Stories for April 2022

Stories for April 2022


Wednesday, April 27

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Mount Vernon Student Got a Lesson in Politics

Senate page program pays off for eighth grader.

Senate page

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United Community Honors Reverend Dr. Keary Kincannon

Hyland Humanitarian Award is the top award and goes to those who make positive impacts.

Reverend Kincannon Awarded

Thursday, April 21

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Everyone’s Feeling the Cold Temps in April in Springfield

Those in the plant industry are taking steps to protect the crop.

Cold April

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Mural Project Spreads Positive Vibes in Mount Vernon

One of several planned for the Richmond Highway corridor.


Wednesday, April 20

Earth Day: We Can Do Our Part

Earth Day

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Mount Vernon Trail Turns 50

Trail volunteers and a bald eagle were recognized at the birthday celebration.

MV Trail Turns 50

FCPS to Consider Trust Policy

CASA members and allies speak out at rally and public hearing.

FCPS policy

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No Stopping School Board Naming New Division Superintendent

Student protests, petition and NAACP objections fail to derail the endgame.

School superintendent

Fairfax School Board’s Frustration Shows

Does the process diminish new superintendent’s appointment?

School Board

Fairfax County Budget Hearings

Comments favor funding for low-income and affordable housing, police and first responders pay increases, parks, and more.


Gala for Children’s Inn at NIH

NIH Gala

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Video Games: How Much Is Too Much?

Establishing and enforcing screen time limits

Video game time

Thursday, April 14

River Farm Hosts Alexandria's Spring Garden Market

American Horticultural Society event heralds growing season

River Farm

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Fixing Intersection Is First Step in the Penn Daw Area of Mount Vernon

Revitalization, BRT and upscale apartments are part of the picture.


Economic Outlook for Mount Vernon Emerges from Covid Dip

Job market stronger, housing is still pricey; graphs dip for the pandemic.

Chamber mtg.

Wednesday, April 13

A Basic Foundation


Tuesday, April 12

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Creating an Elegant and ADHD-friendly Home

Designers share tips for combining style and effective organization.


Purple for Military Kids Day

April 20

Purple day

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Coalition for TJ Files Emergency Request to Vacate the 4th Circuit Stay

Case alleges anti-Asian American discriminatory admissions process

Emergency request

Thursday, April 7

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Governor Signs Bills to Protect Research Dogs and Cats

Area Democrats Boysko and Kory work across aisle for bill passage.

Dogs and Cats

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Trees or Bikes in Mount Vernon?

Along Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, trees get the short end of the stick.

Clearing for trail

Wednesday, April 6

Visit Alexandria: Where to Eat Outside?

Outside eating

Poetry Month in Fairfax County


Friends of the Library in Fairfax County

Friends of the Library

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Blast from the Past: Time Capsules

These historical preservation tidbits are popping up everywhere.

Time Capsules

Tuesday, April 5

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Embrace Your Voice 2022: Poetry Share

Poetry share

Column: The Devilish Details of Tax Cutting


Read and Feed in Fairfax County

Library food drive

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44th Annual Fairfax County Valor Awards

Valor is more than bravery or courage. It goes beyond what is expected.

Valor awards

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Virginia Room is Fairfax Library System’s Research Lab

Many family historical mysteries are uncovered here.

Virginia Room