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Using Holistic Practices

How Yoga and Meditation can help ease anxiety over racial injustice.

Before the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent stay-at-home orders, Kesha Davis’s weekday evening routine included picking up her fifteen-year-old son at a bus stop in Old Town Alexandria.

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Q&A with Brielle Brown, Graduating Senior, West Potomac High School

My biggest hardship since school has been closed for the remainder of the year has been preparing for my AP exams outside of the classroom. With distance learning classes only taking place two days a week, I am doing a lot of studying and reviewing on my own.

Preparing for Fall Like No Other

Area college students reflect on how pandemic affects their plans.

As the fall semester approaches, Virginia colleges have begun to make plans to reopen with precautions to keep students, faculty and staff safe from COVID-19.

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Contracted Locally, Makers Sew 45,000 Face Masks

New jobs for unemployed and new revenue stream for nonprofit.

Unthinkable scenarios happened in early March. The COVID-19 pandemic hurled itself into Northern Virginia; small and large businesses shuttered and unemployment rates escalated.

Appetite: On the Menu: Goings-On in Alexandria Restaurants

From permanent restaurant closures to a focus on private parties to wholesalers becoming direct-to-consumer distributors, the pandemic has brought with it quite a few changes to the area’s food-and-drink landscape.

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Mountain View High Students Graduate

Mountain View High held a social-distancing graduation outside the school, June 8-9.

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Pools In For Summer in Potomac

Pools allowed to open as county enters Phase 2 of Covid recovery.

The good news came just hours before the actual beginning of summer. Public swimming pools in Montgomery County could open.

Covid-19 Response in Potomac

Metro announced that 15 rail stations that had been closed as part of the transit agency’s Covid-19 response will reopen on Sunday, June 28.

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Don't Touch the Veggies in Herndon

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines in place as Herndon Farmers Market reopens.

The 2020 Herndon Farmers Market, operated under Fairfax County Park Authority, opened for the season later than normal, not on the usual third Thursday in April, but on June 18.

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Uncertainties of the Fall 2020 High School Sports Season

Local student athletes weigh in.

As the fate of in-person classes for high schools in the fall remains unknown, another uncertainty – the fall high school sports season – is on many student athletes’ minds.

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McLean Parks Open for ‘Responsible Recreation’

As of June 12, McLean parks have opened under Phase Two COVID-19 Guidelines.

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Shelter Experiences in Alexandria May Be Virtual, but They’re Still Warm and Fuzzy

“Tigger, Tigger,” 13-year-old Allayna said over and over, as a year-old pit bull terrier she had never met leaped in her lap and licked her face.

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‘This Was Something I Could Count On’ in Centreville

Paul VI seniors honored in neighborhood’s graduation parade.

Thanks to COVID-19, this year’s high-school seniors didn’t get to have their achievements and graduation recognized in a public way.

‘One Step in the Long Road to Recovery’ in Fairfax City

City creates grant program for its businesses.

Fairfax City received some $2.1 million of Virginia’s CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act funds. And last Tuesday, June 9, City Council approved using $1,150,000 of this money for a business-support grant program, Fairfax City ReConnected Grant, to help small City businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Partying While Social Distancing

Area high school graduates reflect on drive-through diplomas, basement prom parties.

As seniors everywhere are adjusting to the loss of their final year in high school, many have had to get creative to celebrate their long-awaited accomplishments.