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Extraordinary Commitment Honored

2019 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards presented.

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Commission honored recipients of the 2019 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards.

Rotary of Great Falls Named Top Achiever

Rotary District 7610 recently named the Rotary of Great Falls as one of its top achievers for 2019-2020.

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Izumi Sushi of Great Falls Reflects on Economic, Cultural Challenges of 2020

The restaurant, which serves Japanese and Chinese cuisine, is cautiously resuming its services.

Victoria Li, a senior at Langley High School, has grown up along with Izumi Sushi in Great Falls.

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Wedding: Stephanie Gaibler and Nicolas Sutton

Stephanie Gaibler of Great Falls, Virginia married Nicolas Sutton on Sept. 5, 2020 at the RiverBend Country Club in Great Falls.

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Great Falls Resident Runs in Virtual Boston Marathon

Luis Narvaez, 46, completed the race in 3 hours and 51 minutes.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, Great Falls resident Luis Narvaez ran in his first-ever Boston Marathon, which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Route 7 BLM Protests Continue Tuesdays

A group of around ten protestors has stood in silent protest along Leesburg Pike every week since June.

On Aug. 25, for the twelfth Tuesday in a row, a handful of protestors stood in silence next to Leesburg Pike.

Fairfax County Fire Chief Honored

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) Fire Chief John Butler has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) President’s Awards of Recognition.

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‘At What Price and At What Cost’ in Great Falls

Plan C comes to light for Marmota Farm.

Development plans are in the works for Marmota Farm in Great Falls.

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A Summer Like No Other at Riverbend Park

While Riverbend’s visitor center remains closed, the park’s visitation levels are up, and it has resumed services including boat rentals, boating tours, and virtual online programming.

Neil Stern has been coming to Riverbend Park for decades to meditate, enjoy nature, or work under the park’s canopy of trees.

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Youth-owned Business Thrives in Great Falls

Product innovation and service expansion underpin growth.

Only thirteen years old, Joey Newton of Great Falls is already an entrepreneur and a savvy one.

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Starting A New Chapter: Great Falls Library Staff Reflect One Month Into Reopening

Library has ‘gotten creative’ in ways to engage the community, offering portable craft kits, online programming, and a new book recommendation service for young readers.

Ebook readership up, print circulation down, online Live Chat services up 200 percent: in an era of social distancing, the Great Falls Library is adapting to countywide trends in reader involvement as it welcomes patrons back into the library.

Fairfax County Park Authority to Honor Six Volunteers

The Fairfax County Park Authority will honor six individuals and groups with 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Special Recognition Awards at a virtual volunteer celebration in November.

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Masked with Love

Great Falls resident and extended family donate N95 masks to hospital.

David Chien of Great Falls and his extended family who reside in Hong Kong donated 100 N95 masks to Reston Hospital Center.

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Great Falls Teen Releases Debut Album

Elizabeth Rothenberger, 16, is releasing her debut EP starting with the single ‘Ricochet.’

Like most teenagers, Elizabeth Rothenberger of Great Falls enjoys listening to music.

Five Fairfax County Graduates Named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Winners

Five Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) graduates from the class of 2020 have been named winners of college-sponsored scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).