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Jingle on Lake Anne in Reston

About 44 paddlers accompany Santa on his barge in Jingle Paddle event.

Santa at Lake Anna

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Giving Homeless a Warm Place to Sleep in Fairfax County

FACETS partners with 50 local faith communities in hypothermia program.

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Future Quest Designed for Students with Disabilities

Event will feature 40-plus workshops and exhibits.

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Washington West Film Fest in Reston

Actor Robert Duvall, Clive Davis arrive on the red carpet.

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Boo and Brews Festival at Lake Anne

Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest, Music, and Beer Gardens at all the Restaurants.

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Infant/Toddler Appreciation Luncheon

34th Annual Infant Toddler Family Day Care Provider Appreciation Celebration honors childcare workers.

Reston Celebrates Founder's Day

53rd Anniversary of Reston's founding by Robert E. Simon Jr.

Reston Celebrates Founder's Day

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Over 50 and Playing Basketball

Women's NOVA Fifty and Over Basketball League enjoy friendships and travel.

If you're over 50 and a woman, you're never too old to play basketball.

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Freezin' for a Reason in Reston

Virginia Polar Dip attracts 200 participants; raises $80,000 for Camp Sunshine.

With water temperature at 38 degrees, more than 200 participants took the plunge in the 10th Annual Freezin' for a Reason (Virginia Polar Dip) on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Lake Anne Plaza's waterfront in Reston.

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"Broadway Night" at South Lakes High

More than 200 students in South Lakes Pyramid perform 20 Broadway shows.

More than 200 students from South Lakes High Pyramid schools performed in "Broadway Night" last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, 2017, at the school.

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The Nutcracker Ballet in Herndon

The Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon presents its condensed Children's Series Nutcracker.

The Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon presented its Children's Series Nutcracker, a condensed version of the popular holiday classic. The ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman's story, "The Nutcracker and the House King." Next weekend, the Classical Ballet Theatre will perform Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the NVCC Annandale Campus, located at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

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Herndon Turkey Trot Race a Success

Some 858 runners participate in pre-Thanksgiving tradition at Herndon Community Center.

The first-place male winner was James Luehrs, 23, of Reston, who finished with a time of 16:16. He is Herndon High School's cross country and distance track coach. Some 858 runners participated in The Turkey Trot 5K Race sponsored by the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Herndon Community Center. The race wound around the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's in Reston

1,000 walkers raise $177,061 in one- and two-mile walk around Reston Town Center.

More than 1,000 walkers took part in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Northern Virginia at Reston Town Center on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

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Reston Multicultural Festival Draws Thousands

People turn out to celebrate their diversity at Lake Anne Plaza.

Thousands of people celebrated their diversity at the annual Reston Multicultural Festival held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston.

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Reston Multicultural Festival Draws Thousands

People turn out to celebrate their diversity at Lake Anne Plaza.

Thousands of people celebrated their diversity at the annual Reston Multicultural Festival held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston.

2016 Lord and Lady Fairfax Honorees Selected

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. named the 2016 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

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Real Food for Kids' Culinary Challenge

11 teams of middle and high school students compete in school food competition.

Eleven teams of middle and high school students competed in the fourth annual Real Food for Kids' Culinary Challenge on Saturday, March 12 at Robinson Secondary School.

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Reston: Virginia Polar Dip at Lake Anne

Event draws 204 jumpers and raises $95,000 for Camp Sunshine charity.

With air temperatures at 48 degrees, and water temperature at 36 degrees, some 204 jumpers took part in the ninth annual Virginia Polar Dip on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, raising $95,000 for the Camp Sunshine charity.

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Reston: Lake Anne Jazz Festival a Hit with the Crowd

The first-ever Lake Anne Jazz Week was held the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5 at Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront) in Reston.

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Diverse Camps Offer Summer Fun

Northern Virginia has scores of local camps for summer learning and fun.  

Scores of local camps in Northern Virginia that offer many opportunities for summer fun and learning. Here is a sampling of diverse camps that range from art to theater to field trips to swimming, tennis and music. There's even a camp for aspiring musicians who want to form a band.

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Creative Aging Festival Coming in May

Includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.

A Creative Aging Festival will take place throughout the month of May at 100-plus local venues in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria. The month-long festival includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.

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Yes, Cats Can Be Trained Too

Reston cat trainer Lisa-Maria Padilla gives techniques to train feline friends to do tricks.

Lisa-Maria Padilla, 53, of Reston was recently in Del Mar, Calif., close to San Diego, for the largest cat show in the West coast, called the San Diego Cat Fancier's Show, which featured more than 400 cats. She took her cat named Racy Mooner, a blue Abyssinian ("Abys") who has a Facebook page, there to do cat tricks and introduce people to training techniques.

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Hand & Stone Opens in Reston

Affordable spa offers facials, massage, waxings with five-star service.

A new Hand & Stone Spa opened in the South Lakes Village Shopping Center in Reston off South Lakes Drive on Sunday, Feb. 1. Owned by Darielle Danver, 25, and her father Eric Danver, 52, of Medford, N.J., the franchise spa decorated in warm earth tones and ambient lighting in nine rooms specializes in facials, hot stone massages, skin peels, waxing, eyebrows, hand therapy, and hot towel foot treatments with scrubs and lotions, and more.

Cappies Awarded for High School Theater

The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center. Nine Cappies went to West Potomac High School for “Spamalot,” including the coveted Best Musical award. The Best Play award went to Langley High School for “The Children’s Hour.” The Cappies’ show season extended from October 2013 to May 2014, and Cappies shows were attended, on average, by 45 student critics. This year’s event included 58 public and private high schools from Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Montgomery and Prince William counties, the cities of Falls Church, Alexandria and Manassas, and Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by Judy Bowns, Janie Strauss and Ed Monk.

Senior Volunteers Stay Active

Fifty percent of Mount Vernon RECenter’s volunteers are senior citizens.

The Mount Vernon RECenter is known for its ice skating rink, massive indoor swimming pool and fitness center with spa and sauna. It has 46 volunteers who help greet guests, clean up the fitness room, landscape the grounds and assist people with adapted swimming and ice-skating. Exactly half of them are retired senior citizens over 50 who want to stay active while giving back to the community.

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Agility Cats Perform at National Cat Show

Reston woman’s Abyssinian cats are famous for athletic prowess.

Cat trainer and breeder Lisa-Maria Padilla, 52, of Reston, appeared with her blue Abyssinian cats at the National Capital Cat Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly over the weekend, Sept. 7-8.