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Mount Vernon: Fighting Hunger Firsthand

Woodley Hills Food 4 Thought helps families with food insecurity.

Dina Koch and Sara Boehm of the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria want to teach her children when they see a problem, they should step in, reach out and fix it.

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Lee District Candidates Meet at John Marshall Library

League of Women Voters hosts forum.

They may not be old enough to vote, but twin sisters Madelyn and Miranda Khoury paid as much attention to the presentations as anyone in the audience at an Oct. 5 Meet the Candidates event hosted by the League of Women Voters of Fairfax.

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Springfield Resident Honored at U.S. Air Force and CIA Birthday Event

All Billy McLeod ever wanted to do was fly. The 93-year-old Springfield resident was born and grew up in Pensacola, Fla., a younger brother to two sisters who married U.S. Navy pilots.

Mount Vernon Brief: Mormons Participating in 5th Annual Day To Serve

Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon” or “LDS”) are once again answering Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s invitation to join the annual “Day to Serve” event.

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WheelHouse Mind and Body Studio Opens in Clifton

Kelly Layfield and Alyson Franca Pollard used to host yoga classes all around Clifton -- the town hall, large barn, any green open space -- but not longer.

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Decoding Dyslexia Virginia to Host First 5K Run for Dyslexia

Shannon Duncan of the Falls Church area isn’t a big runner herself, but when she sees a 5K road race, it always catches her eye

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Down to Earth

Robinson students chat live with interstellar alumnus.

Robinson Secondary School principal Matthew Eline knew the event would be special when he received a package from NASA.

SafeSpot Welcomes New Executive Director

Michele Thames, the new executive director of SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center, brought a furry assistant when she recently joined the organization in Fairfax County. Her professionally trained facility dog Pecos worked with her previously at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters child abuse program in Norfolk.

Fairfax Woman Allegedly Embezzled $653,000 from Virginia State Senator

Linda Diane Wallis, aka Lynn Wallis Miller, 51, of Fairfax, was charged by criminal information for her alleged role in three fraud schemes totaling over $1 million in losses, including embezzling $653,000 from Virginia State Senator Richard Saslaw’s campaign fund.

Fairfax: Business Notes

Fairfax business briefs.

Fairfax: Matthew Sentenced to Three Life Terms in Prison

‘Cruel and Savage Sexual Predator’

It took 10 years, but a former City of Fairfax resident got justice at last when the man who brutally assaulted and nearly killed her a decade ago finally received his punishment.

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At West Springfield, 30 Years Later

High school's class of 1985 returns for reunion.

Jacqueline Mattingly helped decorate the halls during Homecoming. Susan Murphy remembers how Paul Dzierski always had after-parties following the football games, and, if you ask, Jeffrey Lin will say that the cinnamon rolls in the cafeteria were one of his fondest high school memories.

Letter: Supervisor for A-Team

To the Editor

With the midterm elections rapidly upon us, I would be remiss not to mention my good friend and neighbor John Cook, and I say this for several reasons.

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Learning About Burke History

Burke Historical Society discusses jazz scene, marks Burke History Day on Oct. 10.

How many people know that Burke is named after the 19th-century farmer, merchant and local politician, Silas Burke?

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Raise the Roof: RTA Hosts Fundraiser

RTA hosts annual fundraiser.

A competitive cornhole tournament helped “raise the roof” as Rebuilding Together Alexandria held its annual fundraiser Sept. 24 at Port City Brewing.