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Pet Sitting for 30 Years and Still Loves It

Fun, food and games.

Sasha hears familiar footsteps and sits at the top of the stairs waiting for his food and fun to begin.

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Arlington’s One and Only Bombay Masala Hound

“Lady” was a Bombay Masala Hound. Don’t go looking for that in any dog breed book.

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Ghost, an American Eskimo Dog, loves his belly rubs (with Andrew Griffin and Amilia Tola).

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As I wandered past the cages of older cats, disappointed to see no kittens, one scruffy but fluffy grey fellow looked me straight in the eye and said, "Mmrraow."

“Flourishing After 55” in Arlington

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for Feb. 26-March 4.

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for Feb. 26-March 4.

Puppies and Pretty Prints

Rescued dogs find forever homes through PetConnect.

If pretty florals caught the eye at the Lilly Pulitzer store at Westfield Montgomery, it was was the puppies scattered throughout the prints that stole the show.

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Another Valentine's Day Love Story

Gay and Tony Barclay live in an old farmhouse built in the 1860s.

Gay, 67, and Tony Barclay, 71, of Potomac have been married for 40 years; they live on River Road in an old farmhouse built in the 1860s.

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Our Quiet Cat, Pippin

My family has been blessed these past two years to have Pippin in our lives.

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Meet Bruce and Sambuca

We have two rescue dogs who we love dearly — they are truly part of the family!

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Finding Chippewa

I walked into the Potomac Yard PetsMart in Alexandria with my partner on a Saturday morning in 2012 expecting to quickly go in to grab some cat litter and get out.

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Church as a Family in Vienna

The First Baptist Church of Vienna celebrates 150th birthday this year.

If you’ve ever heard a powerful sermon, it would be inside a sleepy church on the corner of Nutley and Orchard St. NW neighborhood in Vienna.

Obituary: Mary Frances Cheatham Seeger

Mary Frances Cheatham Seeger, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 in Alexandria.

Obituary: Robert J. Bixler

Robert (Bobby) J. Bixler, III, 66, died unexpectedly Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017 in Alexandria.

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Fear Follows ICE Enforcement

Men said to be detained after leaving Mount Vernon shelter.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Mount Vernon.

Give that Couch a New Life

ALIVE! assists low-income families with furniture program.

Each week people contact ALIVE! to donate furniture and others contact them with furniture requests.