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Coming Home to Queen of Peace in Springfield

Residents with disabilities move into new group house on Gresham Street.

Ten months ago, the unassuming single-level house on Gresham Street in north Springfield was a private residence. Today it’s the permanent home of four individuals with disabilities, and a fifth is on the way.

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Burke Optometrist Celebrates 30th Anniversary

In 30 years, Dr. Rick Katz has had over 100,000 patients. In some cases, he’s helped five generations of the same family to see better.

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Lorton and Mount Vernon Area Roundups

A 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead at Inova Fairfax Hospital on June 18, Fairfax County Police announced Friday, June 19.

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The Week in Springfield

Dead man found in Kingstowne pond, Torch caused house fire, 95 Express Lanes holiday schedule.

Fairfax County Police continue to investigate the death of Kenneth Duane Bernhardt, 36, of Falls Church, who was found Saturday, June 27 in a pond on South Van Dorn Street near Kingstowne Village Parkway.

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Local Farms Supply Alexandria Wegmans

Five Virginia farms are currently supplying the recently opened Wegmans grocery store in Alexandria with fresh produce.

‘I Have Words’

Two nights ago a car accident took the lives of two young men in the Wootton High School community. Yesterday I was with a group of their friends, who asked me for words of comfort. I had none to give. All I could do was sit with them in their pain, and share it. Today I have words.

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: July 3-5

Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon for the July 4 weekend.

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Fourth of July Weekend Fun in Fairfax County

A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend: July 3-5, 2015.

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

Arlington Weekend Fun: July 3-5

Events near Arlington for the July 4 weekend.

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TJ Grad Hits Bulls Eye Against Lyme Disease

As a Thomas Jefferson High School student in 2010, Temple Douglas recognized the possibility for a better Lyme Disease test. Several members of her family had Lyme disease and “I recognized the need,” she said.

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Leaving Fairfax With Something to Remember

Tawny Hammond led shelter to place 95 percent of animals in adoptive homes.

At some point in life, every person should hear gratitude the way the members of the Board of Supervisors expressed theirs to Tawny Hammond.

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Residents Mull Proposed Options to Improve Old Lee Highway

Since Old Lee Highway is one of the main streets of the City of Fairfax, its citizens have a vested interest in how well it looks and functions. So they’re being involved in its revitalization.

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Fairfax: Fireworks, Firefighters and Fun

Fairfax Fourth of July includes a parade and music, too.

Come one, come all, to the City of Fairfax’s 49th annual Fourth of July celebration. The festivities include a gigantic parade, a Firefighters’ Muster, live music and a spectacular fireworks display.

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Mt. Vernon: Many Made WPHS All Night Graduation Party Possible

Grads enjoy all night celebration supported by 80 local businesses.

The West Potomac High School All Night Graduation Celebration provides a safe, fun, drug- and alcohol-free event for seniors following their graduation ceremony.

Mt. Vernon: Technology Helps Manage Volunteer Drivers for Seniors

Ride Scheduler assists five elder village organizations to better serve those needing transportation.

Physical and social isolation comes quickly to those seniors 50 and over who, because of acognitive or physical handicaps, cannot drive to doctor or dental appointments, grocery stores, or quality of life activities that require one to use a car to get there and back.

Alexandria: Joy over Court Decision

Members of the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (MVUC) congregation celebrate the extension of same-sex marriage to all 50 states by Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision.​

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Mount Vernon Scouts Go Broadway

Scouts attend week-long camp with a Broadway theme.

More than 300 Mount Vernon scouts attended a week-long camp at Fort Hunt Park.

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Rail Is Better than Bus

I sit on the AT2X bus taking me home from work. It pulls out of Mark Center and onto the Seminary Road bridge over 395. I can see below four lanes of cars, packed and barely moving. It’s like this every day. North-bound lanes are busy too.

Letter: Spring Bank and Fairchild Park

Letter to the Editor

The history of seeking a park and restoring Quander Brook is easily understood with facts.

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Gala Celebrates 50th Reunion of Parker-Gray Class of ‘65

The Parker-Gray High School Class of 1965 hosted its 50th anniversary on June 12-13

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