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Mount Vernon People


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Mount Vernon: Arcadia Farms Offers Veterans More Purpose in Life

Beads of sweat on Laron Murrell’s forehead glisten under his grey wool beanie as he digs his hoe into the live earth. On one side, the Woodlawn Plantation mansion stands, a relic from 1800. The plantation overlooks Fort Belvoir, situated across Route 1 bustling on a gleaming Monday morning in November.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Scholarship

Dr. Douthard R. Butler, chairman, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, officially recognized and presented on Oct. 15 a scholarship check in the amount of $2,000 to Gabrielle Lozama who graduated from South Lakes High School in Reston and is now a first year student at Virginia Tech with a double major — multi-media journalism and fashion merchandise and design. The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce ( based in Gum Springs

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Food Collection

To mark Oct. 25 as World Pasta Day, Gold’s Gym Alexandria on Richmond Highway issued a “World Pasta Day Challenge” to its members during October, encouraging them to donate boxes of pasta to help stock the Food Pantry at United Community Ministries.

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Mount Vernon: Grant to Promote Tourism in Peru

The Running Strong for American Indian Youth board of directors approved a $16,000 grant request to promote cultural tourism and economic development in a remote area of Peru. Running Strong for American Indian Youth is located at 8301 Richmond Highway, Suite 200.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Annual Quilt Raffle

For about 54 years, the Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church Quilters have produced a showpiece quilt for auction at the annual at the annual Holiday Shop.

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Mount Vernon: ‘Rendezvous in Paris’

Members of the Yacht Haven Garden Club filled the Officer's Club, at Fort Belvoir. “Rendezvous in Paris” was the theme for their 32nd annual fundraiser, held Oct. 15.

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Mount Vernon: Chamber Honors Police, Fire Personnel

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce hosted its Police and Firefighters Tribute on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Springfield Hilton. The community gathered to honor 20 members of the local police and fire departments.

Mount Vernon Obituary: Warren Hinton

Warren Hinton, 41, of Alexandria, died on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at Hiram Davis Medical Center in Petersburg, Va.

Mount Vernon Obituary: Sook Hee Kim Weidman

Sook Hee Kim Weidman, 67, died of lung cancer on Oct. 17, 2015, at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria. She was born on Oct. 20, 1947 in Kunsan, Korea. She was the youngest of nine children of Young Sang Kim and Hyo Nyo Kwak.

Mount Vernon Photos: Scouts Plant Trees at Westgrove Dog Park

Nearly three dozen volunteers, including members of Boy Scout Troop 1509, showed up to help Zachary Broome with his Eagle Scout Project.

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Mount Vernon: Fighting Hunger Firsthand

Woodley Hills Food 4 Thought helps families with food insecurity.

Dina Koch and Sara Boehm of the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria want to teach her children when they see a problem, they should step in, reach out and fix it.

Mount Vernon Brief: Mormons Participating in 5th Annual Day To Serve

Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon” or “LDS”) are once again answering Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s invitation to join the annual “Day to Serve” event.

SFDC’s Role: 30 Years Later

Growing priorities for Richmond Highway corridor.

The unanswered question is whether or not Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) has the tools, independence, and support to achieve its mission of economic development and revitalization.

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Obituary: Hugh A. McDermott

Hugh Arthur McDermott, born May 5, 1936 in Moore County, N.C., died Sept. 19, 2015. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1959.

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Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church at 60

“What’s interesting about Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church is that it was not established from the top down, but rather by a group of Hollin Hills and Tauxemont families who wanted a liberal religious education for their children,” said the Rev. Kate Walker at the celebration of the church’s 60th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 13.