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Letter: Supporting Students

Letter to the Editor

Dan Storck is a hero for students and staff in Fairfax County Public Schools.

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Mt. Vernon: Surovell fundraiser photo

Cinco de Surovell

Del. Scott Surovell's Sixth Annual Cinco de Surovell fundraising event was held in May in Fort Hunt Park.

Alexandria: Port City Releases Derecho Common

Like the microwave, the pacemaker, and the Slinky, Port City’s Derecho Common is the fortunate, if accidental, byproduct of nature and some experimental science.

Alexandria: Confederate Concerns About Appomattox

Alexandria’s Appomattox statue under scrutiny.

With a national dialogue underway on the appropriateness of Confederate flags and imagery, some Alexandrians have begun questioning whether the Appomattox statue to Alexandria’s Confederate dead should remain on Prince Street.

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Alexandria: ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Music Video Promotes Tolerance

Kids Empowering Kids debuts music video.

Their voices were timid at first, but one by one students at William Ramsey Elementary School spoke up when asked how they have been judged by their friends and classmates.

Week in Great Falls

Historical Society to Hold Great Falls History Trivia Contest and Farmers Market to Serve July 4 Breakfast

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Alexandria: Splash with DASH

DASH to operate free service on pool bus route.

The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH), in partnership with the Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics, and the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities, revealed a new initiative to get families and children to the Old Town Pool this summer. More than 20 local businesses, along with the support of the USA Swimming Foundation – Make a Splash, are sponsoring free rides during July and August on DASH’s AT10 route.

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Opinion: Many Reasons to ‘Keep the Greens’

In the last few days, homeowners abutting Reston National Golf Course have been alarmed to find red and white markings along the edges of their properties.

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Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Honors First Responders

Honoring first responders for their actions off-the-clock is the focus of the the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Above & Beyond Luncheon. More than 50 community members attended the luncheon on Monday to honor four service members who went above and beyond in their service to the community.

Alexandria: Tenants and Timeline Unclear for Landmark Mall

As city approves details for the mall redesign, other questions remain unanswered.

While City Council expressed support for new amenities and retail spaces at Landmark Mall, members of the public remain skeptical until more details emerge.

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Fairfax County: Play Bridge!

Fairfax County students play card game for Alzheimer’s awareness.

Fairfax County Public School students participated in a Bridge-a-thon on Sunday, June 21 at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria. The event is part of The Longest Day, a team event to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Obituary: Clarissa ‘Lynne’ Simmons, 72, of Great Falls, Dies

Lynne Simmons, of Great Falls, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the age of 72 after a three year battle with multiple myeloma/plasma cytoma cancer.

Column: Happy Fourth!

Our federal holiday the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is known for fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions and of course retail sales.

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ACCT Stages ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’

Comedy tells of efficiency expert who raises a family with 12 children.

Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is staging the light-hearted classic comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen" July 3-19 in Alexandria.

Column: Democrats Unable to Field Team in Virginia

When it comes to winning control of the state legislature in Virginia, the Democratic Party of Virginia are the major league equivalent of a cellar-dweller, a last place finisher. At present, Democrats are unable to field a full team to even play the game.

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Alexandria: Rejoicing on Decision Day

Multifaith gathering celebrates national same-sex equality.

As Rev. Robin Anderson from Alexandria’s Commonwealth Baptist Church discovered this weekend, planning a party around a U.S. Supreme Court decision can be problematic. First, when Anderson began planning the Northern Virginia Multifaith Gathering for Marriage Equality, there was no set date for the decision. Decision day could have been anything between June 25 to June 29. And second, there was no way to determine the outcome of the decision. Hanging a festive banner could make for an awkward situation if the Supreme Court ruled against marriage equality.

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Alexandria: Wolfe Street Bares Teeth at Developer

Potential property sale stirs controversy.

The historic 415 Wolfe Street home hasn’t been sold yet, but even the possibility of a sale to a developer has some neighbors incensed. The owners of the historic property insist that the home is still on the market, and while a few developers have expressed an interest in the project, nothing is close to being finalized. Yet, some neighbors have already begun expressing concerns that a potential townhouse development could have a serious impact on the neighborhood.

Mount Vernon: Police Investigate Death of Man Found in Kingstowne Pond

A dead man was reported June 27 in a pond on South Van Dorn Street near Kingstowne Village Parkway.

Alexandria: Changing Face of Family-Friendly Dining

Quick: Think of a traditionally “kid-friendly” restaurant. It’s likely that one particular genre comes to mind: A loud establishment teeming with chaos, impatient servers, and a small children’s menu offering the usual fare for your little ones. But the face of “family-friendly” dining is changing, and some of the restaurants leading the way in Alexandria may surprise you.

Mount Vernon: Hyland’s Office Apologizes for Using County Email to Endorse Storck

When retiring supervisor Gerry Hyland (D-Mount Vernon) announced an endorsement for Dan Storck as his replacement, the release came through the Mt_Vernon@fairfaxcounty.gov email. The endorsement followed Storck’s victory over Tim Sargeant, Jack Dobbyn and Candice Bennett in the June 9 Democratic primary election.