Balancing the need for athletic achievement with emotional wellbeing
Practicing with her club track team three days each week, training with a private coach on the other four days and balancing a challenging academic workload led to a stressful school year for Alexandria high school senior Alexis McCormick.
New choral program gives those with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments the gift of music
When Peter Midgley and his wife went on their first date, they discovered their mutual love of music.
Increased safety protocols result from climate change-induced extreme temperatures.
Some of the area’s youngest aspiring thespians are spending part of their summer honing their craft at Arlington’s Encore Stage & Studio’s camps.
Angst, readjustment as employees return to the office
More than one year after the emergence of COVID-19 and the subsequent, work-from-home mandates, many employees are heading back to the office.
Creating livable spaces that balance the security of family with the need for independence
When June Joyce’s husband died two years ago, she was lonely living alone in the sprawling Alexandria family home where the couple raised their four children.
Seniors who are 95 and older reflect on life and offer advice to younger people.
95-year-old Howard Eisenberg says he was carded recently and asked to provide proof of his age as he boarded a train on his way to visit his 80-year-old girlfriend.
Parents face a dilemma: give much needed mental break vs. boosting skills
As camps, swimming pools and simply spending time with friends were cancelled last summer and then followed by a tumultuous school year filled with uncertainty, parents are left to grapple with how to walk the fine line between catching up academically and tending to the overall well-being of their children.
Designers see uptick in requests for porches and other outdoor spaces
A longing to spend more time outside after a year-and-a-half spent inside is driving a trend in home design, including an uptick in requests for projects like screened porches and patios.
How a belief in a higher power helped some people cope with pandemic
As she experienced the emotions and uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic, Bracha Goetz turned to the tenets of her faith.
Vaccinated Seniors plan vacations, trips to reunite with family
Sifting through photos of rafting trips through Labyrinth Canyon on the tranquil waters of the Green River and hiking in the Needles district of Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, Arlene Richter recalls her past travels as she begins planning for new adventures.