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‘Luck, Be a Lady Tonight’ at Fairfax High

Fairfax High School presents “Guys and Dolls.”

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Derby-Q Time in Fairfax City

Annual barbecue, blues, bourbon and brews festival.

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Musical with “Funny Jokes, Strong Cast” in Chantilly

Chantilly High offers “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.”

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Centreville High to present “Twelfth Night.”

‘Fast-Paced and Funny Show’

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Seeing the Childhood Of an Iconic Character

Woodson High presents “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Woodson High presents “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

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‘Reema Is My Angel Now’

Mona Samaha reflects on losing her daughter in the VT shooting.

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Singing, Dancing, Comedy and Endearing Characters

Westfield High presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”

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Bowling, Video Games and a 5-lb. Hamburger in Centreville

Bowlero offers “something for everybody.”

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‘From Our Pain May We Heal’

Fairfax County honors National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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Synchronized Skater Follows Her Dreams

LaDan Nemati wins gold medal with Team USA.

Putting Faith into Action

Women gather to share their wisdom.

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State Championship for Chantilly High Theater

Director’s original play takes top honors at VHSL competition.

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‘Another Way to Make a Difference’ in the Sully District

Sully District Police Station’s commander likes helping others.

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‘I Cannot Imagine Any Better Career’

Career and Volunteer Fire Department awards are presented.

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Sully Police Discuss State of the Station

‘You Really Live in a Safe Community’

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‘A Thoroughly Entertaining Production’ at Liberty Middle School

Liberty Middle presents “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Silverthorne Jailed after Guilty Plea

Sentencing on drug charge set for June.

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‘An All-Around, Great Guy’

Supporters call Silverthorne a good person who made a mistake.

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‘Exemplary Service’ — PFC Culbertson is Sully’s Officer of the Year.

PFC Earl Culbertson is such an outstanding police officer that, not only was he named the Sully District Police Station’s Officer of the Month for October, he was also honored as its Officer of the Year.

City Manager Unveils Proposed FY18 Budget

Recommends real-estate tax rate stay the same

There’s good news for homeowners in the City of Fairfax: City Manager Bob Sisson’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 is calling for no increase in the real-estate tax rate.

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Up Where the Air is Rare

City’s fire-protection rating is among the nation’s highest.

When John O’Neal came to the City of Fairfax a year ago to become its new fire chief, one of his objectives was to improve the City’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) fire-protection rating.

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Animal Shelter Named after Michael Frey

Lifelong advocate for humane treatment.

If a dog is man’s best friend, then certainly Michael Frey is one of the best friends of dogs, cats and other animals.

Adewusi Named Officer of the Month

Traffic Enforcement Officer Olukemi “Kemi” Adewusi has been selected as an Officer of the Month for the Sully District Police Station.

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Building Obstacles Fosters Learning

Daniels Run students make “American Ninja Warrior” creations.

Inspiration can come from many places and, for Daniels Run Elementary teacher Vicky Novak, it was spurred by a conversation between two of her first-grade students.

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Pioneering Change For Autism

University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”

Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.

A Glimpse at Some Fairfax City CIP Requests

Department heads present their wish lists.

Next Tuesday, Feb. 28, City Manager Bob Sisson will present his proposed FY ’18 budget for the City of Fairfax. Among other things, it will include funds for some of the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) requested by various City entities.

Centreville Woman Seeks Her Missing Daughter, 16

She left home Feb. 3

Missing girl, Carla Hope

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Protesting ICE Action

Protest against raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

Looking Towards the Future

Mountain View High holds winter graduation.

Mountain View High is a school of second chances, and its students make the most of them.

'Well Earned and Well Deserved'

Mountain View High presents special awards

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A Reunion Decades in the Making

Local Man Finally Finds his Family

Born in Vietnam to an American father serving in the Navy and a Vietnamese mother, Joe Nguyen was raised by his mom.

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'I Felt 'At Least I'm Somebody"

Centreville woman meets birth father after 45 years.

Tina Diep Carmichael and Joe Nguyen reunited.

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Mmm, Mmm, Chocolate … and Then Some in Fairfax

The 25th annual Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival was Feb. 4-5.

The 25th annual Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival was Feb. 4-5.

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David Meyer is Elected Mayor

The voting is over, the ballots have been tallied and David Meyer is the new mayor of the City of Fairfax.

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Saffoori Honored as Officer of the Month

PFC Ramsy Saffoori has been selected as an Officer of the Month for the Sully District Police Station.

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A Weekend Full of Chocolate Fun in Fairfax City

City’s tastiest festival is Feb. 4-5.

The Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival is a dream-come-true for chocolate aficionados, and the 2017 extravaganza is this Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 5, from noon-4 p.m.

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'Its Sadly Still Very Relevant'

Westfield High presents “The Laramie Project.”

In October 1998 in a prairie outside Laramie, Wy., college student Matthew Shepard, 21, was tied to a fence and beaten because he was gay.

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Peanuts Characters Come to Life

CVHS presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Centreville High’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” will resonate with children and adults alike.

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University Drive Extension Project Advances Slightly

Council votes to bring it to 30-percent design.

The Fairfax City Council has not completely approved the controversial University Drive extension...But the project inched forward slightly Tuesday night when the members voted to advance it to the 30-percent design stage.

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Meet Labor Resource Center's Jasmine Blaine

New director hopes to improve workers’ lives.

Jasmine Blaine, the director of the Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) is helping connect day laborers with jobs.

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‘Hard Work and Tireless Effort’

Police Det. Steven Kitzerow honored as Officer of the Month.

Det. Steven Kitzerow has been selected as the Sully District Station's Officer of the Month for December.

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Hard Work and Tireless Effort

Det. Steven Kitzerow has been selected as the Sully District Police Station’s Officer of the Month for December.

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Fairfax City Council Mulls Location of Community Center

Three or more sites are under consideration.

For more than a year, a committee has been researching potential sites for a community center in the City of Fairfax.

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Chantilly High presents “Goldilocks on Trial”

A Children’s Show with Attitude

Picture Goldilocks and Baby Bear as a teenager and a preteen, respectively, and imagine Goldilocks being prosecuted for breaking into the three bears’ house. That’s the premise of Chantilly High’s upcoming children’s show, “Goldilocks on Trial.”

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Centreville High Guitarists, Performers Present 30th Gumbo Concert

‘They Rise to Another Level’

Take some talented guitarists, add other musicians and singers and stir well, and the result is a Centreville High tradition: The school’s annual Gumbo Concert.

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From City Council to Mayor: Candidates express their views on the issues facing Fairfax.

It was standing-room-only Monday night, Jan. 9, as some 140 residents packed a meeting room and spilled into the hall to hear the views of their candidates for Fairfax City mayor.

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Fairfax Mayoral Candidates Tackle the Tough Questions

Forum held Monday night at City library.

Fairfax City Council members Michael DeMarco, David Meyer and Ellie Schmidt each hope to become the new mayor on Feb. 7.

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‘What If a Garden Could Teach, Inspire Children?’

Lees Corner Elementary celebrates its outdoor classroom.

Lees Corner Elementary’s outdoor classroom.

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Hoping to Improve Local Bicycling

FABB shares information, solicits community input.

The Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) is an all-volunteer group that advocates for more bike lanes, bike trails and neighborhood connections.

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