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Arlington Weekend Fun: July 22-31

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Events in Arlington Co., Va.

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Arlington: Parents Decry Speed of Site Decision

County Board approves Wilson School as a temporary fire station site.

Just two weeks after Arlington County announced that it was planning on placing a temporary fire station on the future Wilson School site, the County Board unanimously voted to move forward with an agreement that would allow the fire station to occupy nearly half of the field space at the Wilson site until at least 2020.

Arlington: WGCC Still Undefeated in Dual Meet Season

For the third year in a row, the WGCC Lightning remain undefeated in their dual meet season. This week, WGCC took on and beat both Kenwood Swimming and Diving and Edgemoor Country Club.

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Arlington Snapshot: Sunset Parade

The annual Marine Sunset Parade at Iwo Jima Memorial returns to Arlington this summer. Residents can enjoy weekly performances of "The Commandant's Own," the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon Tuesdays in July at 7 p.m. The Sunset Parades on Aug. 2, 9 and 16 begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Arlington Snapshot: LavaBarre in the Park

Local residents enjoy a free session hosted by LavaBarre Studio at Gateway Park in Rosslyn on July 12. The outdoor classes are available Tuesday evening 6-7 p.m. through July 26. Each exercise concentrates on concepts of ballet, Pilates and yoga. All are welcome to participate; bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.

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Arlington: Residents Express Frustrations over Process

Public commentary voiced on Saturday, July 16, about the county’s plan to put a temporary Fire Station 10 on the Wilson School/HB Woodlawn playing fields reflected common themes heard around North Arlington last week.

Arlington: Thunderbolts Fall to Gators

In its fourth meet of the NVSL Division II season, the Donaldson Run Thunderbolts fell on the road against the Mount Vernon Park Gators.

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Arlington: WGCC Lightning Swim Team Continues Winning Streak

The Washington Golf and Country Club (WGCC)’s Lightning Swim Team hosted the five teams of CCSDA's Division A for the Divisional Relay competition on July 7.

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Arlington: Lift Off for Potomac Gondola

A look at the initial feedback from citizens and advice from an existing gondola system.

The Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola baffles people. The proposed tram alongside the Key Bridge has drawn a mixture of interest and confusion.

Arlington: Readying for Long Bridge Project

The Atlantic Gateway is underway. Gov. Terry McAuliffe discussed the details of the $1.4 billion plan to reform regional road and rail projects at Alexandria’s Union Station on July 8.

Arlington Snapshot: Spray Ground

Children get a shower from above or below as they run through the fountains spurting up from the ground at Lyon Village Park on the weekend.

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Arlington Sports: Thunderbolts Stung by Stingrays

In its third meet of the NVSL Division II season, the Donaldson Run Thunderbolts fell on the road against the Little Rocky Run Stingrays. The final score was 260-160.

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Arlington: Track Work Affects Airport Metro Station

Due to Metrorail segment closures near Reagan National as a result of WMATA’s SafeTrack work, passengers should expect additional congestion on the airport’s roadways and in its parking facilities.

Arlington: What’s the Hurry? Where’s the Fire?

Questions raised by Task Force on Station 8 still need to be resolved.

Betsy Forinash, Richard Lolich, and Alexandra Bocian and other North Arlington residents believe Arlington County Deputy Manager Jim Schwartz must have some other agenda for pushing the relocation of Fire Station 8 from Hall’s Hill to Old Dominion and 26th Streets, because if he had read the report of the FS#8 Task Force, he’d know that doesn’t make sense. The tenor of citizens’ remarks rose last week when word leaked out that the county was leaning towards the Old Dominion site because it was said to be more cost effective.

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Arlington: Keaton and Chaplin Inspire Silent ‘Twelfth Night’

Synetic Theater presents Shakespeare production set in the 1920s.

Synetic Theater is presenting "Twelfth Night" from July 13 to Aug. 7. After garnering 11 Helen Hayes Award nominations, Synetic’s 2014 hit is back by popular demand.

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