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Holocaust Remembrance Day in Fairfax County

"One of the most important things we do."

Holocaust survivor Michel Margosis spoke before the Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, April 7, when the Board of Supervisors made a proclamation declaring April 16 as Holocaust Remembrance Day in Fairfax County.

Chief Postal Inspector Awarded

The Law Enforcement Commendation Certificate and Medal were presented to Chief Inspector Guy Cottrell of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at the George Washington Chapter meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution on March 14.

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Royal Visit to Mount Vernon

Prince Charles charms fellow visitors at the Estate.

There was a buzz on March 18 throughout the D.C. Metropolitan area as Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited sites in Washington D.C. and beyond. Mary Beth Powers said that she was caught off-guard as she was driving down the George Washington Parkway when the Prince’s motorcade came by on its way to Mount Vernon. Mike and Artemis Davey somehow ended up in the motorcade in their VW Bug “Herbie.” “People all along the side were waving Herbie on,” said Artemis Davey.

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Mount Vernon: Surovell, Krizek Deliver Petition on Route 1 Widening

Following a public meeting held March 31 at the South County Government Center to discuss the different projects the Northern Virginia Transit Authority is considering, Del. Scott Surovell (D-44) and 44th District House of Delegates candidate Paul Krizek submitted a petition to the Transit Authority demanding the widening of Route 1 be made a higher priority.

Mount Vernon: Fort Belvoir Swim Team Competes Nationally

Five members of the Fort Belvoir Swim Team recently competed at the NASA Junior National Championship Cup swim meet in Clearwater, Fla.

Sargeant Kicks Off Mount Vernon Supervisor Campaign

Of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors district seats, all of which are up for election this fall, the Mount Vernon spot is already being contested by four candidates.

Obituary: Geoffrey Williams

Obituary

On Thursday, March 19th, 2015, Geoffrey Christian Williams passed away of natural causes. Beloved father of Carolyne Williams and Sally Williams Bartolotta.

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Mount Vernon: McKay Will Seek Re-Election

Jeff McKay (D-Lee) will seek his third term as Lee District Supervisor. The Alexandria resident formally began his campaign at a March 28 event held at Walker’s Grille in the Alexandria area of Lee District.

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Mount Vernon: Storck Launches Supervisor Campaign

Currently serving his third term as a member of the Fairfax County School Board, Dan Storck kicked off his campaign to replace a retiring Gerry Hyland (D) as the next Mount Vernon District supervisor.

Mount Vernon: Police Searching for Suspects in Huntington-area Homicide.

Fairfax County Police found 64-year-old Santos Rafael Zelaya inside a residence with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a department release.

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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

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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.

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