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Historical Society Presents Donation to Celebrate Great Falls, Tibbetts Award to Mike Kearney

On Tuesday, June 8, the Great Falls Historical Society presented Celebrate Great Falls Foundation with a donation of $23,000 to support continued efforts to promote the rich history of the Great Falls area within the community.

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That Thing We Do in Great Falls: Hauling the Trash

Can you guess the oldest community tradition in Great Falls?

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The Good American is Also a Neighbor

Great Falls resident featured in new book

The Good American: The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, a new book by well-known author Robert Kaplan, reads like a thriller.

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‘Maxine’s Garden’ Photography Exhibit by Dee Leggett at the TD Bank, Great Falls

“Maxine’s Garden” is a photography exhibit honoring Maxine Turner, 98-year-old gardener in Great Falls, portraying a wide variety of beautiful flowers in her garden.

Great Falls Rotary Announces Music Winners

Rotary District 7610, which serves the top half of Virginia, made a daring decision during this year of the pandemic: it decided to start a music contest for high school students.

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Ten-Year-Old Advocates for Sidewalks Along Georgetown Pike

Creates and releases an online community petition

Ponteha Aryavand, 10, of Great Falls introduced an online community petition in mid-April for a continuous yet undetermined length of sidewalk along Georgetown Pike in Great Falls.

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Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Hosts Spring Tea

New scholarship established in Holly Ann Kuga’s memory

The Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Scholarship Fund held its Spring Tea 2021 fundraiser on Sunday, April 25.

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Conley’s Wish: To Help Horses and Riders at LiftMeUp! in Great Falls

Teenager Conley Rohall donates ‘Make a Wish’ to horses and riders at LiftMeUp!

Conley Rohall, 16, who suffers from multiple medical conditions and disabilities, decided to donate her wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to LiftMeUp!, a therapeutic riding and horsemanship program in Great Falls.

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Great Falls Girl Scout Honored

Penelope "Penny" Walke, a 14-year-old Freshman at Langley High, received the Girl Scouts of the USA Lifesaving Medal of Honor for her role in saving her father's life in June 2021.

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Express Services Open at Fairfax County Libraries

Patrons back to browsing the stacks

The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) reopened for interior Express services Monday, March 22.

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Sharing Irish Heritage with Great Falls Community

Great Falls resident launches St. Patrick’s Day celebration

St. Patrick’s Day 2021 would be a special holiday for Great Falls resident Niamh DiOrio.

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Drive-in-person Special Election Held in Great Falls

Citizens Association members endorse two special questions.

Members of the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA), voting in the special drive-in-person election of the Executive Board and Officers held March 6, 2021, unanimously re-elected eight candidates and one new candidate.

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Great Falls Citizens Association Opposes Flag Restrictions

Long-time Great Falls resident and Great Falls Citizens Association Board member Ruth Carver says she finds it "highly offensive" that Fairfax County advertisement of the Zoning Ordinance Modernization (zMOD) program is equating the American flag to a commercial banner.

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Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Wins Eight Awards

The Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control wastewater treatment plant was recently recognized for their “Tertiary Filters Rehabilitation Project,” and “Rehabilitation of Three Equalization Basin and Ancillary Facilities,” by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in its annual Mid-Atlantic Region awards.

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Controversial Solutions at Play for Springvale Road Bridge in Great Falls

Great Falls Citizens Association invites VDOT to Feb. 25 Town Hall.

Policies passed down to state levels encouraging single-lane deteriorating bridges to be replaced with two-lane bridges because of purported safety concerns are once again at the forefront for discussion between the Great Falls Citizens Association, community members, Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville District), and the Virginia Department of Transportation.