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Potomac: ‘Girls’ Night Out’ Features Author Iris Krasnow

Women gather for a night of learning and laughter

“The Healing Power of Women’s Friendships” — a timely topic for a “Girls Night Out” evening — set the tone and spirit for an evening featuring the wisdom of journalist and New York Times best-selling author Iris Krasnow.

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Potomac Doctor Fixes Broken Hearts

“Heart healer” Craig Sable saves lives of Ugandan children.

“I am staring at a list of the names of over 100 Ugandan children with holes, blockages and leaks in their heart, knowing that for some, in a few short weeks, the dream that they and their families have been praying for will finally come true...."

Out & About: Spring (Finally) Finds Potomac

Out & About: Spring (Finally) Finds Potomac

Column: Emerging from the Polar Vortex

Spring is here; time to dig in and preserve the local environment.

It seems like such a short time ago that the words “polar” and “climate change” prompted only images of iconic polar bears searching for the last melting Arctic ice floes. Few of us had even heard of “polar vortexes” and their impacts on the Potomac Subregion, but we have all learned rapidly about this other, more local, effect of climate change. Now, finally, the daffodils are budding up and it appears the long winter is over.

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Move Me Festival Gets Arlington Moving

Bowen McCauley Dance returned to Kenmore Middle School last Saturday with the 6th annual Move Me Festival. Music, theatre and dance workshops and performances were held throughout the afternoon in the middle school.

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Participants serve Arlington Works! as part of their year-long service commitment.

AmeriCorps members pledge to get things done for America. When they embark upon their year of community service, they vow to unite fellow Americans and strengthen communities. The now eight-member Arlington Works! AmeriCorps team has been doing just this since the partnership started in 2011. This year’s Arlington Works! team is the fourth AmeriCorps team to work with two non-profits, the Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP) and Edu-Futuro, a partner program of Arlington Public Schools that sets out to ensure opportunities for children of immigrant families.

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NoVa TEEN Book Festival Featured 21 Authors

NoVa TEEN Book Festival featured 21 authors in four main event panels and 16 smaller Q&A-driven breakout sessions; the event closed out with a keynote speech from New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña, whose latest release is “The Living.”

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Arlington Courtroom Drama

Public Defenders protest pay inequality with Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

“You have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.”

Police Captain Graduates from FBI Academy

Captain Graham H. McGowan is the Fairfax County Police Department’s latest graduate of the FBI’s National Academy, which has just completed its 259th session.

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RA Members to Vote April 13- May 8 on Tetra Purchase

Reston Association members will vote on whether to purchase the 3.47 acre Tetra property located at 11450 Baron Cameron Ave. for $2.65 million.

Column: Return on Investment

Constituents contacted me recently about a Richmond Times Dispatch article headline they felt was misleading: “Ken Plum says Pre-K education leads to less crime and welfare.”

Week in Herndon

Weekly happenings in the town of Herndon

Oak Hill Resident Performs 10 Months of National Service

Rubina Ellis of Oak Hill is one of 96 men and women that pledged to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 21st Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

Photography Contest Winners Announced

The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department has announced the winners of its 2015 amateur photography contest, held March 21 and 22, at the Vienna Community Center. There were 227 entries by 66 photographers.

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Fox Mill Elementary Welcomes Musicians From Japan

School hosts a concert from Aun-J Classic Orchestra, and performs at the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

On a morning not too long ago, students at Fox Mill Elementary School experienced an exciting opportunity to meet the members of Aun-J Classic Orchestra from Japan.

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