Stories for December 2017

Stories for December 2017


Saturday, December 23

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Honoring Mount Vernon Businesses During ‘Boots, Bells & Bling’

Awards for business excellence.

Thursday, December 21

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100-Year-Old’s Perspective

Lee Wilson Palmer recalls Mount Vernon’s early years.

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Holiday Door Decorating Contest Winners

Holiday Door Decorating Contest Winners

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Wreaths Across America

Volunteers turn out to honor veterans.

Wreaths Across America

Pastor, Wife Convicted of Fraud

Pastor and wife convicted

Wednesday, December 20

Recount Concludes, Reaffirming Hugo Election Victory

With the Virginia House of Delegates at 51-49 Republicans over Democrats, recounts are closely watched

New Appointments to Fairfax County Planning Commission

Four new members named; one vacancy remains in Sully.

Holiday Gift Guide

Entertaining and Educational Gifts to Stimulate Intellect and Curiosity.

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Finding Peace and Joy

Relieving stress and finding meaning in the holiday season.

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Parking Comes in Various Forms for Holiday Shoppers

Focusing on convenience and security.

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A Year in Review: 2017 — a Strong Year for Lee District, County

Lee District

Tuesday, December 19

Editorial: Merry Christmas

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Friday, December 15

Letter to the Editor: Mismanagement Of Woodlawn

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, December 14

Commentary: Congress Needs To Fund CHIP

Commentary: Prioritizing Route 1

Prioritizing Route 1

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Finding Local Treasures in Mount Vernon

Holiday shopping

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Trees vs. Power Lines

Competing for the same space.

Tree trimming

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Happy Hour Toy Drive

Hollin Meadows shows how to care and share.

Toy drive

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Thonen Awards for Beautification

Streetscape improvements praised.

Mary Thonen Award

Wednesday, December 13

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Alexandria Entertainment Calendar through December

Entertainment in Alexandria through December

Tuesday, December 12

Editorial: Save Healthcare for Children Right Now

If U.S. Senate fails to act soon, 69,000 children and pregnant women in Virginia, more than 8 million nationally, will lose health coverage.

Monday, December 11

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Long-Anticipated Home Remodel

Proves perfect for holiday entertaining.

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A Kitchen for the Ages

McLean couple gets modern, spacious kitchen.

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Creating a Free-Flowing Kitchen

Remodel yields brighter space.

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Federal Tax Reform, Bad for Fairfax?

Supervisors split on effects of eliminating state and local tax deductions.

Thursday, December 7

Commentary: Economy’s Reliance on Metro

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Transforming Woodlawn

Major changes: Current and proposed.

Woodlawn transformation

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Let There Be Light in Del Ray

Del Ray tree lighting kicks off holiday season.

Del Ray tree lighting.

Wednesday, December 6

Editorial: Give Locally in Fairfax County

Holidays are for giving; many choices to help.

Commentary: Don’t Sponsor Alcohol Parties for Minors

Tuesday, December 5

Monday, December 4