Stories for August 2018

Stories for August 2018


Friday, August 31

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Alexandria’s MetroStage Presents ‘The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek’

Athol Fugard’s take on apartheid in the 1980s and its impact on South Africa.

Wednesday, August 29

Stop The Bleed

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Welcome to the Mount Vernon District

Time to Visit Local Museums

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Celebrating Fifth Anniversary in Mount Vernon

Couple manages River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar.

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Arriving for First Day of School at Waynewood

Construction and humidity are no match for the first day excitement.

First day at Waynewood Elementary School in Mount Vernon

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Transformative Changes for Richmond Highway Corridor

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Springfield’s Bridge Walk is One of a Kind

Community event sports pageantry, patriotism.

Springfield’s Bridge Walk is One of a Kind

Tuesday, August 28

Viewpoints: What is your favorite part of living in Mount Vernon?

Teen Sex Trafficking Hits Close to Home

How vulnerable teens are targeted.

Opinion: Commentary: America Needs Unions

Thursday, August 23

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Shop with The Sheriff Adventure

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office partners with children living in area family shelters for back-to-school shopping.

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Run, Throw or Dive and Use Your Brain in NVSO

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics returns Sept. 15.

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Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement in Fairfax County

Office of the Independent Police Auditor, Civilian Review Panel now reviewing cases.

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Voting in Fairfax County

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Community Embraces DRP Pizzeria in Belle Haven

Second DRP in Alexandria offers Northern Italian cuisine specialties.

DRP Pizzeria

Wednesday, August 22

Commentary: Celebrating Women’s Equality

Monday, August 20

Commentary: Improving Fire Marshal Inspections

Commentary: Heartbreaking to Heart Warming

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In Memoriam: Remembering Gene Ives

Artist, pilot, quilter, and mother.

Sunday, August 19

Thursday, August 16

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Restoration of Dyke Marsh Begins

1,500-foot breakwater being constructed.

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Save the Elephants from Mount Vernon

Pachyderm activism and Elephant Cupcakes

World Elephant Day

Wednesday, August 15

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Lunches That Make the Grade

Ideas for packing healthy foods that children won’t want to trade.

Nonprofits Initiate 5k Home Run for the Homeless

Combined effort to raise funds.

$182 Million Sought for Public Safety in Fairfax County

Voters to decide bond referendum to fund improvements to fire stations, criminal justice academy, and courthouse.

Opinion: Editorial: Freedom of the Press, Friend of Democracy

Under attack, abroad and now at home.

Tuesday, August 14

Monday, August 13

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Commentary: Gains from the Global Economy

Friday, August 10

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Balancing Environment and Economics in Mount Vernon

Townhouse project seeks plan amendment for eight-acre site on Richmond Highway.

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House Fire Displaces Two

Thursday, August 9

Commentary: Back to School Safety Tips

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Youth-led Protest at NRA Draws Hundreds

Expertise plus traction equals movement for change.

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Saving Elephants Connects Locally

Elephant awareness is the message at wine store in Belle View.

Save the Elephants event

Wednesday, August 8

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Preparing for New School Year

Home organizing saves space and time.

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Legalizing Short-Term Rentals in Fairfax County

New regulations will permit homeowners to rent out homes up to 60 days a year.

From Seattle to Virginia by Bike

Mount Vernon Trail was part of this cyclist’s journey.

Mount Vernon Trail was part of this cyclist’s journey from Seattle.

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Enjoying National Night Out in Mount Vernon

Annual event brings police, neighbors together.

National Night Out in Hollin Hall

Tuesday, August 7

Opinion: Editorial: An Open Letter to Readers and More

Buy an ad in our annual Newcomers and Community Guide, please.

Monday, August 6

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra: 75 Years and Counting

Saturday, August 4

Friday, August 3

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What Can Be Done for Affordable Housing?

Local forum highlights opportunities and challenges.

Opinion: Commentary: Academic Feast in the Commonwealth

Opinion: Commentary: Setting an Example for Continuum-of-Care

Wednesday, August 1

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Required Vaccinations for School

Local clinics offer free immunizations.

Fewer Lanes and More Slowdowns on George Washington Memorial Parkway

New traffic pattern for bridge construction until fall

Police Briefs