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Arlington’s USA Team Headed To Finals in Ramadan Tourney?

Soccer tournament is a gathering place for multicultural team

The holy month of Ramadan can be tough when you are away from home. Like any major religious event, there are special home-cooked recipes for breaking the fast, mouth-watering and calorie-rich, and it’s hard, when you live across the world, to replace the most important part of Ramadan: the gathering of extended family and friends uniting over the Fitur (breakfast) table as the sun sets.

River Farm Hosts Alexandria's Spring Garden Market

American Horticultural Society event heralds growing season

River Farm

EcoAction Arlington Plants 170 Trees

Replanting canopy trees helps manage stormwater, shade, carbon

trees

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Teens in Arlington Paint Sneakers to Raise Funds for At-Risk Youth

Arlington Arts Center wants to connect the art world with local community.

Painted sneakers

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Arlington's Sister City Teams up with Northside Social

An emotional crowd raised funds for Ukraine

Sister city

Arlington Activists Won’t Give up on Campaign Finance Reform

MoneyOutVA will ask legislators why good governance laws failed

Campaign finance

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Against New Virginia Policies

Teachers, students, and parents in Fairfax and Arlington protest the new governor’s campaign to control content in schools.

School content

Endometriosis Conference an Important Resource for Women

You may have the ‘Silent Disease’ and not know it

Endometriosis

Virginians Lost Last Week When House Voted Down Bills

But it’s not over until it’s over for four remaining bills

house bills

Arlington’s Ninth Street Quartet Offers Edgy Evening

Something old, something new, something blue at 9SQ concert

Music

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Arlington’s Industrious Workspace Supports Local Art

Light-filled offices feature work by Susan Grace

Art

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Poodles of Arlington

Arlington’s Intelligent, Aristocratic, Gorgeous Standards

Poodles

Commentary: Campaign FInance Reform is Alive but Needs Support in Arlington

Individuals can make their voice heard this week.

Campaign finance

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Arlington County Police Respond to Threat at Yorktown High School

Lockdown lasted more than three hours

Yorktown HS Threat

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Local Bakers Make Valentines Pretty Sweet

Support to small businesses and Valentines go hand in hand

Valentines Sweets

Campaign Finance Reform Finds Support in Both Parties in Arlington

Campaign finance reform is a priority for nearly 90 percent of Virginians.

Campaign finance

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Arlington Hands Out Fentanyl Test Strips To Save Lives

Program helps keep fatal Fentanyl overdoses at bay

Fentanyl

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Obituary: James T. Moore Senior Remembered in Arlington

Barber, a leader in the Hall’s Hill community, now a legend

James T. Moore

Tree Stewards Tackle Degraded Paths in Brandymore Castle

Local landscaping company El Quetzal provides volunteer crew for the effort

Tree stewards

St. George’s Music Program is an Arlington Gem

Concert at St. George’s in Arlington showcases teens’ hard work

Music by St George's

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Arlington YMCA Hosts Pickleball Clinic

The Y starts a program for the popular sport.

Pickleball

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Arlington Swimmers Want Pool Agreement Reconsidered

Superintendent‘s decision not reviewed first by school board and pool patrons

Arlington taxpayer and swimmer Walt Edwards is angry.

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Arlington Blows Hot and Cold on Gas Leaf Blowers

Noise, pollution, habitat destruction seen as unsustainable

Gas-powered lawn mowers, edgers, and leaf blowers crisscrossing the lawns in Arlington are generating dissent.

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Parade on Albemarle Street in Arlington is All About Kids...

...and the memories of a small town Fourth of July

It was 9 a.m. on North Albemarle Street in Arlington, and the engines were revving.

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Arlington Teen Makes Olympic Swim Team

Torri Huske missed graduation – the Olympics were calling.

One of Yorktown High School’s graduating class of 2021 couldn’t make it.

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Your Help Needed in Protecting Our Water in Arlington

Streams eroding under pressure of development; Potomac Conservancy advocates to save water quality

Controversial Stream Restoration Techniques Divide Residents

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Arlington’s Yorktown High Graduates Class of 2021 Outdoors

It was hot, but great to be together, said graduates and parents.

Yorktown High School Class of 2021 Graduation ceremony was for Friday, June 18, 2021, outdoors in the school’s football field, Greenbrier stadium.

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Celebration of Juneteenth in Arlington

Juneteenth has always been important for African-Americans.

Jim Moore sat back at his barber chair on Lee Highway last week, the shop quiet on a midweek, midday visit, no longer the hub it was in pre-pandemic days.

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Arlington Guitar Maker Launching First All-wood Modular Guitar

Kickstarter launch date of June 15 is fast approaching

Aaron Maisler visited the House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park last year to check out the market for making a new kind of guitar.

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Remembering Travis Staats in Arlington National Cemetery

Since 2006, there has been an 86 percent increase in suicide rates among 18-34 year old male veterans.

“Travis didn’t want to lose his job and his means to support his family. He loved his job and wanted to continue in the service. So he didn’t get the help he needed. We should make sure you don’t get penalized for seeking help.” — Deanna Muir, sister

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Foster Parents of the Year Encourage Fostering Teens

Teens need guidance, are fun — mostly — and the impact is huge.

Jump ahead: May is Foster Care Month

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Ramadan Warms a Chilly May in McLean and Arlington

A Ramadan primer: different traditions, but a unifying month

According to what country you are from, Ramadan traditions vary, and sometimes, it’s just family preference.

Knife-Wielding Man in Assault at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Man is charged with hate crime after lunging at guard

Shortly before Monday’s afternoon prayer at the Dar al Hirjah Islamic Center near Seven Corners in Fairfax County, a man who was not part of the Muslim community began harassing those outside the entrance of the mosque waiting to pray.

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Mother’s Day Reflection: Our Mothers Had Few Rights, Much Courage

Reflecting on mothers from a different era

All my friends were losing their mothers, and this year, it was my turn.

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Arlington’s Tree Canopy in Need of Another Study?

Tree canopy planning is integral to county environmental issues.

Arlington’s Civic Federation, also known as CIVFED or the ACCF, wants the County Board to fund a new tree canopy study.

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The Cicadas Are Coming! The Cicadas Are Coming!

Hold off planting young trees or watch them carefully.

There’s a buzz going around in the tree-loving circles, pun intended, that the emergence of cicadas could be an issue for trees, especially recently planted young saplings.

Yorktown High Holds School-wide Assembly Honoring Black History

Ask yourself how you may have contributed to racism and do better, students say.

Marguarite Gooden told the group of over 1,200 Yorktown High School students at an assembly Feb. 26 that as one of two Black students in her class at Yorktown, she was called a “jungle bunny” — among other things — by her classmates.

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Restorative Justice Inching Forward in Arlington

Restorative Justice will work to gain the trust of residents from all neighborhoods.

When Kimiko Lighty hears Arlington residents commiserating on a listserv about how many cars had been vandalized and no one was doing anything about it; or how a woman was harassed by a group of maskless teens who coughed in her face, implying they were spreading COVID, and sped away laughing; then hears how these teens should be punished instead of “going through a restorative justice process,” it suggests to her that what we are doing now isn’t working.

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Johnson and Johnson Jab at Lubber Run – Arlington County at its Best

Some residents got emotional as they walked into the community center.

”Smoke got in my eyes” as I walked into the Lubber Run Community Center for my Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

Women push for earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Liz, an Arlington resident who had been abroad doing research, returned to Arlington in November 2019 for a conference, and while riding in the car with her mother, was doubled over in pain.

Arlington Rotary Club Launches Drive for Thrive

Give to the Rotary Club by Feb. 28 to double your impact.

If there was ever a time Arlington Thrive was crucial in the lives of Arlington residents, it is now, in the 12th month of the Covid-19 crisis.

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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Alexandria Business Punched by Pandemic Pivots to Survive

Sweet Root Village running pop up markets, helping the hungry

It was the end of the summer and many in Alexandria had been homebound far too long.

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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.

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