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Arlington Weekend Fun: July 31-Aug. 9

Events in Arlington, Va.

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Seeing Red: After Four Years In Limbo Arlington Will Have New Retail Plan

Arlington County approves new retail plan.

After nearly four years, Arlington’s new retail plan passed through the County Board on a 4-1 vote. But despite its “flexible new approach,” many in the county took issue with the plan’s restrictive “Red Streets.”

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Arlington: Program Targets 'Deadbeats'

Arlington County pursues child support payments.

You should always pay your child support. But if you live in Arlington, you might want to take special care that the check in the mail makes it out on time. If you’ve been ignoring the court warnings about falling behind on payments, there’s a good chance your face could be on the Arlington Sheriff’s Office’s “Deadbeat Parents” wall.

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Arlington: TACT Finishes Run with ‘Twelve Angry Men’

After 20 years of local theater productions, company set to close shop.

The American Century Theater (TACT) in Arlington is staging "Twelve Angry Men" as its final play, now through Aug. 8, at Gunston Theatre Two — culminating 20 years of staging local theater productions, and finishing off with the one show that began it all.

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Arlington: County Board Plans to Turn Parking Lot into Park

County Board approves advertisement of “National Mall-like” Courthouse plan.

Big changes are coming for the Courthouse Sector. A new civic building and a new county administration building are among the proposed additions to the site, as well as expansions onto nearby promenades and streetscapes.

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Marymount Physical Therapy Students Honored for Fundraising Work

Physical Therapy students at Marymount University raised $5,700 for research in their field and were honored by the Foundation for Physical Therapy with an honorable mention award at its annual gala, held last month in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Arlington’s Role in South Korean Dog Rescue

Helping rescued dogs acclimate.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington took in three of the 23 puppies rescued by Humane Society International from a South Korean dog farm earlier this year. In just a few months, all three of the dogs had made it new, safe homes.

Arlington Leads Animal Shelters in Lives Saved

Volunteers’ efforts praised.

Saving lives since 1945, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington has been named the top of the area’s animal shelters with a 95 percent success rate for 2015 thanks to more than 500 volunteers contributing more than 25,000 hours.

Buying Fresh Produce at The Clarendon Farmer's Market

Another afternoon of rain in Arlington: Stan Lou has stopped on his way home at the Wednesday afternoon Clarendon Farmer’s Market to pick up corn on the cob. He packs it on top of the tomatoes in his bicycle saddlebag.

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Arlington Author Shifts from Screenplays to Novels

Matthew Sullivan’s “The Orphans” launches a trilogy.

When author Matthew Sullivan decided two years ago to write his debut book, “The Orphans,” it wasn’t the first time he had crafted a story for the public.

Arlington: County Board To Vote on Retail Plan

A number of new plans and funding approvals are scheduled for the Arlington County Board’s upcoming July 18 meeting.

Arlington: Outrage Avoided

Arlington School Board prohibits gender identity discrimination.

Two months ago, the Fairfax County School Board added “gender identity” to its nondiscrimination policy amid a hail storm of outrage from its community.

A Homeless Mother Finds a Home in Arlington

“Your past is not your future.”

Nellie Jane Downing welcomes her guest into a neat, light filled apartment in South Arlington. Behind her on the wall is a photograph of New York City’s George Washington Bridge. “That bridge,” she said, “is my story. Walking from one side to the other, making that journey. And those lights on the bridge are the people who inspired me to get across.”

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Arlington: Family Homelessness: Still a Major Problem

Decrease in numbers of homeless on the streets does not mean families are all housed.

Caroline Jones, of Doorways, an organization which is part of Continuum of Care and specializes in family homelessness, notes the Point in Time Count can be misleading. It’s a snapshot of what is happening on the street on a cold night in January.

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Arlington Courage Wall: Overcoming Fear To Achieve Dreams

The Courage Wall was unveiled in Ballston’s Welburn Square on Thursday afternoon, July 2. Ballston residents and visitors are invited to use a piece of chalk from one of the buckets hanging on the Courage Wall to share their wishes and express their joys and fears on the blank lines.

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