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Musical Comes to Life in a New York Apartment

Westfield Summer Stage presents ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’

Each year, Westfield Summer Stage gives audiences the chance to see some of the most talented high-school thespians from throughout Fairfax County.

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Man Charged with Killing Fairfax Resident

Fairfax County police have arrested a Washington, D.C., man in connection with the May 21 murder of a Fairfax resident.

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Police Charge Special Ed Teacher with Assault

A Fairfax woman who worked as a special-education teacher has been charged with assaulting three students at White Oaks Elementary in Burke.

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Stolen Cop Cruiser Crashes into Two Police Vehicles

Stolen Cop Cruiser Crashes into Two Police Vehicles

Man Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assaults

Police say DNA testing reportedly tied him to three cold cases.

A man police believe committed multiple, unsolved sexual assaults – dating as far back as 1998 – is now in custody in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He is Edward Eugene Pottmyer, 58 and, although he has a Chantilly address, he actually lives in Loudoun County.

Police Arrest Suspect in Centreville Carjacking

Safety tips offered for exchanging merchandise with strangers.

Police detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Major Crimes Bureau have charged a 25-year-old Maryland man in connection with a recent carjacking and abduction in Centreville.

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Poignant Stories of Wartime Bravery and Heart

Fairfax Councilmembers talk about America’s heroes.

During Fairfax City’s Memorial Day ceremony, last Monday, May 27, two of the most poignant stories about America’s fallen veterans were told by Councilmembers Kate Doyle Feingold and Tom Ross:

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‘We Remember Those Who Sacrificed Their Tomorrows’

Fairfax City pays tribute to the fallen on Memorial Day.

VFW Post 8469 Chaplain Marcus Kuiper gave the opening prayer at Fairfax City’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, last Monday, May 27. Held at American Legion Post 177, it was jointly hosted by both posts and attended by more than 100 people. “We pray for those who gave their last, full measure of devotion – those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom,” said Kuiper. “Hear our prayers for those who put the welfare of others above their own and made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Westfield Pyramid Art Show Highlights Students’ Work

Westfield High’s Pyramid Art Show was April 18.

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Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Actors, Artists and More

Fairfax City’s Spotlight on the Arts is April 25-28.

Music, dance, theater and art will all be featured during Fairfax City’s 39th annual Spotlight on the Arts festival. It runs for four days, April 25-28, at various venues throughout the City and has a spectacular lineup of entertainment for all tastes and ages.

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America’s Founding Fathers as Ordinary Humans

Woodson High presents its Cappies musical, ‘1776.’

Featuring a cast and crew of 90, plus a 25-person pit orchestra, Woodson High’s upcoming musical, “1776,” is also its Cappies entry.

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Land-Use Group Holds Supervisor’s Feet to the Fire

Committee and MWAA explain their opposition to Agape plan.

It’s one thing to deliberately misrepresent a group’s opinion about a project and another to use that opinion to help sway a vote.

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Senior Living: Helping Seniors Age Safely and Successfully

Home for Life 2024 Expo is slated for April 12.

Senior living

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Mason Is Praised for Regional Leadership

Friends, colleagues recall his governance and consensus-building.

Besides all he did for the City of Fairfax, former Mayor John Mason also played an important part in the county and region.

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Learning about Police Animal Protection Unit

Officers deal with everything from dogs to bats to snakes.

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Animal Protection Unit has some 30 officers, and Sgt. D.L. Cook, a field supervisor with that unit, recently spoke about its responsibilities.

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Officer of the Quarter: PFC Jackson Russell

PFC Jackson Russell is the Sully District Police Station’s Officer of the Quarter for October, November and December 2023. He was honored at the Jan. 10 meeting of the station’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

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Supervisors to Decide on Chantilly Data Center

Public hearing is set for next Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Penzance wants to build a 402,000-square-foot data center off Route 50, Stonecroft Boulevard and Auto Park Circle in Chantilly.

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Don’t Leave Keys, Valuables in Your Car

Auto Crimes detective discusses vehicle thefts.

With auto crimes a continual problem in Fairfax County, Police Chief Kevin Davis established the Auto Crimes Enforcement (ACE) unit in March 2022. And in its first year, its officers charged more than 175 people with felonies and seized 20 guns.

Detectives Investigating Fatal Car Crash in Centreville

An early morning car crash last week in Centreville killed a 30-year-old man and sent another to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Fundraiser for Earp’s Ordinary this Weekend

Fairfax City comes together to support new music venue.

More than 20 musicians will perform Friday night, 5 p.m. start; Saturday, noon and 5 p.m. starts; and Sunday, noon start.

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Former Centreville High Teacher Writes Children’s Book

Partial proceeds will aid Maui wildfire relief.

Falling snow can be a magical thing – beautiful, exciting and ethereal – especially to a child. But for 5-year-old Kiki, who lives in Hawaii, it’s only a dream.

Smith Reelected as Sully Supervisor

In last week’s election for Sully District supervisor, Democratic incumbent Kathy Smith beat Republican challenger Keith Elliott.

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Joyful Ribbon Cutting on a Cold, Brisk Day

Route 28 widening in Centreville is nearly done.

Area motorists may now rejoice because the road has been widened from four to six lanes between the bridge over Bull Run (south of Compton Road), at the Prince William County line, and the Route 29 Interchange in Centreville.

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Residents, Scouts Fill WFCM’S Food Pantry

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Boy Scouts in the Sully District collected 50,416 pounds of food for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry in Chantilly.

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Fairfax High Presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

A fresh, new take on a classic love story.

Featuring a cast and crew of nearly 60, Fairfax High is presenting “Romeo and Juliet.” But this version is set in a different time period than the original and has a surprising amount of humor.

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Fairfax City Examines Its Housing Supply and Types

Smaller, more accessible and affordable homes are needed.

“A lot of new units are approaching and sometimes surpassing the million-dollar price tag.” — Aaron Finley, TPMA

Small-Business Incubator Coming to Fairfax City

Wander In will guide, support and help artisans thrive.

A new, retail incubator store is coming to Old Town Fairfax City. Called Wander In, it’ll be in Fairfax Plaza between Mackenzie’s Tunes & Tonics and The Wine House, at 3950 University Drive, Suite 211.

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Passion to Help People in Need

Sen. Mark Warner visits WFCM’s food pantry in Chantilly.

Nonprofit Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) serves 4,500 residents in nine western Fairfax County ZIP codes. With the community’s support, in FY 22 it provided nearly 1 million pounds of food, equal to more than 458,745 meals.

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‘You Deserve Success’

Class of 2023 graduates from Mountain View High.

Class of 2023 graduates from Mountain View High.

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Temple Expansion Proposed in Chantilly

Rajdhani Mandir wants to enlarge its temple in Chantilly.

Rajdhani Mandir wants to enlarge its temple in Chantilly.

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Temple Seeks Expansion

Rajdhani Mandir wants to enlarge its temple in Chantilly.

Rajdhani Mandir wants to enlarge its temple in Chantilly.

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Sexual Assault, Attempted Robbery Suspect Sought

Sexual Assault, Attempted Robbery Suspect Sought

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Lidl Touts Freshness, Variety and Lower Prices

Customers delighted with new Lidl store in Chantilly.

Customers delighted with new Lidl store in Chantilly.

Centreville, Chantilly, Westfield Nominated for Cappies

Centreville, Chantilly, Westfield Nominated for Cappies

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Honoring Long Hours and Late Nights

Fairfax County dignitaries fete Jim Hart and Pete Murphy.

Fairfax County dignitaries fete Jim Hart and Pete Murphy.

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Pham Now Charged with Federal Crime

Man allegedly assaulted two Connolly staffers.

Man allegedly assaulted two Connolly staffers.

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‘Her Addiction Led to Her Incredibly Bad Decisions’

Health aide sentenced for stealing children’s medications.

Health aide sentenced for stealing children’s medications.

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Feed Fairfax 5K Yields Money and Meals

Proceeds provide food for local schoolchildren.

Proceeds provide food for local schoolchildren.

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Devastating Attack

Chantilly man charged with four felonies.

U.S. Capitol Police said that last year they investigated some 7,500 cases of potential threats against members of Congress.

Car Crash Kills Man in Centreville

Car Crash Kills Man in Centreville

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Seeing the World from a Different Perspective

Chantilly presents ‘Curious Incident of Dog in Night-Time’

Chantilly presents ‘Curious Incident of Dog in Night-Time’

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Oompa, Loompa, Doompety Doo …

Centreville High presents ‘Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.’

Centreville High presents ‘Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.’

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Petting Zoo, Food Trucks, Children’s Games

Earth Day Fairfax is Saturday, April 22.

Earth Day Fairfax is Saturday, April 22.

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Successfully Aging on Their Own Terms

Fairfax Village in the City helps residents stay in their homes.

Fairfax Village in the City helps residents stay in their homes.

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‘Celebrate Spring and Support a Good Cause’

Fundraiser planned for Syrian earthquake rescue workers.

Fundraiser planned for Syrian earthquake rescue workers.

Fairfax City EDO Develops 5-Year Workplan

Fairfax City EDO Develops 5-Year Workplan

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More than Four Walls – It’s Home

The Flats at Boulevard VI proves popular in Fairfax.

The Flats at Boulevard VI proves popular in Fairfax.

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Andrew Pratt: Providence Elementary’s New Principal

Andrew Pratt: Providence Elementary’s New Principal

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‘Every Fatal Overdose Statistic Represents a Person’

Straight talk about opioids in Fairfax County.

Overdoses

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Did Someone Say Chocolate? Mmmm, Yes, Indeed!

Did Someone Say Chocolate? Mmmm, Yes, Indeed!

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