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Marta Hill Gray Named Executive Director at Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation

Susan Philp, Board Chair of Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation (ARHC), nonprofit owner of Culpepper Garden, announced that Marta Hill Gray was named the new Executive Director of ARHC and will begin on July 1, 2020.

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Community Gardener Help with Food Insecurity in Arlington

Arlington food networks work together during coronavirus pandemic.

The South Four Mile Run Community Garden has changed its procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic, but tomatoes and peppers are still tangled with squash sporting yellow blossoms and remains of the sugar snap peas.

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Arlington Has New Director of Corrections

Major Gretchen Foster is the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office Director of Corrections, effective Monday, June 22. Foster is the first female Director of Corrections in Arlington’s history.

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Arlington Couple Cleans Up Nice

Two residents dedicate themselves to cleaning up the banks of the Potomac.

You’ve seen the trash along the banks of the Potomac and you might even have picked up a plastic bottle or bag two to bring home for recycling.

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Jesus Collazos Was More Than Our Mailman

Four years ago, we moved into a neighborhood that really felt like one. Houses are not too far apart, so neighbors know one another, and stop to check in.

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Emily and Sarah to Celebrate Virtual Graduation in Arlington

Twins Emily and Sarah Roberts stand on their front porch with Hachi on the leash headed toward his favorite spot in the front yard. Emily and Sarah say they were still hoping for an in-person graduation even after the rest of the school year at Yorktown High School had been cancelled.

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Muslims Celebrate Ramadan at Home During Pandemic

It was hard not to be able to embrace friends and family after the 30 day fast.

Ramadan, the month-long fast that takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar year, is, after all, a time of sacrifice. For many who were under stay-at-home orders in Virginia, that spirit of sacrifice took on an added dimension.

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Parents Rally to Fill Arlington Food Gaps

It began with the discussions at the regular Wednesday morning mom’s meeting at Kenmore Elementary and morphed into an effort to provide food to needy families in Arlington.

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Claudia Morales Is Arlington’s 2020 Foster Parent of the Year

Arlington's foster parent program will face major need post-pandemic.

How often does a young, single, professional person have the desire and capacity to become a foster parent? Claudia Morales of Arlington did. Nine times. Morales was officially approved in 2015 to become a foster parent, and since then she has had 9 children join her family.

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In Arlington: Round and Round and Round and.......

Josh Babb runs marathon on his street for Columbia Baptist Church food pantry.

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Cheering for Healthcare

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Front Line Medical Staff Get New Tennis Shoes

Local athletic shoe companies donate special shoes to medical staff Impacted by COVID-19.

New shoes for medical workers.

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Neighborhood Weekly Tells the Story of COVID-19 Life in Arlington

Teenager starts her own paper to keep herself and neighbors engaged.

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A Special Win for Michael Wardian

After running 262.5 miles over the course of two and a half days straight, without sleep, Wardian won the first-ever Quarantine Backyard Ultramarathon.

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