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Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

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Community Helps Hoof Beloved Great Falls Horse’s Medical Bills

Delfina back home, but support needed for the long recovery

On April 8, a beloved 18-year-old Norwegian Fjord named Delfinia at the Lift Me Up equestrian center in Great Falls suffered a severe case of colic, abdominal pain.

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Helping Children Improve Their Writing

Practical suggestions for boosting skills

When Stacie Dougherty read an essay that her seventh grade son wrote for a Language Arts writing assignment, she became concerned.

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T.C., Maury Schools Renamed

ACPS opens student contest to design new Titan logo

The Alexandria City Public School board voted unanimously April 8 to change the name of T.C. Williams High School to Alexandria City High School.

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Cappies Review: 14 Scenes of ‘Growing Up’

"Am I a person? Can I survive?"

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Cappies Review: In Search of the First Kiss

Langley High School's production of ‘The Party Hop’

Unfortunately, things don't seem to have changed much two years in the future.

Yorktown High Holds School-wide Assembly Honoring Black History

Ask yourself how you may have contributed to racism and do better, students say.

Marguarite Gooden told the group of over 1,200 Yorktown High School students at an assembly Feb. 26 that as one of two Black students in her class at Yorktown, she was called a “jungle bunny” — among other things — by her classmates.

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Fairfax County Public Schools to Offer Four Days a Week In-school

Phased plan to start April 20 for most vulnerable students

Some students in the Fairfax County Public Schools system could be poised to clean off the family dining room table by April 20.

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Two Lawsuits Threaten Virginia Public Schools

Appellants ask courts to halt implementation of Student Transgender Policies; local FCPS Pride reacts

The outcome of two lawsuits filed in Circuit Courts the last week in March threatens the treatment of transgender students in all Virginia school divisions, including Fairfax County Public Schools.

Five-Year-Old Handcuffed for Hating School in Montgomery County

The five-year-old left his school building during the school day and was walking down the street when confronted by police officers who yelled at him that he wasn’t allowed to make his own decisions.

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The Other Alexandria: The Women Who Sparked His Career – Dr. Michael D. Casey

There is a common saying that a woman is always behind a successful man.

Cappies Review: Sweet Memories of Childhood

Thomas A. Edison High School presents ‘Alice's Looking Glass Adventures.’

Through you go, through the looking glass and into a dazzling wonderland!

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New Water Tank Erected at George Mason University

Water pressure improved for college and nearby Fairfax residents

The campus of George Mason University and the housing surrounding that area welcomed 2021 with increased water pressure, courtesy of a new 2.5 million-gallon water tower on the GMU grounds.

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Restorative Justice Inching Forward in Arlington

Restorative Justice will work to gain the trust of residents from all neighborhoods.

When Kimiko Lighty hears Arlington residents commiserating on a listserv about how many cars had been vandalized and no one was doing anything about it; or how a woman was harassed by a group of maskless teens who coughed in her face, implying they were spreading COVID, and sped away laughing; then hears how these teens should be punished instead of “going through a restorative justice process,” it suggests to her that what we are doing now isn’t working.

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Campers Excited to be Back in Person in Arlington

Cars full of bouncing, excited children line up in the parking lot of Cherrydale United Methodist Church on the first day of spring break to participate in Encore Stage and Studio outdoor, in-person Spring Break Camp.

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Glenstone Museum to Reopen Its Gallery on April 8

International traveling exhibition Faith Ringgold will open with limited capacity.

Glenstone Museum will reopen its indoor spaces in phases, beginning on April 8 with its presentation in the Gallery of a major international traveling exhibition of the works of Faith Ringgold.

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