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Arlington County Offers Summer Camps for Kids

Gulf Branch Nature Center features three different sessions.

Arlington County offers nine sessions of weekly summer camp beginning June 27 and running through the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Times for the sessions vary. Some of the camp content is repeated at each location and different park locations so the camp brochure indicates campers should attend only one session.

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Snapshot: Second Chances

Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the State of Virginia, outlines the state’s recent legislation addressing the problems and challenges of prisoners.

Arlington: County Honors Master Gardener

Judy Funderburk, a volunteer who has logged more than 6,000 hours of service to the community, much of it nurturing the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, is Arlington County’s 2015 Bill Thomas Outstanding Park Service Volunteer Award winner.

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Arlington Snapshot: Fiesta-Val Music Festival

Yorktown Chamber Choir Wins Superior First Place at the Fiesta-Val Music Festival in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on April 22.

Arlington: Founder of Women’s Group Awed by Growth of Her ‘Squad’

Ever-growing network of friends.

When Arlington resident Jessica Lehman first moved to the D.C.-metropolitan area from New Orleans last fall, she never expected that making friends would be a challenge. Having spent nearly 10 years in the perhaps friendlier state of Louisiana, Lehman said she never had trouble finding female peers to bond with. Where college, law school and even rigorous law firm life didn’t pose challenges to amassing friends, her move last year to Arlington surprisingly did.

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Transitway Comes to Arlington

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the launch of joint Arlington-Alexandria bus service.

“This is Arlington,” said Sandra Borden from the Crystal City Civic Association as she points across Glebe Road, “and over there, that’s Alexandria.”

Arlington Snapshot: Gulf Branch Blacksmith

Meyer Kachel is stretching out the hot metal to the size of his pinkie and will pound it “really thin and curl it into a key fob.”

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Arlington Snapshot: Resolve to Run Final Week

Participants have raised $3,200 out of $16,000 goal.

On Saturday, April 9, runners gathered for a brunch buffet at the Army Navy Country Club to celebrate the end of their 3-month training period. Reece Preisser and Chevy Gallegos came out to run the final training run/walk and join their mothers for the carb-loading breakfast. The youngest registered runner in the Arlington Thrive fundraising run is 12: the oldest is 71. The race will take place Sunday, April 24. So far, the runners have raised $3,200 in funds for Thrive. Residents who want to support the effort can do so on the website or send a check to Arlington Thrive, PO Box 7429 Arlington, VA 22207 with the name of the runner they support on the memo line.

Arlington: Signature Theatre Presents ‘The Mystery of Love & Sex’

Signature Theatre stages unexpected love story of evolving friendship, finding one’s own path, and the value of family.

Signature Theatre in Shirlington is staging "The Mystery of Love & Sex" now through May 8. The story revolves around Charlotte and Jonny, complete opposites who have been best friends since they were children.

Arlington Snapshot: Yorktown Theatre To Present One-Person Shows

Yorktown High School’s One-Person Shows are the culmination of four years of the Yorktown Theatre Program. Each Theatre IV student chooses a literary, fictional or historical character and then writes, choreographs, directs, and acts in a 30-minute show about that character. Shows take place in the Yorktown Black Box on: April 21, 7 – 9 p.m; April 22, 5 – 10 p.m.; April 23, 11:15 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and April 28, 7 – 7:40 p.m. For a schedule of individual show topics and times, go to:

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Arlington: Community Leaders and Muslims Discuss Islamophobia

Promoting more than just tolerance.

Nader Hasan remembers riding bikes through Shirlington with his cousin. The two of them grew up in the area and watched fireworks together from one of the nearby hills. But the two boys from Arlington grew up into very different men. When Major Nidal Hasan murdered 13 people in Fort Hood in 2009 as part of an attempt to spread fear and hate, it forced his cousin Nader Hasan to confront extremism on both sides of his community and his country.

Arlington: Haley Receives Training Grant

Wakefield High School French teacher, Susan Haley, was awarded a training grant from the French government to study for two weeks in Vichy, France.

Arlington: Station 8 Task Force Close to Consensus

Arlington to get subgroup results April 14.

There is optimism that consensus on the relocation or renovation of Fire Station 8 in High View Park is near, according to Alisa Cowen, one of the Task Force 8 members. Cowen said Task Force members had raised so many significant issues during their subgroup meetings that the issue, once fairly simple, became a complex “Pandora’s Box” of intersecting problems. That’s good news, according to Cowen, who thinks the outcome will be much more holistic for the community.

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Many Good Choices for Arlington Seniors

Need a ride to the doctor? Your computer break down? Want to join a group trip to a Nats game?

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Clarendon Farmer’s Market Season Opens

Encouraging healthier eating.

The Clarendon Farmer’s Market at Courthouse slipped into its summer season amidst the raindrops on Saturday, April 2. Chester Beahm has driven 60 miles from Rivington, Va. to open his cheese stand at 8 a.m. Fields of Grace Farm offers four aged cheeses, four flavored cheese curds, two flavors of mozzarella, feta and more.