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Fairfax: Promoting Native Plants

Volunteers plant 2,000 plants, 48 different species -- one-third grasses and two-thirds wild flowers.

Some 40 volunteers planted a pollinator meadow for two days last week on one acre of land adjacent to the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax.

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Meet Fairfax City Fire Chief John O’Neal.

Sporting nearly three decades of experience, John O’Neal became chief of the City of Fairfax Fire Department in January. But he wanted to be a firefighter ever since he was a boy, growing up in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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Community Forum Series Focuses on Disability Services

For those unable to attend the Fairfax Area Disability Service Board’s monthly meetings, June will be an opportunity to voice concerns in person to board members regarding community disability services.

Burke: Area Girl Scouts Earn Highest Award

Maureen Sawyer of Burke is one of 11 Girl Scouts awarded a Gold Award Scholarship of $2,000 by the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital for her project titled Bridging the Gap: Increasing Awareness of Educational Poverty.

Commentary: Energy Sustainability and Resiliency in Virginia

Those who were concerned that the 2016 Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency conference sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation would be business as usual were in for a surprise.

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Herndon: Thanks for 40 Years, Miss Helen

Helen Guest has been the director at St. Timothy’s Pre-School more years than Carrie Manetto has been alive.

Teen Character Honored at McLean Day

Outstanding Character Award for Teenagers presented at community festival.

The McLean Citizens Association presented the Outstanding Character Award for Teenagers at McLean Day on May 21 to recognize extraordinary community service.

Letter: ‘Meal Tax’ and Fiscal Responsibility

The never ending push for new revenue streams for Fairfax County with their tax and spend policies really knows no end.

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Golf Tournament to Benefit Great Falls Schools

On June 6, Celebrate Great Falls Foundation will hold the 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit three local elementary schools.

Alexandria Resident Visited by Police After Redevelopment Criticism

After speaking out about Old Colony Inn, Marston visited by police.

Morrill “Bud” Marston is one of the residents who’d expressed dissatisfaction with the Old Colony Inn redevelopment, sometimes more vocally than his neighbors, but that’s never been uncommon at meetings surrounding new development in Old Town Alexandria.

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Alexandria: GospelFest Seeks To End Hunger with Song

Alexandria-gospelFEST brings people together.

Alexandria inaugurated a two-day gospel fest on May 20-21 at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center on Cameron Street. Alexandria-gospelFEST showcased Alexandria’s heritage of gospel music.

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Alexandria: Struggle and Survival at Beulah Baptist Church

Historic Highway Marker celebrates historic black Alexandria church.

Seven generations of pastors have passed through Beulah Baptist Church.

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Alexandria: Coldwell Banker Awards Top Associates

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced its top sales associates of 2015 at Blackwall Hitch in Old Town on Thursday, April 28.

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McLean and Great Falls: Revisiting 1771 at Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Market Fair portrays 1771 Virginia farm life.

After driving past Tysons Corner, downtown McLean, and the CIA, visitors were transported back to 1771 Virginia by Claude Moore Colonial Farm’s Market Fair on May 22.

Alexandria: Girl Scout Earns Silver Award

Girl Scout Cadette, Alessandra (“Ally") DelDonna, recently earned her Silver Award.