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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 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.

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.

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.

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Arlington: Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalized

A conversation extends beyond the pulpit.

Tuesday night after a church meeting the Rev. Kathryn Dwyer, senior pastor of Rock Spring Congregational UCC, walked her dog Micah right past the “Black Lives Matter” banner on the corner of the church lawn.

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Arlington Snapshot: Carnival Launches Indiegogo Campaign

On Saturday, Nov. 14, 150 adults and children gathered at the future home of TRUE Health and Wholeness personal training and wellness center at 1058 S Walter Reed Drive. Owners, Christian and Nina Elliot say target date for opening is Spring 2016. Currently they are raising build-out funds for their fitness and holistic health center on the crowdfunding website, Indiegogo ( ).

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Arlington Snapshot: New Podcast for Middle School Readers

The newest episode of the Book Club for Kids podcast features the daughters of the Mother-Daughter Book Club that’s been meeting monthly at One More Page Books, a local independent bookstore in Arlington.

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Arlington: Marymount Honors Veterans at Luncheon

Robin Kelleher, president and CEO of Hope For The Warriors, was the guest speaker at Marymount University’s annual Veterans Day Luncheon in Gerard Dining Hall, held to honor and thank faculty, staff and student veterans.

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Arlington Snapshot: Health Care Director Honored

David A. Oot, of Arlington, received the Dr. James E. Douthat Outstanding Achievement award from the Lycoming College Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on Oct. 24 on the college campus.

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Arlington Snapshot: New Little Free Library

Arlington’s newest Little Free Library opened on Oct. 27 at 1723 North Veitch Street. The new mini library, which offers free books to share from a free-standing wooden box, is the result of a collaboration between Lynn Borton, the library’s steward and founder, and the local nonprofit affordable housing organization, AHC Inc.

Arlington: Local Teams To Join In Girls on the Run 5K

On Sunday, Nov. 22, more than 340 local students from 14 Arlington schools will complete the Girls on the Run 5K presented by Innovation Health.