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Not Another Valentine’s Day: Gifts Outside the Box

Flowers, chocolates and Hallmark Cards are standard Valentine’s Day fare. Unique gifts with a personalized element, however, are all the more significant for impressing that special someone.

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Winter fun means rink activities at Mt. Vernon RECenter.

Grab Those Skates

Group lessons, public sessions,and skating development classes are some of the many ways to have fun on the ice this winter at the Mt. Vernon RECenter.

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Sampling City’s Arts

Chinese art delegation arrives in Alexandria.

Alexandria welcomed a delegation of Chinese media and artists from Jiangsu Province on Jan. 13, which marked an auspicious start to 2012 and the Year of the Dragon.

Marymount Professor Receives State Faculty Award

Kathleen Garces-Foley honored in Rising Star category.

It takes scholarship, professionalism, solid teaching and commitment to community to be considered for the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. Kathleen Garces-Foley, a professor of religion at Marymount University, is one of two Virginia professors to be honored with the award in the 2012 Rising Star category.

Getting Dressed for Crystal Couture

Annual event spotlights local designers.

Models, fashion, accessories and sales promise to be front and center as the fourth Crystal Couture event hits the runway at the Crystal City Shops Feb. 7-11.

January Flowers Bring Winter Smiles

Potomac Village Garden Club provides flowers and friendship for seniors.

The Village at Rockville is a little more floral thanks to a delegation from the Potomac Village Garden Club. The club provided chrysanthemums and carnations for floral arrangements on Jan. 24, which were supplemented by greens from members’ personal gardens.

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For people who smoke, January is a time to quit.

For people who have resolved to quit smoking, the new year’s resolution to quit marks both a challenge and an opportunity.

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Tots in Transition

Shoe Train hosts transitional psychologist for walkers, parents.

The Shoe Train at Cabin John Mall will host Dr. Julie Bindeman on Jan. 30 as the first in a series of speakers on early childhood development. Bindeman, a clinical psychologist who practices in Rockville, notes that the transition from crawler to walker is the first major step toward autonomy.