Shirley Ruhe

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Too Many Deer in Arlington — Now What?

The recent debate about deer management in Arlington has aroused some mixed emotions about the best method to cut back the deer population or whether it is needed at all.

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Seniors Quilt Keeps History Alive

History is kept alive in many ways—through historical novels, ballads, folklore passed down through the generations. For one group of Arlington seniors, local history of the now closed Lee Center is being kept alive through the display of a quilt they pieced together in 2000.

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The Tradition Goes On at Lyon Village

The usual red, white and blue banner is unfurled across the street and held aloft by many of the regulars at the beginning of the parade. GJ Carten, a long-time participant, remembers the Lyon Village picnic started in 1972, and the parade was added in 1980.

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Blueberries Gone Before You Know It

Cars line up, trunks open in the parking lot of Cherrydale United Methodist Church on Lorcom Lane Friday, June 21 to pick up their 10-pound boxes of fresh blueberries.

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Arlington Chamber Celebrates Economic Development

Awards presented to first responders & public safety personnel

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce held its State of the County & Public Safety Awards breakfast on Tuesday, June 25 at the Army Navy Country Club.

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AFAC Has Served 2 Million Families

This week Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) commemorated serving two million families since they began in 1988.

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County Tackles Food Security with New Round of Grants

The Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS) announced June 3 a second round of grants aimed at improving food security in Arlington. The funding will be available to area 501(c)(3) organizations, faith-based groups and schools and universities that support aspects of Arlington’s Food Security Strategic Plan, with the maximum grant award $25,000.

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Ready, Set, Read

Summer reading adventure is underway.

The Arlington Library kicked off its summer reading adventure on Saturday, June 1 with fun activities, games and popsicles at the eight library locations.

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Guest House Celebrates 50 Years

It all began in 1975 with one woman’s dream to help women returning into society from prison who had committed nonviolent crimes. At the time there was no place for them to go and still today, Guest House is the only residential facility for these women in Northern Virginia.

WAPF Meeting on Thyroid Function

Shep Saltzman’s topic for his Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) presentation May 19 was Thyroid Function but his bottom line was, “You can’t cookie cutter people. You have to get to know them because everyone is different and what works for one person doesn’t work for another. There are so many patterns; it takes finesse to figure it out. I am very thorough.”

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