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Decoding Dyslexia Virginia to Host First 5K Run for Dyslexia

Shannon Duncan of the Falls Church area isn’t a big runner herself, but when she sees a 5K road race, it always catches her eye

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Down to Earth

Robinson students chat live with interstellar alumnus.

Robinson Secondary School principal Matthew Eline knew the event would be special when he received a package from NASA.

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South County High Hosts 5K Rock-n-Run Race in Lorton

87 participants completed their race and supported the band this year.

On Oct. 3, even in the drizzling, windy, cold evening, runners and walkers in neon yellow t-shirts did not give up: It was the 2nd Annual “Twilight Rock-n-Run 5K” hosted by the South County High School Band, where this year, 87 individuals participated. Participants either ran or walked under three different categories - Kids Fun Run, 5K Run or 1 Mile Glow Walk.

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FoodRaiser to Be Held Nov. 8 in Fairfax, Partnered with Lorton Nonprofit and Our Daily Bread

Community members of all ages are preparing to gather to take a stand against hunger and need in the Fairfax County area at Our Daily Bread (ODB) and Lorton Community Action Center’s (LCAC) Complete the Circle FoodRaiser, to be held from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 on the Practice Field at Fairfax High School (3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax).

SafeSpot Welcomes New Executive Director

Michele Thames, the new executive director of SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center, brought a furry assistant when she recently joined the organization in Fairfax County. Her professionally trained facility dog Pecos worked with her previously at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters child abuse program in Norfolk.

Fairfax Woman Allegedly Embezzled $653,000 from Virginia State Senator

Linda Diane Wallis, aka Lynn Wallis Miller, 51, of Fairfax, was charged by criminal information for her alleged role in three fraud schemes totaling over $1 million in losses, including embezzling $653,000 from Virginia State Senator Richard Saslaw’s campaign fund.

Fairfax: Business Notes

Fairfax business briefs.

Fairfax: Matthew Sentenced to Three Life Terms in Prison

‘Cruel and Savage Sexual Predator’

It took 10 years, but a former City of Fairfax resident got justice at last when the man who brutally assaulted and nearly killed her a decade ago finally received his punishment.

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Fairfax Reaches ‘A Significant Milestone in the Journey’ to Affordable Housing

City adopts an official affordable-housing policy.

The City of Fairfax welcomes developers wanting to build new homes here, but it also wants lower-income families to have places to live, too.

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Fairfax Fall Festival is This Saturday

Food, crafts, music, lumberjacks and fun.

Food, crafts, music, children’s activities, carnival rides and even a lumberjack show – they’re all part of the upcoming Fairfax Fall Festival. The 39th annual festivities are slated for this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., (rain date, Oct. 11) in downtown City of Fairfax.

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At West Springfield, 30 Years Later

High school's class of 1985 returns for reunion.

Jacqueline Mattingly helped decorate the halls during Homecoming. Susan Murphy remembers how Paul Dzierski always had after-parties following the football games, and, if you ask, Jeffrey Lin will say that the cinnamon rolls in the cafeteria were one of his fondest high school memories.

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“They’re Not Alone”

New domestic violence victims screening tool launches in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County is taking a step forward to reduce the deaths among victims of domestic violence. According to the police department, county domestic violence hotlines receive over 240 calls each month.

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Weichert’s Burke Office to Participate in Clifton Day Festival

Nickolas Brown, manager of the Weichert Realtors Burke office, announced that his office will be participating in the upcoming Clifton Day Festival scheduled to take place on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Historic Clifton.

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New Tolls on I-66: Will That Help?

New Tolls presented as the first step to reducing heavy traffic on I-66, some voice doubts.

On Oct. 5, VDOT held one of several ongoing meetings discussing a new Multimodal Project to reduce traffic on Route I-66, the only interstate in the country limited to HOV usage during rush hour.

Commentary: Putting an End to Domestic Violence in Fairfax County

Domestic violence is the leading cause of homicide in Fairfax County.

Area Roundups

Events and happenings in Burke, Fairfax, Lorton and Springfield.

Letter: Supervisor for A-Team

To the Editor

With the midterm elections rapidly upon us, I would be remiss not to mention my good friend and neighbor John Cook, and I say this for several reasons.

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Learning About Burke History

Burke Historical Society discusses jazz scene, marks Burke History Day on Oct. 10.

How many people know that Burke is named after the 19th-century farmer, merchant and local politician, Silas Burke?

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Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Celebrates Collaboration

Mayor announces free health clinic to be held Nov. 16.

At Alexandria’s Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria, many volunteers from many backgrounds gave their time and joined forces to solve problems some Alexandrians did not even know they had.

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Raise the Roof: RTA Hosts Fundraiser

RTA hosts annual fundraiser.

A competitive cornhole tournament helped “raise the roof” as Rebuilding Together Alexandria held its annual fundraiser Sept. 24 at Port City Brewing.