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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.

Inova to Create a New Center in Fairfax

Fairfax County-based Inova Health Systems will take over the ExxonMobil headquarters building in the Merrifield area of the county to house the Inova Center for Personalized Health. The center will make Fairfax County “a community known worldwide for genomic science,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) at the

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Winter Harvest in Arlington

Half a dozen vendors set up tables laden with winter fruits and vegetables, handmade jams and jellies, grass-fed meats, eggs and home cooked foods, freshly baked pies and breads at the Sunday farmers market on Columbia Pike.

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Sixth Friends of Sadie Blood Drive in Burke Draws More Than 200 Donors

For the sixth year in a row, Burke resident Amy Dozier celebrated Valentine’s Day by helping manage a blood drive. Her daughter Madeline, barely a tween for the first Friends of Sadie drive in 2010, is now a 16-year-old sophomore at Robinson Secondary School. She’s old enough to drive and old enough to donate blood for the first time.

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Combining Health and Mental Health

Community Services Board provides emergency services, prevention and treatment.

One teenager who attempted suicide revealed that if anyone had asked him beforehand whether he was thinking of hurting himself, he would have said yes.

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Arlington's ‘Love the Run You’re With’

Valentine’s Day race draws a crowd.

After weeks of miserable cold, the weather warmed up just enough to make the Pacers Running “Love the Run You’re With” 5 kilometer race in Arlington bearable.

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Hand & Stone Opens in Reston

Affordable spa offers facials, massage, waxings with five-star service.

A new Hand & Stone Spa opened in the South Lakes Village Shopping Center in Reston off South Lakes Drive on Sunday, Feb. 1. Owned by Darielle Danver, 25, and her father Eric Danver, 52, of Medford, N.J., the franchise spa decorated in warm earth tones and ambient lighting in nine rooms specializes in facials, hot stone massages, skin peels, waxing, eyebrows, hand therapy, and hot towel foot treatments with scrubs and lotions, and more.

Preventing Heart Disease in Women

A cardiologist speaks to the McLean Woman’s Club.

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the Woman’s Club of McLean welcomed its monthly speaker Rachel L. Berger, M. D., a cardiologist at Virginia Heart, a practice with several offices in Northern Virginia. Berger, who is board certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography, has expertise in general cardiology and women’s heart health.

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Riding for a Cure

McLean man gives cancer some fighting words.

Andrew Reed’s path has not been smooth since he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer three years ago, shortly after his father died from prostate cancer. After two years of chemotherapy, six surgeries, and the death of his beloved mother this January, also from cancer, the McLean resident continues to face challenges as he fights the disease that has greatly affected his life.

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Great Falls Spa Offers an Alternative

Open house held at Fontaine de Jeunesse.

When Dr. Jeanette Coutin brought her Fontaine de Jeunesse medical spa to Great Falls in the summer of 2013, she was sure it would be a terrific location to offer services in the field of aesthetic medicine. She was right. "People in Great Falls are very conscious of their health," she said.

Vienna: Koshuta-less Madison Snaps Langley's 14-Game Win Streak

Junior guard McWeeney helps Warhawks avenge loss to Saxons without injured star forward.

The Madison girls' basketball team beat Langley 46-38 Friday.

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‘It’s Such a Good Fit’

Naomi Project joins Our Daily Bread to help struggling mothers.

For the past 19 years, the nonprofit Naomi Project of Northern Virginia has worked with high-risk, pregnant women and new mothers to help them have healthy pregnancies and babies. It’s now become a program of the nonprofit Our Daily Bread (ODB) and, on Jan. 22, the two groups celebrated their union. “It’s a natural offshoot of what we’re already doing with moms,” said ODB spokeswoman Heather Webb. “This is another way that we can help them build families and get on a better financial footing.”

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Del. Filler-Corn’s ‘CARE Act’ Passes the House

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D–41) HB 1413 passed the full House of Delegates on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. HB 1413 or the “CARE Act” addresses the important role of the informal and family caregivers and improved communication with them and medical providers. Specifically, the bill looks to improve healthcare and reduce preventable hospital revisits by having hospitals formally acknowledge a patient’s family caregiver at the time of admission and provide critical home care instruction before discharge.

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Workshop for Potomac Parents on Managing Family Stress

Feb. 11 event is part of Parent University.

Mental health specialist Elizabeth DuPont Spencer believes stress is a topic familiar to most busy families.