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Arlington Weekend Fun: May 6-15

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Events in Arlington Co., Va.

Springfield: West Springfield Teacher Winner in Teacher of the Year Competition

Stephanie Shimp, who teaches social studies at West Springfield High School, is one of two teachers in Virginia named a state winner in the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year competition, sponsored by National History Day.

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Springfield: Lee High School Report

Happenings at Lee High School.

Area Crime Reports

Incidents around Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton and Springfield

Area Roundups

Happenings around Burke, Lorton, Clifton and Fairfax Station

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Burke and Springfield: Community Joins Together to Bid for a Cause

Nearly 100 people gathered to raise money for community-based children’s programs on April 29 at Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s “Annual Spring Event, Luncheon and Silent Auction.”

Fairfax: Providence Elementary Principal Wins Leadership Award

Leadership Fairfax, a nonprofit organization founded by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, awarded Providence Elementary School Principal Jesse Kraft with its 2015 Educational Leadership Award. “

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Fairfax City: Silverthorne Re-elected; Changes on Council

Stehle is in; Greenfield is out – maybe.

It was a night of high drama and raw emotion as Scott Silverthorne held off a challenger to win re-election to his third term as City of Fairfax mayor.

Fairfax: City Council Adopts FY 2017 Budget

Real estate tax rate rises just a penny.

When Fairfax City Manager Bob Sisson presented his proposed FY 2017 budget for the City, in February, he recommended raising the real estate tax by 2.7 cents, to $1.0815 per $100 assessed valuation.

Burke and Springfield: Robotic Team Excels, Needs Support

The West Springfield High School/Lake Braddock Secondary School FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team (RTR Robotics Team 2421) won the first regional event of the 2016 FRC season March 4-6 at Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Va

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Burke and Springfield: Local Students Do Well at National Japan Bowl

Thomas Jefferson High School and Lake Braddock Secondary Take Home Awards.

Language students put their knowledge to the test at this year’s 24th annual National Japan Bowl Competition. S

Burke and Springfield: Area Roundups

Area happenings in Burke and Springfield

Law Enforcement Classes for Teens

The Fairfax County Police Department will host two week-long programs this summer for high school students.

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Community Remembers Holocaust, Honors Victims and Survivors

More than 400 people remembered victims and survivors of the Holocaust on Sunday at an interfaith service in Fairfax at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.

Letter: Budget Reflects Commitment to Education

To the Editor

The April 21-27, 2016 edition included an article discussing the Supervisors’ approval of a 4-cent tax increase as part of an overall budget. T

Commentary: Goal - Involving Public in Police Use of Force Review

With the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors May 10 Public Safety Committee meeting just a few days away, it is important to remember what has been discussed so far, what is on the agenda for May 10, and what will be done in the future.

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Alexandria: TC Boys’ Soccer Secures No. 2 Seed in Conference 7

Bonilla Sosa’s 2 goals lead Titans past Woodson.

The T.C. Williams boys' soccer team defeated Woodson 2-1 on Monday.

Mount Vernon: West Potomac’s Floyd Excels on Mound, at Plate

Wolverines beat Mount Vernon 10-0 in 5 innings.

The West Potomac baseball team defeated Mount Vernon 10-0 in five innings.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Spring Plant Sale

The art deco greenhouse at Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church is full of garden plants, herbs, flowers, and open for its annual Spring Plant Sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May at 1909 Windmill Lane. A variety of old-fashioned annuals, perennials, herbs, and more than 30 varieties of tomatoes including many heirloom varieties are for sale. Above, ​Mary Barnett, greenhouse manager, displays cuttings from Mt. Vernon Estate that were grown in the greenhouse this year.

Mount Vernon Letter: Condolences

Letter to the Editor

I write to the editor of the Gazette occasionally and among those letters I sometimes express a different opinion to one expressed by H. Jay Spiegel.

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