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Potomac: Sunday on the Farm with Friends

A day at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.

For supporters of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary’s annual Open House fundraiser in Poolesville the day broke warm and sunny and stayed that way, and reflected the caring that brought visitors to this Eden-like farm dedicated to helping abandoned and abused farm animals.

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Reston: Washington Plaza Baptist Church to Install New Pastor

Reverend Michelle L. Nickens will be formally installed as the fifth pastor of Washington Plaza Baptist Church (WPBC) on Sunday, Oct. 9, during a special 4 p.m. service. A reception will follow in the Plaza Room on the lower level.

Complete the Circle FOODRaiser to Be Held Nov. 6

Proceeds will benefit Britepaths and LCAC’s efforts to assist struggling residents of the Fairfax County area.

Community members of all ages are preparing to gather to take a stand against hunger and need in the Fairfax County area at Britepaths’ (formerly Our Daily Bread) and Lorton Community Action Center’s (LCAC) Complete the Circle FOODRaiser, to be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at South County Middle School (8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton).

Volunteer Fairfax to Host VolunteerFest

The community is invited to a family-friendly volunteer event: VolunteerFest, presented by Volunteer Fairfax, is the local celebration of National Make A Difference Day.

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Fairfax: Inmates Explore Ways Back to Community

Inmate Resource Fair at Fairfax Adult Detention Center helps inmates overcome hurdles upon release.

Toccara Puller moves table to table at the Inmate Resource Fair at the Fairfax Adult Detention Center on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

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Springfield: Metro School of the Arts Welcomes Students to New Kingstowne Academy

Students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Alexandria will see a lot of new changes at the newly, expanded MSA Academy headquarters in Kingstowne.

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Mount Vernon: Hospital Praised as Community Anchor

Celebrating Community Day and 40th anniversary of Mount Vernon Hospital.

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital partnered to co-sponsor Community Day and the hospital’s 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24. This is the fourth year the chamber sponsored a Community Day to recognize and celebrate local businesses, non-profits and Mount Vernon and Lee residents. Since Mount Vernon Hospital was planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the chamber decided to join celebrating Community Day simultaneously with Mount Vernon hospital.

Alexandria: Go West

The Campagna Center leadership considers move out of Old Town.

The Campagna Center leadership is investigating the possibility of selling its property at 418 S. Washington St. and relocating to a new location in the West End to better suit its mission. The Alexandria-based non-profit focuses on providing educational and social development programs for the city’s underserved populations.

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Alexandria: All Eyes on Braddock

Two major housing redevelopments coming to Braddock neighborhood.

Two of the city’s biggest upcoming affordable housing redevelopment projects are located two blocks apart.

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Alexandria People at Work: Chef Couple Cooking through 26 Years at Tempo

Sharing cooking duties.

"First I give the lobster a shower." Serge Albert puts the 1.5 pound Maine lobster under running water to get off "whatever is on there." Today he is making Linguine alla Aragosta, one of the customer favorites at Tempo on Duke Street. "We have one customer who comes in twice a week and orders it,” he said.

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Alexandria: Homes Tour Diamond Jubilee

Benefit raises funds for Inova Alexandria hospital.

More than 225 people turned out Sept. 23 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Historic Alexandria Homes Tour at the Diamond Jubilee Party held at Jack Taylor’s Toyota.

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Alexandria: Season for Getting Involved in Variety of Activities

Breast cancer walk among things to do this fall.

While Sept. 22 signaled the first official day of autumn, it is the month of October when sweater weather moves in and a canvas of colorful leaves begins to blanket the city.

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Great Falls: Battle of Dranesville Marker Rededicated

Local history recognized, commemorated in Great Falls.

A ceremony for the rededication of the Civil War marker at Georgetown Pike was held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Dranesville Church of the Brethren to commemorate the 1861 Battle of Dranesville.

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Great Falls: Adult Summer Reading Success

Ray Miller wins the grand prize gift basket.

“I’m thrilled! I’ve never won anything my entire life!” That’s what Ray Miller of Great Falls had to say when he was told that he was the lucky winner of the library’s Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ASRC) grand prize gift basket.

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Okee Dokee Brothers Return to The Alden in McLean

Three-time Parents’ Choice Award winners, The Okee Dokee Brothers, who performed to a sold-out house at The Alden last spring, have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” The dynamic duo will return to The Alden on Sunday, Nov. 6, for two performances. Show times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and tickets are $15, $10 for McLean tax district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.