Newcomers & Community Guide 2013-2014


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Springfield Town Center Opens in Time for Holidays

The sun-drenched and shiny new Springfield Town Center is now opened, just in time for the Holidays. In addition to anchor stores Macy's, Target, and JCPenney, there's a bunch of new boutique stores and restaurants like Maggiano's, and a new Nordstrom Rack coming.

Centreville/Chantilly Roundups Nov. 12, 2014

Land use meeetings, CItizens Associations, and volunteers active in Centreville and Chantilly.

Stroke Comeback Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

For 10 years the Stroke Comeback Center (SCC) has helped people with aphasia and their families receive communication support when these families have lost their insurance benefits. And on Thursday, Oct. 30, the SCC held its 10th Anniversary celebrating “The Art of Communication.”

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Soup & Pie Bazaar & Yard Sale

The Arlington Church of the Brethren held its annual Soup & Pie Bazaar & Yard Sale at the church on N. Montague Street in Arlington on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Paying It Forward

I wanted to extend a big thank you to all the folks in Arlington who take the time, effort, and expense to decorate their homes for Halloween and who pass out candy to eager trick-or-treaters.

‘Flourishing After 55’

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Nov.10-15.

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Nov.10-15.

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Marking National Fire Prevention Week

The fire stations in Fairfax County held an open house on Saturday, Oct. 11 as part of National Fire Prevention Week.

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A Journey through Local Waterways

Recreational opportunity abounds in the northern border of the Mount Vernon District in the form of urban kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and perhaps even wind surfing on the slowly moving flat water that is within the confines of the Hunting Creek, Quander Brook and Cameron Run watershed.

Mentor of The Month

I've been privileged enough to have traveled around studying and working for nearly half my life. Now at 32, as an educator and artist, I find it irrefutable that I return to my roots at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

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Supporting Susan’s Place

More than 40 volunteers from Navy Federal Credit Union gathered at 6:30 a.m. on a chilly Saturday morning, Oct. 4, at the Susan’s Place Program operated by New Hope Housing in Arlington County.

Rich Named Business Leader of the Year

Chamber to host business awards Oct. 22.

Lonnie C. Rich, founding partner of Rich, Rosenthal, Brincefield, Manitta, Dzubin and Kroeger LLP, has been named the 2014 Business Leader of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

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Jorge Adeler’s ‘Gods and Heroes' at Bergdorf Goodman NYC

The Men's Store at Bergdorf Goodman is now carrying the full line of the “Gods and Heroes” Men's Collection by fine jewelry designer Jorge Adeler of Great Falls.

Week in Vienna

What's happening this week in Vienna.

Warning to Residents: Wildlife Aren’t Pets

Town of Vienna police are reminding residents that wildlife are not pets and shouldn’t be treated as such. Vienna is home to numerous types of wildlife that often wander into residential neighborhoods.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Oct. 13-18.