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Arlington: Life in America ... Heaven and a Half

Personal trainer analyzes people’s behavior.

It is mid-morning, and Mustafa Nazary sits on his living room couch. He had started the day at 6 a.m. with his first appointment at Ultimate Results, his fitness center in Georgetown, where he is a personal trainer. His 5-year-old son Idris, joins him on the couch. “He is hip-to-hip with me.”

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Arlington Snapshot: Bike Rodeo

The Woman's Club of Arlington held a Bike Rodeo Aug. 20 after a 30-plus year break in what used to be an annual event sponsored by the club. Bike Arlington and Phoenix Bikes, provided the cone courses and, the expertise. The four youngsters, ages 3 -5 1/2 years had fun following the Bike Arlington volunteer.

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Arlington Snapshot: Mass of the Holy Spirit

Citing lessons from World Youth Day, the Summer Olympics and the Catholic Church’s Year of Mercy, the Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, celebrated Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 7 at the school’s Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel. With him is Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank.

Arlington Snapshot: ‘Little Library’

High School student Markarius Nealis makes a book selection on his first visit to the Woman's Club of Arlington's new "Little Library" at 700 S. Buchanan St.

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Arlington: Speaker Discusses Pornography’s Reach

Matt Fradd, author and founder of “The Porn Effect,” discussed “Porn: 7 Myths Exposed” to teens and parents at the Bishop O’Connell High School on Sept. 9.

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Arlington: A Heroine’s Final Touches

For her grave, to her life.

It is hard to close the book on a hero, and even harder in the case of a celebrated heroine.

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Basics of Arlington Affordable Housing

A look Arlington County’s efforts to preserve its affordable housing.

Since 2000, Arlington County has lost more market-rate affordable housing than it currently has.

Arlington: Responding to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Exposures have ended, but symptoms may still manifest.

Anyone who dined at a Tropical Smoothie Cafe around Aug. 9 may still be at risk for Hepatitis A. According to the Virginia Department of Health, a Hepatitis A outbreak has been traced to imported strawberries served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes. As of Sept. 2, there have been 37 cases in Northern Virginia, but experts say that number could still rise.

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Arlington: Senior Olympics Opens with a Splash

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) opened Sept. 10 with an afternoon splash at Yorktown Aquatic Center.

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Arlington: A Case of History Passing

Lustron: The forgotten experiment.

A special sadness arises when noticing a family consists only of aging members without child or grandchild or niece or nephew, their string of genealogy reaching its end. Some people, often called “preservationists,” suffer the same sense of sadness seeing a special structure threatened. Very soon, the few remaining Lustron houses in Northern Virginia will suffer losses. They, too, are approaching their end.

Arlington Thrive Offers Fun to Raise Funds

Barbecue needs locals to attend fall fundraiser.

Denise Hlavaty had gone to school or worked her entire adult life. She worked for 9 years at a social services job in Minnesota. She moved to Arlington after her boyfriend was killed serving in the U.S. military in Iraq: she had to grieve, and it would be easier to visit his grave at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Arlington Snapshot: Early Start

The Washington-Lee Generals Junior Varsity field hockey team played Annandale the week before school started in their third game of the season. They defeated Annandale 4-0 with two goals by Nicole Charles and one each by Sarah Superata and Seneca Randolph.

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Arlington Snapshot: Frost’s Granddaughter

Dr. Lesley Lee Francis shares her memories of her grandfather, poet Robert Frost, at the Arlington Central Library on Aug. 29.

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Arlington: Block Party Brings Police, Community Together

When the community interacts with police, Ashley Savage, the Arlington Police public information officer, says it’s usually not because everything is going well.

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Arlington Snapshot: 19th Century Dancing

The Arlington House Victorian Dance Society, an interpretive program of Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (National Park Service), is currently recruiting new members.

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