Stories for April 2017

Stories for April 2017


Thursday, April 27

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Seeds of Change at Volunteer Fairfax

Volunteer Fairfax honors service award-winners at 25th annual ceremony

Fairfax County Board Approves Budget Mark-Up with 8-2 Vote

Final adoption of the county budget takes place on May 2.

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Mantua Remodeled Home Ranked Best in 11 States

Home will be open to the public April 29-30.

Wednesday, April 26

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Cleaning Up Jeff Todd Way

Volunteers from Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber and Fort Belvoir.

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Alexandria Entertainment Calendar

Alexandria Calendar for the week of April 27-May 3

Tuesday, April 25

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Helping Immigrants in Arlington

Advice about DACA, green cards, work permits and more.

Monday, April 24

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Fairfax County Moves Step Closer to Approving FY 2018 Budget

More funds recommended for Diversion First, schools.

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How to Solve Fairfax County’s Affordable Housing Dilemma

County seeks public’s ideas.

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Nursing Camp for High School Students

Campers will get a real-world view of the nursing profession.

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Fighting Summer Brain Drain

Academic camps keep minds engaged when school is out.

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Leading Globally Matters Locally

Connolly addresses Global Leadership Forum.

Friday, April 21

Mount Vernon Home Sales: March, 2017

In March, 2017, 134 homes sold between $1,249,000-$120,000 in the Mount Vernon area.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: March, 2017

Thursday, April 20

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April Entertainment Calendar

What's Happening for the rest of April in Alexandria

Wednesday, April 19

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‘Our Big Moment’ in Mount Vernon

VDOT hosts Route 1 Widening meeting: Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road.

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Man Tased, Children Recovered

Barricade incident in Fort Hunt area.

Editorial: Mother's Day

The Connection is seeking submissions for its annual photo gallery.

Tuesday, April 18

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Long-Term Benefits of Summer Camp

Camp experiences can enhance social and psychological development, say experts.

Thursday, April 13

Commentary: Alexandria CSO Deadline Unresolved

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Uncertainty Amid Growth

Federal spending, interest rates, employment patterns feature at Mount Vernon-Lee Economic Outlook summit.

Mount Vernon-Lee Economic Outlook summit.

Wednesday, April 12

Master Gardeners Clinics

Commentary: Successes in the Final Session

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Uncertainty Amid Growth

Federal spending, interest rates, employment patterns feature at Mount Vernon-Lee Economic Outlook summit

Tuesday, April 11

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Combatting Domestic and Sexual Violence

Fairfax County launches ‘Make the Call’ campaign.

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Design Center Educates Homeowners with Remodeling Plans

Open House, April 22, will feature three seminars, industry experts and New showroom.

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Report: Fairfax County Homeless Population Down 47 Percent

Budget woes threaten progress as the number of homeless people drops below 1,000 for the first time in Fairfax County.

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Easter Table Design Ideas

Local tastemakers offer spring table setting and centerpiece ideas.

Thursday, April 6

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Gunston Hall School Days

Event raises $4,000.

Wednesday, April 5

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Supporting DAR Project

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Immigration Enforcement Is Feds’ Responsibility

Clarifying county’s stance on immigration sparks sharp exchange among supervisors.

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FCPS budget presentation kicks off FY2018 public hearings.

‘The Best with What We Have’

Editorial Opinion: Another Step to Police Transparency

Opening up records of “unattended deaths” to families.

County Ready to Implement Next Phase of Diversion First

Tuesday, April 4

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Farewell to Circus ‘Big Top’

Last chance to see it in Northern Virginia.

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Retirement? Arlingtonians Are Busier than Ever

Doing what one wants.

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Awareness in the Midst of an Epidemic

Thriving Family Summit addresses drug addiction.

Monday, April 3

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Mid-Century Classic for Artful One-level Living

In the 1950s, Hollin Hills was a mecca for cutting-edge housing design; 60 years later, mid-century modern is a resurgent style ripe for nuanced improvements.

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Elaborating a Log Cabin

Retirees find special satisfactions in pair of art studios, and front porch with view.

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Fit for the Golden Years

Exercises for strength, endurance, balance and aerobics are key.

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Ending Homelessness: ‘It Can Be Done’

Housing and homeless services providers discuss “Complex needs and promising solutions.”