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Arlington: Pre-schoolers Learn from Garden Therapy

The door swings open and 12 pre-schoolers skip to the corner and sit themselves in a circle. It is the monthly half-hour garden therapy session at Glebe Elementary in Arlington.

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Chang Chooses Arlington

Restaurateur designed Arlington restaurant to showcase “real” Chinese food.

Last month within a hundred yard radius in Arlington, Mother’s Macaroons closed. Baskin Robbins closed. And then Peter Chang opened.

25-Year ACPD Veteran Named Police Chief

Murray “Jay” Farr was appointed chief of police of the Arlington County Police Department on May 14. Farr has served as the acting chief of police since the retirement of M. Douglas Scott on March 20.

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Arlington: Neighborhood Day at Chestnut Hills

The newly renovated pre-school playground in Chestnut Hills was officially reopened Saturday morning, May 9.

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Arlington Pitched to Investors

Students, ages 12-18,representing seven businesses and social movements from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Arlington had six minutes to pitch their business plans to local members of the business community, during the program's inaugural YEA! Investor Panel Event on Thursday, May 7.

Column: Beyer, Ebbin Address Nauck Civic Meeting


U.S. Rep. Don Beyer and state Sen. Adam Ebbin attended the Nauck Civic Association monthly meeting at Drew Model School in Arlington on Monday, May 4.

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

A bank robbery suspect was taken into custody by the Arlington County Police Department, with assistance from the FBI Washington Field Office and Alexandria Police Department, at his residence in the 1400 block of N. Scott Street. A 30-year-old Arlington man was arrested during the evening of April 8 and charged with bank robbery. He is being held without bail.

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Arlington: Celebrating 48 Years, Encore Looks Ahead

Encore Stage & Studio celebrated 48 years of “Theatre by Kids, Theatre for Kids” at its fifth annual Sunny Side Up Benefit Breakfast on April 22.

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Arlington: Protest Spotlights Chronic Lyme Disease

Advocacy group rallies in Arlington against medical guidelines on chronic Lyme disease.

Ozlem Jones has had Lyme disease for 11 years, but was only diagnosed two years ago when she began suffering from extreme bouts of fatigue and various problems with her nervous system. In that time, Jones says she passed it onto all three of her children.

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A-SPAN is a Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management Finalist

“You are always serving food; tonight I’m feeding you.” Anna Kaminski, volunteer specialist and VISTA volunteer at A-SPAN, offers cheese puffs at Willow Restaurant to Gene and Jean Cross at the A-SPAN quarterly event to thank the volunteers for their support and enthusiasm in reaching out to the street homeless and newly housed.

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Turning Spring Break into a Global Classroom

It’s one thing to read about East Asian politics in a textbook. Discussing the topic with citizens of the Republic of Korea takes the subject to a new level, as a group of Marymount University students learned over spring break.

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Number of Homeless Declines in Arlington

Change in methodology has effect on number.

The numbers from Arlington County’s yearly Point in Time Count are once again showing the effort to reduce homelessness is getting results.

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Arlington: Four Yorktown Grads Work to Keep ‘Taste By Katie’ Alive

Young entrepreneur seeks help from community to fund new freezer.

One of the most popular items at “Taste By Katie” is the homemade ice cream Katie Gilman makes once a week, with flavors based on customer requests. But unless she raises enough money for a new freezer this month, her ice cream is off the menu.

Column: Bringing Champions Together


In my 20-plus years in Special Olympics I still, on occasion, make the same mistake. I miss the boat. I underestimate the abilities either cognitive or physical of our Special Olympics athletes; athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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Local Volunteers Assist Nonprofits on Volunteer Arlington Day

More than 140 local volunteers from various Arlington Chamber of Commerce member businesses and organizations lent a helping hand to area nonprofits as part of the 16th Annual Volunteer Arlington Day on Tuesday, April 21.