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Potomac Author Uses Novel Approach for Book Launch

Just in time for a good summer read, Potomac author Aimee Agresti planned to introduce her new novel, The Summer Set, in all the usual ways.

Opinion: Commentary: Unemployment Crisis Throughout the Commonwealth

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic that is not health-related remains the ongoing unemployment crisis throughout the Commonwealth.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Fairfax County Budget Affects Lives

The large budget adopted at the recent Board of Supervisors meeting has a very real effect on the lives of workers and taxpayers in Fairfax County.

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Parents Rally to Fill Arlington Food Gaps

It began with the discussions at the regular Wednesday morning mom’s meeting at Kenmore Elementary and morphed into an effort to provide food to needy families in Arlington.

Potomac High School and College Seniors Please Share

High school and college seniors are invited to tell their graduation story for the Potomac Almanac’s June 10 issue.

Potomac Community Village Offers Programs Open to Public

Potomac Community Village is sponsoring two programs for the community in early June.

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Coronavirus in Arlington Week 11

Life goes on in Arlington through sign language.

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Alexandria’s Week in Coronavirus

OPENING NOW: Northern Virginia will open into Phase 1 on Thursday, May 28.

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Potomac’s Week in Coronavirus

200,000: Maryland surpassed 200,000 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state’s population, and now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to Marylanders who may have been exposed to the disease even if they do not have symptoms.

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Arlington’s Week in Coronavirus

OPENING NOW: Northern Virginia will open into Phase 1 on Thursday, May 28.

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Mourning Amid COVID-19 in Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery restricts Memorial Day observances.

Masks were worn. Distances were kept. At Arlington National Cemetery, only those with family passes were allowed to enter the hallowed grounds May 25 to observe Memorial Day and pay tribute to fallen veterans.

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Arlington Graduates: Can’t Rain on Their Parade

Graduates cobble together a memorable event despite virus.

A few ebullient graduates, keeping social distance, came to the Marymount campus on Saturday to pose for “graduation pictures,” even going so far as to throw their mortar boards in the air and catch them to simulate one of the great joys of finally receiving a degree.

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Claudia Morales Is Arlington’s 2020 Foster Parent of the Year

Arlington's foster parent program will face major need post-pandemic.

How often does a young, single, professional person have the desire and capacity to become a foster parent? Claudia Morales of Arlington did. Nine times. Morales was officially approved in 2015 to become a foster parent, and since then she has had 9 children join her family.

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Honoring Fallen ‘in a Smaller Way’ in Herndon, Reston Area

Memorial Day 2020

Michael Cutler is 2nd Vice Commander and Avenue of Flags coordinator at The Wayne M. Kidwell American Legion Post 184 Herndon-Reston. In preparation for Memorial Day Observances, he and others usually gathered at dawn at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in the Town of Herndon. In two-person teams, in all types of weather, Veterans and volunteers dropped poles into the ground. Then they raised the 64 casket flags in their care donated by families of interred veterans, creating an Avenue of Flags, a patriotic feature flanking the entrance into the cemetery: 2020 was different.

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Lake Anne House Senior Housing Project in Reston Closes

Long-awaited $86 million project commences this summer.

Christy Zeitz is CEO of the Fellowship Square Foundation (Fellowship). The nonprofit organization owns and operates the two aging 1970s era buildings that make up the Lake Anne Fellowship House on North Shore Drive in Reston. On Friday, May 22, Fellowship and Enterprise Community Development (Enterprise) announced they closed on the innovative $86 million development plan for the New Lake Anne House in Reston, built along North Shore Drive near the intersection with Village Road.