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Chantilly Snapshot: Health Gathering

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Auxiliary hosted the Virginia Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries and Volunteers (VAHAV) Northern District Spring Meeting on May 16. More than 90 volunteers attended from 12 of the 14 hospitals who are in the Northern District. The meeting was held at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, a new, freestanding cancer center on the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital campus. Founded in 1949, VAHAV serves health care auxiliaries and volunteer organizations. See www.vahav.org.

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Senior Safety Summit Held in McLean

McLean Citizens Association hosts Senior Safety Summit.

Free Independence Day Cab Rides Offered

Preparing to combat that U.S. holiday when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 41 percent of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers, free cab rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington Metropolitan area on Independence Day, July 4.

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Reston: Yoga at the Pavilion

The Love Your Body Yoga Festival gives back and urges community to love their bodies.

The Pavilion at Reston Town Center filled with yogis on Sunday, June 12 for the eighth Love Your Body Yoga Festival.

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Alexandria People at Work: A Second Family at Sunrise

Every Alzheimer’s story is unique.

A yellow balloon zooms across the room. An arm reaches up from a wheelchair and bats it back across the room. The balloon flies faster and faster. "Go Hunter, you throw harder than anyone." Some of the residents are down the hall taking naps.

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Vienna Bike Rodeo Kicks Off ‘Bike/Walk to School Week’

Annual kids’ obstacle course embraces safe biking.

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McLean: Crisis Link, Text and Turning Point

McLean-based nonprofit provides services and engagement during crises.

Caryline Kelly, 27, will earn her graduate degree in mental health counseling this summer. Kelly is a recovery support specialist with Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, headquartered in McLean.

Stretching from Great Falls to La Jolla

Delivering yoga class close to home on Great Falls Green.

Victoria Weseley’s mother lives in La Jolla, California.

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Mount Vernon, Springfield: McAuliffe Announces Site for New Puller Veterans Care Center

120-bed facility to be built in Fauquier County.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said he’s working on making Virginia the most veteran-friendly state in America. Though the Commonwealth, he said, is the first and only one to have “functionally ended veteran homelessness,” it still has one of the lowest ratios of available care centers to number of veterans in the country.

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Springfield Days' Petfest 2016 at South Run RECenter in Fairfax Station

Diane Roadcap of Springfield wants people to understand that animals are spiritual beings. Ever since she was a girl of five and felt drawn to a box at the local dump in Luray that contained a dog duct-taped to the inside, doomed to be incinerated, she says she’s had the gift of being able to translate for animals.

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Burke: Shocked by Kidney Disease

Family searching, waiting in line for living donor.

Burke resident Hayden Shock graduated from Gallaudet University May 13 on the dean’s list with a marketing degree. That was expected. Fewer than two months before, he was diagnosed with acute kidney failure. For a healthy college senior -- Shock threw javelin and competed for Gallaudet track and field -- the diagnosis was totally unexpected.

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Relay for Life Brings Community Together

Participants walked laps at Workhouse Arts Center in support of a cure for cancer.

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Yogis to Fill Reston with Gratitude

Thousands to join Reston’s Beloved Yoga at 8th annual yoga festival this Sunday at Reston Town Center.

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Potomac: Join 16th Annual ‘Autism Speaks’ 5K/Walk

Seeking to raise $250,000 for research.

Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring the 13 American colonies a new nation.

Alexandria Column: Be a Hometown Tourist

Commentary–Senior Services of Alexandria

Do you wait until you have visitors to check out the local sites? Most of us do — whether it is going into Washington, D.C. to visit the monuments and museums, or staying in Alexandria to walk around Old Town and Mt. Vernon.

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