Stories for October 2018

Stories for October 2018


Wednesday, October 31

Opinion: Editorial: Most Important Election in Fairfax County, So Far?

Make a plan to to vote with friends and family.

Area Roundups

Opinion: Commentary: Valuing Community College

Tuesday, October 30

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West Potomac Field Hockey Wins Gunston District Title

Wolverines win first district championship since 1995.

Monday, October 29

Friday, October 26

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Mount Vernon Communities Raise $100,000 for LLS

Michael Erlandson, 10, in Light the Night Walk; is now cancer-free.

Thursday, October 25

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Bike Connectivity Part of Discussion at FABB Meeting

County supervisors highlight bike efforts in Mount Vernon and Lee Districts.

Biking plans for area examined

Tuesday, October 23

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Herring Calls for Criminal Justice Reform at Summit

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement gather.

Opinion: Commentary: Voting as a Responsibility

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Hollin Hall Village Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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Inspiration Reigns for ArtSpire Dancers at CureFest

Honoring a girl with childhood cancer.

Friday, October 19

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‘Radium Girls’ Speak Out

Drama depicts poisoned female factory workers.

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LTA Embraces ‘Dracula'

A classic tale of gothic horror in time for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 16

Commentary: Cyber Security for Seniors

Fugitive Caught

Opinion: Editorial: Yes, America, Religious Freedom Began in Fairfax County

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Alexandria's MetroStage Presents ‘Rooms: a Rock Romance’

A rock and roll love story and the quest for stardom in the 1970s.

Monday, October 15

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Carving Made Easy

A lesson in creating a front porch-worthy Halloween pumpkin.

ARTSFAIRFAX to Present Arts Awards

Event recognizes extraordinary contributions of artists and arts organization and those who support the arts.

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Wolf Trap Park Camp Out

Fifth and sixth graders learn camping skills and experience the great outdoors.

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Fairfax County Police Reform: More to Be Done

Five years after an officer shot and killed John Geer in Springfield, Implementation Group offers look at successful reforms, and recommends action in other areas.

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Final Development Phase Gets Underway at Former Prison in Lorton

Commuting distance and uniqueness attract residents

Phase II of development

Tuesday, October 9

Opinion: Editorial: Check Voter Registration in Fairfax County

Confirm your voter registration before Oct. 15; vote early if you qualify.

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Holiday-Ready Kitchen

Minor changes deliver big impact in time for holiday gatherings.

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Children, Cancer, and Art

Art therapy helps pediatric oncology patients — and their parents.

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Fairfax County Urges Public to ‘Make the Call’

“Stop domestic violence and sexual assault for your friend, your neighbor, yourself.”

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Communities Urged to ‘Step Up 4 Kids’

Domestic Violence Community annual meeting focuses on kids and making a difference where you are.

Commentary: Progress on Natural Landscaping

Commentary: Responding to Domestic Violence

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Following Her Calling in Alexandria

Local pastor finds welcoming community.

Wednesday, October 3

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A Reflection of Fairfax County's 50+ Community Action Plan

Provided by Donna Lopez, Assistant Director at the Herndon Senior Center, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services

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Run, Dixon, Run

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Traveling in the Golden Years

Getting in shape before a trip can help prevent travel-related injuries.

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Life After Retirement

Staying engaged, connected and active

Senate Election is Blast from the Past

Kaine and Stewart both played key roles in 2016; now they’re at the top of the ballot this year.

Elections rarely get do-overs. Winners make victory speeches, and losers slink away to become consultants. But this year’s election for U.S. Senate features two key players in the 2016 presidential election that upended American politics.

Tuesday, October 2

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Editorial: Demand Increasing, But Not Resources

Suicide prevention efforts need more funds, volunteers.

Commentary: Serving as a ‘Medical Home’

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The Eyes Have It in Arlington

Young artist exhibits “Kiss the Dream and Smile.”

Monday, October 1

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Commentary: Saving People, Places and Property

The Time is Now.

Commentary: Upgrade to REAL ID