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Arlington: Protest Spotlights Chronic Lyme Disease

Advocacy group rallies in Arlington against medical guidelines on chronic Lyme disease.

Ozlem Jones has had Lyme disease for 11 years, but was only diagnosed two years ago when she began suffering from extreme bouts of fatigue and various problems with her nervous system. In that time, Jones says she passed it onto all three of her children.

“Flourishing After 55" for the Week of May 11-16

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for May 11-16.

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A-SPAN is a Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management Finalist

“You are always serving food; tonight I’m feeding you.” Anna Kaminski, volunteer specialist and VISTA volunteer at A-SPAN, offers cheese puffs at Willow Restaurant to Gene and Jean Cross at the A-SPAN quarterly event to thank the volunteers for their support and enthusiasm in reaching out to the street homeless and newly housed.

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Dr. Seuss-themed 23rd Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

Wesley Pan of Great Falls-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 55 was humble about receiving the Youth Volunteer Group award. “We’re just happy to help the community and make a difference,” he said.

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Best of Reston

750 attend gala to celebrate the Best, raise $540,000 for Cornerstones.

Casey Veatch roused 750 people to a standing ovation near the end of the Best of Reston Awards for Community Service ceremony Thursday Night at the Reston Hyatt.

Real Estate: Interest Rates, Employment Drive the Market

Reston experiences strong home sales.

This is a brief look at the Reston real estate market. Sales are up in Reston; mortgage interest rates still way down.

Column: We the People

In Virginia as in states throughout the South and the Midwest, there is a continuing stream of legislation that attempts to place the power of the states over that of the federal government.

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Herndon Hosts Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live music returns to Herndon.

The evening of Friday, May 1, downtown Herndon hosted the year’s first Friday Night Live with the band Go Go Gadjet. Sponsored by organizations including Volkswagen Group of America and the Worldgate Center, Friday Night Live (FNL!) is one the most popular outdoor concert series in the D.C. area.

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps Honors John and Mariann Horejsi of Vienna

Pope Francis, who became the Catholic Church’s newest leader in 2013, has been universally praised for emphasizing the plight of the very poor and calling for compassion for those less fortunate and marginalized by society.

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Great Falls Student Greets Japanese Prime Minister at Andrews Air Force Base

Great Falls Elementary School second grader Glenn Koji vanValkenburgh greeted Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Mrs. Akie Abe, as they arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on April 27 for their U.S. visit. "It was a really exciting week," said Glenn.

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Therapeutic Sessions to Resume at Lift Me Up After Week of Turmoil

To honor his grandson Patrick, Stan Corey donated the lift that the Great Falls therapeutic riding program, Lift Me Up, will use to lift wounded warriors and heavier riders with disabilities safely onto horses.

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Budding Bards at Great Falls Elementary

Ladies’ club awards poetry winners, throws luncheon.

The Great Falls Friends and Neighbors (GFFN) threw its 33rd Annual Poetry Luncheon at the River Bend Golf and Country Club in Great Falls on Wednesday, April 29, culminating National Poetry Month.

Great Falls Woman Wins Governor’s Volunteerism Award

Jacqueline Cheshire helps people gain independence.

Jacqueline Cheshire and her new puppy, Agent, are almost never apart, until 18 months later when she gives the puppy up so it can receive further training as an assistance dog for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).

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Sun Shines on Opening Day of Reston Farmers Market

Benjamin Stoessel, 15 months, loves his fresh vegetables, said his mother Laura Stoessel. "Zucchini all day," said his father Tim Stoessel.

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Turning Spring Break into a Global Classroom

It’s one thing to read about East Asian politics in a textbook. Discussing the topic with citizens of the Republic of Korea takes the subject to a new level, as a group of Marymount University students learned over spring break.

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