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The Work of Bees, Birds and Butterflies Officially Recognized

National Pollinator Week notes the importance of pollination to the food chain.

Pollinator week

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Front Line Medical Staff Get New Tennis Shoes

Local athletic shoe companies donate special shoes to medical staff Impacted by COVID-19.

New shoes for medical workers.

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Mount Vernon Farmers Market To Open in May

It could pave the way for more as the county could gradually reopen.

Some Farmers Markets to open in May

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Are Hospitals in Northern Virginia Ready?

Projections show a critical lack of hospital beds and ICU beds.

Northern Virginia’s health care system could be overwhelmed by an influx of patients infected with the novel coronavirus, according to an assessment from the Harvard Global Health Institute. The projections show hospitals in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria could quickly fill their available beds with patients, forcing administrators to either expand capacity or make the kind of life-and-death decisions about care that Italy has been forced into by the crisis.

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Area Residents Bike To Work

Plenty of juice, fruit and enthusiasm.

Area Residents Bike To Work

Report Shows Geographic Disparities in Health in Virginia

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Help CYA Deliver Holiday Cheer to Children with Cancer

Childhood Cancer Volunteers

‘Confidence through Accomplishment’

Girls on the Run is in local elementary schools.

Girls on the Run is in local elementary schools.

News This Week

News Briefs

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Lorton: Community Outlook 2017

Ongoing Area Developments

The Connection keeps a running list of land use projects being planned, under construction and nearing completion in the community. The list is updated quarterly.

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Fairfax County: Tour de Mount Vernon

Supervisor Storck leads inaugural cross-district bike ride

“I wanted to get a ride in this year,” Storck told a group of 20 to 30 riders, himself bundled up in several layers and a neon green high-visibility jacket. The objective, Storck said, was to tour some of the trails and roadways running through Mount Vernon District, and along the way discuss some of the near to distant development plans for the area.

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Quarterback Promotes ‘Phones Down. Touchdown.’ Initiative

Redskins’ quarterback urges region to put phones down while behind the wheel.

“If I get sacked in a game, I can get back up and move onto the next play — for the most part,” he said. “But when you text and drive, you might not get back up.”

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Burke, Fairfax Station, Springfield: Great Dads Turns 20

Nonprofit celebrates two decades training fathers to be better parents.

“I remember leaving the conference and driving past the exit for my office,” Stafford said, “looking back and seeing my briefcase, thinking about all the things I needed to get done, or thought I did.” But Stafford passed the exit, drove home and surprised his wife. He announced the family would be going to the zoo, “a nice little daycation.”

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Updated List of Shelters for the Homeless

Shelter Information

NVRC has updated the list of shelters for the homeless, drop in centers and winter shelters in the region: Visit http://www.novaregion.org/index.aspx?NID=174

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Bumped, Bruised, Better

Springfield man recovers from mid-race Ironman accident.

Bill Vitaletti of Springfield had fractured his jaw in three places, broken a bone in his eye socket, chipped a tooth and cracked two other teeth that would eventually have to be pulled. But he didn’t know any of that at the time. What he knew was he still had at least 20 miles left to bike and 26.2 miles to run before completing his first Ironman triathlon.

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