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Weichert sees success in holiday toy drive

The Weichert family of real-estate companies successfully completed its 43rd annual toy drive, collecting more than 10,100 new toys for families and children in need over the recent holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated...

Hospital philanthropic efforts nets toys, coats for holiday season

Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics on Dec. 17 organized a giant toy and coat drop-off event to enable vulnerable patients to enjoy the holidays and stay warm over the coming winter season. “The drive has received incredible support from the community,...

Fire officials warn of holiday fire threats to trees, decorations

The holiday season is a time for celebration, but also when many home fires occur, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officials said. Department leaders shared these home-fire facts from the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Association: • Between...

SoberRide initiative now in effect for holidays

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s annual SoberRide initiative, conducted in collaboration with Lyft, started for the holiday season on Dec. 17 and will continue through Jan. 1. During that period, area residents ages 21 and older can receive a no-cost...

PHOTOS: Santa wows the crowd in Fairlington

A year after his visit was a little less hand-on due to the pandemic, Santa returned to the Fairlington community on Dec. 11 (courtesy Fire Station #9) to hear the holiday wishes of all the good little boys and...

Shelter offers chance to foster pets during holidays

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is aiming to make the holiday season a little brighter both for animals in its shelter, and those who would like to spend a little time with them before embarking on a permanent...

‘Old School’ column: Deck the halls!

OK, so we didn’t exactly have HALLS to deck, but we took our decorating seriously back in the Middle America of the 1950s.

Ecumenical ‘Blue Christmas’ service set for Great Falls

The Great Falls Area Ministries, a coalition of local religious organizations, will host a “Blue Christmas” service of remembrance and hope on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. at Great Falls Library. The annual event is designed to offer solace...

Parishioners to go caroling across McLean neighborhoods

The community is invited to join parishioners of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in caroling around the neighborhood of the church on Sunday, Dec. 12 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Preceding the event at 2 p.m., there will be cocoa, cookies and a...

On Stage: Holiday theater production evokes a simpler time

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” Vienna Theatre Company’s latest show, may pose something of a mystery for younger audiences. Instead of wading through piles of wrapping paper to play with a heap of cheap Chinese-made toys before immersing themselves, zombie-like,...
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