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ArPets: Meet Jackfruit, the Rat

Rats apparently make great pets. Truly. This isn't just another crazy 2020 thing. Or actually, maybe it is.

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Getting in Shape at 60, 70 and 80

Starting where you are and staying consistent among suggestions from healthy and fit seniors.

Whether starting a fitness program after the age of 70 or restarting one after raising children and midlife career building, local seniors share inspiring stories of how achieving and maintaining fitness, health and wellness allows them to lead fulfilling, happy and active lives.

Potomac Home Sales: August, 2020

In August, 2020, 82 Potomac homes sold between $5,800,000-$305,000.

Potomac Home Sales: August, 2020

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18th Annual Arts Festival in Alexandria

New Carlyle location a success with artists.

The 18th annual Alexandria Old Town Arts Festival took place Sept. 12 and 13 in the Carlyle district, one of many changes to the city’s longtime arts festival.

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Pet Pantry’s Doors Wide Open in Alexandria for a Community in Need

Linda Easley didn’t know where to turn.

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Fairfax County Deer Management Begins Saturday, Sept. 12

The Fairfax County Deer Management Archery Program begins Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.

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Deer ‘Population Management’ in Montgomery County Parks Near You

Schedule of hunting and park closures for fall 2020 – winter 2021

Deer populations across much of Montgomery County have reached levels that exceed the capacity for the sustainability of the natural environment (Biological Carrying Capacity) as well as the capacity for tolerance by residents in the county (Cultural Carrying Capacity), according to county documents.

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Senior Living Homes Adjust to New Normal

Seniors and their loved ones, aware of the high risk of COVID-19, have been devising ways to safely stay connected.

Tyler Przybylek’s wife, Marilyn, is a resident of Great Falls Assisted Living (GFAL), a dementia-care senior living community.

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Expert Aerialists Brighten Our Waterways

“Devil’s Darning Needles”

They flit, they zoom, they patrol, they shimmer in the sun.

Senior Academy Fall Session Is Going Virtual

Registration is opened for October sessions.

Senior Services of Alexandria is hosting its Fall Senior Academy virtually via zoom in October.

2020 Clifton Day Festival Canceled

For the first time in 53 years, the town of Clifton will not hold Clifton Day, one of Northern Virginia’s beloved fall events.

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ArPets: Meet Khale

Let's help her find her forever home.

I was devastated when mom and dad told me they had to leave me behind.

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Residents Raise Concerns About Changes to Cabin John Creek Trail

Almost three dozen Cabin John residents turned up Sept. 2 to hear Montgomery Parks trail construction head Bob Turnbull explain why the under construction hiker/biker trail that runs from Seven Locks Rd. at Cypress Grove to the park at the one-lane bridge on MacArthur Blvd. does not follow the old trail, veering away from the creek so many residents loved to walk beside.

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From Nursery to Nursing in Potomac

Planning Board recommends approval of 152,655 square-foot, three story retirement community on River Road.

Up Next: Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings on Sept. 21.

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Owners of The River Farm Are Looking to Sell

The American Horticultural Society needs the funds; the surrounding community needs the farm.

River Farm For Sale