Stories for September 2018

Stories for September 2018


Saturday, September 29

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ACCT Presents ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’

Charles Morey’s adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' novel features betrayal, obsession, and redemption.

Thursday, September 27

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Conflict over Bike Trails

Getting around Huntley Meadows Park is an obstacle to some bicyclists.

Bike trails axed from county plan in Mount Vernon area.

Wednesday, September 26

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Giving Back to the Neighborhood

The block party had music, munchies and lederhosen.

DRP Block Party rocks.

‘Fall for the Book’ Festival Returns

Book festival connecting readers with national and local authors.

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Climate Forum Highlights Sharp Differences

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions hosts public forum featuring Kaine and Stewart.

A Bucket List for Fall

Activities that will add spice to the season.

Tuesday, September 25

Commentary: Expand Criminal Fine Reform

Almost one million Virginians have had their licenses suspended due to unpaid court fines and other charges.

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‘E-Day’ on the Horizon in Fairfax County

County readies for Nov. 6 elections.

Monday, September 24

ASO: Symphony Opens 75th Anniversary Season

Friday, September 21

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Organ Transplant in Alexandria

Calvary will dedicate relocated pipe organ on Sept. 23.

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Women’s 60 Meter Dash at NVSO

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Let the Games Begin in Springfield

St. James mega-sports complex opens.

Thursday, September 20

Walk To Prevent Suicide

11th Annual Fairfax Out of the Darkness Walk

Tuesday, September 18

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Editorial: Election Day in Fairfax County, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

On Election Day, polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 6.

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Bowling at Senior Olympics

Commentary: Recommendations for Safer Schools

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Notes from The Producer: ‘We Are Still Here’ in Alexandria

Monday, September 17

Appetite: Off the Menu in Alexandria

News and notes from the restaurant scene.

Piercing Noise

Volume of residents’ complaints rising.

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Suicide by Officer Prompts Chief To Combat ‘Silent Epidemic’

“Consequences of the Badge” relates firsthand battles to let everyone, including public safety officers, know that it’s okay to seek help.

Navigating the Tween Years

Child development experts offer suggestions for a difficult period of development.

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Turning Point Suffragist Memorial To Be Built at Occoquan Regional Park

$2 million project to be dedicated on Aug. 26, 2020.

Foundation to Honor Ellen and Jim Dyke

Raise the Region Gala will support critical needs in Northern Virginia.

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A Visit to ‘August: Osage County’ in Alexandria

LTA presents drama about dysfunctional family in rural Oklahoma.

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Swimming Anyone?

Geneva and Jim Parks compete in first NVSO.

Friday, September 14

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Belle Haven Hotel Fire Goes to Two Alarms

Damages are approximately $65,000.

Communicating about Death Before Last Rites are Needed

Wednesday, September 12

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Design Upgrades for Fall

Minor elements can make a major impact as seasons change.

Tuesday, September 11

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Using Generators? Be Safe

With Florence headed this way, take time to check generators.

Opinion: Clinical Trials are Lifeline for Women with Gynecologic Cancers

Commentary: GOP Tax Scheme Hurts Homeowners

Opinion: Endangered Species Act Threatened

The administration launches an attempt to roll back rules set forth by the Act.

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Commentary: We Are Your Crisis Center

Monday, September 10

Commentary: Non-Partisan Redistricting Needed

Commentary: Labor Day 2018

Virginia Has a Long Way to Go

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Honoring Neighborhood Health

State resolution cites organization’s 20 years of service.

Sunday, September 9

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Supporting Veterans

Saturday, September 8

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Business Arises from Son’s Pain

Mount Vernon entrepreneur makes desserts a piece of cake for those with allergies.

Wednesday, September 5

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Ensuring Affordable Produce in Fairfax County

Farmers Markets receive $50,000 grant.

Aiming for Long-Term Fitness

Study shows physical declines can be detected as early as age 50.

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New Look at Parking for 55-and-up Communities in Fairfax County

Seniors need their cars.

Tuesday, September 4

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Commentary: Do Something

Join #CallTextLive Campaign.

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West Potomac Wolverines Prepare for Road Opener

West Potomac opens season with victory over Briar Woods.

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Commentary: Back-to-School Reflections

Commentary: An Antidote to Income Inequality

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In Memoriam: Virginia Williams

Saturday, September 1

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Bad Hair Day Charms Area Audiences

The group focuses on oldies, British Invasion hits and classic rock.

FCEDA President/CEO Gerald Gordon to Retire

Gordon will take university post in South Carolina, depart at end of 2018.

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Fairfax County Schools Provide New Resource for Parents, Students

FCPS Office of the Family and Student Ombudsman up and running.