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‘In Darkness There Is Light’

Alexandria Police Department unveils Suicide Memorial.

“Make no mistake -- they are and will always be our brothers in blue.” — Retired Police Chief David Baker

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Caregiving Corner

My Loved One Has Dementia. What Do I Say or Do?

“We want our loved ones to smile.” — Speech language pathologist Susan Wranik

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Michael Freedman

Mike Freedman, who found respite in radio early on and would become a radio network executive, journalism professor and university administrator, died at home in Alexandria, Va., surrounded by his family, on Sept. 18 from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

Fall Book Sale at Duncan Library

Fall Book Sale at Duncan Library from Wednesday, Sept. 27 to Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023.

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Woodson High Presents New Play, ‘The Trials’

Poses serious questions about climate-change responsibility.

Woodson High’s new play, “The Trials,” is set in the near future, when the climate emergency is worsening and all adults who’ve adversely impacted the climate are put on trial.

One Dead in Two-Car Crash

An 89-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning on Ox Road in West Springfield.

Homes Sold Faster and Prices Jumped More

Median sold price for a home in August reached $700,000 in Northern Virginia

Even though sales declined regionally and nationally, inventory was lower and prices grew faster in the Northern Virginia real estate market than nationally in August, according to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.

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Second Story Backpacks from Women’s Club of McLean

The Woman’s Club of McLean has long supported Second Story, a non profit organization in Fairfax County providing counseling and residential housing for teens, young mothers, and their children who were living in unsafe residential situations.

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Planning Commission Approves Chantilly Data Center

Despite unanswered questions, clock was ticking.

Members of Chantilly’s Pleasant Valley community did all they could last week to convince the Fairfax County Planning Commission that allowing construction of a huge data center near their homes would be a terrible idea.

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Residents Speak Out Against Data Center

Say environment and people’s health should matter more.

Speaking before the Fairfax County Planning Commission last week, opponents of the gigantic data center proposed for construction near Chantilly’s Pleasant Valley community attacked the project from every angle.

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Soil & Water Candidates Weigh In on Lake Accotink

Earlier this year, continuing discussion around sediment and flooding problems, including a recommendation to let Lake Accotink fill in and become a wetland, raised concern among some area residents.

Fairfax City Receives $1 Million Tree Grant

For 36 consecutive years, Fairfax City has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. And now, a $1 million grant recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service will help the City continue to grow and maintain its urban forest.

PRS Reaches Spanish Speakers with Content and Outreach

PRS, a behavioral health nonprofit serving Northern Virginia which operates as the Regional Crisis Call Center for most of Virginia, has enhanced its offerings and outreach to the Northern Virginia Spanish speaking community.

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Brush Piles – Headaches or Havens?

From chipmunks to chickadees, these can shelter local wildlife.

Tropical storm Ophelia soaked the Washington area last weekend, leaving behind, among other impacts, fallen limbs and sticks scattered around. Instead of becoming landfill or incinerator material, they can support local wildlife, from chipmunks to chickadees.

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High Side and Mara Holding Pinktoberfest

Fun event to raise money to fight breast cancer.

Two Old Town Fairfax businesses, High Side and Mara Hair and Mode Studio, are joining together for the third consecutive year to fight breast cancer with a community-centered event.

News Briefs

Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

A Place at the Table for Everyone Born

Some catchy phrases that led to success at the ballot box resulted in some terrible public policies.

Letter: Eliminating Animal Protection Police?

Letter to the Editor

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Students Protest VDOE’s Policies

Flash point awaits as some schools balk at implementing policies.


Parktober Events in Fairfax

Fall events