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Carving Made Easy

A lesson in creating a front porch-worthy Halloween pumpkin.

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A Walk On the Canal

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Holiday-Ready Kitchen

Minor changes deliver big impact in time for holiday gatherings.

‘Other People Make Me a Senior’

Locals speak out on senior wellbeing in the community.

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A Reflection of Fairfax County's 50+ Community Action Plan

Provided by Donna Lopez, Assistant Director at the Herndon Senior Center, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services

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Traveling in the Golden Years

Getting in shape before a trip can help prevent travel-related injuries.

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Life After Retirement

Staying engaged, connected and active

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Rockwood Manor to Host Upcycled Wedding Fair

Gently used wedding items on sale.

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Plastic-Free Challenge: Shopping in Arlington

What to do if everything is wrapped in plastic? Talk to the vendor.

A Bucket List for Fall

Activities that will add spice to the season.

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Rain Gardens in the Street in Arlington

More than meets the eye.

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A New Era for Affordable Housing in Alexandria

City moves from rehabilitating old apartment buildings to developing new affordable units.

Alexandria is falling behind its affordable housing goal, creating or preserving about half of the units that were anticipated five years ago. But now that that restaurant diners will be chipping in an extra $5 million a year, city officials are poised to move forward with an aggressive new slate of affordable housing development. Gone are the days when city officials could get their hands on a few 1940s garden apartments here and there to rehabilitate. These days the thinking at City Hall is developing new units as part of a grand strategy to build their way out of an affordable housing crisis.

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