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Del. Filler-Corn to Hold Office Hours in West Springfield

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) will hold March office hours at Panera Bread, 6230 Rolling Rd, West Springfield, 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 29. No appointment necessary.

Classes Canceled after Bomb Threat at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Lake Braddock Secondary School staff received a bomb threat via email, according to the school and Fairfax County Public schools representative John Torre.

Police Investigating Reported Assault of Two Mongolian Students in Burke

Two students from Mongolia were reportedly given alcohol and sexually assaulted in a Burke area house on March 8, according to Fairfax County Police.

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Mount Vernon: Remembering Hannah Graham

A remembrance at West Potomac Softball home opener.

Ruddy cheeks glistened with sweat and tears following a home opener for the West Potomac softball team.

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League of Women Voters Hosts Forum on Firearms, Domestic Violence and Suicide in Burke

Among intimate partner homicides in Fairfax County in 2009 and 2010, firearms were the fatal weapon 60 percent of the time, nearly double the next closest implement: knives. Fairfax County domestic violence coordinator Sandra Bromley shared this and further information at an information forum on gun use in domestic violence and suicide held at Pohick Library on March 22.

Obituary: Evelyn May Poole

Obituary

Evelyn May Poole died in her home on March 19, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Letter: Predictable MVCCA

Letter to the Editor

Reminiscent of the movie "Groundhog Day," if it is March, it is time for the MVCCA to enact a budget resolution in time to be considered by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) during its budget deliberations. Invariably, the resolution urges the BOS to raise every category of tax to the maximum amount possible in order to fund the grand designs of MVCCA leaders. This year is no exception.

Letter: Supervisors OK Raises

Letter to the Editor

Well, your taxes will be going higher again. Despite a revenue shortfall for the next Fairfax County budget year, on March 3, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) continued to disregard the taxpayer by approving a $20,000 raise (26.66 percent in pay that will total $95,000 annually for a part-time supervisor job and the chairman's salary was increased $25,000 (33 ⅓ percent) for a total of $100,000 annually.

Letter: Stand Up For Safety

Letter to the Editor

I am mother of two elementary school kids, a resident of Alexandria, and am deeply concerned about a bill pending in Congress that would force each state to recognize concealed carry permits from every other state.

Letter: Is a House of Worship Just Another House?

Letter to the Editor

Saturday night March 21, 2015, sometime during the night, person or persons unknown, broke into Messiah Lutheran Church. They broke in through a window and broke several doors looking for whatever monies they thought we might have. Nothing was vandalized, this time. Several years ago, a break in occurred. Then a stained glass window was broken and a cross was damaged.

Column: Why Little League Matters

Commentary

As I write this, millions of boys and girls in countries around the world are beginning another season playing baseball and softball in more than 7,000 Little League programs. Little League is the world’s largest youth sports organization, run in large part by adult volunteers who give their time and energy to create the opportunity for children from age 4 to 18 to play baseball and softball on local neighborhood fields with their friends and classmates.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Softball Looking for Conference 7 Supremacy

Orleans’ pitching heroics help Wolverines beat Majors in opener.

West Potomac senior Jayne Orleans headed to the dugout to get warm after pitching five innings during the Wolverines’ season opener against Mount Vernon on March 18.

Leibig of Alexandria Teaches Digital Evidence in Jamaica

Local attorney to lecture in Wales and Canada later this year.

In the fifth in a series of lectures at foreign law schools, local attorney and former Alexandria public defender Chris Leibig traveled to Kingston, Jamaica to speak at the Norman Manley Law School about digital evidence.

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Column: Alexandria Recreation Center, Twist to St. Paddy’s Day

Commentary

The City of Alexandria’s Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center rocked the green on St. Patrick’s Day. From little leprechauns in tutus, green eggs and nuggets, not ham, marshmallows dripped in green chocolate and green popcorn, participants from Youth Achieving Greatness put a twist into St. Paddy’s Day.

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Letter: Next Journey for Seaport Foundation

Letter to the Editor

Tucked away in Robinson Terminal Warehouse, where they have been building boats and changing lives, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation has been part of lower Duke Street’s landscape for over 10 years. Graham Holdings Company, landlord to ASF, has been helping the Foundation prepare financially for the move over the past year. ASF will relocate at the end of March to the James McIlhenny Seaport Center, its handcrafted timber frame perched along the Potomac River, adjacent to Founders Park.

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Letter: Still Much To Be Done

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of Virginia Fair Share, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the City Council of Alexandria.

Letter: Thanks from The Ballyshaners

Letter to the Editor

The Ballyshaners enjoyed hosting our 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria on March 7.

Letter: Is Safety A Priority?

Letter to the Editor

As most of us know, the three basic tenants of local government are the health, welfare and safety of its residents.

Column: Filling the Gap

Why should young people volunteer? Isn't that something only seniors do? Not at all. Young people who volunteer gain valuable insight into the inner workings of their communities and are able to obtain a wider perspective by supporting the diverse missions of nonprofit organizations. Volunteering is more than just a few hours of free labor; it's an opportunity for networking, skill building and individual growth.

Column: Senior Services of Alexandria Introduce New Program for Seniors: ‘Groceries to Go’

Senior Services of Alexandria has a new service for seniors as part of its Senior Nutrition Program called "Groceries to Go." This service is for seniors 60 and over who live in the City of Alexandria and have a difficult time grocery shopping on their own.