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Arlington THRIVE to Celebrate 40 Years

Nonprofit provides money in an emergency.

Never heard of THRIVE Arlington? There is a reason for that. THRIVE has existed for 40 years in Arlington, albeit under a different name: AMEN.

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Arlington: Memorial to Gun Violence Victims

Blue, white and yellow T-shirts are draped over white crosses dotted across the lawn of Rock Spring United Congregational United Church of Christ at 5010 Little Falls Road in Arlington.

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Arlington: Shea Wins Spelling Bee 67 Years Later

But this time without fainting.

It was a sudden death spell-off between two contestants who had gone through 43 rounds with no mistakes.

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Animals Lead Blessed Lives in Vienna

Blessing of the animals resume after bad weather.

The blessing of the animals at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna took place on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Letter: Kathleen Murphy is on Our Side

To the

Re-elect Delegate Kathleen Murphy so she can go back to the General Assembly and continue to push for common sense gun safety laws.

Long & Foster’s Ron Glass Named Top Producer for August 2015

Ron Glass, a commercial broker with Long & Foster Real Estate, has been named top producer for August 2015 for Long & Foster’s Commercial Division, located in Tysons Corner.

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Mount Vernon: Fighting Hunger Firsthand

Woodley Hills Food 4 Thought helps families with food insecurity.

Dina Koch and Sara Boehm of the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria want to teach her children when they see a problem, they should step in, reach out and fix it.

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Lee District Candidates Meet at John Marshall Library

League of Women Voters hosts forum.

They may not be old enough to vote, but twin sisters Madelyn and Miranda Khoury paid as much attention to the presentations as anyone in the audience at an Oct. 5 Meet the Candidates event hosted by the League of Women Voters of Fairfax.

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Springfield Resident Honored at U.S. Air Force and CIA Birthday Event

All Billy McLeod ever wanted to do was fly. The 93-year-old Springfield resident was born and grew up in Pensacola, Fla., a younger brother to two sisters who married U.S. Navy pilots.

Mount Vernon Brief: Mormons Participating in 5th Annual Day To Serve

Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon” or “LDS”) are once again answering Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s invitation to join the annual “Day to Serve” event.

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WheelHouse Mind and Body Studio Opens in Clifton

Kelly Layfield and Alyson Franca Pollard used to host yoga classes all around Clifton -- the town hall, large barn, any green open space -- but not longer.

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Decoding Dyslexia Virginia to Host First 5K Run for Dyslexia

Shannon Duncan of the Falls Church area isn’t a big runner herself, but when she sees a 5K road race, it always catches her eye

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Down to Earth

Robinson students chat live with interstellar alumnus.

Robinson Secondary School principal Matthew Eline knew the event would be special when he received a package from NASA.

SafeSpot Welcomes New Executive Director

Michele Thames, the new executive director of SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center, brought a furry assistant when she recently joined the organization in Fairfax County. Her professionally trained facility dog Pecos worked with her previously at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters child abuse program in Norfolk.

Fairfax Woman Allegedly Embezzled $653,000 from Virginia State Senator

Linda Diane Wallis, aka Lynn Wallis Miller, 51, of Fairfax, was charged by criminal information for her alleged role in three fraud schemes totaling over $1 million in losses, including embezzling $653,000 from Virginia State Senator Richard Saslaw’s campaign fund.