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Eden Brown

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A Thanksgiving Like No Other, But Gratitude is on the Menu in Arlington

There won’t be a Turkey Bowl in Hall’s Hill this year, for the first time since most residents can remember.

Election Officers in Arlington Protect the Votes

Action was slow at the community center because of early voting.

As precinct chief, Caroline Klam has been watching over elections in Arlington for a long time.

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Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington is a Tree Sanctuary

Tree Stewards help label trees; some are ‘unusual.’

When a Tree Steward finishes the training course to become a steward, they are supposed to know how to identify a tree, in any season.

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Arlington Volunteers Cure Ballots in North Carolina

Arlington activists canvassed in NC, and in Virginia’s 5th District for Cameron Webb, among others.

Sandra Garcia opened the chained door of her apartment in a low-income area of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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An American Patriot Wants YOU to VOTE

Local Vietnam Vet is a strong proponent of voting as a duty.

”Soupy” (John) Tyler walked into Jim Moore’s barber last July and asked him if he’d be willing to make up a sign about voting, something that would inspire people to get out and vote, and he’d be glad to cover the costs.

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Arlington Divided Over Amendment One Issue

Which is the real anti-gerrymandering vote?

At a dinner party — held outside — last Saturday night, five Arlington Democrats talked about how they had voted on Amendment One.

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Joe’s Pizza in Arlington Gets a Neapolitan Makeover

Some shake their heads at the change in the Arlington tradition; others embrace it.

Vernon Walters used to go to Joe’s Pizza Place and sit alone at a table far from the front door and the arcade-style games that kept kids busy in the vestibule while their parents relaxed into the blue naugahyde banquettes.

Homestretch Virtual 5K is Keeping Arlington in Shape

Running a 5K on your own or just donating improves morale

There’s power in numbers.

You Can Be Part of the ‘Arlington Way’

Opportunities to get involved in Arlington are diverse and fun.

There are more than a hundred ways to get involved in Arlington.

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Upton Hill’s New Parking Lot Is Full of Cyclists

Park in transition serves young and old, but shade trees are gone.

On the Friday before the long Labor Day weekend, Tomás Weber, his sister Vera Weber, and their cousin, Jonathan Melo, and grandfather “Papí” (Elvis) were enjoying the smooth, unscathed new enlarged blacktop parking lot at the Upton Hill Regional Park, along with several other young cyclists who were reveling in the near empty lot so they could show off their bike riding skills.

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Moore’s Barber Shop Open, Staying Safe in Arlington

Older, vulnerable residents look for low-volume barbers who go the extra mile.

Jim Moore was finally able to open his barber shop, Moore’s Barber Shop, on May 29th, when Virginia gave the green light to hair salons and barber shops.

Bridges to Independence Merges

Green Valley Neighborhood will benefit from merger.

Bridges to Independence announced a merger with Bonder & Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation (BAJCDC) last week.

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In Search of Fireflies: She Got a Copperhead Bite Instead

Advice from an Arlington resident and Virginia Herpetologists

It was a beautiful summer’s eve in Arlington last July, and Sara Stepahin was walking with her partner to see fireflies at Fort C.F. Smith.

AT&T Grants Arlington’s Bridges to Independence $20,000

Others like Joe have a chance to succeed thanks to grant.

Joe is on the autism spectrum and wanted to participate in the Bridges to Independence summer internships initiative.

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Arlington Neighborhood Sends Off a New Midshipman

Pandemic precautions color Plebe summer

At 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, more than forty neighbors gathered to line North Abingdon Street to send off Shane Tomb as he left to begin his “Plebe Summer” at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Arlington Couple Cleans Up Nice

Two residents dedicate themselves to cleaning up the banks of the Potomac.

You’ve seen the trash along the banks of the Potomac and you might even have picked up a plastic bottle or bag two to bring home for recycling.

Pandemic Patience: Counselor at NVFS Calms New Mothers

Tele-mental health during COVID-19 is the new normal for the Healthy Families Program.

Mental health counselor Bianca Molinari Anez knows what it is like to encounter postpartum depression; she experienced it herself. That’s one of the reasons she is so devoted to the group of women she counsels.

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Northern Virginia Family Service: More than a Safety Net for 100 Years

During the Great Depression, they handed out coal and coats. Now, it’s an array of services.

Ninety-five years ago, Northern Virginia Family Service handed out coats and coal in Alexandria. Today, the organization has a much broader mission and geographic reach throughout Northern Virginia and – in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic – an increased need for its services.

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Muslims Celebrate Ramadan at Home During Pandemic

It was hard not to be able to embrace friends and family after the 30 day fast.

Ramadan, the month-long fast that takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar year, is, after all, a time of sacrifice. For many who were under stay-at-home orders in Virginia, that spirit of sacrifice took on an added dimension.

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Arlington Graduates: Can’t Rain on Their Parade

Graduates cobble together a memorable event despite virus.

A few ebullient graduates, keeping social distance, came to the Marymount campus on Saturday to pose for “graduation pictures,” even going so far as to throw their mortar boards in the air and catch them to simulate one of the great joys of finally receiving a degree.

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Claudia Morales Is Arlington’s 2020 Foster Parent of the Year

Arlington's foster parent program will face major need post-pandemic.

How often does a young, single, professional person have the desire and capacity to become a foster parent? Claudia Morales of Arlington did. Nine times. Morales was officially approved in 2015 to become a foster parent, and since then she has had 9 children join her family.

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Neighborhood Weekly Tells the Story of COVID-19 Life in Arlington

Teenager starts her own paper to keep herself and neighbors engaged.

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Black Tie Dinners and Enlightenment in Arlington

Using the time to do new things and bond.

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Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Pandemic Priorities

Foresight helps keep pandemic at bay in local detention centers.

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Northern Virginia Activists Helped Pass a Stronger Virginia Clean Economy Act

Not the Green New Deal, but it’s a beginning, local leaders say.

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Arlington Teachers, Students Pursue Eco-Friendly Policy

Reduce, reuse, recycle, rot: students, volunteers and teachers taking the lead.

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Heritage Festival in Arlington Reflects Community Values

Locals take advantage of the pre-Coronavirus gathering

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Arlington Thrive Gets $60K Grant from CareFirst

Thrive’s safety net will be crucial as the virus has an impact on hourly workers

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TLC for Trees at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington

Parishioners and Tree Stewards pair up to save tall, handsome neighbors.

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Tommy Orange Resonates with Arlington Native Americans

Arlington Reads brings one of the “must read” authors to town to an overflow crowd.

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Searching for a Superintendent for Arlington

Public asked to contribute views: What do you want in a new superintendent?

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Arlington Painter Ending Successful Show at Northside Social

Sue Grace’s colors and shapes are hitting their stride.

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Teaching History Meaningfully in Arlington…is an Art

Good teaching is colorful and timeless.

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the (Hall’s Hill) Neighborhood in Arlington

Growing up black in Arlington was not easy; good neighbors helped.

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Restorative Justice Comes to Arlington

Arlington will have a chance to showcase a better way to deal with crime.

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Get Out Your Inner Cowboy, Cowgirl, or Cowlick for Arlington Thrive

Event offers a chance to recycle eyeglasses, electronics.

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Canopy Trees Losing Ground in Arlington

At least one cause of flooding is tree loss.

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Are Arlington Streams Healthy?

Monitoring the quantity of macroinvertebrates is one way to know.

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Power of a Stream in Arlington

Four Mile Run offers the chance to learn about patience, science, water, and summertime.

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Piles of Ruined Household Items Tell Story of Flooding in Arlington

Damage widespread as residents seek relief.

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Some Questions About Recycling in Arlington

Solid Waste Division working to update website.

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Larry Barnett Supporters in Arlington Have ‘Fun-Raiser’

Arlingtonians back the “caring candidate” from Midlothian.

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Local Organization Supports Afghan Girls

Event at Trade Roots supported by area businesses.

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Fathers in Jail Reunite with Their Children in Arlington

Men have high praise for system run by Sheriff Arthur.

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Honoring Foster Parents of the Year in Arlington

The gift of guidance and love recognized.

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Tree Stewards Tube Trees for Posterity

Volunteers tube trees in Bluemont despite heat.

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