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Mount Vernon People


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Mount Vernon: Officer Helps Freezing Child

PFC Chris Mamalis of the Mount Vernon District police station helped rescue a freezing nine-year-old boy from his neighborhood while off-duty on Jan. 21.

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Mount Vernon: Skydiver Wins Gold at Championships

West Potomac High School graduate Trevor Woods won a gold medal last month at the 2015 U.S. Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, held at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.

Volunteer Fairfax Seeks Nominations, New Deadline Feb. 9

Awards recognize the contributions of volunteers in the community.

Nominations are open for the 2016 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards.

Mount Vernon Obituary: Memorial Service for Mary Jane Tucker

Mary Jane Tucker of Alexandria died with her family by her side on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was 81 years old.

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Mount Vernon: Advocate Against Opioid Abuse Attends State of the Union

Don Flattery’s son suffered an OxyContin addiction, died at 26 from an overdose.

Kevin Flattery had everything before him. A 2010 graduate of the University of Virginia, he had moved to Los Angeles after college and was starting a career in the film industry. “He was doing everything he wanted,” said Kevin’s father Don Flattery.

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Burke, Fairfax Station, Springfield and Mount Vernon: Suds That Save

20 local breweries craft a beer to support one of their own.

Lawrence “Lance” Rose was born in September 2015, two months premature, to parents Matt and Kerri Rose of Alexandria. Just one month before, Kerri had been diagnosed with stage-four adenocarcinoma: stomach cancer.

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Mount Vernon: Gearing Up for 2016 Challenges

Looking at the year ahead.

With winter vacation, unseasonably warm weather and 2015 in their rearview mirrors, community leaders and elected officials from the Fairfax County School Board, Board of Supervisors, General Assembly turn their attention to some of the most significant issues, developments or decisions in 2016:

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Book Donations

Waynewood's Junior Girl Scout Troop 6931 delivered on Dec. 16 more than 400 new and gently-used books to United Community Ministries (UCM) of Alexandria as a result of their fall book drive. The majority of the contributions came from the Waynewood Elementary School teachers and students. The books will be provided to children of clients to bring home and encourage the love of reading.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Baking Pies To Donate

Boy Scouts from Troop 888, sponsored by Heritage Presbyterian Church, stand with some of the more than 50 fresh apple pies that Scouts of the Troop prepared and baked on Dec. 12 in the kitchen of Plymouth Haven Baptist Church. The pies were donated to local organizations including Rising Hope Mission Church and the Elks Lodge soup kitchen.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Grand Champions

At the Dec. 12 Winterfest Dance Invitational hosted by Hylton High School, the Carl Sandburg Middle School Dance Team, won first place trophies in the Pom, Jazz and Hip Hop categories against five other middle school dance teams.

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Scholarship Award

Mount Vernon High School senior Rosemary Morataya received a silver award from The Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Folk Dancers

Alexandria residents Lillie and KD Soriano, as part of Hulala, performed Filipino folk dances for the Christmas celebration at the Mrs. Philippines Home for Senior Citizens in Oxon Hill, Md.

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Mount Vernon: Serving the Blind Gives Vision to the Seeing

Removing 67 cataracts in a week.

Kieran Grogan’s three-week trip to Tarapoto, Peru not only changed his career path; it also revolutionized his view on life.

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Alexandria: Firefighters Provide Toys For Local Children

Christmas arrived early for more than 250 children from local Head Start programs as they picked out toys and visited with Santa and Superhero Flash Max during the annual Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue toy drive distribution day Dec. 15 at Penn Daw Fire Station 11.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Official Opening

Gerson Andrade, store manager, and Fernando Enriquez, district manager, cut the ribbon to open the new Advance Auto Parts store with George Ksenice, Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce president.