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Nothing Like Opera in Person

It is a sunny Sunday afternoon on June 5, and Opera NOVA is back...

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AHC Commits to Success for Low-Income Students

Forty-two low-income high school students celebrated College Signing Day hosted by AHC, Inc. who sponsors the College and Career Readiness Program.

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The Best Way To Solve Violence Is To Get Ahead of It

Teaching middle school and high school students to know what a healthy relationship with a peer looks like, what are the boundaries, and conflict resolution.

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A Local Gem Sparkles No More

Jeweler closes

SEEC gift

Gift

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Culpepper Garden Celebrates First Responders

First Responders

Mask Mandate—Yes or No?

Masks

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The Show Must Go On in Arlington

Cinderella

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Snow

What to Put in That Christmas Stocking

Christmas stocking

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Bag It?—Not Any More

Arlington to consider a new five-cent tax for each plastic bag.

Bag Tax

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Stop on the Corner for Brats and Tunes

Pastry Shoppe

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Outpouring of Local Help for Afghan Refugees

The need is great for volunteers, monetary donations and more.

Thousands of Afghan refugees have landed at Dulles Airport in recent days.

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Senior Olympics Profile Orienteering

Which way is north again?

Grab a compass and detailed topographical map and head out over unfamiliar terrain to navigate a set course in the fastest time.

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Lucky Danger Adds Twist to Chinese-American Food in Arlington

New take-out opens in Westport

Lucky Danger opened with much anticipation July 21 at Arlington’s Westport behind Pentagon City.

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Silver Anniversary, Grande Finale

Last performance for Bowen McCauley Dance Company to celebrate final performance, at Kennedy Center

Lucy Bowen has decided to go out with a bang.

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Rock Spring UCC in Arlington Donates $24,000 to Power Rural Clinics in India During COVID

One man’s journey lights a village.

Save a life with a reliable solar panel in a medical clinic in rural India.

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Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Opens 39th Year in September

Step up and claim your Olympic medal awarded after each event.

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It Just Gets Better and Better in Arlington

AFAC’s new warehouse expands capacity for feeding 2,300 families a week plus delivery to five senior centers.

A line forms on July 15 outside the AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center) building on S. Nelson Street as people wait with their bags and rolling carts for a week’s supply of supplemental groceries.

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Arlingtonian as Amateur Top Chef

“Good evening and welcome to the Bravo Top Chef Amateurs.

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Ballston Farmers Market Offers CBD Products

Ryan Clark stands at the Cannabreeze CBD stand at Ballston Farmers Market on July 1.

Preview: Encore Theatre Innovates Drive Through Theatre in Arlington

Voyager’s Compass returns for two performances on Saturday, July 10 at St. Thomas More Cathedral School parking lot and Sunday, July 11 at Lubber Run Amphitheater.

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Spring Is Bursting Out All Over – All Year Long at Culpepper Garden

Marta Hill Gray, Executive Director of Culpepper Garden, stands with mud on her boots as she supervises the planting of perennials in their new community garden.

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Arlington Naturalists Unite in Common Cause

Japanese Knotweed crowds out native growth along the Potomac

It is 6:15 a.m. as Kit Britton heads for the Donaldson Run trailhead where he will have a 45-minute hike to the Potomac River.

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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.

Living Donor Liver Transplant Saves a Life

Doug Post of Arlington donates 65 percent of liver to his uncle

Doug Post from Arlington flew to Seattle in early March and returned home with only 35 percent of his liver.

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Arlington Parks Ranked Fourth in Nation

New measure assesses equity in park access

Some of the nation’s best parks are right down the block in Arlington.

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Burdette Goal: A Microgreen in Every Fridge

Paula Burdette won’t stop talking about microgreens “until they are in everyone’s fridge in the Washington metropolitan area” because of their nutritional value.

Spring Brings Fresh Produce to Arlington Needy

Spring vegetables most needed right now include beets, lettuce, spinach, collards, kale, carrots and radishes.

Gardeners gear up for another season of donating produce to support local food pantries.

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Summer Food: Summer’s Bounty at Farmers Markets in Arlington

Customers may choose their own produce this year, instead of prepackaged items.

Come hungry to the Lubber Run Farmer’s Market at 4401 N. Henderson.

Preview: Columbia Pike Blues Weekend, June 18-20

Columbia Pike Blues Weekend combines three days of blues, with both streamed and in-person performances, on June 18-20.

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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.

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Hope of Sunrise Inspires Sculpture in Arlington

Woojung Lee screamed.

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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It’s Mom’s Turn: Try Breakfast in Bed

It’s her special day.

Second Chances Benefit the Whole Community

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

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Stop Waiting — Start Donating

Blood donors suffering from COVID fatigue; visit www.inovablood.org/donate-blood/

Just a few minutes of your time can save a life.

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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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“Sisters” Leave Privilege to Join Resistance

Story of nine Vietnamese women in their fight against French oppression

Patricia (Kit) Norland sat listening to a Vietnamese social worker in 1988 in Saigon as Oanh explained in beautiful English what it was like to suffer postwar trauma with poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse and street children.

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Manoukian Brothers Oriental Rugs in Arlington Nears 100 Year Anniversary

“Live from the Rug Shop” features local performers.

A stack of 3x10-foot runners lines one of the walls at Manoukian Brothers Oriental Rugs on Columbia Pike.

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