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Old-School column: Penny for your thoughts

Back in the 1950s, a penny bought more than thoughts. It bought CANDY – several pieces, as a matter of fact. And a nickel’s worth filled the bottom of a small brown sack, about an inch deep.

Softball teams begin seasons with victories

For the first time in almost two years, the defending 6D North Region Tournament champion Langley Saxons girls softball team returned to action. The 2020 spring season was canceled because of the pandemic. Langley had last played in the 2019...

New data: Va. is still down 182,000 jobs

Virginia has 182,000 reasons to want to get back to a pre-COVID environment. That’s the number of jobs that the Virginia Employment Commission estimates were missing from the local Old Dominion’s economy in March compared to a year before, the...

Schools & Military, 4/29/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. ** The following local students have been inducted in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:– East...

Fall teams, athletes enjoyed much success

The fall high-school sports season (held in the spring because of the pandemic) overall was one of the most highly successful for teams and athletes from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas of Arlington and Fairfax counties. Winning state team championships...

Drug-takeback effort brings in 2,000+ pounds of medication

Officers from seven of the Fairfax County Police Department’s eight district stations, along with Reston Hospital Center, collected 2,038 pounds’ worth of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications April 24 during the 20th annual National Drug Take Back...

Mason lifelong-learning institute hits 30-year mark

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (known as “OLLI Mason”) has reached its 30th birthday. What began with 100 members and one classroom in 1991 has grown to more than 1,000 members across three campuses (Fairfax, Reston...

Vienna voters have 4 options for 3 Council seats

Vienna voters will take part May 4 in an annual town rite: choosing members of the Town Council. Three seats are up for grabs in this year’s election and it won’t be an unopposed cakewalk, as in some years. Council...

Editorial: Do Va. leaders hate student achievement?

One has to wonder, at this point, if state leaders are purposely trying to push as many parents to abandon public schools as humanly possible. Latest example: The Virginia Department of Education is starting to mull getting rid of “advanced”...

Great Falls golfer wins junior tournament

Great Falls resident Chase Nevins recently won the American Junior Golf Association junior tournament in Holly Springs, N.C. with a 7-under score of 74-66-69–209 on the 12 Oaks course. The final round for the Langley High School sophomore included five...
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Car gets the worst of collision with deer

A motorist was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue, E., on Nov. 27 at 5:55 p.m. when the vehicle struck...
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