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

Fairfax City holds its second annual Juneteenth Celebration.

Juneteenth

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Fairfax City Plans School Bonds on November Ballot

For Daniels Run, Providence renovations, new high-school roof.

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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.

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.

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Juneteenth at Bull Run

Remarkable story of private emancipation of enslaved people.

NOVA Parks and the Fairfax County NAACP hosted their Third Annual Juneteenth celebration to recognize the largest private emancipation of the enslaved, commemorate the cemetery where many of the freed are interred, and visit the site where Black people and white people worshipped together as early as 1775. The event took place on Saturday, June 15 at Bull Run Regional Park, located in Centreville.


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SPARC Provides Day Programs for Adults with Disabilities

SPARC honors Supervisors Dalia Palchik and John Foust for support of region’s ‘forgotten.’

SPARC, a non-profit that provides day programs in Northern Virginia for adults with disabilities, hosted its 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast on June 15 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Vienna with a silent auction, talent show, games, and food.

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StarKist, Cornerstones and Feed the Children Partner to End Hunger

2024 Summer Food and Resource Rally

On June 6, Cornerstones, StarKist, and Feed the Children gathered for the third annual summer food and resource rally at Cornerstones Food Rescue Empowerment Enterprise in Sterling. Three Fairfax County nonprofits — LINK Against Hunger, South Lakes High School PTSA Food Pantry, and Fellowship Square — and two in the Dulles corridor, Dulles South Food Pantry and Community Lodgings, participated.

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Second Annual ‘Hike for Her’ Raises Funds for Afghan GIrls

Arlington-based non-profit Ascend Afghanistan celebrates 10th year

Marina LeGree and her team have been teaching Afghan girls how to climb mountains since 2014. While living and working in Afghanistan, LeGree saw a need, and an opportunity, to unlock the leadership skills of young women using the mountains surrounding their homes as a classroom.


VDOT Makes Roadsides a Refuge for Pollinators

Pollinator conservation provides bird and insect habitats and improves agency efficiencies

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will install 135 new acres of pollinator habitats this year to support pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, flies, and more.

Potomac Home Sales: May, 2024

In May, 2024, 61 Potomac homes sold between $3,150,000-$620,000.

Potomac Home Sales: May, 2024

“Flourishing After 55”

55+ Programs are in person at 55+ Centers unless otherwise noted. A 55+ Pass is required to participate starting at a $20 annual fee. To join or register, go to registration.arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-4747.


Arlington Jury Convicts James Ray Williams of Murder in the Death of Sean Bowman

On Friday night, June 7, 2024, after a four-day trial, an Arlington jury found James R. Williams guilty of the March 25, 2023, murder of Sean Bowman. The jury also convicted Williams of using a firearm in the commission of the murder.

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‘Peace and Childhood Innocence’

Mural unveiled at Bradlee Center.

Students in the Alexandria City High School arts program teamed up with professional artists Nicole Bourgea and Roberto “Sef” Seminario to create a mural that was unveiled May 30 at Bradlee Shopping Center.

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Men’s Health Expo

Free screenings highlight inaugural health expo.

More than 20 local organizations partnered to host the first Men’s Health Empowerment Expo, a full day event that featured health screenings, guest speakers and panel discussions June 8 at Charles Houston Recreation Center.


Supporting Amy Jackson for Mayor

Like many of us in Alexandria, I have recently found my mailbox brimming with flyers touting the virtues of the various candidates for Mayor and City Council.

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All Aboard!

Tall Ship Providence launches regional school program.

If you’ve strolled along the waterfront in Old Town this past year, you can’t help but have noticed the beautiful new pier adorned with American flag bunting leading to Tall Ship Providence and its elegant, permanent home, the Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center.

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Democratic Primary 2024

Voters to determine future of city politics in June 18 primary.

In recent years, Alexandria has been aggressively urbanist. Democrats who control all six seats on the City Council have supported increasing density and adding new transit options. That's created a backlash, and now the conflict will be resolved at the ballot box.


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Celebrating Fatherhood

Father’s Day is June 16

June is a month for Dads and grads with families across the region preparing to celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers as Father’s Day approaches June 16.

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Unremitting Data Center Demand Pushes County to Act

Balancing an economy that can’t happen without data centers with homeowners’ rights and quality of life.

The relentless march of data center growth in Northern Virginia has reached a reported 70 percent of the total number of data centers on our planet.

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