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Arlington Snapshot: Heart Pillows for Heart Month

Woman's Club of Arlington is honoring Heart Month by making padded recovery heart pillows to be donated to those who have had recent heart surgery. From left are Sandy Newton, Vicky Gill, Kathleen Harrison and Club President Anne Kauzlarich. The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 5.

Juggling Grandparenting in Baltimore and Arlington

Making schedules work across the generations.

It is Monday. That means that Mike and Dot Green are caring for their granddaughters Calliope and Thalia Willis in their home on N. 31st Street in Arlington. Dot Green says that Calliope at 3 is very funny and active. She has lots of facial expressions and loves to run … "has to run," Mike Green interjects.

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Arlington: Story of Radium Girls To Glow on Yorktown Stage

One-act drama co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Arlington and American Association of University Women-Arlington.

On Thursday, Feb 11, Ginny Mohler will be back at her old high school in Arlington, where she was a theater student 10 years ago. This time, she’ll be there as a prize-winning filmmaker, watching the Yorktown High School actors perform “The Girls Who Glow,” an adaptation of her screenplay. The one-act drama is a sister project of the feature film “Radium Girls” which Mohler co-wrote and is slated to direct this spring.

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Arlington: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Visits During Book Tour

Sharing his perspective on life, sports and religion.

“Life is short, but it’s very wide,” said Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in response to a question during the recent Conversations with Tyler: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Arlington: Young Leads 25th Christmas Bird Count

Spotting some new species locally and missing others.

It is 7 a.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Island on Dec. 19, windy and expected to warm up to the 40s. Almost seven hours later, Bill Young and his team of eight will have recorded 2,533 birds with 60 different species in Subsector 5 for the Audubon's 116th annual Christmas Bird Count.

Arlington: Keeping King’s Legacy Alive

Arlington celebrates its 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute.

The audience in the auditorium at Wakefield High School got to its feet, hands joined and sang. From hundreds of Arlingtonians — diverse in age and race — came the chorus of “We Shall Overcome” at the end of the 47th annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 17.

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Treating Arlington

How Virginia’s decision not to expand Medicaid impacts Arlingtonians.

Where do you go when you’re sick?

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Resolve to Run and Benefit Arlington Thrive … Together

“Fear not. You are among friends.”

New Year’s resolution already a thing of the past? At the point in January when many Arlingtonians have just given up their new year’s resolve, there is a group just making a resolution.

Arlington Brief: Coffee in the Beer Garden

Every Wednesday in January, Arlington Neighborhood Village (ANV) welcomes residents to “Coffee and Conversation” at the Westover Market Beer Garden & Haus,10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free.

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Arlington: OAR Provides Gifts for Children of Prisoners

Volunteers fill church for annual wrapping event.

Volunteers gathered around tables piled with wrapping paper and looked at their individualized lists of children.

Arlington Snapshot: Christmas Wishes

It is 75 degrees in Arlington on Sunday afternoon but Santa has kept his scheduled stop at Potomac Overlook Regional Park to get Christmas lists from children counting down the days until Christmas.

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Arlington: Students Blanket Crisis Center with Love

Madelyn Kellen was hoping the third year would be the charm and that at least 100 volunteers would show up at Bernie’s Café on the Marymount University campus to help make fleece-tie blankets for a local crisis pregnancy center.

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Arlington Snapshot: Christmas Carols

Arlington House, the Lee-Custis residence General Robert E. Lee left behind when he agreed to lead the Confederate Army, once again resonated with the sounds of Christmas, with handbell ringing on Saturday, Dec. 12, and Yorktown’s Chamber Choir on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, from 2-4 p.m.

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Arlington: Foster Families Celebrate Christmas Together

Foster parent describes county’s fostering program as “awesome.”

They came in the door of Carlin Springs Elementary School holding hands.

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Arlington Snapshot: ‘Wreaths Across America’

“Wreaths Across America” delivered wreaths for each grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 12. See