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Marilyn Campbell

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Ideas for Summer Learning

Experts offer suggestions for avoiding summer brain drain.

While summer is opportunity for fun, it can also be a breeding ground for stagnation.

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YouthQuest Runs ThinkLink

Experts say 3D printing can open a world of imagination and critical thinking.

Adonis Gonzales had always wanted to become a master electrician, but when he was asked to leave high school at 16 because of a poor attendance record, his prospects looked bleak.

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Trending in the Garden

Local landscape architects offer suggestions for updating.

As summer gets underway, so does time spent outside. The American Society of Landscape Architects recently released the results of its 2015 Residential Landscape Architecture Survey, a list of trends in outdoor design that yields a bounty of backyard design ideas. From adding a pond to planting a garden, local landscape gurus explain how these trends can be used to transform an outdoor space into a favorite escape.

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Potomac: Luxury Condominium Clubhouse Opens

Quarry Springs model grand opening set for June 28.

The developers of a new, luxury condominium complex unveiled the project’s clubhouse recently.

Midyear Financial Checkup

Local financial experts offer advice for assessing financial health.

For those who set financial goals in January, perhaps as part of a New Year’s resolution, the beginning of summer provides an ideal opportunity to re-access those targets, say financial experts.

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Summer Fun, Summer Safety

Tips for averting summer danger.

It’s a familiar call. The sun beams down from mid-summer sky. Temperatures rise above 95 degrees Fahrenheit, but safety conditions start to plummet.

Parents’ Role in Educating about Alcohol and Drugs

Suggestions for talking to teens about staying safe.

Graduation, prom and the summer before heading off to college are some of the highlights of a teen’s high school experience. While the season brings landmark events, it can be marred by the consequences of engaging in harmful activities.

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Alexandria: Roberdeau House on the Market

Historic property in Old Town up for sale for the first time in 40 years.

An expansive historic home is on the market in Old Town Alexandria for the first time in 40 years. Listed in the Historic American Building Survey, the four-story Roberdeau house has eight fireplaces, six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a basement.

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Potomac: Local Builder Receives National Honor

Anthony Wilder Design/Build received a national Contractor of the Year award.

A minimalist yet elegant design that includes a wall of glass with dramatic views of a woodsy landscape received top honors recently. Anthony Wilder Design/Build, in Cabin John, received a national Contractor of the Year (CotY) award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for transforming a bland bathroom into a serene spa retreat.

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An Arlington Kitchen Transformation

An Arlington kitchen is gutted to create a crisp, but elegant space.

When an Arlington couple decided to update their kitchen, they wanted the clean look of white cabinets and countertops without sacrificing warmth and durability.

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