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Week in Review: Holiday Stroll, Advanced Academics Restructuring

A look back at top stories Nov. 26 to Dec. 1

Busy week? Catch up on Vienna Patch's top headlines Nov. 26 to Dec. 1.

Police/Government

Police Log: Man Wields Knife During Parking Lot Confrontation

Gas Tax, Higher Tolls Could Fund State Transportation: Virginia's gas tax is a flat rate tax, but leaders are beginning to explore other options.

Report: Wages in Virginia Fell in 2011: Commonwealth Institute says median household income in 2011 down 4.2 percent from 2007.

Bolling Drops Out of 2013 Race for Governor Virginia's lieutenant governor made the announcement Wednesday morning.

Facing hundreds of millions in deficits in Fiscal Year 2014, Fairfax County leaders try to plan around federal sequestration, unpredictable revenue.

Officials hopeful bicycle master plan will make roads safer for Fairfax County cyclists.

CSB Moving Toward Financial Stability Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board making changes to program after budget woes.

Fairfax Supervisors Approve Home Day Care Changes Providers must attend more training hours, get TB screenings and comply with fire safety codes.

Fairfax County Police Log: Nov. 15-20 A summary of the latest Vienna incidents, arrests reported

Schools

Parents: 'Stop and Think' Before Restructuring Advanced Academics: In final Fairfax County Public Schools outreach meeting about proposed AAP changes, parents tell officials the process seemed too rushed.

Four Madison Rowers Sign Letters of Intent Four girls make school history, signing to collegiate athletic rowing programs

Parents to Weigh In on Advanced Academic Shifts Fairfax County Public School community meetings come after school board members, parents say plan seemed a "done deal."

Community/Arts

Welcome Our Newest Blogger: Unified Prevention Coalition: Fairfax County nonprofit will discuss issues with teen violence, drinking and substance abuse.

Report: Vienna Second-Most Expensive Home Market in State Arlington County led Virginia in Coldwell Banker’s report on home prices in the nation.

 

Experience Speaking: A Video Record of Life-Long Voting: Older generation speaks about their own political history.

Ch-Ch-Changes for Vienna Patch: Editor Nicole Trifone leaves, former editor Erica R. Hendry returns (for now)

SCOV Raises More Than $23K in Annual Fundraiser Swing band boosts fundraising for Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna

Monty's Christmas Wish Monty is a sweet, social bully pup who has been waiting patiently to find his family, and hopes to be home for Christmas.

This One Really Takes the Cake There’s a reason no one has ever been called the Little Debbie with the Mostest

Photos: Vienna Holiday Stroll 2012 Santa came to Vienna Monday night

 

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