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Eagle Scouts Soar

ASBC Troop 133 prepares cold weather kits for people experiencing homelessness.

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Annual Gala and Silent Auction

The 2024 Senior Services of Alexandria Annual Gala and Silent Auction is Saturday, March 16 from 6-10 p.m. at The Westin Alexandria Old Town


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Living Legend Carolyn Lewis

Educator improving the lives of others.

Carolyn Lewis has seen Project Discovery Alexandria grow to an organization with 20 chapters in seven states providing guidance to students pursuing higher education.

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Mount Vernon Celebrates 18th Century Style

George Washington honored with food and a look back in history

Not many could have a 297th birthday and have hundreds show up at the house to celebrate. President George Washington is one of those few, still remembered and admired, more than two hundred years after his death in December 1799 at age 67. His restored estate at Mount Vernon again hosted an event in celebration of surveyor, military man, army general, statesman, first United States President, and farmer, and provided celebrants with a view back into his life and times.

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250 Years of Revolutionary History

As we approach the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, I wanted to highlight another anniversary in Virginia’s revolutionary history.


St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide

A local nonprofit organization will sponsor free safe rides to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington-metropolitan area during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

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Bitter Pill in Fentanyl Response

Should severe penalties or drug education/treatment prevail?

Virginia’s General Assembly, which convened on Jan. 10, for a 60-day ‘long session’, is considering several fentanyl related bills to address the significant rise in synthetic opioid overdose deaths among Virginians. Fentanyl is now Virginia’s deadliest killer.

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School Board Approves $3.8 Billion Budget

Mateo Dunn proposal not to increase pay for top division leadership rejected by Board; Supervisors will influence budget.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the twelve-member Fairfax County School Board approved the Fiscal Year 2025 Advertised Budget 11–0 with one abstention.


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Acrobatic Avians Are Active Now

Woodcocks choose forests, forest edges, shrubby areas near fields and wet meadows for their mating sites.

Bills to the Governor

Governor can sign, veto, amend or take no action on bills that reach his desk. Read on to see what happens next in each case.

The governor has provided little in the way of a preview of what legislative actions he may take, including whether he will sign, amend, or veto bills that would increase the minimum wage and better protect communities from gun violence.

FAIRFAX COUNTY SENIOR CENTERS

SENIOR LIVING


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McLean Central Park Construction Will Run Through 2024

McLean Central Park Construction Will Run Through 2024

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Celebrating 104th Birthday in McLean

Celebrating 104th Birthday in McLean

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Raising Funds for Children’s and Teens’ Fine Arts

Arts of Great Falls produces Monet’s garden-inspired gala

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Inova Blood Drive, March 8, in Fairfax

Inova Blood Drive, March 8, in Fairfax

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Fulfilling a Long-Ago Promise ‘Unevenly Applied’

Fairfax City’s VMBDA helps minority businesses succeed.

Minority Busin

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Read On Young Readers

Volunteers pass on love of reading

Volunteers pass on love of reading


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New Life Breathed into Historic Building

Fairfax City welcomes Commonwealth Brewing Co.

Brewery

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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Mourn Loudoun County Firefighter Killed in Explosion

NIOSH, Federal Investigation Underway

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