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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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Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax State Representatives Push Through Anti-Plastic Bills

Lopez, Ebbin and Favola pushed for new laws

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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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Arlington Residents Drown in Higher Water Bills

Was this just the drought-related water use?

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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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Arlington Housing 1, Arlington Trees 0

County Board votes for five-foot ADU setback rule.

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Choosing to Do Something in Arlington

Arlington residents meet up to “go green.”

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Raising Funds for Prince William Delegate

Arlington women support Haya Ayala’s pro-ERA, pro-health care stance.

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Argentine Festival: Talent, Energy, and Patriotism in Arlington

Literary, culinary, musical, cultural talents on display.

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E-Cycling in Arlington Keeps Waste Out of Landfill

From fishbowls to giant staple guns.

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First Challenging Racism 5K is Hometown Race in Arlington

Residents of all ages came out to run.

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Alexandria Residents Love Native Plants

Local vendors explain how to plant and care for them.

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‘The Shop’ Hosts Home Movie Restoration Talk in Arlington

Makers Shop at Central Library.

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Grabowsky Talks Trash in Arlington

Don’t “wish cycle” because you do more harm than good when you do.

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Not Just Another Pretty Tune in Arlington

“Ninth Street Quartet” entertains audience with new music.

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Are Glass Bottles Being Recycled in Arlington?

To be sure they don’t end up in landfills, take them to a designated area.

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