Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


Help Repair Mount Vernon Trail

Sathiya Kannan, a Girl Scout from Reston, will be repairing one of the bridges on the Mount Vernon Trail in Alexandria on Saturday, March 25, as a Silver Award Project for scouting.

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George Washington's Birthday Parade

Celebrating at the 285th George Washington's Birthday Parade are Ron Rigby, Henry Dorton of the American Legion Post 24, former Mayor Bill Euille and Council member Willie Bailey.

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West Springfield Senior Honored

West Springfield High School senior Catherine Kiser was honored by the Thomas Lee chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Fairfax as its 2016-17 Good Citizens Awardee at an awards luncheon Saturday, Feb. 11 at Cedar Knoll in Alexandria.

A Glimpse at Some Fairfax City CIP Requests

Department heads present their wish lists.

Next Tuesday, Feb. 28, City Manager Bob Sisson will present his proposed FY ’18 budget for the City of Fairfax. Among other things, it will include funds for some of the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) requested by various City entities.

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To GMU, from Giant

Members of the Fairfax community joined local officials and the University Mall’s Giant management team to officially open the renovated Fairfax store on Feb. 9.

11th Congressional District Democratic Honorees Announced

More than 100 attendees and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly packed into Esposito's Restaurant in Fairfax to honor four area activists for their efforts for the Democratic Party at the 17th Annual John Sturdivant Awards this month.

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House Fire Leads to Death Investigation in Lorton

Official Fairfax City Seal Plus a New Logo

Council approves where each identifier will be used.

Now that Fairfax has decided to go forward with two logos for the City, it has also determined when to use the official seal and when the new, more modern logo will be applied.

Five Suspects Charged with Gang-Related Murder

Roessler calls killing “savage and brutal.”

Fifteen-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas’ death was caused by multiple forms of trauma to the upper body, the medical examiner reports.

Keeping Roads Safe with ‘Trooper Bowl’

From Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, through Monday morning, Feb. 6, more than 2,500 traffic stops took place across the state.

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GMU Lobby Day

Del. Tim Hugo (R-40) takes a break during “Crossover,” the halfway point of the 2017 General Assembly session, to gather with a group of George Mason University students and staff on GMU Lobby Day.

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Koinonia Donates iPads to Key Center

At the Key Center school for students with severe intellectual disabilities, Apple iPads are a game-changer.

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Hugo’s Opioid Prescription Limit Bill Passes

Deaths from prescription opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999.

Rob Anderson was prescribed 30 days-worth of hydrocodone for pain, after he had four wisdom teeth removed in 10th grade.