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Arlington: Gondola Project Gets Off the Ground

Board approves feasibility study for Rosslyn-Georgetown Gondola.

It's crazy enough that it just might work.

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Arlington Snapshot: Heart Pillows for Heart Month

Woman's Club of Arlington is honoring Heart Month by making padded recovery heart pillows to be donated to those who have had recent heart surgery. From left are Sandy Newton, Vicky Gill, Kathleen Harrison and Club President Anne Kauzlarich. The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 5.

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Arlington Enters Final Snow-Clearing Phase

The fallout of the 2016 massive snowstorm is coming to a close for Arlington.

Juggling Grandparenting in Baltimore and Arlington

Making schedules work across the generations.

It is Monday. That means that Mike and Dot Green are caring for their granddaughters Calliope and Thalia Willis in their home on N. 31st Street in Arlington. Dot Green says that Calliope at 3 is very funny and active. She has lots of facial expressions and loves to run … "has to run," Mike Green interjects.

Arlington Snapshot: Starting New Year Off Giving

Andrea Morici, a member of the Woman's Club of Arlington, knitted more than 300 items to donate in 2015: scarves, hats, baby and lap blankets. She delivered 40 hat/scarf sets to A-Span in Arlington recently, just in time for the cold weather. Lamont Coleman appreciates his new, bright set. A-Span staff noted there is an ongoing need for donations of coats for both men and women. See

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Arlington: Story of Radium Girls To Glow on Yorktown Stage

One-act drama co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Arlington and American Association of University Women-Arlington.

On Thursday, Feb 11, Ginny Mohler will be back at her old high school in Arlington, where she was a theater student 10 years ago. This time, she’ll be there as a prize-winning filmmaker, watching the Yorktown High School actors perform “The Girls Who Glow,” an adaptation of her screenplay. The one-act drama is a sister project of the feature film “Radium Girls” which Mohler co-wrote and is slated to direct this spring.

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Arlington: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Visits During Book Tour

Sharing his perspective on life, sports and religion.

“Life is short, but it’s very wide,” said Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in response to a question during the recent Conversations with Tyler: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Arlington: TreeStewards Seek Volunters

County staff as well as school officials and staff encouraged to join.

Washington, Virginia, and Maryland have lost roughly 2.5 percent of tree canopy every decade since 1950. According to Casey Trees, only 35 percent of Virginia is tree canopy. Trees need advocates, and the TreeStewards, together with Casey Trees, the Park Service, and county officials, function as local advocates.

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Arlington: Braving Slippery Streets to Resolve to Run — or Walk

Thrive posts updated registration and clinic dates due to snow.

Chip Benjamin came to the happy hour at Pete’s Pizza in Clarendon on Jan. 20, because he was thinking of walking the 5K in honor of his friend, Judie Armington, who died of ovarian cancer this past year.

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Arlington Snapshot: Shared Goals

Arlington Public Library staff presented the The Reading Connection with a check for more than $2,400 — representing a $1 donation from the Friends of the Arlington Public Library for each person who completed 2015 Summer Reading.

Arlington Blizzard Update

Arlington has entered Phase 3 of snow operations as of Monday, Jan. 25. This means that crews are now widening primary and secondary arterial roadways, and beginning the process of cleaning residential streets.

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Arlington: Young Leads 25th Christmas Bird Count

Spotting some new species locally and missing others.

It is 7 a.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Island on Dec. 19, windy and expected to warm up to the 40s. Almost seven hours later, Bill Young and his team of eight will have recorded 2,533 birds with 60 different species in Subsector 5 for the Audubon's 116th annual Christmas Bird Count.

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Arlington: Transforming Four Mile Run

Neighborhood Outlook

Columbia Pike is the fastest growing area of Arlington. The Columbia Pike corridor is estimated to experience a 21 percent population growth, twice Arlington County’s anticipated 11 percent growth.

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Arlington: Fire Station Task Force Welcomes Public Input

Task Force will “listen” not just “hear.”

One of the first residents to take up the microphone during the 20-minute “open mike” portion of the Jan. 14 meeting of the Fire Station 8 Task Force was Amanda Mackaye.

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Resolve to Run and Benefit Arlington Thrive … Together

“Fear not. You are among friends.”

New Year’s resolution already a thing of the past? At the point in January when many Arlingtonians have just given up their new year’s resolve, there is a group just making a resolution.