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Mount Vernon People


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State of the County Presented Over Breakfast

Leadership Fairfax hosts 25th Annual Board of Supervisors State of the County Breakfast and presents Hanley Award to Bill Bouie for Public Service.

With the number and types of commitments made on their daily schedules, it takes a special occasion to gather the entire roster of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in one place at one time outside the walls of their meeting chambers.

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Mount Vernon: Marking Placement of Final Beam

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital CEO Deborah Addo joined other guests, donors, hospital employees and community members April 19 to sign the final steel beam going into the new Veatch Family Emergency Department.

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Cappies Review: ‘Solid, Time-Tested Piece of Theatre’

Two gamblers, a night club performer with a perpetual cold, and a Christian mission leader longing for the perfect love walk into a … no this isn't the setup for a bad joke. While the plot of Frank Loesser's “Guys and Dolls” may seem a little bizarre at first, the show has remained a treasure of the American theatre since it first opened in 1950. Mount Vernon High School sought to remind us all why this show is so loved, and they were quite successful.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: ‘Dance Around the World’

Fort Hunt Elementary School's annual "Dance Around the World" offered a chance to celebrate and learn about the 65 nations represented by the school’s students. Principal Thomas Fitzpatrick, led the Parade of Nations through the gymnasium and school hall.

Sanderson Honored for 25 Years of Civic Service in the Arts

Douglas J. Sanderson, a principal in the law firm of McCandlish & Lillard, P.C., was honored at the 2016 Fairfax County Federation of Citizens' annual awards banquet with a Citation of Merit recognizing his 25 years of “pro-bono legal service

Mount Vernon Brief: Community Champion Named

Storck honors Fitzsimmons of Alice’s Kids.

District Supervisor Dan Storck (D-Mount Vernon) named Alice’s Kids Executive Director and founder Ron Fitzsimmons his 2016 Community Champion, an honor typically bestowed at the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Fitzsimmons couldn’t attend this year’s awards so Storck recognized him in a ceremony at the Mount Vernon District Government Center on April 4.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Military Appreciation Night

YN2 Raymond Attaway (center) directs the Silent Drill Team of the U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard, while Hayfield varsity lacrosse players look on, at last year’s Military Appreciation Night.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Compassionate

“What would you do with $100?” When asked this question at his Belle View Elementary School, 7-year-old Steve Guch of Alexandria said he would “give all of the money to charity." His father was so impressed by his answer that he gave his son $100 and offered to match the donation. Steve decided to give the money to United Community Ministries (UCM) for families and children in need. Dropping off their donations at UCM on March 4 are (from left) Ian Guch with son Steve, and Herb Lea, UCM director of Business Operations.

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Clearing English Ivy

Thirteen volunteers, including five teenagers, cut English ivy from the large oak trees in McCutcheon Park on March 19.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Glean Easter Sunday

The Glean girls on Easter Sunday: Lydia, 12; Elizabeth, (10; Sarah Jane, 7; and Hannah Marie, 4.

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Mount Vernon: Students Participate in Bank Day

Virginia high school seniors from eight schools across the area spent March 16 at Burke & Herbert Bank as part of Bank Day, a statewide effort sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Education Foundation and the Virginia Bankers Association Leadership Division.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Silver Award Project Benefits UCM

United Community Ministries (UCM) welcomed Girl Scout Cadette Maryclaire O'Brien (above) from Troop 3520 for a recent visit to complete her Girl Scout Silver Award project at the agency’s main Fordson Road location.

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Awards $380,000 in Local Grants

Five of 36 grant awardees speak at “Cocktails & Conversation” event.

When Lorton residents Marcy Mager and husband David Lunter’s daughter Michell Merhige was killed in 2009, they wanted to establish a scholarship in her honor but knew handling the financial logistics would be tricky.

Mount Vernon Obituary: Mary Helen Graham

Mary Helen Graham, 88, of Alexandria, died March 7, 2016 at the Envoy Nursing Facility.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Snapshot: Top State Honors

The Alexandria-based George Washington Chapter of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) was recognized as the Best Very Large Chapter in Virginia for 2014-2015 during the 126th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Society, SAR (VASSAR), held in Richmond on Feb. 19-21.