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Deb Cobb

Deb Cobb is a freelance photographer specializing in editorial photography, capturing ephemeral moments and telling stories with images. Her favorite subjects to photograph are usually the subjects currently in front of her lens. With an advanced degree in International Relations and a career as a Defense Analyst, photography was a private passion until the 2010 Snomwageddon storms brought her work to the attention of the editors at the Connection. Since then her work has been regularly featured in print and on the website. She can be reached at

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Hollywood Comes to Fairfax

How to use Hollywood-style portrait techniques to photograph adoptable animals.

Animals at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter were given the celebrity treatment on Feb. 23 when a team from the non-profit Shelter Art Foundation taught shelter staff and volunteers how to use Hollywood-style portrait techniques to photograph their adoptable animals.

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Lost Sheep, Looking for Bo Peep?

Fairfax County teachers are used to shepherding their students though many challenges during the school year, so perhaps it wasn’t too much of a stretch for Lees Corner fourth grade teacher Katie Talbot to come to the aid of some lost sheep in her Virginia Run neighborhood on April 13.

Breaking a Sweat for Homeless Pets

<On Sunday, April 14, the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, a nonprofit that assists the animal shelter, in conjunction with Metro Run & Walk and Olde Towne Pet Resort, held a race at Burke Lake Park to raise funds for the shelter. Over 200 people, many with their dogs, participated in the event and several dogs available for adoption also participat

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Obama, Clinton, Kaine Fire Up Virginia Crowd

Campaign rally in Bristow, Va. attracts 24,000 supporters.

President Obama, President Clinton, and Senate hopeful Tim Kaine gather supporters at a Virginia rally.

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Fitness Center Members Receive Lifesaving Award

On June 18, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Ed Brinkley presented Life Saving certificates to Mary Butler, Damian Hawkins, Nick Taktak, Sandy Weaver, Minh Huynh and Chuck Wright for their efforts to help save the life of fellow Fairfax County employee Gary Oswald on Feb. 24.

Displaying Strength and Flexibility

Twenty competitors — 14 amateurs and six professional pole dancers — participated in the Ms. Virginia Pole Dance Fitness Competition held Saturday, April 28 at the Hilton Crystal City.

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Area Welcomes Discovery

A famed pace Shuttle finds home in Chantilly.

The Washington area kept its eyes to the sky on Tuesday morning April 17, for a special over-flight by the Space Shuttle Discovery docked to its 747 carrier aircraft. The Discovery is moving to its new home at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly. The Discovery has flown 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, and was the longest-serving orbiter in NASA’s shuttle program.

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Healthiest School

Marine Corps Marathon honors Lynbrook Elementary.

On Thursday Feb. 8, the students of Lynbrook Elementary School received the Marine Corps Marathon Healthy School Award for most participants in the event for the eleventh consecutive year. In what has become a popular school tradition, 300 students participated in the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run on Oct. 29, 2011, an event that was marked with the worst weather in recent memory.

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‘King and I’ at Key Middle

After three months of preparation, the Key Middle School Theater presented ‘The King and I’ on Jan. 26, 27 and 28.

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Dragon Dance at West Springfield

On Sunday, Jan. 22, the parents, students and educators of Wei Hwa Chinese School celebrated their opening at West Springfield High School.

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