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Second Annual ‘Hike for Her’ Raises Funds for Afghan GIrls

Arlington-based non-profit Ascend Afghanistan celebrates 10th year

Marina LeGree and her team have been teaching Afghan girls how to climb mountains since 2014. While living and working in Afghanistan, LeGree saw a need, and an opportunity, to unlock the leadership skills of young women using the mountains surrounding their homes as a classroom.

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Tour de Clarendon Careens Around Corners in Arlington

Brendon Rhim wins Sunday’s Clarendon Cup 2024

It’s a short one kilometer route that turns sharp corners at Clarendon, Wilson, and Washington Boulevards — one hundred times. That is what makes the Armed Forces Cycling Classic (AFCC) so challenging. The 100 km race goes around 300 corners, each time potentially ending in a crash, as happened a few times on Sunday.

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Flowers, Coins, and Tears: Veterans Honored at Arlington Cemetery

Volunteers collected and placed 140,000 flowers on graves.

The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation brought 140,000 flowers for its annual floral tribute at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

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Arlington’s Casual Adventure Seeks Socks to Recycle

Socks are one of the most thrown out clothing item, clogging landfills

"There is a tremendous enthusiasm for the whole repurpose movement. People love the idea of finding a new home or a new way to use something that would otherwise be discarded. Casual Adventure goes above and beyond to reach out to the community to make people more aware of the program. Year after year, people continue to find socks to bring in. Casual Adventure has always ranked in the top 10 nationally which is a win/win for everybody involved." — Mitchell McGuinness, Smartwool Regional Representative

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Candidate Q&A: Maureen Coffey

Candidate Q&A: Maureen Coffey

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Candidate Q&A: Natalie Roy

Candidate Q&A: Natalie Roy

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Candidate Q&A: Jonathan Dromgoole

Candidate Q&A: Jonathan Dromgoole

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Ramadan Tent Iftar Brings Northern Virginia Muslims Together

Local Muslims celebrate unity and democratic values

Ramadan

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Against New Virginia Policies

Teachers, students, and parents in Fairfax and Arlington protest the new governor’s campaign to control content in schools.

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Knife-Wielding Man in Assault at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Man is charged with hate crime after lunging at guard

Shortly before Monday’s afternoon prayer at the Dar al Hirjah Islamic Center near Seven Corners in Fairfax County, a man who was not part of the Muslim community began harassing those outside the entrance of the mosque waiting to pray.

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Alexandria Business Punched by Pandemic Pivots to Survive

Sweet Root Village running pop up markets, helping the hungry

It was the end of the summer and many in Alexandria had been homebound far too long.

Pandemic Patience: Counselor at NVFS Calms New Mothers

Tele-mental health during COVID-19 is the new normal for the Healthy Families Program.

Mental health counselor Bianca Molinari Anez knows what it is like to encounter postpartum depression; she experienced it herself. That’s one of the reasons she is so devoted to the group of women she counsels.

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Northern Virginia Family Service: More than a Safety Net for 100 Years

During the Great Depression, they handed out coal and coats. Now, it’s an array of services.

Ninety-five years ago, Northern Virginia Family Service handed out coats and coal in Alexandria. Today, the organization has a much broader mission and geographic reach throughout Northern Virginia and – in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic – an increased need for its services.

Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax State Representatives Push Through Anti-Plastic Bills

Lopez, Ebbin and Favola pushed for new laws

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Arlington Residents Drown in Higher Water Bills

Was this just the drought-related water use?

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Tree Stewards Tube Trees for Posterity

Volunteers tube trees in Bluemont despite heat.

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Alexandria Residents Love Native Plants

Local vendors explain how to plant and care for them.

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Running From Estate to City

Runners pace themselves at GW Parkway Classic Ten Miler.

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CareFirst Helps Sustain Health Safety Net in Arlington

CareFirst invests in community partners who collaborate to expand care for vulnerable.

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How to Be Useful, Fit, and Have Fun

Staying busy and remaining productive in the “Golden Years.”

Marching in the Heat

Climate Change March

Retirement? Arlingtonians Are Busier than Ever

Doing what one wants.

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Denouncing GOP Health Bill

And worrying about cost of losing coverage.

Reflecting on Politics

A progressive Vermonter in Old Town

Progressive Chester Kasnowski comes to Old Town

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Mirabelle

Mirabelle, a dressage-trained Thoroughbred mare, keeps an eye on things out in Accokeek, Md., where her owner, Michel Gauthier, stables her so he can make the quick trip across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge for a ride or to give lessons.

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A Record Year for Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Association of the National Capital Region honors its supporters.

Megan Newman told her story at the Alzheimer’s Association “Wall of Hope” reception at Tysons Corner on Feb. 9. She was only 18, a senior in high school, when her mother started to ask the same question more than once.

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Tree Stewards Gather to Celebrate New Year

For a Tree Steward, having fun while protecting local trees is important.

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Gracias, Dhonnobad, Shukran, Amesegenalehu: Alexandria’s uninsured express thanks for the free health fair.

The expressions of gratitude for the free health fair, organized by the Alliance for Alexandria’s Uninsured, moved many of those who volunteered at the fair.

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Alexandria, Mount Vernon: Health Fair Serves Hundreds

After screenings, referrals for affordable treatment.

One volunteer dentist at the end of the Health Fair for the Uninsured on Saturday, Nov. 5 examined a young woman and discovered she had a growth on the side of her tongue. The doctor explained the significance, and referred her for a biopsy — right away. He may have saved her life.

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Alexandria: Free Health Fair for Uninsured Returns Nov. 5

Number of partners joining the Health Fair effort soars.

This year, with many more sponsors, Arlene Hewitt, Richard Merritt, Dan Hawkins, Bill Euille, Mary Anne Weber, Dr. John Klousia, Canek Aguirre, Eduardo Mantilla-Torres, and Jamie Conrad have cobbled together another free health fair for the uninsured. Some of them are part of the Alliance for Alexandria’s Uninsured, a lead partner and staffer of the Planning Committee for the fair. They see a difference between last year’s fair and this year’s: last year, there were five or six sponsors: this year there are 54 ... and counting.

Alexandria: Sharing Lifestyle That Keeps Her Young

Everyday is a 10 out of 10 for Annie Scheppach.

Annie Scheppach does not look her age. She looks almost two decades younger.

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GW Parkway Classic: ‘Moving’ Experience

Runners came from near and far to support causes and each other.

They came from as far away as Cali, Colombia and Bristol, England.