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If you’re asked whether Salome Gongadze looks more like an H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program junior or a rising political star, most people probably would pick the former.
He was elected as an independent, but County Board member John Vihstadt returned to his Republican roots on May 27, advising the Arlington GOP to find candidates with deeper connections to Arlington civic life.
The Arlington County Republican Committee came away unimpressed with the County Board’s recent vote asking the ownership of the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name.
The Arlington County government has debuted a new waste, fraud and abuse hotline for government workers.
The Wakefield Education Foundation has awarded $177,000 in scholarship money to the Wakefield High School Class of 2015, bringing to nearly $1.85 million the amount of scholarship funding presented to nearly 350 students since 1987.
There will be a time when Realtors can legally fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS), or drone, around property listings to capture images for marketing purposes, but that time has not yet arrived, at least not completely.
The 49th birthday of Gulf Branch Nature Center will be celebrated on Saturday, June 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the center, 3608 Military Road.
Rock Spring Garden Club will hold its 2015 Garden of the Year awards presentation on Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
We have an interesting piece from the National Association of Realtors posted this morning, about the federal government working to allow real-estate professionals to use drones in the course of marketing properties.
U.S. Chess Master Jeevan Karamsetty, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, defeated 21 of 22 opponents and allowed only one draw in his May 16 simultaneous exhibition – “simul” – at Wakefield High School.
Sixteen Washington-Lee High School seniors have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Washington-Lee High School Education Foundation to help pay for college expenses this fall.
Members of the Leadership Arlington Class of 2015 presented a $10,270 scholarship-fund donation to the organization at theMay 20 Leadership Legacy Awards celebration, held at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel.
Democratic contenders for County Board have been invited to participate in an “aesthetics forum” to discuss the arts, humanities and the spirit of Arlington.
State tourism officials are hoping to further tap into the economic potential of weddings by encouraging not just Virginia residents, but those from elsewhere, to get married in the Old Dominion.
The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia will honor state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (D-Mount Vernon) with its lifetime-achievement award during the organization’s annual awards reception, to be held on Thursday, June 11 at the Clarendon Ballroom.
News of business and economic development across Arlington.
News of interest for Arlington's active seniors.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
With six candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for two seats on the Arlington County Board, we in Sun Gazette-land opted to make it a two-step, two-week process.
Facing criticism both about its action to sell the historic Reevesland property, and the timing of the decision, Arlington County Board Chairman Mary Hynes is responding.
Student-scientists from Arlington Public Schools in May presented their independent research at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS), an annual convention of science teachers, students, and professionals.
On the morning of May 2, while other Arlingtonians were going about their weekend, 25 members of Arlington County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes 52 and 53 were dealing with the aftermath of a major storm.
Southwest Airlines has announced plans to begin service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Orlando on Nov. 1, bringing to 17 the number of nonstop destinations served from the local airport.
Democratic County Board contenders appear to have spent more time during campaign season bashing the incumbents (all but one of whom are Democrats) than training fire on one another.
The Arlington Education Association’s political-action committee has endorsed Peter Fallon and Christian Dorsey in the June 9 Democratic County Board primary.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce will host its 14th annual State of the County forum on Wednesday, June 24 at 8 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington D.C.-Crystal City.
Sixty films from students in 18 Arlington public schools will be screened at the annual Arlington Student Film Fest, to be held on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program.
It’s been a week now since the Arlington County government began moving to divest itself of the Reevesland farmhouse.
We’ll get to exactly what “math dice” is in a moment, but county school officials have lauded Long Branch Elementary School for fielding the winning team in the annual math-dice competition for elementary-schoolers, held May 10 at Drew Model School.
A tree-dedication ceremony in honor of the memory of Charles Rinker, a longtime community leader who died in January, will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. at Arna Valley View, 2300 25th St. South. County Board Vice Chairman Walter Tejada and former state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple will be among the speakers.
Arlington Public Schools relief custodian José Turcios, Taylor Elementary School custodial building supervisor James McFail, Jamestown Elementary School custodial building supervisor Willie Page and Thomas Jefferson Middle School custodian Duan Lam recently completed the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) supervisory-development program.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce recently lauded recipients of its 2015 Best Business Awards.
Superintendent Patrick Murphy recently honored the 11 Arlington public schools that received honors as part of the Virginia Index of Performance Awards program.
County Government’s Bond Ratings Affirmed: The Arlington County government has retained AAA/AAA/Aaa bond ratings – the highest for a jurisdiction of its size – from the nation’s three largest bond-rating houses.
Arlington Public Schools has slated two community forums focused on proposals to address capacity issues at Swanson and Williamsburg middle schools.
From the “tough work, but somebody’s got to do it” file: County Board member Libby Garvey recently traveled through France and Germany, representing Arlington at events at two of the county’s Sister Cities.
Alex Jones of Arlington is one of five University of Virginia students to have received grants grants from the University Award for Projects in the Arts program, allowing them to follow their muses this summer.
ounty Board members on May 19 made the following appointments to advisory bodies:
A student from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology won the Best of Category Award and a first award in Robotics and Intelligent Machines at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held in Pittsburgh.
What will the reaction and fallout be, now that the Virginia High School League has decided to break with its long tradition and allow private schools to join its once all-public-school ranks?
The Arlington County Republican Committee will wait until June to determine whether to endorse independent County Board candidate Michael McMenamin and other candidates that might materialize, party chairman Matt Wavro told the Sun Gazette.
The New Virginia Majority, an advocacy group aimed at bringing a more diverse group of state residents into the political process, has endorsed Christian Dorsey in the June 9 Democratic County Board primary.
The May 19 County Board decision to start the ball rolling on sale of the historic, though dilapidated Reeves farmhouse has left advocates for the property bewildered and outraged.
Residents of The Carlin Senior Residences recently participated in their fourth annual juvenile diabetes fundraiser.
Democratic County Board candidates reacted angrily to the Arlington government’s plan to sell off the Reevesland farmhouse, rather than turn it into a community center or learning emporium.
AHC Inc. will host a ceremony on Friday, June 5 to dedicate the community center of its Gates of Ballston property in honor of Charlie and Lora Rinker, for their commitment to community service in Arlington.
Gail Arnall, who for the past 10 years has served as executive director of Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), has announced plans to resign, effective June 30.
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