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Mount Vernon: Use of Force Subcommittee To Pilot Case Review Process

The Aug. 12 Use of Force subcommittee meeting began with a discussion of the Fairfax County Chief of Police Edwin Roessler’s public release of brief summaries of every officer-involved shooting going back to 2005.

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Little Free Library

Mount Vernon-area resident Liz Schroeder erected a “lending library” on the corner of her property, named “Wheat’s Corner” in honor of her late uncle Len Wheat. The Little Free Library is free for anyone to use and includes a sign encouraging users to take or leave books, and write friendly messages in the books they return.

Mount Vernon: Bennett Joins Former Opponent Storck’s Supervisor Campaign

She didn’t beat him and now she’s joining him.

Alexandria/Mount Vernon: Carucci Joins National Breast Center Foundation

Martha Carucci of Alexandria has been named program manager of National Breast Center Foundation.

Alexandria Brief: Living Legends Elects New Board Members

Several new members have been elected to the Living Legends of Alexandria’s board of directors. The new members add experience in nonprofit management, event management, nonprofit legal consulting, grant writing, fundraising and marketing.

Column: Sharing Lives through Friendly Visitor Program

Sharing Lives through Friendly Visitor Program

Our wonderful journey with the Friendly Visitor Program at Senior Services Alexandria began around two years ago.

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Alexandria People at Work: The Art of Making Bread

The oven is warming to 450 degrees. Lisa Parkinson has lined up the unbleached flour, yeast and milk beside the freshly chopped rosemary, basil and thyme.

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Alexandria: Living Legend Marga Fripp Strives To Empower Women

Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing 501(c)(3) photo-documentary project to identify, honor and chronicle the people making current history in Alexandria.

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Centre View: Community To Honor Frey

Supervisor Frey to retire.

Armando Trull will be the featured speaker on Sept. 18 when Centreville Immigration Forum sponsors a dinner to honor retiring Supervisor Michael R. Frey.

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Centre View: Shopping with the Sheriff

Program benefits school-age children temporarily living at the Katherine K. Hanley shelter in Fairfax.

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office continued an annual tradition of collaborating with Target Department Store to provide back-to-school shopping opportunities for children in homeless families.

Centre View: Roundups

Centre View Roundups.

Brief: Candidates Face Off on ‘Inside Scoop’

Forum will broadcast live on Aug. 31.

For the first time, the non-partisan Meet and Greet Candidates Forum for certified candidates, both for the State Senate and the House of Delegates, will be broadcast live on a special extended edition of Inside Scoop on Aug. 31, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Centre View: Wegmans Grocery Store Proposed

Residents are pleased, but worry about traffic troubles.

The Wegmans grocery store in Fair Oaks has proved to be a hit with local residents. And now plans are afoot to bring a Wegmans to Chantilly, too.

Brief: Church To Mark 110th Anniversary

The Scotland African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church family will celebrate its anniversary on Sept. 13.

The Scotland African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church family will celebrate its 110th anniversary on Sept. 13. The theme is “Honoring our Past, Treasuring Our Future” based on Jeremiah 29:11.

Brief: Deceptive Mail Solicitation Stopped

The combined efforts of the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection, the Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service-Washington Division have stopped a company from continuing to mail deceptive letters soliciting Maryland homeowners to pay a fee to petition a review of their property taxes.