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Relaxing Place for Coffee, Food and Conversation

It’s The Commons Fooderie in Fairfax City’s Old Town Plaza.

It’s The Commons Fooderie in Fairfax City’s Old Town Plaza.

Melanie Zipp is Fairfax’s Assistant City Manager

Melissa Shinaberry promoted to city clerk.

Melissa Shinaberry promoted to city clerk.

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Musical Comes to Life in a New York Apartment

Westfield Summer Stage presents ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’

Each year, Westfield Summer Stage gives audiences the chance to see some of the most talented high-school thespians from throughout Fairfax County.

Carwash Crash Claims Fairfax Woman’s Life

Carwash Crash Claims Fairfax Woman’s Life

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Scorpion Rose Rocks the Block in Fairfax City

Scorpion Rose Rocks the Block in Fairfax City

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Warm Welcome for a Missed Friend: Old Firestation #3

Fairfax City residents are delighted at the reopening of an icon.

Fairfax City residents are delighted at the reopening of an icon.

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Man Charged with Killing Fairfax Resident

Fairfax County police have arrested a Washington, D.C., man in connection with the May 21 murder of a Fairfax resident.

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Police Charge Special Ed Teacher with Assault

A Fairfax woman who worked as a special-education teacher has been charged with assaulting three students at White Oaks Elementary in Burke.

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Herralink Brings Connection, Joy, to Senior Citizens

Centreville High grad is dedicated to improving their lives.

Centreville High grad is dedicated to improving their lives.

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Come Celebrate the Fourth of July in Fairfax City

Festivities include a parade, firefighter fun, music and fireworks.

Festivities include a parade, firefighter fun, music and fireworks.

Centreville Moose Lodge Presents Five Scholarships

Centreville Moose Lodge Presents Five Scholarships

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Stolen Cop Cruiser Crashes into Two Police Vehicles

Stolen Cop Cruiser Crashes into Two Police Vehicles

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Homemade Latin American Desserts in Fairfax City

Guava Artisanal Latin Bakery has become a customer favorite.

Food

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‘We Must Push Back against Efforts to Take Us Backward’

Fairfax City holds its second annual Juneteenth Celebration.

Juneteenth

Man Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assaults

Police say DNA testing reportedly tied him to three cold cases.

A man police believe committed multiple, unsolved sexual assaults – dating as far back as 1998 – is now in custody in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He is Edward Eugene Pottmyer, 58 and, although he has a Chantilly address, he actually lives in Loudoun County.

Police Arrest Suspect in Centreville Carjacking

Safety tips offered for exchanging merchandise with strangers.

Police detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Major Crimes Bureau have charged a 25-year-old Maryland man in connection with a recent carjacking and abduction in Centreville.

Community News at a Glance - Fairfax

Fairfax News Bites

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Class of 2024 graduates from Mountain View High

Words of wisdom are shared, students receive awards.

Words of wisdom are shared, students receive awards.

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Hats Off to Fairfax High School’s Class of 2024

‘Try something new and savor every moment.’

Graduation

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‘We Remember Those Who Sacrificed Their Tomorrows’

Fairfax City pays tribute to the fallen on Memorial Day.

VFW Post 8469 Chaplain Marcus Kuiper gave the opening prayer at Fairfax City’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, last Monday, May 27. Held at American Legion Post 177, it was jointly hosted by both posts and attended by more than 100 people. “We pray for those who gave their last, full measure of devotion – those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom,” said Kuiper. “Hear our prayers for those who put the welfare of others above their own and made the ultimate sacrifice.”

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Poignant Stories of Wartime Bravery and Heart

Fairfax Councilmembers talk about America’s heroes.

During Fairfax City’s Memorial Day ceremony, last Monday, May 27, two of the most poignant stories about America’s fallen veterans were told by Councilmembers Kate Doyle Feingold and Tom Ross:

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Meet Sully Police Commander, Major Jane Russell

Her distinguished law-enforcement career spans 27 years.

Sully Police

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‘It’s So Unfair for Someone to Just Take His Life Like That’

Barahona Reyes remembered by his family as loving, supportive.

Barahona

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Robertson Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

Brutally beat and stabbed Fairfax man to death.

Stabbing

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Fairfax City Festival Celebrates All Things Asian

Fairfax City Festival Celebrates All Things Asian

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Centreville Shooting Kills One, Injures Another

Police believe incident between teens was drug related.

Centreville Shooting Kills One, Injures Another

Westfield Pyramid Art Show Highlights Students’ Work

Westfield High’s Pyramid Art Show was April 18.

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Fairfax, Woodson Score 13 Cappie Nominations

Fairfax, Woodson Score 13 Cappie Nominations

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Come Party in the Streets of Downtown Fairfax.

The City’s 4th annual Asian Festival on Main is May 19.

The City’s 4th annual Asian Festival on Main is May 19.

Fairfax City Council Adopts FY 25 Budget

Residential real-estate taxes rise by half a cent.

Fairfax City Council Adopts FY 25 Budget

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Have Fun and Learn about the Environment

Woodlands Stewardship Education Center opens to the public.

Environmental

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Students Shine in Chantilly High Pyramid Art Show

Students Shine in Chantilly High Pyramid Art Show

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Celebrating Red Hot & Blue’s New Fairfax Location

‘Hometown restaurant’ for barbecue and ‘true Southern cuisine.’

Ribbon cut

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Fernandez Is Sully Police Officer of the Quarter

Fernandez Is Sully Police Officer of the Quarter

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Baby Animals, Bubbles, Bikes, Music, Hayrides and History in Fairfax

Fairfax City’s HisTree Day is Saturday, April 27.

Tree Day

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Romantic Comedy about a Strong, Brave Woman

CFTC presents ‘The Heiress of Hawtrey Hall’

Theater

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Road Rage Shooting Results in Arrest

Road Rage Shooting Results in Arrest

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Mother-Daughter Story with Message about Understanding

Westfield High presents the musical, ‘Freaky Friday.’

Theater

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Festive Earth Day Fun on a Sunny, Spring Saturday

Fairfax County’s Earth Day celebration was Saturday, April 20, at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly.

Earth Day

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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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Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Actors, Artists and More

Fairfax City’s Spotlight on the Arts is April 25-28.

Music, dance, theater and art will all be featured during Fairfax City’s 39th annual Spotlight on the Arts festival. It runs for four days, April 25-28, at various venues throughout the City and has a spectacular lineup of entertainment for all tastes and ages.

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Community Mourns Tragic Death of Two Young Children

Fire destroys their home in Little Rocky Run.

Fire Fatality

Fairfax Hosts Shoestring Theatre’s Newest Production

See ‘Dispatches from Appalachia – an Evening of One Acts.’

Theater

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Mystery, Romance, Beautiful Songs and Hopeful Story

Fairfax High Presents ‘Anastasia the Musical.’

Musical

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Honoring Fairfax City Women Making a Difference

Kelly O’Brien and Lorraine Koury are ‘Women of Influence.’

Women

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Sometimes People Just Need Laughter in Their Lives

Chantilly High presents rollicking, romantic musical, ‘Anything Goes.’

Anything Goes

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Earth Day 2024

Fairfax County’s Earth Day Festival is Saturday, April 20.

Earth Day

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