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Alexandria: The Longest Day Bridge Tournament Supports Alzheimer’s Research

Event at Beth El Hebrew Congregation raises $21,500.

Yuen De Anda bustled around the function room at the Beth El Hebrew Congregation on Seminary Road without pausing, greeting all participants by name and putting the final flourishes on the The Longest Day event she’s been planning for months. The Longest Day — held on June 21, the longest day of the year — was organized by Bridge Heroes United, a cooperative endeavor between The Northern Virginia Bridge Association, the Washington Bridge League, and the Richmond Bridge Association. The event’s goal was to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research.

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Potomac: Autism Speaks 5K Celebrates Its 15th Year

New stroller derby added.

There is more to July 4 than just fireworks and barbecues. Come to Potomac early in the morning and race in the Autism Speaks 5K run/1 mile walk and Stroller Derby.

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Potomac: Students Promote Bone Marrow Registry

Holy Child junior Kaylie Atwood got involved in There Goes My Hero after her friend’s dad was diagnosed with lymphoma and in need of a bone marrow transplant.

Arlington: Flourishing After 55

“Flourishing After 55” events from the Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for June 29-July 3

Lessons from Hearing ‘Voices’

Police officers undergo Crisis Intervention Training.

Fairfax County Police officers gathered Monday, June 8, at the Criminal Justice Academy, to listen to the voices in their heads.

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Mount Vernon: ‘Not Too Far From Here’ Fund Aids Local People in Need

Church helps individuals and families with sudden medical and housing costs.

In 2014, the Not Too Far From Here (NTFFH) Fund provided about $92,000 to help 135 local people with emergencies or issues that fall between the cracks of larger agencies.

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Centreville: ‘It Keeps Him Alive for Us’

Family, friends raise cancer-research funds in Jimmy Breslin’s name.

A Fairfax County firefighter for 28 years, Jimmy Breslin died of cancer last year at age 55, but he’s never far from the thoughts of his friends and family.

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Potomac: KEEN Celebrates 23 Years with Sports Festival

Benefitting athletes and volunteers.

Kids Enjoying Exercise Now (KEEN) holds a special place in the hearts of many young adults with disabilities, their volunteer coaches, family members and supporters. On Sunday, June 7, KEEN participants from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia made it around the bases, jumped for volleyballs, cheered as their teammates made it through the obstacle course and played on the playground at the KEEN Sports Festival at Avenel Park.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55" for Week Of June 22-June 27

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for June 22-27.

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Alexandria: A Red Nose Affair

Program participants from Youth Achieving Greatness and the Therapeutic Recreation Mainstream Program at the Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center could not wait to put on their red noses to help support the Red Nose Day campaign on May 21.

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Alexandria: Food Truck Showdown

At Food Truck Rodeo, mobile vendors express frustration with city truck policy.

“Food Truck Rodeo” is a bit of a misnomer. The event outside Southern Towers on Seminary Road did have several food trucks, but there were also two clothing boutique trucks, a homemade jewelry store, and a mobile skateboard shop.

Alexandria: Never a Slow Day in the ER

People At Work

It is 11:10 a.m. and the emergency room is full with light blue curtains drawn across the patient rooms lining the long hallway.

Alexandria: A Cookbook of Comfort Food

For novice and experienced cooks.

Long-time Alexandria resident Brooke Ross has been preparing meals for her family and friends for over 20 years. Recently, she decided to share these creative and simple recipes with the rest of the world by creating her own cookbook.

Potomac: Market Introduces ‘Community First Day’

Effort seeks to help alleviate hunger.

Once a month, Yasmin Abadian, husband Jimmy McWhorter and their daughter Anna Irani arise at dawn, drive to 24th and G Street in D.C., don aprons, prepare and serve breakfast to the homeless who rely on Miriam’s Kitchen to provide them with a substantial breakfast and to counsel them on how to end their homelessness.

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Arlington: AFA Cycling Classic Kids Bike Race to Benefit Tay Sachs Research

On Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, hundreds of adults will be competing in the Air Force Association (AFA) Cycling Classic to benefit the AFA Wounded Airman Program. More than 300 children aged 9 and under are expected to race as well, but with another cause in mind. For the second year, the Kids Bike Race is dedicated to Ethan Klancnik.