Mercia Hobson

Freelance Reporter

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Tysons Ten Years Into Comprehensive Plan

Supervisors discuss what’s on track and challenges.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, the McLean Citizens Association hosted a forum on Tysons – Ten Years After the New Comprehensive Plan.

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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Through Changes in TJ Admissions

Newest proposed merit lottery admissions policy fuels concern.

Top-level discussions concerning proposals by Fairfax County Public Schools leaders and School Board members to increase the population of underrepresented students of color at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) have flown fast and furious the last four weeks.

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Doesn’t Need to be the ‘Biggest Destination’ in Great Falls

Pumpkin patch and blooming mums await at Krop’s Crops

Krop's Crops in Great Falls is knee-deep into October Fall Festivities and preparing to host the Outdoor Vintage Market on Saturday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activist and Herndon Leader Lester (Les) Zidel Dies

Lester (Les) Zidel, 74, of Herndon died on Oct. 9, 2020.

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Improving the Lives of Children in Herndon

Local charity shares love of the ride.

The Green Lizard Foundation, the charitable arm of Green Lizard Cycling in the Town of Herndon, gave away bicycles to disadvantaged children Thursday evening, Oct. 1.

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Fairfax County Public Schools Staff Uncomfortable With In-Person School Plan

Fairfax County Federation of Teachers releases survey results.

Staff at Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are overwhelmingly uncomfortable with returning for in-person instruction, given the incomplete information about the implementation that has been currently shared, according to a report released by the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers (FCFT) on Oct. 6 during a press conference.

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Life Hangs in the Box Checked in Fairfax County

HR for County Schools tells staff to make a decision.

Tia Williams is an instructional assistant with diabetes and severe asthma at Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Great Falls Resident Appointed to Library Board of Trustees

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted their approval and appointed Sujatha Hampton, Ph.D., as the Dranesville Representative on the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees.

Racism’s Impact: Great Falls Neighbors Recount Experiences

Great Falls Citizens Association held a virtual town hall during which five neighbors of color provided short vignettes of their lives, sharing their personal experiences and commentaries on racism.

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McLean Activist and County Leader Dies

Lilla Richards served as County Supervisor, 1988-91.

Long-term McLean resident and two-term Dranesville District Supervisor (1988-91) Lilla McCutchen Richards, 81, died on Sept. 22 of congestive heart failure at The Jefferson, a retirement community in Arlington.

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