By Todd Richissin
Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and Washington. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week.Man 'Slips' On Banana Peel — And Gets Charged with Felony
See how he slipped up trying to sue the Metro system.
See the latest on the trial date for German expatriate Albrecht Muth, charged with the murder of his wife, Viola Drath.
Authorities identify victim.
Tiffany Markarian esthetician and partner at Thibiant Beverly Hills, a new boutique-style spa in Fairfax, tells us what services customers can expect.Why Was This Man Dancing in His Underwear in the Streets of Herndon?
He was never so happy to lose a bet—read the story to find out why.Homelessness at George Mason University: 'It Does Exist'
Yes, it’s true - there are homeless students at GMU, and one senior fought for nearly two years to get the university to support a program to get them fed. Read the story to find out how.
That person with a full beard who wants to adjust your spine isn’t a delusional mountain man who thinks he’s a doctor ...
See what the judge handed down.Help Finalist Win $500,000 Dream Dog Park for Community
Just take a look at these design plans.50 Years Later, Irish Cadets Return to Kennedy's Gravesite at Arlington Cemetery
On Nov. 25, 1963, retired Lt. Col. John Dunne was one of 26 Irish Army cadets that formed the honor guard at President John F. Kennedy's funeral. Read about the return.Bandits Rob North Arlington Bank; 82-Year-Old Woman Injured
Just how low can someone go? Read what these robbers did.Chamber Lights McLean Holiday Tree
Damp and frigid — but oh, so bright.
There are hundreds of opportunities here to do the right thing. See how.