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AHC Commits to Success for Low-Income Students

Forty-two low-income high school students celebrated College Signing Day hosted by AHC, Inc. who sponsors the College and Career Readiness Program.

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Language Skills Valuable for Two Franconia Police Officers

Quick thinking earned them title as “Officers of the Month” for April.

FCPD Employee of the Month

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Project Launched to Address Overflow at Lake Accotink

After rainy days, hikers face a watery crossing when walking around the lake.

Accotink improvements

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Community Center Opens in the Buckman Road Area

It’s more than just basketball courts and shuffleboard though.

WISH center

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Children’s Inn Hope Gala Surpasses $1 Million Goal

Inn resident and 13-year old violin prodigy Caesar Sant shares inspiring medical journey.

The Children’s Inn at NIH raised a new record $1,083,988 in donations at the 2022 An Evening for Hope Gala...

Fairfax City Adopts FY 23 Budget

Real-estate tax rate reduced 6.5 cents; average tax on Fairfax City home will increase $127.

Fairfax City’s newly adopted FY 23 budget fulfills City Council’s goals and directives.

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VFW Post 8469 Celebrates 75th Anniversary

On April 30, VFW Post 8469 celebrated its 75th anniversary since being chartered.

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Fundraiser for Great Falls Grange Foundation

One month in, ribbon-cuttings and action begins.

The Great Fall Grange Foundation held its first fundraiser, For the Love of Great Falls, on Friday, May 6, at River Bend Golf and Country Club, raising nearly $100,000...

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Women's Club of Great Falls Donates $6,000 to Friends of Riverbend Park

Funds support scholarships and programs.

On Monday, May 9, the Women's Club of Great Falls Philanthropy Group donated $6,000 to Friends of Riverbend Park, Inc.

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Over the Edge

Rappellers raise funds for New Hope Housing.

Excitement was mixed with tinges of fear as more than 80 volunteers rappelled down the 14-story Crystal City Hilton as part of the Over the Edge fundraiser for New Hope Housing.

Burglaries and Destruction of Property at Two Black Churches

Not hate crimes but a cry for help.

Four crimes within days at two Black churches and a tripped alarm at a third Black church, all located on Fordson Road in Alexandria's Gum Spring Community, looked ominous.

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Maps Tell Stories of the Past

People have been making maps of the Mount Vernon area for four centuries and maps convey more than pictures,” Kevin Green began as he...

City of Alexandria Recognizes First Annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day, May 10, On Heels of Recent Overdose Spike

Join the City of Alexandria and communities around the nation in support of the first annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day on May 10 to raise awareness about fentanyl-laced illicit drugs, ways that residents can prevent substance misuse, and treatment resources to manage substance use disorders.

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Over the Edge

Rappellers raise funds for New Hope Housing.

Excitement was mixed with tinges of fear as more than 80 volunteers rappelled down the 14-story Crystal City Hilton as part of the Over the Edge fundraiser for New Hope Housing.

Lamb Center and Wesley Housing Partner for Supportive housing

Tuesday, May 10, Fairfax nonprofit homeless services provider The Lamb Center and nonprofit affordable housing developer...

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