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Alexandria: Soul Providers

SSA volunteers honored.

Senior Services of Alexandria held its Volunteer Appreciation luncheon Nov. 12 at the Durant Center, recognizing volunteers from across the city and honoring individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the well-being of seniors through SSA programs.

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Arlington Snapshot: Thanksgiving Meal

Table number 4 is called, the first in line to go through the Thanksgiving lunch line at Lee Senior Center in Arlington on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne is Battling Cancer

‘This is Curable, so I’m staying positive’

City of Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne is no stranger to challenges. After all, he served 18 consecutive years on the City Council and is currently in his second, two-year term as mayor – including all the hard work and long hours that job entails.

In Great Falls, the Little Things You Do for Yourself Count

With the holidays approaching, residents of Great Falls will have twice as many more items on their plates, which all have to get done.

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Alexandria/Arlington: Neighborhood Health Offers Health Care Safety Net

Community health center provides comprehensive primary care, dental care, and behavioral health services.

Dr. Basim Khan walks toward the door of the Casey Clinic of Neighborhood Health in Alexandria’s West End, stopping to greet two of his patients by name: “Hey, how is your foot?”

Column: Finding Your Passion

And leaving your legacy.

I think everyone strives to find their passion — whether in their professional work life or an outside interest.

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Springfield: Capital Area Food Bank raises awareness of local hunger with Empty Bowls events

Kady Wohlfarth of Alexandria spent two months of her off days from the Alexandria Wegmans prepared food section to create 100 clay bowls. Hers accounted for one-third of the bowls at the “Empty Bowls” fundraiser and awareness-raising event for the Capital Area Food Bank.

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Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia host panel on domestic violence.

Domestic Violence: Focus on Prevention

Last month, in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia (DWCNV) hosted a panel of experts to discuss trends, causes, treatment and prevention of domestic violence in Northern Virginia.

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Capital Bikeshare To Connect Fairfax, Starting With Reston

Transportation alternatives coming to Reston.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) hosted a community meeting on the Reston Bike Share Project Thursday, Oct. 29, at Dogwood Elementary School, in Reston. It was an opportunity to meet Adam Lind, the county’s new Bicycle program manager.

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The Joint Chiropractic Opens in Fairfax

The Joint Chiropractic is now open in Fairfax at the Greenbriar Town Center, 13037B Lee Jackson Memorial Highway.

Burke Hunger Walk to Help in Disaster Relief

The Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22.

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Alexandria: Panel on Uninsured Hosts Health Fair

Coverage gap remains issue for some low-income and unemployed.

For the past year, members of the Mayor’s Advisory Panel on the Uninsured have been meeting to discuss how they can help Alexandrians caught in the so-called “Coverage Gap.”

Springfield: Fun Run to Benefit Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO)

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Kirkwood Presbyterian Church of the West Springfield area will host a five-kilometer run and one-kilometer walk to benefit the local organization Ecumenical Community Helping Others, or ECHO.

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Springfield's Gamache Honored for Battling Breast Cancer

Redskins honor 31 area women.

Michelle Gamache, the Communications Manager at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, recently participated in the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s eighth annual All-Star Survivors Celebration. Gamache was one of 31 women battling breast cancer to be honored at the event.

300 Compete in Third Annual Teddy Bear 5K & 1K Walk/Run

More than 300 runners and walkers of all ages turned out for the Third Annual Teddy Bear 5K & 1K Walk/Run on Sunday, Sept. 27, to benefit the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center, a nonprofit, early childhood education program in which children from low-income, working families build the skills they need to be ready for success in school.