Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


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Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Honors Athletes of the Month

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club continued its decades-long tradition of opening the year with High School Coaches Night Sept. 22 as the organization presented the Athlete of the Month Awards to three high school student-athletes.

Alexandria: Mayoral Showdown

Democratic candidate Allison Silberberg faces write-in challenge from Mayor William Euille.

Once a month, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg hosts a coffee meetup where she talks informally with any members of the public who arrive.

Mount Vernon Brief: Shooting Death Under Investigation

A community member reported hearing a gunshot and a man lying in the road around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 4, Fairfax County Police said.

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Mount Vernon: Fighting Hunger Firsthand

Woodley Hills Food 4 Thought helps families with food insecurity.

Dina Koch and Sara Boehm of the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria want to teach her children when they see a problem, they should step in, reach out and fix it.

Mount Vernon Politics: Surovell’s Endorsements

The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters and Police Benevolent Association endorsed Scott Surovell in the 36th Senate District.

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Mount Vernon Politics: Honoring Puller

Mt Vernon Democrats gathered last month for their campaign season kick off and to honor retiring state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (center).

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Mount Vernon: MVCCA Honors Retiring Elected Officials

Recognizing 85 years of public service.

The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations (MVCCA) honored retiring elected officials U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (D-36) and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland on Sept. 23.

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Lee District Candidates Meet at John Marshall Library

They may not be old enough to vote, but twin sisters Madelyn and Miranda Khoury paid as much attention to the presentations as anyone in the audience at an Oct. 5 Meet the Candidates event hosted by the League of Women Voters of Fairfax.

Mount Vernon Brief: Mormons Participating in 5th Annual Day To Serve

Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon” or “LDS”) are once again answering Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s invitation to join the annual “Day to Serve” event.

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Korean Coalition Candidates Night Showcases 30 Participants

Opponents for five elected positions met at Luther Jackson Middle School

Del. Mark Keam (D-35) encouraged his fellow Koreans present to take advantage of the great number of candidates for elected office about to appear before them at the Korean Coalition for Political Participation 2015 Candidates Night.

Cansler Lawyer Calls for More Investigations into Rose Hill Taser Incident

Elton Cansler of Alexandria was arrested on Sept. 24 for committing larceny and assaulting a police officer, an incident captured on two independent witnesses’ mobile phones during which the Fairfax County Police Officer used a taser to force him to comply with orders.

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FoodRaiser to Be Held Nov. 8 in Fairfax, Partnered with Lorton Nonprofit and Our Daily Bread

Community members of all ages are preparing to gather to take a stand against hunger and need in the Fairfax County area at Our Daily Bread (ODB) and Lorton Community Action Center’s (LCAC) Complete the Circle FoodRaiser, to be held from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 on the Practice Field at Fairfax High School (3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax).

SafeSpot Welcomes New Executive Director

Michele Thames, the new executive director of SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center, brought a furry assistant when she recently joined the organization in Fairfax County. Her professionally trained facility dog Pecos worked with her previously at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters child abuse program in Norfolk.

Fairfax: Matthew Sentenced to Three Life Terms in Prison

‘Cruel and Savage Sexual Predator’

It took 10 years, but a former City of Fairfax resident got justice at last when the man who brutally assaulted and nearly killed her a decade ago finally received his punishment.

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Fairfax Reaches ‘A Significant Milestone in the Journey’ to Affordable Housing

City adopts an official affordable-housing policy.

The City of Fairfax welcomes developers wanting to build new homes here, but it also wants lower-income families to have places to live, too.