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NOVA PRIME Physical Therapy Opens in Chantilly

Filling a gap in women’s health care here.


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City of Fairfax Mourns its Former Mayor

John Mason: ‘Gifted leader’ and champion of the arts.

Mayor dies

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Mason Is Praised for Regional Leadership

Friends, colleagues recall his governance and consensus-building.

Besides all he did for the City of Fairfax, former Mayor John Mason also played an important part in the county and region.

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Mountain View High Holds Winter Graduation

Principal Catherine Stone gives advice to the students.

Grads running wild

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Data Center Tax Revenue Versus Quality of Life

Residents decry pollution, constant hum, human and environmental costs.

Data Center push back

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Supervisors Approve Massive Chantilly Data Center

They say strong proffers, high standards will improve it.

Data Center

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Officer of the Quarter: PFC Jackson Russell

PFC Jackson Russell is the Sully District Police Station’s Officer of the Quarter for October, November and December 2023. He was honored at the Jan. 10 meeting of the station’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

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Learning about Police Animal Protection Unit

Officers deal with everything from dogs to bats to snakes.

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Animal Protection Unit has some 30 officers, and Sgt. D.L. Cook, a field supervisor with that unit, recently spoke about its responsibilities.

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Cupcakes and Candies and Cookies, Oh, My!

Fairfax City Chocolate Lovers Festival is Feb. 2-4.


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Modern, All-Female Play Full of Laughter and Joy

City of Fairfax Theatre Co. presents the comedy, ‘POTUS.’


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Supervisors to Decide on Chantilly Data Center

Public hearing is set for next Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Penzance wants to build a 402,000-square-foot data center off Route 50, Stonecroft Boulevard and Auto Park Circle in Chantilly.

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Three Fairfax City Nonprofits Receive Grants

They each help others and stimulate the local economy.


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Warm Welcome for Lucy Loves in Fairfax City

A fun place for handmade items, vintage clothes, original art.

Lucy Loves

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QUI Korean BBQ Makes a Big Splash in Fairfax

Customers love the delicious food and cool ambience.

Restaurant opens

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Robertson Indicted for Murder of Fairfax Man

Judge hears recording of his confession during hearing.


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Heartfelt Chanukah Celebration in Fairfax City

Menorah lighting, speeches, children’s activities and festive food.

Menorah lighting, speeches, children’s activities and festive food.

Fairfax News Briefs

News Briefs

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Don’t Leave Keys, Valuables in Your Car

Auto Crimes detective discusses vehicle thefts.

With auto crimes a continual problem in Fairfax County, Police Chief Kevin Davis established the Auto Crimes Enforcement (ACE) unit in March 2022. And in its first year, its officers charged more than 175 people with felonies and seized 20 guns.

Detectives Investigating Fatal Car Crash in Centreville

An early morning car crash last week in Centreville killed a 30-year-old man and sent another to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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See The Nutcracker with Live Orchestra

Fairfax Symphony and Fairfax Ballet present Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Dec. 16 & 17 at 4 p.m. at GMU Center for the Arts.


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Fairfax City Rings in the Holiday Season

Tis the season

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Fundraiser for Earp’s Ordinary this Weekend

Fairfax City comes together to support new music venue.

More than 20 musicians will perform Friday night, 5 p.m. start; Saturday, noon and 5 p.m. starts; and Sunday, noon start.

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Former Centreville High Teacher Writes Children’s Book

Partial proceeds will aid Maui wildfire relief.

Falling snow can be a magical thing – beautiful, exciting and ethereal – especially to a child. But for 5-year-old Kiki, who lives in Hawaii, it’s only a dream.

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Fairfax High Seniors Create PERIOD Club

School Club

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Fairfax’s Small Business Saturday Is Nov. 25

Fairfax’s Small Business Saturday Is Nov. 25

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Joyful Ribbon Cutting on a Cold, Brisk Day

Route 28 widening in Centreville is nearly done.

Area motorists may now rejoice because the road has been widened from four to six lanes between the bridge over Bull Run (south of Compton Road), at the Prince William County line, and the Route 29 Interchange in Centreville.

Smith Reelected as Sully Supervisor

In last week’s election for Sully District supervisor, Democratic incumbent Kathy Smith beat Republican challenger Keith Elliott.

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Residents, Scouts Fill WFCM’S Food Pantry

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Boy Scouts in the Sully District collected 50,416 pounds of food for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry in Chantilly.

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Britepaths Seeks Donations for Families in Need

Help put food on their tables during the holidays.

Food donations

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Veterans Day Is Celebrated in Fairfax City

Sharing patriotic pride and serious messages.

Veterans Day

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My Empanadas Offers Authentic Peruvian Food

New restaurant is open in Fairfax City’s Courthouse Plaza.


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Fairfax High Presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

A fresh, new take on a classic love story.

Featuring a cast and crew of nearly 60, Fairfax High is presenting “Romeo and Juliet.” But this version is set in a different time period than the original and has a surprising amount of humor.

Small-Business Incubator Coming to Fairfax City

Wander In will guide, support and help artisans thrive.

A new, retail incubator store is coming to Old Town Fairfax City. Called Wander In, it’ll be in Fairfax Plaza between Mackenzie’s Tunes & Tonics and The Wine House, at 3950 University Drive, Suite 211.

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Fairfax City Examines Its Housing Supply and Types

Smaller, more accessible and affordable homes are needed.

“A lot of new units are approaching and sometimes surpassing the million-dollar price tag.” — Aaron Finley, TPMA

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Giving Help, Hope and Changing Lives

The Lamb Center holds banquet fundraiser.

Lamb Center

Rainy-Day Fun at Fairfax Fall Festival

Rainy-Day Fun at Fairfax Fall Festival

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Fairfax Fall Festival: Food, Crafts, Music

47th annual celebration is Saturday, Oct. 14.

Fall Festival

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Old Dominion Pizza Opens in Fairfax City

Pizza, meatballs, wings, beverages and more.


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‘No Judgment, Just Love’ at Chris Atwood Foundation

Substance-use recovery center opens in Fairfax City.

Recovery center

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Place of Support, Hope, Love and Opportunity

Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates celebrates 10 years.


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‘We Love Making People Happy with Food’

Liberty Baking opens in Fairfax City.

Liberty Baking

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Celebrate Fiesta Fairfax on Sept. 23

Celebrate Fiesta Fairfax on Sept. 23

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‘If It Goes Fast and Makes Noise, I Like It’

Fairfax City hosts 24th annual Labor Day Car Show.

Car show

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‘Showcasing Cuisines from Around the World’

Fairfax City’s summer Restaurant Week is Sept. 4-10.

Restaurant Week