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Fragile X Walk at Burke Lake Draws Over 200

Like many parents and children, one of Burke Centre resident Monica Peña’s biggest challenges with her son Nicolas is communication. Unlike most children, “Nico” was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome at birth.

“Flourishing After 55” for the week of May 18-23

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for May 18-23.

Letter: Legislative Focus On Alzheimer’s

Letter to the Editor

Freshman U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) is demonstrating he values his constituents’ opinions.

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Lorton: Hope & Health Festival Returns for Third Year

Linda Patterson, executive director of the Lorton Community Action Center, said about a fifth of the local population their organization serves is suffering from chronic health-related issues.

Healthcare Events

Fairfax County is offering a free six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop Series. Learn and share positive strategies to better manage overall health, increase self-confidence and improve the skills you need to take control of your health and happiness! Tuesday, June 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 450 Orchard Street, NW. Vienna. For more information, call 703-324-5489, TTY 711, or email colleen.turner@fairfaxcounty.gov.

“Flourishing After 55” for the Week of May 18-23

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for May 18-23.

Column: Farmers Markets Revisited

Enjoying the beautiful Northern Virginia weather isn’t the only perk of our post-winter weather thaw. From May until November, we also have an opportunity to enjoy the area’s agriculture and support our local farmers by attending Fairfax County’s farmers markets. In doing so, we can also support the local economy and the environment.

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Healthy Relationships for Life

Researchers say meaningful friendships help preserve health.

Bill and Betty Kenealy, of Springfield, make it a point to socialize regularly with their long-time friends, many of whom are other couples they met through work and through the activities of their five children. They’ve watched their children become adults, worked, retired and even survived cancer. Now they’re living together in a retirement community in Springfield. Bill is 85 and Betty is 81.

Column: A Personal Connection to the Holocaust

Commentary

This past winter, I was fortunate enough to go on a trip to Israel with Taglit-Birthright Israel.

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Arlington: Celebrating 48 Years, Encore Looks Ahead

Encore Stage & Studio celebrated 48 years of “Theatre by Kids, Theatre for Kids” at its fifth annual Sunny Side Up Benefit Breakfast on April 22.

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Arlington: Protest Spotlights Chronic Lyme Disease

Advocacy group rallies in Arlington against medical guidelines on chronic Lyme disease.

Ozlem Jones has had Lyme disease for 11 years, but was only diagnosed two years ago when she began suffering from extreme bouts of fatigue and various problems with her nervous system. In that time, Jones says she passed it onto all three of her children.

“Flourishing After 55" for the Week of May 11-16

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for May 11-16.

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Therapeutic Sessions to Resume at Lift Me Up After Week of Turmoil

To honor his grandson Patrick, Stan Corey donated the lift that the Great Falls therapeutic riding program, Lift Me Up, will use to lift wounded warriors and heavier riders with disabilities safely onto horses.

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Farmers Markets 2015

Buy fresh fruits and veggies from local vendors this summer.

Your guide to all the farmers markets in the Northern Virginia area.

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Tinker, Woodworker, Beekeeper, Santa Lives in Arlington

How one senior in Arlington spends his “retirement.”

Paul Dietz wears a quilted vest over a well worn plaid flannel shirt.A badge about scouting is on his sleeve. His uniform of baseball cap, work shoes, and pockets full of tools is topped off by a full white beard and the twinkly eyes to go with it.

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