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Arlington: Remembering Jennifer

5K race raises over $95,000 for prenatal care raised in Jennifer Bush-Lawson’s name.

Neil Lawson was on the last segment of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation’s Memorial 5k Run, but this part was the hardest.

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Arlington: Being Thankful

Thanksgiving gives all ages to pause and consider: “What are you thankful for?”

Seniors at Culpepper Garden and the Lee Senior Center Thanksgiving lunch plus pre-schoolers at a park on Harrison Street answer the question “what are you thankful for at Thanksgiving.”

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Campeau To Lead Arlington Philharmonic

Arlington resident Betsy Campeau has been named executive director of the Arlington Philharmonic, effective immediately. This comes as Arlington’s professional non-profit symphony orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary season.

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Arlington Community Foundation Honors Moran

A group of 300 community members, government officials, education leaders, and nonprofit trailblazers gathered to honor Mary Ann Moran, this year’s recipient of the William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award at the Arlington Community Foundation’s annual Spirit of Community luncheon on Nov. 12.

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Arlington: Joanna Cameron Can Be So ... Hypnotizing

Local hypnotist has seen her skill help addiction, ADHD, PTSD, and golf scores.

Brock Harris says Joanna Cameron saved his life. When he lived in Arlington 10 years ago his neighbors were heavy smokers, as he was.

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Arlington Snapshot: Carnival Launches Indiegogo Campaign

On Saturday, Nov. 14, 150 adults and children gathered at the future home of TRUE Health and Wholeness personal training and wellness center at 1058 S Walter Reed Drive. Owners, Christian and Nina Elliot say target date for opening is Spring 2016. Currently they are raising build-out funds for their fitness and holistic health center on the crowdfunding website, Indiegogo ( ).

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Arlington Snapshot: Health Care Director Honored

David A. Oot, of Arlington, received the Dr. James E. Douthat Outstanding Achievement award from the Lycoming College Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on Oct. 24 on the college campus.

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Arlington Snapshot: New Little Free Library

Arlington’s newest Little Free Library opened on Oct. 27 at 1723 North Veitch Street. The new mini library, which offers free books to share from a free-standing wooden box, is the result of a collaboration between Lynn Borton, the library’s steward and founder, and the local nonprofit affordable housing organization, AHC Inc.

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Alexandria/Arlington: Neighborhood Health Offers Health Care Safety Net

Community health center provides comprehensive primary care, dental care, and behavioral health services.

Dr. Basim Khan walks toward the door of the Casey Clinic of Neighborhood Health in Alexandria’s West End, stopping to greet two of his patients by name: “Hey, how is your foot?”

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Arlington: Artist To Exhibit ‘Birth of the Mother’

Local painter Sue Grace presents 20 years of paintings.

Along a quiet, tree-lined street in the Ashton Heights neighborhood, the house is already a reflection of the painter inside.

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Adopt-A-Tree and Notable Tree Programs Prove ‘Poplar’

Deadline for Notable Tree Program is No. 15.

Arlington County’s Natural Resources Division’s annual program provides a variety of native tree species free to Arlington residents. On Oct. 24 at the nursery on Four Mile Run behind Barcroft Recreation Center, hundreds of Arlingtonians took advantage of the program.

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Arlington: Exhibit Captures Life After Breast Cancer

Surgeon hosts exhibit depicting patients resuming their daily lives.

The effects of breast cancer on survivors far outlast a mastectomy, the last round of chemotherapy or the final radiation treatment. Part of survival is planning for life after cancer is no longer in one’s bloodstream.

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Arlington: TLPA Honors Nichols

Neal C. Nichols, owner of Red Top Cab of Arlington, was honored Oct 29 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) at the trade group’s 97th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

Arlington: Kramer Receives Teacher Scholarship

Arlington resident Alina Kramer, a Virginia Tech senior double majoring in mathematics and human development, received the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship.

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Arlington Snapshot: Autism Group Honors Lawmakers

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) honored state Senators Barbara Favola (D-31) and Jennifer Wexton (D-33) with its annual Community Builder of the Year Award for co-sponsoring Conner's Law, legislation that requires continued support of severely disabled and special needs children over 18.