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A Kitchen for the Ages

McLean couple gets modern, spacious kitchen.

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Creating a Free-Flowing Kitchen

Remodel yields brighter space.

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Trends in Gift Giving

From charitable to sustainable, shopping ideas to please even the pickiest.

Manners in the Tech Age

Etiquette classes aim to teach the lost art of manners.

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Local Designers Help Light Up the Season

Tastemakers create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths and a menorah for charity.

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Updating the Kitchen

New space includes a suite of stainless steel appliances.

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Adding an In-law Suite

Home expanded to make room for three generations.

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Creating Balance During the Holidays

Advanced planning is one of the keys to seasonal harmony.

Boosting a Child’s Self-Esteem

A positive self image is a lifelong gift.

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Inside D.C. Design House

In its 10th year, showcase home raises money for charity.

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Alzheimer’s Walk Raises More Than $267,000

Thousands gather to raise money and awareness.

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Staying Socially Connected After Retirement

Volunteering and maintaining familial relationships can help seniors stay plugged in.

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New Year, New Teacher

How to identify effective teachers.

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Enlarged and Updated

1970s Fairfax kitchen gets a makeover.

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Designers for DC Design House Revealed

Local tastemakers selected to give home a makeover for charity.

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The Psychology of Color

Using color to set the mood in a space.

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Healthy and in Season

From juicy apples to hearty cabbage, how to reap the health benefits of fall produce.

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Time for School

Making the transition from summer to the classroom.

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NOVA Hosts Eclipse Viewing Party

A “huge scientific phenomenon.”

NOVA Selects New Dean of Nursing

Marsha Atkins Ph.D., has taken the helm.

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Local experts offer instruction in safe viewing.

Saving Your Skin

How to prevent sun damage while enjoying summer vacation.

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Sun Protective Clothing

Stylish, comfortable and good for you

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Summer Book Clubs for Children

Ideal time to instill a love of reading, say experts.

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Small Home Gets Big Honor

Old Town home is finalist in national contest.

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Redefining Space

Designer thinks outside the proverbial box.

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Recreating a Childhood Oasis

Home features chef’s kitchen and saltwater pool.

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Wellbeing: Meditation as Medicine

Practice linked to improvements in health.

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Finding the Right Mentor

A mentor can brighten a young person’s future.

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Patio Ready for Summer?

The latest in furniture and accessories for alfresco entertaining.

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Getting Hurt in the Gym

Strategies for preventing and treating workout injuries.

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Safety in the Water

Water Safety Month designed to educate public in advance of summer swimming.

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Home on Cameron Opens in Old Town Alexandria

New store offers assortment of home furnishings.

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Expanding Family, Expanding Home

WINN Design + Build honored for remodeling Arlington home.

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Walk-In Closet Design Ideas

From chandeliers to luxury seating, the options are plentiful.

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Nursing Camp for High School Students

Campers will get a real-world view of the nursing profession.

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Fighting Summer Brain Drain

Academic camps keep minds engaged when school is out.

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Easter Table Design Ideas

Local tastemakers offer spring table setting and centerpiece ideas.

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Fit for the Golden Years

Exercises for strength, endurance, balance and aerobics are key.

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Backyard Adventure

Ideas for a spring break family staycation.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Local educators share strategies for getting children to practice music.

When Linda Gulyn’s son entered high school and asked to quit his clarinet lessons, the Arlington mother of four declined his request.

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Herndon Artist Lisa Tureson Exhibits at Touchstone Gallery, D.C.

Oak Hill-Herndon-based artist Lisa Tureson celebrated the opening reception of her latest exhibit Scribbles: an Urban Art Series, on Friday March 3, 2017 at Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Ave., NW.

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Sow Now, Reap this Spring

Getting a garden and yard ready for warm weather.

One of the most anticipated sights of spring is a garden in bloom.

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Kitchen Design Trends to Expect in 2017

Local designers share popular design ideas.

Those looking for kitchen design ideas have a new source of inspiration: the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) list of trends for 2017.

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Beware Early Allergy Season

Experts offer suggestions for preventing and treating allergy symptoms.

Those experiencing Itchy, watery eyes and seemingly endless sneezing know that spring allergy season is getting an early start this year thanks to this season’s mild winter weather.

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Matching Pets to Their Owners

Animal shelters’ counselors help families find the right fit when seeking a pet adoption.

Natasha had been abandoned and was wandering the streets of Arlington under the blaze of a hot summer sun when she was rescued and taken to a local shelter.

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Celebrating Black History Month

Educators say these lessons are urgently needed in current racial climate.

Even though Elavie Ndura knows that it is a daunting challenge to help children grasp the entirety of the African American experience in the shortest month of the year, each February she and other educators give it their best effort.

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Honoring the Past and Present

A home with both a rich history and modern conveniences is on the market in Fairfax.

When Betsy Rutkowski purchased her Fairfax home, she was drawn to its rich history and the childhood memories which it evoked.

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City House, Country House

Home offers sunny interior and bucolic surroundings.

European craftsmanship, a free-flowing floor plan and light-filled rooms characterize a home that was designed according to the vision of a local jurist.

Planning for Summer Camp

Local camp fairs help families navigate the maze of summer camp offerings.

In an effort to confront religious intolerance, a group of local middle school students will attend a camp aimed at bringing together children from different religions and giving them the chance to come together, make new friendships, visit houses of worship, learn about other traditions and practice dialogue to confront Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism.

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