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Arlington County Board Cancels Streetcar

Fisette cites “political realities.”

After nearly 10 years of planning, the Arlington County Board has decided to end the Arlington-Fairfax Streetcar project.

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And the Bands Played On

Two local high schools reach finals.

“I was absolutely thrilled with [my students’] efforts” in “very difficult conditions for a marching band,” said Band Director Adam Foreman of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria.

Arlington’s Signature Presents 'Sex With Strangers'

Opposites attract as two strangers are trapped by a snowstorm in a secluded cabin.

Signature Theater in Arlington is staging the savvy and sexy "Sex With Strangers" through Dec. 7, 2014.

General Election Results

Source: Virginia Department of Elections, unofficial as of Nov. 11.

Virginia Department of Elections, unofficial as of Nov. 11.

Arlington Votes

A morning of low turnout at Arlington’s Madison and Marshall precincts.

Arlingtonians lined up to vote on Election Day to choose between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.

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A Library for Gardening Tools

Check out a garden tool as if checking out a library book.

If you’re engaged in fall clean-up or gardening and find that you’re missing a key tool to finish your project, imagine being able to go to your local library and check out one, just as you would check out a book.

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Arlington Votes

A morning with the election staff and voters at Arlington’s Madison and Marshal precincts

Arlingtonians lined up to vote on Election Day to choose between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. At a more local level, they also chose a candidate to represent the 8th district in the House of Representatives, to vote on the candidates for County Board and School Board, and to vote on four bonds.

Bonds on the Ballot

Arlington puts $200 million in bonds to a public vote.

This year, Arlington is putting the fate of $219 million in the hands of its citizens. On the Nov. 4 ballot, residents will have a chance to vote on four major bonds.

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‘Property Genealogy’

Researching the life of a house.

When “a house” becomes “my home” it assumes a unique identity. According to George Combs, manager, Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Public Library, that transformation explains the steady stream of visitors, be they “retirees with time on their hands or new homeowners once they have settled in,” seeking what Combs calls “property genealogy.”

Supporting Streetcar

The following open letter was addressed to Aubrey L. Layne, Jr. Secretary of Transportation Commonwealth of Virginia.

As members of the Arlington County General Assembly delegation, we strongly support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s commitment to provide funding for the regional streetcar system that the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has included in its six-year improvement program.

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Arlington Strong

Wardian leads local runners in 39th Marine Corps Marathon.

It’s been a busy month for Michael Wardian. The 40-year-old Arlington resident took to the starting line of the 39th Marine Corps Marathon to run his third marathon in 21 days with a 50-mile race added to the mix.

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Local Foundation Promotes Campus Safety

The VTV Family Outreach Foundation, a Centreville-based national non-profit campus safety advocacy organization, held their 2014 annual meeting last weekend at the Sheraton Reston Hotel. VTV was formed by the families of victims and survivors of the April 16, 2007 mass shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech.

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Senior Olympics Takes Spotlight

Hundreds participate for Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Whack! Smack! These were the constant sounds going back and forth during the pickleball finals at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington.

Foundation Honors Reinsch

The Arlington Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently selected Lola C. Reinsch as the recipient of the 2014 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award.

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Ribbon Cutting at Towers Park

The renovations are complete at Towers Park on S. Scott Street.

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