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Mentor Program Expands Into Arlington

A Space of Her Own seeks volunteers.

SOHO is a locally-born mentoring program that pairs adult mentor with fifth graders from lower income households who have a passion for art.

Tax and Wire Fraud: Three Years Prison

Fair Oaks tax preparer filed false returns with the IRS.

Although she received a sentence below the state guidelines, a former Fair Oaks tax preparer will be spending the next three years in prison. She is Thuy Tien Le, 40, who learned her punishment last Friday, July 18, in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

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Plan to Enhance Maple Avenue

Public hearing held on proposed, new zoning district.

On July 7, the Town Council held part one of a two-part public hearing on the proposed, new district for commercial property along Maple Avenue. Part two is set for Aug. 18.

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'Animals Are So Resilient'

AWLA and SPCA help pets and their families in the Arlington area.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington offers a Baby Ready Pets class for people to prepare themselves, their home, and their animals for welcoming a new baby into the home.

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Horse Trials Held at Turner Farm

Wendy Masemer and Kristin Pascal Parisot organized the summer starter trials, combined test, and dressage show to raise money for maintenance of the cross country course at The Turner Farm in Great Falls.

Pub Crawl Crackdown

New permitting system designed to help cover public safety expenses.

The turning point for Arlington's burgeoning pub crawl may have been St. Patrick's Day, a time when the Arlington County Police Department found itself swamped by hordes of drunken revelers.

Marquee Tenant For Central Place

Corporate Executive Board to add 800 new jobs; building to be known as CEB Tower.

Right now, it's a temporary park — a placeholder at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and North Lynn Street. But when the soaring new building is constructed at Central Place, it will be known as the CEB Tower.

Fairfax County Updates Green Building Policy

New policy is result of new technology for green rating systems.

The green building policy in Fairfax has been updated, requiring higher standards for residential, retail, office and other construction projects seeking approval for rezoning in the county.

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Food Truck Changes Considered in Fairfax County

Public Hearings are July 30 and September 9

On June 17, the Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with a proposal to make changes to food truck regulations.

Give Blood, Give Back to Community

Paul VI Student Hosting Blood Drive in Clifton

Kiefer, a student at Paul VI Catholic School in Fairfax, is planning a second blood drive in Clifton in honor of his brother.

Julie’s Datery Debuts At Del Ray Farmers’ Market

Julie’s Datery began selling the dates at the Del Ray Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 12.

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Community Rallies for Ellie

The Barrington Community in Fairfax Station comes together to support sick girl.

The Barrington Community in Fairfax Station, in partnership with the Glitter Matters Foundation, hosted a unity walk and swimathon on July 4 to support Ellie Schleyer. Ellie is a 12-year-old girl from the community that is suffering from an undiagnosed degenerative brain disorder.

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Turner Farm Revisited

Great Falls residents, groups want to preserve local historic site.

Many citizens of Great Falls hope to keep The Turner Farm a low-impact park. Great Falls Citizens Association held a Turner Farmhouse informational session on July 8, the day before Fairfax County Parks Authority released the plans for the resident curatorship program.

Josh Anderson Foundation Spotlighted on National Show

Deepak Chopra interviews Lauren Anderson.

A local foundation was catapulted to national status on Friday. Josh Anderson Foundation [JAF] Executive Director Lauren Anderson had a chance to talk to holistic health advocate Deepak Chopra for his show One World about JAF’s mission.