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Alexandria: Four Mile Run Restored

Natural habitats slowly return to Alexandria’s northern creek.

In the 1970s, Alexandria was desperate. Throughout the ’60s and ’70s, Four Mile Run along the city’s northern border with Arlington was flooding.

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Fairfax County School Board members respond to Obama transgender bathroom guidance

When a student in Fairfax County Public Schools identifies as transgender and they bring it to the attention of their school staff, the school brings in the student’s parents and together they work out a tailored bathroom plan: where to use single-stall facilities on campus that will make the student feel most comfortable.

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Inside AlexRenew

Early June eyed for AlexRenew field opening.

On the surface, the nearly completed park near the east end of Eisenhower Avenue looks like any soccer field.

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Alexandria Snapshot: ‘RED Day’

Each year on May 12, Keller Williams Associates devote their time and energy to helping a local charitable organization.

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Alexandria Snapshot: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare host its annual National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 29 to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.

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Cappies Review: More Than an Ordinary Dinner

Most dinner guests only stay for the evening, but in Chantilly High School's production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Sheridan Whiteside's unexpected stay brings chaos to the Stanley household. In this wacky tale of mischief and mayhem, the characters learn that good can come from the pandemonium of life.

Arlington: Gearing Up for Bike to Work Day

Local cyclists share tips for new riders.

On May 20, expect to see more Arlington commuters leaving the cars in the garage. Annual “Bike to Work” day encourages commuters to try out a car-free lifestyle, and some of the local experts are ready with tips for new riders.

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Arlington: Task Force Votes To Keep Fire Station 8 at Current Site

Questions continue about how to improve response times.

Attendees at the penultimate meeting on Fire Station 8 shook their heads.

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Meals Tax? Ballot Possibility

Board of Supervisors potentially set to approve meals tax ballot question on June 7.

A majority of The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voiced support last week for including a Meals Tax Referendum as part of the 2016 General Election.

McLean Crime Reports

Notable incidents from the Fairfax County Police blotter from May 6-13.

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Great Falls: Cutting Through Brooks Farm

GFCA raises new issue surrounding controversial redevelopment proposal; says community never had chance to respond.

Great Falls Citizens Association wants Supervisor John W. Foust to address concerns on Brooks Farm development.

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Alexandria: Kluge Bids Farewell

Maestro Kim Allen Kluge preferred to tell well-wishers “To be continued.”

He refused to say goodbye. Although it was his final concert as music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Kim Allen Kluge preferred to tell well-wishers “To be continued.”

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Mount Vernon: Browne Academy Turns 75

One of Virginia’s first racially integrated schools celebrates with arts, picnic and assembly.

Independent school Browne Academy didn’t begin its daylong celebration of the institution’s 75th anniversary trumpeting the fact it was founded as one of the first racially integrated schools in Virginia.

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Fairfax Station: Children of Holocaust Survivors at Temple B’nai Shalom display family artifacts

Fairfax resident Frank Kohn’s family heirloom silver candlestick holders never should’ve made it out of Berlin.

Springfield Crime Reports

Notable criminal incidents in Springfield