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Sponsored: New Addition to Middleburg Real Estate/Atoka Properties

Middleburg Real Estate/Atoka Properties proudly announces the addition of REALTOR, Madeline McLaughlin to their team, serving discriminating home and land buyers and sellers in Northern Virginia.

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Fairfax Station and Mount Vernon: Arcadia’s veteran farmers-to-be report for first weekend training

Clifton Hoffler is embarking on his third career. A resident of the Greenbelt, Md. area, Hoffler spent 21 years in the U.S. Army, serving in Iraq twice, before transitioning into government sales. In 16 months, he will be a certified culinary chef.

Fairfax: Bulova and Petersen to Host Mid-Session Town Hall

Residents will have a chance to hear from and interact with state representatives Del. David Bulova (D-37) and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34) at a Town Hall Meeting this Saturday, Feb. 6. The meeting is scheduled for City Hall in the City of Fairfax, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

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Wood Ranch in Springfield Town Center highlights new meat, veggie options

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill partner, managing chef and “Sultan of Smoke” Alejandro Benes is working to blend barbecue traditions, as well as cuts of meat.

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Clifton: Stuff the Bus Until Feb. 15

U.S. Rep. Comstock and Supervisor Smith to visit Clifton Giant for Stuff the Bus on Feb. 6.

Stuff the Bus, Fairfax County’s annual campaign to increase food donations and awareness for local, nonprofit food pantries, started in the middle of January and runs each weekend until President’s Day, Feb. 15.

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Fairfax County: Election Officers Still Needed for March Primary

Cameron Sasnett has one message for people concerned about the integrity of elections -- at least from a procedure standpoint: Get involved as an election officer.

Fairfax County: In-Custody Death Investigated

Paul Guida died Oct. 17, 2015, while in custody at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. The 68-year-old Falls Church resident was charged with violating a protective order. He had been held without bond since Oct. 1, 2015.

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Combined Commissions for Women Host Human Trafficking Awareness Event in Fairfax

Thirty years ago, “Jen” was lured into a pornography ring and sexually abused by a man who initially pretended to be her friend.

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Burke, Lorton, Mount Vernon and Springfield: Kegs of Kerri’s Cure special ale kick within hours

Golden afternoon sun gleamed in through windows and lit up cold, grey cinder blocks, faces already beginning to blush after a beer or two, and lush flowers atop large barrels in memory of Kerri Rose. Rose and her husband Matt, Mount Vernon residents, own Forge Brew Works in Lorton. In August of 2015, she was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer. Kerri was also pregnant.

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Springfield: Honoring Life of Service

Arnold Sells, WWII Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, receives Lifetime Achievement Award.

World War II veteran and Greenspring resident Arnold Sells was recently recognized by Chapter 10 (Arlington/Fairfax) of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with the chapter’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.

Commentary: Firearm Compromise, Equal Rights Amendment Passes

The third week of the General Assembly saw a major agreement emerge on firearm violence issues, and action on several of my bills.

Week in Fairfax

Weekly happenings in Fairfax.

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Vietnam Combat Art Exhibit Extended Through Feb. 15

The traveling exhibition of “Vietnam Combat Art,” which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, has been extended through Feb. 15 at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main Street.

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Fairfax: Connect or Not Connect?

Commission hears two hours of testimonies, mostly against 164-foot monopole in Fairfax neighborhood.

William Stefan asked the Fairfax County Planning Commission to pardon his nerves, evident in his voice as he talked about his Fairfax home of 23 years.

Grow Your Food, Grow Your Health

Fourth Grow Your Health Festival on March 5.

The Grow Your Health Festival will be on Saturday, March 5 at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Fairfax: Sweet Dreams to Entice

“Romeo and Juliet” at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

Fall in love again this Valentine’s weekend with “Romeo and Juliet.”

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Mount Vernon: Officer Helps Freezing Child

PFC Chris Mamalis of the Mount Vernon District police station helped rescue a freezing nine-year-old boy from his neighborhood while off-duty on Jan. 21.

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Supporting UCM

The Bishop Ireton High School Swim and Dive Team is conducting monthly collection drives for UCM’s Food Pantry during its 2015 - 2016 season. Above, Swim Team Captain Emma Klein at UCM is making a delivery of tuna, rice, and other staples on the Friday morning before the blizzard hits. For information about donations to UCM’s food program, visit www.ucmagency.org.

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Mount Vernon: Skydiver Wins Gold at Championships

West Potomac High School graduate Trevor Woods won a gold medal last month at the 2015 U.S. Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, held at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.

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