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Mount Vernon: The Magic of Giving Back

Friends of UCM hosts annual Spring Gala for United Community Ministries.

United Community Ministries executive director Nichelle Mitchem wasted no time addressing the challenges she and the multi-faceted service organization are facing. Heavy on her mind is the Healthy Families program, aimed at preventing child abuse through intensive home visits to first-time parents, that’s slated to be eliminated in FY2016.

News Briefs for the Week of March 25

News Briefs

Obituary: Evelyn May Poole

Obituary

Evelyn May Poole died in her home on March 19, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

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Virginia Housing Expo Draws Crowds

Home-ownership, rental opportunities and related services dominate the event at Herndon High.

“Those most in need of these services and resources benefit the most when we can bring so many providers and organizations together in this one-stop shop format.”

Letter: A Cornerstone in Danger

Letter to the Editor:

We are a community that values education. We’re known nationwide for our world-class education system. And for good reason: with outstanding teachers, motivated students, and active leadership, we have every right to take pride in the top-tier education that our community has asked for.

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Opens Friday

The curtain rises Friday evening for the first performance of Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s “Bye Bye Birdie."

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Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School Turns 50

Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday afternoon, March 4.

Mount Vernon Crime: 03/11/15

The following incidents were reported by the Mount Vernon District Police Station.

Bishop Ireton Senior In All-Star Game

Senior Ice Hockey Captain, Ryan Scott, represented the Bishop Ireton Cardinals at the 2015 Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League (NVSHL) All-Star Game on Feb. 18 at the Ashburn Ice House.

Accidental Townhouse Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire on Feb. 16, at approximately 1:55 a.m., in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. The townhouse is located at 5237 Pleasure Cove Court.

Accidental Apartment Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a garden apartment fire on Feb. 4, at approximately 11:25 p.m., in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. The apartment is located at 3143 Southgate Drive.

Peter Mayer Enthralls at St. Aidan’s

Also at Focus concert, Lea warms up the night.

The snow was still thick on the ground Saturday night, March 7, and temperatures were finally just beginning to warm, when the two folksingers Peter Mayer and Lea, like thawing springtime breezes, took their turns regaling the audience in the sanctuary at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

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Mount Vernon Author Pens ‘Presidents in Crisis’

Michael Bohn applies his first-hand experience in the White House.

The first time Mount Vernon author Michael K. Bohn put his pen to paper, it wasn’t to draft one of his six books.

Letter: Keep No Stone Dust Pledge

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: My thanks go to the Connection Newspapers and Jay Spiegel for his letters to the Editor such as “Avoid Stone Dust Surface”, August 2014, for providing the information on the Off Leash Dog Area (OLDA) at the Westgrove Park.

Letter: For the Good Of All

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In my opinion and regrettably, most politicians in Richmond or Washington, DC today — in either party — lack the leadership skills and the ability to work with others to solve problems. Most politicians today seem to prefer pointing fingers and assigning blame, instead of working cooperatively to get things done.

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