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Arlington Weekend Fun: April 29-May 8

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Events in Arlington Co., Va.

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Snapshot: Second Chances

Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the State of Virginia, outlines the state’s recent legislation addressing the problems and challenges of prisoners.

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Arlington Neighborhood Outlook: Along the Corridor

New retail and commercial spaces fill Rosslyn and Ballston.

Indoor-outdoor dining is the new trend, according to Rosslyn BID President Mary-Claire Burick.

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Arlington County Board Passes Budget Mostly as Proposed

Affordable Housing Investment Fund gets boost from 2016 leftovers.

Between the County Manager Mark Schwartz’s budget proposal in February and the final adoption on April 19, little had changed.

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Arlington: Panel Discusses Reinstatement of Virginia Parole

U.S. tops world incarceration rates.

Al Schuman says "three strikes and you're out," instituted in 1995, was one of the biggest mistakes of the country. Twenty years ago, the Commonwealth adopted legislation to abolish discretionary parole and adopted the Truth-in-Sentencing (TIS), which required offenders to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences.

Arlington: County Honors Master Gardener

Judy Funderburk, a volunteer who has logged more than 6,000 hours of service to the community, much of it nurturing the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, is Arlington County’s 2015 Bill Thomas Outstanding Park Service Volunteer Award winner.

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Arlington: Resolve to Run Raises $11,500 for Emergency Needs

George Washington Parkway Classic effort proves successful.

Arlington Thrive was one of the many local safety net groups represented at the George Washington Parkway Classic race on Sunday April 24.

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Arlington Snapshot: Fiesta-Val Music Festival

Yorktown Chamber Choir Wins Superior First Place at the Fiesta-Val Music Festival in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on April 22.

Arlington Column: Veto Session Keeps Virginia in Mainstream

Every April, the General Assembly returns to Richmond for a one-day “veto session.” This is when we vote on Governor McAuliffe’s amendments to bills — and his vetoes of bills — that passed during our regular winter session. We accept or reject the amendments, and sustain or override the vetoes; then, as citizen legislators, we return to our communities. For the rest of the year, much of our

Arlington: Founder of Women’s Group Awed by Growth of Her ‘Squad’

Ever-growing network of friends.

When Arlington resident Jessica Lehman first moved to the D.C.-metropolitan area from New Orleans last fall, she never expected that making friends would be a challenge. Having spent nearly 10 years in the perhaps friendlier state of Louisiana, Lehman said she never had trouble finding female peers to bond with. Where college, law school and even rigorous law firm life didn’t pose challenges to amassing friends, her move last year to Arlington surprisingly did.

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Transitway Comes to Arlington

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the launch of joint Arlington-Alexandria bus service.

“This is Arlington,” said Sandra Borden from the Crystal City Civic Association as she points across Glebe Road, “and over there, that’s Alexandria.”

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Arlington: Streetscape Improvements for Rosslyn

With a series of new furnishings, the streetscapes of Rosslyn might start to look a little more vibrant. Within this year, Lucia deCorde, president and urban design director of the Rosslyn BID, said that Rosslyn residents and visitors will begin to see wayfinding posts, informational stalls, new benches and vegetation along the sidewalks.

Arlington Snapshot: Gulf Branch Blacksmith

Meyer Kachel is stretching out the hot metal to the size of his pinkie and will pound it “really thin and curl it into a key fob.”

Arlington Letter: Hardly Non-Partisan

Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to the article [April 13-19 edition] entitled, “More than Tolerance,” about the Muslim Town Hall Meeting held April 9 at the Arlington Library.

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Arlington Snapshot: Resolve to Run Final Week

Participants have raised $3,200 out of $16,000 goal.

On Saturday, April 9, runners gathered for a brunch buffet at the Army Navy Country Club to celebrate the end of their 3-month training period. Reece Preisser and Chevy Gallegos came out to run the final training run/walk and join their mothers for the carb-loading breakfast. The youngest registered runner in the Arlington Thrive fundraising run is 12: the oldest is 71. The race will take place Sunday, April 24. So far, the runners have raised $3,200 in funds for Thrive. Residents who want to support the effort can do so on the www.youcaring.com website or send a check to Arlington Thrive, PO Box 7429 Arlington, VA 22207 with the name of the runner they support on the memo line.

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