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Vienna: Oakton Field Hockey Competitive at Lake Braddock Tourney

The Oakton field hockey team finished 1-3 at the Blast ALS tournament.

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Vienna: Oakton Volleyball Wins NVVA Invitational

Cougars sweep five opponents in Sterling tournament.

Oakton went undefeated while winning the NVVA Invitational.

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Workplace Fitness

Employer-based health and wellness programs are good for business.

It’s Wednesday afternoon and a cohort of George Mason University staff, students and faculty hit the pavement. Clad in attire ranging from running shorts and brightly colored sneakers to neutral walking shoes and business suits, the group takes part in “Who’s Walking Wednesdays,” part of an initiative to get moving for health and wellness.

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Suffragist Memorial in Lorton Will be a ‘Site of Conscience’

Film brings to light torture, abuse suffragists suffered at Occoquan Workhouse.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association held a viewing of the 2004 film “Iron Jawed Angels” directed by Katja von Garnier on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Gunston Hall in Lorton. The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote was ratified on this day 95 years ago in 1920. The date is designated as Women’s Equality Day.

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Community and Military March Over Veterans Bridge in Springfield

Bridge symbolizes partnership between community and military, families.

Central Springfield bustled, not from the usual parade of rush hour traffic forced to stop at each light dotting that sliver of Backlick Road, but from residents, local politicians and military personnel who gathered together in front of the FedEx on Bland Street, across from the new Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Springfield Plaza, for the 14th Annual BridgeWalk across Veterans Bridge on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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Fairfax: 'Fall for the Book Festival' Returns Sept. 27-Oct. 3.

Book-lovers rejoice; the local treasure “Fall for the Book” is arriving for a week-long stay. This year’s celebration will feature over 150 authors representing a wide-gamut of genres.

Alexandria Brief: Sally Richards Joins SCAN

Sally Richards has accepted the position of SCAN’s director of development and will begin on Sept. 8.

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Burke: Bruin Blast, Kick-off Picnic and More

Lake Braddock Secondary School is ready for the new beginning.

Administrative staff, faculty and students at Lake Braddock Secondary School – home for the Bruins - started returning, as the first day of school is right around the corner.

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Lorton: Capital Area Food Bank Hosts Inaugural Northern Virginia Hunger Action Expo

The numbers tell the story. Over 217,000 people across Northern Virginia are at risk of hunger, including 62,000 children under the age of 18, according to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB).

Letter: Benefits of Redevelopment

Letter to the Editor

Vernon Miles of the Alexandria Gazette Packet wrote a significant article about redevelopment in Old Town.

Letter: Time for ‘New Blood’

Letter to the Editor

This will reply to the letter in your Aug. 20 edition asking “[w]hat is it about Euille’s candidacy that so concerns the vice mayor’s supporters?”

Letter: Not All Are Opposed

Letter to the Editor

I need to respond to your front page article in the Aug. 27, 2015 Alexandria Gazette Packet "Redeveloping and Reshaping Old Town."

Letter: Voices of Reason

Letter to the Editor

In 1998, I established my residence in Old Town, Alexandria, and have grown to love this charming city, although recently the City Council’s political bickering has challenged my enthusiasm.

Letter: Protect Historic Public Housing

Letter to the Editor

Do Alexandria’s historic districts mean anything? That is the question that City Council will answer Sept. 12 when it decides whether to uphold or overturn the Parker Gray Board of Architectural Review’s unanimous decision to reject the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s (ARHA) request to demolish Ramsey Homes on 600 block of North Patrick Street.

Letter: Demand Action For Gun Sense

Letter to the Editor

Virginia is now known as the state where murder is broadcast on live TV. A disgruntled former station employee shot and killed reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, in Moneta.

Letter: Ensure Vibrant Diverse City

Letter to the Editor

Housing affordability is a crisis.

Alexandria Brief: Become 5 Millionth Trolley Rider

The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) anticipates reaching its milestone of carrying 5 million King Street Trolley riders since the service started in 2008.

Obituary: Ora Lee Mudd Mason

Ora Lee Mudd Mason, 90, of Lorton, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at her home.

Centreville/Chantilly: How To Vote; It Matters

Election Day is Nov. 3, and on that day, virtually every state and local office is on the ballot. In-person absentee voting begins Sept. 18, barely two weeks from now.

Chantilly Brief: Woman Dies From Car Crash

A 85-year-old woman who was injured in an Aug. 12 crash died on Sunday, Aug. 16. She has been identified as Nancy Schade, of the Fairfax area.