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Huntley Meadows Park restores hemi-marsh - Source Washington Post
May 07,2014

You’ve heard of wetlands, but have you ever heard of a hemi-marsh? A hemi-marsh is a shallow wetland with water levels that change seasonally. It’s not a lake. The ideal hemi-marsh

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Metrorail: a car magnet - Source Washington Post
May 07,2014

Toward the end of Monday's online chat, I annoyed some readers by referring to Metro garages as car magnets. Not everyone got a proper chance to assail my conclusion,


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Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules - Source Washington Post
May 07,2014

Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

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Several Virginia Colleges Make List of 50 Most Affordable, Best Return on Investment - Source Patch
May 07,2014

Several Virginia colleges made a list of the top 50 colleges considered "most affordable and best return on your investment." The list was published Tuesday by the higher ed Web site AffordableSchools.net.


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Capitol Rotunda Reopens for Tours
May 01,2014

The rotunda inside the Capitol is back open for tours. But if you go, you'll notice something different - about 6,000 pounds of safety netting. The netting is in place to protect you from possible falling debris. Construction crews will be fixing about a thousand cracks in the dome over the next two years.

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Makeover for Potomac Yard's ugly stepsister
May 01,2014

Potomac Yard's less appealing neighbor is on the verge of a major makeover. The Oakville Triangle, owned by The Blackstone Group, fronts Jefferson Davis Highway between Potomac Yard and Del Ray, on the west side of Route 1. It is heavily industrial, and built as such, with roughly 446,000 square feet of development

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Magic of Mothers Host Math Mania - Source Connection News Papers
May 01,2014

Students from elementary and middle schools in Fairfax Station and Lorton practiced their math skills and experienced the excitement of competition by participating in the Magic of Mothers Math Mania

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In Alexandria, nearly 600 home-repair volunteers demonstrate remodel citizenry - Source Washington Post
Apr 30,2014

After an evening of rain, Saturday morning dawned bright blue as hundreds of Rebuilding Together Alexandria volunteers assembled at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria to mark National Rebuilding Day with drills




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