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Bonnie Hobbs

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‘We Welcome Anybody – the Broken, the Wounded’ in Fairfax

The Lamb Center honors its guests, looks to the future.

Lamb Center

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‘What We’re Actually Doing Is Improving People’s Lives’

Breaking ground for Route 28 widening.

ribbon cut on Rt 28

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Supporting the ‘Dreamers, Risk-Takers and Doers’

Ribbon-cutting held for Office Evolution in Fairfax City.

Office Evolution

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‘Find Interesting and Unique Things that Tell a Story’

Fairfax Funky Flea opens Sept. 25 in Fairfax City with up to 60 vendors, music, food and more.

Funky finds

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Shoestring Theatre Co. Presents ‘The Frenchman’

Original play about a French colony in Virginia

In the 18th century, a citizen of France traveled to America, came to Virginia and changed it forever by founding a French colony here.

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‘Nothing More Rewarding than Working with Kids’ in Fairfax City

TPG Pediatrics opens new office

Point 50 is one of Fairfax City’s newest commercial centers, and now making its home there is TPG Pediatrics (The Pediatric Group).

‘Exceptional Teachers in the City of Fairfax’

Rotary Club honors 2020 and 2021 educators of the year

Each year, the Rotary Club of Fairfax recognizes two Fairfax City Schools Teachers of the Year.

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‘An Icon of Courage, Hope and Unlimited Potential’: Fairfax school renamed for NASA’s Katherine Johnson

No longer honoring a Confederate soldier, Fairfax City’s middle school is now named after famed NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson.

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Fairfax City Police Members are Honored

Fairfax City Police Lt. Michael Bartholme and Dispatcher Cynthia Tetterton were recently honored with the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Silver Patrick Henry Medal.

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Local Man is Honored in Fairfax for WWII Submarine Service

The Virginian, a senior-living community in Fairfax, recently hosted the U.S. Submarine Veterans Assn., Northern Virginia Base, as it honored Virginian resident Alvin “Al” Anceravage, 99, on the 75th anniversary of his submarine service in WWII.

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‘We Made Memories that We Will Cherish Forever’ at Fairfax High

Class of 2021 graduates

Because of the pandemic, the music was recorded, and the ceremony was held on the football field instead of inside the field house.

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‘Remembering What it Means to Be an American’ in Fairfax City

Memorial Day ceremony honors the fallen

At the outset of Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony on the grounds of American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, the flag was raised at noon from half staff to full.

Passey Honored as a ‘Woman of Influence’

Fairfax resident Jennifer Passey was recently honored as the winner of the 2021 Woman of Influence award presented by Fairfax City’s Commission for Women.

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‘Timeless Story of Friendship, Love and Growing Up’

Fairfax High Presents ‘Little Women, the Musical’

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, “Little Women” describes the lives of the author and her sisters, growing up during Civil War America.

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Showcasing Fairfax City’s Diverse Dining Scene

Restaurant Week is May 24 through May 31

More than 30 restaurants are participating in Fairfax City’s fourth annual Restaurant Week, which runs Monday, May 24, through Monday, May 31.

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‘We Want to Help our City Businesses Thrive’ in Fairfax

City approves drive-through windows for McDonald’s.

The Fairfax City Council has given the go-ahead for the McDonald’s at 3195 Old Lee Highway to get a whole new look.

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‘These Investments Will Pay Off in the Future’ in Fairfax City

Fairfax City adopts its FY 22 budget

Fairfax City last week adopted its FY 22 budget.

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‘Using Our Community to Tell Real Stories’

Woodson High presents the musical, ‘Working.’

As everyone learned during the pandemic, America’s workers play vital roles in keeping the country running.

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‘Housing is Central to the City’s Future Development’ in Fairfax

City looks at the types of homes it offers

In order to better plan for Fairfax City’s future, City Council recently received a detailed update on the housing picture.

Nonprofits Help People ‘Begin the Journey to Healing’

Fairfax City Councilman Sang Yi donates salary to two groups

Because of his job and seniority level in the federal government, Fairfax City Councilmember Sang Yi is professionally prohibited from taking a salary for his Council services.

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‘Fairfax Rotary Club Helps Community Thrive’

Group honored by Gerry Connolly and City schools

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11) recently honored The Rotary Club of Fairfax for its support of City of Fairfax schools.

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‘We Want to Make Sure This Is the Best Project’ in Fairfax City

American Legion Post 177’s redevelopment plans hit a snag.

American Legion Post 177 has big plans for a major redevelopment of its facility at 3939 Oak St. in Fairfax City.

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‘Good Way to Recognize His Contributions to the City’ in Fairfax

Trail named after former Fairfax mayor, John Mason

A future trail to be built in the City of Fairfax was originally expected to be called the Comstock Trail.

Fairfax City Restores More FY 21 Budget Cuts

With a potential shortfall of nearly $18 million in its FY 21 budget looming because of the pandemic, in January, the Fairfax City Council cut its capital and operating budgets.

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‘The Church Wants to Remain a Vibrant Part of the Community’

Fairfax Church of Christ proposes expanding its site and uses

Wanting to provide even more opportunities to its members and the community, Fairfax Church of Christ is seeking a special-exception amendment from Fairfax County.

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‘A Great Place for the Courts and the County’ in Fairfax

Sweeping changes planned for Fairfax County Judicial Complex

The Fairfax County Judicial Complex is 48 acres of county land adjacent to downtown Fairfax City.

‘People Are Still Hurting and Struggling Financially’ in Fairfax City

City’s advertised real-estate tax rate is $1.08

In February, Fairfax City Manager Rob Stalzer proposed a residential real-estate tax rate of $1.08 per $100 assessed valuation, as part of the City’s FY 22 budget.

‘People Will Change Their Behavior and Slow Down’ in Fairfax City

City installing photo speed cameras

Heads up, drivers in Fairfax City – photo speed cameras are headed your way.

Car Crash Kills Centreville Man

A Centreville man died following a vehicle crash, early Monday morning, March 29, at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Javier Road in Merrifield.

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‘A Reminder of Our Sense of Community’ in Fairfax City

Fairfax High School students’ murals adorn Boulevard VI construction site

Multi-use development Boulevard VI is replacing the former Paul VI High School along Fairfax Boulevard in Fairfax City.

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Digital Arts Students Explain their Murals in Fairfax City

Digital Arts Students Explain their Murals in Fairfax City

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Judicial Drive Trail Connection Moves Ahead in Fairfax City

Complete trail construction anticipated in spring 2023

As things stand now, people wishing to walk or bike between Hallman Street and Judicial Drive in Fairfax City are unable to do so without having to leave the existing trail and get back on elsewhere.

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‘We Want this to be a Gateway when Finished’ in Fairfax City

Fairfax City residents updated on Old Lee Highway improvement plan

“Multimodal” means the variety of ways people travel in an area, such as by car, bus, bike, scooter or on foot.

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Fairfax City Police Members Are Honored

Fairfax City Police Lt. Michael Bartholme and Dispatcher Cynthia Tetterton were honored, last Tuesday, March 2, with the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Silver Patrick Henry Medal.

‘Winter in Fairfax City’ Restaurant Blanket Campaign

The Winter in Fairfax City campaign launched Tuesday, March 2.

‘A Way for Us to Get Back on Track’ in Fairfax City

Fairfax City manager unveils proposed FY 22 budget

Fairfax City Manager Rob Stalzer unveiled his proposed City budget for FY 22 at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Fairfax City Restores Some FY 21 Budget Cuts

Concerned about a potential shortfall of nearly $18 million in its FY 21 budget, the Fairfax City Council took decisive action during its Jan. 5 quarterly budget review.

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‘This Gives Me the Opportunity to Follow My Dreams’

ITServe Alliance donates new laptops to Britepaths.

Valentine’s Day was Feb. 14, but a sweet treat came a few days earlier for Fairfax-based nonprofit Britepaths.

Fairfax Teen Is Killed; Death Ruled a Homicide

Fairfax County police are investigating last week’s murder of a local teen.

New Series Highlighting Fairfax City Businesses

Fairfax City’s Economic Development Office last week launched a photo and interview series, “Faces of Fairfax City,” to spotlight the City’s business community.

More Performance Dates for City of Fairfax Theatre Co.’s Magic Show, ‘Spellbound’

Due to popular demand, the City of Fairfax Theatre Co. (CFTC) has added extra performance dates to its production of “Spellbound,” magician Lars Klores’s one-man show celebrating the art of magic.

Is it ‘A Solution Looking for a Problem’ in Fairfax City?

City enacts new firearms ordinance

Virginia recently adopted legislation allowing localities to enact ordinances prohibiting firearms and ammunition in and on certain public properties or at permitted public events.

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Fairfax Academy Students to Hear from the Pros

The Fairfax Academy’s 3rd annual Career Experience Expo is next Monday, Feb. 22.

‘This Is an Opportunity for Connections’ in Fairfax City

Council extends City’s e-scooter pilot program

Fairfax City has extended its pilot program for e-scooters in the City through the end of this year.

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Fairfax Mayor, Council Discuss Capital Projects

City Police Station, Property Yard both need improvements

Besides working on the upcoming FY 22 budget, Fairfax City Manager Rob Stalzer and his staff have also been preparing the City’s draft FY 22-26 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

GMU Homecoming and Valentine’s Day Fun

To support George Mason University’s annual Brave and Bold Homecoming celebration, Fairfax City is again partnering with GMU to showcase its Patriot Pride with the program “Patriots in the City.”

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Fairfax City Charges into the New Year

Electric-vehicle charging stations are now available.

As more and more automakers transition to electric vehicles – and their popularity rises with consumers – the City of Fairfax is joining the charge.

Fairfax City Manager: ‘We’re Slightly, Cautiously Optimistic’

Stalzer gives quarterly review of FY 21 budget.

In just a few weeks, Fairfax City Manager Rob Stalzer will present his proposed FY 22 budget.

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‘Small-Batch Roasts with Consistent Flavor’ in Fairfax City

Foundation Coffee Roasters finds success.

Foundation Coffee Roasters may not be the easiest place to find, but customers say it’s definitely worth the effort.