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National Airport Recognizes Enslaved People of Abingdon Plantation

National Airport Recognizes Enslaved People of Abingdon Plantation

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SPARC Provides Day Programs for Adults with Disabilities

SPARC honors Supervisors Dalia Palchik and John Foust for support of region’s ‘forgotten.’

SPARC, a non-profit that provides day programs in Northern Virginia for adults with disabilities, hosted its 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast on June 15 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Vienna with a silent auction, talent show, games, and food.

VDOT Makes Roadsides a Refuge for Pollinators

Pollinator conservation provides bird and insect habitats and improves agency efficiencies

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will install 135 new acres of pollinator habitats this year to support pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, flies, and more.

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Second Annual ‘Hike for Her’ Raises Funds for Afghan GIrls

Arlington-based non-profit Ascend Afghanistan celebrates 10th year

Marina LeGree and her team have been teaching Afghan girls how to climb mountains since 2014. While living and working in Afghanistan, LeGree saw a need, and an opportunity, to unlock the leadership skills of young women using the mountains surrounding their homes as a classroom.

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Kids Have a Ball at Doolittle Story Hour

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AFAC Has Served 2 Million Families

This week Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) commemorated serving two million families since they began in 1988.

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County Tackles Food Security with New Round of Grants

The Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS) announced June 3 a second round of grants aimed at improving food security in Arlington. The funding will be available to area 501(c)(3) organizations, faith-based groups and schools and universities that support aspects of Arlington’s Food Security Strategic Plan, with the maximum grant award $25,000.

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Governor Says Virginia Is Exiting Clean Car Commitment

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has no interest in a roadmap to a zero-emission future for vehicles in Virginia. Youngkin cites Attorney General Jason Miyares’ official opinion, which "confirms that Virginians are no longer legally bound to follow the emission standards of California.”

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Unremitting Data Center Demand Pushes County to Act

Balancing an economy that can’t happen without data centers with homeowners’ rights and quality of life.

The relentless march of data center growth in Northern Virginia has reached a reported 70 percent of the total number of data centers on our planet.

Arlington Jury Convicts James Ray Williams of Murder in the Death of Sean Bowman

On Friday night, June 7, 2024, after a four-day trial, an Arlington jury found James R. Williams guilty of the March 25, 2023, murder of Sean Bowman. The jury also convicted Williams of using a firearm in the commission of the murder.

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Ready, Set, Read

Summer reading adventure is underway.

The Arlington Library kicked off its summer reading adventure on Saturday, June 1 with fun activities, games and popsicles at the eight library locations.

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Tour de Clarendon Careens Around Corners in Arlington

Brendon Rhim wins Sunday’s Clarendon Cup 2024

It’s a short one kilometer route that turns sharp corners at Clarendon, Wilson, and Washington Boulevards — one hundred times. That is what makes the Armed Forces Cycling Classic (AFCC) so challenging. The 100 km race goes around 300 corners, each time potentially ending in a crash, as happened a few times on Sunday.

Arlington Pride Festival 2024

The Arlington Pride Festival 2024 will be at Long Bridge Park in National Landing on Saturday, June 29, for a day filled with celebration, diversity, and love.

New Grant Program Tackles Food Security

The Arlington County Department of Human Services is launching a grant funding opportunity to boost food security in Arlington. Funding will be available to area 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, and public schools and universities with projects that support aspects of the Food Security Strategic Plan.

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Never Forget

Obama makes surprise visit to honor Alexandria’s fallen.

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