Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


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Senior Dogs: Untold Stories

Like many geriatrics, senior dogs in our area are illness survivors and living with a range of conditions including arthritis, hip dysplasia and chronic back pain.

Community Works Together To Alleviate Hunger

Food for Others assemble backpacks of non-perishable food.

Food for Others started its Power Pack Program -P3- in Fairfax County four years ago "after we noticed the need and heard from school counselors. We started with eight schools and are now up to 28," according to Jessica Cogen, director of development and outreach of Food for Others. Cogen also emphasized that "we are seeking to expand the number of schools served this year to help meet the need."

Fairfax Snapshot: Collecting Food for Others

The Cleaning Authority of Fairfax collected 224 bags of canned food totaling 994 pounds for the Food for Others food bank over the summer as part of a national initiative, The Cleaning Authority CARES.

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New Jeep, Trucks and Off-road Business Opens in Fairfax City

Quality Performance Group, QPG, an automotive aftermarket company focusing on Jeeps, pickup trucks and off-road vehicles, recently opened on Draper Drive in Fairfax City.

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Springfield Snapshot: Celebrating 100th Birthday

Beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Maria Vicenta Ayala Amaya of Springfield celebrated 100 years of living.

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Springfield: Richard Byrd Library’s CoderDojo a Success

Program for children extended through October 2017.

More than three dozen children attended the second CoderDojo class held at the Richard Byrd Library in Springfield on Saturday, July 16.

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Lorton: Something Big Coming to the Workhouse

‘BrewFest’ and musical entertainment set for Aug. 13.

Stepping out to find new and unique “ways to enhance the Workhouse Art Center’s role as a key driver of economic and cultural momentum” in Northern Virginia is a major goal, said Ava Spece, Workhouse CEO/President in a recent interview.

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Fairfax Station: Homeward Trails Working to Clear The Shelter

Homeward Trails has 12-14 dogs adopted every weekend and 2,000 pets every year.

Last year Homeward Trails Adoption Center in Fairfax Station had 23 dogs adopted during the national “Clear The Shelters Initiative.” The nonprofit houses 50 dogs in their facility as well as a number of dogs and cats in their foster homes.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Remember to ‘Move Over’

On Tuesday, July 19, shortly after 8 p.m., a police officer from the Mount Vernon District made a traffic stop on southbound Interstate 95 near the exit for Route 1.

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Mount Vernon: Quander Road Stream Reconstruction Coming

Intention to stop massive sediment runoff flowing into Dyke Marsh

It’s safe to say Dyke Marsh should not be orange. Yet about two years ago, that’s what members of the group Friends of Dyke Marsh who lived in the River Tower condo building observed.

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Mount Vernon: Second Embark Richmond Highway Meeting Held

More than 200 attended the session at West Potomac High School

More than 200 community members came out to West Potomac High School Monday night, July 25, for the second Embark Richmond Highway informational meeting.

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Springfield Sharpshooter Bound for Rio

She’s not worried about hitting the bowl. Just striking the one-to-two-inch air rifle target from ten meters won’t win you a medal. It’s not even the middle ring, the size of a pencil eraser, that Springfield resident Ginny Thrasher is fixated on. It’s the dot in the center of that. Ten points.

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Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Springfield: Pokémon Go event hosted at Sully government center

With Fairfax County Police officers blocking traffic, dozens of community members crossed Stonecroft Boulevard in front of the Sully District government center in Chantilly.

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Fairfax County: School Board Work Session Draws Transgender Regulation Protesters

The Fairfax County School Board was scheduled to discuss new regulations for addressing daily life at school for students who identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming at July 21 work session held at the school system’s Gatehouse Road headquarters in Falls Church.

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Mount Vernon: Huntley Meadows Park Wins Award

The wetlands restoration project at Huntley Meadows Park will be among the honorees this weekend when the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) holds its summer meeting in Long Beach, Ca. It has been selected as a winner of a NACPRO Environmental/Conservation Award.