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With so many plates spinning in the air simultaneously, the last thing School Board members may need at the moment is another contentious community controversy.
It used to be so simple: You wanted to be a carpenter, you took classwork in carpentry. Nowadays, Arlington students have to sign up for – oh, you’re going to like this – “sustainable and renewable technologies” and “construction technology.”
Arlington Young Democrats have been doing their part working with Young Democrats from across the commonwealth to help John Foust win election to Congress.
Factor out the soft Northern Virginia market, and home sales across the commonwealth were essentially flat in the third quarter of 2013 compared to a year before.
COUNTY’S FLOOD-INSURANCE RATING IS STABLE: If you’re rating people’s looks – it would, of course, be wrong to do so – an “8” is better than a “6”. But when it comes to rating communities on the potential for flooding, the lower the number, the better things are.
The Sun Gazette offered candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senate the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
News of business and economic development across Arlington this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
TV advertising in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie has been about as lifeless as the race itself.
Leadership Arlington will present its annual “Arlington’s Got Talent” competition on Wednesday, Oct. 29 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom.
“Out and Equal: Stories of Women Forging and Navigating Change,” featuring a discussion of gender and sexual-orientation issues in the broader community, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd.
Just as new, yellow-bordered county vehicle decals have begun proliferating across Arlington, the hunt has begun to find the design for next year’s stickers.
The Arlington County government’s annual “Secret Santa” initiative will run through Dec. 17, aimed at making the holiday season a little more cheerful for those in need.
Vacuum collection of leaves in Arlington neighborhoods begins Nov. 10, with county officials planning two collection passes for each civic association during the fall season.
The Arlington government’s fall E-CARE (Environmental Collection and Recycling Event) effort collected 38.2 tons of hazardous household materials and 23.5 tons of electronics, officials said.
These days, Virginia’s teachers’ unions are lovably, reliably leftie in their political viewpoints.
It’ll be the same candidates but perhaps a different political landscape in next week’s County Board rematch between John Vihstadt and Alan Howze.
The Sun Gazette offered candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat on the Nov. 4 ballot the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session.
Networking Executive Women (NEW) has selected Linda Chandler, CEO of Arlington-based Linden Resources, as its “Woman of the Year” for 2014.
The Arlington County government’s Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) celebrated its 60th anniversary at a Diamond Jubilee held Friday, Oct. 24 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) conference center in Ballston.
The Arlington Community Foundation’s 18th annual Community Cup Golf Classic and the second annual Long & Foster Tennis Open at the Washington Golf and Country Club proved to be record-breakers in each case.
The Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) will host a Latino Women’s Business Development Conference on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike.
The Arlington and Alexandria Commissions on Aging will host a legislative forum on Friday, Nov. 7 from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at Fairlington Community Center.
Shiver me timbers and color me surprised, nay, stunned: The Washington Post issued a non-endorsement endorsement in the 10th Congressional District race this past weekend, opting to support neither Republican Barbara Comstock nor Democrat John Foust.
Northern Virginia Family Service has established a new Multicultural Center, combining its Hispanic Committee office with its Multicultural Human Services office at 6400 Arlington Blvd. in Seven Corners.
“The Anatomy of Empowered Black Women: Bold, Blessed and Beautiful” is the theme of the 30th-anniversary celebration luncheon of the Northern Virginia chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia honored Richard Duvall, a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, and the Holland & Knight firm with the 2014 Community Leadership Award at the organization’s Sweet Home Virginia Gala, held Oct. 10 in Tysons Corner.
The Virginia Board of Education has recognized Patrick Henry Elementary School as a “Title I Distinguished School,” one of 57 schools honored for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students.
Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey will be the keynote speaker on Arlington’s annual community meeting on homelessness, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) conference center, 4301 Wilson Blvd.
A forum on “Latino Immigration in the U.S.: Past, Present and Future,” to be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 12:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School.
Democrat Alan Howze should be able to use “the power of the sample ballot” to overcome John Vihstadt in their Nov. 4 County Board rematch.
Construction work at Lyon Park Community Center has led county election officials to change the polling place at Lyon Park precinct for the Nov. 4 election.
Melissa Jackowski, grassroots-advocacy manager of the American Association of University Women, will speak on AAUW’s “It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard” campaign and the upcoming midterm election on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at Central Library.
It looks like all systems are go for naming Arlington’s newest elementary school in honor of astronaut and political leader John Glenn.
Richard Nixon and Franklin Roosevelt wouldn’t seem to have had much in common except occupying, at different times, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Timothy Keating, senior vice president of government operations at Boeing, will be the keynote speaker at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 90th annual meeting, to be held on Friday, Dec. 12 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.
The Arlington County Democratic Committee will host its annual post-election luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Nam Viet Restaurant, 1127 North Hudson St.
To those who like their political stories a little on the saucy side, Arlington Senior Democrats has a meeting for you.
News of interest from across Arlington this week.
More news of interest from across Arlington this week.
Interesting that members of Arlington’s General Assembly delegation felt the need to send a letter to state officials saying they backed the Columbia Pike streetcar to the hilt.
County Board members recently made the following appointments to local board and commissions:
Arlington School Board members are slated to vote Nov. 6 on what to do if the Thomas Jefferson Middle School campus is deemed unsuitable for a new elementary school.
Meg Rapelye-Goguen has been named executive director of Phoenix Bikes, a nonprofit organization serving Arlington youth.
They’re not necessarily expecting billions and billions of entries – a little astronomical humor there – but boosters of the David M. Brown Planetarium are holding online voting to determine which episodes should be shown during a “Tribute to ‘Cosmos’” that will be held Nov. 21-23.
Arlington School Board members used an Oct. 21 work session to take off the table a proposal to build additions to four existing county middle schools, but kept alive other options for adding capacity for the time, not so long from now, when the ballooning corps of elementary-schoolers moves to the secondary level.
Arlington officials hope the fourth time will be the charm in their efforts to be named best in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum.
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