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Mount Vernon: Annual Gala Supports MVAH

On the banks of the Potomac River just off the Mount Vernon Parkway, the Mount Vernon at Home non-profit senior citizen service organization once again celebrated its annual gala fundraiser at the American Horticulture Society's site, River Farm on May 20.

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Alexandria: 2015 Memorial Day in Old Town

Memorial Day ceremonies honor the fallen.

Alexandrians gathered from across the city May 25 to honor the sacrifice of America’s fallen service members in Memorial Day ceremonies held at Alexandria National Cemetery in Old Town.

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Business Philanthropy Summit Honors Local Leaders

Nonprofits, businesses recognized for local initiatives.

Community leaders from across the city gathered May 6 for the 17th annual Business Philanthropy Summit to honor the 2015 nonprofit and business philanthropists of the year.

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Alexandria: Alfred Street Baptist Church hosts Annual Christian Walk

For the past several years, members of Alfred Street Baptist Church have hosted an annual Christian Walk for members.

Edison High Student Named 2015 Ron Brown Scholar

Bruke Kifle, a senior at Edison High School, is one of 28 students nationwide named a Ron Brown Scholar, a program for African-American youth, and will receive a $40,000 scholarship to attend college.

Alexandria: Former AEDP Chief Joins Foundation Board

Hawkins to focus on support for veterans.

Just weeks into his retirement from serving as president and CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Val Hawkins has joined the Military Family Initiative board of directors of the Military Officers Association of America.

Inova Center for Personalized Health’s Cancer Program Receives $50 Million Gift

Inova has received a $50 million gift from developer and philanthropist Dwight Schar launching the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute.

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Down the Drain: Understanding Alexandria's Sewer Crisis

Environmental Services proposes solutions to sewage crisis.

Alexandria experiences between 30 to 40 sewer overflows every year.

Micron Foundation Sponsors Tinker Shop at Children’s Science Center Lab

The Micron Foundation presented a $75,000 sponsorship for the Tinker Shop at the Children’s Science Center Lab located in the Fair Oaks Mall.

Alexandria: Clear Frontrunner in Mayoral Fundraising Race

While the race for the Democratic primary in Alexandria’s mayoral election remains hotly contested, incumbent William Euille remains the clear winner in terms of fundraising.

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Alexandria: What’s Next For Patrick Henry?

Schools and Parks Department proposals each stalled by the other.

Alexandria Public Schools’ plans to rebuild Patrick Henry Elementary School around the location of the current site have hit a snag.

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Rules on Noise Set To Change

Board of Supervisors scheduled to resume discussion and vote on proposed Noise Ordinance on June 23.

Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust asked to defer a proposal to adopt a new chapter of the county’s noise ordinance to September so the board could have more time to weigh testimony of more than 30 speakers at the public hearing, May 12.

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Fairfax County Looking at the Alternatives for I-66

Information presented on I-66/Route 28 interchange improvement.

One day, in the not-too-distant future, the I-66/Route 28 interchange in Centreville will be improved to reduce congestion and make life easier for every driver using it. But first, VDOT and area residents are deciding how best to proceed.

Centreville/Chantilly Roundups for the Week of May 27

Fairfax County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing adult. Fifty-six-year-old In Hong Won walked away from his home in Centreville on May 20.

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Relay for Life: ‘These People Inspire You’

Chantilly Relay for Life is June 6.

The annual Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society. And for Erin Hamm, of Centreville’s Manorgate community, it’s personal.

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