Stories for March 2018

Stories for March 2018


Saturday, March 31

ASO: Hersh To Conduct Season Finale

Friday, March 30

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Bike Trail in Mount Vernon Eyed for Improvements

Links and bridge planned for segments southeast of plantation.

Thursday, March 29

Screened-in Porch, Salute, and Unanimous Curtain Call in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Planning Commissioner Earl Flanagan given impromptu recognition for service.

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New Vision for Richmond Highway

Revitalization plan emphasizes history, livability, environment and diversity with 18,000 new residential units and 8 million square feet of nonresidential.

Tuesday, March 27

Commentary: ‘Channeling Outrage into Activism’

Commentary: Truth about Sports Scholarships

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K9 Teams Hold Workshop, Training

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Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout April 28

Service is free, anonymous and no questions asked.

Saturday, March 24

Commentary: Budget Plans Spotlight Priorities

Screened-in Porch, Salute, and Unanimous Curtain Call in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Planning Commissioner Earl Flanagan given impromptu recognition for service.

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Two NOVA Students Receive Local Nursing Scholarships

Honored during the Harriet H. Fatzinger Nursing Memorial Scholarship Luncheon.

Appetite: On the Menu

News bites from local restaurant scene.

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Pipeline Playwrights Holds Play Reading in Alexandria

“It’s My Party!,” about Women’s Suffragists’ fight, at MetroStage.

Tuesday, March 20

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Manners in the Tech Age

Etiquette classes aim to teach lost art of manners.

Monday, March 19

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Intersection of Business and Education in Mount Vernon

Chamber also hosts three principals at Belle Haven Country Club.

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Making a Difference in Mount Vernon

Teens at Stony Brook Apartments praised in Smarter Growth presentation.

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West Ford Shares History in Mount Vernon

Tales from the past at Gum Springs.

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How To Prevent Gun Violence

Advocates meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

Commentary: Successes in the State Legislature

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Mount Vernon Crew Team Seeks Support Following Damaging Storm

Commentary: State Legislature Adjourns without a Budget

Sunday, March 18

Friday, March 16

Mount Vernon Home Sales: February, 2018

In February, 2018, 101 homes sold between $1,540,000-$111,000 in the Mount Vernon area.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: February, 2018

Wednesday, March 14

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2018 Fairfax County Student Peace Awards

Students from 23 Fairfax County schools recognized for promoting peace and conflict resolution.

Tuesday, March 13

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How ‘Open Floor Plan’ Can Enhance Classic Home

North Arlington residence open to public 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24.

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Advocates Praise Fairfax County Sheriff’s End to ICE Contract

Sheriff will no longer hold detainees for extra time.

Monday, March 12

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Highlighting Features that Improve Functionality

Designer must-haves for building a dream kitchen.

The Conversation Begins in Fairfax County: Budgeting Words

Board prioritizes compensation for teachers and county employees.

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‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

Commission for Women celebrates 2018 honorees at Women’s History Month reception.

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Fairfax County Public Safety Heroes Honored

40th annual event held March 9 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

Commentary: Underground Utilities Get Attention in Virginia

Commentary: Budget Battle in Virginia

Friday, March 9

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Aldersgate Church Community Theater Prepares ‘Death by Design’

A 1930s mix of comedy and murder in the style of Noël Coward and Agatha Christie.

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Sewer Pipe to be Replaced at Little Hunting Creek

Some 789 feet of pipe has developed a sag that is causing blockages and needs to be replaced.

Tuesday, March 6

Full Conversation Requires Money on the Table in Fairfax County

Board intends to keep options open by advertising tax increase.

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Budget Brinkmanship in Virginia

Lawmakers poised to leave town without passing budget.

Budget showdowns are rare in Virginia, but not unprecedented. Back in 2004, Gov. Mark Warner clashed with Republicans over a sales tax increase. Then in 2014, Gov. Terry McAuliffe engaged in brinkmanship over expanding Medicaid. Now lawmakers are poised to end the session once again without passing a budget.

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Extracurriculars: Secret Sauce of Success in Fairfax County

Superintendent’s budget eliminates barrier of $50 activity fee.

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Discussing School Shootings and Other Violence with Children

Open dialogue is key to quelling fear, say mental health professionals.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: No Guns in the Classroom

Gun safety is an American value.

Monday, March 5

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The Magic of British Comedienne Joyce Grenfell in Alexandria

Catherine Flye performs in “George…Don’t Do That!” at MetroStage.

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Bishop Ireton Presents ‘The Addams Family Musical’

With a cast of 27 students, the show is loosely based on the original cartoons.

Commentary: Legislatively Adjusting to ‘Small Cells’

Commentary: Budget Gulf in Virginia

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Lunch and Fashion Show with the DAR in Mount Vernon

Nelly Custis Chapter celebrates 90th anniversary at Mount Vernon Country Club.

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Quander Descendant Talks History in Mount Vernon

Rohulamin Quander, Esq., speaks to students at Quander Road School in Mount Vernon.

Saturday, March 3

Thursday, March 1