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Celebration of Juneteenth in Arlington

Juneteenth has always been important for African-Americans.

Jim Moore sat back at his barber chair on Lee Highway last week, the shop quiet on a midweek, midday visit, no longer the hub it was in pre-pandemic days.

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Make Friends with a Chameleon in a Book...or in Person in Arlington

APAH hosts Parade of Animals book event

A colorful converted school bus emblazoned with R.E.A.D. sits by the First Presbyterian Church on N. Vermont Street Wednesday, June 2.

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Drive Through Ceremony in Arlington Celebrates College-Bound

Thirty-one high school students sporting the T-shirt of their chosen college were cheered on, cowbells ringing, by family and friends on Friday, May 14 in a drive through signing ceremony by the Rinker Community Center.

Arlington Honors Fallen Police Officers

Acting Arlington County Police Chief Charles Penn stands in front of a plaque “In Valor There Is Hope” in the plaza outside police headquarters reading the names of the seven fallen ACPD officers on Monday, May, 10.

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Foster Parents of the Year Encourage Fostering Teens

Teens need guidance, are fun — mostly — and the impact is huge.

Jump ahead: May is Foster Care Month

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Mother’s Day Reflection: Our Mothers Had Few Rights, Much Courage

Reflecting on mothers from a different era

All my friends were losing their mothers, and this year, it was my turn.

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Moms are Always There, Until They Aren’t…Or Are They?

Reflecting on mothers from a different era

Moms are always there.

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ArPets: Wendy’s Birthday Celebration

Sixteen years ago, Arlington resident George Hobart walked into the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s animal shelter and, right away, a five-year-old Beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mix named Wednesday caught his eye.

Second Chances Benefit the Whole Community

Toby Pendergrass opens the 13th Second Chance virtual fundraising breakfast on Thursday, April 22.

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Journey to Freedom

Holocaust survivor recalls flight from ‘Warsaw Ghetto’ and occupied Poland

Sam Ponczak was just shy of two years old when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939.

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Walker Chapel Cemetery Moves from Maintenance to Ministry in Arlington

Elaborate plans open spots for congregation and community.

Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, after four long years of permits and drawings and dreams, is set to break ground on renovations to its historic cemetery.

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ArPets: Cuter by the Dozens – 25 Dogs and Counting

I couldn't wait to vault from my parents' house into college.

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ArPets: Lady Grantham of Arlington

Downton Abbey's elder Lady Grantham wouldn't likely be found discussing underwear under any circumstances.

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The Year That Was in Arlington

Feeding the multitudes during COVID — one can at a time

In March 2020, COVID suddenly brought about the closing of schools where children had regularly received free breakfast and lunches.

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ArPets: Seven Good Samaritans Help Save Jake the Beagle

Beagle on the loose!

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