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Restaurant of the Week: Dishes of India

Dishes of India provides delicious Indian food for lunch or dinner.

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Pandemic Pollution: More Trash

Plastic bottles, bags, stirrers, straws, six-pack rings, yoghurt cups, lighters and dental flossers; aluminum cans; cigarette butts; Styrofoam pieces; bottle caps; carryout food packaging; balloons; fishing line; bait cans.

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Opinion: Commentary: 5th Annual Tour de Mount Vernon – Socially Distanced and Great Fun!

Support and engage in your community!

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Opinion: Commentary: A Few Questions About the Sale of River Farm

To the Board of Directors, The American Horticulture Society, shared with the Mount Vernon Gazette

Opinion: Commentary: Vote No on Constitutional Amendment

When talking about the Constitution: when in doubt, leave it out!

I have been fighting for nonpartisan redistricting reform for years, and many of my colleagues had redistricting reform as a centerpiece of their election campaigns.

Celebrating National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month

This month celebrates the cultural achievements and vast contributions the Latinx community has made to society for centuries.

Opinion: Commentary: We Need to Work Together to Avoid a Housing Crisis

On Sept. 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a sweeping federal eviction moratorium for tenants who are unable to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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An Election about Elections

Voters to determine how redistricting works next year.

When Republicans were in charge of drawing political boundaries for the General Assembly and Congress, Democrats supported an amendment to the Virginia Constitution creating a new mapmaking commission. The idea was to take the power of political gerrymandering out of the hands of the majority and hand it over to a group that wouldn’t be quite so focused on screwing the opposition. But then Democrats seized control of the General Assembly, and most House Democrats flip flopped on the issue.

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Prosecutor Delivers Blow in Fairfax County

Commonwealth’s Attorney says 84 additional positions are needed; 137 if the office is to prosecute traffic cases too.

The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is in crisis, with an “unsettling lack of resources,” said Steve Descano, who was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2019.

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Mobilizing for the Biden-Harris Ticket

Virginia's former Governor, House of Delegate Speaker and Senate Majority Leader at Fairfax County Government Center.

The second and third day of early voting at Fairfax County Government Center brought enthusiastic voters exercising their rights to vote and more.

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Getting in Shape at 60, 70 and 80

Starting where you are and staying consistent among suggestions from healthy and fit seniors.

Whether starting a fitness program after the age of 70 or restarting one after raising children and midlife career building, local seniors share inspiring stories of how achieving and maintaining fitness, health and wellness allows them to lead fulfilling, happy and active lives.

Opinion: Column: “Canceritis”

There are two generic types of cancer: the cancer that you have, and the cancer that has you.

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Restaurant of the Week: Glory Days

Outside, Inside, Catering and To-Go, It’s Local

Glory Days Grill is a sports themed family-friendly American grill and bar that combines an award-winning menu of freshly prepared appetizers, entrées and sandwiches with entertainment that appeals to all ages.

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Opening Date for New Army Museum Still At Large

With the pandemic still impacting the area, museum crowds need to be avoided.

At 5 p.m. every weekday evening, officials retire the flag at the National Museum of the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir.

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Good Deeds in Difficult Times

On August 22, while on my morning dog walk along Paul Spring Creek, I came upon a group of enthusiastic scouts from Trail Life Group VA-1115 splashing about as they removed several hundred pounds of trash from Paul Spring Creek in Hollin Hills.

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