Loudoun’s First Responders Celebrated at Awards Ceremony

For the first time, Loudoun County’s Combined Fire-Rescue System brought both volunteer and career firefighters and emergency medical personnel together in an awards ceremony that celebrated some of the best and bravest in the department.

“You don’t have to pull somebody out of a burning building or rescue somebody out of a car to be a hero in my mind,” said Acting System Chief Keith Johnson. “If you just come to work and do a really god job every day, you’re a hero in my mind.”

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Fairfax Park Authority Summer Camp Registration Runs through May 11, 2018.

February 7, 2018
Park Authority Summer Camp Registration Opens February 8Who is thinking about summer? You should! Registration for summer camps begins Thursday, February 8, 2018. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers more than 1,900 summer day camp options at 100+ locations. Camps held at RECenters, nature centers, historic sites, lakefront parks, golf courses and schools offer a variety of camp formats. These camps feature plenty of fun and friendship building while providing a safe summer experience for children ages 3 to 17.

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2018 Valor Awards. The National Friday, April 20th 11:30am – 2:00pm

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will honor local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions in 2017 at the 33rd Annual Valor Awards ceremony on Friday, April 20th at The National Conference Center.

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Connect Northern Virginia February Newsletter

Welcome to Connect Northern Virginia’s Stay Connected newsletter!

Connect Northern Virginia can help you easily identify with and connect to community resources and services – All in One Place. We believe helping connect businesses, nonprofits, local governments, educational organizations and individuals seeking services or wanting to get involved will lead to stronger and more supportive communities. 

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February 2018 VMF Newsletter

Earlier this month, Service Dogs in Training Henry and Chancy, acquired from Duty Dogs in Wyoming, joined the VMF family. Henry is a yellow Labrador retriever named for U.S. Army Sergeant William Henry Johnson, who enlisted in 1917 and was assigned to the infantry unit that later became the 369th Infantry Regiment, “Harlem Hellfighters,” an all-black regiment that helped pave the way for future African-American soldiers.

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Know the Past Shape the Future Black History Month Celebration.

In celebration of Black History Month, Fairfax County in partnership with Cox proudly presents “Know the Past Shape the Future,” a free celebration with music, entertainment and light refreshments. Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Justin E. Fairfax will be the keynote speaker, and a portion of the program will recognize historically black churches in Fairfax County.

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