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City of Fairfax honors local, fallen veterans on Memorial Day.

Sure, Memorial Day is a holiday from work and school – a time when friends and family gather for fun-filled picnics, barbecues and pool parties. But the celebration is made possible by something much more serious – America’s many, selfless veterans. And Monday morning, May 25, some 60 people gathered in the Veterans Amphitheater outside Fairfax City Hall to pay them tribute.

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Alexandria: What’s Next For Patrick Henry?

Schools and Parks Department proposals each stalled by the other.

Alexandria Public Schools’ plans to rebuild Patrick Henry Elementary School around the location of the current site have hit a snag.

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Ride of the Patriots in Fairfax

Thousands take part in Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride at Patriot Harley-Davidson in Fairfax.

The 17th Annual Ride of the Patriots attracted as many as 4,000 motorcyclists and local dignitaries over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 24 at Patriot Harley-Davidson in Fairfax.

Fairfax County Police Honor Volunteers

Men and women gave 53,630 hours of volunteer time to police force.

The Fairfax County Police Department held its Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 15, at the Fairfax County Government Center, honoring men and women who gave a total of 53,630 hours of volunteer time to the county.

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Rules on Noise Set To Change

Board of Supervisors scheduled to resume discussion and vote on proposed Noise Ordinance on June 23.

Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust asked to defer a proposal to adopt a new chapter of the county’s noise ordinance to September so the board could have more time to weigh testimony of more than 30 speakers at the public hearing, May 12.

Centreville/Chantilly Roundups for the Week of May 27

Fairfax County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing adult. Fifty-six-year-old In Hong Won walked away from his home in Centreville on May 20.

Centreville: Running for Cancer Research

Centreville women tackle Boston Marathon.

The 119th Boston Marathon may have been a month ago, but the glory has lasted and the endorphins are still pumping for two Centreville women who ran the 26.2-mile course. As part of the 26th Annual Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC), Lisa Kelly and Sarah Veley ran to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center of Boston, Mass.

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SYA Cheer Teams Garner First Place in U.S. Finals

SYA Extreme's two competition cheer teams competed in U.S. Finals in Virginia Beach over Mother's Day weekend and both were awarded first place.

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Chantilly: Woman Wins Ted Britt Auto Group Giveaway

The Ted Britt Auto Group awarded $1,000 to Thelma Petraglia, the first winner of its monthly $1000 Test Drive Giveaway.

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Potomac: Foxes Make a New Home

A mother fox recently moved under our backyard deck to have her babies.

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Potomac: Working Together To Battle Homelessness

Three honored at coalition’s 25th anniversary gala.

The recent fundraising gala for Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless surpassed the organization’s goal.

'Flourishing After 55' for the Week of June 1-6

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for June 1-6.

Celebrating Potomac Community Village

The nonprofit Potomac Community Village celebrated its birthday at a party on Thursday, May 21, with U.S. Rep. John Delaney as featured speaker.

Arlington: Goldstein Wins Nomination

While the rest of Arlington’s Democrats get ready for the June 9 Democratic primary, the race for the Democratic endorsement for school board drew to a close on May 16 when the Arlington County Democratic Committee endorsed Reid Goldstein.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington Walk for the Animals

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington held its 20th Annual Walk for the Animals and Pet Fest at Bluemont Park on May 9.