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Opinion: Commentary: Special Session at ‘Crossover’

As of this week, it is safe to say that we are at the unofficial halfway point or “crossover” period of this action-packed and historic special session.

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Appetite: Calling All Cats: Mount Purrnon Offers Cuddles, Rescue on the Menu in Alexandria

Cat lovers of the region, rejoice: Alexandria’s first cat café is on the loose.

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Alexandria Celebrates the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution will be celebrated in Alexandria City Public Schools during the week of Sept. 17-23, 2020.

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The Other Alexandria: Annie Withers’ Losses: Influenza Pandemic

Only Annie Johnson Withers could describe her own feelings when she lost a grandson and two daughters just a day apart from each other.

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Pet Pantry’s Doors Wide Open in Alexandria for a Community in Need

Linda Easley didn’t know where to turn.

Alexandria City Council Requires Masks in Public Places

At its regular meeting on Sept. 12, the Alexandria City Council voted 5 to 2 to adopt an ordinance requiring masks in indoor and outdoor public places.

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Burke Community Church Expanded, Enhanced

A major expansion project was recently completed at the Burke Community Church, adding space for a 1,150-seat worship center, adult classrooms, offices, lobby, cafe, bookstore and commercial kitchen.

Letter to the Editor: Clarification

In his Sept. 9, 2020, opinion piece ("Political Correctness Impeding Diversity"), Supervisor Herrity implied that Mr. Phil Rosenthal currently serves on the Good Shepherd Housing Board of Directors.

Lanier Middle School to be Renamed

The City of Fairfax School Board on Monday voted to change the name of Lanier Middle School.

Help Feed Local Families in Need

Britepaths is a well-known, Fairfax-based nonprofit that helps area residents, all year ’round, in a variety of ways.

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‘Old Town Just Feels Like Home’ in Fairfax City

Brooke’s Bridal & Ball opens

Brooke Ramos initially wanted to be a wedding planner.

Erin Peterson Fund Golf Tourney is Sept. 24 in Clifton

Westfield High grad Erin Peterson was an18-year-old honor student, with her whole life ahead of her, when she and 31 others died in the April 16, 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.

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19 Years Later, Lest We Forget in Centreville

Each Sept. 11, the front lawn of West Centreville Fire Station 38 is adorned with multitudes of small American flags.

‘An Inspiring Leader and Tireless Advocate’ in Sully District

Karen Campblin named Sully District Community Champion.

Fair Oaks resident Karen Campblin has a passion for helping others and improving her community.

Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Mount Vernon

A 78-year-old man has died as a result of injuries from a crash that occurred Sept. 9 around 10 p.m.

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