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Mount Vernon: Dougherty Connects Chamber with Community

Focusing on small business and economic development.

Prior to becoming the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce executive director, Dougherty worked for U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Later, she served in several senior positions during the Reagan Administration. This included assignments at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Energy.

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Mount Vernon: Goats Enlisted in War against Invasive Plants

The Hollin Meadows Swim and Tennis Club welcomed 60 goats to its property to graze on invasive plants and vegetation on May 11.

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Springfield Days, May 30-31

Springfield Days is a community-wide weekend-long celebration featuring free activities for a variety of interests May 30 – 31, including PetFest, a car show and, new this year, the Springfield Days Stride and the Springfield Market Expo.

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Mount Vernon: Annual Gala Supports MVAH

On the banks of the Potomac River just off the Mount Vernon Parkway, the Mount Vernon at Home non-profit senior citizen service organization once again celebrated its annual gala fundraiser at the American Horticulture Society's site, River Farm on May 20.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Girls’ Lacrosse Earns Rare Home Regional Game

Wolverines end season with 18-10 loss to McLean.

The West Potomac girls' lacrosse team lost to McLean 18-10 on Tuesday.

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Celebrate Fairfax! Returns June 5-7

Festival at Fairfax County Government Center features headline bands: KONGOS, 3 Doors Down, The Amish Outlaws -- and much more.

Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide event, the 34th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, is set to take place June 5, 6, and 7 on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival features 25 acres of family programs, green living, thrilling carnival rides, nightly fireworks, and amazing concerts with more than 130 performances on eight stages.

Column: Technology for Seniors

Knowing what’s available and how it can be helpful.

Technology is a necessity in today’s world whether you are 7 or 70. It can enhance your life, keep you connected with loved ones no matter where they are and make you feel relevant.

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Alexandria: 2015 Memorial Day in Old Town

Memorial Day ceremonies honor the fallen.

Alexandrians gathered from across the city May 25 to honor the sacrifice of America’s fallen service members in Memorial Day ceremonies held at Alexandria National Cemetery in Old Town.

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Chantilly Baseball Beats Oakton for Conference 5 Championship

DiCesare drives in winning run, earns victory on mound.

The Chantilly baseball team defeated Oakton 2-1 on May 22 to win the Conference 5 championship.

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Business Philanthropy Summit Honors Local Leaders

Nonprofits, businesses recognized for local initiatives.

Community leaders from across the city gathered May 6 for the 17th annual Business Philanthropy Summit to honor the 2015 nonprofit and business philanthropists of the year.

Koehl's Career-Best 10 Goals Propel McLean Girls' Lax Past West Potomac

Highlanders make first regional tournament appearance in at least 10 years.

The McLean girls' lacrosse team defeated West Potomac 18-10 on Tuesday.

Letter: Turning Vision Into Action

Letter to the Editor

Mount Vernon is at a crossroads. We are confronted with a unique set of challenges that require a broad set of skills and experience to get things done.

Letter: Identifying Problems

Letter to the Editor

We, a group of concerned Patrick Henry neighbors, are writing to provide our feedback regarding the Patrick Henry project. Our concerns and suggestions are detailed below.

Letter: Measuring Impact

Letter to the Editor

Kerry Donley has made the Carlyle district, where I live, a centerpiece of his campaign for mayor of Alexandria. He touts the Patent Office as a boon to the the city. But he greatly overstates his case. Yes, the Patent Office contributes to the city's tax rolls, but no, it doesn't stimulate economic activity in the surrounding area.

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Alexandria: Alfred Street Baptist Church hosts Annual Christian Walk

For the past several years, members of Alfred Street Baptist Church have hosted an annual Christian Walk for members.

Letter: Vision and Leadership

Letter to the Editor

The Tuesday June 9th Election is very important to Alexandrians where historically the primary election decides who will be mayor. And historically, there is a lower turnout for primary elections.

Letter: Deforestation: Earth Skinned Alive

Letter to the Editor

Have you ever imagined losing your home because someone wanted to build their house there? What about waking up one day to see that your entire world has been destroyed? Maybe one of your loved ones is missing? That is what deforestation is to animals all over the world.

Naomi Project Founder Honored

Peggy Ferguson receives Volunteer Fairfax's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fairfax-based nonprofit Our Daily Bread has announced that Naomi Project Founder Peggy Ferguson was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards.

Letter: Ability To Get Things Done

Letter to the Editor

When I first met Justin Brown I was thinking the same thing many of you were: “who is this kid, he looks so young.” Well the truth is, he is young. When he came to work with me at the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2010 he was 28 years old.

Edison High Student Named 2015 Ron Brown Scholar

Bruke Kifle, a senior at Edison High School, is one of 28 students nationwide named a Ron Brown Scholar, a program for African-American youth, and will receive a $40,000 scholarship to attend college.