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Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber Restaurant of the Week: Skrimp Shack

The Skrimp Shack Mount Vernon celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Friday, Oct. 23, with Lee District Supervisor Rodney Lusk.

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Baseball Bats and Ash Trees Face an Uncertain Fate

Don’t plant ash trees; plant native trees instead.

Baseball bats don’t top the U.S. Senate’s agenda these days, as legislators grapple with a U.S. Supreme Court nomination, the covid-19 pandemic and the Nov. 3 election.

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Paving the Way in Alexandria

Memorial Walkway celebrates legacy of Parker-Gray School.

The 100th anniversary of the founding of Parker-Gray School, for decades the lone place of education for Alexandria’s African American community, was celebrated Oct. 24 with the dedication of a brick Memorial Walkway on the grounds of its original site at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

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The Other Alexandria: The Cigar Man Made a Better Life – James Thomas Ford

In 1930, James Thomas Ford was a 17-year-old who lived with his mother and siblings in a rural community in Victoria, Lunenburg, Virginia.

This Week Is Pedestrian Safety Awareness Week in Alexandria

Alexandria City Council issued a Proclamation on Oct. 13, 2020

In recognition of the facts that:

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: River Farm

As a member of the American Horticultural Society and a volunteer at River Farm, I need to express my concern over the recent actions of the board.

Alexandria Film Festival Unveils 2020 Program

45 films to be screened virtually, including 18 premieres

The Alexandria Film Festival, which will debut virtually this year Nov. 12-15, announced on Tuesday its 2020 programming of 45 short and feature length fiction and nonfiction films, representing every genre.

Opinion: Commentary: Vote Yes on Redistricting Amendment

The amendment would end the practice of secretive drawing of districts.

If Virginia voters ratify a Constitutional Amendment to establish a transparent, fair process for redrawing Congressional and legislative districts, we will have maps next year that reflect the preferences and desires of Virginia’s voters.

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Fairfax Little League Wraps ‘Amazing Season’

When the Fairfax Little League had to cancel its 2020 spring season due to COVID-19, all those associated with the league were naturally disappointed.

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More Gather to Save Mount Vernon’s River Farm

Board of Supervisors offers unanimous support

The American Horticultural Society’s intent to sell historic River Farm is still sending shock waves through those who believed the property and house were preserved forever.

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Getting a Close-Up View of Native Fish in Fairfax County

County waters are home to 14 of Virginia’s 24 scientific ‘families’ of fishes.

Big Rocky Run, at Eleanor Lawrence Park in Chantilly, was the stage for a recent demonstration of stream monitoring and fish identification for Virginia Master Naturalist trainees during a day of field study.

New I-66, Routes 28 and 29 Traffic Changes

The ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 North has just been replaced by a new ramp about 150 feet east of (prior to) the old exit ramp as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

‘No Way to Mitigate Roar of Jet Engines Overhead’ in Sully District

Divided Planning Commissioners OK Stonebrook proposal

Imagine living directly beneath an arrivals path at Dulles International Airport, where jumbo jet aircraft zoom just 950 feet above the homes, 24 hours a day.

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Witchful Thinking in Alexandria

Ghouls still want some fun on Halloween.

Halloween will look different this year, with COVID-19 safety a priority as children and adults look for alternative ways to celebrate the ghoulish holiday.

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Carved Pumpkin Creations for Halloween in Centreville

Noel Dickover has been designing and carving Halloween pumpkins for 22 years.

Dog Perishes in Fair Oaks Townhouse Fire

An early-evening fire in a Fair Oaks townhouse displaced one person and took the life of a dog.

Chantilly Man Charged with Killing Father

Believing he stabbed his estranged father to death, Fairfax County police have charged Alexander Bellini, 28, of Chantilly, with murder.

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Another Kind of Scary in Arlington

Halloween is an official holiday, but is not regulated by the County.

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It’s Only Oct. 22, But Looks Like Election Day in Arlington

Arlington has five early polling places.

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Census Bureau: Arlington Hits 99.98 Census Response

Self response rate was 76.5 percent by mail, phone or on-line

Stand up and be counted, and Arlington did.

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