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Arlington Snapshot: ‘Come and You Will See’

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington held its first Korean-American Catholic Conference, “Come and You Will See,” on Aug. 20 which mirrored an annual conference in South Korea that helps teenagers determine what they want to do with with their lives.

Arlington County Fair Returns for 40th Anniversary

Fair to have 1970s theme.

Arlington may be part of the D.C. urban environment, but on Aug. 17 it gets back in touch with its rural roots with the Arlington County Fair.

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Arlington Snapshot: Youth Leadership

The Leadership Arlington Youth Program Class of 2016, comprised of 30 youth leaders who are rising high school juniors and seniors, graduated on Thursday, Aug. 11, at a ceremony held in Marymount University's Reinsch Library Auditorium.

Arlington Snapshot: Exploring Vernal Ponds

The Campbell family participates in a class in vernal ponds at Potomac Overlook Regional Park on Sunday afternoon. Park Naturalist Emily Rarity has handed out small nets to Chris, Colin and Leo for scooping tadpoles out of the murky water.

Arlington: Technology, Tradition and Transition at Kenmore

New interim principal discusses his predecessor's legacy and future of the school.

Becoming the new principal of Kenmore Middle School would be difficult enough, but David McBride is stepping into a role Dr. John Word had occupied for 18 years.

Arlington Snapshot: Congressional Competition

Caroline Nelson of Washington & Lee High School won this year's Congressional Art Competition for U.S. Rep. Don Beyer’s District 8‬. For the next year her artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol .

Arlington Snapshot: Scholarships

From left: Jesse Hernandez-Naranjo of Wakefield, Angel Lopez-Sato of H-B Woodlawn, Esau Alberto Lazo Martinez of H-B Woodlawn and Kayla Cleggett of Washington-Lee were four of the six students each awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the Commonwealth Circle, Inc. Proceeds from the Commonwealth Circle's fundraiser were given to need-based seniors in Arlington County High Schools pursuing studies in community service. Not pictured are Jasmine Ben Hamed of Washington-Lee and Norma Lucia Chambi of Wakefield.

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Arlington Snapshot: Honored for Fundraising

Marymount University earned the Award of Excellence from the Foundation for Physical Therapy, which was given to schools that donated $10,000 during its 2015-2016 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge.

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Arlington Snapshot: At Children's Science Center Lab

Nearly 700 children and adults helped the Children's Science Center Lab celebrated its first birthday as a destination in the region for opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math education.

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Arlington Snapshot: National EMS Weekend of Honor

About 100 cyclists with the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride arrived in Arlington on May 20, to kick off the 2016 National EMS Weekend of Honor. The riders started in Boston on May 14. Each rider carried a set of dog tags in memory of an EMS honoree and, upon arrival at the hotel, presented a dog tag to family members, friends or associates of the fallen.

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Arlington Snapshot: Clearing the Shelter

An exciting day on all sides at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Pets were available with waived adoption fees at shelters participating in the nationwide Clear the Shelter event.

Arlington Brief: Some Pet Adoption Resources

Animal Welfare League of Arlington: www.awla.org Lucky Dog Animal Rescue: www.luckydoganimalrescue.org Homeward Trails Animal Rescue: www.homewardtrails.org Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation: www.lostdogrescue.org Petfinder: www.petfinder.com

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Arlington: Parents Decry Speed of Site Decision

County Board approves Wilson School as a temporary fire station site.

Just two weeks after Arlington County announced that it was planning on placing a temporary fire station on the future Wilson School site, the County Board unanimously voted to move forward with an agreement that would allow the fire station to occupy nearly half of the field space at the Wilson site until at least 2020.

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Arlington Snapshot: LavaBarre in the Park

Local residents enjoy a free session hosted by LavaBarre Studio at Gateway Park in Rosslyn on July 12. The outdoor classes are available Tuesday evening 6-7 p.m. through July 26. Each exercise concentrates on concepts of ballet, Pilates and yoga. All are welcome to participate; bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.

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Arlington: Residents Express Frustrations over Process

Public commentary voiced on Saturday, July 16, about the county’s plan to put a temporary Fire Station 10 on the Wilson School/HB Woodlawn playing fields reflected common themes heard around North Arlington last week.

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