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Think Longscapes, Not Landscapes

Trees: What’s not to love? They provide amazing beauty, shade, and moisture to cool our homes and photosynthesis to provide food for wildlife and people. They filter our drinking water and air; trap nutrient-laden sediment run-off before it reaches the Potomac and the Bay; stabilize stream beds; sequester pollutants; increase biodiversity and property values; and, remove carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the air.

Voting Early

Virtually every voter in Virginia is eligible to vote absentee, which includes voting in-person absentee at a variety of locations between Sept. 19 and Nov. 1.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Oct. 13-18.

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18th Century Market Returns to Mount Vernon

White tents dotted the landscape of the west field at the Mount Vernon Estate last weekend for the annual 18th century market.

The Glass Half Full

Tom* is just that kind of person — the odds may seem stacked against him but he still sees the good and positive in the world around him. As a retired Navy electrical engineer, Tom hails from a family of service members. His oldest brother is in the Air Force, the next is another Navy veteran, his younger brother is a Marine veteran, and his father was an Army photographer in the Korean War.

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73rd Annual TWIG Historic Homes Tour

Six historic Alexandria homes are featured on the 73rd annual TWIG Home Tour on Saturday, Sept. 27. The tour includes a recently restored home on the National Register of Historic Places that was home of George Lewis Seaton.

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New Law Protects Pets in Abusive Households

AWLA’s Safekeeping program provides temporary shelter.

Due to a new law, as of July 1, a judge can make decisions regarding a pet’s care and custody when they have been in abusive households.

Housing Market Differs by Price Category

Overall, buyers looking for move-in properties.

Houses in D.C., Chevy Chase and Bethesda are snapped up days after they come on the market. However, many Potomac homes — particularly those selling for more than a million dollars — are remaining on the market for months without so much as an offer — or maybe even a buyer gracing their doors.

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: August, 2014

In August 2014, 116 homes sold between $2,198,430-$219,000 in the Vienna and Oakton area.

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: August, 2014

Springfield Home Sales: August, 2014

In August 2014, 168 Springfield homes sold between $1,100,000-$179,000.

Springfield Home Sales: August, 2014

Reston Home Sales: August, 2014

In August 2014, 96 Reston homes sold between $1,325,000-$180,000.

Reston Home Sales: August, 2014

McLean Home Sales: August, 2014

In August 2014, 88 homes sold between $4,200,000-$130,000 in the McLean and Falls Church area.

McLean Home Sales: August, 2014

Oak Hill and Herndon Home Sales: August, 2014

In August 2014, 99 homes sold between $1,080,000-$167,000 in the Oak Hill and Herndon area.

Oak Hill and Herndon Home Sales: August, 2014

Great Falls Home Sales: August, 2014

In August 2014, 18 Great Falls homes sold between $6,188,600-$464,000.

Great Falls Home Sales: August, 2014

Fairfax Home Sales: August, 2014

In August 2014, 79 Fairfax homes sold between $1,345,000-$170,000.

Fairfax Home Sales: August, 2014

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