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Shirley Ruhe

Stories by Shirley

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Start Thinking Spring Now in Arlington

AFAC holds spring garden kick-off

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Empty Bowls Filled for Arlington Families

Annual event benefits Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Many Immigrant Stories But Similar Fears

Details of immigrant stories differ but the roller coaster of stress and uncertainty is the same.

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Counting the Homeless in Arlington

Point in Time count identifies street homeless.

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A Mutual Admiration Society in Arlington

Zoe performs tricks and gets hugs in return.

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Question Headlines about Nutrition

Discussing "Nutrition for Real Life."

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Homeless Find Warm Spot at Arlington Center

Hypothermia plan expands its welcome mat.

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Join Winter Reading Challenge in Arlington

Arlington sets 9,000 book goal in January.

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.

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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.