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Seniors Quilt Keeps History Alive

History is kept alive in many ways—through historical novels, ballads, folklore passed down through the generations. For one group of Arlington seniors, local history of the now closed Lee Center is being kept alive through the display of a quilt they pieced together in 2000.

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The Tradition Goes On at Lyon Village

The usual red, white and blue banner is unfurled across the street and held aloft by many of the regulars at the beginning of the parade. GJ Carten, a long-time participant, remembers the Lyon Village picnic started in 1972, and the parade was added in 1980.

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Too Many Deer in Arlington — Now What?

The recent debate about deer management in Arlington has aroused some mixed emotions about the best method to cut back the deer population or whether it is needed at all.

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Tour of Amazon’s New Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden added to 2.5 acres of Amazon Met Park

Butterfly Garden added to 2.5 acres of Amazon Met Park

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Arlington Chamber Celebrates Economic Development

Awards presented to first responders & public safety personnel

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce held its State of the County & Public Safety Awards breakfast on Tuesday, June 25 at the Army Navy Country Club.

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Blueberries Gone Before You Know It

Cars line up, trunks open in the parking lot of Cherrydale United Methodist Church on Lorcom Lane Friday, June 21 to pick up their 10-pound boxes of fresh blueberries.

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Kids Have a Ball at Doolittle Story Hour

Baseball reader

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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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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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Guest House Celebrates 50 Years

It all began in 1975 with one woman’s dream to help women returning into society from prison who had committed nonviolent crimes. At the time there was no place for them to go and still today, Guest House is the only residential facility for these women in Northern Virginia.

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Encore Theatre Supporters

Encore Theatre Supporters

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Alverson Leaves a Sweet Legacy

Blood drive initiative in Jimmy’s memory

Blood drive initiative in Jimmy’s memory

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Bike to Work or Just For Fun

BTW 2024 in Arlington

WAPF Meeting on Thyroid Function

Shep Saltzman’s topic for his Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) presentation May 19 was Thyroid Function but his bottom line was, “You can’t cookie cutter people. You have to get to know them because everyone is different and what works for one person doesn’t work for another. There are so many patterns; it takes finesse to figure it out. I am very thorough.”

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Harmony for Hope Raises Funds for Ukrainian Children

From the mezzo soprano of Katelyn Neumann to the bass of Eduardo Castro, the walls of Rock Spring United Church of Christ (UCC) reverberate with the crescendos of the opera performers who have volunteered their talents for Harmony for Hope.

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Step Up and Stamp Out in Arlington

Food truck delivers

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Bill’s Hardware Reopens Reimagined

Bill's fires up the grills once again.

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Culpper Garden Honors First Responders

Culpper Garden Honors First Responders

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Freddie’s Beach Bar Threatened with Bomb Scare

Freddie Lutz opened an email bomb threat just minutes before the children’s drag story hour performance was set to begin at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant on S. 23rd Street on April 6.

Doorways On Track to Break Records Again

Safehouse operated at 211% capacity first quarter 2023

Doorways in Arlington

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Living Legends: The Dynamic Duo

Patty and Kate Moran making a difference in Del Ray.

Living Legends “It’s addictive here. The people are so easy to get along with.” — Patty Moran

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Free Tax Returns Prepared Locally

The way it works is that when you arrive you will be interviewed by a tax counselor who will collect your information and then prepare your return. A second counselor will then review your return with you and answer any questions you may have. You will receive a printed copy of your return for your records and then your return will be electronically filed for you.

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PathForward Receives Federal Grant for Siebert House

PathForward announced March 11 that it will receive $1,342,704 in Federal funding for purchase of Siebert House. Siebert House is an 8-unit apartment building located in the Westover area of Arlington which currently houses chronically homeless people.

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Rally Against Hate Supports Rock Spring Neighbors

Arlington neighbors gathered March 1 at a Rally Against Hate held on the steps of Rock Spring UCC to show community support for neighbors whose properties had been defaced with racial slurs and swastikas on Feb. 19.

Afghan Refugee Dreams of Peace

Afghan Refugee

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’Jeopardy’ Intimidating But a Lot of Fun

Inside look at the pressures and joys of being on ‘Jeopardy’

Jeopardy

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Arlington’s Guarantee Pilot Declared a Success

Arlington’s Guarantee Pilot Declared a Success

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AFAC Fills Up the Empty Bowls

Bowls

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Mardi Pardi with Guas’ New Orleans King Cake

Living on sponge cake....

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Local Audubon Chapter Votes to Change Its Name

John James Audubon claimed ownership of enslaved people

Audobon

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Painter Dispels Common Myths of Mosaddeq Coup

Painter Dispels Common Myths of Mosaddeq Coup

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Snow in One Arlington Neighborhood

Snow Scenes

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Homeless Services Center is Full and Need is Growing

End of eviction moratorium leaves more demand for shelter.

Homeless Center

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New Partnership to Provide Affordable Housing

Melwood and Wesley Housing have partnered to convert a current Arlington Melwood property into an affordable and inclusive housing project combined with programs and services for people with disabilities. This project is located at 750 23rd Street S in Arlington.

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Donate a Toy, Make a Child Happy

Toy drive

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