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A reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Pike Thrift Shop will be held on Sunday, April 27 at noon at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2217 Columbia Pike.
The Nauck Community Services Center is hosting a “Christmas in April” toy drive for distribution to children receiving care at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington.
April 24 is the deadline for individuals and organizations to apply for the latest round of funding through the Arlington Community Foundation’s Arlington Education Fund.
Twenty years ago, Hugh Calkin of Shirlington Self Storage heard of a start-up nonprofit called the Arlington Free Clinic, and decided to help them out by donating office supplies left over from a customer who had departed.
It likely will come as little solace, but pro-streetcar Democrat Alan Howze most likely garnered a majority among voters living in the Columbia Pike corridor in the April 8 Arlington County Board special election.
She’s been a familiar name on the ballot, but this year will be seeking a different position.
BOWEN McCAULEY DANCE AGAIN LEADS ‘MOVE ME’ FEST: Bowen McCauley Dance will hold its fifth annual Move Me Festival on Saturday, April 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School.
Having achieved its goal of raising $100,000 through a recent benefit, The Reading Connection is now looking to the future.
Prospective homeowners looking across Arlington this springtime should have a reasonable amount of inventory as they conduct their search.
The Arlington Seniors Democrats will host candidates for the 8th Congressional District at the group’s monthly meeting, to be held Wednesday, May 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and Northern Virginia Technology Council to host a reception for 8th Congressional District candidates on Thursday, May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Springfield Golf & Country Club.
The Arlington County Board, whose tax policy in regard to residents in recent years has been akin to that old yarn about the British Navy (“the flogging will continue until morale improves”), plans to cut a penny off last year’s tax rate.
Their efforts not only helped to save a life, but possibly to turn one around.
Arlington’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly from January to February but remained lowest in the commonwealth, according to new figures from the Virginia Employment Commission.
The Kiwanis Club of Arlington has signed on to an international initiative aimed at eradicating maternal and neonatal tetanus, which remains a deadly hazard for mothers and their babies in 25 African and Asian nations.
Little League baseball is getting its due in the special session of the General Assembly.
Northern Virginia Family Service this spring will celebrate 90 years of helping children and families, and the organization’s leaders are trying to extend its impact.
It didn’t go as far as some budget hawks wanted, but it was something: County Board members on April 16 tentatively agreed to cut the real estate tax rate by 1 cent, to 99.6 cents per $100 assessed valuation.
Signature Theatre will present “The Threepenny Opera” with performances April 22 to June 1 in Shirlington.
A community workshop as part of the county government’s visioning process for the Courthouse area will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at Key Elementary School.
Clarendon United Methodist Church will present its biannual community Easter “Messiah” sing-along on Sunday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the church, 606 North Irving St.
Author Richard Ford will be interviewed by Jeffrey Brown of the “NewsHour” on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at Central Library, part of the library system’s Arlington Reads 2014 initiative, sponsored by Friends of the Arlington Public Library.
News of business and economic issues in Arlington this week.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
With the Arlington County Board special election now in the rear-view mirror, the next date on the local election calendar is Saturday, April 26.
When he was released from incarceration last May, David Hudgens had never heard of Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR). He found out about it through a roommate at a homeless shelter, who told him the local organization was giving out SmarTrip cards for use on Metro.
Local leaders will gather on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. to celebrate completion of the first phase of the renovation of Rocky Run Park.
Home inspections are still a big part of most transitions when a property is sold. Some inspections go well, some go poorly and others can cause delays, disputes and snags.
The 8th District Republican Committee on April 26 will hold a convention to select its nominee for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th).
Lauding their successes and pointing them toward the future, Edu-Futuro honored spring graduates of its Emerging Leaders Program during a ceremony April 12 at St. George’s Episcopal Church.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce recently announced the following new members (principal contact points in parentheses):
Peter Jones, Keith Fred and the Arlington Regional Master Naturalists have been named recipients of the 2013 Bill Thomas Outstanding Park Service Award.
The Arlington Committee on the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War will present a lecture, “Local Civilian Struggles During the Civil War,” on Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.
In honor of National Poetry Month, Shirlington Library will host “Poetry on Demand,” featuring local poets providing custom poetry per requests of patrons, on Saturday, April 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Wakefield High School world-languages department chair and French teacher Kathryn Wheelock has been awarded a teacher training grant from the French government to study in Vichy, France from June 23 to July 4.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
My buckaroo Andres Tobar uses the phrase “Latino time” to describe when he, or someone of his Latino ethnicity, happens to be running late. And nobody thinks a thing about it.
Like many great ideas, this one occurred in the shower.
Cruddy weather contributed to anemic air-traffic totals at the region’s two major airports, with both Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport posting year-over-year declines.
Getting a cab at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport could soon become more expensive, but also slightly more convenient.
Local attorney Jonathan Kinney, hospital executive Jim Cole and the late developer Syd Albrittain will be inducted into the Arlington Business Hall of Fame at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Arlington’s Best Business Awards, to be held May 20.
“Uncut” is the theme of Marymount University’s annual Portfolio in Motion student fashion show, to be held Thursday, May 1 at 8 p.m. at the Rose Benté Lee Center on the university’s main campus.
What will the future of neighborhood activism bring? A panel convened by Leadership Arlington expressed hope that it would include more innovation, a broader range of participation and less hostility.
The Washington region is nearly back to what would be considered “normal levels” of economic and housing activity, according to new figures from the National Association of Home Builders and First American Title Insurance Co.
With 5,949,859 residents, the Washington area was the seventh-largest metro area in the nation on July 1, 2013, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit has charged Roy Anthony Jones, a 30-year-old Washington resident, with rape in connection with an incident that occurred earlier this year at Virginia Hospital Center.
A local member of the General Assembly says he will work next year to provide local governments more authority in regulating stormwater runoff.
Arlington school officials last week put out for review some ideas on meeting the needs of rising student enrollment. The public gets its say a week from Thursday before the School Board starts refining the proposal.
Cassidy Nolen, who teaches technology at Kenmore Middle School, on April 11 was announced as Arlington’s 2014 teacher of the year.
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