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Rethink Energy: Thank You Commissioners — New Applicants Welcome

This regularly-scheduled sponsored column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment.

Civic engagement is at the heart of Arlington.

Arlington County government relies on the hard work of its many civic-minded volunteers. More than 50 County Commissions and Advisory groups advise the County Board on decisions that affect and benefit our community.

We don’t say it enough, but we really mean it — THANK YOU to each commissioner for your service, especially to those with whom we work closely on the Environment and Energy Conservation Commission.

The Environment and Energy Conservation Commission — often abbreviated E2C2 — advises the County Board on energy and environmental matters. Openings on the Commission occur annually and we welcome you to take attend a meeting and apply online.

Diverse voices from various professional backgrounds, walks of life and neighborhoods are all needed to represent Arlington. Are you interested in energy and the environment Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? This may be just the opportunity you are looking for.

There are several other commissions with openings, too. Visit the County’s Commission page to learn more and apply.

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Arlington kids can keep active this winter with Arlington County’s Department of Parks & Recreation’s Youth House Basketball League. Available for grades 1-12, this program begins in mid-November for grades 1-8 and early Jan. for grades 9-12 and costs between $75-90. Come join the fun! Sign up by Oct. 12*! Registration for grades 9-12 opens on Nov. 7. If the league fee is a factor to signing up, check out the Department’s fee reduction program, which helps Everyone, Everywhere, Every Day! Access for All. Easy to apply! Whether you have a short-term set back or something longer-term. Learn more at parks.arlingtonva.us/fee-reductions or call 703-228-4747.

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Join Us on Monday, October 17, 2022, for our General Membership Meeting & Arlington County Candidate Forum led by the NAACP Arlington Branch Political Action Committee

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Virtual on Zoom

County Board (3 candidates)Matt de Ferranti, Audrey Clement, Adam Theo

School Board (2 candidates) James “Vell” Rives, Bethany Sutton

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Mini Photo Sessions for Family & Pets

Mini Family & Pet Photo Sessions
Beat the rush and sign up to get your holiday photos now!

Bring your kids! Bring your dogs!

Check out the DeSilva Studios website. Look at the images and see if you like them

Vini Franchetti Wine Dinner

Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!

Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm

Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker

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