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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.

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County in a Pickle over Noisy Pickleball

Nearby courts will be converted to appease the pickleball players.

Pickleball

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Seven Years Later, Still No Herndon Downtown Redevelopment

Comstock’s 2-year construction pause expired on April 30.

On April 24, a town spokesperson told The Connection that Herndon Town Manager Bill Ashton would update the Town Council during its April 30 Work Session on how “the town and Comstock are working together to determine next steps.”

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The AcceptAbility Gala

Global Down Syndrome Foundation gala tickets available; policymakers, National Institute of Health scientists attending.

Gala

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Virginia’s Equine Industry Is Thriving

Here in Fairfax County, we have Frying Pan's Equestrian Center. It is a public-use facility that is part of Frying Pan Farm Park. The center offers rental events, schooling, horse shows, short-term stabling, and multiple trailer-in schooling options.

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.

VDOT Warns of Text Message Scams

Text messages claim people owe money for unpaid tolls

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is encouraging people to be on alert for a text message scam, also known as smishing, that is sending requests for payment of outstanding toll charges.

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Explore George Washington’s 250-year-old Tent

Mount Vernon’s Revolutionary War Weekend is May 4-5.

On May 4 and 5, at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, people can explore a replica of the tent that General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, used from 1775 to 1783 when he led the colonies to independence.

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‘Hanged by a Mob’

City marks 127th anniversary of McCoy lynching.

For Joseph McCoy, there were no lawyers, no legal proceedings, no testimony, no trial, no safety. Instead, the 18-year-old, who had been accused of assaulting the 9-year-old daughter of his employer, was dragged from his jail cell to the corner of Cameron and Lee streets and lynched by an angry mob who had breached the police station.

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Are Our Waterways Becoming Plastic Soup?

Local cleanups reveal many mysteries.

On April 20, 100 volunteers hauled out 40 bags or 400 pounds of trash from the Potomac River shoreline of Belle Haven Park and in the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in two hours.

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Earth Day Celebration Big in Small Ways

Volunteers lend many hands.

Earth Day celebrations large and small sprang up across Fairfax County last weekend.

Mental Health: 10 Ways to Help

Mental Health

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Romantic Comedy about a Strong, Brave Woman

CFTC presents ‘The Heiress of Hawtrey Hall’

Theater