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Seniors and Their Pets

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Senior Services of Alexandria recently partnered for an event, “Senior and Their Pets,” at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter.

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It’s All Relative

“Three Sistahs” returns to MetroStage.

It’s the third funeral in as many years for Olive, Marsha and Irene, sisters brought together by tragedy in “Three Sistahs,” a poignant tale of family relationships now playing at MetroStage Theatre.

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The Power of One

Volunteers making a difference.

It only takes one volunteer to make a difference in someone’s life. This was the inspirational message shared at Senior Services of Alexandria’s recent annual Volunteer Luncheon, hosted by the Fountains at Washington House.

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Maestro’s Musings

‘Dare to…’ Opening Night

I am very excited about the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's opening night concert on Saturday, September 27th at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center.

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Alternatives to Institutional Care Needed for Seniors

Forum highlights long term care issues.

A community forum, hosted by Mount Vernon At Home and the Association of Retired Persons, focused on the challenge of a fast-growing aging population of 55 and over

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Search for Hannah Graham Expands

UVA second year Hannah Graham last seen on Sept. 13.

Hannah Graham, University of Virginia sophomore and alumna of West Potomac High School, has been missing since the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 13.

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Speaking Out for Taxpayers

At 90, Frank Medico cherishes role as watchdog.

Longtime Mount Vernon community leader and former state Del.Frank Medico is recovering from a fall that caused multiple fractures to his back, collarbone and sternum.

Police Arrest Six for DWI

Alexandria police conducted a DWI enforcement effort to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers from 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, to 5:30a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21.

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18th Century Market Returns to Mount Vernon

White tents dotted the landscape of the west field at the Mount Vernon Estate last weekend for the annual 18th century market.

The Glass Half Full

Tom* is just that kind of person — the odds may seem stacked against him but he still sees the good and positive in the world around him. As a retired Navy electrical engineer, Tom hails from a family of service members. His oldest brother is in the Air Force, the next is another Navy veteran, his younger brother is a Marine veteran, and his father was an Army photographer in the Korean War.

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Coping with Loss of a Pet

For many who are pet owners, grieving the loss of a companion animal can be more of a challenge than any human loss people have faced. One of the main reasons for this is that your animal was such a major part of your life, daily routine, and existence.

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Art as Mindfulness

Learning to be present and aware.

Art plays a central role in Lisa Richard’s family.

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New Dental Office Opens

Dr. Sam Jarwa, a graduate from University of Southern California, has opened Grace Dental of Virginia, specializing in general and cosmetic dentistry.

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‘I’m Going To Miss Everything’ Grimm To Leave CVHS

Centreville High’s principal leaving to helm Hayfield Secondary.

Martin Grimm never intended to leave Centreville High after serving just two years as its principal. But then the principal of Hayfield Secondary School died, and that changed everything.

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Crafts, Festivals and Dancing

A sampling of local, fun events this fall.

A highlight of every autumn is the fall festival at Cox Farms, 15621 Braddock Road, just off Pleasant Valley Road, in Centreville. It runs daily from Sept. 27-Nov. 4, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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73rd Annual TWIG Historic Homes Tour

Six historic Alexandria homes are featured on the 73rd annual TWIG Home Tour on Saturday, Sept. 27. The tour includes a recently restored home on the National Register of Historic Places that was home of George Lewis Seaton.

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Lake Anne to Host Multicultural Festival on Sept. 27

Reston residents will be able to travel the globe in their own backyard this weekend. The 14th annual Reston Multicultural Festival will bring the community’s founding principle - to be open to all - to Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a celebration of culture.

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GRACE, Macintyres to Receive County Art Awards

Arts Council of Fairfax County presenting annual Art Awards in October.

Two Reston art organizations will be recognized by the Arts Council of Fairfax County next month. The council will present their annual Art Awards to Patricia and Steve Macintyre - owners of Reston Art Gallery and Studios - and Greater Reston Arts Center on Oct. 24 for their work with the community.

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Beer, Bourbon and BBQ in Tysons

New festival gathers a crowd in Lerner Town Square.

A traveling festival new to Tysons Corner brought people into the urban center from all over the region. The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival broke new records for Tysons’ festivals this year, attracting more than 4,000 visitors to the new Lerner Town Center on Saturday.

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Langley Student Has Voice on School Board

Harris LaTeef ready to represent students on big issues.

Harris LaTeef isn’t used to wearing a suit, but he’s getting good use from the ones he owns this year. The School Board’s student representative, a senior at Langley High School, will provide the board with a unique perspective that represents 187,000 people in the county for important issues this year.