Local tastemakers selected to give home a makeover for charity.
Using color to set the mood in a space.
From juicy apples to hearty cabbage, how to reap the health benefits of fall produce.
Making the transition from summer to the classroom.
A “huge scientific phenomenon.”
Marsha Atkins Ph.D., has taken the helm.
Local experts offer instruction in safe viewing.
How to prevent sun damage while enjoying summer vacation.
Stylish, comfortable and good for you
Ideal time to instill a love of reading, say experts.
Old Town home is finalist in national contest.
Designer thinks outside the proverbial box.
Home features chef’s kitchen and saltwater pool.
Practice linked to improvements in health.
A mentor can brighten a young person’s future.
The latest in furniture and accessories for alfresco entertaining.
Strategies for preventing and treating workout injuries.
Water Safety Month designed to educate public in advance of summer swimming.
New store offers assortment of home furnishings.
WINN Design + Build honored for remodeling Arlington home.
From chandeliers to luxury seating, the options are plentiful.
Campers will get a real-world view of the nursing profession.
Academic camps keep minds engaged when school is out.
Local tastemakers offer spring table setting and centerpiece ideas.
Exercises for strength, endurance, balance and aerobics are key.
Ideas for a spring break family staycation.
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.
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.
Getting a garden and yard ready for warm weather.
One of the most anticipated sights of spring is a garden in bloom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If retrieving an item from the top shelf of one’s linen closet sets off an avalanche of mismatched sheets and tattered towels, it might be time for a linen closet reorganization.
Design ideas for workspace order.
Whether located in a basement, spare bedroom or kitchen corner, one of the keys to creating a functional home office is organization.
Realistic goals and specific plans among keys to success.
Experts advise finding age-appropriate ways for children to give back.
During this season of giving thanks, opportunities for expressions of gratitude can seem ubiquitous.
Local therapists say acknowledging, reassuring are keys to easing anxiety.
On the morning after what was possibly the most adversarial election in recent history, psychologist Carolyn Lorente, Ph.D. felt an urge to send a text message to her two teenaged children.
Local tastemakers offer suggestions for creating festive tablescape.
As Thanksgiving draws near, thoughts of table settings and holiday décor abound.
From organizing to decorating, a guide for getting a house ready for visitors.
Ready or not, the holidays are coming.
Local cooking schools offer crash courses in holiday dishes.
Ever since Bernadette Lott can remember, she’s had a sweet tooth as big as a sugar cane field.
Public encouraged to learn about challenges faced by smokers with mental illness who want to quit.
Despite her mental health challenges, Deneice Valentine quit smoking in part by learning to meditate.
Local private school admissions directors share wisdom they’d offer to their own children.
From interviews to essays to standardized tests to open houses, the season for submitting independent school applications is underway. For families vying for a spot at the area’s most elite schools, the process can be fraught with anxiety, stress and confusion as parents and students wade through the myriad academic options in the Washington, D.C., region.
DC Design House was transformed by local designers to raise money for charity.
Those in search of interior design ideas now have a source of new inspirations, at least temporarily. The 2016 DC Design House is now open to the public and runs through Oct. 30.
Local orthopedic surgeons offer keys for successful joint replacement surgery.
Tired of the limited mobility and pain that have thwarted her love of foreign travel and fall hiking, Lynda S. Johnson, 72, scheduled a knee replacement surgery for later this month. She chose a doctor, found a pet sitter to watch her Cairn terrier, and enlisted her sister to live with her while she recovers. “I had been debating for months about whether to have it,” she said. “I was in so much pain, though, that I don’t really think I have anything to lose.”
Some educators say less can be more, stress balance when it comes to homework.
Paula DeMarco dreads one time of day the most: weekday evenings at 5:30. It’s the time she has set aside for her children begin their homework. That means no screen time, music or other distractions.
Northern Virginia walk set for Sept. 25
When Paula Dierkes was growing up in Arlington, she would often hear family stories of a grandfather who sat on his front porch screaming at his neighbors and asking for his shotgun. She recalls a grandmother who shut out her family, literally, by closing doors and windows when they came to visit.