park Offers Fall Attractions

Foliage, kayaking, hiking -- and much more.

As Phil Kirk held the climbing rope tight, fellow climber Mary Pat McMillan searched for crevices with her hand and feet to inch her way along the rock face off the path at Great Falls National Park. The park has a variety of attractions, and in the fall, the foliage, higher water levels and cooler temperatures keep this popular park busy year round.

Great Falls: White House Ornaments on Sale

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors have announced that the White House Ornaments are available for sale to benefit Artemis House, Fairfax County shelter for women and children.