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Oct. 15-21: Baldaccis Honored at Oakton Library Event

Vale Club hosts annual fair for neighborhood

Best-selling author David Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, were honored at the Fairfax County Library Foundation's fourth annual Library Jubilee for their efforts to promote literacy in the U.S. Oakton Library hosted the event, which raised more than $120,000 for Fairfax County Public Libraries.

Sean Duffy, a Waples Mill Elementary science teacher, will be honored at Leadership Fairfax's annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards.

Vale Club hosted its 74th annual Vale Fall Fair on Saturday, gathering neighbors and friends at the Vale Schoolhouse.

Readers submitted questions for the candidates of the 11th congressional district race, and they answered. Click here for links to the answers from Col. Chris Perkins, Mark Gibson, Chris DeCarlo and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly. 

When the first phase of the Silver Line Metro is up and running, the four new stations in Tysons Corner will become mini urban centers, a panel of developers explained to an auditorium of more than 100 at the Gannett headquarters in McLean on Wednesday morning. That same panel 

The Fairfax County School Board wants to give teachers a 1 percent pay increase next year to boost employees' pay as they shoulder more state-mandated payout into their retirement funds.

Fairfax County School Board members will likely defer the application for a charter school for at-risk students when it votes on the proposal Oct. 25, giving the school's leaders a chance to keep the application alive while it secures more funding and addresses other concerns highlighted by the system's review committee.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday endorsed a plan that would require Tysons developers and landowners to fund billions of dollars worth of transportation improvements to help the area become the county’s new urban center.

An "energy alliance" and more incentives for homeowners are among the recommendations the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday from a group charged with moving the county further toward environmental sustainability.

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SPORTS

The Flint Hill golf team won its second straight Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference title with a dominant win in the final last week. Senior Joey Lane also nabbed his third consecutive individual title.

After a narrow 1-0 victory over Herndon, the Oakton field hockey team advanced to the Concorde District Championship where they fell to Westfield 5-0.

The Oakton High volleyball team opened Concorde District play with two wins, starting with its 3-1 victory over Chantilly for Dig Pink Night on Oct. 10. They also squelched a comeback from Herndon to start district play 2-0. They dropped their third district matchup in a 3-1 loss to Centreville.

The Oakton High football team dropped its second straight contest, losing 28-14 to Westfield on Friday.

Flint Hill's football squad saw its fifth consecutive victory with a convincing 62-21 win over Maret on Saturday.

The Flint Hill girls soccer team notched a victory on its Senior Night, defeating Madeira 6-1 on Thursday.

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