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Arlington: “Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Aug. 3-7.

Letter: Virginia Hospital Center ‘Rocks’

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In my mind, there is no uncertainty as to why Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) is one of the top 100 hospitals in the country.

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Springfield Athlete to Compete in Special Olympics World Games

Karen Dickerson has run 16 marathons, well on the way to reaching her goal of completing one in every state in America. At 29, Dickerson has been a Special Olympics athlete for 18 years.

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Mount Vernon: Fresh Produce

Every Saturday morning, Oliver Keckler wakes up early to load a truck full of fresh fruits and vegetables and bring them to a farm stand located on Fort Hunt Road.

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Centreville/Chantilly: Recognizing Local Police and Firefighters

A look at Centreville High’s First Responders Support Club.

High schools offer a variety of extracurricular clubs for students, such as chess, language and robotics. But at Centreville High, students may also join the First Responders Support Club.

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Centre View: Scouts Host Bicycle Rodeo

Sully District, of the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, held a Bicycle Rodeo as part of its Summertime Activities Program.

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Potomac: Chapstick, the Healing Cat

The mysteries of life are all around us. Sometimes the most inexplicable things happen. So it goes with the story of the sudden death of a beloved child and the unexpected appearance of a starving cat. While neither could ever be replacement for the other, the synchronicity of these two events cannot fail to inspire. Life is infinitely bigger than we can possibly grasp. So the story goes.

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Marymount Physical Therapy Students Honored for Fundraising Work

Physical Therapy students at Marymount University raised $5,700 for research in their field and were honored by the Foundation for Physical Therapy with an honorable mention award at its annual gala, held last month in National Harbor, Maryland.

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New Pure Barre Studio Coming to Vienna

A studio workout routine fit for anybody that also works to give back to the community.

A new boutique fitness studio is coming to town. Nicholette Dunleavy and her husband Michael Dunleavy are opening a Pure Barre studio in Vienna.

Alexandria: Zarek Honored for Service with The Twig

Starlet G. Zarek of Alexandria was honored last month for her 25 years of service to The Twig, the junior auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital.

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Buying Fresh at Herndon Farmers Market

Herndon residents come to the market to support local businesses and enjoy fresh food.

“There is none better! This is the best of the best, a great time! I love it!” This description is for none other than the Herndon Farmers Market. Held every Thursday in old town Herndon, the market is a place where members of the community come together to support local businesses and enjoy fresh food.

Brief: Potomac Cautions About Lyme Disease

News Brief

County health officials urge residents to learn about Lyme disease and how to protect themselves when they are outdoors.

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Backyard Vegetable Gardens Feed Multicultural Cuisines

In Fairfax County, tomatoes are a staple of local gardens along with peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, beans and herbs like mint, oregano and cilantro.

There’s nothing like a juicy red tomato fresh out of the backyard garden to brighten up a summertime salad or a sandwich — or a bittermelon, aronia berries or “paradise apple,” as persimmons are known in Bulgaria. The multi-cultural population in Fairfax County has grown roots in the backyard vegetable garden.

Rabid Fox Found Near South Run RECenter

Less than a month after a woman was injured by a rabid raccoon, police responded to reports of a fox “acting abnormally” in the same area: the South Run/Burke Lake Trail near the South Run RECenter.

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Mount Vernon: Care and Share Initiative Grows

This year Fort Hunt Elementary School started a Backpack Friday program as part of its new Care and Share initiative.

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