Mount Vernon: Shop Marks 5th Anniversary

Customer service key for Richard Carroll.

Carol and Richard Lowy, co-owners of the retail gallery, Richard Carroll, are celebrating the fifth anniversary of managing their business at 1600 Belle View Boulevard in the Belle View Shopping Center.

Alexandria Snapshot: One Love Festival

Harold and Sherman Harris, brothers of community activist Lenny Harris, attended the One Love Festival

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Mount Vernon: Rights Restored

Secretary of the Commonwealth visits Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Fifteen years ago, Clifford Brooks III made a mistake. He was working in the automotive industry and accepted a gift of socks, ties, suits and gloves. The merchandise turned out to be stolen and valued at over $200, the minimum for a felony charge in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Fairfax City Council Greenlights Old Lee Highway Survey

Questions about project’s scope still remain.

The results are in and City of Fairfax residents have now given their opinions on how best to improve Old Lee Highway. So the Fairfax City Council has authorized a survey of the entire corridor to obtain more information before going further with the project.

Alexandria Snapshot: The Time of Their Lives

Chadwick’s owner Trae Lamond and his wife Carolyn channel Dirty Dancing stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as they get into the spirit of ‘80s night Aug. 8.

Fairfax City Intends to Rewrite its Comprehensive Plan

The City of Fairfax’s Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for future development.

Dickenson Earns Rank of Eagle Scout

Troop 30 of Centreville honored John Dickenson who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony on Aug. 2.

Letter: What’s Meant By ‘Farm?’

Letter to the Editor

These comments are in response to the article on Whitehall Farms. While it’s easy to love chickens, corn mazes and veggies, the reality of “farms” is quite different. Wineries, breweries and liquor distilleries are all considered “farms” too.

Column: Keeping Up to Date

My experience is that the annual summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) provides the best continuing education I can get as a legislator.

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Reston Triathlete Goes National

Emily Landeryou, 15, a rising junior at South Lakes High, competes at national level.

Imagine competing in a 750 meter open water swim, then a 12-mile bike and lastly a three-mile run. Exhausted yet? Emily Landeryou, a 15-year-old rising junior at South Lakes High School and elite triathlete can compete in such a race with ease.

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Herndon Celebrates National Night Out

Neither intermittent downpours, nor recent confrontations that have sparked tensions and even violence between communities and law enforcement nationwide seemed to dampen the positive spirits of the hundreds of diverse Herndon residents who participated in the town’s August 5 National Night Out events

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Herndon Holds a Vigil for Teenagers

Herndon was struck by a tragedy Friday morning, Aug. 7, when three recent Herndon High School graduates were killed in a car accident in Texas. Kyle Mathers, 19, Dale Neibaur, 19, and Holly Novak, 18, were beloved members of the Herndon community, which gathered together at the church to hold a vigil for the teenagers.

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Potomac: Through the Lens of Youth

Photoworks showcases young photographers.

Through Aug. 30, Glen Echo Park’s Photoworks is showcasing the 2015 Juried Youth Photography Exhibition.

Potomac: Backpack Drive To Benefit Needy Children

Couple hosts ice cream social to get all children ready to start school.

When Margo Fonoroff worked as a teacher, media specialist and principal in Montgomery County Public Schools, she recalls the first days of school as being filled with excited children clad in new clothes and shoes and carrying new backpacks. They had pencils and notebooks and calculators and were ready to begin a new school year. For some students however, the start of the school year brought shame.

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Arlington: This Year's County Fair Features Parade For First Time

Something new at the County Fair: A Parade.

Short but sweet, is a good description of the Arlington County Fair’s Opening Day Parade.