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Wakefield High School’s theater program will present a children’s production of “Stuart Little” on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1 and 4 p.m. at the high school.
Friends of the David M. Brown Planetarium will host a series of programs and screenings focused on rockets and spaceflight the weekend of Oct. 16-18 at the planetarium, located adjacent to the Arlington Education Center on North Quincy Street.
A Fairfax County police officer came across a single-vehicle accident while patrolling in the 3000 block of Gatehouse Plaza in Merrifield on Oct. 7 at about 5:50 p.m.
One lament for much of the past five years in parts of Northern Virginia, including Arlington, has been the decline in the amount of housing that is affordable to those in the community not earning the regional median. And indeed, there’s no getting around it – there are fewer such places in much of the area from years back.
Arlington’s student population has risen 2.9 percent from a year ago, continuing a trend that has seen the student body increase 19 percent over the past five years.
The Arlington Education Association’s political-action committee has endorsed Reid Goldstein in the Nov. 3 School Board race.
The Arlington County Board is seeking public comment on the proposed relocation of Fire Station #8.
The Arlington County library system will present a conversation with acclaimed coming-of-age author Judy Blume on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School.
The Arlington Yupette Web site – which provides me with a daily dose of entertainment and, occasionally, some insights – was out over the weekend with a demand that the Sun Gazette not endorse candidates for Arlington County Board.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 227 will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Neighbor’s restaurant, located in the Cedar Lane Shopping Center.
Yorktown High School world-languages teacher Margaret Johnson received a Fulbright grant to study the German education system at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
Swanson Middle School speech therapist Melissa Stone and reading specialist Cindy Chiu presented at the Virginia Educational Research Association annual conference on Sept. 17.
Circle Dec. 9 on your calendar – that’s the day the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is likely to vote on the McAuliffe administration’s proposal to add tolling and make other adjustments to Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 is the deadline for Virginia residents to vote in the Nov. 3 general election.
The Arlington Neighborhood Villages initiative will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association conference center, 4301 Wilson Blvd.
It was a word coined by a Republican – Warren G. Harding, not George W. Bush – but Arlington Democratic leaders are cautiously optimistic that Election Day 2015 will bring “normalcy” back to the local scene.
Employment across Arlington County during the first quarter of 2015 was up 1.3 percent from the same period a year before, putting the county in the middle of the pack among the nation’s largest localities, according to new federal figures.
Police on Oct. 7 announced the arrest of a 19-year-old Arlington man in connection with multiple attempted abductions in recent months.
It’s normal for real estate agents to spend a considerable amount of time with their clients during the process of buying or selling a property.
What do consumers think of green homes? And, what are the most important elements of a green-built home?
A standing-room-only crowd of anti-gun protesters and gun-rights supporters – some of whom openly carried handguns and at least one rifle – filled the main hall at the McLean Community Center on Oct. 7 to learn what the McLean Citizens Association (MCA) could do about a firearms store’s relocation near a McLean school.
In a world where prices keep going up and up, member organizations of the Arlington County Civic Federation ultimately could see their dues coming down.
The Center Hiking Club will host a Boundary Stone Bike Tour on Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at 9:15 a.m. at the entrance to the East Falls Church Metro station.
While it’s praiseworthy that hundreds of Northern Virginia have schlepped out to attend a number of Virginia Department of Transportation meetings on the proposal to add tolls to Interstate 66, this whole issue boils down to a simple math equation: 9>8.
Wossen Assaye, 43, of Arlington, was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison in connection with his armed assault of two security guards and escape from Inova Fairfax Hospital in March.
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th) has been named among the 33 members of the Hillary for Virginia Leadership Council, a group of boosters of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid led by Gov. McAuliffe.
The Arlington Committee of 100 will host candidates for County Board at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Gerard Phelan Hall at Marymount University.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for its 91st annual meeting, to be held on Friday, Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.
The Arlington Republican Women’s Club will host E.W. Jackson, the 2013 GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, during its fall dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Anthony’s Restaurant in Falls Church.
First taking a moment to savor victory, supporters of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) on Oct. 6 then looked toward some heavy lifting in the not-so-distant future: Implementation of the county government’s affordable-housing blueprint.
Arlington elected officials appear to have embraced the idea of a supercommittee to focus on long-term planning, one of the recommendations likely to come out of a task force when its final report is presented in early November.
Arlington Pubic Schools’ efforts to knock down its dropout rate took a step backward over the past year, but school leaders say they expect positive trends to return.
Arlington school officials say they are making progress in whittling down the costs of a new home for H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
I’m not necessarily copacetic with him politically, but since I do admire a politician with a great mane of hair, I have to give credit our state attorney general, Mark Herring.
Look up in the sky Friday afternoon and you might just see some vintage warplanes flying in honor of the nation’s disabled veterans.
Ask Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos to list the achievements of her first term of office, and the discussion eventually – usually quickly – comes to the establishment of a “drug court.”
Despite improvements in the number and pay of deputies and other employees, the Arlington County Detention Facility remains prone to lockdowns due to staffing, county Sheriff Beth Arthur told the Arlington County Civic Federation.
The Sun Gazette has issued an endorsement in the Arlington School Board race.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of interest for Arlington's active seniors.
One in every 14 marriage licenses issued in Arlington over the past year has been to a same-sex couple, according to new figures.
The Arlington County Civic Federation could vote in November whether the current home of H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program deserves designation as a local historic district, which if enacted would provide protections to the existing campus but could hinder the School Board from making changes needed to return the facility to its planned use as a neighborhood middle school.
Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy may be running unopposed for a fourth term, but she’s seeking a mandate from the public – to win return to her office control of the real-estate-assessment process.
The political-action committee of the Arlington Education Association (AEA) has endorsed Democrats Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey in the Nov. 3 County Board race.
Dr. Pramila Rao, an associate professor of human-resource management at Marymount University, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to enable travel to other countries to both teach and learn.
As local elected officials go, few have personas more mild-mannered than Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville). But of late – and, perhaps coincidentally, in the midst of a bid for re-election – Foust certainly has turned up the rhetoric when it comes to gun control.
Six nature-loving Arlington youth had the chance to sample a week of summer camp at Arlington Public Schools’ Outdoor Lab in Fauquier County through the efforts of the Rock Spring Garden Club.
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