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Dr. Talmadge Williams may be gone, but his dream of telling the robust story of Arlington’s African-American history will live on in the work of those he inspired.
Throughout October, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington is celebrating “Howl-O-Ween,” doling out treats to every dog adopter in honor of national Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month.
The Arlington County government’s annual fall E-CARE (Environmental Collection and Recycling Event) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
An estimated 236,420 Virginians moved out of state between 2012 and 2013, while 266,348 moved in from elsewhere, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Snoozertown. Dullsville. Catatonic Corners.
Central Library will host an interactive celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.
... I’d like to offer a suggestion to the two candidates, since they no doubt must be growing tired of repeating roughly the same talking points over the past nine months.
State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) visited a recent meeting of the board of directors of Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) of Arlington and Alexandria, bringing with her a General Assembly resolution honoring the organization’s 40th anniversary.
The Arlington Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the 16th annual James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, to be presented in December.
A trio of cherry trees have been planted at Central Library by the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., part of a regional effort to expand the number of cherry trees in the Washington area.
Arlington-based Bowen McCauley Dance has announced plans for its 19th-anniversary season, which will feature new collaborations and partnerships.
Retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) and former state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-31st) were honored with Making a Difference Awards at a Sept. 23 event celebrating the 55th anniversary of Linden Resources.
The campaign manager for Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt said the fact his candidate is outraising his opponent is nice, but the campaign will need significantly more cash in its closing weeks.
Tuesday, Oct. 14 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is slated to be the speaker at the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s monthly “Second Saturday” breakfast, to be held on Oct. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Busboys & Poets in Shirlington.
The United States Army Band will host a concert celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. at Brucker Hall at Fort Myer.
Encore Learning will present “I, Cellist: My Years in the NSO,” featuring National Symphony Orchestra musician Yvonne Caruthers on Monday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. at Central Library.
The far-lefties thought it was brilliant, but more serious political minds were befuddled at what charitably could be called a stunt by the John Foust congressional campaign.
Officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority say early ridership results on the new Silver Line give them hope that they will meet, or exceed, projections for the first year.
Here’s more confirmation, if any is needed, that like a gerbil running on its exercise wheel, the Washington economy is mostly spinning in place.
At the Sept. 25 School Board meeting, staff presented a design proposal for a new football-stadium concession stand to board members.
A community forum and brainstorming session to assist with the redesign of the playground and sand-volleyball court at Quincy Park will be held by the Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.
An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. for “We Are Arlington,” an exhibit of vintage photographs and memorabilia organized by Bill Hamrock, the author of the recently published pictorial book of the same name.
Arlington School Board member Abby Raphael has been appointed to the newly created Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence.
Parents with children in Arlington elementary schools that could see major expansions used the Sept. 25 School Board meeting to decry what they termed a lack of communication about the plans.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce board of directors on Sept. 25 voted to support the transportation/Metro and school bonds on the Arlington ballot in November.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is launching a program designed to encourage local high-school students to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.
Years ago, Drew Costley was a sports writer for our own Dave Facinoli while he (Drew, not Dave) was going through college.
It was the question on everyone’s mind at the Sept. 25 Arlington School Board meeting, and it was left to new board member Nancy Van Doren to ask it of chairman James Lander: “Why are you wearing a pink T-shirt?”
On-time graduation for Arlington Public Schools’ Class of 2014 was up from a year before and outperformed the state average, while the county’s dropout rate continued to decline, according to new data.
The Arlington County Republican Committee has added its voice in support of the lone Virginia constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot.
An estimated 40,000 items will be available for purchase at the Friends of the Arlington Public Library’s annual fall book sale, to be held Oct. 9-12 in the parking garage at Central Library.
The Arlington Players opens its 2014-15 season with a production of “The Wedding Singer” from Oct. 3-12 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre.
The Faith, Food and Fellowship program of Clarendon United Methodist Church continues on Thursday, Oct. 9 with a “Pictorial History of Arlington,” featuring author Bill Hamrock presenting photos from his new book.
Democrat Alan Howze again picked up the support of the Sierra Club in his quest for County Board.
The Arlington Committee of 100’s monthly program will feature a debate between County Board candidates John Vihstadt (independent incumbent) and Alan Howze (Democratic challenger) on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Gerard Phelan Hall on the main campus of Marymount University.
Friends of the Arlington Public Library will hold its second annual “Lit Up Ball,” a literary-themed fundraiser, on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Artisphere.
The Arlington Historical Society has welcomed three new members to its board of directors.
The 8th District Democratic Committee will salute U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) at its 21st annual Kennedy-King Dinner, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.
George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera has been appointed to serve on a statewide task force aimed at ending sexual violence on college campuses.
Arlington officials are set to welcome delegations of students and chaperones from two of the county’s Sister Cities.
Marymount University has been named a military-friendly school for the fifth straight year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business that publishes G.I. Jobs Magazine.
The Herb Block Foundation recently presented a $10,000 grant to support the youth and parent-leadership initiatives of Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leadership Program and Parent Leadership Institute.
UrbanArias will present the regional premiere of the opera “Three Decembers” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at 8 p.m. each night at the Artisphere.
The Sierra Club, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the Coalition for Smarter Growth are sponsoring a forum on energy efficiency on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.
OperaNova will hold its annual fund-raising brunch on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. at Washington Golf & Country Club.
Thank you to Tim Wise of the Arlington County Taxpayers Association (ACTA) for highlighting on the Sun Gazette’s coverage of the latest twist in the Columbia Pike streetcar saga, relegating the coverage of the lesser media to a mere side note in the ACTA Web site.
Despite a decided lack of enthusiasm for handing the Arlington County government more money to spend, the Arlington County Republican Committee on Sept. 24 agreed to support three of the four county bond referendums on the Nov. 4 ballot.
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