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Alexandria People: Celebrating Their Golden Anniversary

Deborah Dodge, then 17, wedded James W. Blackburn, Jr., then 18, on Aug. 27, 50 years ago at Christ Church in Rockville, Md., officiated by the Rev. Raymond P. Black.

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'The Eagles': Alexandria F.O.E. 871 Continues to Soar

The sign outside simply reads “F.O.E.” It is easy to miss when traveling along Cameron Street in the middle of Old Town. But for 110 years, members of Aerie 871 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles have gathered here in friendship, fellowship and to reach out to those in need in the community.

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Mount Vernon: Picnic with the President

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Friends raising money to upgrade fire suppression.

Lorne Campbell was told the historic property he bought on Robertson Boulevard was once part of an area where George Washington liked to have his pigs graze.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Back to School Campaign

Thanks to many organizations hosting collection drives for United Community Ministries’s (UCM) annual Back to School Campaign, more than 800 students from low-income families in the Mount Vernon area will get to choose new backpacks and school supplies.

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Fairfax: The Path to Eagle

Boy Scouts team up with Friends group to improve public trails.

On the morning of his service project, Carter Murray of Fairfax realized he’d forgotten a small but vital detail: Food.

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Volunteers Clean Up Old Colchester Road

Ten volunteers offered up their Saturday morning to clean up Old Colchester Road in Lorton. The team, which included members of the Mason Neck Lions Club and Civic Association, Del. Dave Albo (R-42) and his son, collected 14 bags of litter, a tire and other assorted trash, according to environmentalist Joe Chudzik of Mason Neck.

Fairfax Police Helicopter Crew Live-Tweets

Fairfax County Police helicopters are neither birds nor planes, but their crew got slightly more avian as they “live-tweeted” experiences from inside the hangar and helicopter through Twitter on Aug. 26.

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Torres Trial Date Set for December

Bond denied for former police officer charged with murdering John Geer.

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 19, former Fairfax County Police officer Adam Torres entered the circuit courtroom for his arraignment, dressed in a baggy, blue-green prison jumpsuit. Torres was indicted the previous Monday by a special grand jury for killing Springfield resident John Geer in August, 2013.

Shifting Boundaries

Navy Annex land exchange includes straightening Columbia Pike.

A land exchange between Arlington County and Arlington National Cemetery could lead to a new historic memorial in Arlington.

Chantilly Crime Report for the Week of 8/26

The following incidents were reported by the Fair Oaks Police Station.

Bite Me Cancer Marks 5th Anniversary

Fundraising underway for research.

Bite Me Cancer celebrates its 5-year anniversary this month with its founder, Nikki Ferraro, who graduated from James Madison University this past May. Ferraro started Bite Me Cancer at 17 years old after being diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer during the spring semester of her junior year of high school.

SYA Annual Board Meeting Rescheduled

The Southwestern Youth Association annual Executive Board of Directors Election Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Preparing for the Start of School in the Fall

Putting all of the puzzle pieces together.

Boxes filled with Swanson Middle School assignment books and textbooks are stacked high in the Main Office while the roar of the waxing machine is heard down the hall.

Centreville and Chantilly Crime Report for the Week of 8/26

The following incidents were reported by the Sully District Police Station.

Strand To Lead Unified Prevention Coalition

Whitney Strand has been appointed as the new executive director of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC). Strand has served as program director of the countywide coalition that works to prevent substance abuse and keep Fairfax County youth and young adults safe and drug free.