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Arlington: Wakefield Boys’ Basketball Enters L.A.D.

Nhial, Treakle return for Warriors.

The Wakefield boys' basketball program will have to adapt to life without Dominique Tham.

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Arlington: Remembering Jennifer

5K race raises over $95,000 for prenatal care raised in Jennifer Bush-Lawson’s name.

Neil Lawson was on the last segment of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation’s Memorial 5k Run, but this part was the hardest.

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Transportation Strategy Update Launched

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority launches work on a six-year TransAction program.

Members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) chose an appropriate location to announce the launch of the organization’s TransAction update efforts last week.

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Arlington: Being Thankful

Thanksgiving gives all ages to pause and consider: “What are you thankful for?”

Seniors at Culpepper Garden and the Lee Senior Center Thanksgiving lunch plus pre-schoolers at a park on Harrison Street answer the question “what are you thankful for at Thanksgiving.”

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Arlington Snapshot: Thanksgiving Meal

Table number 4 is called, the first in line to go through the Thanksgiving lunch line at Lee Senior Center in Arlington on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Letter: ‘Gifts That Give Hope’

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for your timely opinion piece reminding readers of community needs and listing alternatives to buying material gifts.

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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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Campeau To Lead Arlington Philharmonic

Arlington resident Betsy Campeau has been named executive director of the Arlington Philharmonic, effective immediately. This comes as Arlington’s professional non-profit symphony orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary season.

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Arlington Community Foundation Honors Moran

A group of 300 community members, government officials, education leaders, and nonprofit trailblazers gathered to honor Mary Ann Moran, this year’s recipient of the William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award at the Arlington Community Foundation’s annual Spirit of Community luncheon on Nov. 12.

Arlington Brief: Arc Honors Marymount University

Marymount University received the 2015 Jessica Burmester Volunteer Award recently from The Arc of Northern Virginia for the school’s support of a series of workshops that help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from high school.

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Arlington: Joanna Cameron Can Be So ... Hypnotizing

Local hypnotist has seen her skill help addiction, ADHD, PTSD, and golf scores.

Brock Harris says Joanna Cameron saved his life. When he lived in Arlington 10 years ago his neighbors were heavy smokers, as he was.

Arlington Brief: Planning To Divert Waste

The Arlington County Board resolved to explore developing a Zero Waste Goal on Nov. 19 that if implemented could divert 90 percent of the community’s waste away from landfills or waste to energy facilities by 2038.

Arlington Brief: Sullivan Introduces Redistricting Bill

Del. Rip Sullivan introduced a bill (HB 26) last week which would prohibit the General Assembly from using partisan political data in the redistricting process.

Arlington Brief: Board Splits over I-66 Project

In a 3-2 vote, the County Board on Nov. 19 endorsed in concept the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) I-66 Multimodal Improvement Project: Inside the Beltway. The goals of the Commonwealth’s Transform66: Inside the Beltway project are to move more people; enhance transportation connectivity; improve transit service; reduce congestion; and increase transportation options.

Arlington Brief: Dealing with Projected Budget Gap

The County Board directed the county manager on Nov. 19 to develop a balanced proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 that assumes no tax rate increase and includes options for county budget reductions, excluding the schools.