Retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) and former state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-31st) were honored with Making a Difference Awards at a Sept. 23 event celebrating the 55th anniversary of L… Comments (0)
At the Sept. 25 School Board meeting, staff presented a design proposal for a new football-stadium concession stand to board members.
A community forum and brainstorming session to assist with the redesign of the playground and sand-volleyball court at Quincy Park will be held by the Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.
An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. for “We Are Arlington,” an exhibit of vintage photographs and memorabilia organized by Bill Hamrock, the author of the recently published pictorial book of the same name.
Arlington School Board member Abby Raphael has been appointed to the newly created Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence.
Parents with children in Arlington elementary schools that could see major expansions used the Sept. 25 School Board meeting to decry what they termed a lack of communication about the plans.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce board of directors on Sept. 25 voted to support the transportation/Metro and school bonds on the Arlington ballot in November.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is launching a program designed to encourage local high-school students to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.
Years ago, Drew Costley was a sports writer for our own Dave Facinoli while he (Drew, not Dave) was going through college.
It was the question on everyone’s mind at the Sept. 25 Arlington School Board meeting, and it was left to new board member Nancy Van Doren to ask it of chairman James Lander: “Why are you wearing a pink T-shirt?”
On-time graduation for Arlington Public Schools’ Class of 2014 was up from a year before and outperformed the state average, while the county’s dropout rate continued to decline, according to new data.
The Arlington County Republican Committee has added its voice in support of the lone Virginia constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot.
An estimated 40,000 items will be available for purchase at the Friends of the Arlington Public Library’s annual fall book sale, to be held Oct. 9-12 in the parking garage at Central Library.
The Arlington Players opens its 2014-15 season with a production of “The Wedding Singer” from Oct. 3-12 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre.
The Faith, Food and Fellowship program of Clarendon United Methodist Church continues on Thursday, Oct. 9 with a “Pictorial History of Arlington,” featuring author Bill Hamrock presenting photos from his new book.
Democrat Alan Howze again picked up the support of the Sierra Club in his quest for County Board.
The Arlington Committee of 100’s monthly program will feature a debate between County Board candidates John Vihstadt (independent incumbent) and Alan Howze (Democratic challenger) on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Gerard Phelan Hall on the main campus of Marymount University.
Friends of the Arlington Public Library will hold its second annual “Lit Up Ball,” a literary-themed fundraiser, on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Artisphere.
The Arlington Historical Society has welcomed three new members to its board of directors.
The 8th District Democratic Committee will salute U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) at its 21st annual Kennedy-King Dinner, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.
George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera has been appointed to serve on a statewide task force aimed at ending sexual violence on college campuses.
Arlington officials are set to welcome delegations of students and chaperones from two of the county’s Sister Cities.
Marymount University has been named a military-friendly school for the fifth straight year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business that publishes G.I. Jobs Magazine.
The Herb Block Foundation recently presented a $10,000 grant to support the youth and parent-leadership initiatives of Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leadership Program and Parent Leadership Institute.
UrbanArias will present the regional premiere of the opera “Three Decembers” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at 8 p.m. each night at the Artisphere.
The Sierra Club, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the Coalition for Smarter Growth are sponsoring a forum on energy efficiency on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.
OperaNova will hold its annual fund-raising brunch on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. at Washington Golf & Country Club.
Thank you to Tim Wise of the Arlington County Taxpayers Association (ACTA) for highlighting on the Sun Gazette’s coverage of the latest twist in the Columbia Pike streetcar saga, relegating the coverage of the lesser media to a mere side note in the ACTA Web site.
Despite a decided lack of enthusiasm for handing the Arlington County government more money to spend, the Arlington County Republican Committee on Sept. 24 agreed to support three of the four county bond referendums on the Nov. 4 ballot.
If Arlington’s political leadership comes knocking for help in its support for the 2024 Summer Olympics, it may find Republicans slamming the door.
Should the Arlington County government outsource its oversight of volunteer services in the community? A new task force is being set up to mull the question.
A total of 53 members of the local private, public and non-profit sectors have been selected as members of the 2015 class of Leadership Arlington’s Signature Program.
It appears the rapprochement between Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos and the Arlington County Democratic Committee isn’t quite complete.
Arlington County officials say more protected bike lanes are on the way, after the first ones have been introduced in Crystal City.
News of interest from across the community.
News of business and economic development across the community.
The League of Women Voters of Arlington is conducting public-outreach efforts to inform voters about Virginia’s new photo-identification law.
More news from across the community.
My e-mail in-basket was stuffed with angry messages denouncing Barbara Comstock for supposedly comparing immigrants to FedEx packages at yesterday’s congressional debate against John Foust.
It’s a little slice of bucolic splendor tucked in between housing and offices in Ballston, and the urban walkway called “Ellen’s Trace” in honor of community leader Ellen Bozman made its debut under sunny, smiling skies Sept. 23.
Arlington County Board members have gone on record in support of so-called nonpartisan redistricting of state legislative districts.
Arlington County Board members have lent their support to a proposal to name a local bridge in honor of the first female and first African-American Virginia State Police trooper killed in the line of duty.
Arlington County Board members on Sept. 23 approved funding for preliminary engineering work on the Columbia Pike streetcar project, but the expected timeline still gives opponents the chance to kill the project if they can wrest control of the County Board in November 2015.
Turns out Arlington’s much-derided “million-dollar bus stop” actually was an $881,933 bus stop, if that makes you feel any better.
At their Sept. 23 meeting, Arlington County Board members approved a contract worth up to $7.26 million with Kimley-Horn and Associates, providing engineering services for the second phase of multi-modal improvements along 3.5 miles of Columbia Pike.
Arlington leaders have signed on to a regional effort that will provide donated blankets to refugees fleeing violence in Syria.
Arlington County Board members on Sept. 23 honored four properties with 2014 Landscape Recognition Awards, in honor of the owners’ commitment to keeping the outdoor environment creative and well-maintained.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of interest for Arlington's active seniors.
There is a story – perhaps apocryphal, perhaps not – that years back, the publisher of one of New York’s tawdry tabloids (my guess is the Daily News) went to the president of one of the city’s largest upscale department stores, and asked why he didn’t advertise in his paper.
Or, use your linked account: