Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


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2024 Vision Zero for Youth U.S. Leadership Award

Arlington County was recognized Friday, May 10 by the National Center for Safe Routes to School as the 2024 recipient of the Vision Zero for Youth U.S. Leadership Award.

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Centreville Preschoolers Release Ladybugs for Earth Day

Students at Chesterbrook Academy Preschool in Centreville celebrated Earth Day, April 22, by releasing more than 10,000 ladybugs throughout their schoolyard.

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Honoring Fairfax County Retiree Charles Smith

In January of 2024, Charles Smith retired as Watershed Project Implementation Branch Chief. In this role, he led a team responsible for designing, constructing, and monitoring water quality improvement projects.

Help Restock Frost Middle School Pantry

Frost Middle School seeks the community’s help to fill its pantry shelves for students in need. Especially welcome are Amazon gift cards or nonperishable food items so the school may continue to provide weekend food to students who might otherwise go hungry.

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Week of the Young Child at Christ Presbyterian Preschool

Christ Presbyterian Preschool in Fairfax hosted Family Friday on April 12 to cap off the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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America’s Founding Fathers as Ordinary Humans

Woodson High presents its Cappies musical, ‘1776.’

Featuring a cast and crew of 90, plus a 25-person pit orchestra, Woodson High’s upcoming musical, “1776,” is also its Cappies entry.

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Houston to Feel Titan Robotics IMPACT

For the third year in a row, Alexandria City High School’s Titan Robotics team won the prestigious FIRST Impact Award on Saturday at the Chesapeake District Championships held in Petersburg, Va.

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Addams Family, Spring Musical at Mount Vernon High

Don’t miss this musical, complete with pit orchestra.

Mount Vernon High School students are getting ready for their spring musical, “The Addams Family,” written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, and based on characters created by Charles Addams.

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Cappies Review: Into the Woods at Bishop Ireton High School

Get prepared to be transported into a spellbinding fusion of classic fairy tales in Bishop Ireton's showcase of “Into the Woods.”

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School Board Approves $3.8 Billion Budget

Mateo Dunne proposal not to increase pay for top division leadership rejected by Board; Supervisors will influence budget.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the twelve-member Fairfax County School Board approved the Fiscal Year 2025 Advertised Budget 11–0 with one abstention.

TJ Admissions Upheld


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Grad Speaker Shares Her Personal Challenges

Calls Mountain View ‘a safe environment where I could thrive.’

Mountain View ‘a safe environment

USDA Now Accepting Applications for Veterinary Services Grant Opportunities in Designated Areas of Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has nominated five veterinary services shortage areas in the Commonwealth that have a need for veterinarians practicing food supply veterinary medicine.

Chamber Business Scholarships for High School Seniors

Applications are now open for business scholarships for graduating high school seniors provided by Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce.