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The 85th annual Academy Awards air Sunday on ABC 7 WJLA — and you can tune in to Patch to chat live about the Oscars and the red carpet. (Don't worry: There's still time to catch Oscar-nominated movies at a theater near you).
Join us at 7 p.m. Sunday to discuss the 85th annual Academy Awards in a Patch live chat with Cinema Siren.
All Fairfax County Public Schools will close early on Wednesday for Thanksgiving break.
News, Halloween, Love It
Looking for a family-friendly pumpkin patch? We've got some great festivals and patches to consider.
Is it curtains for the caped crusader?
Watching the Oscars? Join us in some local commentary on the fashion, the films and more.
Police & Fire
The campus returns to normal following Thursday's deadly events.
Government, Schools, Local Connections
Dale says he announced his retirement on Sept. 22 so FCPS, those running for school board and the community can plan a smooth transition to new leadership.
Fairfax County's Office of Emergency Management has resources residents need to be prepared for emergencies
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