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Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off in Arlington

Volunteer to be part of MLK Day of Service.

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Another Day Directing Traffic — But in Puerto Rico

Arlington County Police officers volunteer in aftermath of disaster.

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Arlington Scouts ‘Do a Good Deed Daily’

— Even in 23 Degrees

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Chopsticks for Good Causes in Arlington

Sushi Zen organizes 20 fundraisers in one year to assist non-profit organizations.

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Senior Talent Performs to Full House

From line dancing to modern dance.

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NVSO Winds Down

But not for the competitors.

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Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Rolls Along

Green Acres Senior Center hosts bocce competition.

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NVSO Hits Full Gear with 752 Participants

Twenty years, thirty events for Senior Olympian Toftoy.

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Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Celebrates 35th Year

Participants can compete in 70 different events.

Whatever Your Taste, You Can Find It in Arlington

Ethnic choices around every corner.

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Teens Tackle Poverty Close To Home

Catholic Diocese of Arlington sends 820 teen volunteers.

Children and Books in Arlington — ‘A Perfect Pairing’

Retiring from school library.

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Lessons from a Retired Arlington Teacher

Experiencing changes in teaching

Refugee Stories — Different But the Same

Learning to look at the long term.

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Interfaith Iftar To Share Ramadan with Arlington Community

Rock Spring UCC to host June 17 event.

Answering Immigration Questions

New one-stop website responds to citizen concerns.

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It All Started with the Bear

Author shares her creation with children at Woodbury Park Apartments.

Conflict: Two Countries, Two Families

Awaiting asylum decision.

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Refugee Volunteer Group in Arlington Aims to Welcome All

Interfaith group offers advocacy, life skills programs and community events.

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Helping Immigrants in Arlington

Advice about DACA, green cards, work permits and more.

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Hometown Habitat

Showing how conservation landscaping can work.

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Learning To Be Funny in Arlington

ArtFest continues through Friday, April 7.

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How to Package 20,000 Meals in Four Hours

Seventy-five volunteers have gathered at CUMC on Filmore Street on March 11 to package 20,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now.

People at Work

A plumbers work in Old Town, Alexandria

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Little Church on the Corner Broadens Its Vision

Plans move forward to transform CUMC property.

The road has been a long one for the Central United Methodist Church (CUMC) efforts to transform their property in Ballston into a new worship space.

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Arlington Diner to Close … Later in Spring

33 years of 364-day customer favorites.

An Arlington institution is disappearing.

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Pet Sitting for 30 Years and Still Loves It

Fun, food and games.

Sasha hears familiar footsteps and sits at the top of the stairs waiting for his food and fun to begin.

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Prisoner Reentry: Some Solutions

Local programs, services help ex-offenders.

Ex-offenders may face stigma, lack of family support, inadequate life skills suitable for making it on "the outside" and difficulty getting and retaining employment.

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Prisoner Reentry: Some Solutions

Part II in a three-part series focusing on prisoner reentry in Northern Virginia

Thirty-eight thousand prisoners are incarcerated in Virginia with 12,000 adults and 500 juveniles projected to be released each year.

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BABA Brings Alive Grandmother Memories

Here’s to fun dining.

Everyone can find their grandmother at BABA's according to Ivan Iricanin, the owner of the new restaurant on Wilson Boulevard scheduled to open Feb. 1.

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88 and Ready to March Again

Boarding the bus for the Jan. 21 Women’s March, Ivy South says she is 88 years old and “this is my first march.”

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Part I: A three-part series focusing on prisoner reentry in Northern Virginia.

Employment and housing prove to be major hurdles.

In Virginia, 38,000 citizens were incarcerated in 2016. Almost 90 percent of those released return home.

Get Fit for the New Year in Arlington

MADabolic opens new gym in Clarendon.

Marked white, teal and black weighted balls slam into the ground. Heavy ropes snake up and down through the air. Running shoes sprint across the floor.

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Holidays in the Homeless Services Center in Arlington

Good cheer, warm and supportive environment

Walk into the Homeless Services Center at 2020-A 14th Street N and one immediately feels the good cheer.

Tables Overflow for Project Christmas Angel in Arlington

Gift-wrapping for children of incarcerated individuals.

Susan Olson, chair of the Offenders Aid and Restoration Board (OAR), says this year they put the wish list for the children of incarcerated individuals on Amazon.