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Burke and Springfield: McAuliffe Signs High School Curriculum Bill Into Law

On Monday, June 13, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-41) bill, HB 659 in the State Capitol in Richmond. HB 659 will require high-school family-life curricula to include awareness, understanding and prevention of dating violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Commentary: Finding Shortcuts in Richmond

Solving problems through state agencies instead of the legislature can save time and money.

Senior Experience with Senior Services of Alexandria

During the last three weeks of our high school career, we had the opportunity as T.C. Williams seniors to do an unpaid internship of our choosing.

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Burke: Four Tips for Bruins Graduates

Lake Braddock Secondary School 2016 graduates ‘made a name for themselves.’

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Alexandria Mentor of the Month

Making an Impact on Childhood Literacy

Of all the ways to spend a Sunday afternoon, teaching someone else’s children to read will not, on the surface, top most people’s list of priorities.

Alexandria Column: Local Maker Spotlight

From the Old Town Boutique District

The movement to shop small and support locally-owned businesses is alive and well in the DMV area, and that includes supporting the makers themselves.

Alexandria Column: Offering Translation Services for Adults in Need

Commentary-Community Lodgings

This is the second in a five-part series about Community Lodgings’ programs and services to the Alexandria community.

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Alexandria Column: Volunteering at Animal Shelter Still Rewarding

Dog lover Ellen Flynn sets record at 45 years.

If the thousands of dogs who have passed through the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter over the last four decades could talk, many would recall the calm voice and gentle hand of volunteer Ellen Flynn.

Alexandria Brief: Award To Honor Nicole Mittendorff

A new award has been established to honor former Fairfax firefighter and distance runner Nicole Mittendorff who died two months ago.

Alexandria Brief: Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

The Alexandria Police Department has made an arrest in a robbery that occurred at the SunTrust Bank located at 2809 Mount Vernon Ave.

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Supervisors Endorse Police ‘Re-engineering’

Action items approved include use of force and communications recommendations from Ad Hoc commission.

The possibility of body cameras being worn by Fairfax County Police officers and the release of officers’ names involved with critical use of force incidents dominated discussion during two action items in the Board of Supervisors June 21 meeting.

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Alexandria Appetite: 3 Cocktails Perfect for Summer Happy Hour

Hot temperatures outside mean it’s time for a cool, refreshing beverage.

The mercury’s rising outside, and summer picnic season is well under way. So too are weekend happy hours, offering up a number of cool, refreshing concoctions to wet your whistle. Here are three cocktails to try the next time you’re out and about.

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Chantilly: Christ Presbyterian Expands Its Preschool

Flexible schedule to meet needs of families.

Christ Presbyterian Church is expanding its preschool ministry to include extended day and full day programs for children ages 2 to 5 years old to better meet the needs of the surrounding community.

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Chantilly Snapshot: Health Gathering

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Auxiliary hosted the Virginia Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries and Volunteers (VAHAV) Northern District Spring Meeting on May 16. More than 90 volunteers attended from 12 of the 14 hospitals who are in the Northern District. The meeting was held at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, a new, freestanding cancer center on the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital campus. Founded in 1949, VAHAV serves health care auxiliaries and volunteer organizations. See

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Chantilly Snapshot: Park-and-Ride Expansion

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 15 at the Stringfellow Road Park-and-Ride to celebrate the completion of the expansion of the park-and-ride facility with 300 additional parking spaces. The project was implemented by Fairfax County Department of Transportation and Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Chantilly: Love for All, Hatred for None

Letter to the Editor

Hate has no religion. No gender. No race.

Chantilly: Pastry Chef Arnaud Herdot Sells from a Food Truck

To be his own boss.

When a fancy French pastry chef takes to selling his baked goods from a food truck, you know that American food shopping habits have changed. Especially startling is that this pastry chef, Arnaud Herodet of Chantilly, worked as the pastry chef at the French Embassy in Washington for 18 years.

Drinkwater, Pelegrin Honored

Sully names Officers of Month.

The Sully District Police Station and its Citizens Advisory Committee have recognized two Officers of the Month for April. They are Sgt. Justin Drinkwater and Auxiliary Officer Antonio Pelegrin.

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Helping Students onto a Better Path in Life

Mountain View celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Mountain View is a small high school, but the impact it’s had upon its students’ lives has been huge. And last Friday, June 17, it marked two decades of existence and achievement.

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Potomac Nature: A Family Affair

Nesting Baltimore orioles at C&O Canal National Historical Park at Great Falls.

Every five or 10 minutes, one or the other of the adult Baltimore Orioles returned to their pendulous, hanging, nest, with a beak full of food for their recently hatched chicks.