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Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

Suicide Walk-a-Thon brings awareness

The pandemic's psychological and socioeconomic fallout may be driving an accelerated trend in depressive symptoms and suicide ideation, attempts, and deaths in Fairfax County, reported experts in mental health at the "Fight Suicide" Walk-a-Thon at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston held Aug. 21.

Calendar and Entertainment: Potomac

Calendar and Entertainment: Potomac

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White’s Ferry Running for 2022?

Eminent domain, condemnation, or more negotiation?

When Chuck and Stacy Kuhn purchased White’s Ferry in February, they eagerly told their nine children the plan.

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Glenstone Expands Visitor Capacity

Guaranteed admission for students, active military personnel, museum professionals, and Ride-On Bus passengers, and extended summer hours

Visiting hours to the Faith Ringgold exhibition, Glenstone walking trails and patio extended until 7 p.m., through Sept. 5

Potomac Senior Centers and Senior Activities

Potomac Senior Centers and Senior Activities

Opinion: Column: Hopping and Hoping

As I approach my four-week anniversary of "the burning," I do so with cautious optimism that one day soon, I'll be walking upright once again and doing so without the assistance of my walker.

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Design Ideas to Welcome Fall

Small changes in home accessories can transform a space.

When it comes to interior design, attention to even the smallest of details took on new importance over the past year.

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Snakeheads Are Thriving in Area Waters

Snakeheads taste like a tender pork chop, some say.

They lurk in the murky, sluggish shallows, their elongated bodies and splotchy, brown skin camouflaged in the shoreline’s woody detritus and dense vegetation.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Olympic Gators

Phoebe Bacon '20 and Katie Ledecky '15, both of Stone Ridge, swim in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It is essentially unheard of to have two Olympians from the same high school participate in the Olympics together, said Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, which had alumnae Phoebe Bacon (Class of 2020) and Katie Ledecky (Class of 2015) swim for Team USA in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Montgomery County Council Seeks Delay in 270/495 Agreement

Montgomery County Council sent a letter to the Maryland Board of Public Works on Aug. 9, requesting that a vote on the pre-development agreement for the state's public-private partnership to build toll lanes on I-270 and I-495 wait until after the report from the state's financial advisor and bond counsel is complete.

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Glenstone Museum Expands Visitor Capacity

Guaranteed admission for students, active military personnel, museum professionals, and Ride-On Bus passengers, and extended summer hours

Visiting hours to the Faith Ringgold exhibition, Glenstone walking trails and patio extended until 7 p.m., through Sept. 5

Rating Agencies Reaffirm Maryland’s AAA Bond Rating

Maryland State Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp announced earlier this month that the three major bond rating agencies have reaffirmed the State's AAA bond rating, all with stable outlooks, in advance of the upcoming competitive sale of up to $615.0 million of tax-exempt new money bonds and negotiated sale of up to $241.4 million of tax-exempt forward refunding bonds.

Opinion: Commentary: Biden Can Do More to Keep Guns Out of Unsafe Hands

How badly do we want to reduce gun violence in America, whether from suicides, mass shootings, domestic violence or some combination of the above?

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Pressure for Athletic Success Can Lead to Stress

Balancing the need for athletic achievement with emotional wellbeing

Practicing with her club track team three days each week, training with a private coach on the other four days and balancing a challenging academic workload led to a stressful school year for Alexandria high school senior Alexis McCormick.

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Potomac Streets Were Named for Defenders of Slavery

Now those streets bear the names of two important leaders of the historic African-American Scotland community.

Joined by the families of Geneva Mason and William Dove, three new street signs were installed in Potomac to honor these two African American historical figures and replace signs named after Confederate generals.