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Bonds on the Ballot

Arlington puts $200 million in bonds to a public vote.

This year, Arlington is putting the fate of $219 million in the hands of its citizens. On the Nov. 4 ballot, residents will have a chance to vote on four major bonds.

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Signature Stages ‘Elmer Gantry’

Musical about charismatic preacher/salesman plays through Nov. 9.

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging the musical, “Elmer Gantry,” through Nov. 9.

Q&A: RB Young Helps Wakefield to First Winning Season Since 1983

Junior has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in eight games.

Wakefield junior running back Leon Young has rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season.

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‘Property Genealogy’

Researching the life of a house.

When “a house” becomes “my home” it assumes a unique identity. According to George Combs, manager, Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Public Library, that transformation explains the steady stream of visitors, be they “retirees with time on their hands or new homeowners once they have settled in,” seeking what Combs calls “property genealogy.”

Supporting Streetcar

The following open letter was addressed to Aubrey L. Layne, Jr. Secretary of Transportation Commonwealth of Virginia.

As members of the Arlington County General Assembly delegation, we strongly support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s commitment to provide funding for the regional streetcar system that the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has included in its six-year improvement program.

Letters

Paying It Forward

I wanted to extend a big thank you to all the folks in Arlington who take the time, effort, and expense to decorate their homes for Halloween and who pass out candy to eager trick-or-treaters.

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Arlington Strong

Wardian leads local runners in 39th Marine Corps Marathon.

It’s been a busy month for Michael Wardian. The 40-year-old Arlington resident took to the starting line of the 39th Marine Corps Marathon to run his third marathon in 21 days with a 50-mile race added to the mix.

‘Flourishing After 55’

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Nov.10-15.

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Nov.10-15.

The Real Cancer Heroes

Commentary

"I didn’t have a choice.” Nine years later, after three surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, my wife and I are still having the same conversation.

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Local Foundation Promotes Campus Safety

The VTV Family Outreach Foundation, a Centreville-based national non-profit campus safety advocacy organization, held their 2014 annual meeting last weekend at the Sheraton Reston Hotel. VTV was formed by the families of victims and survivors of the April 16, 2007 mass shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech.

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Wakefield Football Earning Respect

Yorktown coach Hanson, players praise Warriors.

The Wakefield football program, which hasn't produced a winning season wince 1983, is 5-2 this season.

Vihstadt Fights To Keep Seat

Incumbent John Vihstadt fights to keep seat and kick out the streetcar.

After 15 years of a Democratic-controlled County Board in Arlington, John Vihstadt, an Independent, has been throwing a few wrenches into the board’s plans.

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Facing Off in County Board Rematch

Democrat Alan Howze campaigning for comeback victory.

Things did not go well in Alan Howze in the previous election.

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Senior Olympics Takes Spotlight

Hundreds participate for Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Whack! Smack! These were the constant sounds going back and forth during the pickleball finals at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington.

Foundation Honors Reinsch

The Arlington Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently selected Lola C. Reinsch as the recipient of the 2014 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award.

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