Arlington School Board members on Sept. 4 are expected to approve the hiring of an architect for the planned expansion of Abingdon Elementary School. Comments (2)
The “Faith, Food and Fellowship” series at Clarendon United Methodist Church continues on Thursday, Sept. 11 with a program featuring Washington Post “Answer Man” John Kelly sharing stories about local communities.
U.S. Army Col. Fern Sumpter turned over command of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall to Col. Michael Henderson Aug. 27, ending 25 months of leadership of a joint base that includes the Army’s Fort Myer and Fort McNair and the Marine Corps’ Henderson Hall.
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics welcomes participants age 50 and older. Doris Woodring of Lake Ridge hit that milestone age the year John F. Kennedy was elected president.
The Arlington County Republican Committee on Aug. 27 adopted its first local platform.
The Arlington County Democratic Committee will salute a longtime party activist and former two-time chairman with “A Toast to Charlene Bickford” later in the fall.
The Arlington County Committee of 100 kicks off its 2014-15 season with a program on “Bar Crawls in Arlington: Benefits vs. Challenges.”
The Rosslyn Business Improvement District’s annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Gateway Park near Key Bridge.
The Arlington Historical Society kicks off its fall season with a discussion of the Arlington County Fire Department on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center.
The Arlington County Republican Committee on Wednesday approved its first statement of guiding principles, designed to tell Arlington residents what the local GOP stands for.
Defeated House of Delegates candidate David Foster said that while going negative during the brisk campaign could have helped his prospects for election, he has no regrets about not doing so.
Arlington’s joblessness remained lowest in the commonwealth in July, as unemployment rates saw small declines across the region compared to a year before.
Pass rates for Arlington Public Schools students on state-mandated Standards of Learning exams (SOLs) saw improvement in some subject areas, and flat or declining results on others, according to figures reported Aug. 27 by the Virginia Department of Education.
The end of the 2014-15 school year may seem like a long, long time away for students. But for those with aspirations of being the next big thing in filmmaking, it’s not too early to start planning.
A new regional initiative is designed to provide 24/7 services to young people facing a mental-health challenge and their families.
Jennifer Abel thinks it may just be Arlington’s best-kept secret. And she would know.
Give freshest-of-freshman Del.-elect Rip Sullivan (D-48th) props for chutzpah.
A record number of participants took part in Marymount University’s annual Volunteer Day of Service on Aug. 23, with 313 people preparing 2,500 “care” packages for teenagers transitioning from foster care to life on their own.
Virginia students will pay an average of $20,298 to cover the cost of tuition, mandatory fees and room and board at the commonwealth’s public, four-year universities this academic year – an increase of 6.7 percent, the largest in three years, according to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
The Arlington Historical Society will present “Arlington Antiques Appraisal,” a community event designed to raise funds to support maintenance and repair of the historic Ball-Sellers House, on Saturday, Sept. 13 beginning at 10 a.m. at Carlin Hall, 5711 4th St. South.
George Mason University is taking a unique approach compared with many other universities, innovating and reaching out to the business community to prepare graduates for the future.
AHC Inc. is seeking volunteers to work with students in its teen-tutoring and after-school programs at its six community centers in Arlington.
Arlington Senior Democrats, an initiative of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, kicks off campaign season with a luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. at Busboys & Poets in Shirlington.
The community is invited to an opening reception for the Jim Burford Memorial Exhibition, to be held on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Barry Gallery at Marymount University.
News of interest across Arlington this week.
More news of interest across Arlington this week.
Everything is cool and delightful at Sun Gazette World Headquarters these days, but earlier this month we did go through more than a week without air conditioning. No fun at all, although fortunately the temperatures were far less than what one might have expected in mid-August.
Rev. Aaron McEmrys, the new senior minister at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, will preside over his first worship services on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
The relocation of JetBlue from Terminal A to Terminal B at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is leading to some shuffling at the airport.
Offender Aid & Restoration (OAR) of Arlington is gearing up for its “Project Christmas Angel” initiative, which provides holiday gifts to children of those who are incarcerated.
Memo to combatants on both sides of the Columbia Pike streetcar battle. Here’s another point you can feud over: If the streetcar line is built and then underperforms expectations, should it be turned into a free ride?
Turnout for the Aug. 19 special election for the 48th District House of Delegates seat was on the low side compared to similar special elections held across the commonwealth this year.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News of interest to 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.
President Calvin Coolidge once famously said of his Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover: “That man has offered me unsolicited advice every day for six years, all of it bad.” One wonders how Silent Cal felt about editorial-writers?
The Arlington County Democratic Committee will hold its annual Chili Cookoff at the Lyon Park Community Center on Monday, Sept. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.
“Ban the box” is the rallying cry of advocates for those coming out of incarceration, and Arlington government officials say they are amenable to thinking about changing existing policy on the matter.
Like Barbara Favola 17 years earlier, Nancy Van Doren may find that falling short in a Democratic nominating process was the best thing, politically, that ever happened to her.
Incoming Del. Richard “Rip” Sullivan Jr. (D-48th) heads for a meeting with House Speaker William Howell (R-Fredericksburg) this week, armed with petitions pressing for Virginia’s participation in an expanded federal Medicaid program.
The U.S. economy continues its recovery from the steep recession of several years ago, but Northern Virginia’s economic prospects are making only anemic progress because of reduced federal spending and replacement of high-paying jobs with ones of lesser earning power.
“Cautious” is a pretty good descriptor to describe Democratic Fairfax supervisor, and congressional candidate, John Foust. Perhaps after events of last week, he’ll learn to be even more so.
Maria Canales, a 2014 graduate of Wakefield High School, has been selected as one of 19 incoming Honors Scholars for the 2014-15 academic year at Northern Virginia Community College.
Marisela Lara, a 2014 graduate of Washington-Lee High School, recently was awarded the second annual David M. Brown Memorial Scholarship by the Friends of Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium.
Republican House of Delegates contender Dave Foster was upbeat in a note to campaign supporters Thursday.
The inventory of homes on the market across most of Arlington continues to run above last year’s figures, although there are a few areas – notably Rosslyn (ZIP code 22209) and some western areas of the county (22213) – where there are fewer properties to choose from than last summer.
It’s last call (for 2014) for those seeking to beat the summer heat at the Arlington County government’s four “sprayground” water parks.
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy . . . but recruiting a new Arlington economic-development director may not be.
The 50th anniversary of the Arlington County government’s Neighborhood Conservation program will be celebrated with a program on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive.
The Arlington County government is soliciting community input on a renovation of the playground at Quincy Park, which is being redesigned to provide play options for everyone, including those with mental or physical disabilities.
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