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Event was part of The Northern Virginia Dental Society’s 10th Annual Mission of Mercy
Several hundred low income and uninsured residents of Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County received free dental care recently when the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS) hosted its 10th Annual Mission of Mercy (MOM) project.
Emphasis on rapid re-housing, prevention keys to success.
Despite economic obstacles and fallout from across-the-board sequester cuts, Fairfax County’s number of homeless individuals declined 12 percent decline in the past year, and 26 percent since 2007.
Tara Sankner, an 8-year-old Fairfax resident, was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, and the local community is rallying ’round to show its support. She and a fundraising and support team called “Pray for Tara” wore special, pink T-shirts and participated in last Saturday’s, March 23, Rev3 Run Rogue 5K and 1K at the Fairfax Corner Shopping Center. Tara ran and walked in both events and also had a donation table there.
Participants, family, friends and supporters of Fairfax Adult Softball, Inc. (FAS) united together on Jan. 27 for the 13th Annual Bowling Tournament to benefit Northern Virginia Special Olympics and Fairfax County Park Authority field improvements.
That is the percentage of diagnosed lung cancer patients who survive beyond five years, according to The National Cancer Institute’s SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2009, in a graph published in the Feb. 26, 2013 Washington Post’s weekly Health & Science section. As a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survivor beginning his fifth year post-diagnosis, charting my prospects in such a cold and impersonal manner is both chilling and arguable. “Chilling” in that facts speak for themselves and are hardly made up of whole cloth, to invoke one of the late Jack Kent Cooke’s more famous quotes. And “arguable” in that charts, statistics, etc., may very well measure the mean, but it sure doesn’t measure the man (this man, anyway). Meaning, from my perspective: sure, the chart is scary as hell, but I’m not sure I’m on it, if you know what I mean? (I know you know what I hope.)
Vote-swapping operation traded transportation votes for Medicaid money.
Half a million uninsured Virginians may be eligible for Medicaid under an agreement now being worked out in Richmond — a deal in which Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell agreed to include Medicaid expansion as part of the budget if Senate Democrats supported a transportation package.
Mount Vernon CrossFit @ The D.A.M. Garage head coach and director of programming, Sean Dunston, was working up a sweat coaching the participants in the Saturday morning three-part work out in January.
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Crystal City 5k runs return in April.
Say goodbye to winter woes over a friendly 5k run this April in Crystal City. Races return this spring every Friday, and offer participants a chance to get out and go.
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Bowl-a-thon to support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research
“We are in a race against time,” said Vicky Singh with a determined look on her face. “It is imperative that we raise as much money as possible to fund promising research to find drugs to treat and cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) — to save children’s lives.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs for April 1-6.
Arlington senior centers: Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St.; Walter Reed, 2909 S. 16th St.; Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Dr.; Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St.; Lee, 5722 Lee Hwy.; Arlington Mill at Fairlington, 3308 S. Stafford St.; also Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; TJ Comm. Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Senior trips: U.S. Botanic Garden Gardens, D.C., Monday, April 1, $9; Allenberry Playhouse, Boiling Springs, Pa., “The Andrews Brothers,” Wednesday, April 3, $67; National Symphony Orchestra open rehearsal, Thursday, April 4, $8; Nina’s Dandy cruise, Friday, April 5, $64. Call Arlington County 55+ Travel, 703-228-4748. Registration required. History of Faberge eggs, Monday, April 1, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden. Free. Register, 703-228-4403. Seated exercise classes, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center $60/15 sessions, $4 drop in. Details, 703-228-4878. Strength training classes, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson, $60/15 sessions, $4 drop in. Details, 703-228-4745. Square dance group meets Mondays, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden. Novices welcome. Free. Register, 703-228-4403. Russian culture and language, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown. Free. Details, 703=228-6300. Piano lessons, half hour sessions, $20, Tuesdays, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden. Call for appt., 703-228-4403. Indoor walking group, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown. Free. Details, 703-228-6300. Beginners full fitness class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Lee. $60/15 sessions. Register, 703-228-0555. Credit reports and scores explained, Wednesday, April 3, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown. Free. Register, 703-228-6300. Computer basics for novices, Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills. Free. Register, 703-228-5722. Theater Appreciation series begins Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown, $35/9 classes. Register, 703-228-6300. Downsizing tips, Thursday, April 4, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown. Free. Register, 703-228-6300. Advanced line dancing, Thursdays, 1:30 p.m., Lee. Newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555. Drawing and painting classes, intermediate, Friday, April 5, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown. $28/four two-hour sessions. Register, 703-228-6300. Arlington Poets group, Friday, April 5, 3 p.m., Langston-Brown. Free. Register, 703-228-6300. Fast-paced walking, Fridays, 9 a.m., Aurora Hills. Free. Register, 703-228-5722. Computer classes for novices, five four-hour courses, $20 each, Lee. Call Fridays, 703-228-0555.
Friends, family gather for birthday celebration.
Most people grow older each year — and then there’s Mildred DeBell. Although technically she did gain another year on Saturday, you’d never know it by the way she looks or acts.