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The president of the Arlington Historical Society used a year-end message to his membership to sketch out plans for growth in coming years.
The Ball-Sellers House, operated by the Arlington Historical Society, drew 429 visitors from 10 states during its 2014 season, an incEease of 26 percent from a year before.
Softer statewide home sales but slightly improved median prices were the hallmarks of the Virginia real estate market in November, according to new figures from the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR).
The Arlington County government will host an update on its affordable-housing study on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Mill Community Center.
To celebrate Christmas, we reprise our photos from the recent Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce Reindog celebration, as well offering as bonus shots from 2013 and 2012.
My eyes kind of rolled when I saw the cover of yesterday’s Washington Express newspaper, asking political types whether Santa was a Republican or Democrat.
Members of the fall 2014 class of the Arlington Neighborhood College initiative had their moment in the spotlight Dec. 17, as they were honored by County Board members for their commitment.
Del. Patrick Hope thinks 2015 is the right time for success in his effort to help clinics providing health care to low-income Virginians across the commonwealth.
Over a 34-year career representing Virginia’s 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Frank Wolf built a reputation for hard work, honesty and bipartisanship.
Incoming Arlington School Board member Barbara Kanninen straddled the line between the macro (dealing with the challenges of a growing student body) and the micro (making sure every young person in the classroom has an advocate for success) during her swearing-in ceremony.
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1957, the Arlington Historical Society has published its annual Arlington Historical Magazine.
County Board members on Dec. 17 made the following appointments to local boards and commissions.
By next spring, riders of Metrobuses across the region could have another trip tool at their disposal.
The Washington Post yesterday reported that a commission appointed by Gov. McAuliffe is out with his recommendations for reforming state redistricting.
Want to follow Santa on his journey around the world? There's an app for that.
Former Arlington Treasurer Frank O’Leary recently was honored by the officers and crew of the USS Arlington, for his support of the Navy ship and the welfare of those who sail on her.
Retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) has been honored with the “Animal Champion Award” by Animal Defenders Intenrational, in recognition for his work in animal protection.
Looking to put their own annus horribilis behind them, Arlington Democrats will ring in the new year with a reception at the home of new County Board Chairman Mary Hynes.
More than 120 supporters and activists attended the Dec. 16 swearing-in ceremony for School Board member Nancy Van Doren, held at the Arlington Education Center.
The board of directors of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 18 gave its blessing to the county government’s effort to restore a surtax on hotel rooms to fund tourism promotion.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
The last two weeks of December bring us the smallest Sun Gazette print editions of the year, as advertisers are taking a break in preparation for starting anew in 2015.
Local public television station WETA gave a huge thank-you to many of its “Downton Abbey” fans on Dec. 18, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington.
There’s an old adage about what happens to those who make assumptions, but for the Arlington School Board as it embarks on the fiscal 2016 budget process, it’s something that has to be done.
Though it remained steadfastly on neutral ground in the debate over the Columbia Pike streetcar project, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce wants local and state officials to find ways to improve transit in the corridor.
Del. Rob Krupicka (D-45th) has introduced legislation to name the Interstate 395 bridge over South Glebe Road as the “Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Memorial Bridge.”
Arlington School Board members on Dec. 18 formally adopted the framework to address rising middle-school capacity, accepting a proposal that calls for spending $114.5 million to $147.2 million to meet most, but not all, expected needs by 2019.
The proposal to pull the plug on the Arlington County government’s Artisphere does not mean abandonment of either the arts or Rosslyn, County Manager Barbara Donnellan told County Board members last week.
Officials of Signature Theatre say they are on track to long-term solvency, and will not need to come back to Arlington taxpayers for yet another bailout.
Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan last week worked to augment the ranks of her leadership team.
A swearing-in ceremony for incoming School Board member Barbara Kanninen will be held on Monday, Dec. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Arlington Education Center.
I said it before I left town last Tuesday: There’s always some big news that breaks when I’m down in Florida at the end of the year. And this year, it was Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan’s proposal to scuttle the beleaguered Artisphere arts center after four years and gallons and gallons of red ink.
Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Murphy is one of four finalists for 2015 National Superintendent of the Year in a competition sponsored by AASA, the School Superintendents’ Association.
Arlington School Board members on Dec. 18 voted to include in their 2015 legislative package opposition to proposals in the General Assembly requiring undocumented students to pay out-of-state tuition rates to public colleges and universities.
Faced with reduced federal spending, Northern Virginia must harness its highly educated workforce and become a more attractive place for international and high-technology companies to do business, George Mason University economist Stephen Fuller said.
The World Children’s Choir will present its 25th annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 North Glebe Road.
Segue Technologies was the first-place team at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s annual fall golf outing, held Oct. 28 at Fort Belvoir Golf Club.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
All I know about the governance of Falls Church is what I read in the weekly News-Press newspaper, which may give me a slightly skewed perspective, but it was interesting to see how that city’s School Board addressed a directive from the City Council to restrain spending.
No surprise on this one: Arlington County Board Vice Chairman Mary Hynes will bump up to board chairman in 2015.
Independent John Vihstadt was sworn in for a full four-year term Dec. 17, promising reforms to increase transparency and public participation in large county decisions.
For the second time in as many years, Arlington taxpayers are being called in to bail out Signature Theatre.
State Sen. Adam Ebbin’s proposal to decriminalize use of marijuana in the commonwealth – already probably dead-on-arrival in the General Assembly – has picked up the opposition of a student group.
Leadership Arlington will hold two community events in early 2015 focusing on local and state governance.
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is offering gift-wrapping services on Saturday, Dec. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at the shelter, 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive.
Most Arlington County government offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25-26, for Christmas.
Fun from the weekly history column, mid-December 1964 (a nifty 50 years ago!).
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