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Land Acquired Near Springfield for New Inova Medical Campus

Changes coming to area close to the metro and town center.

Inova Medical Campus

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The Work of Bees, Birds and Butterflies Officially Recognized

National Pollinator Week notes the importance of pollination to the food chain.

Pollinator week

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Front Line Medical Staff Get New Tennis Shoes

Local athletic shoe companies donate special shoes to medical staff Impacted by COVID-19.

New shoes for medical workers.

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Mount Vernon Farmers Market To Open in May

It could pave the way for more as the county could gradually reopen.

Some Farmers Markets to open in May

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Are Hospitals in Northern Virginia Ready?

Projections show a critical lack of hospital beds and ICU beds.

Northern Virginia’s health care system could be overwhelmed by an influx of patients infected with the novel coronavirus, according to an assessment from the Harvard Global Health Institute. The projections show hospitals in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria could quickly fill their available beds with patients, forcing administrators to either expand capacity or make the kind of life-and-death decisions about care that Italy has been forced into by the crisis.

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Area Residents Bike To Work

Plenty of juice, fruit and enthusiasm.

Area Residents Bike To Work

Report Shows Geographic Disparities in Health in Virginia

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Bike Connectivity Part of Discussion at FABB Meeting

County supervisors highlight bike efforts in Mount Vernon and Lee Districts.

Biking plans for area examined

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Healing at ‘Empirical Grace’

West Springfield alumni opens acupuncture office in Springfield.

Acupuncture in Springfield

Give Blood, Save Lives

Critical blood shortage prompts Red Cross to issue emergency call for donations.

Critical blood shortage prompts Red Cross to issue emergency call for donations.

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New Bike Parking Rack at Springfield Plaza

New Bike Parking Rack at Springfield Plaza

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Springfield: Community Outlook 2017

Springfield Area Ongoing Developments

The Connection keeps a running list of land use projects being planned, under construction and nearing completion in the community. The list is updated quarterly.

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Opioid Treatment Service Jan. 17

Addiction Help

As you are well aware, the heroin and opioid dependency problem is growing across the nation, the Commonwealth, and our community is not being spared. The CSB has adjusted resources to help meet this critical demand for people seeking treatment; a new program begins soon. We need your help spreading the word about it. The CSB is holding an open forum for anyone who is seeking help for a loved one or knows of someone who might need help.

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Fairfax County: Tour de Mount Vernon

Supervisor Storck leads inaugural cross-district bike ride

“I wanted to get a ride in this year,” Storck told a group of 20 to 30 riders, himself bundled up in several layers and a neon green high-visibility jacket. The objective, Storck said, was to tour some of the trails and roadways running through Mount Vernon District, and along the way discuss some of the near to distant development plans for the area.

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Quarterback Promotes ‘Phones Down. Touchdown.’ Initiative

Redskins’ quarterback urges region to put phones down while behind the wheel.

“If I get sacked in a game, I can get back up and move onto the next play — for the most part,” he said. “But when you text and drive, you might not get back up.”

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