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Arlington: Parents Decry Speed of Site Decision

County Board approves Wilson School as a temporary fire station site.

Just two weeks after Arlington County announced that it was planning on placing a temporary fire station on the future Wilson School site, the County Board unanimously voted to move forward with an agreement that would allow the fire station to occupy nearly half of the field space at the Wilson site until at least 2020.

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Arlington Snapshot: LavaBarre in the Park

Local residents enjoy a free session hosted by LavaBarre Studio at Gateway Park in Rosslyn on July 12. The outdoor classes are available Tuesday evening 6-7 p.m. through July 26. Each exercise concentrates on concepts of ballet, Pilates and yoga. All are welcome to participate; bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.

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Arlington: Residents Express Frustrations over Process

Public commentary voiced on Saturday, July 16, about the county’s plan to put a temporary Fire Station 10 on the Wilson School/HB Woodlawn playing fields reflected common themes heard around North Arlington last week.

Arlington Snapshot: Spray Ground

Children get a shower from above or below as they run through the fountains spurting up from the ground at Lyon Village Park on the weekend.

Arlington: What’s the Hurry? Where’s the Fire?

Questions raised by Task Force on Station 8 still need to be resolved.

Betsy Forinash, Richard Lolich, and Alexandra Bocian and other North Arlington residents believe Arlington County Deputy Manager Jim Schwartz must have some other agenda for pushing the relocation of Fire Station 8 from Hall’s Hill to Old Dominion and 26th Streets, because if he had read the report of the FS#8 Task Force, he’d know that doesn’t make sense. The tenor of citizens’ remarks rose last week when word leaked out that the county was leaning towards the Old Dominion site because it was said to be more cost effective.

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Arlington: Keaton and Chaplin Inspire Silent ‘Twelfth Night’

Synetic Theater presents Shakespeare production set in the 1920s.

Synetic Theater is presenting "Twelfth Night" from July 13 to Aug. 7. After garnering 11 Helen Hayes Award nominations, Synetic’s 2014 hit is back by popular demand.

Ex-convicts Discuss Voting Rights Restoration

Arlingtonian ex-convicts meet with governor to discuss voting rights restoration.

The right to vote is one of the most fundamental American freedoms, and one denied to many Virginians released from prison on felony charges. On June 29, Gov. Terry McAuliffe met in Alexandria’s Northern Virginia Urban League with advocates for the restoration of ex-inmate’s rights.

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Arlington Snapshot: Lyon Village 4th of July Parade and Picnic

Antique cars led the way at the Lyon Village 4th of July Parade and Picnic on Monday at 11 a.m.

Arlington and Springfield: NOVEC Lineman Saves Man in Cardiac Arrest

Arlington native was saved by CPR as a child.

A Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative lineman saved a man’s life on June 17 in Springfield by using cardiac pulmonary resuscitation skills he learned at NOVEC.

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Arlington: Young Named Poet Laureate

Katherine E. Young has been selected the first Poet Laureate of Arlington County. She will be installed at a brief ceremony during the County Board recessed meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

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Wakefield High School: Hard Work and Proud Parents

Doug Johnson struggled to explain what it feels like to be a father watching his daughter graduate.

Arlington Snapshot: ‘Breaking the Box’

Del. Patrick Hope (D-47) answers questions about Virginia’s solitary confinement of prisoners after the film “Breaking the Box” at Rock Spring UCC on June 23.

Arlington Snapshot: Police Chief-for-the-Day

“Do you Nathnael Abrahams, solemnly swear?” Nathnael was being sworn in as 2016 Police Chief-for-the-Day at the Arlington County Justice Center Plaza on June 21 by Deputy Chief Andy Penn.

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Clarendon Brewery To Host Opera Performer

Danielle Talamantes will mix classical opera with jazz at Sehkraft Brewing.

An unlikely combination of classical opera, jazz and beer is coming to Clarendon on Thursday when Danielle Talamantes, an opera singer who has performed at the Met, takes the stage for a free performance at Sehkraft Brewing.

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Arlington: Two Named Hispanic Teachers of the Year

Claudia Delgadillo, a first grade teacher at Claremont Immersion School, and Lilliana Maldonado-Mendez, a Spanish teacher at Washington-Lee High School, were honored with the Victoria D. de Sanchez Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award from the Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia.

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