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Bonnie Hobbs

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Mason Is Praised for Regional Leadership

Friends, colleagues recall his governance and consensus-building.

Besides all he did for the City of Fairfax, former Mayor John Mason also played an important part in the county and region.

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Officer of the Quarter: PFC Jackson Russell

PFC Jackson Russell is the Sully District Police Station’s Officer of the Quarter for October, November and December 2023. He was honored at the Jan. 10 meeting of the station’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

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Learning about Police Animal Protection Unit

Officers deal with everything from dogs to bats to snakes.

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Animal Protection Unit has some 30 officers, and Sgt. D.L. Cook, a field supervisor with that unit, recently spoke about its responsibilities.

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Supervisors to Decide on Chantilly Data Center

Public hearing is set for next Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Penzance wants to build a 402,000-square-foot data center off Route 50, Stonecroft Boulevard and Auto Park Circle in Chantilly.

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Don’t Leave Keys, Valuables in Your Car

Auto Crimes detective discusses vehicle thefts.

With auto crimes a continual problem in Fairfax County, Police Chief Kevin Davis established the Auto Crimes Enforcement (ACE) unit in March 2022. And in its first year, its officers charged more than 175 people with felonies and seized 20 guns.

Detectives Investigating Fatal Car Crash in Centreville

An early morning car crash last week in Centreville killed a 30-year-old man and sent another to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Former Centreville High Teacher Writes Children’s Book

Partial proceeds will aid Maui wildfire relief.

Falling snow can be a magical thing – beautiful, exciting and ethereal – especially to a child. But for 5-year-old Kiki, who lives in Hawaii, it’s only a dream.

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Fundraiser for Earp’s Ordinary this Weekend

Fairfax City comes together to support new music venue.

More than 20 musicians will perform Friday night, 5 p.m. start; Saturday, noon and 5 p.m. starts; and Sunday, noon start.

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Joyful Ribbon Cutting on a Cold, Brisk Day

Route 28 widening in Centreville is nearly done.

Area motorists may now rejoice because the road has been widened from four to six lanes between the bridge over Bull Run (south of Compton Road), at the Prince William County line, and the Route 29 Interchange in Centreville.

Smith Reelected as Sully Supervisor

In last week’s election for Sully District supervisor, Democratic incumbent Kathy Smith beat Republican challenger Keith Elliott.

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Residents, Scouts Fill WFCM’S Food Pantry

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Boy Scouts in the Sully District collected 50,416 pounds of food for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry in Chantilly.

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Fairfax High Presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

A fresh, new take on a classic love story.

Featuring a cast and crew of nearly 60, Fairfax High is presenting “Romeo and Juliet.” But this version is set in a different time period than the original and has a surprising amount of humor.

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Fairfax City Examines Its Housing Supply and Types

Smaller, more accessible and affordable homes are needed.

“A lot of new units are approaching and sometimes surpassing the million-dollar price tag.” — Aaron Finley, TPMA

Small-Business Incubator Coming to Fairfax City

Wander In will guide, support and help artisans thrive.

A new, retail incubator store is coming to Old Town Fairfax City. Called Wander In, it’ll be in Fairfax Plaza between Mackenzie’s Tunes & Tonics and The Wine House, at 3950 University Drive, Suite 211.

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Passion to Help People in Need

Sen. Mark Warner visits WFCM’s food pantry in Chantilly.

Nonprofit Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) serves 4,500 residents in nine western Fairfax County ZIP codes. With the community’s support, in FY 22 it provided nearly 1 million pounds of food, equal to more than 458,745 meals.

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Temple Expansion Proposed in Chantilly

Rajdhani Mandir wants to enlarge its temple in Chantilly.

Rajdhani Mandir wants to enlarge its temple in Chantilly.

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‘You Deserve Success’

Class of 2023 graduates from Mountain View High.

Class of 2023 graduates from Mountain View High.

Centreville, Chantilly, Westfield Nominated for Cappies

Centreville, Chantilly, Westfield Nominated for Cappies

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Sexual Assault, Attempted Robbery Suspect Sought

Sexual Assault, Attempted Robbery Suspect Sought

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Temple Seeks Expansion

Rajdhani Mandir wants to enlarge its temple in Chantilly.

Rajdhani Mandir wants to enlarge its temple in Chantilly.

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Lidl Touts Freshness, Variety and Lower Prices

Customers delighted with new Lidl store in Chantilly.

Customers delighted with new Lidl store in Chantilly.

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Honoring Long Hours and Late Nights

Fairfax County dignitaries fete Jim Hart and Pete Murphy.

Fairfax County dignitaries fete Jim Hart and Pete Murphy.

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Pham Now Charged with Federal Crime

Man allegedly assaulted two Connolly staffers.

Man allegedly assaulted two Connolly staffers.

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Feed Fairfax 5K Yields Money and Meals

Proceeds provide food for local schoolchildren.

Proceeds provide food for local schoolchildren.

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‘Her Addiction Led to Her Incredibly Bad Decisions’

Health aide sentenced for stealing children’s medications.

Health aide sentenced for stealing children’s medications.

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Devastating Attack

Chantilly man charged with four felonies.

U.S. Capitol Police said that last year they investigated some 7,500 cases of potential threats against members of Congress.

Car Crash Kills Man in Centreville

Car Crash Kills Man in Centreville

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Petting Zoo, Food Trucks, Children’s Games

Earth Day Fairfax is Saturday, April 22.

Earth Day Fairfax is Saturday, April 22.

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Seeing the World from a Different Perspective

Chantilly presents ‘Curious Incident of Dog in Night-Time’

Chantilly presents ‘Curious Incident of Dog in Night-Time’

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Oompa, Loompa, Doompety Doo …

Centreville High presents ‘Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.’

Centreville High presents ‘Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.’

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‘Celebrate Spring and Support a Good Cause’

Fundraiser planned for Syrian earthquake rescue workers.

Fundraiser planned for Syrian earthquake rescue workers.

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Successfully Aging on Their Own Terms

Fairfax Village in the City helps residents stay in their homes.

Fairfax Village in the City helps residents stay in their homes.

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More than Four Walls – It’s Home

The Flats at Boulevard VI proves popular in Fairfax.

The Flats at Boulevard VI proves popular in Fairfax.

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Andrew Pratt: Providence Elementary’s New Principal

Andrew Pratt: Providence Elementary’s New Principal

Fairfax City EDO Develops 5-Year Workplan

Fairfax City EDO Develops 5-Year Workplan

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‘Every Fatal Overdose Statistic Represents a Person’

Straight talk about opioids in Fairfax County.

Overdoses

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American Legion Post 1995 Honors U.S. Flags

American Legion Post 1995 Honors U.S. Flags

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Did Someone Say Chocolate? Mmmm, Yes, Indeed!

Did Someone Say Chocolate? Mmmm, Yes, Indeed!

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He Pulled the Suspect from the Burning Vehicle

PFC Joseph Castilon honored as Sully’s Officer of the Quarter.

PFC Joseph Castilon honored as Sully’s Officer of the Quarter.

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Bench and Accolades for Avid Gardener

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Man Charged with Assaulting Special Needs Student

Man Charged with Assaulting Special Needs Student

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‘This Is Such a Great Tribute; We All Love Her Dearly’

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Fairfax City Teen Missing Since 1975 Is Identified

Modern DNA technology aids police in unraveling a mystery.

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Teen Missing Since 1975 Is Identified

Modern DNA technology aids police in unraveling a mystery.

Modern DNA technology aids police in unraveling a mystery.

Man Charged with Assaulting Special Needs Student

Man Charged with Assaulting Special Needs Student

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‘This Is Such a Great Tribute; We All Love Her Dearly’

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

Garden club dedicates park bench to Dolores Rooney.

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Sully Community Center Opens in Chantilly/Oak Hill

A place for fitness, senior activities, sports, classes and healthcare.

A place for fitness, senior activities, sports, classes and healthcare.

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What’s on the Travel Horizon for Centreville, Chantilly

Several transportation projects are planned for the area.

Several transportation projects are planned for the area.

Erin Peterson Fund Golf Tourney, Sept. 22

Erin Peterson Fund Golf Tourney, Sept. 22

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Plastic Recycling Earns Bench for Neighborhood

Elise Forrester rises to the NexTrex Challenge.

Elise Forrester rises to the NexTrex Challenge.

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