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Letter: Helping Search for Best Solutions

To the Editor

At its Feb. 4 meeting, the McLean Community Center Capital Facilities Committee (MCC CFC) deferred a vote on whether to retain Maffitt Hall as a community meeting room or turn it into office and administration space.

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McLean Woman’s Club: Discussing Senior Nutrition

Dr. Lewis Suskiewicz, M. D., a distinguished local internist retired from Inova Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals, spoke about senior nutrition to the Woman’s Club of McLean at its meeting on Feb. 2.

Letter: A Safe Space for Creative Leaps

To the Editor

I have been a resident of Great Falls for 26 years and my father has lived here for 36.

Great Falls Teen Brings Organ Back

Jack Wood, 16, is on a mission to take organists out of the endangered musician category.

Sixteen-year-old organist Jack Wood can pinpoint the exact moment when the grand instrument piqued his interest.

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Burke, Lorton, Mount Vernon and Springfield: Kegs of Kerri’s Cure special ale kick within hours

Golden afternoon sun gleamed in through windows and lit up cold, grey cinder blocks, faces already beginning to blush after a beer or two, and lush flowers atop large barrels in memory of Kerri Rose. Rose and her husband Matt, Mount Vernon residents, own Forge Brew Works in Lorton. In August of 2015, she was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer. Kerri was also pregnant.

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Springfield: Honoring Life of Service

Arnold Sells, WWII Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, receives Lifetime Achievement Award.

World War II veteran and Greenspring resident Arnold Sells was recently recognized by Chapter 10 (Arlington/Fairfax) of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with the chapter’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Mount Vernon: Officer Helps Freezing Child

PFC Chris Mamalis of the Mount Vernon District police station helped rescue a freezing nine-year-old boy from his neighborhood while off-duty on Jan. 21.

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Mount Vernon: Skydiver Wins Gold at Championships

West Potomac High School graduate Trevor Woods won a gold medal last month at the 2015 U.S. Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, held at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.

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Kostbar: Bike Noise Is Epidemic

People at Work

A week after the big snowstorm, a blue and silver Trek Excalibur sits on a bike rack waiting for its one-year warranty tune up and replacement of the chain links for more speed. Garrett Kostbar, service manager of Spokes etc. on Quaker Lane, will check all the bolts to be sure nothing has loosened up, adjust the head set to prevent slop or play in the bearing assembly, check the brake adjustment, make sure the wheels are true since the braided stainless steel cable can stretch out and break.

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Alexandria: Two Republicans Enter Race Against Beyer

Incumbent gains Republican opponents.

It’s been a little over a year since U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) took office, and both the first term congressman and his political opposition have been busy in that time.

Alexandria History: Creating the PBS Civil War Series ‘Mercy Street’

An interview with Filmmaker and Executive Producer Lisa Wolfinger.

The Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history with a death toll of 750,000, according to recent studies — more than twice the number of American troops killed in World War II and two percent of the population in the 1860s. If a similar number of Americans died in a war today, the toll would reach about 7.5 million. And two-thirds of Civil War deaths were from illness.

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Alexandria Obituary: Recalling Diana ‘Dee’ Phillips

Longtime volunteer dies at 76.

Doug Phillips remembers the first time he set eyes on his wife Dee.

Alexandria: Beyer to Keynote Breakfast

Event kicks off Parade Day celebrations.

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) will be the keynote speaker at the annual Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association breakfast Feb. 15 to kick off the citywide George Washington Birthday Parade day celebrations.

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Alexandria: SSSAS Grad Turns Love of Music into Career

Founds Cleod9 Music.

According to local music producer Ian McLeod, one of the biggest misconceptions about the music industry is that you have to move to New York City or Los Angeles in order to make anything happen.

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Bite Me Cancer Gets New Home

Nonprofit now headquartered in AFCEA building in Fair Lakes.

When Nikki Ferraro was just 17, she was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer. Since then, she’s fought it hard while also reaching out to help other teenagers battling the same disease.