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McLean: Preparing to Prosper in 2017

Q&A: Supervisor John Foust looks into year ahead.

Q & A with Supervisor John Foust: What are you looking forward to in 2017? Do you have any personal New Year's resolutions for yourself, or major milestones you anticipate reaching?

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McLean: Comstock Sworn-In To The 115th Congress

Politics

“We live in exciting times for our region, where the innovation economy is constantly evolving and growing. I look forward to working in the new Congress with my colleagues to forge pro-growth policies that will boost the innovation economy even further." – Barbara Comstock

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Making McLean Homes Tour, MarketPlace a Success

Community Support

The members of the Woman’s Club of McLean thank those who made their 50th Holiday Homes Tour and MarketPlace a success this year.

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‘Hungry Hearts Tour’ Comes To McLean

American Shakespeare Center to present three pays at Alden Theater.

ASC’s “Hungry Hearts Tour” will be coming to the Alden for weekend of three different plays; Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” The Bard’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Romeo and Juliet.” These plays “speak to everyone; the messages never get old as we focus on the language and its beauty,” said ASC tour manager Thomas Coppola.

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McLean: Flagging Operation on Old Dominion Drive

Road work

A flagging operation will take place on Old Dominion Drive (Route 738) between Balls Hill Road and Van Ness Court Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Wednesday, Jan. 11 in order to replace several pipes and reshape a ditch, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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McLean & Great Falls Real Estate

2016: Best Year in Decade for McLean, Great Falls Market

Sellers in McLean and Great Falls experienced the “best of times” market conditions in 2016.

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McLean: Man Killed in Crash on Lewinsville Road

Car Crash

Chad Cheatham, 33 of McLean, died in a single-car collision on Thursday, Dec. 29.

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McLean to Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy

McLean Community Center Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Chuck D.

On Sunday Jan. 15 the McLean Community Center will celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by observing his birthday, a Federal and Commonwealth of Virginia public holiday.

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Ad Hoc Commission Recommendations: 88 Percent Implemented

Public Safety Committee hears from Recruitment, Diversity and Vetting subcommittee chair.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is well on its way to implementing all recommendations from the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission. At the Dec. 13 meeting of the board’s Public Safety Committee, they announced 88 percent of the commission recommendations have been implemented or are soon to be so.

McLean Home Sales: November, 2016

In November, 2016, 97 homes sold between $2,530,000-$130,000 in the McLean and Falls Church area.

McLean Home Sales: November, 2016

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Quarterback Promotes ‘Phones Down. Touchdown.’ Initiative

Redskins’ quarterback urges region to put phones down while behind the wheel.

“If I get sacked in a game, I can get back up and move onto the next play — for the most part,” he said. “But when you text and drive, you might not get back up.”

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McLean WinterFest Parade Celebrates Eighth Run

Holiday

More than 60 groups marched down the mile-long parade route for the WinterFest Parade in McLean on Sunday, Dec. 4. “It’s been around for a long time,” says Maureen Scholz a seven-year member of the parade’s steering committee.

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McLean: Langley Crew Athletes Committed to Row in College

Both athletes signed their Letters of Intent in a ceremony at Langley High School on Nov. 10. Pierce was in the 2015 Virginia State Champion J8+, placing 10th at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America's National Championship Regatta.

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McLean: Addiction Is Not 'Somewhere Else'

Former NBA player talks to McLean about countywide drug problem.

Herren believes parents “hover over [their] kids academically, apply pressure athletically and drop the ball socially and emotionally.” He urged parents to play an active role in making sure their kids don’t need substances on a Friday night.

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The Container Store Launches Annual Holiday Hugs Program

Holiday gift drive for children in the hospital during the holiday

The Container Store continues its annual, nationwide signature giving program, Holiday Hugs. In each of their Washington, DC-area stores, they are partnering with Children’s National Health System to collect and deliver new, unwrapped gifts to their young patients who are spending the holidays away from home. Customers can participate in the Holiday Hugs program by dropping off new, unwrapped books, small toys and games, toiletries, gift cards and kid-friendly stocking stuffers in collection bins at the Washington, DC, Arlington, Reston, Tysons Corner and Rockville locations between now and Dec. 18.

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