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Centreville: ‘A Great Resource in our Community’

CIF event celebrates diversity, honors achievement.

The Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) is dedicated to helping local immigrants find work and better their lives. So it was fitting that the theme for its second annual dinner was “Celebrating Our Global Community.”

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Snapshot: Senior Olympics Swimming

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Snapshot: Centreville Wildcats on Parade

Centreville High’s Homecoming Parade was Sept. 30 in Little Rocky Run.

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Centreville Day: Who Is Mrs. Spindle, Anyway?

And why are pirates roaming around at Centreville Day?

Mrs. Spindle has become something of a Centreville Day mascot, but the Friends of Historic Centreville, who organize the event, have no idea who she really is. Her photograph was taken in March of 1862, days after the Confederate Army had left Centreville. The Union Army claimed the town. Travelling with them was photographer George Barnard who worked in Mathew Brady’s studio.

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Snapshot: Chantilly Homecoming Court

Members of the Chantilly Homecoming Court gather at the Chantilly-Herndon football game on Friday, Sept. 23: (From left) Lindsay Barnes, Siobhan Reardon, Jill Cymerman, Alexis Weeren, Caroline Barnes, TJ Walter, Zach Cummins, Karim Shoorbajee, and Ken Roberts.

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Centreville Snapshot: Talk on Addiction

On Saturday, the Chris Atwood Foundation conducted an educational program at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13421 Twin Lakes Drive, Centreville about substance misuse and Addiction.

Chantilly Brief: Field Hockey To Host ‘Pink Out’

Last year with a matching donation the teams raised $1,000 to help women in the community battling breast cancer.

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Homecoming at Chantilly

Chantilly Homecoming Court: (Back row, from left) Zach Cummins, TJ Walter, Ken Roberts, Karim Shoorbajee, (middle row, from left) Caroline Barnes, Siobhan Reardon, Jill Cymerman, Alexis Weeren, (front row, from left) Colton Anderson, Lindsay Barnes, Claire Jones, Pierre Johnson, and Kate Wozniak.

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Chantilly: Running on the Runway

Dulles Day began with a “Run on the Runway” at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. About 2,500 runners gathered behind the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. The course took runners onto Dulles Runway 1-Right and past a widebody United Airlines aircraft.

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Chantilly: One, Two, Three … Pull

The Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull at Washington Dulles International Airport attracted thousands of visitors for the airport’s annual free open house on Saturday, Sept. 17. This year’s event featured nearly 100 teams pulling two jet aircraft in a competition to support Special Olympics Virginia that originated at Dulles more than 20 years ago.

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Snapshot: Always Remember

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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Snapshot: Together

Union Mill Elementary School fourth grade teacher Melissa Kees receives support from her teammates as they don wigs to show their support in her battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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Policing with Compassion

Building trust between residents and police.

Most residents aren’t even aware that Fairfax County has a Communities of Trust (COT) Committee. But it held a Town Hall Meeting last Saturday, Sept. 10, at Centreville Baptist Church with the theme, “Communities Working Together: Justice, Unity and Peace.”

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Celebrating Women's Equality

Architect unveils the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial design at Occoquan Regional Park.

To celebrate the 96th anniversary of Women's Equality Day on Friday, Aug. 26, which recognizes the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area held a Women's Equality Day Lecture at Gunston Hall in Lorton.

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Chantilly: Cycling 192 Miles for Cancer Research

To honor a friend who died last fall.

Over the weekend of Aug. 6-7, Chantilly resident Paul Meng cycled 192 miles across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), to benefit cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.