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Look Back, Look Ahead: Fairfax County News to Know

The death of a beloved high school coach and the theft of a large coin collection from an elderly couple topped the news this week.

Here’s a look at some of the top Patch stories of the past week from across southern Fairfax County and a look at what’s coming up:

Robinson’s ‘Coach G’ Remembered

Robinson Secondary School softball and football this week. Gorodnick died last weekend after battling cancer.

Crime: Rare Coins Stolen

Police are asking for help in locating someone who may have . After attending an antique coin show in Charlottesville on Saturday, April 14, the couple returned home to the Annandale area only to have their entire collection stolen right out of the car in their own driveway, police said Tuesday.

Public Schools Budget

The Fairfax County Public Schools Board met Thursday evening for a work session related to the budget. A major topic of consideration this year is . Earlier in the week, dozens of residents appeared before the board in a . The main topics of conversation included salary adjustments for teachers and benefits for parent liaisons. A vote on the budget will be taken May 24.

Kaine, Allen Continue Campaigning

Tim Kaine and George Allen continued to criss-cross Fairfax County this week. in Sterling, and Allen held several campaign events, including .

Bike to Work Day

The weather couldn’t have been any more cooperative Friday, with sunshine and cool temperatures for the hundreds of local residents who participated in Friday. There were pit stops across Fairfax County, including and .

Coming This Week

Monday morning, look for our story about the Fairfax County Hoarding Task Force and the work they do. The story will be on Huntington-Belle Haven Patch and elsewhere. Most interesting fact: The homes of people with a hoarding compulsion may look immaculate on the outside.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is meeting on Tuesday, and the History Commission will report.

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