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by Karen Goff November 16, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 Comment

Van Gough Bridge

Ex-Fairfax Officer Wants Trial Moved —  The former Fairfax County police officer charged with murder in the 2013 shooting of John B. Geer wants his trial moved out of Fairfax, Adam D. Torres is scheduled for trial next month in the slaying of Geer, 46, an unarmed man in a domestic standoff in Springfield when Torres allegedly shot him. [Washington Post]

Reston’s Bird As Art — Reston artist Dana Scheurer has created limited edition prints of Reston’s official bird. Proceeds from sales benefit Friends of Reston. [Friends of Reston]

Virginia Essentially Ends Veterans Homelessness — Virginia has been certified by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as the first state in the nation to functionally end veteran homelessness.  Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia has housed 1,432 homeless veterans since October 2014. McAuliffe, as part of the national Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, pledged inJune 2014 and to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

by Karen Goff November 10, 2015 at 9:00 am 3 Comments

Lake Audubon

Beer For Vets — Virginia Veterans (VAVETS) is hosting a Veterans Day fundraiser Wednesday 5 to 9 p.m. at Reston’s World of Beer (1888 Explorer St. at Reston Town Center). Proceeds benefit VAVETS, which helps support health, wellness and employment of veterans.

Parks For Vets — The National Park Service is offering free admission to all national parks on Veterans Day, Wednesday Nov. 11. Area parks include Great Falls National Park, Manassas National Battlefield and Shenandoah National Park, among many others. [National Park Service]

Playoffs For South Lakes Football — The South Lakes Seahawks defeated Fairfax 46-7 on Friday to finish the regular season 8-2. The Seahawks will host Oakton (5-5) Friday at 7:30 in the first round of the Virginia 6A North Region Playoffs.

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