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Great Falls: 4th of July Celebration Reimagined

Drive-thru parade underscores the spirit of Great Falls.

The annual 4th of July Parade and Hometown Celebration produced by Celebrate Great Falls Foundation took on a new look in 2020.

Great Falls Teen Inducted Into Honor Society

Aleena Dawer, 16, of Great Falls, has accepted an invitation for a lifetime membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the nation’s leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

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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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Great Falls Student Wins Rotary Essay Contest

Peyton Walcott of Great Falls, a rising freshman at Langley High School, won first place in the Rotary District 7610 Four-Way Test Essay Contest for his essay, “Applying the Rotary Club Four-Way Test in Today’s Polarized World.”

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Area College Students Prepare for an Unusual Fall

As a new round of high school seniors are moving on to college in the fall and continuing students get back to campus, it’s unclear how college campuses will look due to new precautions to ease the spread of COVID-19 and how it could affect college students’ experience.

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Virtual 5K Race for a Good Cause

Langley High sophomore organizes virtual race for CIS NOVA.

As the Coronavirus outbreak has caused everyone to be confined to their homes, many have turned to exercise to keep busy and healthy. Will Navas, of Great Falls, a sophomore at Langley High School, is using it to raise money for children in his community by organizing a virtual 5k race that donates all proceeds to Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia (CIS NOVA).

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‘Facilitating Connections’ in Quarantine in Great Falls

Siblings start charitable initiative during COVID-19 pandemic.

It only took two days of quarantine for Isabel and Nathaniel Mathew of Great Falls to become restless. After Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced on March 23 that all schools would remain online for the rest of the school semester, the Langley High School siblings didn’t know how they were going to spend their newfound free time. That is, until they figured out a way that they could give back to those in the community who have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.

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Helping Community Stay Safe in Great Falls

Brooke Dawn, 15, a Great Falls resident, student at The Madeira School, and Kawasaki Disease survivor, loves to ride her bike and take walks to keep her heart healthy. When she does, she loves to read the different uplifting messages written on brightly colored stones left by others.

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Unexpected Experiences in Unusual Places

Great Falls author publishes her second book.

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Chaz’s Drive-By Parade in Great Falls

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Great Falls Children Share Messages of Hope

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Coalition to Fairfax County: Reduce Number of Inmates

County responds to NOVA Equity Agenda Coalition initiative.

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Town Hall Highlights Local Steps on Coronavirus in Northern Virginia

“Stay home. Wash your hands.”

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Great Falls in Pandemic Time: A Community of Helpers

Groups, business and citizens step up to spread community during COVID-19.

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