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Veterans Volunteer Group Christens Two Boats

Providing handicapped-accessible fishing boats for use by veterans.

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50 Years of Battling Region’s Poverty

UCM renames itself as United Community.

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25 Years of Selling Pumpkins in Alexandria from Navajo Reservation

Church donates proceeds to charities.

Piercing Noise

Volume of residents’ complaints rising.

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Celebrating Fifth Anniversary in Mount Vernon

Couple manages River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar.

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Restoration of Dyke Marsh Begins

1,500-foot breakwater being constructed.

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Balancing Environment and Economics in Mount Vernon

Townhouse project seeks plan amendment for eight-acre site on Richmond Highway.

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What Can Be Done for Affordable Housing?

Local forum highlights opportunities and challenges.

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New Board Chair Leads Fairfax County Public Schools

Corbett Sanders reviews current educational issues.

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Mount Vernon District Progress Report

Supervisor Storck evaluates his office’s accomplishments.

Local Land Use Discussed in Mount Vernon

MVCCA committees review applications.

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Celebrating Gum Springs’ 185th Anniversary

Ada Singletary serves as Grand Marshal of the parade.

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Sullivan Leaves ‘Home’

Mount Vernon at Home gains new executive director.

Providing End-of-Life Care

Capital Caring offers hospice care and grief counseling.

Inside The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens' Associations

Creating an opportunity for dialogue on issues facing the community.

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Meet Mount Vernon Police Station’s New Commander

Matos cites maintaining public’s trust.

Remembering Norma Hoffman

Iconic volunteer dies, June 23, 1925 - June 11, 2017.

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Pioneering Change For Autism

University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”

Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.

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Remembering Frank Medico of Mount Vernon

Former delegate dies at 92.

Former GAO Auditor Frank Medico never ever forgot his original role in public service: guardian of the public treasury as a GAO auditor.

Foundation’s Historic Roots

Its mission is to help needy students with learning disabilities.

“The Gunston Hall School” foundation that donates money to financially needy students with learning disabilities, has origins going back to 1892

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Mount Vernon: Back to the Future

Original Mount Vernon High School reopens for teens after 30 years.

The Original Mount Vernon High School Gym is once again going to be used by teens, only this time as a part of the existing Teen Center at the South County Government Center. The gym is located across the road from the South County Government Center and completes the current Teen Center with a full-size gym and basketball courts.

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Mount Vernon: Hospital Praised as Community Anchor

Celebrating Community Day and 40th anniversary of Mount Vernon Hospital.

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital partnered to co-sponsor Community Day and the hospital’s 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24. This is the fourth year the chamber sponsored a Community Day to recognize and celebrate local businesses, non-profits and Mount Vernon and Lee residents. Since Mount Vernon Hospital was planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the chamber decided to join celebrating Community Day simultaneously with Mount Vernon hospital.

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Mount Vernon: SFDC Hosts Session On Government Contracting

Anna Urman, a consulting advisor to small businesses, discussed "Government Contracting for Small Business" at the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation’s (SFDC) Business Roundtable Session on Sept. 1 at the Holiday Inn Express on Richmond Highway.

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Mount Vernon: Church Holds 8th Annual Back-to-School Festival

Harvest Assembly Baptist Church encourages school success.

Hundreds of children participated in Harvest Assembly Baptist Church’s 8th annual Back to School Festival on Sept. 3.

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Mount Vernon: Estate Hosts Picnic for Friends

Promoting a sense of community.

Mount Vernon's Neighborhood Friends Picnic attracted hundreds of neighborhood friends and contributing members who live within the original five-farm estate of President George Washington.

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Mount Vernon: ‘Entertainment … Like Nothing Before’

MGM officials brief local chamber on National Harbor Hotel and Casino.

A Vegas-type luxury hotel and casino owned and operated by the MGM Resorts International — soon to open for business on the shores of the Potomac River’s National Harbor — was discussed at a Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11

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Mount Vernon: SFDC Seminars Help Educate Businesses

Seminar addresses online ratings.

Local business people learned the benefits of using social media as an online marketing tool during last week’s Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC)-hosted education seminar.

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Mount Vernon: Brain Injury Services’ Programs Promote Independent Living

Day services for stroke victims available to residents in the Route 1 corridor.

After suffering from a stroke, concussion, or other brain injury, victims and their family and friends commonly look for professional care to develop independent living skills and to provide supportive and understanding care on the way to recovery.

Mount Vernon: Clerk of Circuit Court Discusses Job with Chamber

Frey is in his fourth eight-year term.

Addressing the July 14 Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast meeting, John T. Frey, Clerk of the Circuit Court, reviewed the duties and responsibilities of his office and answered questions.

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Mount Vernon: What To Do with Former School Building?

County studying original Mount Vernon High School’s 10.6 acre building site and 30 acres of athletic fields.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has begun exploring the revitalization of the Original Mount Vernon High School (OMVHS), a 10.6 acre building facility and its 30 acres of athletic fields.

Mount Vernon: Advisory Group Shaping Transportation Plan for Route 1

Next meeting set for July 25.

Embark Richmond Highway is a multiyear transportation design effort managed by Fairfax County involving land use and transportation planning, design, and construction activities that will result in a bus rapid transit (BRT) system from Huntington to Fort Belvoir along Richmond Highway.

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Mount Vernon: Storck Reflects on His First Six Months in Office

...and commitment to constituents.

Daniel Storck was elected Mount Vernon supervisor last November, replacing 28-year veteran Gerald Hyland, who retired rather than run for an 8th term.

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Mount Vernon: Chamber Honors McAllorum

As Life Chamber Member.

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber honored John McAllorum as a Life Chamber Member at its June 9 breakfast meeting at the Belle Haven Country Club. McAllorum has been a member of the chamber since 1981.

Mount Vernon: Keeping Eye on Police Reforms

Beltrante fears for oversight board’s future.

The Police Practices Review Commission’s recommendation to create a Citizens Police Oversight Board may be in trouble, according to Nick Beltrante, executive director of the Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability (CCPA).

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Mount Vernon: Dave and Catherine Voorhees Leave MVCCA

Almost a decade of service.

The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations formally thanked the volunteer efforts of two committee chairs, David and Catherine Voorhees, who announced recently that they intend to move to Delaware in June.

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Mount Vernon: Alice’s Kids Donates Items to Enhance Student Self-Esteem

As a seventh grader growing up in Long Island, current Mount Vernon resident Ron Fitzsimmons missed 60 days of school because he was too embarrassed to go. After his father abandoned them, Fitzsimmons’ family survived on welfare, but only just.

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Mount Vernon: MVCCA Honors Retiring Elected Officials

Recognizing 85 years of public service.

The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations (MVCCA) honored retiring elected officials U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (D-36) and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland on Sept. 23.

SFDC’s Role: 30 Years Later

Growing priorities for Richmond Highway corridor.

The unanswered question is whether or not Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) has the tools, independence, and support to achieve its mission of economic development and revitalization.

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Alexandria: Calhoun Hams Celebrating 35 Years At Farmers’ Market

Tom Calhoun first opened his Calhoun Hams/Meat Market in 1980 at the Alexandria Farmers’ Market at Market Square in Old Town. It continues as a mainstay of the Saturday market today.

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Mount Vernon: Helping Veterans in Business

SFDC hosts business roundtable.

Assisting veterans, women, and minorities in starting, growing, and sustaining a small business was the focus the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation’s (SFDC) 5th Business Roundtable Speaker Series on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Springhill Suites Hotel on Richmond Highway.

Mount Vernon: Park Award Honors Ann Smith

Her donation was given in memory of her late husband, Lt. Colonel Gary F. Smith.

The Fairfax County Park Foundation, a charitable organization which supports the Fairfax County Park Authority, is honoring Ann Smith with a 2015 Eakin Philanthropy Award. In memory of her late husband, Lt. Colonel Gary F. Smith, Ann Smith worked with the Park Authority and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland to identify Grist Mill Soccer Field #5 for renovation into a state-of-the-art synthetic turf soccer field and renamed the field as the Lt. Colonel Gary F. Smith Memorial Field.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: "Thanking the Police"

During the Gum Springs Community Day Celebration on Saturday, June 20, the Gum Springs community paid special tribute to the Mount Vernon District Police force.

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