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Chantilly: Business Owner Seeks To Share Life-Changing Fitness

Anytime Fitness to open in Chantilly.

Finding the time to exercise is a struggle for many, but it is about to get easier for area residents thanks to Dino Garcia, a Herndon resident, who is in the process of launching an Anytime Fitness gym in Chantilly. Garcia’s goal for the grand opening is late fall.

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Burke Church Hosts Oktoberfest

About 50 people took part in the sixth-annual Oktoberfest Volksmarch despite the pouring rain on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church in Burke.

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Herndon: Ribbon, Scissors and 100 Bowls of Soup

Mayor Lisa Merkel, vice mayor Jennifer Baker, Dranesville Supervisor John Foust and others celebrated the official ribbon cutting of 100 Bowls of Soup this past Saturday, Sept. 12.

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Vienna: Family Fun Day for ‘Growing Hope’

Optimists’ annual event comes to the Town Green on Sept. 19.

The Optimist Club of Greater Vienna hosts its 10th annual Family Fun Day on behalf of “Growing Hope,” in support of children diagnosed with cancer and their families, on Saturday, Sept. 19 on the Vienna Town Green.

Great Falls: Elite Fitness Concepts Knows Each Member by Name

Situated at Colvin Run and Walker Road, Elite Fitness Concepts has applied personalized training approaches to its members since the doors first opened in 1998. The gym prides itself on knowing each member by name and coaching entire families in living healthy lifestyles.

Arlington Taking Care of the Whole Child

School Board details its priorities.

If a school system is only taking care of a student between when a student arrives on a bus and when they leave, they are failing that child. At least, that’s the logic behind the 2015-16 Arlington School Board’s priorities.

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Fairfax: Helping Abused and Neglected Children

Fairfax CASA seeks volunteers who are willing to work with children and families.

Since 1989, Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteers have advocated for over 6,500 abused and neglected children in Fairfax County. Known as Fairfax CASA, the nonprofit organization has been working hard to accomplish their ultimate goal: ensuring that each individual child’s needs are identified and addressed with the goal of living in a “safe and permanent home.”

Bicyclist Fatality in Herndon

Bicycle Master Plan adopted in 2014 attempts to continue to increase safety of bicyclists on roadways.

A 38-year-old bicyclist died after being hit by a vehicle on Sunrise Valley Drive in Herndon on Monday, Aug. 31 just after 8 p.m. The bicyclist has been identified as Andrew Greff Gooden, 38, of St. James, Jamaica.

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Seniors: Just Say No to Scams

Seniors are targeted for scams "because sometimes they just want to talk to people," Bill Ross began the class on Senior Scams at the Langston-Brown Senior Community Center Aug. 26. "Seniors are more vulnerable. They believe the pitches they hear; they have lived a long time and they trust people."

Arlington Snapshot: Bird and Butterfly Friendly

"If you are a bird or a butterfly, what are the three things you need?" Thomas Condenzio asked the 11 attendees at Lee Senior Community Center's class Aug. 26 on “Making Gardens Bird and Butterfly Friendly.”

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Close Call with West Nile for Alexandria

Observant citizens prompt removal of mosquito breeding ground

With construction for the Indigo Hotel occurring in the area, it might have been easy to dismiss the pit of standing water at the corner of Duke and The Strand.

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Alexandria: 'Young At Art' Senior Exhibit Celebrates 29 Years

When artist Wilda Gadzik finally got around to taking a formal art class as a resident of Goodwin House, it wasn’t her familiar paintbrush she was told to reach for. Instead, the 87-year-old was handed a pencil.

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Workplace Fitness

Employer-based health and wellness programs are good for business.

It’s Wednesday afternoon and a cohort of George Mason University staff, students and faculty hit the pavement. Clad in attire ranging from running shorts and brightly colored sneakers to neutral walking shoes and business suits, the group takes part in “Who’s Walking Wednesdays,” part of an initiative to get moving for health and wellness.

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Potomac: Animals Can Help Patients with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Animals can help patients with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders heal.

Wearing her long dark hair in pigtails and a backwards baseball cap, Leah Schuman peered curiously over a low fence into a pen of miniature llamas.

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Friends of the W&OD 10K Continues Tradition as Area’s ‘Green Race’

On Saturday evening, Aug. 1, Safety And Health Foundation and ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute presented the 9th annual Friends of the W&OD 10K race in Vienna, Virginia.