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Column: Senior Services of Alexandria Introduce New Program for Seniors: ‘Groceries to Go’

Senior Services of Alexandria has a new service for seniors as part of its Senior Nutrition Program called "Groceries to Go." This service is for seniors 60 and over who live in the City of Alexandria and have a difficult time grocery shopping on their own.

Column: Investing in Families Strengthens Communities

Commentary

The Fairfax County proposed $7.13 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 comes at devastating cost for the most vulnerable families in our community. Included in the budget is the complete elimination of Healthy Families, a nationally recognized, evidence-based child abuse and neglect prevention program that serves hundreds of at-risk families.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for April 6-10.

Special Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act Open

NVFS and Healthworks are resources for area residents through April 30.

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) will be providing free enrollment assistance and educational material to Virginia families and individuals that qualify for the Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period from March 15-April 30.

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Insight Memory Care Center Celebrates New, Larger Building in Fairfax

It was raining outside, but warm and cheerful inside, when dignitaries gathered March 4 to cut the ribbon celebrating Insight Memory Care Center’s new home.

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There’s No Place Like Home, Alexandria

Carroll takes the helm at Inova Alexandria.

When Susan Turner Carroll, the recently named CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital, says she is from Alexandria, she means it.

Column: Family Matters, Prevent Colon Cancer for Self and Loved Ones

Commentary

It may never feel like a “good time” to have a colonoscopy. You might have already used the excuse that the preparation day before a colonoscopy is unpleasant and cuts into your busy schedule — and then you put it off another year. But momentary discomfort or inconvenience is a small price to pay for saving your life.

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Lax for a Cause Raises $20,000 at Centreville HS

Lacrosse marathon at Centreville High School supports Wounded Warrior Project.

Despite the pouring-down rain, the "Lax for a Cause: Purple vs. Red" lacrosse marathon on Saturday, March 14, raised $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. This was the second year in a row that the event raised $20,000 for the cause.

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Dynamic Father-son Duo Contributes to Educating Families About Type I Diabetes

Michael Sevila shares the same field as Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Like Cutler, who also has Type I diabetes, Michael is the one in charge.

Council Limits E-cigarette Use in Potomac

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Bill 56-14 on March 3 to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public places where traditional tobacco smoking is prohibited.

“Flourishing After 55” in Arlington

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for March 30 - April 3.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, March 23-28.

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‘Dollars for Daniel’ Event Raises $3,000

Katie Grealish, a sophomore at South Lakes High School wanted to do something that raised awareness for Cerebral Palsy for her Middle Year’s Program (MYP). “My cousin Daniel is afflicted with the condition. Many people think it is a disease, however it is actually a condition typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth.

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Burke Racquet & Swim Club Celebrates 30 Years with Fitness Fair

Lynnda Gendron of Burke has worked at the Burke Racquet & Swim Club for 27 of its 30 years of operation.

Letter: Supporting Deer Management

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you for the excellent article on deer management in Fairfax County (“A Time to Hunt?” - Connection, February 18-24, 2015). One deer can carry 1,000 ticks, and approximately 25 percent of ticks in our county carry an infectious agent.

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