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More Staff Cuts Possible in Fairfax

If the requested budget isn’t approved, over 900 staff positions could be closed, 200 more than previous estimates. The school is asking for a 5.7% […]

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Quinn’s Goldsmith

OCCOQUAN, VA – March 19, 2014 – Mr. Terence Quinn, owner and president of Quinn’s Goldsmith, received a multinational custom design award at the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Jeff Roberts, IJO president and CEO, presented Mr. Quinn with the prestigious award at the awards banquet. The competition was open to […]

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Local People

Nathan Latka, finance major, social networking entrepreneur

24-Year-Old Loudoun Native Making Big Wave

Nathan Latka started off like any other college student. But as he saw the difficulty of getting a job after college, this Loudoun County High School graduate decided that he needed a different approach. And so, Heyo was born. Heyo helps companies improve their Facebook pages. Nathan is the CEO and within six months he […]


Clinton Simmons: State Coach of the Year

After an impressive season with Christ Chapel, Coach Clinton Simmons was named VISAA Division III Coach of the Year. One of his players, Stephen Brown was named player of the year, and two of the other boys were named to the all-state second team. Coach Simmons lead an 24-9 season losing in the state final […]

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The history of your favorite Easter treats

Marshmallow Peeps- Just Born, Inc.  This fun marshmallow treat has become an iconic part of Easter. In 1953, Just Born, Inc. purchased the Rodda Candy Company. The Rodda Candy Company had recently introduced a line of marshmallow chicks and bunnies that were made by when employees hand-squeezed the marshmallow mixture out of pastry bags. The […]

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Calorie smart eating involves a bit more than simply counting calories and choosing the right ones. You’ll need to “Shuttle” your calories in order to keep your body from getting too hungry and slowing down. Your metabolism needs to be stoked and it’s easy to do! In one of my previous blog posts (The Secret […]


Spring is Here, And So is The Garden Market

The Spring Garden Market is finally here. The American Horticultural Society is sponsoring it and it will be held at River Farm. Dozens of vendors will sell plants, seeds, tools, books and art. All garden themed. This event draws in Master Gardeners from all over, and many will be there to help with the market. […]

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Fairlington 5K to Raise Awareness of Leukodystrophy

The Fairlington 5K Run & Walk is a family friendly event to raise money and awareness for Ellie McGinn, Abingdon Elementary School’s Physical Education Program, and Abingdon’s Literacy Program. Ellie McGinn has Leukodystrophy (LBSL) which is a rare degenerative brain and spinal cord disease. Her body doesn’t produce myelin. Myelin is vital for the brain […]


NVWBCA Sponsors Suburban Classic Sunday in Vienna

The Classic is now a decade old. Oakton played host at the Suberban Classic Sunday. 20 senior girls play from the Northern Region in Virginia. The all-star game was a rounding sucess for the Association. The NVWBCA announced the scholarship winners: Chanel Shannon, Kayla Hix, Bailey Dufrene and Amy Berglund. The scholarship goes towards their […]

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Local Politics


Warren County Considers Town Merger

Consolidation is being considered between Front Royal and Warren County. Supervisor Daniel Murray Jr. suggested the idea to Town Council last Thursday. The idea came up as the Town Council discussed the process of adjusting boundaries. It would be a way to move forward and to stop “spinning a lot of wheels,” said Murray. The […]

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‘Living Alaska’ airs this Sunday

HGTV has picked up 12 half-hour episodes of the new series, Living Alaska. Produced by Orion Entertainment of Colorado, the series will be part travel show, part home show. The series will showcase all the wild wonders that Alaska has to offer and will follow realtors as they introduce their home buyers to Alaska Alaska […]

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Stock Market Drops

Investors begin this week worried after a huge drop last week in the stock exchanges. The Nasdaq ended on Friday below 4000 for the first time in several months. Thursday was a particularly bad day, with the Nasdaq dropping 129.79, the worst single day drop since August 18, 2011. The Dow Jones dropped 266.96 points […]

Detroit is the Largest City Filing for Bankruptcy

While Detroit is by far the largest city filing for bankruptcy, it is by no mean the only one. Across the country cities are falling beneath the weight of the growing mountain of debt. Detroit filed for bankruptcy when the debt reached an astounding 3.5 billion dollars and this trend is being seen in other […]

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