Newcomers & Community Guide 2013-2014


‘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.

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Fairfax County Reviews Bus Service

Fairfax County Department of Transportation begins project to reshape bus network.

Fairfax County Department of Transportation changed or canceled the services and routes of buses with the opening of the Silver Line metro. Now the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has begun its Comprehensive Transit Plan (CTP), a 10-year aspirational plan for Fairfax Connector and Metrobus service.

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Remembering 9-11

More than 100 people gathered on the edges of the plaza outside the Arlington County building on Thursday morning, Sept. 11, to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Sept. 29-Oct. 4.

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Gas Station Runs Backpack Drive

You may have noticed the sign “You Pump We Donate: Back to School Backpack Drive for Area Kids,” in front of the Cardinal Plaza Shell gas station on Old Keene Mill Road.

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A Photo Tour of Springfield Landmarks

Local history in words and pictures.

There is history in our own backyard. While Washington, D.C. is only a few metro stops away, the Franconia Museum in Springfield, though small, offers a taste of local history that visitors are sure to remember.