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McLean Couple Honored for Leadership in Adoption

Alexandria-based nonprofit recognizes a lifetime of service to children, birth parents, and adoptive families

The National Council for Adoption (NCFA) in Alexandria, a leading voice among national adoption and child welfare organizations, announced Dr. Wayne Winston Sharp, Ph.D. of McLean and his wife Linda Whitbeck Sharp the recipients of NCFA's The Ruby Lee Piester Adoption Award.

McLean Community Center Executive Director Announces His Retirement

McLean Community Center (MCC) Executive Director George Sachs is announcing his retirement effective Friday, May 7, 2021.

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Two Million Lights in a Dark Winter

An Insider’s View on the Bull Run Festival of Lights; open through Jan. 10, and maybe more

The Bull Run Festival of Lights is the largest light show in the Washington Metropolitan area, and this winter it is more popular than ever before.

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McLean Teacher Authors Memoirs-in-Essays

Allison B. Kelly: Seeking the perfect day and finding joy in the imperfect

Allison B. Kelly, ESOL Teacher at Haycock Elementary School, is the author of the newly released book, “There's Spaghetti on My Ceiling.”

McLean High Student Wins Voice Competition, Advances to Division Finals

Tracy Waagner, a senior at McLean High School, will represent Virginia in the Division Finals of the Music Teachers National Association Southern Division Senior Vocal Competition.

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Veterans Day Observed with Caution in Great Falls

Cancellation of formal celebration could not stop informal ceremony

A dozen or so hardy souls quietly gathered in the drenching rain at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to pay tribute to America's veterans in an unofficial ceremony.

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McLean Filmmaker Presents ‘The Other Side’

A short film inspired by a true story, raising awareness for the Ethiopian orphan crisis

In 2018, 20-year old filmmaker Josh Leong of McLean traveled to Ethiopia on a mission trip with McLean Bible Church.

Local Scouts Honor Distinguished Citizen

Local Scouts Honor Distinguished Citizen

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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.

Area High Schoolers Launch ‘Rockfish Gap’

Original podcast series produced for current social distancing days

Even during these stressful times of COVID-19, the theater adage “the show must go on” remains true.

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Earning Eagle Rank in Pandemic Time

Steven Lourenco of McLean achieves rank of Eagle Scout, heads to VMI.

Scoutmaster Bob Steinrauf of Boy Scout Troop 869, held a COVID-friendly Eagle Court of Honor for Life Scout Steven Lourenco.

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Nothing Stops Music—Even the Coronavirus

Kristina Markarian sits in front of her baby grand piano in her music studio next to her home in McLean.

People: McLean Student to Study Russian on U.S. Department of State Scholarship

Alexander Joel, a rising high school senior at The Potomac School in McLean, was awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) full-merit scholarship to study the Russian language in Moscow, Russia for five weeks.

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Making Life Easier for Adults With Developmental Disabilities

The Narang Foundation donates $10K to Langley Residential Support Services.

"We feel strongly that every person, no matter their challenges, deserves the opportunity to thrive, and have a support system behind them," said RJ Narang of McLean.

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