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‘Brothers, Neighbors, Friends’

Chantilly resident installed as officer with The Knights of Columbus.

Eric Latcheran, 27, of Chantilly’s Poplar Tree Estates community, has Down syndrome. Yet his intellectual disabilities don’t stop him from leading a full life.

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Plot for Hunger Eagle Scout Project

Puwen Lee from Arlington Food Assistance Center Volunteer Services and Plot Against Hunger manager and Hunter Moore, director of Culpepper Garden Retirement Community, examined a recently constructed raised garden plot for the retirement community residences by Gianni Snidle from Arlington Boy Scout Troop 111.

Letter: Adding to Deficit Spending

To the Editor: Mary Kimm’s editorial encouraging Virginia’s legislature to expand Medicaid coverage because the federal government will foot the $3 billion bill ignores how the feds will foot the bill — by deficit spending. Revenues won’t cover this additional spending — it will go straight on top of the deficit for future generations to foot. The 30,000 jobs it will supposedly create — one for every 13 beneficiaries — is an egregious misdirection of resources.

Double Honors

Leadership Arlington President & CEO Betsy Frantz has been recognized with two major awards for her work at the organization and in the community.

Community’s Help Needed for Immigrant Children

The Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) is collecting donations for the 70 immigrant children and 15 young mothers.

Churchill Turf Field Booted Ahead

Private money to pay for field in exchange for “priority access;” Montgomery Soccer challenges the decision.

Winston Churchill’s future artificial turf stadium field has a green light, despite ongoing challenge and controversy. On Monday, July 28, the County Council’s Education Committee recommended approval of $1.3 million for installation of the field, expected to be completed by spring of 2015. The money will come from a private sports club and Churchill boosters. The private funds allow for the construction of the new field without waiting for the county construction process.

Primed To Learn about Work

Summer school program matches students with potential careers.

Julia Payne spent a week of her summer calling local restaurants asking them if they would like to hand out coasters and condoms for World Aids Day. She said this with a laugh, remarking on how some people had interesting responses to that offer.

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West Potomac Grad Lescher To Play Baseball at Penn

Pitcher enjoys Creedence Clearwater Revival, tacos.

Q&A with West Potomac grad Billy Lescher.

A New Era at Local School

Matthew Gould tapped as head of Norwood School.

When the 2014-2015 school year opens in a few weeks, Norwood School will have a new leader at the helm. The Board of Trustees for the Bethesda school named Matthew A. Gould, Ph.D., as the new head of school earlier this month. Gould replaces Richard T. Ewing Jr., who retired from Norwood after 35 years. “Having grown up in the D.C. area and worked in various schools for the past 25 years, I was well aware of Norwood’s reputation as one of the largest and finest kindergarten-through-eighth grade schools in the country,” said Gould. “I was impressed with Norwood’s deep commitment and passion for educating the whole child in a joyful, nurturing and challenging learning environment. It was important for me to be in a school community that puts children at the center of everything.”

Flourishing After 55, Aug. 11-16

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, Aug. 11-16.

Democrats Have Treasurer Candidate

Carla de la Pava is the only candidate to file to seek the Democrats’ nomination to be the next Arlington County treasurer.

Consolidating Human Services

The Arlington County Board on July 24 approved a lease agreement that will consolidate its Department of Human Services programs at the Sequoia Plaza complex at 2100 Washington Blvd.

Pay through Parkmobile

Arlington County has partnered with Parkmobile USA, Inc., to bring residents and visitors a mobile payment solution for parking at all 5,329 metered spaces throughout the county.

Obituary: Harry Hodges Semmes, Jr.

Harry Hodges Semmes, Jr., 94, died of Alzheimer’s on July 6, 2014 at Buckingham's Choice where he had moved after 50 years of living in Potomac.

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Surfer Bethany Hamilton Shares Her Story

Fourth Presbyterian School welcomed professional surfer Bethany Hamilton to campus in April. Hamilton became well known after she lost her left arm to a shark attack while surfing at the age of 13. Just one month later, she was back in the water pursuing her passion of surfing, and just over a year later won her first national title. In 2007 she turned pro and has since competed in a number of Association of Surfing Professionals and World Tour Events. In March, she won the Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro held in Oahu, Hawaii.

Join the Auxiliary Police Unit

The Arlington County Police Department is offering an opportunity for residents to serve their community by becoming a sworn Auxiliary Police Officer.

Hamelburg Selected for Diller ‘Tikkun Olam’ Award

Teen launched “Operation 18,000.”

“Tikkun Olam” is a Hebrew phrase which means “Repairing the World.” The concept suggests that all share in the responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. Potomac’s Katie Hamelburg has adopted the phrase as her mantra and is on a fast-track to inspiring other teens to become involved in volunteerism to make their communities, nation and world a better place for all.

Whitman’s Hatch Pursuing College Basketball Dream

Rising junior feels “infinitely better” than during freshman year.

Marie Hatch was one of the 2012-13 Whitman girls’ basketball team’s best players as a freshman prior to a shoulder injury that forced her to miss a large portion of the season. The following year, Hatch earned all-division honors and led the Vikings in scoring, helping the team win 20 consecutive games. Now a rising junior, Hatch feels much improved mentally and physically as she chases her dream of playing college basketball. She recently participated in a Q&A via email.

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Ireton Grad Cunningham to Play Lax at Rhodes College

Ireton Grad Cunningham to Play Lax at Rhodes College

Bishop Ireton grad Kendall Cunningham will play lacrosse at Rhodes College.

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Lake Braddock Grad Owens to Play Baseball at ECU

Q&A: Former Bruins SS enjoys playing beach volleyball.

Lake Braddock grad Jack Owens will play baseball at East Carolina.