Eight local artists who are students an 92-year-old instructor Blanche Kirchner recently exhibited their works at Walter Reed Senior Center. Comments (0)
Leadership Arlington is seeking applicants for its spring session of the Young Professionals Program.
The Virginia Public Access Project is out with its annual election-prognostication contest, focused on the Virginia races for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Have a hankering to be elected to the County Board in 2015? Here’s the simple formula: Find 18,000 people to vote for you, and the prize likely will be yours.
Northern Virginia’s future success hinges upon bold investments now in the region’s roads, airports and transit systems, transportation experts said Oct. 29.
Arlington had to share its lowest-jobless-rate-in-Virginia crown with the city of Falls Church in the most recent data, while the commonwealth as a whole saw a modestly improved employment picture but one that had not yet returned to its pre-recession levels.
With about 8,500 fewer residents lacking jobs in September compared to a year before, the Washington metropolitan area’s unemployment rate posted a year-over-year decline from 5.3 percent to 5 percent, according to new federal figures.
Larry Roberts, a former adviser to Gov. Tim Kaine, will be the featured speaker at the monthly breakfast of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, to be held Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 a.m. at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
After reading about the supposedly contentious debate proceedings last Sunday at the McLean Community Center, where supporters of John Foust and Barbara Comstock reportedly were going at it, I was excited to learn that there are a couple of portions of the proceedings floating out there on Al Gore’s fabulous Internet.
As a means of making area roadways a little less frightening this Halloween, free cab rides will be offered to tipsy drivers throughout Northern Virginia on Oct. 31.
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.
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