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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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Mount Vernon: Free Meals During Summer

Virginia First Lady and NFL Player highlight Summer Food Service Program for Children.

Visiting with children at Hollin Meadows Elementary School, Dorothy McAuliffe playfully reminded them that as First Lady of Virginia, she’s not, in fact, Michelle Obama. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) wife was joined at the Mount Vernon-area school by San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith to meet with the children and hand out free lunches as part of the Summer Food Service Program.

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Mount Vernon: Care and Share Initiative Grows

This year Fort Hunt Elementary School started a Backpack Friday program as part of its new Care and Share initiative.

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Mount Vernon: Chamber Awards Scholarships to Local Students

The Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce honored the recipients of its 2015 Education Partnership Scholarships on June 2 at a reception hosted by The Hilton in Springfield.

Mount Vernon: Former Owner of ‘Sub Shop’ Convicted for Arson and Insurance Fraud

A jury has convicted former Fort Belvoir-area resident Lawrence Wayne Reese, 56, of nine offenses including arson, use of fire in commission of another federal offense and multiple counts of fraud related to submission of a fraudulent insurance claim.

Fairfax County: Deferring to Noise

New standards will wait until after the November election.

The Board of Supervisors wants to spend more time with noise. Last Tuesday, June 23, the Board deferred action on the proposed changes to the county’s noise ordinance until Nov. 17, 2015.

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Bidding Farewell to Mount Vernon High School

The year has not been without its challenges, but so many wonderful things happened for us this year, too, as we celebrated 75 years of excellence.

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Mount Vernon: MVCCT Names 2015 Scholarship Winner

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre (MVCCT) named Andrew Schurr as its 2015 scholarship recipient.

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Mt. Vernon: Amphitheater Renamed for Retired Lee District RECenter Manager

Leon Plenty was general manager of the Lee District RECenter from 1982 until his retirement in December, 2014. At a ceremony on June 17, Plenty was recognized for his work with the renaming of Lee District’s amphitheater in his honor.

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Mount Vernon: Sharing about Alzheimer’s

Author discusses caregiving.

At the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, author Meryl Comer discussed her book, "Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's," a personal memoir, recounting her last 20 years as a caregiver, first for her husband and now for her mother, both with Alzheimer's disease. Following her June 9 presentation, she conducted a Town Hall-type meeting, answering questions and discussing issues and problems she encountered.

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Mount Vernon: Scholarships for Local Student Musicians

West Potomac Choir Boosters awarded an Ernest Johnson Choral Musician Scholarship to Jessica Niles for $1,000 and a Choral Citizen Scholarship Award to Bernard Kluskens, for $500.

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Mount Vernon and Lorton: New Gunston Hall Roof Completed

Approaching Gunston Hall in Mason Neck, the 18th-century plantation home of George Mason, its roof appears to gleam golden in the sunlight.

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Mount Vernon: New Wegmans Opens in Alexandria

Nearly 2,000 in line for June 14 opening morning.

At any other Wegmans grocery store in Virginia, Woodbridge resident Braden Cheney’s job wouldn’t exist. A 2000 graduate of W.T. Woodson High School, Cheney is manager of The Pub, a full-service restaurant and bar operating within the store.

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O’Meara Awarded Communications Scholarship

West Potomac High School senior, Margaret O’Meara, received The Steve and Renie Guback Scholarship of $5,000, which is awarded annually to a student focusing on a major or minor in communications including, but not limited to, the fields of journalism, broadcasting, and public relations.

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