Opening ceremonies for the 2015 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington. Comments (0)
The start of a new school year brings a new leader for Northern Virginia Community College.
Marymount University’s forensic and legal psychology master’s-degree program has been ranked second in the nation by the Web site Learn.org, which praised the school for its internships and access to professional opportunities in the nation’s capital.
A community forum focused on the benefits and challenges of producing mixed-income housing, sponsored by the Alliance for Housing Solutions, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema ’n’ Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike.
Lordy, lordy: We’re about to turn the corner from summer to fall, and when Labor Day is over it’ll be time for Tuesday night’s Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum.
The Arlington County Civic Federation kicks off its centennial year of 2015-16 with the organization’s annual candidate forum, to be held Sept. 8 at Virginia Hospital Center.
The Arlington County Democratic Committee is ramping up efforts to get the community’s most seasoned citizens out to vote.
With its first winning season since 1983 and the program’s initial playoff victory, the 2014 high school football season was the best in decades, maybe ever, for the Wakefield Warriors.
Might the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner go forward in future years without its namesakes? The answer could come by the end of the year, or early in 2016.
The Government Affairs & Economic Development Committee of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 2 hosted members of the Arlington legislative delegation in preparation for the 2016 session of the General Assembly.
Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation acknowledges that not everyone will be happy with each facet of proposed changes to Interstate 66. But, in a leter to concerned legislators, Aubrey Layne says he hope critics will see the forest for the trees.
The cell-phone (waiting) lot at Washington Dulles International Airport has moved to a new location, with the old lot being closed to make room for construction of aerial guideways for the Silver Line Metro project.
The Virginia state government is promoting Try Transit Week with the best kind of incentive: dangling the possibility of free stuff.
There’s not been an attorney general in Virginia’s modern political history that hasn’t gone to bed each night counting just those two fences – election as governor and then winning the party primary – that would set him/her up to be president of the U.S.
Leadership Arlington on Aug. 29 welcomed its newest class of the Young Professionals Program, whose 25 members gathered for a day-long retreat.
A bizarre preseason resulting in injuries and situations that have sidelined or ended the season for various players can’t end soon enough for the Washington-Lee Generals.
The Arlington County Republican Committee hopes attendees at the upcoming Clarendon Day celebration will sign on the dotted line.
“Messenger Day” has become “Messenger Week.”
News of interest from across the community.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
More news of interest from across the community.
An odd political press release came over the ol’ transom Monday, one from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attacking U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10th) and attempting to tie her to presidential candidate Scott Walker on a number of issues.
Parishioners at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ on Aug. 30 participated in a host of activities in support of the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN).
The Inter-Service Club Council of Arlington will hold its annual luncheon and awards presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Encore Learning will host its annual fall course preview on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at Founders Hall on the Arlington campus of George Mason University, 3351 Fairfax Drive.
The young-professionals group of Arlington Thrive (formerly Arlingtonians Ministering to Emergency Needs) will host a bingo happy hour on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill.
When County Board members return from a two-month break in mid-September, one of their first orders of business will be consideration of a controversial affordable-housing plan, the product of a task force and a proposal that has won support from housing advocates but drawn concerns from others wary of the long-term implications.
After nearly a decade of effort, the Arlington County government’s upgrade of water meters is nearly complete.
News of interest from across the local region.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
All the items in today's notebook come from various past editions of the Northern Virginia Sun. Our first one was part of the paper on Sept. 11, 1992.
Mothers of North Arlington (MONA) sponsored 18 children in the annual back-to-school campaign of Doorways for Women and Families.
Working in collaboration with the state government and non-profit service providers across the commonwealth, Dominion Power on Sept. 1 will inaugurate a significantly expanded EnergyShare program, aimed at supporting those without the means to cover the cost of utility bills.
Existing schools, community centers, parks and even a number of privately owned parcels remain in the mix as a task force wades through potential locations for a new elementary school in South Arlington.
“Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present” has been published by Dorrance Publishing, and is now available for purchase.
The Barry Gallery at Marymount University will hold an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. for “Material Differences: Collage and Assemblage,” a new exhibition.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Andrew Cain – former Sun Gazette-r and very plugged-in political reporter, by the way – had a story late last week that Jim Gilmore had challenged Donald Trump to a one-on-one (“mano-a-mano” is how both Gilmore and the article’s top paragraph put it) debate over the birthright-citizenship issue.
Winning a gold ring or bracelet is one of the biggest deals in poker competition. Scott Billups now has his first.
The Nauck Civic Association will celebrate its 88th anniversary and the 171st anniversary of the founding of Arlington’s first historically-black community with the annual Nauck Civic & Community Pride Day on Saturday, Sept. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at Drew Model School and Community Center, 3500 23rd St. South.
The Arlington library system will present author Helaine Mario discussing her work, “The Lost Concerto,” on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.
The Faith, Food and Fellowship program of Clarendon United Methodist Church kicks off its 2015-16 season with “The Formation of the U.S. Constitution – Was It Necessary?” featuring Dr. Ralph Ostrich, on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the church, 606 North Irving St.
Boy Scout Troop 638, sponsored by Little Falls Presbyterian Church in Arlingotn, held a Court of Honor on Aug. 22 to recognize four Scouts that recently attained Eagl Scout status.
The Arlington County government is now accepting reservations for native trees that will be distributed later this year to help enhance the community’s tree canopy.
The Arlington Historical Society will present “Walt Whitman in Washington D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet” on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Reinsch Library auditorium on the main campus of Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road.
They probably weren’t chewing their nails in nervous anticipation, but Arlington school officials can rest easy – the school system, and others across the region, will be permitted to send students to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology for the 2015-16 school year.
While seeing the traditional downturn from a month before, Virginia’s real estate market showed strong year-over-year performance in July, with sales up 13.3 percent from 2014 figures and prices also higher.
The Arlington County government will host a bus tour of affordable-housing properties across the community on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Arlington County government has published a new guide that ranks bicycle routes based on ease of use.
Efforts by Arlington election officials and the county government to provide a road map addressing the needs of voters in urbanizing communities have won national attention.
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