Stories for November 2017

Stories for November 2017


Thursday, November 30

‘Tangled in the Tinsel’ by Port City Playhouse in Falls Church

17 short sketches capture the “fun side’’ of Christmas.

Commentary: Preparing Bills for New Session in Virginia

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Obituary: Fr. Gerard Creedon Dies

Longtime area priest formerly served at Blessed Sacrament and Good Shepherd.

Wednesday, November 29

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LTA Presents 'A Christmas Carol'

Ebenezer Scrooge travels with ghostly guides through Christmas past, present, and future.

Christmas Carol

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Honoring Valor and Service

Chamber recognizes Mount Vernon police, fire.

Mount Vernon Police and Fire Honored

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Alexandria Entertainment Calendar through December 10

Alexandria Entertainment Calendar through Dec. 10

Tuesday, November 28

Commentary: Honoring Patients’ Wishes

Editorial: Careful What To Wish For

Could changes in General Assembly mean some legislative requests from Northern Virginia might not be dead on arrival?

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Giving Homeless a Warm Place to Sleep in Fairfax County

FACETS partners with 50 local faith communities in hypothermia program.

Monday, November 27

Chanukah: Add a Little Light

Friday, November 24

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Focused on Improving Health of the Community

Neighborhood Health celebrates 20 years.

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Lorton's Stempson House Finds Curator

House with historic ties to be matched with resident who will exchange rent for restoration.

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‘Celebrating Centenarians’

Sharing their wit and wisdom.

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Beloved in Mount Vernon

Riverside Elementary School Honors Dorthy Taylor

Wednesday, November 22

Commentary: Election Day Earthquake Brings Possible Policy Shifts

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Protesting Gun Violence

Universal background checks tops the list for NRA protesters.

Protesting Gun Violence

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Book-signing by Local Author

Tesa Jones

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Through Love Serve One Another

Thanksgiving Food Baskets distributed by Rising Hope Church.

Thanksgiving Food Baskets distributed by Rising Hope Church.

Tuesday, November 21

Editorial: Shop Locally, Give Locally

Every day is for shopping small and shopping locally.

Could Empty Office Buildings Be Transformed?

The equivalent of 308 football fields of office space are vacant in Fairfax County.

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‘A Disaster for Northern Virginia’

Connolly holds roundtable on congressional tax plan.

Monday, November 20

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Trouble Down the Metro Tracks

Regional Metro leadership outlines upcoming crisis.

Thursday, November 16

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Cappies Review: ‘Dogfight’ at West Potomac High

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Expos Spotlight ASTEAM in Mount Vernon

Learning about Aviation, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.

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Lorton's Stempson House Finds Curator

House with historic ties to be matched with resident who will exchange rent for restoration.

Appetite: 4 Restaurants for a Thanksgiving Feast

Appetite: Thanksgiving

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‘Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush’

MetroStage presents British-variety music hall entertainment from the Edwardian era.

Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush

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Commentary: Community Engagement in Mount Vernon

The key to the success of improving the Richmond Highway Corridor.

Richmond Highway Project

Wednesday, November 15

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If a Tree Falls on the Road …

Although drivers and trees avoid each other, a fall could be fatal.

Roadside trees

Tuesday, November 14

Commentary: Help Children Awaiting Adoption

Planning Changes to Fairfax County Planning Commission

Twelve-member commission endures multiple changes through grief, triumphs, retirement and more during 2017.

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SALT Holds Annual Advocacy Conference

Social justice advocates told: ‘Go and do good’

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Trends in Gift Giving

From charitable to sustainable, shopping ideas to please even the pickiest.

Monday, November 13

Manners in the Tech Age

Etiquette classes aim to teach the lost art of manners.

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Future Quest Designed for Students with Disabilities

Event will feature 40-plus workshops and exhibits.

Friday, November 10

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17 Screenings for Alexandria Film Festival’s Feature and Short Films

Annual event returns Friday.

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Meet Bishop Ireton's New Director of Theater Arts

School to stage "Twelve Angry Jurors" from Nov. 16-18.

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Called to be Leaven in the World

Interview with Catholic bishop about Church’s role in Northern Virginia.

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Jughandles and the Superstreet Concept in Mount Vernon

Examining Route 1 widening plans.

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Target: Roadside Litter

Annual event addresses ongoing problem of discarded trash.

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Tour de Mount Vernon

Storck describes annual Mount Vernon bike tour.

Thursday, November 9

Commentary: Let’s Grow Early Voting


Opinion: Letter to Editor: Unacceptable Risk

Letter to Editor

Opinion:Letter to Editor: In Honor of Veterans Day

Veteran's Day Letter

Opinion: Letter to Editor: Dangerous Bike Routes

Letter to Editor Biking

Opinion: Letter to Editor: A Quality Candidate

Letter: Quality Candidates

Wednesday, November 8

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Northern Virginia Leads Blue Wave

Democrats sweep statewide races and come close to taking over House of Delegates.

Democrats swept all three statewide seats this week and picked up so many seats in the House of Delegates that control of the chamber is now in doubt. Voters rejected Republican arguments about sanctuary cities and Confederate memorials, divisive issues that had moderate Republicans trying to win over the most extreme elements of President Donald Trump’s coalition.

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Alexandria Entertainment Calendar Through Dec. 1

Alexandria Entertainment Calendar

Tuesday, November 7

Editorial: Be Part of Children’s Issue 2017

Get creative and send art, poetry and more.

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Helping Keep Homeless Warm this Winter

Hypothermia Prevention Program gearing up for 2017-2018 season.

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Local Designers Help Light Up the Season

Tastemakers create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths and a menorah for charity.

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Updating the Kitchen

New space includes a suite of stainless steel appliances.

Monday, November 6

Editorial: Turn Out To Vote

Race at the top of the ticket likely to be very close; your vote counts.

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Adding an In-law Suite

Home expanded to make room for three generations.

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Renting Out Homes Through the Net in Fairfax County

Proposed zoning rules would allow residents to operate short-term lodging as an accessory use of a home.

Thursday, November 2

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Honoring Puller Family Legacy

Governor McAuliffe breaks ground on Puller Veterans Care Center.

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Walk to Bust Cancer

Cancer fund raising

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Keeping Youngsters Warm

Firefighters distribute coats, books to local charities.

Fire Station Donates

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Mount Vernon Students Praised for Emergency Response

Mount Vernon students react in an emergency

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New Headquarters Unites Departments for Mount Vernon

Police and Fire are out of the Massey Building.

New Public Safety Building

Wednesday, November 1

Commentary: We Cannot Be Silent

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Commentary: Churches Get Ready for Company

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Hayfield 11th Grader Competes for $400,000

Last day to vote: Nov. 2.

Hayfield Student's Video

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Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters Unites Departments

Police and Fire are out of the Massey Building.

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Great Pumpkin Seen in Springfield

Halloween weekend at Nalls Produce in the Springfield area.

Great Pumpkin at Nalls Produce

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Words Not Enough

Advocates demand local change on immigrant interactions.

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Creating Balance During the Holidays

Advanced planning is one of the keys to seasonal harmony.

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Following the Money from High-Interest Lenders to Virginia Lawmakers

Campaign cash helps undermine efforts to create consumer protections.

Recent years have seen increased scrutiny of high-interest lenders, businesses that offer a variety of loans at interest rates that often exceed 300 percent. Now campaign finance disclosures show the industry is spreading its influence across the political spectrum with about $800,000 in political contributions this election cycle according to data from the Virginia Public Access Project.

On the Ballot

A look at statewide candidates and where they get their money.

Voters across Virginia will be headed to the polls Tuesday Nov. 7. Here’s a look at what’s on the ballot.

Nonprofit Dental Clinic Fills a Need

Serving more than 2,500 low-income patients a year.

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Supporting Anti-Slavery Effort

Virginia Tire & Auto donates portion of proceeds from oil changes.

International Justice Mission

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Alexandria Entertainment Calendar through November 20

Alexandria-Mount Vernon Entertainment Calendar