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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Celebrates Academic Achievements of their Team Members

Formal ceremonies were nixed by the pandemic, but that didn’t hide the smiles.

On Monday, Aug. 3, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital celebrated the academic achievements of team members who were unable to ‘walk’ this year due to COVID-19.

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Restoring Ecological Function to Fairfax County Properties

On a recent 90-plus-degree sunny day, the narrow-leaf mountain mint outside Supervisor Dan Storck’s window at the Mount Vernon Government Center was literally buzzing.

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Mount Vernon Lee Chamber Renews Army Community Covenant

A group of community leaders met with Colonel Michael Greenberg, Commander, US Army Fort Belvoir, to renew the Army Community Covenant on Wednesday, July 29, at Mount Vernon Country Club.

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Living Legends of Alexandria: Rosa Landeros

Rosa Landeros is the parent liaison at Mount Vernon Community School, but she says her real calling is to welcome families to the community and act as the cultural broker between the students, teachers, parents and the community.

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Obituary: James Breeding

Al’s Steakhouse owner dies at 52.

Like many Alexandrians, James Breeding was a frequent visitor to Al’s Steakhouse in Del Ray.

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In Remembrance: Benjamin Thomas, August 8, 1899

During the early morning of August 8th in 1899, at the corner of King and Fairfax streets, just across from Market Square, a 16-year-old boy named Benjamin Thomas was lynched by a mob of thousands.

Appetite: Thai Signature Wants to Leave Its Mark on King Street in Alexandria

Nestled in the heart of King Street, there’s a new Thai flavor coming to town.

Helping Meet Food Needs During Covid-19 Pandemic

Assistance League of Northern Virginia reports that its Weekend Food for Kids program, which was modified because of COVID-19, is still helping food-insecure elementary school children and their families this summer.

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Ellie’s Hats Reaches $100,000 Donation Milestone

The money goes to families of children with cancer.

Founded in 2014, Ellie’s Hats makes life a little brighter for children with cancer and their families.

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Lake Braddock Students Launch ‘STEM to Inspire’

STEM to Inspire is a student-run nonprofit aimed to bridge the income gap in the STEM field.

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Lake Braddock Seventh Grader Makes a Giant Step for Mankind

Alexander Mather wins the contest to name Mars rover and witnesses the lift off.

Mars Rover Named

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Yes, Some Places Are Irreplaceable in Arlington

Sam Torrey Shoe Service closes after 55 years.

The cubbies and shelves that normally would hold over 500 shoes, purses and other items are now mostly empty as Sam Torrey Shoe Services prepares to close on Friday, July 31.

Fairfax County Park Authority to Honor Six Volunteers

The Fairfax County Park Authority will honor six individuals and groups with 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Special Recognition Awards at a virtual volunteer celebration in November.

AAUW of Virginia Holds Summer Leadership Meeting

A record number of Virginia members of the American Association of University Women, a national advocate for women’s equity, attended their annual Summer Leadership Meeting on July 25, 26, and 27.

Senior Year Unlike Any Other

Recent high school grads, Class of 2021 face college uncertainty amid pandemic.

Senior year, 2020 T.C. Williams graduate Mikaela Pozo applied to 17 colleges.

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