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Alexandria: Burke Named Business Leader of the Year

Chamber to honor local organizations Oct. 19.

When E. Hunt Burke walks the streets of Old Town, he commands attention sporting the same iconic mustache that was the trademark of his father, the late Taylor Burke Jr. As chairman and CEO of Burke and Herbert Bank, Burke has spent his career in the family business and on Oct. 19 will again follow in his father’s footsteps when he is honored as the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year.

Eva Shea to Lead Alexandria Sportsman’s Club

First female president in Sportsman’s Club history.

Eva Shea, a two-time All American and two-time All New England Lacrosse player, has been elected as the 2020-2021 president of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.

Things That Go Bump in the County

Center for Local History explores local folklore and hauntings.

Deep in the Arlington Center for Local History are a set of files.

Faith

Faith

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Burke Cadet at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Burke native, Michigan State University senior and U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Austin Wolfe was on-site this year at the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl mentoring student athletes as they prepared for the 17th annual bowl game on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

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2017 Best in Business Awards in Alexandria

Chamber honors local businesses.

Art and Tradition of Shoemaking

Kegam Balian has made shoes by hand since he was 11 years old.

Art and Tradition of Shoemaking

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Father Runs Marathon in His Son’s Honor

Fairfax teen is in remission from leukemia.

This Saturday, March 16, Glen Goold is running in the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon in Washington, D.C., to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And fueling his every footstep will be the knowledge that his son Spencer is now in remission from this disease.

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Some Gave All: Police Memorial in Alexandria Dedicated to Fallen Officers

Police memorial dedicated to fallen officers.

Judy Birney was just 12 years old when her father, youth detective Conrad Birney, was killed responding to a bank robbery in 1972. She went on to follow in her father’s footsteps, serving as an Alexandria police officer until 1999. On March 28, she joined more than 350 people for the dedication of the Alexandria Fallen Officers Memorial honoring the sacrifice of her father and 17 others who died in the line of duty.

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Fairfax County Board Honors Herndon High Step Team

Team members are 2013 Youth Step USA National Champions.

he Fairfax County Board of Supervisors honored the Herndon High School Step Team at its July 30 board meeting for winning the 2013 Youth Step USA National Championship.

Chantilly Teacher’s Research on World War II Hero Published

Research completed by Rocky Run Middle School teacher Jamie Sawatzky on World War II hero Major John N. Apperson was published on ABMCeducation.org on Veterans Day.

Westfield Grad Receives Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarship

Westfield High grad Michael Corwin has just received a Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute scholarship.

Top 100: Jimmy Sbarra, Langley Lacrosse, 1999

Langley lacrosse MVP went on to play at Maryland and is now coaching Potomac School.

Jimmy Sbarra has lacrosse in his blood — literally. The son of Bill Sbarra — a former University of Maryland All-American (1967) who was inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in the class of 1997 — Jimmy "Had big shoes to fill," he said. "I never tried to fill them. I looked at him as role model."

Nothing Fishy About Love for Sushi

Nothing Fishy About Love for Sushi

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Following in His Dad’s Footsteps

Ben Sisson is county’s Volunteer Rookie Firefighter of the Year.

Ben Sisson is just 20, but he’s just been honored as Fairfax County’s 2012 Volunteer Rookie Firefighter of the Year. He received the recognition and a plaque last Tuesday, Feb. 12, along with other volunteer firefighters, during a ceremony before the Board of Supervisors.

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Potomac: Church’s Strawberry Festival Marks 25 Years

Coordinating annual event proves to be a family affair.

Hungry for Judith Dubowy’s delectable strawberry shortcake, Becky Queen’s famous chocolate-covered strawberries, home-made baked goods or grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and pulled pork?

Starbucks Coming to Town?

Residents have conflicting opinions on potential addition of Starbucks Coffee to the Great Falls Village Center.

Starbucks Coming to Town?

Foundation Honors Reinsch

The Arlington Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently selected Lola C. Reinsch as the recipient of the 2014 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award.

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Remembering a Piece of Alexandria Black History

Special recognition of George Washington Parker.

Special recognition of George Washington Parker.

Police Lieutenant Retires

Lt. Don Amos Leaves after 26 years

Police Lieutenant Retires