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Arlington: ‘Open Heart and Open Home’

KidSave hosts Summer Miracles program.

KidSave, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding forever-homes for foster children and orphans in foreign countries, is bringing Maria from Colombia to Arlington for the summer.

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Coming Home to Queen of Peace in Springfield

Residents with disabilities move into new group house on Gresham Street.

Ten months ago, the unassuming single-level house on Gresham Street in north Springfield was a private residence. Today it’s the permanent home of four individuals with disabilities, and a fifth is on the way.

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TJ Grad Hits Bulls Eye Against Lyme Disease

As a Thomas Jefferson High School student in 2010, Temple Douglas recognized the possibility for a better Lyme Disease test. Several members of her family had Lyme disease and “I recognized the need,” she said.

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Leaving Fairfax With Something to Remember

Tawny Hammond led shelter to place 95 percent of animals in adoptive homes.

At some point in life, every person should hear gratitude the way the members of the Board of Supervisors expressed theirs to Tawny Hammond.

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Residents Mull Proposed Options to Improve Old Lee Highway

Since Old Lee Highway is one of the main streets of the City of Fairfax, its citizens have a vested interest in how well it looks and functions. So they’re being involved in its revitalization.

Mt. Vernon: Technology Helps Manage Volunteer Drivers for Seniors

Ride Scheduler assists five elder village organizations to better serve those needing transportation.

Physical and social isolation comes quickly to those seniors 50 and over who, because of acognitive or physical handicaps, cannot drive to doctor or dental appointments, grocery stores, or quality of life activities that require one to use a car to get there and back.

Alexandria: Joy over Court Decision

Members of the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (MVUC) congregation celebrate the extension of same-sex marriage to all 50 states by Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision.​

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Mount Vernon Scouts Go Broadway

Scouts attend week-long camp with a Broadway theme.

More than 300 Mount Vernon scouts attended a week-long camp at Fort Hunt Park.

Alexandria: Port City Releases Derecho Common

Like the microwave, the pacemaker, and the Slinky, Port City’s Derecho Common is the fortunate, if accidental, byproduct of nature and some experimental science.

Alexandria: Confederate Concerns About Appomattox

Alexandria’s Appomattox statue under scrutiny.

With a national dialogue underway on the appropriateness of Confederate flags and imagery, some Alexandrians have begun questioning whether the Appomattox statue to Alexandria’s Confederate dead should remain on Prince Street.

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Alexandria: ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Music Video Promotes Tolerance

Kids Empowering Kids debuts music video.

Their voices were timid at first, but one by one students at William Ramsey Elementary School spoke up when asked how they have been judged by their friends and classmates.

Week in Great Falls

Historical Society to Hold Great Falls History Trivia Contest and Farmers Market to Serve July 4 Breakfast

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Alexandria: Splash with DASH

DASH to operate free service on pool bus route.

The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH), in partnership with the Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics, and the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities, revealed a new initiative to get families and children to the Old Town Pool this summer. More than 20 local businesses, along with the support of the USA Swimming Foundation – Make a Splash, are sponsoring free rides during July and August on DASH’s AT10 route.

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Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Honors First Responders

Honoring first responders for their actions off-the-clock is the focus of the the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Above & Beyond Luncheon. More than 50 community members attended the luncheon on Monday to honor four service members who went above and beyond in their service to the community.

Alexandria: Tenants and Timeline Unclear for Landmark Mall

As city approves details for the mall redesign, other questions remain unanswered.

While City Council expressed support for new amenities and retail spaces at Landmark Mall, members of the public remain skeptical until more details emerge.