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‘Courage in Journalism’

Kemal Kurspahic dies at 74.

Kemal Kurspahic dies at 74.

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West Springfield Spartans’ Class of 2021: Courage and Perseverance

At 9:30 a.m. on June 1, West Springfield High School graduates emerged from backstage at Jiffy Lube Live to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” – a familiar song at an atypical graduation ceremony.

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John Lewis High Graduates Take a Victory Lap

On the evening of June 1, the first class of the newly-renamed John R. Lewis High School graduated on their football field.

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High School Dedicated to ‘Becoming John R. Lewis’

School renaming seeks to Honor – Educate – Empower equality for all

Students and staff, of the now named John R. Lewis High School, celebrated the school renaming and dedicated themselves to aspiring to the life model of “becoming John R. Lewis” during the April 23 rededication ceremony held in the Springfield school’s auditorium.

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Park Volunteer at Work in Pohick Stream Valley

Ken Peterson, Engineer, Springfield, worked about two hours on this trail improvement in the Pohick Stream Valley.

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John R. Lewis High School Student Poem Honors Civil Rights Icon

Charles Childers, a senior, took a creative writing class this year and was inspired to create a tribute for John R. Lewis by inauguration poet, Amanda Gorman.

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Springfield Romance Writer Releases New Book

Contemporary fiction inspired by her life as a military spouse

Springfield resident and USA Today Bestselling author Tif Marcelo discussed her recent novel release, "In a Book Club Far Away" (indiebound | amazon | kobo | barnes&noble | book of the month).

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Virginia State Candidates Seek Your Signature

With completion of the 2021 General Assembly session, the odd-year political election cycle is upon us in Virginia.

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Conversation Started to Rename Lee District in Fairfax County

Supervisor Lusk opened the floor to constituents who had a few suggestions.

Seemingly, everyone in Lee District knows the district is named after Robert E. Lee, the head of the Confederacy in the Civil War that ultimately ended the practice of slavery when the southern states lost and the Union won the war.

Congregation Adat Reyim Welcomes New Rabbi in Springfield

Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer helps congregation grow despite pandemic

Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer is a collaborator.

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Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Wins Eight Awards

The Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control wastewater treatment plant was recently recognized for their “Tertiary Filters Rehabilitation Project,” and “Rehabilitation of Three Equalization Basin and Ancillary Facilities,” by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in its annual Mid-Atlantic Region awards.

West Springfield Rotary Club Recognizes Outstanding Teachers

At its virtual meeting Jan. 27, the West Springfield Rotary Club honored three outstanding teachers: Jen Shaddrix from Orange Hunt Elementary School, Lauren Ryan from Keene Mill Elementary School and Joanne Lewenhaupt from Nativity Elementary School.

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Burke, Springfield, Herndon, Cabin John Irish Dancers Win Championship

Eight-year-old Ciara Foley, Burke, and nine-year-old Gabby Brown, Springfield, were among five dancers from McGrath Morgan Academy of Irish Dance to bring home a championship title from the annual Oireachtas.

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Two Million Lights in a Dark Winter

An Insider’s View on the Bull Run Festival of Lights; open through Jan. 10, and maybe more

The Bull Run Festival of Lights is the largest light show in the Washington Metropolitan area, and this winter it is more popular than ever before.

Jeffrey McKay to Head VACo

Fairfax County board chairman elected president of statewide organization representing interests of Virginia’s 95 counties

Jeffrey McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, was elected to serve as 2021 President of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo).

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