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Area Witnesses Christmas Star

Area Witnesses Christmas Star

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Fairfax City Homes All Decked Out for Christmas

Colorful lights and whimsical inflatables fill Fairfax City’s Mosby Woods neighborhood with holiday cheer.

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Kids and Pets: More Time for Best Friends

Families throughout the area adopted pets in record numbers during 2020 as a reaction to Covid-19 restrictions.

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ArPets: Meet King

The "giant teddy bear" who just wants to be loved

I remember it was gloomy that day.

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Celebrity Bird in Potomac

A male Painted Bunting, sporting colors that must be seen to be believed, has been hanging around in Potomac, just south of the Great Falls Tavern, causing quite a stir.

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This Year in Montgomery County, Keep Your Eye On….

Will the Agricultural Reserve be preserved in perpetuity, as intended, or will County Council press forward in 2021 to permit industrial solar power on agricultural land in its effort to combat climate change?

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Vivid Chill Opens in Great Falls

Shopping handcrafted, ethically produced, nontoxic products

It all started with the local artisan's handbags, the love of little boutique shops that featured brands with morals and values, and telling her mom that more than anything else, she wanted to open a store in the Great Falls Village Centre with a showroom for those bags and other ethically and sustainably produced items.

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The 121st Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Volunteers will count birds, locally and nationwide

Between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, volunteers will fan out across the Washington metropolitan area and count birds – birds foraging in fields, hopping around front yards, poking in the leaf litter, perching in trees, wading in wetlands, feeding at feeders, flying, bathing, swimming, sleeping, all the things birds do.

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Delivering Smiles in Alexandria

Red Hill Garden Club delivers 200 arrangements to Meals On Wheels

Members of the Red Hill Garden Club delivered 200 handcrafted floral arrangements to Senior Services of Alexandria Dec. 17 to be included with meals for the city’s Meals On Wheels recipients during the holidays.

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Two Dogs, One Family Add Up to Joy for Everyone

“I think that’s our takeaway from 2020 — to take better care of the vulnerable among us.”

It’s never too late in life to find love. Even for senior dogs.

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Needy Puppy Leads to a New Life

Stella Hanly begins tenure at Animal Welfare League of Alexandria just before the pandemic changes everything

Fifteen years ago, Stella Hanly worked as a software consultant for a global corporation.

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ArPets: It'll be an Ollie Jolly Christmas for this Arlington Family

It started as a totally normal day with Oliver the cat venturing out for her daily adventure.

Surviving Christmas Day in Solitude

Ideas for coping with being alone on the holiday

While Christmas Day will be different and difficult for many this year, it will be especially difficult for seniors who live alone and will be in solitude because of COVID-19 risks.

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Mount Vernon and Global Warming

Ground water seeping up regularly may be a sign.

With the Potomac River a few hundred yards away, residents of Fort Hunt are seeing ground water seeping up, running down the sidewalks and low-lying street areas.

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Unusual and Quirky Items Sell at Area Gift Stores

Consignment shops and estate sale hubs in the Mount Vernon corridor.

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