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Residents Speak Out Against Data Center

Say environment and people’s health should matter more.

Speaking before the Fairfax County Planning Commission last week, opponents of the gigantic data center proposed for construction near Chantilly’s Pleasant Valley community attacked the project from every angle.

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Planning Commission Approves Chantilly Data Center

Despite unanswered questions, clock was ticking.

Members of Chantilly’s Pleasant Valley community did all they could last week to convince the Fairfax County Planning Commission that allowing construction of a huge data center near their homes would be a terrible idea.

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Second Story Backpacks from Women’s Club of McLean

The Woman’s Club of McLean has long supported Second Story, a non profit organization in Fairfax County providing counseling and residential housing for teens, young mothers, and their children who were living in unsafe residential situations.

Homes Sold Faster and Prices Jumped More

Median sold price for a home in August reached $700,000 in Northern Virginia

Even though sales declined regionally and nationally, inventory was lower and prices grew faster in the Northern Virginia real estate market than nationally in August, according to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.

PRS Reaches Spanish Speakers with Content and Outreach

PRS, a behavioral health nonprofit serving Northern Virginia which operates as the Regional Crisis Call Center for most of Virginia, has enhanced its offerings and outreach to the Northern Virginia Spanish speaking community.

News Briefs

Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

Fairfax City Receives $1 Million Tree Grant

For 36 consecutive years, Fairfax City has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. And now, a $1 million grant recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service will help the City continue to grow and maintain its urban forest.

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Soil & Water Candidates Weigh In on Lake Accotink

Earlier this year, continuing discussion around sediment and flooding problems, including a recommendation to let Lake Accotink fill in and become a wetland, raised concern among some area residents.

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High Side and Mara Holding Pinktoberfest

Fun event to raise money to fight breast cancer.

Two Old Town Fairfax businesses, High Side and Mara Hair and Mode Studio, are joining together for the third consecutive year to fight breast cancer with a community-centered event.

One Dead in Two-Car Crash

An 89-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning on Ox Road in West Springfield.

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Woodson High Presents New Play, ‘The Trials’

Poses serious questions about climate-change responsibility.

Woodson High’s new play, “The Trials,” is set in the near future, when the climate emergency is worsening and all adults who’ve adversely impacted the climate are put on trial.

Race for Soil & Water Conservation District Board

Get to know the candidates, and the Board

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Sully Community Day Is Sept. 30

All community members are invited to attend the first-ever Sully Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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22 Years Later, Lest We Forget

Each year on Sept. 11, the front lawn of West Centreville Fire Station 38 is adorned with multitudes of small, American flags.

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9/11 at Great Falls Freedom Memorial 2023

The community of Great Falls remains deeply affected by the repercussions of that tragic day 22 years ago.