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Safe Spaces for Productive Racial Discussions

Components that should be included in effective forums.

As symbols of racial tension and injustice seemed ubiquitous this summer, a group of parishioners at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria began meeting virtually to engage in dialogues about the thorny issue of race.

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Unwavering Nimi Trehan

Potomac artist explores theme of resilience in time of coronavirus, wins award.

Nimi Trehan, a long-time Potomac resident and artist, was presented with an Award of Excellence for her painting, “Unwavering,” in the on-line exhibit The Spirit of Resilience presented by The Healing Power of Art and Artists, an initiative of Manhattan Arts International.

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Horses and the People they Help: A Six-Part Series

If you aren't familiar with how horses are helping people, read on.

Horses and the People they Help: A Six-Part Series

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‘I Don't Care If the Horse Poops on Me!’

One mom's commitment to helping her son to get back to therapeutic riding.

"When your child is young and has a diagnosis, you try anything," says Rachel Kirkland.

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Leading by Example

Equine Assisted Learning teaches critical life skills.

"The ability to be aware to have compassion; to be confident, but not arrogant; and to take joy in helping to create someone else's success."

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Talking to Ty

The 21-year-old Paint Gelding is a great listener.

“Everyone gets her. Everyone accepts her. Everyone likes her. And that means a lot, as a parent.”

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Turning Possible into Possibilities

When therapy was needed during quarantine, Sprouts provided a way.

“Riding takes my physical therapy to the next level.”

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Horses as Co-Therapists?

Introducing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

"I saw these kids coming from foster homes and oftentimes reading their charts, the amount of trauma and neglect [they had experienced] was horrifying. Where do you even start?"

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Horses and the People They Help

If you aren't familiar with how horses are helping people, read on.

Perri Wight Green of McLean was riding horses before she could talk.

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Responding in Reston to Hate Crimes

Rainbow and Black Lives Matter flags fly at Reston Church; surveillance camera installed.

"Beacon of hope to those who drive by. A demonstrated symbol of our commitment to justice and welcome."

Rotary of Great Falls Named Top Achiever

Rotary District 7610 recently named the Rotary of Great Falls as one of its top achievers for 2019-2020.

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Izumi Sushi of Great Falls Reflects on Economic, Cultural Challenges of 2020

The restaurant, which serves Japanese and Chinese cuisine, is cautiously resuming its services.

Victoria Li, a senior at Langley High School, has grown up along with Izumi Sushi in Great Falls.

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‘The Need Continues’ in Mount Vernon

Backpacks, school supplies distributed to families in need.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Chief John Butler was among the volunteers at Penn Daw Fire Station 11 Aug. 31 to distribute more than 1,100 backpacks filled with school supplies for families in need throughout the county.

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Sweet Surprise: Del Ray Celebrates Ryan Bailey’s 31st Birthday.

The Del Ray community turned out for one of its own Aug. 30 to hold a surprise drive-by celebration in honor of Ryan Bailey’s 31st birthday.

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Eddie George to Speak Sept. 16

ASC to Host Heisman winner, NFL great via Zoom.

Heisman Trophy winner and four-time NFL Pro Bowler Eddie George will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 16 meeting of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.