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Jeanne Theismann

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‘Flags for Heroes’ in Mount Vernon

Hundreds of flags on display through July 11.

A lone bagpiper stood among hundreds of American flags as the strains of Amazing Grace wafted through the air during the opening ceremony of the 3rd annual Flags for Heroes display June 28 at Cedar Knoll Restaurant along the George Washington Parkway.

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Social While Distancing in Mount Vernon and Alexandria

Students, organizations stay connected while staying safe.

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Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue in Mount Vernon

4,000 toys collected in annual toy drive.

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The Great Pumpkin Patch in Alexandria

Immanuel fundraiser supports local charities.

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Obituary: WWII Veteran Philip K. Lundeberg

Last survivor of the Frederick C. Davis dies at 96.

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Assessing the Damage

Heavy rains bring flash flooding, water rescues.

Heavy Rains Bring Flash Flooding, Water Rescues

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Fairfax County Fire Chief John Butler

The road from Liberia to Fairfax County, with vision to regain the reins of an organization bruised by claims of bullying and harassment.

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Hop to It! in Mount Vernon

Local Easter Egg Hunt features more than 20,000 eggs.

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Keeping Children Warm

Firefighters distribute coats, books to local charities.

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Let the Games Begin in Springfield

St. James mega-sports complex opens.

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‘The Iron Man’ in Mount Vernon

Hundreds gather to meet Cal Ripken Jr.

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JROTC Cadets Honored in Alexandria

SAR also recognizes Viebranz, first responders.

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Wreaths Across America

Volunteers turn out to honor veterans.

Wreaths Across America

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Let There Be Light in Del Ray

Del Ray tree lighting kicks off holiday season.

Del Ray tree lighting.

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Obituary: Fr. Gerard Creedon Dies

Longtime area priest formerly served at Blessed Sacrament and Good Shepherd.

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‘Celebrating Centenarians’

Sharing their wit and wisdom.

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Walk to Bust Cancer

Cancer fund raising

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Keeping Youngsters Warm

Firefighters distribute coats, books to local charities.

Fire Station Donates

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Scouts Fundraiser

Popcorn

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‘Invincible Spirit’

Gary Sinise, Lt. Dan Band celebrate military families at Fort Belvoir.

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Back to School Community Day Aug. 23

Haircuts, backpacks at Gum Springs Community Center.

Community Day Gum Springs

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ZIPS Expands to Mount Vernon

One price dry cleaners opens in Sacramento Center.

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Living Legends

Linda Hafer and Bill Kehoe

Living Legends

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Gunston Hall School Days

Event raises $4,000.

Obituary: Bob Michel, Longtime Congressman

To many, Bob Michel will be remembered as the longtime Illinois congressman and skilled politician who served for 38 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Inauguration Day Duty

Local officers provide security for inaugural events.

More than 100 officers from Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria reported for duty during the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 20 to help provide security during Inauguration Day activities in Washington, D.C.

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Firefighters and Friends collects toys for Alexandria area children.

To the Rescue

Christmas arrived early for more than 250 children from local Head Start programs as they picked out toys and visited with Santa during the annual Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue toy drive distribution day Dec. 11 at Penn Daw Fire Station 11.

Mount Vernon, Alexandria: A Time to Remember

Ceremony to honor local veterans.

The Friends of Rocky Versace will host the city’s 15th Annual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center.

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And the Winner Is …

Chamber honors best of local business.

It was the Academy Awards for local businesses as the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Business Awards Oct. 19, with Burke and Herbert Chairman and CEO E. Hunt Burke honored as the 2016 Business Leader of the Year.

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Salute to Veterans

Euripides to receive Distinguished Patriot Award Nov. 10.

Charlie Euripides, a Korean War Veteran and longtime owner of the Royal Restaurant, will be presented with the Distinguished Patriot Award.

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Keeping Children Warm

Coats, books distributed to local families.

Families from across the city came to Charles Houston Recreation Center Oct. 29 to pick out new coats and books.

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Keeping Children Warm

Firefighters distribute coats, books to local charities.

“We believe a new winter coat gives children the freedom and confidence to play more, learn more and do more.” — Firefighters and Friends founder Capt. Will Bailey

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The Few. The Proud.

The 41st Marine Corps Marathon.

For Brooke Sydnor Curran, running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon was a milestone: her 100th marathon for charity since founding the nonprofit RunningBrooke Fund. For Grace Episcopal kindergarten teacher Cara Donley, the Oct. 30 race represented a different milestone.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon: Golf Classic Benefits Veterans

Belle Haven tournament raises funds.

The third annual Patriots Day Golf Classic was held Sept. 9 at Belle Haven Country Club, raising funds for local veterans organizations in remembrance of those who perished in the 9-11 terrorist attacks as well as to honor those serving their country and working as first responders and emergency rescue personnel.

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Alexandria Snapshot: 'Tis the Season

Members of Girl Scout Troop 2825 from Belle View Elementary School sell cookies in Old Town Feb. 27 as the organization’s cookie drive gets underway across the nation.

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Alexandria: Firefighters Provide Toys For Local Children

Christmas arrived early for more than 250 children from local Head Start programs as they picked out toys and visited with Santa and Superhero Flash Max during the annual Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue toy drive distribution day Dec. 15 at Penn Daw Fire Station 11.

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Recalling Life of ‘Dr. Bob’ Wineland

WW II veteran Robert Wineland dies at 91.

When 20-year-old U.S. Army Medic Robert Wineland arrived in the village of Laudersfeld, the wooded countryside of far eastern Belgium was relatively peaceful, a quiet buffer zone disrupted only by occasional artillery fire and brief skirmishes between opposing infantry patrols.

Mount Vernon: ‘If You Believe’

Broadway concert to benefit cancer research.

Move over Julius Erving. There’s another “Dr. J” in town: international recording artist Negleatha Johnson, who hopes to slam dunk a benefit concert Aug. 16 following her sister’s diagnosis of a rare and aggressive cancer.

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Alexandria: Hadeed Marks 60 Years

Alexandria-based company founded in Del Ray.

For Joe Hadeed, it’s the only job he has ever known.

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Alexandria: Wood To Run for City Council

Republican cites need for new ideas.

Alexandria native and retired Lt. Gen. John R. (Bob) Wood, filed paperwork June 3 to officially declare his candidacy for a seat on City Council.

Mount Vernon: JROTC Cadets Honored

Three JROTC cadets were honored by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution during a ceremony held April 30 at Mount Vernon High School.