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Arlington: Draft Childcare Regulations Withdrawn

Controversy forces County Board to reconsider regulations.

The Arlington County Board on Feb. 23 pulled draft revisions of Chapter 52 child care regulations from the public comment website after voluminous comments, "some quite pointed," had been received criticizing a number of the draft provisions.

Art of Driving Scholarship Expands Eligibility Outside Fairfax County

After the first few years being open only to Lake Braddock Secondary School Students, the Art of Driving college scholarship in honor of Lake Braddock student Ashley Thompson expanded to all Fairfax County High Schools.

Arlington: Screening of 'Princess Bride' Draws Full House

Annual “Princess Bride” Valentine’s Day screening at Arlington Drafthouse.

Love. Revenge. A clever hero. A beautiful princess. Sword fights. “The Princess Bride” has everything anyone could want in a Valentine’s Day movie, which is how the classic film became an annual tradition at the Arlington Drafthouse, which shows the movie, along with a magic show or stand up, every Feb. 14.

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Arlington Snapshot: Shared Goals

Arlington Public Library staff presented the The Reading Connection with a check for more than $2,400 — representing a $1 donation from the Friends of the Arlington Public Library for each person who completed 2015 Summer Reading.

Brief: Preserving Arlington’s Past

The county’s History Task Force has made its final recommendations to the county manager for how to preserve Arlington’s history online. Using an online survey, they garneted 450 responses, to determine how to make archival information available to residents online in the most effective way.

Arlington: College Applications Submitted — The Long Wait Begins

Navigating the process to admission.

The waiting begins for four Arlington high school seniors who have submitted their college applications due in early January. They discuss the college application process, the details, frustrations and strategies.

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Jefferson Site: From Rejection to Approval

County decision ends year-long fight over traffic congestion and park space.

At its first 2015 meeting in January, the Arlington County Board voted not to approve Arlington Public Schools’ (APS) plan to build a new elementary school adjacent to the Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

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Arlington Snapshot: Christmas Carols

Arlington House, the Lee-Custis residence General Robert E. Lee left behind when he agreed to lead the Confederate Army, once again resonated with the sounds of Christmas, with handbell ringing on Saturday, Dec. 12, and Yorktown’s Chamber Choir on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, from 2-4 p.m.

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Opera for Arlington Children

Nonprofit exposes students to opera.

From the children’s reaction, you’d think it was a cartoon show. Or a puppet show. Maybe a circus? But no, it was … an opera.

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Arlington Snapshot: New Little Free Library

Arlington’s newest Little Free Library opened on Oct. 27 at 1723 North Veitch Street. The new mini library, which offers free books to share from a free-standing wooden box, is the result of a collaboration between Lynn Borton, the library’s steward and founder, and the local nonprofit affordable housing organization, AHC Inc.

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Arlington Snapshot: Bringing Opera into Public Schools

Virginia Opera has launched an initiative to provide free in-school opera performances for elementary school students.

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Arlington: 20 Students Participate in Young Entrepreneurs Program

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce kicked off the 2015-2016 academic year of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) on Wednesday, Oct. 28 with a parent and student orientation.

Arlington Brief: All County Schools Fully Accredited

The Virginia Department of Education announced last week that all Arlington schools are fully accredited for the 2015-16 school year based on last year’s Standards of Learning (SOL) test results.

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Arlington: Marking ‘Lights On Afterschool’

Arlington’s Out of School Time providers celebrated after school programs and their role in the lives of children, families and communities on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Carver Community Center.

Arlington: Kramer Receives Teacher Scholarship

Arlington resident Alina Kramer, a Virginia Tech senior double majoring in mathematics and human development, received the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship.