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Arlington’s Role in South Korean Dog Rescue

Helping rescued dogs acclimate.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington took in three of the 23 puppies rescued by Humane Society International from a South Korean dog farm earlier this year. In just a few months, all three of the dogs had made it new, safe homes.

Arlington Leads Animal Shelters in Lives Saved

Volunteers’ efforts praised.

Saving lives since 1945, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington has been named the top of the area’s animal shelters with a 95 percent success rate for 2015 thanks to more than 500 volunteers contributing more than 25,000 hours.

Buying Fresh Produce at The Clarendon Farmer's Market

Another afternoon of rain in Arlington: Stan Lou has stopped on his way home at the Wednesday afternoon Clarendon Farmer’s Market to pick up corn on the cob. He packs it on top of the tomatoes in his bicycle saddlebag.

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Baptist Youth Campers Repair Lorton Homes

Jeff Moten started the week with 31 teenagers on his lawn. Baptist youth from around Virginia arrived at his Lorton property around 9 a.m. on Monday, July 13. By 10, they had cleared much of the natural overgrowth in his front and back yards, begun stripping his home’s roof and removing debris from a rear room where the floor had collapsed.

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Burke: Volunteers and County Workers Recognized at Best of Braddock Awards

Thanks to Jim Watkins, a striking statue of a barracuda emerging from the water now graces the Commonwealth Swim Club. Watkins and other volunteers, members of the club, have helped maintain and repair areas of the facility, including restoration of the storm runoff channel, new lighting and landscaping.

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Fairfax: Family, Friends Raise Cancer-Research Funds in Jimmy Breslin’s Name

A Fairfax County firefighter for 28 years, Jimmy Breslin died of cancer last year at age 55, but he’s never far from the thoughts of his friends and family. And in tribute to him, they raise money for and participate in The Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Lower Water Bills for City of Fairfax Residents

Fairfax Water equalizes rates 18 months earlier than expected.

Usually, as time goes on, people end up paying higher prices for everything. But that’s not the case for residents of the City of Fairfax. From now on, their water bills will be lower.

Column: By Right Development: Does It Work for Chesapeake Bay?

By right development refers to projects that are permitted under their current zoning and do not require any legislative action by the Board of Supervisors or the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Obituary: Georgia Marie Peters Bruch

Georgia Marie Peters Bruch, beloved wife, mother and friend, died on July 7, 2015 in Richmond, Va.

Mount Vernon: New Commander at District Station

Captain Shawn Martin oversees Mount Vernon.

This month the Fairfax County Police Department promoted Lieutenant Shawn Martin to captain and assigned him as the new commander of the Mount Vernon District Station.

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Mount Vernon: Police Chief Provides Timeline on McKenna’s Death

Report sent to Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Natasha McKenna died while in the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Department on Feb. 8, 2015.

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Alexandria: 2015 PLTI National Training Participants

For the fourth year in a row, the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) hosted the National Facilitator’s Training between July 10-12

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Alexandria: Framing History

From George Washington to today’s White House.

It was just about three weeks ago when Gary Eyler got a call on Tuesday to be in the White House briefing room on Wednesday for the unveiling of a replica of the original White House Correspondents Charter. The original had disappeared in 2007. Eyler had been asked to recreate it.

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Alexandria Appetite: A Taste of Ethiopia Near Home

Alexandria boasts several Ethiopian restaurants well worth your time and money.

Alexandria: Zarek Honored for Service with The Twig

Starlet G. Zarek of Alexandria was honored last month for her 25 years of service to The Twig, the junior auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital.