Stories for October 2021

Stories for October 2021


Thursday, October 28

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Mount Vernon Icons Gene and Addy Krizek Remembered

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Last Chance to Vote!

Voting in Mount Vernon

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300+ Join Tour de Mount Vernon

The grand ride kicks off from Woodlawn’s Pope-Leighey house, showing off the sights of Mount Vernon.

Tour de Mount Vernon

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To the Rescue in Alexandria

3,000 coats to help kids in need.

Coat donations

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Virginia at a Crossroads

Voters to determine direction of state government.

Two years ago, Democrats seized control of the General Assembly for the first time in a generation. Now Republicans are hoping this is their moment to "Take Back Virginia," the name of a recent rally in support of the GOP statewide ticket that featured a call-in appearance from former President Donald Trump, who used the opportunity to repeat baseless claims about widespread election fraud.

Wednesday, October 27

Advancing Trust Between Police and Community

Police Civilian Review Panel seeks more authority, set to get an executive director.

Police and Community

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Thank You for Being a Friend

Women find comradery, support and fun though weekly art group.

Women comradery

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Fairfax Approves Collective Bargaining Ordinance

Forty-four years in the waiting.

Collective Bargaining

Thursday, October 21

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Creepy Characters in Lorton

Abandoned, historic buildings and into the night-time woods at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Workhouse Haunt Encore Review

Plea for Refugee Assistance in Alexandria

Donate to help refugees and their families who are still in Afghanistan.

Refugee Assistance

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Fairfax County Passes Plastic Bag Tax

Plastic bag tax

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Fence Removed in Mount Vernon, Opening Opportunities

Residents now have a shorter walk to stores and future county training facility.

Fence taken down

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Much More Than a Highway in Mount Vernon

George Washington Memorial Parkway is a national park.


Wednesday, October 20

Column: Which Way Virginia?


Thursday, October 14

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce

Candidate Forum Scheduled


Real Estate Prices Close the Door for Some, Others Get Creative

Homeowners adding on or taking advantage of county programs to stay put.

Pricey Real Estate

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Chamber Golf Classic Raises Money for Scholarships

Golf Raises Money

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ASC to Host Andre Collins

20th annual Football Night to be held Oct. 20.

Football speaker

ALIVE! Walkathon

ALIVE! Walkathon

Tuesday, October 12

Opinion: Supporting Key Values: Service, Peace, Sacrifice

60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Free Halloween Lyft Rides

Halloween rides

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Local Naturalists Tour Cole Pollution Control Plant

Pollution Plant

Thursday, October 7

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Violence Awareness

CAN the Bird 5K Nov. 25 in Kingstowne

Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

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Making Apple Butter the Old-fashioned Way

Apple Butter

Sherwood Regional Library is Turning 50

Sherwood Regional Library is Turning 50

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Mount Vernon Awards Local as History Teacher of the Year

Sean Miller uses conversation and student creativity to hone his teachings.

Teacher award

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River Farm is Still Part of the Mount Vernon Family

The property is no longer for sale; will reopen to the public.

River Farm off market

Wednesday, October 6

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Lords and Ladies Fairfax 2021

Twenty individuals honored.

Lords and Ladies

Saturday, October 2

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Teen Center Opens, Offering Options for Learning and Recreation

County saves historic structure and land from the development monster.

MVHS Teen Center