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Move Me Festival Gets Arlington Moving

Bowen McCauley Dance returned to Kenmore Middle School last Saturday with the 6th annual Move Me Festival. Music, theatre and dance workshops and performances were held throughout the afternoon in the middle school.

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Participants serve Arlington Works! as part of their year-long service commitment.

AmeriCorps members pledge to get things done for America. When they embark upon their year of community service, they vow to unite fellow Americans and strengthen communities. The now eight-member Arlington Works! AmeriCorps team has been doing just this since the partnership started in 2011. This year’s Arlington Works! team is the fourth AmeriCorps team to work with two non-profits, the Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP) and Edu-Futuro, a partner program of Arlington Public Schools that sets out to ensure opportunities for children of immigrant families.

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Fehr and Duncan Edwards Read ‘The Bulliest Dozer’ to Arlington Students

Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr and co-author Pamela Duncan Edwards participate in a Q&A session with nearly 50 Key Elementary School students following a reading of “The Bulliest Dozer.”

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Arlington: Nunez-­Led Washington-Lee Generals Not Surprising Anyone

W-­L boys’ soccer expects to face defensive-­minded opponents.

The Washington-Lee boys' soccer team is off to a 3-0-1 start.

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NoVa TEEN Book Festival Featured 21 Authors

NoVa TEEN Book Festival featured 21 authors in four main event panels and 16 smaller Q&A-driven breakout sessions; the event closed out with a keynote speech from New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña, whose latest release is “The Living.”

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Arlington: Nunez-Led Washington-Lee Generals Not Surprising Anyone

W-L boys’ soccer expects to face defensive-minded opponents.

Washington-Lee forward Maycol Nunez dominated opponents during a stellar sophomore season, scoring 37 goals while leading the Generals to the 2014 VHSL 6A state final.

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Arlington Courtroom Drama

Public Defenders protest pay inequality with Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

“You have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.”

Touring with Walt Whitman in Arlington

Tour guide Garrett Peck debuts “Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet.”

Arlington historian, author and tour guide Garrett Peck will showcase his latest book “Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War of America’s Great Poet” at One More Page Books.

"Flourishing After 55" for April 12-18

Office of Senior Adult Programs Department of Parks and Recreation 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington, VA 22203 703-228-4744

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Spring Fun in Arlington

Spring Fun in Arlington

Arlington's Little Libraries: Take a Book, Return a Book

Front lawn libraries sprouting all over.

The “little free library” movement has arrived in Arlington. It explains those unusual structures beside the sidewalks that look like overgrown birdhouses. Soon, more will appear on county-owned property courtesy of Arlington Public Library.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for April 6-10.

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Arlington’s Uninsured

Lack of expansion taints Affordable Care Act anniversary.

National and Virginia leadership’s planned celebration of the five-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act quickly became a discussion of the program’s outreach failings and concerns following Virginia legislature’s decisions not to expand the program. Federal and state officials met at the Arlington Mills Community Center on Monday, March 23, for for a round table discussion led by Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8). Much of the panel’s conversation centered around

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Fun with Science in Arlington

The students at Fort Belvoir Elementary School in Fairfax County weren’t the only ones inspired by Thursday night’s STEAM/Science Fair. Marymount University’s Gianna Fogelbach was inspired as well.

Column: Family Matters, Prevent colon cancer for self and loved ones.

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It may never feel like a “good time” to have a colonoscopy. You might have already used the excuse that the preparation day before a colonoscopy is unpleasant and cuts into your busy schedule — and then you put it off another year. But momentary discomfort or inconvenience is a small price to pay for saving your life.

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