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Alexandria Snapshot: House Sparrow

12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6: A house sparrow keeps watch from a cottage window in Northridge.

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Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Honors Athletes of the Month

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club continued its decades-long tradition of opening the year with High School Coaches Night Sept. 22 as the organization presented the Athlete of the Month Awards to three high school student-athletes.

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Alexandria Celebrates Banned Book Weeks

Athenaeum Read Out celebrates the right to read.

The Athenaeum hosted a Read Out Sept. 29 as part of Banned Books Week 2015, an annual event designed to celebrate the freedom to read.

Alexandria: Mayoral Showdown

Democratic candidate Allison Silberberg faces write-in challenge from Mayor William Euille.

Once a month, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg hosts a coffee meetup where she talks informally with any members of the public who arrive.

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Wolverines to Host Spartans in Pivotal Conference 7 Matchup

West Potomac, West Springfield each 1-1 in conference play.

West Potomac will host West Springfield on Friday.

Letter: Citizens, Police Working Together

Letter to the Editor

This past week, I met with Captain Shawn C. Martin and Lieutenant Bryer W. Holland of the Mount Vernon police District Station and Captain J. Dean Lay who represented Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., the chief of the Fairfax County Police Department.

Letter: Change in Approach Needed

Letter to the Editor

The most important election Nov. 3 is for Mount Vernon District supervisor. Democratic candidate Dan Storck has served as Mount Vernon's School Board member for over 11 years.

Mount Vernon Brief: Shooting Death Under Investigation

A community member reported hearing a gunshot and a man lying in the road around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 4, Fairfax County Police said.

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Mount Vernon: Fighting Hunger Firsthand

Woodley Hills Food 4 Thought helps families with food insecurity.

Dina Koch and Sara Boehm of the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria want to teach her children when they see a problem, they should step in, reach out and fix it.

Mount Vernon Campaign Notes: Foreman On Taxes


Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman, Republican Senate candidate in the 36th District, issued a release on taxes and the state budget: “One of the main reasons I decided to run for Dumfries Town Council in 2010 was that I was tired of sitting on the sidelines while local home values plummeted, property taxes and several additional fees were raised, and the local governing body seemed determined to make Dumfries less and less competitive with our neighbors.

Mount Vernon Politics: Surovell’s Endorsements

The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters and Police Benevolent Association endorsed Scott Surovell in the 36th Senate District.

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Mount Vernon Politics: Honoring Puller

Mt Vernon Democrats gathered last month for their campaign season kick off and to honor retiring state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (center).

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Mount Vernon: MVCCA Honors Retiring Elected Officials

Recognizing 85 years of public service.

The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations (MVCCA) honored retiring elected officials U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (D-36) and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland on Sept. 23.

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Lee District Candidates Meet at John Marshall Library

They may not be old enough to vote, but twin sisters Madelyn and Miranda Khoury paid as much attention to the presentations as anyone in the audience at an Oct. 5 Meet the Candidates event hosted by the League of Women Voters of Fairfax.

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Springfield Resident Honored at U.S. Air Force and CIA Birthday Event

All Billy McLeod ever wanted to do was fly. The 93-year-old Springfield resident was born and grew up in Pensacola, Fla., a younger brother to two sisters who married U.S. Navy pilots.

Mount Vernon Brief: Mormons Participating in 5th Annual Day To Serve

Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon” or “LDS”) are once again answering Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s invitation to join the annual “Day to Serve” event.

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WheelHouse Mind and Body Studio Opens in Clifton

Kelly Layfield and Alyson Franca Pollard used to host yoga classes all around Clifton -- the town hall, large barn, any green open space -- but not longer.

Navy Band to Perform at Lake Braddock

The U.S. Navy Concert Band will be performing a free concert in the Lake Braddock Secondary School “Little Theater” on Oct. 15

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Korean Coalition Candidates Night Showcases 30 Participants

Opponents for five elected positions met at Luther Jackson Middle School

Del. Mark Keam (D-35) encouraged his fellow Koreans present to take advantage of the great number of candidates for elected office about to appear before them at the Korean Coalition for Political Participation 2015 Candidates Night.

Cansler Lawyer Calls for More Investigations into Rose Hill Taser Incident

Elton Cansler of Alexandria was arrested on Sept. 24 for committing larceny and assaulting a police officer, an incident captured on two independent witnesses’ mobile phones during which the Fairfax County Police Officer used a taser to force him to comply with orders.