The Animal Welfare League of Arlington on March 2 launched “Paws and Read,” a new initiative designed to improve the literacy of local schoolchildren by having them read books to cats. Comments (0)
UrbanArias, the local area’s contemporary-opera company, will present a world-premiere production of “Blue Viola” with performances March 20-29 at the Artisphere.
Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to advertise a tax rate unchanged from the current year. While that means most homeowners likely will be paying more, it at least avoids “Arlington syndrome” - when the Arlington County Board advertises a HIGHER rate than a year before, on top of higher assessments.
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Sleet and rain are changing to snow across most of Northern Virginia late this morning, and road conditions are deteriorating.
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.
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th) will be the guest speaker at the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s monthly breakfast, to be held on Saturday, March 14 at 8:30 a.m. at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington.
John Grant has been tapped to serve as director of the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s School Board caucus, set for May 14 and 16.
Michael Signer, an Arlington native, has thrown his hat into the ring for the Charlottesville City Council.
Arlington’s hotel sector saw a good start to the new year.
Arlington government officials hope it will prove to be an economic win-win: licensing new-generation “dark fiber” telecommunications capacity to federal agencies, tech firms and institutions.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a reception to honor past winners of the Arlington Best Business Awards, part of an effort to increase the visibility of the annual awards program.
Expect a line at the door of the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s office in Crystal City the afternoon of March 9.
The Northern Virginia Teen Book Festival will be held on Saturday, March 7 at Washington-Lee High School.
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.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking Northern Virginia drivers to be prepared for “several days of difficult roads conditions and frigid temperatures.”
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.
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