The Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual “Opportunity Works” capital campaign kicked off March 3 with a burst of enthusiasm and a 1920s-era theme. Comments (0)
The Arlington Community Foundation will host its 14th annual spring gala, with a Kentucky Derby theme, on May 2.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
From the history notebook, back from the Northern Virginia Sun edition of March 11, 1972, are a couple of items for the kiddies.
A winter storm warning goes into effect at midnight, with the National Weather Service calling for six to eight inches of snow for most of the D.C. area Thursday.
The 50th anniversary of Northern Virginia Community College is being honored in a General Assembly resolution patroned by Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th).
Northern Virginia Community College president Robert Templin Jr., who will retire later in the year, has been honored by the General Assembly.
Relations between the General Assembly and the Arlington County government are not what you’d call chummy, but state legislators nonetheless gave a legislative thank-you to three retiring Arlington leaders.
Last weekend brought something new – literally – to Encore Stage & Studio, which debuted an original tale of “The Three Musketeers” adapted to the stage by longtime Encore collaborator Matthew Heap with the troupe’s artistic director, Susan Alison Keady.
The General Assembly has honored the late Sara Collins, whose efforts at preserving Arlington’s past are likely to pay dividends for generations to come.
The General Assembly is honoring Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church on the occasion of its 70th anniversary this coming May.
Arlington’s park rangers are seeking volunteers for the 27th annual stream clean-up, to be held on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at five locations across the community.
Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) will hold its 37th annual meeting on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Navy League, 2300 Wilson Blvd.
SAN DIEGO – For those who subscribe to the conventional wisdom that the nation’s public-education system is a mere shadow of what it once was, former Fairfax County Superintendent Daniel Domenech begs to differ. Strenuously.
It’s a given that County Board Vice Chairman Walter Tejada is mad about the scuttling of the Arlington streetcar project. But it’s a been a bit of a challenge to nail him down on exactly whom he is most mad at.
George Mason University’s Office of Community & Local Government Relations is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Arlington Green Patriot Awards.
A new foundation has been launched to honor the memory of Arlington resident Jennifer Bush-Lawson, who was killed in a February 2014 traffic accident in Arlington.
Could the advocacy efforts of a healthy-living group lead to a reopening of the community debate on urban poultry? Or would doing so gobble up too much of the Arlington government’s time and resources?
Legislation patroned by Del. Rob Krupicka (D-45th) directs the Virginia Board of Education to establish a wider array of accreditation ratings for schools in the commonwealth.
The effort, uphill though it clearly remains, to have Virginia pass the federal Equal Rights Amendment will have to wait another year.
Record-breaking low temperatures led to Dominion Virginia Power customers using an all-time-high amount of power on Feb. 20.
Arlington police have announced plans to install new cameras that will ticket motorists caught speeding through intersections against a red light.
Arlington Public Schools opens registration March 5 for summer-school programs.
The mandatory retirement age for state judges would increase from 70 to 73 under legislation approved by both houses of the General Assembly.
Interesting news as two major organizations in the region continue their efforts to recruit a new leader.
Ready for more? The D.C. area is under a winter weather advisory from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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The State Board for Community Colleges has certified four finalists for the position of president at Northern Virginia Community College, with the goal of announcing a successor to Robert Templin Jr. by the end of March.
Saturday night brought a big disappointing double whammy of defeat: the Wakefield Warriors as the boys and girls basketball teams had their seasons end with losses in the 5A North Region Tournaments.
Arlington County Crime Solvers recently paid out a $650 reward in connection with an arrest made by the Arlington County Police Department.
The Yorktown High School band placed 2nd in the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival High School Jazz Band Competition, receiving a cash prize of $500.
The Yorktown High School Symphonic Band and Percussion Ensemble have been invited to perform at the 2015 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, the nation’s most prestigious festival for school instrumental music ensembles.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of Northern Virginia through 3 a.m. Monday as sleet and freezing rain coat the region.
Nearly 500 women and men attended “Red Dress Day,” hosted by the Arlington chapter of The Links Inc. and other chapters throughout the metropolitan area.
Homes sales across Virginia in January took a dive from strong December results, but remained ahead of the sales pace of a year before.
SAN DIEGO – As the moments ticked down before announcement of the 2015 National Superintendent of the Year was made, Arlington schools’ chief Patrick Murphy on Feb. 26 found himself enjoying a rare moment of solitude off to the side of a cavernous ballroom at the San Diego Convention Center.
Arlington County Board members say there are enough prospective benefits in the mix to not dismiss the possibility of adding toll lanes and, perhaps ultimately, even widening Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway.
Arlington County Board members on Feb. 24 gave themselves a pat on the back after Arlington received the “Best Advocacy Win” award from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
This item would have more relevance had Arlington not scrapped its proposed streetcar system, but yesterday, in addition to walking so much that my ankles filed a restraining order against me, I spent a lot of time on the San Diego Trolley system.
The Arlington Republican Women’s Club represents more than 100 Republican women activists in Arlington County.
SAN DIEGO – Before the sun goes down over the Pacific this evening, Arlington Superintendent Patrick Murphy will learn whether he will reign as 2015 National Superintendent of the Year.
Candidates for Arlington County Board and School Board are expected to formally launch bids at the monthly meeting of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, to be held on Wednesday, March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center.
Arlington leaders in early March expect to host the mayor of one of Arlington's Sister Cities.
News of interest from across Arlington this week.
So it's 10:15 a.m. on the East Coast, a little late for blog-posting, but only 7:15 here in San Diego, where we will know this afternoon if Arlington Superintendent Patrick Murphy is named National Superintendent of the Year.
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Having won conference and region races in her previous meets, Suzanne Dolan did one better on an even bigger stage, to cap her successful 2014-15 high school campaign.
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