Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


TJ Admissions Upheld


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Grad Speaker Shares Her Personal Challenges

Calls Mountain View ‘a safe environment where I could thrive.’

Mountain View ‘a safe environment

USDA Now Accepting Applications for Veterinary Services Grant Opportunities in Designated Areas of Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has nominated five veterinary services shortage areas in the Commonwealth that have a need for veterinarians practicing food supply veterinary medicine.

Chamber Business Scholarships for High School Seniors

Applications are now open for business scholarships for graduating high school seniors provided by Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

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ACHS to Host Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints

Feb. 3 event is the largest indoor rowing championship.

Alexandria City High School will host more than 1,500 rowers Feb. 3 as the host site for the 2024 East Coast USRowing Indoor National Championship.

The Chamber ALX’s CareerCon: A Post-Grad Masterclass

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce CareerCon, presented by Virginia Tech Innovation Campus on Friday, Feb. 16

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MVHS To Perform ‘Tales of Anansi’

The perfect show to help kick off celebration of African-American History Month.

The theater students at Mount Vernon High School will put on the world premiere of the play “Tales of Anansi,” written by Prentiss Matthews III. This children’s play, inspired by African folk tales, follows a tiny spider from Africa who is sneaky and causes mischief, but also has important lessons about friendship and honesty.

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Washington Legacy Foundation Announces Essay Contest

Competition open to 7th and 8th grade students.

“This is a unique chance for budding historians in our community to showcase their knowledge, analysis, and writing skills.” — George Washington Legacy Foundation president Marion Moon

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Circuit Breakers

Titan Robotics begins 10th season.

“We have to design, manufacture, program and test the robot all from scratch on our own.” — Titan Robotics team president Charlie Sokolove

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Children's Almanac

Children's Almanac

Children's Almanac — Hoover Middle, Mrs. Bryant's Grade 6

Students in Mrs. Bryant’s Grade 6 English class, Hoover Middle School

Children's Almanac — Hoover Middle, Mrs. Bryant's Grade 6

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Multiple Rotary Clubs Collaborate for Rise Against Hunger

Volunteers and sponsors needed.

Volunteers and sponsors are sought for the Rise Against Hunger Food Packaging event at Aldrin Elementary School, 11375 Center Harbor Road, Reston, VA, Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; set-up at 8:30 a.m.

Great Falls Garden Club Youth Native Garden Grant

The Great Falls Garden Club in partnership with Friends of the Great Falls Library is sponsoring a $300 Youth Native Habitat Garden Grant to be awarded to a student in Grades 5 -11 who lives in the 22066 zip-code. Application materials will be available on Feb. 15 at the GF Library and on-line at

Beaty Triumphs in Special Election

Substitute teacher wins District A school board seat.

School board

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Alexandria Country Day School

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