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Centreville/Chantilly Roundups for the Week of May 20

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, May 21, from 5-8:30 p.m, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary.

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Arlington: Pre-schoolers Learn from Garden Therapy

The door swings open and 12 pre-schoolers skip to the corner and sit themselves in a circle. It is the monthly half-hour garden therapy session at Glebe Elementary in Arlington.

The Fight for the 45th

Democratic primary candidates vying to replace Delegate Krupicka lay out campaign priorities.

As with most candidates in a primary, the Democrats campaigning to replace Robert Krupicka as delegate for Virginia’s 45th District which includes parts of Alexandria, Arlington and Mount Vernon, don’t vary greatly in their positions on political issues. Where these candidates do vary is their experience and priorities.

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Teaching Technology Gallery Walk Benefits Students, Teachers

Gallery Walk highlights innovations in classroom technology.

“You have died of dysentery.”

Cyber Security Bills Signed in Arlington

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law two cyber security bills (SB1307 and SB919) patroned by Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun) on May 6 in Arlington. McAuliffe and Wexton were joined by Sen. George Barker, Del. Tom Rust and members of the recently formed Virginia Cyber Commission.

25-Year ACPD Veteran Named Police Chief

Murray “Jay” Farr was appointed chief of police of the Arlington County Police Department on May 14. Farr has served as the acting chief of police since the retirement of M. Douglas Scott on March 20.

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Springfield: Rolling Road Widening Project In Early Stages, Again

Officials hope to finally move forward with county and state funding.

For drivers frustrated with traffic on the two-lane stretch of Rolling Road between the Fairfax County Parkway and Old Keene Mill Road, relief could be in sight, again.

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Lorton: Hope & Health Festival Returns for Third Year

Linda Patterson, executive director of the Lorton Community Action Center, said about a fifth of the local population their organization serves is suffering from chronic health-related issues.

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New Girls Golf Program Begins at Burke Lake Golf Course

Erin Herbig of Clifton admits signing her daughters up for golf lessons was a decision to benefit the whole family, not just the girls Summer and Kolby.

Treating All Students and Staff with Dignity and Respect

“The decision by the School Board to add “gender identity” to our nondiscrimination policy is to provide an environment which promotes equality where every student and employee is treated with dignity and respect. This tells our students and staff that school and the FCPS workplace are places where they can be safe from harassment and discrimination."

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A Pastoral May Day at the School for Swans in Alexandria

The ballet and tap students at the School for Swans in Alexandria are busy in rehearsal this week for their spring recital on Thursday, May 14, at 6 p.m. in the lower auditorium at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria on King Street.

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Obituary: Remembering Civil Rights Activist, Architect Melvin Miller

Architect of affordable housing dies at 83.

For nearly 60 years, Melvin Miller was a fixture in Alexandria, known as a civil rights activist and the architect of affordable housing across the city.

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West Potomac Team to Compete at World Competition

A West Potomac High School Odyssey of the Mind team has once again earned a spot to compete at the World Competition on May 20 - 23 at Michigan State University.

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Video Released of 2009 Officer-Involved Shooting

Dashboard camera recorded audio, not video of the shots fired.

Barrie Masters’ son David died Nov. 13, 2009. A Fairfax County Police officer shot and killed him while he sat, unarmed, and behind the wheel of his car. Last week, more than five years later, Fairfax County Police released the dashboard video from the cruiser of the officer who shot David Masters.

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The Standard Barbershop Opens in Fairfax City

The Standard vintage barbershop recently opened in the heart of Fairfax City. The Standard offers a wide selection of services that include haircuts, straight-razor shaves, beard trims and head shaves.