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Some Unaware Aware It Was Election Day

Primaries are often low turnout events, but only 11 percent voted on June 18

Apparently, a lot of people didn’t know Tuesday, June 18 was Primary Election Day.

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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: Jonathan Dromgoole

Candidate Q&A: Jonathan Dromgoole

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Candidate Q&A: Natalie Roy

Candidate Q&A: Natalie Roy

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Candidate Q&A: Maureen Coffey

Candidate Q&A: Maureen Coffey

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Ramadan Tent Iftar Brings Northern Virginia Muslims Together

Local Muslims celebrate unity and democratic values

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River Farm Hosts Alexandria's Spring Garden Market

American Horticultural Society event heralds growing season

River Farm

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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.

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.

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Running From Estate to City

Runners pace themselves at GW Parkway Classic Ten Miler.

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How to Be Useful, Fit, and Have Fun

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

Retirement? Arlingtonians Are Busier than Ever

Doing what one wants.

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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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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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Mount Vernon: Ethiopian ‘Political Football’ Lands at MVHS

Protesters attempt to disrupt Ethiopian-American football league game.

It was graduation day at Mount Vernon High School on June 16 and some parents were annoyed. A group of protesters had gathered outside the school. “It’s graduation day for our kids,” the parents complained to the protesters. “Can’t you go somewhere else?” The protesters responded that they were there because children in Ethiopia can’t always get to high school, or graduate, without dying of hunger, or being arrested or killed for their political beliefs.