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Arlington Snapshot: LavaBarre in the Park

Local residents enjoy a free session hosted by LavaBarre Studio at Gateway Park in Rosslyn on July 12. The outdoor classes are available Tuesday evening 6-7 p.m. through July 26. Each exercise concentrates on concepts of ballet, Pilates and yoga. All are welcome to participate; bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.

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Arlington: Residents Express Frustrations over Process

Public commentary voiced on Saturday, July 16, about the county’s plan to put a temporary Fire Station 10 on the Wilson School/HB Woodlawn playing fields reflected common themes heard around North Arlington last week.

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Springfield Veteran Celebrates 95th Birthday

Starts the day by leading an exercise class.

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Fairfax Station: Family Graduates from Silverbrook

Puhek family of Fairfax Station ends 25-year run at Silverbrook Elementary.

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Fairfax: Those Critters Around Us

“Possums get a bad rap,” said Fairfax County Wildlife Management Specialist Dr. Katherine Edwards during a presentation on “Those Critters Around Us” to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason) last week.

Mount Vernon: Working Group Kickoff Thursday

Numerous Fairfax County departments and teams that will be participating in the total redevelopment of the Original Mount Vernon High School property are scheduled to hold an internal kickoff meeting at the Government Center July 14. Mount Vernon School Board representative Karen Corbett Sanders chaired the task force that submitted use recommendations to the county last December. The work group will also look at creating a Request for Proposals for a master planner, similar to the work done for the Liberty Crest at Laurel Hill redevelopment project in Lorton.

Mount Vernon: FCPS Transgender Regulations Head to Work Session

A public forum for Fairfax County Public Schools Board members to discuss how they should review new regulations concerning the treatment of transgender students has been canceled.

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Mount Vernon: Girl Scouts Support UCM Families

UCM’s Volunteer Coordinator Emily Griffin (at far right) welcomes members of Girl Scout Daisy Troop 3954, rising second graders at Waynewood Elementary School. The girls delivered a $200 cash donation to purchase fresh food for the UCM Food Pantry.

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Mount Vernon: Ethiopian ‘Political Football’ Lands at MVHS

Protesters attempt to disrupt Ethiopian-American football league game.

It was graduation day at Mount Vernon High School on June 16 and some parents were annoyed. A group of protesters had gathered outside the school. “It’s graduation day for our kids,” the parents complained to the protesters. “Can’t you go somewhere else?” The protesters responded that they were there because children in Ethiopia can’t always get to high school, or graduate, without dying of hunger, or being arrested or killed for their political beliefs.

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Burke and Springfield: AARP Campaign Office Opens in Springfield

On Wednesday, July 6, delegates Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) and Dave Albo (R-42) helped kick off the opening of the American Association of Retired Persons’s “Take a Stand” Campaign Headquarters in Springfield.

Alexandria: Trying To Ease the Pains of Childhood Hunger

Massive need requires massive effort.

Childhood hunger in Alexandria is just beyond the doorstep. Some of the underlying causes include lack of knowledge about the existence of the problem or the resources available to alleviate it.

Alexandria Obituary: Deborah J. (Dougherty) White

Deborah J. (Dougherty) White died on July 3, 2016, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Alexandria: Opening Day Fire Engulfs Al’s Steakhouse

Fundraiser to be held at Holy Cow July 14.

Al’s Steakhouse, a favorite in the Del Ray community for decades, suffered extensive damage when a three-alarm fire swept through the restaurant July 6, the grand reopening day for new owners Emily Breeding and the Breeding family.

Making America Pokémon Trainers Again

Pokémon Go is a hit in Alexandria.

Across the street from Pop’s Ice Cream, on a path that runs through Oronoco Bay Park, even down the road from the VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative on Del Ray’s Mt. Vernon Avenue — these are all places that digital creatures, known as Pokémon, can appear in the new smartphone game “Pokémon Go.”