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Arlington: Masonic Lodge, Leader Honored

Awards reflect local lodge’s community service.

At its annual state convention last month, The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia Free & Accepted Masons bestowed its two highest honors for fraternal year 2014-15 upon an Arlington unit and its leader.

Arlington: $200,000 Raised for Doorways’ Programs

Community members gave more than $200,000 to Doorways for Women and Families during its sixth annual Brighter Futures Breakfast on Sept. 25.

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Arlington Brief: Highway Safety Supervisor Struck

Virginia State Police were on scene of a traffic crash in the right southbound lane of Interstate 395, less than a mile south of the Ridge Road overpass on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10:16 p.m.

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Arlington Snapshot: Cleanup on North Stuart

Arlington County crews worked into Saturday night, Oct. 3, clearing a tree that fell Friday on the 1200 block of N. Stuart Street. No one was injured but a UPS truck in the street was hit and power was knocked out to the area, which includes Washington-Lee High School. Lights were restored a few hours later.

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Reston: South Lakes Football Improves to 4-1 With Win Over Washington-Lee

Seahawks sophomore QB Miles throws two touchdown passes, runs for one.

The South Lakes football team beat Washington-Lee 28-2 on Friday.

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Arlington: Wakefield RB Committee Plows Through Mount Vernon

Warriors rush for 360 yards during 45-0 victory over Majors.

The Wakefield football team beat Mount Vernon 45-0 Thursday.

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Synetic Theater Presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Arlington theater does Gothic version of Lewis Carroll classic fairy tale with dialogue.

Alice’s story by Lewis Carroll takes a sharp turn as she falls down the rabbit hole into the dark and mysterious Wonderland. Artistic directors Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili combine their signature cinematic-style with a script by recent Helen Hayes Award nominee Lloyd Rose, that promises to be a fresh take on this fairy tale of the absurd.

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I-66: Toll Road

VDOT plans to break I-66 gridlock with new tolls and HOV requirements.

It’s not news that I-66 is a congested mess. It wasn’t a surprise to Deputy Secretary of Transportation Nick Donohue when Gov. Terry McAuliffe said it needed to be fixed, and the Arlington County Board wasn’t shocked to hear changes are underway to try to reduce the gridlock during peak hours.

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Arlington: Kenmore Incorporates Arts and Technology into Learning

“Connect and engage. Expect and empower."

Kenmore Middle School at 200 S. Glen Carlyn Springs Road is celebrating 20 years of integrating Arts and Communications Technology into the curriculum.

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Arlington Snapshots: Clarendon Day

The street was lined with pizza stacked high, chili tasting booths for the International Chili Cookoff Tournament, one-hour free yoga giveaways, craft beer and a sangria booth, five bands playing all day, balloons and face painting for Clarendon Day on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Arlington: Marymount Students Blessed by Pope Francis

Seeing Pope Francis for 10 seconds outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was worth the commitment of an entire day for Jimmy Carroll, a Marymount University junior from Alexandria.

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Arlington Snapshot: Talking about Investing

Kaley Burlingame, of Arlington, a Virginia Tech senior majoring in accounting and finance in the Pamplin College of Business, made her national television debut last month on CNBC, a cable channel focused on business news.

Arlington: Get Paid To Talk

Voice-over work continues to grow.

Voice Coaches in conjunction with the Arlington County Public Schools will be giving a presentation, "Getting Paid to Talk," on Oct. 7 at Washington Lee High School from 6:30-9 p.m.

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Arlington: New Homeless Services Center Unveiled

”A bridge, not an end game.”

It was just a week before the new Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) Homeless Services Center was scheduled to open in Arlington.

Arlington: Operation Firesafe

Firefighters walk door-to-door to check smoke detectors.

Deputy Fire Marshal Shawn Pendo jumps into his fire marshal truck at Fire Station #4 on Hudson Street Saturday morning, Sept. 26, to join three firefighters on Operation Firesafe.