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Arlington: Retirement Party

But of course she will never retire.

It was the retirement party for Gail Arnall, executive director for 10 years of Offender's Aid and Restoration (OAR). "But," as her friend from 1973, Belle O'Brien, said as she is putting flowers on each table, "if you believe she is retiring, you don't know Gail."

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Arlington: TACT Finishes Run with ‘Twelve Angry Men’

After 20 years of local theater productions, company set to close shop.

The American Century Theater (TACT) in Arlington is staging "Twelve Angry Men" as its final play, now through Aug. 8, at Gunston Theatre Two — culminating 20 years of staging local theater productions, and finishing off with the one show that began it all.

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Springfield Athlete to Compete in Special Olympics World Games

Karen Dickerson has run 16 marathons, well on the way to reaching her goal of completing one in every state in America. At 29, Dickerson has been a Special Olympics athlete for 18 years.

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Springfield: Cottontail Swim Team Raises Money for Haiti

Members of the Cottontail Cobias summer league swim team know that not everyone has a 25-meter pool to swim in -- much less clean water to drink.

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Centre View: ‘Impeccable Work Ethic’

Police PFC Earl Culbertson is honored as the Officer of the Month.

Reliable, a team player and a skilled motorcycle rider — that’s how Lt. Tim Burgess describes police PFC Earl D. Culbertson. In fact, as Culbertson’s supervisor, Burgess thinks so highly of him that he nominated him for Officer of the Month.

Alexandria: Harold John Berman, Local Dermatologist, Dies at 87

Active in the Alexandria Medical Society.

Harold John Berman, a dermatologist who practiced in Alexandria for more than 54 years, died June 28 at Suburban Hospital of respiratory complications. He was 87.

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Alexandria: Assembling Social Justice League

Social Services Advisory Board regroups and refocuses.

Everyone on the Social Services Advisory Board was there for different reasons, and most have concerns related to a specific human services need.

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Mount Vernon: Fresh Produce

Every Saturday morning, Oliver Keckler wakes up early to load a truck full of fresh fruits and vegetables and bring them to a farm stand located on Fort Hunt Road.

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Mount Vernon: Not Willing To Wait

Elected officials and candidates discuss Bus Rapid Transit and Metro expansion timetables.

Waiting at least 11 years for implementing a Bus Rapid Transit system along the Route 1 corridor and 25 years to extend the Metrorail Yellow Line to Hybla Valley is too much time.

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Fairfax Residents Have Concerns about 80-Condo Project

Worried about water runoff, building height and view.

Although IDI-RJL Development LLC hoped the Fairfax City Council would green-light its condo project in June, both the Council members and local residents voiced many concerns.

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Mount Vernon: Students Receive Battelle-UCM Scholarships

United Community Ministries (UCM) and Battelle awarded their Battelle-UCM Scholars for 2015.

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Mount Vernon: UCM Presents Valencourt Scholarships

United Community Ministries (UCM) has presented its Valencourt Scholarship Fund awards for 2015.

Arthur V. ‘Art’ Fox, Alexandria Waterfront Commissioner, Dies at 72

Fourth of July celebrations in Alexandria are traditionally low key as the city formally celebrates its own birthday a week later with a fireworks display over the Potomac River. The exception was the Old Town home of Art Fox, where for years an invitation to his annual Independence Day party was one of the most sought after in town.

Alexandria: AWLA’s Got Seoul

A local response to global issue.

It is hard to imagine that dogs in some parts of the world are being prepared for brutal deaths to become human food.

Alexandria People at Work: Midwife Says Full Moons Bring on the Babies

Jennifer Argueta has first call for 24 hours beginning Saturday at 10 p.m. "First call almost always means a baby," Argueta said. She is a midwife at BirthCare & Women's Health on King Street in Alexandria.