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Remembering the Fallen

Gold Star families join in Memorial Day ceremony.

Memorial Day

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Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber Awards $28,000 in Scholarships

Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber Awards $28,000 in Scholarships

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The Bay’s Ospreys are in Trouble

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Guest House Celebrates 50 Years

It all began in 1975 with one woman’s dream to help women returning into society from prison who had committed nonviolent crimes. At the time there was no place for them to go and still today, Guest House is the only residential facility for these women in Northern Virginia.

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County Supervisors Act Now

Increase Trust, Preserve Sanctity of Life, Reduce Disparity.

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School Board Adopts FY 2025 Budget

Can’t win ‘em all.

Community News at a Glance


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Police Reform Recommendations Sit on a Shelf

Inaction by Supervisors compounded by FCPD stalling on life-saving measures.

Police reform

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Are Supervisors Leaving Police Reform Efforts to Languish?

Stymied by FCPD, ‘We need the board to act.”

Police Reform

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National Trails Day

County recognizes 10th anniversary of Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail

National Trails Day


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Tantalizing Turtles

Turtles have inhabited the earth for 220 million years, largely unchanged during that time; Virginia has 25 species and subspecies of turtles.

Turtles

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Fair Winds and Following Seas

ODBC marks opening of boating season.

ODBC marks opening of boating season.


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Idle Church Comes Down in Fort Hunt

Site will soon be the home of Collingwood Chase development.

Church out, development in

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New Work Honoring 2024 Centennial of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 4pm at George Mason University Center for the Arts

Theater

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National Police Week 2024, Annual Candlelight Vigil

National Police Week 2024, Annual Candlelight Vigil


Westfield Pyramid Art Show Highlights Students’ Work

Westfield High’s Pyramid Art Show was April 18.

WAPF Meeting on Thyroid Function

Shep Saltzman’s topic for his Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) presentation May 19 was Thyroid Function but his bottom line was, “You can’t cookie cutter people. You have to get to know them because everyone is different and what works for one person doesn’t work for another. There are so many patterns; it takes finesse to figure it out. I am very thorough.”

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Remembering Rocky

West Point ’59 classmates visit Versace Plaza in Del Ray.

Members of the West Point Class of 1959 gathered recently for a reunion in the DC area, making a special visit to pay their respects to their fallen classmate, Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Humbert “Rocky” Versace.


Fatal Shooting in Fair Haven

Detectives continue to investigate a fatal shooting in Fair Haven that left one man dead.

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Pay Increase Goes from 6% to 3% for All FCPS Staff

Last-ditch attempt for 5% raises for teachers, support staff.

On Thursday, May 23, Mateo Dunne, the Mount Vernon District Representative on the Fairfax County School Board, launched an effort to amend the superintendent’s proposed FY 2025 Approved Budget.

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