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Ride of the Patriots in Fairfax

Thousands take part in Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride at Patriot Harley-Davidson in Fairfax.

The 17th Annual Ride of the Patriots attracted as many as 4,000 motorcyclists and local dignitaries over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 24 at Patriot Harley-Davidson in Fairfax.

Fairfax County Police Honor Volunteers

Men and women gave 53,630 hours of volunteer time to police force.

The Fairfax County Police Department held its Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 15, at the Fairfax County Government Center, honoring men and women who gave a total of 53,630 hours of volunteer time to the county.

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Rules on Noise Set To Change

Board of Supervisors scheduled to resume discussion and vote on proposed Noise Ordinance on June 23.

Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust asked to defer a proposal to adopt a new chapter of the county’s noise ordinance to September so the board could have more time to weigh testimony of more than 30 speakers at the public hearing, May 12.

Editorial: Voting, June 9

No, not for Hillary or Jeb or Carly. Locally, June 9, 2015 is an Election Day that counts.

To listen to the national news, one would think that the next Presidential election is in November. But no. That’s November 2016.

Letter: Proven Problem-solver

Letter to the Editor

The current primary race for Mayor of Alexandria does indeed offer us a choice, as many have pointed out in these opinion pages. Our choice is Kerry Donley.

Letter: More Than a Color

Letter to the Editor

What’s in a sign? Everybody recognizes Del. Rob Krupicka’s orange campaign signs and sees in Rob’s service the warmth and self-control that color psychologically signifies.

Letter: Qualities of Leadership

Letter to the Editor

I attended the Mayoral debate at George Washington Middle School on May 18 hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Drew Hansen. It was a good turnout, and the sponsor and moderator did a great job.

Letter: Expand Tax Base

Letter to the Editor

When I was on City Council in the ‘90s, I served with Kerry Donley and then under him when he first became mayor. I came to have the highest respect for his ability to lead the council and get things done.

Letter: Effect on Neighborhoods

Letter to the Editor

The most recent city debate defines the fact that both Bill Euille and Kerry Donley have no allegiance to neighborhoods. When the candidates were asked if they would place lights at T.C. stadium both Euille and Donley answered affirmative for lights while Allison Silberberg said no. Euille's answer was expected and on the record however Donley's answer highlights the fact that he too is insensitive to the plight of the Woods community and their history and has no regard for neighborhood agreements made with the city.

Letter: Deliberative Leadership

Letter to the Editor

In recent months, I have become involved as a volunteer in the Alexandria election process for the first time and have been most pleased to have come to know Allison Silberberg. Allison is a person of integrity. I am confident of her enthusiastic ability to serve all the citizens of Alexandria.

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Fairfax County Looking at the Alternatives for I-66

Information presented on I-66/Route 28 interchange improvement.

One day, in the not-too-distant future, the I-66/Route 28 interchange in Centreville will be improved to reduce congestion and make life easier for every driver using it. But first, VDOT and area residents are deciding how best to proceed.

Letter: Top Ten Mayoral Issues

Letter to the Editor

David Letterman has retired but his Top Ten classic survives. The locals Top Ten mayoral issues are:

Letter: Education As a Priority

Letter to the Editor

In a few weeks Alexandrians will have the opportunity in an open primary election for mayor, to voice their perspectives on where the city is headed, our priorities, our values, and our hopes for the future. we’ve been reflecting on what each of our substantive candidates would bring to that future for some time. Over time, one issue and one issue alone has come to define our highest priority for Alexandria: our investment in high quality early childhood education programs.

Centreville/Chantilly Roundups for the Week of May 27

Fairfax County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing adult. Fifty-six-year-old In Hong Won walked away from his home in Centreville on May 20.

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Relay for Life: ‘These People Inspire You’

Chantilly Relay for Life is June 6.

The annual Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society. And for Erin Hamm, of Centreville’s Manorgate community, it’s personal.

Centreville: Running for Cancer Research

Centreville women tackle Boston Marathon.

The 119th Boston Marathon may have been a month ago, but the glory has lasted and the endorphins are still pumping for two Centreville women who ran the 26.2-mile course. As part of the 26th Annual Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC), Lisa Kelly and Sarah Veley ran to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center of Boston, Mass.

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SYA Cheer Teams Garner First Place in U.S. Finals

SYA Extreme's two competition cheer teams competed in U.S. Finals in Virginia Beach over Mother's Day weekend and both were awarded first place.

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Chantilly: Woman Wins Ted Britt Auto Group Giveaway

The Ted Britt Auto Group awarded $1,000 to Thelma Petraglia, the first winner of its monthly $1000 Test Drive Giveaway.

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Potomac: Foxes Make a New Home

A mother fox recently moved under our backyard deck to have her babies.

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Potomac: Working Together To Battle Homelessness

Three honored at coalition’s 25th anniversary gala.

The recent fundraising gala for Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless surpassed the organization’s goal.