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Arlington Brief: Coalition Honors 87 African and African-American Students

The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs honored 87 African and African-American students in its 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony in April at the Career Center. The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs is a council of representatives from civic, religious and social organizations of Northern Virginia. Committed to excellence in education, the group endeavors to foster high academic achievement through its annual awards ceremony honoring high achieving African and African-American students in 5th, 8th and 11th grades.

Brief: Arlington Board Honors Outstanding Volunteers

The Arlington County Board honored six individuals and one team on May 19 for their outstanding volunteer service to our community.

Continuum of Care: How Do They Do It?

How Arlingtonians can help.

The organizations taking care of Arlington County’s homeless problem aren’t flush with cash.

Obituary: John McLaughlin

John (Mac) McLaughlin (USMC RET.) of Arlington died June 22. He was retired as director of the Arlington Soccer Association.

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At Home in Arlington After 30 Years on the Street

Vietnam veteran finally home.

John Barrett enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1971 after dropping out of high school. He volunteered to go to Vietnam and worked on aircraft that flew missions over the jungle.

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Arlington: On the Frontlines Against Homelessness, Part One

A-Span is one of several organizations active in county.

At the offices of A-Span, on South Nelson Street, perched over the Arlington Food Assistance Cooperative (AFAC), Ayana Bellamy and David Ordonez talk about their passion: reaching out to the homeless and getting them into housing.

Arlington: Changing Genres from Thriller to Self-Help

Local author uses his novels’ characters to address life.

Years ago Charles Toftoy conceived of an idea for a thriller mystery novel in which four unlikely friends shared their talents to solve crimes.

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Arlington: Washington-Lee High Graduates Look to the Future

Washington-Lee High School’s 2015 graduation was held at D.A.R. Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Arlington: Wakefield High School Salutes Its 2015 Graduates

Wakefield High School held 2015 Commencement ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Arlington: A Farewell to Yorktown High School

Yorktown High School held 2015 graduation ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Arlington Students Graduate from Convention

H-B Woodlawn hosts its annual unorthodox graduation.

During graduation, while other schools would have a sea of caps and gowns in rows of seating, the class of 2015 from H-B Woodlawn lounged around on the floor or on sofas in an array of Hawaiian shirts.

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This Hamburger Came to Arlington ...

An exchange student in Arlington leaves loving ice hockey and rock music.

Ask Simon Kroger what surprised him when he first got to America, he laughs and says: “When the guy kept refilling my glass with soda and it was free.”

Arlington: Changing Genres from Thriller to Self-Help

Local author uses his novels’ characters to address life.

Years ago Charles Toftoy conceived of an idea for a thriller mystery novel in which four unlikely friends shared their talents to solve crimes.

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Arlington: Culpepper Garden Celebrates 40th anniversary.

Bill Harris shares memories with Sarah Anspach, the daughter of Charles Culpepper.

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Arlington: Gulf Branch Nature Center Gives Firefly Lessons

Gulf Branch Nature Center and Park gave firefly lessons on June 3.

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