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Potomac Commentary: Where Local Issues Find State Support

Newcomers & Community Guide

As your state senator, one of the most rewarding pieces of legislation I sponsored during the 2015 Legislative Session created a Task Force to develop the framework and details for the establishment of Maryland’s Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program.

Commentary: Potomac Offers ‘A Sense of Place’

Newcomers & Community Guide

If you are a newcomer to Potomac, you are in for a real treat — as living there for 20-plus years showed me every day.

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Neighborly Advice for Newcomers: Arlington Favorites

From bicycles to barbecue: great places to try here.

You're new to Arlington and you have no idea where to go or what is good in town? Relax. Ten Arlingtonians were asked to share their “go to” list of favorites.

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Arlington Neighborhood Outlook: Areas Undergoing ‘Reinvention and Transition’

Despite the colorful banners and lively street life, Crystal City’s a shell of its former economic powerhouse. While Arlington overall faces a high office vacancy of 20 percent, at 28.7 percent, Crystal City is hit the worst.

Poem: The Hills of Arlington

There was a house, there on the corner,

Arlington Brief: Inmate Dies in County Jail

A 48-year-old man with a history of medical issues died in the early hours of Aug. 22 after being found unconscious in a medical unit cell of the Arlington County Detention Facility, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Arlington: Help Police Identify Suspect

The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in an attempted sexual assault and abduction of a female victim which occurred on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail on July 31.

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Fairfax County: Meet the Candidates for County Board

All politics is local, in Fairfax County, too: Who runs for Board of Supervisors in November?

You may be surprised – or dismayed – to learn that the 10 men and women who occupy Fairfax County Board of Supervisors wield enormous power and influence over your everyday lives.

Volunteer Literacy Tutors Still Needed

For 89 Alexandria kindergarteners and first graders.

Think about your favorite book as a child. Go ahead, close your eyes, and remember all of the feelings and memories that it evokes. Do you feel proud because it was the first book you read on your own? Was it the first time that you felt connected to someone? Did it make you laugh or giggle? My favorite book as a child was ”Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon. It was the first time I felt transported to another world, and ever since then, I've been hooked.

In the Kitchen

Jones Makes Biscuits with Own Personalities

Two women stood with noses pressed to the window at Stomping Ground on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. "Oh, no," one of them said. "I didn't know it was closed on Monday. I've eaten here three times since they opened in May. I love their salads; they are so fresh." Disappointed, they head down the street looking for a second choice.

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Weekend Fun in Fairfax County - Aug. 28-Sept. 7, 2015

A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.

A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.

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Alexandria People At Work: It’s All About the Milk

It was dark on the farm as Kinsley Coulter got up at 2 a.m. to load his truck and drive the 150 miles from Juniata County, Pa. to the Alexandria Farmer's market on Saturday.

Alexandria Snapshot: Back-to-School Supply Drive

The local chapter of the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) participates yearly with Alexandria City Public Schools in collecting items for an annual back-to-school supply drive. James Hunt is the president of the Alexandria Metro Chapter of NFBPA.

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Alexandria Appetite: 5 Top Spots to Watch College, NFL Football

No matter where you are in Alexandria, you’ll find a prime viewing location nearby.

The days are getting slightly shorter, the air has a familiar crispness to it, and the dog days of summer have a little less bite. All of this can mean only one thing: The college and NFL football seasons are on the way. From beers to burgers, from wings to Greek delicacies, here are some great places to watch the game all over town.

Mount Vernon Jazzercise Supports UCM

Mt. Vernon Jazzercise raised $350 for United Community Ministries (UCM) by issuing a Plank Challenge during all of its classes during the week of June 15.

Mount Vernon Brief: Inova Mount Vernon Commended

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has been ranked the No. 6 Best Hospital in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. The 2015 ranking is up from No. 13 in 2014. The hospital also ranked No. 15 in Virginia (up fromNo. 20 in 2014) and earned high performing recognition in Orthopedics again this year.

Mount Vernon Briefs: House Fires

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Units responded to a house fire Thursday, Aug. 20, at approximately 5:30 a.m., at 5205 Pole Road.

Mount Vernon Brief: Providing Back-to-School Haircuts

Firefighters will sponsor back-to-school children’s haircuts on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gum Springs Community Center, 8100 Fordson Road.

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Alexandria Seeks Cycling Spokespersons

Transportation Master Plan could shift gears in favor of cycling community.

Do cyclists in Alexandria ride in the road or on the sidewalk? How do cyclists riding the Mount Vernon trail pass through Alexandria?

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 151 homes sold between $2,000,000-$190,000 in the Vienna and Oakton area.

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: July, 2015