Reston: Award-winning Silver Line Sculptor Kicks off IPAR Artist Talks Sept. 21

Award-winning sculptor Barbara Grygutis, who has created more than 75 large-scale public artworks across the United States and Canada, including the Silver Line’s Spring Hill metro station, will kick off the Initiative for Public Art-Reston’s (IPAR) Artist Talk Series on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

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Burke, Fairfax: Del. Filler-Corn and the Beck Family Participate in NASCAR Event

When Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) goes to Richmond, it’s usually for the General Assembly Session or various meetings of commissions or committees that she serves on throughout the year.

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Burke, Fairfax, Springfield: Local Authors Create a Space in Burke to Sell, Sign Their Books

Eric Gardner of Springfield and John B. Wren of Fairfax set a tent at Burke Centre Festival.

Springfield author Eric Gardner has learned writing his book is easy. So is getting it published.

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Burke, Lorton, Springfield: Lake Braddock Running Back Signs for University of Virginia

On Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, Lake Braddock Senior running back Lamont Atkins, of Burke, signed his grant-in-aid scholarship package to play football for the University of Virginia. The grant-in-aid signature guarantees the future Cavalier a full-cost athletic scholarship at the university.

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Cool Jazz on a Hot Day

An overflow crowd of more than 250 people commemorated the 15th anniversary of September 11 by attending an outdoor concert, Sunday afternoon, in the City of Fairfax’s Old Town Square. Performing was the U.S. Navy’s acclaimed jazz band, “The Commodores.” Residents, visitors and even several members of the City’s fire department enjoyed hearing cool jazz on a hot, summer’s day. The musicians played popular jazz songs, patriotic tunes and the anthems of each branch of the U.S. military.

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Mount Vernon: Tag Day Yields More than $29,500

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Hundreds of West Po performing arts students hit the streets for last Saturday’s annual Tag Day.

Mount Vernon Obituary: Jerry S. Lucas

Jerry S. Lucas, 68, of Pooler, Ga., died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in his home.

Mount Vernon Obituary: Margie Harris

Margie “Marge” Diane Lukoskie Harris, died on Dec. 12, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Quincy, Fla., after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

Mount Vernon Letter: My Three Angels

Letter to the Editor

Fifteen years ago today I was lying in the street dying — cardiac arrest.

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Alexandria: Remembering POWs and MIAs

“Rocky” Versace among six Vietnam veterans still considered MIA.

The strains of “God Bless America” were the last words anyone would hear from Capt. Humbert “Rocky” Versace before he was executed Sept. 26, 1963, while a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Versace, whose remains have never been found, is one of six Alexandrians listed as Missing in Action from the Vietnam War.

Alexandria: Meet the Coaches

Longerbeam, Barger to talk about upcoming season.

As T.C. Williams’ head football coach, Jimmy Longerbeam is the new kid in town and will talk about the upcoming season at the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club annual High School Football Coaches Night Sept. 20 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.

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Alexandria: Last Minute Donation Saves Dog

Arrielle is one lucky puppy.

By all accounts, Arielle should be dead. The black-haired, big-eared German Shepherd suffered from dens aplasia, a condition in which the first vertebrae of the neck does not form properly and the instability creates damage along the spinal cord.

Alexandria Snapshot: Grand Opening

Mayor Allison Silberberg joints the Sifakis family for the grand opening of The Italian Place at 621 Wythe St. The market, owned by Adrianna Penachio Sifakis, opened in North Old Town on Sept. 8. The Italian Place is a gourmet Italian market serving sub sandwiches, pastas, Italian wines, gift baskets and other Italian themed foods and gifts.

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Alexandria People At Work: Listening to Her Patrons

Talking Books librarian provides concierge-style service.

The green caterpillar inches along a tree branch toward a juicy looking leaf.

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Alexandria: 37 Years Later, Chief Cook Retires

Chief of Police Cook reflects on his service to his city.

For as long as he can remember, Chief of Police Earl Cook wanted to be a police officer. At the end of September, Cook will retire and go back to being a civilian for the first time in 37 years.