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ANDREW KOTYK, a senior at McLean High School, received his Eagle Scout award at a court of honor on Saturday, April 12 at the Scout House. He is shown with his parents, Myron and Debbie Kotyk. Andrew earned 39 merit badges during his Boy Scout career and took part in a canoeing expedition in the Adirondacks. He will attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall. (Photo: Courtesy Richard Lobb)

Community News and Notes

THE OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING of Vantage Fitness in the brand new Read Building at 404 W. Broad St. in Falls Church occurred with many friends from the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce on hand. Shown were cutting the ribbon are Garrett Rambler (left at the ribbon) flanked by Vice Mayor […]

Local Commentary

Jim Moran

Mental illness among our nation’s veterans is a serious problem. Stemming from the strain of violent hostilities in Iraq, the prevalence of veterans with a service-connected disability has grown alarmingly high. As of 2006, 454,598 veterans had a service-connected disability due to a mental illness, and 20 percent of soldiers […]