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World Premiere at Hub Theatre

“Leto Legend” a heartfelt comedy about a supermom.

“I am intrigued by the modern day super-heroines. There has been a shift in superheroes that have gifts simply bestowed on them to ones who have to work and train really hard to become heroes, and these hard workers tend to be female,” said Helen Pafumi, artistic director, Hub Theatre.

Innovative Dance Event at Workhouse ArtWalk: “Mise en Dance”

The Workhouse’s monthly “2nd Saturday ArtWalk” has been showcasing the diverse work of visual artists. “It is a unique time to meet the artists and watch them create new pieces,” said Joseph Wallen, performing arts director.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Disability Awareness Awards

Mayor Bill Euille and Alexandria Chamber of Commerce chair Walter Clarke congratulate the 2015 Alexandria Commission of Persons with Disabilities award recipients: Donna Shaw of Senior Services of Alexandria, Dave Hammond of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Bishop Ireton graduate Iman Smallwood, Mary Lee Anderson of Senior Services of Alexandria and former ACPD chair Chuck Benaugh.

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Cartoon: Charleston

“Now, where th’devil y’spose that came from?”

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: "DAR Awards"

Fort Hunt Elementary School students Yasmine Bolden, left, and Katrina Kulinski were honored June 17 by the Kate Waller Barrett chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: "Thanking the Police"

During the Gum Springs Community Day Celebration on Saturday, June 20, the Gum Springs community paid special tribute to the Mount Vernon District Police force.

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Bidding Farewell to Mount Vernon High School

The year has not been without its challenges, but so many wonderful things happened for us this year, too, as we celebrated 75 years of excellence.

Arlington: Changing Genres from Thriller to Self-Help

Local author uses his novels’ characters to address life.

Years ago Charles Toftoy conceived of an idea for a thriller mystery novel in which four unlikely friends shared their talents to solve crimes.

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Health Curriculum To More Closely Align with State

School Board approves recommendations from advisers, with amendments.

Though it was the second packed house in as many months, it may be early yet to call crowded Fairfax County School Board meetings a trend.

World Police and Fire Games Coming to Fairfax County

The World Police and Fire Games are coming to Fairfax County June 26-July 5.

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Weekend Fun in Fairfax County - June 26-28, 2015

A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.

A roundup of fun things to do this weekend in Fairfax county.

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‘Always a Part of the Family’

Students graduate from Mountain View High.

Mountain View High graduations always tug at the heartstrings. That’s because the students have had to overcome so much to reach that finish line.

Behne, Brittingham Wed

USMC 1Lt Daniel Scott Behne married USMC 1Lt Jessica Brittingham on Saturday, June 20, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel. Scott is a Centreville High School 2007 "007" graduate and a 2011 U.S. Naval Academy graduate. Scott commissioned into the Marine Corp and is currently stationed at Cherry Point Marine Air Station in N.C.

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Mt. Vernon: 500 West Potomac Seniors Graduate

Graduations have always made Margret Lingenfelter sad. “It really resonates with me and holds a weird place in my heart,” the West Potomac High School class of 2015 president said during her graduation remarks to fellow wolverines.

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Fairfax County: Police Release Use of Force Review

Review explained at latest Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission meeting.

Nearly a year ago, Fairfax County sought an outside opinion on its police department’s use of force. That July 2014 assignment went to the Washington, D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum.

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Mount Vernon: End of School at Fort Hunt

Fort Hunt Elementary School students wave to Fort Hunt staff and faculty as they leave school on the last day before summer vacation.

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652 Students Graduate from Chantilly High

110 students had 4.0 GPAs or higher; receive $4.9 million in scholarships.

Despite a power outage and rain storm, Chantilly High's spirited graduation ceremony at GMU's Patriot Center carried on last Thursday, June 18 without a hitch.

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Chantilly: Remembering Reema in Song and Dance

8th Annual Remembrance Cabaret for Reema Samaha was June 13 at Westfield High.

In Jail: Don’t Confuse Mental Health Services with Treatment

14 mental health staff available to 1060 inmates.

A young man with ruffled hair and tired eyes peers out through the rectangular window of his single cell door.

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JMU Is Next For Taylor Enrique McHugh

Virginia Episcopal School graduated 52 students and offered a certificate to one English Speaking Union student during its 99th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 23. Headmaster Tommy Battle congratulates Taylor Enrique McHugh, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tomas McHugh of Centreville. He will be attending James Madison University in the fall.

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