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Alexandria Snapshot: Turkeys

Turkeys on King Street at Janney Lane last winter.

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Arlington: A Business-as-Usual Election

Lack of competitors for offices changes nothing.

“Surprising” is the way Betty Adelman described the absence of representatives from other than the Democratic Party.

Arlington: Masonic Lodge, Leader Honored

Awards reflect local lodge’s community service.

At its annual state convention last month, The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia Free & Accepted Masons bestowed its two highest honors for fraternal year 2014-15 upon an Arlington unit and its leader.

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Arlington: Much To Discover at Discovery Elementary

Meeting construction deadlines, new school welcomes students this week.

A new school often is thought of as “added to” the neighborhood. Dr. Erin Russo, founding principal of Discovery Elementary School located beside Williamsburg Middle School, disagrees. She says the new school is, and will remain, “of” the community it serves. Russo underscores the point by describing citizen involvement over the years between concept and completion.

Arlington Snapshot: Flamingos

Sign of climate change along George Marshall Drive.

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Arlington: Masonic Story Memorialized

African-American Lodge honored.

History finally caught up with Arlington Lodge #58 F&AM, Prince Hall on Saturday, June 6. Arlington County erected a marker commemorating the strong and beneficial presence of generations of mostly African-American men in the Nauck community.

Arlington Police Documented in Pictures

Retired officer writes history of county police department.

Some few years ago, Janet Rowe attended a law enforcement officer convention in Pittsburgh and was impressed with that city’s police museum. On another occasion, she came across a book telling the history of the Alexandria Police Department. Nothing comparable existed for Arlington’s police department. She bided her time and this year took a first step in remedying the situation. “Arlington County Police Department” is now on booksellers’ shelves.

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Arlington: ‘Oakgrove’ or ‘Oak Grove’

A small neighborhood park is rededicated.

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet” So it is with Arlington County’s park at North Quincy and 17th Streets.

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TechShop Arlington Celebrates 1st Birthday April 18

TechShop To Host Tours at Open House

Some folks always want to build “it” with their own hands, whatever “it” may be. Inventors/entrepreneurs believe a solid, hand-held prototype will help sell a new idea. All they lack is a modern $1,500,000 (give or take a few dollars) workshop in the garage or basement. Now they have one, here in Arlington, and it is open 24 hours a day.

Arlington's Little Libraries: Take a Book, Return a Book

Front lawn libraries sprouting all over.

The “little free library” movement has arrived in Arlington. It explains those unusual structures beside the sidewalks that look like overgrown birdhouses. Soon, more will appear on county-owned property courtesy of Arlington Public Library.

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