County Board members on Oct. 21 honored Pauline Ellison for decades of service on Arlington’s Civil Service Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee. Comments (0)
I’ll admit to having not watched the comedy “Mike & Molly” during its first four years on the air at CBS. Hey, if I want to spend time with two funny fatties, I’ll grab a mirror and start doing a comedy routine myself.
For her tireless efforts encouraging minority youth in Arlington schools to reach for success, Dr. Margaret Wilson has been lauded with the Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award by the Arlington branch of the NAACP.
The mighty 22207? Nope. 22201? Not that one, either.
Tickets currently are available for the Arlington Community Foundation’s annual William T. Newman Jr. Spirit of Community awards luncheon, honoring local developer and philanthropist Lola Reinsch.
Man’s best friend took center stage at the inaugural Canine Companions for Independence DogFest Walk’n’Roll, held recently at Pentagon Row.
The political-action committee of the Arlington Education Association has endorsed Democrat Barbara Kanninen in the School Board race against Audrey Clement.
An opening reception for Marymount University’s Fine Art and Design Faculty Exhibition will be held on Friday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barry Gallery, located on the university’s main campus.
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In addition to posting a raft of letters to the editor, today also will bring the Sun Gazette endorsements in the contentious races for Arlington County Board and 10th District U.S. House of Representatives.
It was a record turnout of 900 people who came together Oct. 18 to salute the 20th anniversary of the Arlington Free Clinic, raise $1.3 million toward its mission and celebrate the woman who has shepherded its work from its infancy.
Kettler Capitals Iceplex atop the Ballston Public Parking Garage has been selected to host ice-hockey competition as part of the 2015 World Police and Fire Games, which will take place throughout Northern Virginia.
Leadership Arlington on Oct. 8 was presented with the National Capital Business Ethics Award, for its commitment to the highest level of business practices and ethics at the board and staff levels.
“Discovery Elementary” is the proposed name of the new school that will share the campus of Williamsburg Middle School.
Arlington resident Sue Pyatt, the owner of Kinder Haus Toys, has written her third full-color picture book, “D.C. Daniel, Washington Superhero.”
The Washington-Lee High School Band Boosters are holding their annual fruit and nut sale through Nov. 13.
Operation SoberRide, an initiative of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), will offer free taxi rides home for adults who have been imbibing during Halloween.
It’s looking like everyone who gets the sniffles, especially anyone who has been within 1,000 miles of west Africa in the past decade, will now be triggering ebola alerts. “Out of an abundance of caution” is the phrase that’s being used by the public-health and public-safety people as they go on, whoop-whoop, red alert.
The Arlington Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association has endorsed John Vihstadt’s County Board re-election bid.
Jaime Areizaga-Soto, who in 2011 made a bid for state Senate in the 31st District, has been appointed Virginia’s deputy director of veterans and defense affairs by Gov. McAuliffe.
Arlington County Board members on Oct. 18 approved Arlington’s ninth farmers’ market, to open next spring at the Fairlington Community Center.
The Faith, Food and Fellowship program at Clarendon United Methodist Church continues on Thursday, Oct. 23 with a performance by the Ms. Virginia Senior America Pageant’s Cameo Jewels.
County Board member John Vihstadt maintained a considerable cash-on-hand advantage over challenger Alan Howze heading toward Election Day, but will it be enough for Vihstadt to overcome the Democratic-leaning demographics of the Arlington electorate?
Update (5 p.m.): Health officials say concerns about a potential patient with ebola virus near the Pentagon have turned out to be unfounded.
Arlington School Board members on Oct. 23 will hear a formal proposal for the name of the new elementary school being built on the campus of Williamsburg Middle School.
Theo Mendez of Arlington was one of seven Potomac School students named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.
The two candidates seeking to succeed Sally Baird on the Arlington School Board say there are ways to contain costs as the school system, and county government, grapple with the impact of rising enrollment.
Ever wonder what a Montessori child does at school? Have a child that will turn three by Sept. 30 and are you interested in the Arlington Public Schools Montessori program?
The 2014 Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1601 13th Road South.
Festival des Artistes VI, an international art show featuring works by the diplomats and volunteers of The Hospitality and Information Service for Diplomats, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, from noon at 5 p.m. at the Barry Gallery on the main campus of Marymount University.
The Arlington Philharmonic will present “Music of Dance,” a concert featuring works by Fauré, Kodaly, Ginstera and Tchaikovsky, on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School. Violinist Emil Chudnovsky will be the featured performer.
Gulf Branch Nature Center will host its annual Fall Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the park, 3608 Military Road.
An information session looking at the High School Diplomats initiative will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Westover Library.
... it is somewhat important to spell “education” right.
The FBI is asking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed the United Bank at 5350 Lee Highway in Arlington on Friday afternoon.
County Board candidates John Vihstadt and Alan Howze used an Oct. 15 forum at the Cherrydale Citizens Association to promise they would serve as protectors of Arlington’s parks and open space against competing interests.
Arlington Public Schools will partner with Signature Theatre’s Signature in the Schools Program to perform Janet Langhart Cohen’s one-act play “Anne & Emmett” in November.
Arlington Public Schools will hold its annual College and Career Night on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School.
The Virginia Municipal League (VML) has a familiar message for state legislators as the General Assembly prepares to meet in 2015: Don’t add unfunded mandates and don’t horn in on local tax revenue.
Somebody hook Amy Maclosky up to a lie-detector machine. Because, at least based on the school-cafeteria experience of years gone by, we’ve got a suspicion she might just be telling tall tales.
The political-action committee of the Arlington Education Association has endorsed Democrat Alan Howze for County Board.
Democratic County Board candidate Alan Howze on Oct. 15 agreed that “Ellen Bozman Elementary School” would be an appropriate name for the new school being built on the Williamsburg Middle School campus.
The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Arlington Public Schools its Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation.
Arlington’s hotel-occupancy rate for the first two-thirds of the year was higher than during the same period in 2013, according to new figures, but the average nightly rate paid by travelers dropped slightly.
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This time of year brings out any number of Election Day-themed items in our weekly history column. Below are a few that caught my eye:
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