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Mount Vernon: Students Receive Battelle-UCM Scholarships

United Community Ministries (UCM) and Battelle awarded their Battelle-UCM Scholars for 2015.

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Mount Vernon: UCM Presents Valencourt Scholarships

United Community Ministries (UCM) has presented its Valencourt Scholarship Fund awards for 2015.

Arthur V. ‘Art’ Fox, Alexandria Waterfront Commissioner, Dies at 72

Fourth of July celebrations in Alexandria are traditionally low key as the city formally celebrates its own birthday a week later with a fireworks display over the Potomac River. The exception was the Old Town home of Art Fox, where for years an invitation to his annual Independence Day party was one of the most sought after in town.

Alexandria: AWLA’s Got Seoul

A local response to global issue.

It is hard to imagine that dogs in some parts of the world are being prepared for brutal deaths to become human food.

Alexandria People at Work: Midwife Says Full Moons Bring on the Babies

Jennifer Argueta has first call for 24 hours beginning Saturday at 10 p.m. "First call almost always means a baby," Argueta said. She is a midwife at BirthCare & Women's Health on King Street in Alexandria.

Alexandria: Summer Tips for Pet Lovers

From the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Be sure your pets have access to fresh water and shelter from the sun. Fair-skinned dogs or those with light coats and exposed skin should wear sunscreen or be kept inside during peak hours of sun exposure.

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Alexandria: AWLA Hosting 2016 Alexandria Animal of the Year Contest

Does your dog look at a camera and smile, or do your cats like to snuggle together? Or maybe your guinea pig shares dried papaya with your cockatoo? If your pet is especially adorable, capture the moment, and he or she could become the 2016 Alexandria Animal of the Year.

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Children’s Science Center Lab Opens in Fairfax

Hands on STEM experience at the mall.

The Children’s Science Center Lab opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax on Monday, July 20.

Alexandria: ‘Senior Academy’ To Launch This Fall

Senior Services of Alexandria

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) along with the City of Alexandria is reaching out to seniors 60 and over to participate in a 4-week “Senior Academy.” The Academy’s goal to inform Alexandria residents about the various city government programs and services available to seniors and to encourage them to get involved in all that the city has to offer.

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A Business Tailor-Made for Potomac

Transplanting a business from Iowa to here.

Two and a half years ago, Sung Lee and his wife Jung Park hung a sign over their new business — Potomac Custom Tailor, located in the heart of Potomac Village in the townhouses just up the hill from the Giant.

Week in Great Falls

Weekly happenings in Great Falls

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Potomac: Former Resident Offers Patented Self-Tied Bowties

Bowties witness growing market.

A former Potomac resident and self-described East Coast person at heart, Janice Howard has discovered how to tie a better bowtie.

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Potomac: Chapstick, the Healing Cat

The mysteries of life are all around us. Sometimes the most inexplicable things happen. So it goes with the story of the sudden death of a beloved child and the unexpected appearance of a starving cat. While neither could ever be replacement for the other, the synchronicity of these two events cannot fail to inspire. Life is infinitely bigger than we can possibly grasp. So the story goes.

Week in Vienna

Weekly happenings in Vienna.

Remembering Mac

This is my favorite picture of Mac, our family dog, and me. The picture was taken in 2011, shortly before I left for my freshman year in college.