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Bonnie Hobbs

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Fairfax City Adopts FY 23 Budget

Real-estate tax rate reduced 6.5 cents; average tax on Fairfax City home will increase $127.

Fairfax City’s newly adopted FY 23 budget fulfills City Council’s goals and directives.

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‘The Audience Will Love the Magic of It All’ in Fairfax

Fairfax High presents the musical, ‘Into the Woods.’

High School Theater

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Community-Building Skills and Passion for Service

Tara Ruszkowski is The Lamb Center’s new executive director.

Lamb Center

Fairfax History Day: Saturday, April 23

The area’s past comes to life during family-friendly event.

Fairfax Day

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What Goes into Being an Entrepreneur?

GMU students learn about business while holding farm markets.


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‘A Place Where Everybody Has Access to Information’ in Fairfax

Get to know the City of Fairfax Regional Library.

Library is good

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‘Positive. Lasting Impact on Northern Virginia’ in Fairfax

SAR honors Fairfax Mayor as its Good Citizen of the Year.


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‘An Honor for Everyone who Believed in this Project’

Fairfax High grad Emily Dillard vies for College Television Award.

TV award

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Celebration of Art and Community in Fairfax

Britepaths seeks art, volunteers and sponsors for upcoming event.


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Construction for New Development Will Displace Low Income Tenants

Fairfax mayor breaks tie to approve controversial new development.


‘The Combination of Programs Will Be Great for Everybody’

Fairfax City, County, creating campus for health, community, senior needs.

Health center

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Stuff the Bus Food Drives Are Set for March 19

Residents can help restock the Food for Others pantry.

Stuff the Bus

Pajardo Is Leaving Fairfax City Schools

Superintendent announces retirement during Monday’s board meeting.

School official

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Fairfax City Brewery Helping Aid Ukraine

Chubby Squirrel is raising money to donate via special beer.

Beer donations

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‘An Amazing Choice of Cuisine and Top-Notch Dining’

Fairfax City Restaurant Week is March 7 through March 14.

Restaurant Week

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‘All Dogs Need Routine, Preventative Care to Stay Healthy’

Scenthound dog-grooming business opens in Fairfax City.

Healthy dog

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Rehabbing Fairfax City’s Old Town Hall

‘It Wasn’t Just about the Column; Other Things Needed to Be Done’

Old Town Hall

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David Bulova Named Legislator of the Year

He’s honored by the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions.

Legislature of the year

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‘It’s an Honor and a Privilege to Be Able to Open Here’ in Fairfax

Big Blue Swim School is now in Fair City Mall.

Swim School

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Fairfax Touts Pickett Road Connector Trail as Missing Link

Opponents say it’s unnecessary and would hurt the environment.

Trail link

Aye Is Named New Principal of Fairfax High

She’ll begin her new job here in June.

Fairfax High Principal

Police Charge Fairfax Man with First-Degree Murder

The victim was a 20-year-old Alexandria resident.

Murder charge.

‘We’re Happy to Bring Dogtopia to Fairfax’

City Council approves new, animal-care facility.


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‘A Landmark Achievement for this Community’

The first eruv for Jews in Northern Virginia becomes a reality.

First eruv

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Earp’s Ordinary Pops Up in Time for Holidays

Fairfax City restaurant and live-music venue opens at Zandra’s Taqueria site.

Earp's Ordinary

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Festive, Holiday Events in the City of Fairfax

Live music, crafts, food and Christmas-tree lighting.

Holiday Events

‘It’ll Put the Audience in the Holiday Spirit’ in Fairfax

Encore presents ‘Christmas is Just Around the Corner’

Christmas play

‘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.