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Mount Vernon: Picnic with the President

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Friends raising money to upgrade fire suppression.

Lorne Campbell was told the historic property he bought on Robertson Boulevard was once part of an area where George Washington liked to have his pigs graze.

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Fairfax: The Path to Eagle

Boy Scouts team up with Friends group to improve public trails.

On the morning of his service project, Carter Murray of Fairfax realized he’d forgotten a small but vital detail: Food.

Potomac: ‘Never Forget, Patriots Rule’

In Memoriam of Dr. Michael Doran

Our beloved leader, Dr. Michael Doran, died today [Aug. 19]. The Wootton community is reeling.

Obituary: William King Schumacher

William "Bill" Schumacher of Annapolis died on July 27, 2015 from complications suffered after a fall.

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Torres Trial Date Set for December

Bond denied for former police officer charged with murdering John Geer.

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 19, former Fairfax County Police officer Adam Torres entered the circuit courtroom for his arraignment, dressed in a baggy, blue-green prison jumpsuit. Torres was indicted the previous Monday by a special grand jury for killing Springfield resident John Geer in August, 2013.

Bite Me Cancer Marks 5th Anniversary

Fundraising underway for research.

Bite Me Cancer celebrates its 5-year anniversary this month with its founder, Nikki Ferraro, who graduated from James Madison University this past May. Ferraro started Bite Me Cancer at 17 years old after being diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer during the spring semester of her junior year of high school.

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I am writing with concerns about the intersection of Stringfellow Road and Chantilly High School. I transport my daughter to work at the Kindercare child care center daily and have seen and had near misses with high school kids as they try to cross the road not at the crosswalk or with the crossing guard.

Reston: Five Candidates for Three Vacancies

A Candidates Forum - for Reston Community Center Board of Governors - to be held Sept. 17.

The Reston Community Center (RCC) Board of Governors has announced five candidates for its 2015 Preference Poll.

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New Principal at Rachel Carson Middle

School to hold first Panther Palooza, back-to-school nights.

The 2015-16 school year is almost here, and Rachel Carson Middle School has a big change for its students this year – a new principal.

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From Foster Care to Founding Nonprofit ‘Acts of Random Kindness’

Fundraiser to benefit iCan program.

It’s unusual today for a 22-year-old to have a Master’s degree and to have founded a non-profit. It’s downright amazing if that young person spent much of her childhood homeless and hungry before spending her high school years in foster care in the city of Alexandria.

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Oak Hill: Sharing Stories and Emotions in Quilts

The Sacred Threads quilts exhibition comes every two years to Oak Hill’s Floris United Methodist Church. Within each work, the artists tell stories of love, loss, joy, hope, healing and inspiration. The display ran July 10-26.

City of Fairfax Fire Chief Dave Rohr Retires

When Dave Rohr says he and his brothers were “always interested in public safety,” it’s definitely an understatement. All three have had long careers with the Fairfax County Fire Department, and now Rohr, 55, just retired as the City of Fairfax’s fire chief.

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Alexandria Obituary: Friends Remember John K. Severson

Owner of Al’s Steakhouse dies at 73.

His name wasn’t Al. But he would answer to it and even sign autographs with the name so many assumed was his. He was Johnny Severson, and for more than 50 years he was the man behind the legendary cheesesteak sandwiches at Al’s Steakhouse in Del Ray.

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Fairfax: Social Painting Can Be an Art

City of Fairfax resident mixes food, drink, art lessons and fun.

When Luc Atangana came to the U.S. from his native Cameroon, Africa, little did he expect to someday make his living as an artist. But that’s exactly what the City of Fairfax resident is doing.

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Meeting Prince Boo Boo at Fairfax Library

Young readers reap the pawsitive effects of a judgment-free listener.

Children played games, ate treats and made cards for their favorite canine reading buddy, Prince Boo Boo, on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the City of Fairfax Regional Library.