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Voters Taking No Chances in Arlington

Voting is underway for the November Presidential election.

On Sept. 18, the official countdown begins in Arlington for the Nov. 3 Presidential election.

First you Say You Do, Then You Say You Don’t in Arlington

Arlington reverses social distancing ordinance

The repeal of the Arlington County Emergency Sidewalk Distancing Ordinance at the Sept. 15 Arlington County Board Meeting sits right in the middle of the widespread controversy.

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Everyone Loves a Good Parade in Arlington

Police cycles lead the parade down Four Mile Run Drive with antique cars wedged in the middle and two Arlington County fire engines, with sirens blaring, bookending the rear.

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Stand Up and Be Counted in Arlington

Arlington’s Census Palooza II hosts tables at Barcroft Apartments, Buckingham Gates of Ballston Community Center and Green Valley Charles Drew Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Around Arlington

Five New Voting Sites—The Arlington County Board approved five satellite offices for early voting in the Nov. 3 Presidential election in order to offer more opportunities for voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Don’t Rain on This Parade in Arlington

It’s on. It’s off. It’s on. It’s raining.

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New Ordinance Targets Groups of Pedestrians in Arlington

Action to prevent COVID spread in high-traffic areas

Arlington takes coronavirus restrictions seriously.

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6,509 pounds Fills the Cruisers to Overflowing in Arlington

AFAC says need is greater than usual during pandemic

“Customers are comin’.”

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Cooking for Their Own Wedding Leads to Restaurant, Catering in Arlington

Finding the BBQ way in the pandemic with summer supper series and more.

Joe “Hogmaster” Newman picks up a glistening pink crawfish from a pile of crawfish and snaps off the head.

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Nothing Stops Farmers...or Their Customers, in Arlington

Farm market vendors turn on a dime to adapt to the times.

Shopping bags are lined up at six-foot intervals at the Lubber Run Farmer’s Market at Barrett Elementary on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

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Plan Ahead: The Election is Closer Than You Think

Local officials urge voting absentee.

Many things in what we used to call “normal” life have changed, but the election is still only three months away.

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Yes, Some Places Are Irreplaceable in Arlington

Sam Torrey Shoe Service closes after 55 years.

The cubbies and shelves that normally would hold over 500 shoes, purses and other items are now mostly empty as Sam Torrey Shoe Services prepares to close on Friday, July 31.

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Grab Your Library Card and Keep Reading in Arlington

You can keep on reading during the brave new world of coronavirus rules and restrictions.

Meet Marta Hill Gray, New Executive Director of Culpepper Garden

Marta Hill Gray wears one of her masks as she has her temperature taken, signs in with her own pen and walks through the door of Culpepper Garden on July 1.

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Growing, Bagging, Donating—Community Comes Together in Arlington

It is Monday morning, and eight vegetable bagging work stations are located more than six feet apart in the Rock Spring United Church of Christ Carpenter Room.

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With 25 Percent of Previous Appointments, PT Offered Outdoors

Join the birds and the sunshine for physical therapy.

Two ceiling fans move the pleasant afternoon air on the front porch of Lisa Shimberg’s house where she has set up a physical therapy bed.

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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 Playgrounds Are Open!

It’s Parks and Recreation Month. Arlington County just opened the playgrounds, and kids are filtering back slowly.

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Pick Up What You Need—Every Six Weeks in Arlington

Ronda Gilliam Clothing Bank, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church, has reopened at the Arlington Methodist Building located at 716 S. Glebe Road.

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A Book A Day Keeps the Coronavirus Away in Arlington

Moms Demand Action volunteers delivered hundreds of new and gently used books and games June 9 to children participating in the weekly Barcroft Elementary School food distribution program.

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Week 12: Inside Coronavirus at Virginia Hospital Center

“It’s safe to say that coronavirus cases in Arlington are starting to see some leveling off, but not that it is definitely going down,” according to Adrian Stanton, Vice President for Business Development and Community Relations at Virginia Hospital Center.

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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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Culpepper Garden Beats the Odds on Coronavirus in Arlington

Low-income senior facility has no cases yet, as of this week.

Culpepper Garden low-income retirement property on Henderson Street in Arlington has so far escaped the coronavirus raging through other senior living facilities nationwide.

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Amazon Partners with Freddie’s to Provide 10,000 Meals in May in Arlington

A caravan of cars packed full of food donations pulls up in hospital parking lot C at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 14 to deliver 350 lunches as part of a partnership between Amazon and Freddie Lutz, owner of Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant.

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Pastries by Randolph Reopens with a New Normal in Arlington

‘We sold out the 85 mousse cakes.’

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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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Lawn Business Picks Up During Pandemic

People seek food security with vegetable gardens.

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Who Is That Masked Man in Arlington?

Arlingtonians respond to recommendation to wear PPE.

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Town Hall Highlights Local Steps on Coronavirus in Northern Virginia

“Stay home. Wash your hands.”

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Opera NOVA, Democratizing Opera in Arlington

“The way to democratize access was to start with children.”

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Life Goes On, But Not as Usual in Arlington

Schools will remain closed through the end of the school year to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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First You Say You Will, Then You Say You Won’t

The Poet’s Girl: A Novel of Emily Hale and T. S. Eliot

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Spring Has Sprung in Arlington

Garden plots grow vegetables and trust.

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