25-Year ACPD Veteran Named Police Chief

Murray “Jay” Farr was appointed chief of police of the Arlington County Police Department on May 14. Farr has served as the acting chief of police since the retirement of M. Douglas Scott on March 20.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Kingstowne Center for Active Adults in Alexandria needs an instructor to teach a class in Mosaic Art or Jewelry Making. For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit click on Volunteer Solutions.

Obituary: Dorothy Riley Owen


Dorothy Riley Owen, 94, of Alexandria, died on April 30, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Jack S. Owen for 66 years.

Obituary: David L. Nelson


David L. Nelson was born on May 8, 1930 in Omaha, Neb. and died peacefully at home in Alexandria, on April 26, 2015. He was married for 62 years to his high school sweetheart, Jacqueline Jo (Zerbe) Nelson, also from Omaha, Neb.

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Obituary: Remembering Civil Rights Activist, Architect Melvin Miller

Architect of affordable housing dies at 83.

For nearly 60 years, Melvin Miller was a fixture in Alexandria, known as a civil rights activist and the architect of affordable housing across the city.

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The Standard Barbershop Opens in Fairfax City

The Standard vintage barbershop recently opened in the heart of Fairfax City. The Standard offers a wide selection of services that include haircuts, straight-razor shaves, beard trims and head shaves.

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Setting Example of ‘Giving Back’

Rohil Bhinge of Fairfax receives another recognition.

Rohil Bhinge of Fairfax, sixth grader at Nysmith School in Herndon is the youngest recipient of the 2015 Carson Scholar award of $1,000. Dr. Ben Carson is an American author and retired neurosurgeon.

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Saturday T-Ball Anyone?

Hotrods play the Grasshoppers in Little League Baseball as part of ANSLL.

It was the perfect spring day for a game of T-Ball between the Hotrods and the Grasshoppers at Howery Field # 2 in Annandale last Saturday morning in a match hosted by the Annandale-North Springfield Little League (ANSLL).

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First Year Teachers Honored

Award ceremony and fashion show at the Springfield Golf and Country Club.

At the Springfield Country Club, the Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society (DKG) International honored four novice teachers for excellence in their first year of teaching, presenting each of them with $300 grants.

City of Fairfax Seeks a Brand

It would identify the City’s unique qualities.

It’s been 15 or 16 years since the City of Fairfax has given serious thought to possibly adopting a brand-marketing campaign. So, to learn how the City could better promote itself, City Manager Bob Sisson arranged for an expert in that field to address the City Council.

Burke Student Receives ‘Yes I Can’ Award

Burke resident Jake Sizemore was diagnosed with low-functioning autism at the age of 2-and-a-half. Now, 11 years later at age 13, he plays in a band at a music school called “School of Rock” with other students who are his age.

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How McLean Day Made McLean

History of McLean Day: First in a series

On Oct. 19, 1914, Martha Kadel watched as her older brother and sister walked to the new Franklin Sherman School. One of the few families in the new community, the Kadels had watched the construction of the two-story, six-room brick building behind their home for the last year.

Alexandria Neighborhoods: Taylor Run Underground Rescue

The story in the Post about the people trapped in the Metro reminded me about what happened to a group of us working on a Tom Hanks movie about a man with one red shoe.

Encouraging, Inspiring and Rewarding Young Writers

The Great Falls Writer’s Group names winners of Its first Youth Writing Contest at the first Great Falls Book Fest.

At Saturday’s first Great Falls Book Festival, winners were named in the first-ever Youth Writing Contest at the Great Falls Library. First-place winners are Tyler Southworth and Caroline Wenks.

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Reston’s ‘Tropical Resort’

Young swimmers enjoy a tropical environment at Goldfish Swim School.

The story behind the Goldfish Swim School in Reston might sound like a bit of a fish tale, but there’s plenty of evidence to prove otherwise.