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Number of Homeless Declines in Arlington

Change in methodology has effect on number.

The numbers from Arlington County’s yearly Point in Time Count are once again showing the effort to reduce homelessness is getting results.

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Arlington: Four Yorktown Grads Work to Keep ‘Taste By Katie’ Alive

Young entrepreneur seeks help from community to fund new freezer.

One of the most popular items at “Taste By Katie” is the homemade ice cream Katie Gilman makes once a week, with flavors based on customer requests. But unless she raises enough money for a new freezer this month, her ice cream is off the menu.

Column: Bringing Champions Together


In my 20-plus years in Special Olympics I still, on occasion, make the same mistake. I miss the boat. I underestimate the abilities either cognitive or physical of our Special Olympics athletes; athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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O’Connell Softball Scores 9 in 7th Inning to Beat Lake Braddock

Giaquinto hits 3-run homer, pitcher Ohanian beats former team.

Tommy Orndorff, in his 30th season coaching the Bishop O’Connell softball program, wasn’t pleased with the Knights’ performance in recent weeks.

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Local Volunteers Assist Nonprofits on Volunteer Arlington Day

More than 140 local volunteers from various Arlington Chamber of Commerce member businesses and organizations lent a helping hand to area nonprofits as part of the 16th Annual Volunteer Arlington Day on Tuesday, April 21.

Letter: Community Grieves For Homicide Victim

Letter to the Editor

Bonnie Black, 42, an Arlington County resident did not live far from me — only blocks away. She was the victim of an apparent homicide, and her body was discovered on April 17, 2015 in her home.

Neighborhood Outlook: A Snapshot of Upcoming Arlington Developments

New developments are springing up in Arlington.

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Tinker, Woodworker, Beekeeper, Santa Lives in Arlington

How one senior in Arlington spends his “retirement.”

Paul Dietz wears a quilted vest over a well worn plaid flannel shirt.A badge about scouting is on his sleeve. His uniform of baseball cap, work shoes, and pockets full of tools is topped off by a full white beard and the twinkly eyes to go with it.

'Flourishing After 55' for the Week of May 4-9

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for May 4-9.

Arlington: County Board Approves $1.16 Billion Budget

Schools adopt Tier One reductions.

After months of negotiations, the Arlington County Board and School Board settled on a compromise that sees cuts to projects on both sides.

Child Pornography Yields 16-Year Prison Sentence

Patrick Joseph Friedel, 29, of Arlington was sentenced Friday, April 24, to 192 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release for the production and possession of child pornography.

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Class of 2015: Arlington Has New Tree Stewards

Tree Stewards volunteer to keep communities green.

Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria graduated a class of 20 new Tree Stewards on April 14.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: April 24-26

Events in Arlington for the Weekend April 24-26

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‘West Side Story’ Opens Thursday

Yorktown Theatre Arts presents its spring musical “West Side Story,” Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25 at 7 p.m. in the school theatre located at 5200 Yorktown Blvd.

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Arlington Sewer Maintenance Rediscovers Manhole

John Lyles, assisted by Dodolvo Sanchez, Arlington sewer maintenance, is cutting out a square around a “lost” manhole.