Stories for November 2021

Stories for November 2021


Tuesday, November 30

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Timeless and Enduring

“The Nutcracker” returns to Center for the Arts: live and with new glories.


Column: Budget Surplus in a Time of Need


Children's & Teens' Connection 2021

Deadline extended, please send all submissions via email by Friday, Dec. 10, but earlier is better.

Children's & Teens' Connection 2021

Wednesday, November 24

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Project Give Back Donates 400 Thanksgiving Boxes

Thanksgiving donations

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Mount Vernon Area’s Big Trees


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A Tale of Two Claras in the Nutcracker

Juggling the roles makes for a whirlwind weekend at Metropolitan Arts School.

Nutcracker at Metropolitan

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Street Racers Strike in Kingstowne

Tire marks remain long after the motorists fled.

Street Racers

Monday, November 22

Fairfax County Residents Are Employed Yet Struggle with the Cost of Living

Cost of living

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Next Steps for Confederate Names Task Force

Residents react to proposal to change names of Lee and Lee-Jackson Memorial highways

Name change task force

History Revisited

Local African-Americans in their 80s and 90s say Rittenhouse verdict shows that Jim Crow is still alive and well.

History revisited

Where to Give for Local impact

Give locally

Children's & Teens' Connection 2021

Please send all submissions via email by Friday, Dec. 3. This edition publishes Dec 15.

Children's Edition

Seven Tips for Holiday Mental Health

Holiday Health

Thursday, November 18

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After Thanksgiving Day Treat

Better Said Than Done presents ‘Thanksgiving: Stories of Gratitude, Grace, and Gravy’

Thanksgiving play

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South County Water Now Treated by UV Lights

UV physical disinfection system is good for the environment.

UV Lights

35 years fighting family violence in Mount Vernon

Family violence

Cleaning Up Microplastics Before They Get Into Waterways

Cleaning Up Microplastics Before They Get Into Waterways

Cleaning Up

Wednesday, November 17

Column: Redistricting Process Should Involve the Public in Mount Vernon

Redistricting process

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Army Museum Marks One Year with Veterans Day Events

Army museum anniversary

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Fairfax County’s History Shapes Us Today

Fairfax History

Column: Reform Not Revenge

It appears that in the House of Delegates the Republicans will have a 53 to 47 majority.


Children's & Teens' Connection 2021

Please send all submissions via email by Friday, Dec. 3. This edition publishes Dec 15.

Children's Connection

Thursday, November 11

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Olympian Miller to speak Nov. 17 in Alexandria

Sportsman’s Club to host champion rower.

Olympic rower

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Tacos Top the Menus in Mount Vernon

This Mexican favorite started off with “street tacos,” and it’s still a favorite.

Street tacos

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Upgrades at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Mount Vernon

Playground in Gum Springs gets upgrades that may be used on more county parks.

Gum Springs Park Updated

Tuesday, November 9

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Creating a Holiday-Ready Kitchen

Local designers offer tips for a quick spruce-up.


Column: Redistricting Moves to the Supreme Court of Virginia


Column: The People Have Spoken


Opinion: Schools Lost on Nov. 2

Opinion on schools

Thursday, November 4

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Republican Sweep

Democrats lose statewide for the first time since 2009.

Virginia has a long tradition of offering a counterpoint to presidential elections starting after the election of Democrat Jimmy Carter for president in 1976.

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Reduced Metrorail Service through Nov. 15

Riders on the Blue and Yellow Line will feel the pinch

Metro cutbacks

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Parkway Plan Kicked Off in Early October in Mount Vernon

A road diet is based on a 2019 safety study by the National Park Service.

Parkway plan

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Leave the Leaves in Mount Vernon

Leaves in the fall

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Flooding Inundates Parts of Mount Vernon

Flooding in Mount Vernon

Tuesday, November 2

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NVTA Looks at Post-Pandemic Transportation

Survey results tabulated as part of ‘TransAction,’ plan, with biking and walking in the forefront.


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The Grim Reality of the High Maternal Death Rate among Black Women

Racism and access to medical care are among the causes.

Medical care

Needed: Tasers and De-escalation in Fairfax County

Needed: Tasers and De-escalation