18-24-Year-Olds Needed for Survey

To meet its grant requirement for a Virginia Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant, the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) needs to gather at least 300 surveys in a 30-day time fra.m.e that ends Nov. 15.

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An Open Door, an Open Heart

At Carpenter Shelter

It was 7:30 a.m. and Sharon Addison, the Davis Place Monitor, opened the door to Carpenter Shelter on Henry Street in Alexandria.

Wegmans Begins Hiring Full-time Employees

Business Note

Wegmans Food Markets has begun recruitment of full-time positions for its new Alexandria store in Fairfax County, set to open mid-year in 2015.

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K-9 Krawl Raises Awareness

In observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Fairfax County Police personnel from the agency’s Victim Services Unit hosted the 8th Annual K-9 Krawl; a 5K Walk with 307 registered walkers held at the Fairfax County Government Center on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Opinion: Don’t Honk at Me for Being Cautious

In 2007, a member of my family was nearly killed by a driver who failed to yield on green turning left from Old Keene Mill Road onto Huntsman Boulevard. The driver then claimed to be on Government business at the time and with the help of a Government insurance company seemed to avoid much personal inconvenience despite having caused a terrible accident.

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Camping at Wolf Trap

Area youth experience camping and the outdoors at the National Park.

Camping and camp fires are strictly prohibited on the grounds of the Wolf Trap National Park.

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‘Kids Can Be Themselves Here’

Vienna Teen Center celebrates 15th anniversary.

A place to hang out with friends after school, play sports and games, do arts and crafts and just have fun – that’s the Vienna Teen Center. Called Club Phoenix, it’s on the bottom floor of the Vienna Community Center, and it just celebrated its 15th anniversary.

Vienna Realtor to Be Honored

In her effort to break the cycle of poverty for the working poor in the Washington D.C. region, Rosemary Tran Lauer founded the Devotion for Children nonprofit.

Volunteers Needed to Help Virginians Get Covered

Last winter, 2,045 Northern Virginian families were able to get answers about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and enroll in healthcare coverage, thanks to a community-wide investment of nonprofit organizations, local government, foundations and volunteers.

Regional Nonprofit Forum in McLean

The 2014 Gannett Regional Nonprofit Forum will be held on Nov. 6, 7:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Gannett Worldwide Headquarters, 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean.

Fighting Human Trafficking

On Oct. 7, Susan Kirk, of Justice Ventures International (JVI), spoke at the McLean Woman’s Club’s monthly meeting on its programs to end human trafficking in India, China and elsewhere, including the U.S. The areas JVI focuses on are forced prostitution, labor trafficking, extortion and other types of enslavement of vulnerable peoples.

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‘The President’s Own’ Perform in McLean

The President’s Own” United States Marine String Quartet performed to an enthusiastic audience of fourth through sixth graders and their teachers at Churchill Road Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Comes to McLean

One of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, New York’s Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, will perform “The Soul of Flamenco” for a single night at The Alden in McLean. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Tickets are $30, $20 for McLean tax district residents. The Alden is housed in the McLean Community Center, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

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Mover on the Move

Celebrating a decade of growth and dedication.

Potomac resident Jonathan Neal, president of Metropolitan Moving & Storage, has been on the move for years.

Assisting Hands of Potomac Provides Caregivers

Business helps relieve families’ stress.

When a loved one becomes ill, the family is forced into the position of either becoming a caregiver or finding the right person to lovingly provide care.