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Town Hall Highlights Local Steps on Coronavirus in Northern Virginia

“Stay home. Wash your hands.”

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The Seasons of Change

Robin Edwards assists with life’s difficult decisions.

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Food for Thought, and Eating Of Course

Classic tales from Alexandria’s classic restaurants.

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New Backpack, New Haircut

Ready for school.

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Bill Woolf Receives National Honor for Anti-Trafficking Efforts

Volunteers needed to expand prevention effort.

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Run, Throw or Dive and Use Your Brain in NVSO

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics returns Sept. 15.

Nonprofits Initiate 5k Home Run for the Homeless

Combined effort to raise funds.

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Using Computers in Arlington to Help Stop Human Trafficking

Hackathon to focus on collaborative solutions.

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Major Renovation Begins at Culpepper Garden of Arlington

Apartments to gain senior-needed amenities.

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Never Too Early to Prepare for Senior Olympics

New this year: canasta, croquet and beach ball wallyball.

Many Immigrant Stories But Similar Fears

Details of immigrant stories differ but the roller coaster of stress and uncertainty is the same.

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In the Kitchen in Alexandria: Meet Chef Cruz

Vola's Dockside Grill & Hi-Tide Lounge

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Senior Talent Performs to Full House

From line dancing to modern dance.

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Step Out the Door, Return as a New Woman

New mobile hair salon gives door-to-door service.

People at Work

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Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Rolls Along

Green Acres Senior Center hosts bocce competition.

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Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Celebrates 35th Year

Participants can compete in 70 different events.

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Teens Tackle Poverty Close To Home

Catholic Diocese of Arlington sends 820 teen volunteers.

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In the Kitchen: Meet Yuh Shimomura, Chef at Nasime

A five-course tasting menu: he does it all.

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Ellis Tells Inmates: ‘Don't Be Afraid to Change’

If you mess up, there's a brand new box.

Message while being in jail

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Helping Immigrants in Arlington

Advice about DACA, green cards, work permits and more.

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‘Hallelujah’

People at Work

A plumbers work in Old Town, Alexandria

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Meet the Chef Homero Escobar

Homero Escobar the chef at RT's Restaurant.

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Prisoner Reentry: Some Solutions

Local programs, services help ex-offenders.

Ex-offenders may face stigma, lack of family support, inadequate life skills suitable for making it on "the outside" and difficulty getting and retaining employment.

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Meet Chef Euripides at the Royal Restaurant in Alexandria

A community institution since 1904.

Richard Euripides, chef at the Royal Restaurant on N. Asaph Street, has boiled two packages of ribbed Zerega lasagna noodles for a customer favorite.

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Alexandria: Behind the Glass Wall

Alexandria history at one’s fingertips.

“What's Behind the Glass Wall?” The sign sits outside the Local History and Special Branch of the Alexandria Library on Queen Street.

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People at Work

Sharing Food and Conversation

The telephone is ringing; customers line up at the counter for large white carry-out plastic bags of scrambled eggs and pancakes; the cash register clinks.

West End Pantry Tackles Food Desert

An ecumenical project.

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