“The Tale of Trails” in Fairfax County

Fairfax County has an extensive system of walking and biking trails suited for safe exercise, and Fairfax County’s Parks and Recreation Department works tirelessly to give residents ample opportunities to enjoy themselves in the outdoors. Many trails, for example, [...]

Social Security Loopholes Take a Hit

New changes to Social Security rules close off two popular loopholes. Will they affect your benefits? As part of last year’s Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Congress approved some major changes to Social Security which could impact your benefits. [...]

A Growing Public Art Tradition

ChalkFest at Reston Town Center returns Sept. 9 and 10 By Janet Rems, IPAR Communications Chair Chalk by its very nature is an ephemeral artistic medium. But the fun and satisfaction—and camaraderie if done as a group—derived from uninhibitedly [...]

The Kidsave Story

(In the words of Terry Baugh, founder and president) [BACKGROUND NOTE:] In 1993, Washington, D.C. marketing communications manager Terry Baugh traveled to Russia to adopt a child. She was not prepared for what she saw. The orphanage was a [...]

Girls on the Run of NOVA

Is Working to Build Strong, Confident, and Healthy Girls in Northern Virginia Did you know more than half of girls experience a drop in confidence when they hit puberty? A 2014 study on puberty and confidence found only 19 [...]

2016 Lake Anne Chalk Festival

On June 11th and 12th, Lake Anne Plaza turned into a Chalk Art Museum organized by IPAR (Initiative for Public Art—Reston). Participants of all ages and skills created amazing sidewalk art. First prize in the Professional Artist category went [...]

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