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Centreville Snapshot: Exploring Nature

Students at Chesterbrook Academy preschool in Centreville explored a bug’s life in celebration of Earth Day in April as they released more than 4,500 ladybugs throughout the schoolyard and back into the environment on plants, flowers and trees.

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Potomac Snapshot: It’s Official

WashingtonFirst Bank celebrated its grand opening of its 19th branch at 9812 Falls Road, Suite 125, Potomac on June 7.

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Chantilly Snapshot: Cruisers and Backhoes and Trucks, Oh, My

Touch-A-Truck was June 18 outside the Chantilly Regional Library.

Weekend Fun in the Area: June 24-26

Weekend fun in the area.

Reston and Herndon Weekend Fun: June 24-26

Weekend fun in the area.

Weekend Fun: June 24-26

Weekend fun in the area.

Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook Announces Retirement

City’s first African American Chief to step down Oct. 1.

After a 37-year career in law enforcement, Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook has announced his retirement from the force effective Oct. 1.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: June 24-July 4

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Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.

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Potomac Weekend Fun: June 24-July 4

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Events near Potomac, Md.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: June 24-July 4

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Events in Arlington Co., Va.

Alexandria Commentary: A Father/Daughter Bond

From the Old Town Boutique District

Many adults find choosing a great Father’s Day present for their dads perplexing.

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Mount Vernon: Celebrating Gum Springs Community Day

Gum Springs residents celebrated a day of community events held at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Saturday, June 18.

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Alexandria: Class of 2016 Bids Farewell to T.C. Williams

Class of 2016 Graduation marks the school’s 50th anniversary and the end of Principal Dingle’s first year.

According to Principal Dr. Jesse Dingle, life at T.C. Williams High School is a kaleidoscope. It’s constantly moving and shifting, full of every imaginable form of diversity.

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Alexandria: SSSAS Graduates Look to Future

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School celebrated the Commencement of the 115 members of the Class of 2016 on Saturday, June 11 on the grounds of Virginia Theological Seminary.

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Mount Vernon High School Holds Commencement Exercises June 17

Though he’s only been with them for three months, new Mount Vernon High School Principal Dr. Anthony Terrell said he quickly came to admire the senior class of 2016.

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Springfield: West Springfield Graduation Held June 17

On their graduation day, West Springfield High School teacher Mike Mukai spoke to the Class of 2016 about wishes.

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Fairfax Station, Lorton: More than 500 graduate from South County High School on June 21

South County High School senior class president Taylor Berry lamented in her commencement address that little did she and her classmates know their secondary education would go by so quickly.

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Burke, Fairfax Station: Robinson Holds Graduation June 15

The students may have been graduating, but their principal assigned one more book for them to read. Robinson Secondary’s Matt Eline sent each 2016 graduate on their way with a copy of Brian Tracy’s “Achieve Any Goal.” He made goals the theme of his address to the young adults on June 15 at George Mason’s Eagle Bank Arena.

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Herndon and Reston: Celebrating the Fourth of July 2016

Celebrating Independence Day

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Celebrating Independence Day 2016

Fourth of July celebrations in the area