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Rebuilding Together Assists Homeowners

Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church provided repairs on June 16 to the home of a senior couple living on 5th St. South in Arlington, allowing them to age in place.

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Arlington Snapshot: In Performance

“A Night at the Opera” featured Jennifer McGinnis (left), Arianna Rodriguez and others at Carderock Falls Manor in McLean on May 26.

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Arlington: From Opera Nova to Los Angeles

Milena Gligic, accompanist for Arlington-based Opera NOVA, has been selected to be pianist for the Los Angeles Opera Company.

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Arlington’s Loss with Death of ‘Mr. Reilly’

A Remembrance

Dr. Reilly Lewis passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest in his home in Arlington on June 9.

Arlington: Room for a Human or a Horse?

Film focuses on solitary confinement.

Step into your room. It is 80 square feet, smaller than most horse stables. It has a bed, sink and toilet. This is your solitary confinement cell for weeks, months or years. Your only contact is with prison guards and your food is delivered through a slot in the door.

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Arlington Snapshot: Cycling through Crystal City

Nearly 2,000 participants gathered Sunday, June 11, to compete in the second day of competition during the annual Air Force Association Cycling Classic. Day two of events consisted of the race for the Crystal Cup along with a challenge ride for amateur cyclists and a children’s race for the younger competitors.

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Arlington: Kick Off Relay for Summer Reading

Ten-year-old Charley Hicks carries the summer reading Olympic torch on the first leg of the Summer Reading Relay on Saturday, June 4.

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Arlington Snapshot: From Church to Affordable Housing

Members and guests of Arlington Presbyterian Church held their final worship service on Sunday, June 5 in their church home of 86 years.

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Arlington: Belated Recognition for a Spy

Alexandria resident honored at her funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

Many are the unseen heroes and heroines living among us, most masked by their own modesty. One died early this year: Stephanie Czech Rader.

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Arlington: Revisiting Selma and Bloody Sunday

Arlington native and his nephew return to Selma to explore how the struggle for voting rights has changed, but continues, 50 years later.

John Witeck was like many Americans, watching in heartbreak and disbelief as the nation learned of the beatings and violence in Selma, Ala., on what’s become known as “Bloody Sunday.”

Arlington: Luke Sends Balloon to Heaven to Honor Dad

TAPS sponsors five-day event over Memorial Day.

Luke Carron sat at the edge of the astroturf waiting for the balloon release that will carry the note to his father in heaven.

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Rolling Thunder Rides Through Arlington

Thousands come out for annual motorcycle rally.

Thousands of bikers filled the Pentagon parking lots before roaring out of the north entrance, driving across the Arlington Memorial Bridge and around the National Mall, before their final stop in West Potomac Park.

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Arlington: Project Made Winter Warmer

Students organized gloves, hat and scarf drive.

The students in Mrs. Byron’s and Mrs. Kirsch’s TA [home room], at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, completed their IB community project by doing a gloves, hat, and scarf drive.

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Arlington Snapshot: Support Red Nose Day

Members of the Arlington Woman's Club showed off their Red Noses at their Shred Event last week in support of Red Nose Day, May 26, that helps underserved children with both school supplies and food, in the U.S. and overseas. Visit

Arlington Arts Center Selects New Executive Director

Holly Koons McCullough has been named the new executive director of the Arlington Arts Center (AAC). She brings more than 20 years of curatorial and administrative experience in the visual arts to AAC.