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Bonnie Hobbs

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‘We Must Push Back against Efforts to Take Us Backward’

Fairfax City holds its second annual Juneteenth Celebration.

Juneteenth

Man Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assaults

Police say DNA testing reportedly tied him to three cold cases.

A man police believe committed multiple, unsolved sexual assaults – dating as far back as 1998 – is now in custody in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He is Edward Eugene Pottmyer, 58 and, although he has a Chantilly address, he actually lives in Loudoun County.

Police Arrest Suspect in Centreville Carjacking

Safety tips offered for exchanging merchandise with strangers.

Police detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Major Crimes Bureau have charged a 25-year-old Maryland man in connection with a recent carjacking and abduction in Centreville.

Community News at a Glance - Fairfax

Fairfax News Bites

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Class of 2024 graduates from Mountain View High

Words of wisdom are shared, students receive awards.

Words of wisdom are shared, students receive awards.

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Hats Off to Fairfax High School’s Class of 2024

‘Try something new and savor every moment.’

Graduation

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Poignant Stories of Wartime Bravery and Heart

Fairfax Councilmembers talk about America’s heroes.

During Fairfax City’s Memorial Day ceremony, last Monday, May 27, two of the most poignant stories about America’s fallen veterans were told by Councilmembers Kate Doyle Feingold and Tom Ross:

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‘We Remember Those Who Sacrificed Their Tomorrows’

Fairfax City pays tribute to the fallen on Memorial Day.

VFW Post 8469 Chaplain Marcus Kuiper gave the opening prayer at Fairfax City’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, last Monday, May 27. Held at American Legion Post 177, it was jointly hosted by both posts and attended by more than 100 people. “We pray for those who gave their last, full measure of devotion – those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom,” said Kuiper. “Hear our prayers for those who put the welfare of others above their own and made the ultimate sacrifice.”

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Meet Sully Police Commander, Major Jane Russell

Her distinguished law-enforcement career spans 27 years.

Sully Police

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‘It’s So Unfair for Someone to Just Take His Life Like That’

Barahona Reyes remembered by his family as loving, supportive.

Barahona

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Robertson Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

Brutally beat and stabbed Fairfax man to death.

Stabbing

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Fairfax City Festival Celebrates All Things Asian

Fairfax City Festival Celebrates All Things Asian

Westfield Pyramid Art Show Highlights Students’ Work

Westfield High’s Pyramid Art Show was April 18.

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Come Party in the Streets of Downtown Fairfax.

The City’s 4th annual Asian Festival on Main is May 19.

The City’s 4th annual Asian Festival on Main is May 19.

Fairfax City Council Adopts FY 25 Budget

Residential real-estate taxes rise by half a cent.

Fairfax City Council Adopts FY 25 Budget

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Have Fun and Learn about the Environment

Woodlands Stewardship Education Center opens to the public.

Environmental

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Celebrating Red Hot & Blue’s New Fairfax Location

‘Hometown restaurant’ for barbecue and ‘true Southern cuisine.’

Ribbon cut

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Fernandez Is Sully Police Officer of the Quarter

Fernandez Is Sully Police Officer of the Quarter

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Baby Animals, Bubbles, Bikes, Music, Hayrides and History in Fairfax

Fairfax City’s HisTree Day is Saturday, April 27.

Tree Day

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Romantic Comedy about a Strong, Brave Woman

CFTC presents ‘The Heiress of Hawtrey Hall’

Theater

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Road Rage Shooting Results in Arrest

Road Rage Shooting Results in Arrest

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Mother-Daughter Story with Message about Understanding

Westfield High presents the musical, ‘Freaky Friday.’

Theater

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Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Actors, Artists and More

Fairfax City’s Spotlight on the Arts is April 25-28.

Music, dance, theater and art will all be featured during Fairfax City’s 39th annual Spotlight on the Arts festival. It runs for four days, April 25-28, at various venues throughout the City and has a spectacular lineup of entertainment for all tastes and ages.

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America’s Founding Fathers as Ordinary Humans

Woodson High presents its Cappies musical, ‘1776.’

Featuring a cast and crew of 90, plus a 25-person pit orchestra, Woodson High’s upcoming musical, “1776,” is also its Cappies entry.

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Community Mourns Tragic Death of Two Young Children

Fire destroys their home in Little Rocky Run.

Fire Fatality

Fairfax Hosts Shoestring Theatre’s Newest Production

See ‘Dispatches from Appalachia – an Evening of One Acts.’

Theater

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Mystery, Romance, Beautiful Songs and Hopeful Story

Fairfax High Presents ‘Anastasia the Musical.’

Musical

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Sometimes People Just Need Laughter in Their Lives

Chantilly High presents rollicking, romantic musical, ‘Anything Goes.’

Anything Goes

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Earth Day 2024

Fairfax County’s Earth Day Festival is Saturday, April 20.

Earth Day

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A Musical Fairytale Featuring Actors and Puppets

Centreville High presents ‘Cinderella: Enchanted Edition.’

Cinderella

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Fallen Vietnam War Veterans Are Remembered

Honoring their ‘unwavering courage, resilience, dedication to duty.’

Vietnam Veterans

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Land-Use Group Holds Supervisor’s Feet to the Fire

Committee and MWAA explain their opposition to Agape plan.

It’s one thing to deliberately misrepresent a group’s opinion about a project and another to use that opinion to help sway a vote.

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Man Charged with Indecent Exposure at Two Malls

Man Charged with Indecent Exposure at Two Malls

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County Supervisors OK ‘Worthy Project in Bad Location’

Affordable, senior housing to be built near busy Dulles runway.

Airplane route

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Fairfax City Receives Willard-Sherwood Update

Uniting medical care, fitness, children’s and seniors’ programs.

Uniting medical care, fitness, children’s and seniors’ programs.

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Fairfax City Seeks Voting-Sticker Designs

Fairfax City Seeks Voting-Sticker Designs

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Fujisan Offers Creative, Fresh Japanese Dishes

It’s open in the Shops at Fairfax shopping center.

Food

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East Meets West at Beltway Medical Group

New physical-therapy clinic opens in Fair Oaks.

Medical Group

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High School Students Learn about Job Possibilities

Career fair at Chantilly High is huge success.

Jobs

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Fairfax Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash

Police say he was drunk and driving 110 mph.

Police say he was drunk and driving 110 mph.

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Rob Stalzer Retires as Fairfax City Manager

Reflects on his career in public service and gives thanks.

City Manager Retires

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Laszlo Palko Hired as Fairfax City Manager

He formerly held that post in Manassas Park.

He formerly held that post in Manassas Park.

Fairfax City’s Proposed FY 25 Budget Unveiled

Recommends a 1-cent, residential real-estate tax hike

Fairfax City Budget

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Senior Living: Helping Seniors Age Safely and Successfully

Home for Life 2024 Expo is slated for April 12.

Senior living

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Fulfilling a Long-Ago Promise ‘Unevenly Applied’

Fairfax City’s VMBDA helps minority businesses succeed.

Minority Busin

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New Life Breathed into Historic Building

Fairfax City welcomes Commonwealth Brewing Co.

Brewery

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