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Fairfax City’s Elf Hunt for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is this coming Saturday, Nov. 28 – and the City of Fairfax is showcasing its small businesses with a citywide Elf Hunt.

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The Potomac River, a Stalling Recovery?

Cleaner than it was in 2011 when it got a D, but “its recovery is plateauing.”

While the Potomac River is clearly not what the Washington Post in 1951 called an “open sewer,” for the first time in a decade, the river’s health has declined, reported the Potomac Conservancy last month, falling from a grade of B to B- and still unsafe for swimming or fishing.

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ArPets: Appreciating Our Pets this Thanksgiving

Local rescues are reporting that pet adoption is at an all-time high with more people working from home and looking for joy and companionship.

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Planting for the Future in Great Falls

GFCA works with Fairfax County Park Authority for new trees

The new maple and white oak are not the same.

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Talking Turkey, ‘Respectable’ Birds

Virginia has around 180,000 turkeys, elusive in the woods and fields.

Alan Warburton did a double take when he spotted a wild turkey ambling across his Mount Vernon yard in the Tauxemont community in April.

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Alexandria Shop Small Week Nov. 27-Dec. 6

Holiday promotion supports local businesses.

Small Business Saturday, a movement that began 10 years ago in an effort to drive holiday shoppers to small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has expanded into the first Alexandria Shop Small Week.

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Volunteers Clean Up Parks, Highways in Fairfax County

Several volunteer groups undertook clean-up efforts around the county on Nov. 14, including the Laurel Hill Park Volunteer Team’s (PVT) vine removal at the Central Green under the Park Authority, and the Springfield District Democrats’ (SDDC) road cleanup under the VDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program.

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New Giant Opens at Springfield Plaza

With no interruption in service to loyal Springfield Plaza customers as promised, Giant opened their new, larger, 50,000 square foot store with enhanced features at the Plaza at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.

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ArPets: Try Not To Be a Semiprick This Thanksgiving

I'm obsessed with my beagle's upper lip.

Potomac Home Sales: October, 2020

In October, 2020, 62 Potomac homes sold between $4,300,000-$480,000.

Potomac Home Sales: October, 2020

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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.

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Dogs To Return To the People’s House

With the Biden presidential victory, an engaging tradition will be restored to the White House – occupancy by a pet dog.

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ArPets: Meet Ariel: She Never Let the Diaper Get Her Down

If she ever had a family, we'll never know.

Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

55+ Programs are virtual or outdoors, following the Governor’s Forward Virginia guidelines.

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Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington is a Tree Sanctuary

Tree Stewards help label trees; some are ‘unusual.’

When a Tree Steward finishes the training course to become a steward, they are supposed to know how to identify a tree, in any season.

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