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Mount Vernon: Wegmans' 'Fill the Bus' June 21-July 4

From Sunday, June 21 through Saturday, July 4, Wegmans Food Market stores will hold a two-week “Fill the Bus” food drive to support local food banks’ increased summer needs.

Mount Vernon: UCM Receives $50,000 Gift

Jarrell S. Mitchell, Col. USAF (Ret), donated $50,000 to United Community Ministries (UCM) to establish The Patricia R. Mitchell Children’s Enrichment Opportunities (CEO) Initiative, as a tribute to his late wife Patricia R. Mitchell.

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Mount Vernon: Sharing about Alzheimer’s

Author discusses caregiving.

At the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, author Meryl Comer discussed her book, "Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's," a personal memoir, recounting her last 20 years as a caregiver, first for her husband and now for her mother, both with Alzheimer's disease. Following her June 9 presentation, she conducted a Town Hall-type meeting, answering questions and discussing issues and problems she encountered.

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Mount Vernon: Scholarships for Local Student Musicians

West Potomac Choir Boosters awarded an Ernest Johnson Choral Musician Scholarship to Jessica Niles for $1,000 and a Choral Citizen Scholarship Award to Bernard Kluskens, for $500.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: "On Duty"

Lt. j.g. Nicole Gailliot, from Mount Vernon, stands watch as officer of the deck on the bridge of USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) on June 2. Jason Dunham, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

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Mount Vernon and Lorton: New Gunston Hall Roof Completed

Approaching Gunston Hall in Mason Neck, the 18th-century plantation home of George Mason, its roof appears to gleam golden in the sunlight.

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Mount Vernon: ‘Not Too Far From Here’ Fund Aids Local People in Need

Church helps individuals and families with sudden medical and housing costs.

In 2014, the Not Too Far From Here (NTFFH) Fund provided about $92,000 to help 135 local people with emergencies or issues that fall between the cracks of larger agencies.

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Mount Vernon: New Gunston Hall Roof Completed

The heavy slate tiles that previously topped the building where Mason may well have drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights were recently replaced — not by gold, but Alaskan Red Cedar.

Centreville Stake Honors Leaders for Commitment to Families

The focus was on families during the June 6 Family Value Award Ceremony in Centreville.

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Potomac: Luncheon To Benefit First Tee

Program teaches golf and life skills.

Golf fans may one day see the name Brittany Campbell of Silver Spring on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. The 13-year-old middle-school student shot the longest drive of all the female golfers in her competition last year. Golf has become her passion since she started in The First Tee program with free lessons at Sligo Creek Golf Course four years ago. “I’m trying to get into college on a scholarship,” she said. “But I still play to have fun … that’s my goal.”

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Potomac: Muslim Foundation Honors Volunteers at Annual Cookout

Year-round effort helps families throughout county.

Many residents aren’t aware of the scope of the problem of hunger in Montgomery County. However, the Montgomery County Muslim Foundation (MCMF) understands and confronts the challenge of the hunger of the less fortunate by its food collections of non-perishable goods for Manna.

Police Make Arrests in High Profile Burglaries

Police give suggestions for protecting homes and valuables.

Fairfax County Police have solved two separate strings of approximately eight high-end burglaries, a few in Great Falls, as well as Reston and McLean.

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Arlington: Mixed Response to Housing Plan

County Board moves forward on Affordable Housing Master Plan despite citizen objections.

After nearly five hours of public comment and debate, a request to advertise the Affordable Housing Master Plan for public hearings throughout July was approved by the County Board in a 4 - 1 vote.

Alexandria: TC Crew Wins Two Golds

Titan girls’ first varsity and varsity lightweight 8 dominate.

The T.C. Williams girls’ first varsity 8 and girls’ varsity lightweight 8 ended the season with two big wins: gold medals at the Canadian Nationals in Ontario, Canada. The girls’ freshman 8 boat also captured a silver medal, and TC sculler Kyra McClary powered down the course to a close fourth-place finish.

Letter: Creating A Legacy

Letter to the Editor

As I write this, I have no idea who will win the Democratic mayoral primary.