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Arlington Weekend Fun: July 31-Aug. 9

Events in Arlington, Va.

Burke: Illinois De­-Commit Ohanian Faces Uncertain Future

Bishop O'Connell rising junior softball player and Burke resident Patty Maye Ohanian de-committed from the University of Illinois this summer.

Letter: Lift U.S. Ban On Oil Exports

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Forty years ago, at the height of the 1970s energy crisis, Congress passed a law banning exports of oil from the lower 48 states. The law was intended to limit America’s dependence on imported oil by keeping domestic oil from leaving the country. It was not successful – oil imports continued to climb for decades. But the law stayed on the books.

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Seeing Red: After Four Years In Limbo Arlington Will Have New Retail Plan

Arlington County approves new retail plan.

After nearly four years, Arlington’s new retail plan passed through the County Board on a 4-1 vote. But despite its “flexible new approach,” many in the county took issue with the plan’s restrictive “Red Streets.”

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Aug. 3-7.

Letter: Virginia Hospital Center ‘Rocks’

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In my mind, there is no uncertainty as to why Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) is one of the top 100 hospitals in the country.

Arlington: Strain, 76, Sways to the Music

And dances the night away.

Arlington resident, Robert (Bob) Strain, 76, has not let the “golden years” slow him down.

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Arlington: Retirement Party

But of course she will never retire.

It was the retirement party for Gail Arnall, executive director for 10 years of Offender's Aid and Restoration (OAR). "But," as her friend from 1973, Belle O'Brien, said as she is putting flowers on each table, "if you believe she is retiring, you don't know Gail."

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Arlington: Program Targets 'Deadbeats'

Arlington County pursues child support payments.

You should always pay your child support. But if you live in Arlington, you might want to take special care that the check in the mail makes it out on time. If you’ve been ignoring the court warnings about falling behind on payments, there’s a good chance your face could be on the Arlington Sheriff’s Office’s “Deadbeat Parents” wall.

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Arlington: TACT Finishes Run with ‘Twelve Angry Men’

After 20 years of local theater productions, company set to close shop.

The American Century Theater (TACT) in Arlington is staging "Twelve Angry Men" as its final play, now through Aug. 8, at Gunston Theatre Two — culminating 20 years of staging local theater productions, and finishing off with the one show that began it all.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: July 24-Aug. 2

Events in Arlington County, Va.

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Arlington: Yorktown Graduate Wood Plays in Third Ripken League All-Star Game

6-foot-6 slugger totaled 8 home runs, 32 RBIs at WVU in 2015.

Yorktown graduate Shaun Wood hit eight home runs and totaled 32 RBIs for the West Virginia University baseball team in 2015.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for July 27-Aug. 1.

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Arlington Swim Notes: WGCC Goes 4-0 In Dual Meet

On July 14, the Washington Golf and Country Club (WGCC) Lightning swim team hosted their cross-town rivals, the swim team from Army- Navy in Country Club Swimming and Diving Association (CCSDA) Division-A action.

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Arlington: County Board Plans to Turn Parking Lot into Park

County Board approves advertisement of “National Mall-like” Courthouse plan.

Big changes are coming for the Courthouse Sector. A new civic building and a new county administration building are among the proposed additions to the site, as well as expansions onto nearby promenades and streetscapes.

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