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Mount Vernon: Helping Celebrate ADA’s Anniversary

Boy Scouts from Troops 601, 1183, and 1519 provided an integrated color guard for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) at the U.S. Department of Education hosted by Secretary Arne Duncan.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Eagle Project

Troop 1509 Scouts participated in Andres Warren's Eagle project on Saturday, Aug. 22. The project included relocating bike racks and creating a new and expanded bike area at Fort Hunt Elementary School. The Scouts (from left) include: Scott Lucier, Wrigley Smith, Antonio Warren, Noah Ventura, Max Loker, Timothy Florenzo, Matthew Verich, Colin Wong, Mike Auld, Taj Armstrong, and Andres Warren.

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Mount Vernon: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, a Watery Wonderland

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Thousands of drivers whiz through a Mount Vernon jewel every day, harried commuters and soccer parents zipping through a national park and a rare, freshwater, tidal, vanishing wetland.

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Mount Vernon: Picnic with the President

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Friends raising money to upgrade fire suppression.

Lorne Campbell was told the historic property he bought on Robertson Boulevard was once part of an area where George Washington liked to have his pigs graze.

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Mount Vernon: Questions Pursued after Encounter with Police

Iraq war veteran calls Internal Affairs commander’s statements “victim blaming.”

Alex Horton waited patiently for his chance to speak. Meanwhile the Use of Force subcommittee of the Fairfax County ad hoc commission to review police policies and procedures waded through the results of a survey to determine the content and language of policy change recommendations it will eventually bring to the full commission.

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Mount Vernon: Use of Force Subcommittee To Pilot Case Review Process

The Aug. 12 Use of Force subcommittee meeting began with a discussion of the Fairfax County Chief of Police Edwin Roessler’s public release of brief summaries of every officer-involved shooting going back to 2005.

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Little Free Library

Mount Vernon-area resident Liz Schroeder erected a “lending library” on the corner of her property, named “Wheat’s Corner” in honor of her late uncle Len Wheat. The Little Free Library is free for anyone to use and includes a sign encouraging users to take or leave books, and write friendly messages in the books they return.

Obituary: Frances Dowdle Abbott "Smokie" Lyon

Frances Dowdle Abbott "Smokie" Lyon, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.

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Mount Vernon: Helping Veterans in Business

SFDC hosts business roundtable.

Assisting veterans, women, and minorities in starting, growing, and sustaining a small business was the focus the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation’s (SFDC) 5th Business Roundtable Speaker Series on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Springhill Suites Hotel on Richmond Highway.

Mount Vernon: Shop Marks 5th Anniversary

Customer service key for Richard Carroll.

Carol and Richard Lowy, co-owners of the retail gallery, Richard Carroll, are celebrating the fifth anniversary of managing their business at 1600 Belle View Boulevard in the Belle View Shopping Center.

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Mount Vernon: Rights Restored

Secretary of the Commonwealth visits Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Fifteen years ago, Clifford Brooks III made a mistake. He was working in the automotive industry and accepted a gift of socks, ties, suits and gloves. The merchandise turned out to be stolen and valued at over $200, the minimum for a felony charge in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mount Vernon: Park Award Honors Ann Smith

Her donation was given in memory of her late husband, Lt. Colonel Gary F. Smith.

The Fairfax County Park Foundation, a charitable organization which supports the Fairfax County Park Authority, is honoring Ann Smith with a 2015 Eakin Philanthropy Award. In memory of her late husband, Lt. Colonel Gary F. Smith, Ann Smith worked with the Park Authority and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland to identify Grist Mill Soccer Field #5 for renovation into a state-of-the-art synthetic turf soccer field and renamed the field as the Lt. Colonel Gary F. Smith Memorial Field.

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Mount Vernon: Fort Hunt High School Alumni Gather for Reunion

Alumni dedicate engraved memorial garden.

Approximately 250 alumni, teachers, administrators, parents and family participated in dedicating a memorial garden at Carl Sandburg Middle School on July 25 to memorialize the old Fort Hunt High School and those alumni who died.

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Mount Vernon: Fresh Produce

Every Saturday morning, Oliver Keckler wakes up early to load a truck full of fresh fruits and vegetables and bring them to a farm stand located on Fort Hunt Road.

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Mount Vernon: Not Willing To Wait

Elected officials and candidates discuss Bus Rapid Transit and Metro expansion timetables.

Waiting at least 11 years for implementing a Bus Rapid Transit system along the Route 1 corridor and 25 years to extend the Metrorail Yellow Line to Hybla Valley is too much time.

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