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Fairfax Station: South County Graduate Completes Attendance Streak

Cara Yates has never missed a day of school. Ever. From kindergarten on, the South County High School 2015 graduate kept a perfect attendance record the whole way.

Fairfax: Testifying ‘Took Courage, But it was Important’

Matthew’s victim explains how assault affected her.

On Sept. 24, 2005, Jesse L. Matthew Jr. viciously attacked a young, City of Fairfax woman, leaving her beaten and bloody on the ground. But in court last week – and during his June 8 trial – she needed only words, not fists, to respond to him at last.

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Arlington: Wakefield High School Salutes Its 2015 Graduates

Wakefield High School held 2015 Commencement ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Mt. Vernon: Amphitheater Renamed for Retired Lee District RECenter Manager

Leon Plenty was general manager of the Lee District RECenter from 1982 until his retirement in December, 2014. At a ceremony on June 17, Plenty was recognized for his work with the renaming of Lee District’s amphitheater in his honor.

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State Ultimate Frisbee Champions

Arlington boys’ and girls’ teams win

In a flurry of flying plastic disks, Virginia’s high school state Ultimate Frisbee tournament was held on two weekends in May, and when the discs settled, teams from Arlington had won both the boys’ and girls’ championships.

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Alexandria: Airborne Motorcycle Misses Children

Students and teachers survive with only minor injuries.

A motorcycle and a car collided on Quaker Lane on Tuesday, June 16, sending the rider headlong into a tree and the bike crashing through the window of St. Clement Episcopal Day School.

Alexandria: Goldilocks Approach

City Council reluctantly approves programming size for Patrick Henry Recreation Center.

A recommendation on the scale of the new Patrick Henry Recreation Center escalated into one City Council member calling on the city manager to fire the project staff.

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Reston Prepares For World Police and Fire Games

Volunteers sign up to assist in national sports event.

This week, staff affiliated with the Fairfax World Police and Fire Games have been greeting and authorizing the volunteers and participants in the upcoming events at 1800 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston.

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Shots Fired in Alexandria

Police continue investigating wave of gunfire reports from across city.

The first “shots fired” call of the summer came in on April 18. Since then, there have been 13 reports of “shots fired” across Alexandria.

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Alexandria: Lodato Memorial Playground Now Open

The new accessible playground, named after Ruthanne Lodato, an Alexandria piano and music teacher who was an active supporter of Alexandria’s special needs community, is officially open.

Alexandria: Helping Veteran-Owned Businesses

The Bunker@DC opens at Capitol Post.

The Bunker@DC, an incubator program for early-stage, veteran-owned businesses and veteran entrepreneurs, is accepting applications through June 30 for its first cohort of companies. Operating out of the Capitol Post’s co-working office space in Old Town, The Bunker@DC will support veterans in launching and growing a business in a peer- to-peer setting.

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Arlington: A Farewell to Yorktown High School

Yorktown High School held 2015 graduation ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Arlington Students Graduate from Convention

H-B Woodlawn hosts its annual unorthodox graduation.

During graduation, while other schools would have a sea of caps and gowns in rows of seating, the class of 2015 from H-B Woodlawn lounged around on the floor or on sofas in an array of Hawaiian shirts.

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Potomac: Autism Speaks 5K Celebrates Its 15th Year

New stroller derby added.

There is more to July 4 than just fireworks and barbecues. Come to Potomac early in the morning and race in the Autism Speaks 5K run/1 mile walk and Stroller Derby.

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Potomac: Old Angler’s Inn Owners Seeks Approval To Add Pavilion

Neighbors invited to attend discussion meetings.

"My mother's dream was to build a romantic country inn in a natural setting on the land she owned behind Old Angler’s Inn (OAI)," said OAI owner Mark Reges. "However, she was never able to find the time to construct this charming French country inn to share with others as she envisioned it."