Legislation has been introduced for the 2016 General Assembly session that will allow Arlington to resume imposing fines on those who improperly pass school buses. Comments (2)
The Arlington Committee on the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War will present Edna Greene Medford of Howard University speaking on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Central Library.
Just enough chill was in the air the morning of Nov. 24 to set the ambiance as a tractor-trailer pulled up to the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank branch at the corner of Lee Highway and North Glebe Road.
Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $4.50 per person this year – about 56 cents per person less than the national average – according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.
The annual “Miracle on 23rd Street” holiday celebration, sponsored by Linden Resources, will be held on Friday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 750 23rd St. South.
The Arlington Children’s Chorus will present its winter concert – “Button Up Your Overcoat” – on Sunday, Dec. 13 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 North Oakland St.
“The Civil War Grand Review: Photos of the Sesquicentennial Re-Enactment Parade,” and exhibition of photos, will be on display through Feb. 1 at the Cherrydale branch library, 2190 Military Road.
Arlington School Board Vice Chairman Nancy Van Doren will kick off her bid for re-election at the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s Dec. 2 meeting.
A social-action group has declared success in its inaugural effort to increase turnout in areas where few voters participate in off-year elections.
The memory of local library official and historian Sara Collins was celebrated at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Arlington County History Task Force.
The McAuliffe administration’s plan to add tolls to Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway not only needs to win approval from the Commonwealth Transportation Board; it will need to survive a challenge from some in the General Assembly.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News of transportation and transit across the region this week.
In my remarks as keynoter at last week’s Inter-Service Club of Arlington annual luncheon, I remarked that with Election Season 2015 out of the way, Election Season 2016 was getting ever closer.
The Arlington Philharmonic has tapped county resident Betsy Campeau as its executive director.
Arlington County officials are aiming to be leaders in a nascent movement to remove excess antibiotics from foods.
Median sales prices of real estate sold across the inner suburbs of Northern Virginia in October was off slightly from a year before, although there were significant variations within the five jurisdictions comprised by the region.
Modest increases in both transactions and median prices combined for a 5-percent year-over-year increase in sales volume across the Virginia real estate market in October, according to new figures.
Arlington County Board members on Nov. 17 honored the 25 members of the class of Neighborhood College, an initiative designed to give residents an inside look at the workings of local governance and civic life.
Arlington’s five constitutional officers will be sworn in for new terms on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. in Ceremonial Courtroom 11A at the Arlington County Justice Center, 1425 North Courthouse Road.
The Arlington County Republican Committee is considering giving up its leased space in order to free up cash for the 2016 election season.
AARP Virginia is inviting individuals and groups from across Northern Virginia to help spread the holiday spirit by visiting those who might not be able to celebrate.
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.
From the history column, back 40 years ago, in the Dec. 5, 1975, edition of the Northern Virginia Sun.
The holiday season will be a little warmer for some families across Arlington, thanks to the sixth annual winter-coat drive sponsored by the Nauck Community Services Center.
Residents of the Washington metropolitan area speak at least 168 different languages at home, and in just over a quarter of the region’s households, English is not the primary language, according to new analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The transportation committee of the Arlington County Commission on Aging is set to hold a public forum on the county government’s 10-year development plan for bus service, with a focus on the Columbia Pike and Crystal City-Pentagon City corridors.
Arlington officials have fingers crossed that the winter of 2015-16 won’t be a budget-buster like the one of 2014-15, let alone a monster like 2009-10.
It took the votes of two lame-duck members to secure passage, but the Arlington County Board on Nov. 19 gave the McAuliffe administration what it had come seeking – support, if encumbered by a number of caveats, for its proposal to add tolls to Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.
Arlington County Board members met three times over the past two weeks, but one item left unaddressed was appointment of members of the task force slated to advise board members on the future location of Fire Station #8.
A member of the Virginia congressional delegation used an appearance at the Arlington County Republican Committee’s annual awards dinner last week to urge vigilance against unilateral acceptance of refugees from Syria into the U.S.
Arlington Independent Media’s soon-to-launch WERA-LP was assigned its call letters by the FCC, and it turns out that it’s not the first time “ERA” has been used on the AM band.
For 90 minutes on Nov. 12, dozens of students at Oakridge Elementary School in Arlington were encouraged by best-selling author, attorney and former pro-football player Tim Green to become regular readers and enjoy the experience.
The Optimist Club of Arlington opens its 2015 Christmas tree lot on Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Wells Fargo Bank at the intersection of Lee Highway and North Glebe Road.
The Arlington Host Lions Club will hold its annual holiday citrus sale from Dec. 3-6 in the parking lot at Wells Fargo Bank, located at the corner of Lee Highway and North Glebe Road.
The Rock Spring Garden Club’s 6th annual holiday Floral Design Event is Nov. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Special guest designer Jennifer (Jo) Oliver of Highway to Hill Flowers will demonstrate design techniques. Also featured is club designer, Renee Bayes, who will demonstrate the basics of floral design.
Marymount University has been named recipient of the 2015 Jessica Burmester Volunteer Award from The Arc of Northern Virginia, for the school’s support of a series of workshops that help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from high school.
AHC Inc. is seeking volunteers to serve as tutors for middle- and high-school students in AHC apartment properties across the community.
The Inter-Service Club Council of Arlington celebrated 75 years during a Nov. 18 luncheon at another county institution: the Washington Golf & Country Club.
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is offering those who adopt animals from Nov. 27 to Dec. 23 a spin of the “prize wheel,” which offers discounts on adoption fees plus discounted and free items from the organization’s retail store.
They will not take office until Jan. 1, but a swearing-in ceremony for new Arlington County Board members Christian Dorsey and Katie Cristol has been set for Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the County Board room, located on the third floor of 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington County Board members have adopted a meeting schedule for 2016, which will begin with the traditional New Year’s Day organizational meeting.
Arlington school officials have throttled back slightly on enrollment projections, but say the system remains on track for record numbers down the road.
Arlington School Board members on Nov. 16 honored Williamsburg Middle School sixth-grade social-studies teacher Patricia Carlson, who has been named teacher of the year by the Virginia Council for the Social Studies.
Arlington Public Schools is one of 17 school systems across the commonwealth achieving “Platinum” status in the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2016 Green Schools Competition.
County Board members on Nov. 17 made the following appointments to government boards and commissions:
The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum for 2015 will focus on the theme “Intentional Success in 2016: It’s Your Time.”
A woman gave me a ting-a-ling on the office phone yesterday, having just hung up from castigating an unfortunate staffer in the Arlington County Board office.
Acting Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz on Nov. 17 announced creation of a military-and-veterans-affairs committee.
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