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  1. Giving Back to the Community: Volunteers spruce up Fairfax group home on MLK Day.Read the original story

    Friday | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    On a day dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory, people throughout the country honored his legacy Monday by doing various projects to help others. Among them were employees of Excella Consulting of Arlington who helped spruce up Sojourn House, a group home in Fairfax.

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  2. Fairfax Lawmakers' Last Call for InputRead the original story

    Monday Jan 9 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    More than 80 Fairfax County residents spoke directly to members of the Fairfax delegation to the General Assembly at a public hearing on Jan. 7 at the Fairfax County Government Center. Sharon Bulova and Fairfax County Public School Board vice chair Jane Strauss said the Virginia Retirement System rates were accelerated by one year last year, which increases the costs for FCPS by more than $25 million in FY 2017.

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  3. Fairfax: Police Auditor and Civilian Review Panel to Become Reality in 2017Read the original story

    Friday Jan 6 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Randy Sayles with Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission and subcommittee members John Lovaas, Phil Niedzielski-Eichner and George Becerra said he is very optimistic both the auditor's office and civilian review panel will be beneficial to the supervisors, police and citizens. Photo by Tim Peterson .

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  4. Burke United Methodist Church hosts hypothermia prevention shelter.Read the original story

    Friday Dec 23 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Just before 5 p.m. on Dec. 14, the Burke United Methodist Church kitchen is bustling with volunteers. They're preparing soup, snacks and dinner meals for between 25 and 30 homeless guests who will spend the night at the church.

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  5. Fairfax: Holidays Come to City Concerts, Plays, Santa and S'moresRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Proudly showing their holiday artwork and ornament are the Rodriguez siblings, Valencia, Isabella and Nicolas, during last year's lunch with Santa. a The FX Players of Fairfax High present the musical, "Avenue Q," Dec. 1-4.

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  6. God, Watch Over the U.S. Veterans'Read the original story

    Nov 25, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The ceremony was held Friday morning, Nov. 11, in front of City Hall. A color guard comprising local veterans started things off, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and an invocation by Chaplain Don Northcutt, coordinator of the Fairfax Veterans Treatment Docket in Fairfax County General District Court.

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  7. Fairfax: Taste of Fall Nets $80,000 for FACETSRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    But those attending the recent fundraiser for FACETS also opened up their hearts and wallets to make the event a huge success. Some 300 people participated in the 17th annual "A Taste of Fall with FACETS," Nov. 5, at the Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax.

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  8. Tease photoRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Centreville's Matt Datta and Kevin Egilmez placed second with their tennis team at the United States Tennis Association USTA League 9.0 National Championships. Datta and Egilmez are on the men's tennis team from Fairfax, representing the USTA Mid Atlantic Section, at the USTA League Adult 55 & Over 9.0 National Championships in Surprise, Ariz.

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  9. Vienna: Madison High Students Collect Food for OthersRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    All donations from the drive go directly to Food For Others in Fairfax. The staff and students spend four weeks bringing in canned goods but focus on a specific type of donation each week such as rice, pasta, canned meat and fresh fruit.

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  10. Awards and ReminiscencesRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    He then received several awards. Dave Parker and Sue Yamashita, who rode with Kirby when he drove an ambulance for Centreville's volunteer fire department, presented Kirby with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  11. Vote No Later than Tuesday, Nov. 8Read the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Who knows what will happen on Election Day? Voters can avoid the uncertainty of possible traffic gridlock, bad weather or other impediments by voting "absentee-in person." If you work, you qualify to vote absentee because of the possibility you could be commuting and working for 11 hours on Election Day.

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  12. DiscussRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    In October, McDonald celebrated the six-month storefront anniversary of her full-service, award-winning bakery, Simply Desserts. To mark the occasion, Simply Desserts sold its cupcakes at half-price all day on Saturday, Oct. 15, six months to the date of the store's opening in Gainesville's Virginia Gateway Promenade shopping center.

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  13. Meals Tax: OutrageousRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Outrageous ! That is what it is. Yet another tax that is not called for and this time will hit the seniors in retirement homes with fixed meal plans in Fairfax County.

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  14. Four Cents Make Sense for the Future of FairfaxRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    On November 8, Fairfax County residents will have an opportunity to vote on a meals tax that may add nearly $100 million into our county budget. This issue has come up before and it didn't pass.

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  15. Fairfax Challenger Little League Celebrates Trunk-r-TreatRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Around 125 players, siblings and player buddies in costume participated in two baseball games as part of the Fairfax Challenger League's Trunk-r-Treat event at Chilcot Field in Fairfax. Photo contributed On Oct. 23, Frankenstein's monster stepped up to the plate in Fairfax.

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  16. Three Reston Residents Appointed to RCC BoardRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The three-year terms for Beverly Cosham, Michelle A. Moyer and Paul D. Thomas will begin on Nov. 7, 2016 and will expire in 2019. Their appointments are based on the results of the Annual Preference Poll for Reston Community Center's Board of Governors positions which was held in September.

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  17. Supervisors to Vote on Civilian Review Panel Dec. 6.Read the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Supervisor John Cook , who chairs the board's public safety committee, believes an action item to establish an independent civilian review panel will be ready for the board to vote by Dec. 6. Photo by Tim Peterson . - By its Dec. 6 meeting, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors should have the opportunity to vote on creating a Civilian Review Panel for police oversight, a first in Fairfax.

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  18. Race Tightens in Heated 10th DistrictRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Krista Barry of Vienna, a volunteer for Democratic candidate LuAnn Bennett, organizes canvassing materials to hand out to supporters at a rally in Great Falls Sunday. Photo by Victoria Ross .

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  19. Vote Yes: Immigrant Families Rely on Schools for More Than EducationRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Fairfax County Public Schools are more than just a place to learn. Growing up in Burke, I saw firsthand how our schools created a sense of community and neighborhood camaraderie.

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  20. Lorton Letter: Following Wolf's ExampleRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2016 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Many Fairfax County homeowners, like me, live in neighborhoods with community associations. We pay fees and assessments to the associations in addition to our county real estate taxes.

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