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Marilyn Campbell

Freelance Reporter

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The Value of Intergenerational Relationships

The lives of both youth and seniors are enhanced by meaningful connections.

Bringing seniors and youth together for meaningful relationships can be mutually beneficial.

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Leveling the Playing Field in School

Advocating for children with special needs or learning disabilities

When Lisa Lightner's son Kevin was two years old, she discovered that he would need special learning support in school.

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New Community with Park-Like Environment in McLean

Park Grove neighborhood inspired by former National Parks Director George Hartzog

A former public servant’s creative vision and dedication to preserving parklands was the inspiration behind a new residential area in Northern Virginia.

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Wellbeing: When a Loved One Is Hospitalized with Covid-19

Coping with separation and uncertainty

For years, being able to talk with his mother, Carole Isaacs, nearly every day was a gift that Marc Stern treasured, so when he was unable to reach her for several days, he became concerned.

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Sorority Sisters Celebrate Vice President Kamala Harris

Joy, tears and hope about this historic moment in history

Wearing their sorority’s signature strand of pearls and clothing in shades of pink and green, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority members Martha Coleman and Shirley Dickerson Taylor were filled with awe and jubilation as they watched their sorority sister and fellow Historically Black College and University (HBCU) alum Kamala Harris, sworn in as Vice President of the United States.

Helping Children Navigate Anxiety

Sharing feelings, listening without judgement during current political turmoil

As communities cope with the shock of daunting images of the recent riot at the U.S. Capitol, the mental health toll on children and teens can be significant but go unnoticed, say local therapists.

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Master Bath Gets Minor Overhaul with Major Impact

Simple changes add storage and light.

When the owners of a condominium in a high-rise building in Alexandria decided to give their master bathroom an update, they knew that the basic footprint of the space could not be altered.

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HomeLifeStyle: Arlington Home Gets a Facelift

New design includes additional space for growing family

When the owners of a cozy and laid-back home in Arlington decided to enlarge their 1,600-square-foot abode to better accommodate their growing family, they sought help from architect Michael Winn.

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HomeLifeStyle: Sunroom with an Abundance of Light

Large windows make the space bright and airy.

When the owners of a colonial, built in 1963 in Potomac, Md. decided to renovate their home, they wanted to make sure the traditional charm was maintained in an updated aesthetic that allows for streams of natural light.

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HomeLifeStyle: Creating a Calm Interior

Soothing spaces offer serenity during difficult times.

In the current times of turbulence and uncertainty, many are looking for a haven for serenity and calm.

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