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Fairfax County Police and Fire Join for New Training

Generally, if 2nd Lt. Karen Maslona was handling a live crime scene, a “warm zone” with a potentially active shooter, medical personnel wouldn’t be allowed in the area until the situation is completely neutralized.

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Fairfax Station: Landscaping business uses goats

Their names are Alvin, Beau, Cyrano de Bergerac, Ivy, Chuck, Tippy and Valentino. Five of Oakton resident Charlotte Del Duca’s seven “children” are 15 months old. The other two are almost a year. And they weigh between 100 and 130 pounds.

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Alexandria: Campagna Center Goes Platinum

The Campagna Center celebrated 70 years of service and positive change within the Alexandria community May 9.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: May 29-31

Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon this weekend.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: May 29-31

Events in the Arlington area this weekend.

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Alexandria History Lesson: Tides of Revolution

A public history learning experience.

On May 31 at 1 p.m. the City of Alexandria continues to celebrate the Marquis de Lafayette and the critical role he played in the American Revolution, as the replica of the frigate L’Hermione approaches.

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Cartoon: Parking/Public Housing

“Alert the council…we’ve managed to solve the parking problem and the public housing issue in one fell swoop.”

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Child & Family Network Center's Annual Multicultural Celebration

The Child & Family Network Centers hosted its 12th Annual Multicultural Celebration in the parking lot at the Birchmere on May 26.

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Mount Vernon Market Opens for the Season

The Mount Vernon farmer's market is open on Wednesday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon.

Looking Out for Senior Citizens in Mount Vernon

Barbara Sullivan leads organization that helps residents age in place.

Founded in 2007, Mount Vernon at Home now has almost 200 dues-paying members.

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Alexandria: Memorial Day at Rocky Versace Plaza

The sounds of trumpets and flutes rose in the air as the musical prelude to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the Captain Rocky Versace Place began on Monday morning, May 25.

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Potomac Weekend Fun: May 29-31

Events in the Potomac area this weekend.

Fairfax: Panel Discussion to Follow Film on College Rape Crime

“The Hunting Ground” tells the story of a number of college students who survived sexual assault. After a free screening on the campus of George Mason University, sponsored by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41), there will be a panel discussion by several experts on the subject matter.

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Memorial Day Ceremony Held at Burke Centre Conservancy

U.S. Navy Capt. Matthew Kosnar of Burke was the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony held at the Burke Centre Conservancy.

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Fairfax County School Board Passes $2.6 Billion Budget for 2016

Employees receive step pay increase but lose portion of planned market scale adjustment.

$7.6 million: That’s how much Fairfax County Public Schools said the School Board needed to cut to meet the goals set out in its Fiscal Year 2016 Advertised Budget.

Addo Approaches Year as Inova Mount Vernon CEO

Improving patient experience, acute care among top priorities.

Washington, D.C. native Deborah Addo took the reins of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in June 2014. In November, just a few months into her tenure, the new Mark and Brenda Moore Patient Tower was opened.

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Alexandria People at Work: Nails Can be Artwork

"Pick your color dear." Tracy Jefferson's fingers roam over the bottles of polish and land on "I can't find my Czech book", a vibrant blue for her pedicure at Sugar House Day Spa and Salon on N. Alfred Street.

Mount Vernon: Dougherty Connects Chamber with Community

Focusing on small business and economic development.

Prior to becoming the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce executive director, Dougherty worked for U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Later, she served in several senior positions during the Reagan Administration. This included assignments at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Energy.

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Mount Vernon: Goats Enlisted in War against Invasive Plants

The Hollin Meadows Swim and Tennis Club welcomed 60 goats to its property to graze on invasive plants and vegetation on May 11.

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Springfield Days, May 30-31

Springfield Days is a community-wide weekend-long celebration featuring free activities for a variety of interests May 30 – 31, including PetFest, a car show and, new this year, the Springfield Days Stride and the Springfield Market Expo.