Parishioners at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ on Aug. 30 participated in a host of activities in support of the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). Comments (1)
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
All the items in today's notebook come from various past editions of the Northern Virginia Sun. Our first one was part of the paper on Sept. 11, 1992.
Mothers of North Arlington (MONA) sponsored 18 children in the annual back-to-school campaign of Doorways for Women and Families.
Working in collaboration with the state government and non-profit service providers across the commonwealth, Dominion Power on Sept. 1 will inaugurate a significantly expanded EnergyShare program, aimed at supporting those without the means to cover the cost of utility bills.
Existing schools, community centers, parks and even a number of privately owned parcels remain in the mix as a task force wades through potential locations for a new elementary school in South Arlington.
“Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present” has been published by Dorrance Publishing, and is now available for purchase.
The Barry Gallery at Marymount University will hold an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. for “Material Differences: Collage and Assemblage,” a new exhibition.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Andrew Cain – former Sun Gazette-r and very plugged-in political reporter, by the way – had a story late last week that Jim Gilmore had challenged Donald Trump to a one-on-one (“mano-a-mano” is how both Gilmore and the article’s top paragraph put it) debate over the birthright-citizenship issue.
Winning a gold ring or bracelet is one of the biggest deals in poker competition. Scott Billups now has his first.
The Nauck Civic Association will celebrate its 88th anniversary and the 171st anniversary of the founding of Arlington’s first historically-black community with the annual Nauck Civic & Community Pride Day on Saturday, Sept. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at Drew Model School and Community Center, 3500 23rd St. South.
The Arlington library system will present author Helaine Mario discussing her work, “The Lost Concerto,” on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.
The Faith, Food and Fellowship program of Clarendon United Methodist Church kicks off its 2015-16 season with “The Formation of the U.S. Constitution – Was It Necessary?” featuring Dr. Ralph Ostrich, on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the church, 606 North Irving St.
Boy Scout Troop 638, sponsored by Little Falls Presbyterian Church in Arlingotn, held a Court of Honor on Aug. 22 to recognize four Scouts that recently attained Eagl Scout status.
The Arlington County government is now accepting reservations for native trees that will be distributed later this year to help enhance the community’s tree canopy.
The Arlington Historical Society will present “Walt Whitman in Washington D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet” on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Reinsch Library auditorium on the main campus of Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road.
They probably weren’t chewing their nails in nervous anticipation, but Arlington school officials can rest easy – the school system, and others across the region, will be permitted to send students to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology for the 2015-16 school year.
While seeing the traditional downturn from a month before, Virginia’s real estate market showed strong year-over-year performance in July, with sales up 13.3 percent from 2014 figures and prices also higher.
The Arlington County government will host a bus tour of affordable-housing properties across the community on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Arlington County government has published a new guide that ranks bicycle routes based on ease of use.
Efforts by Arlington election officials and the county government to provide a road map addressing the needs of voters in urbanizing communities have won national attention.
The Center Hiking Club will host an Arlington History Bike Tour on Saturday, Sept. 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at the top of the escalator at the Ballston Metro station.
’Twas good news this week for Democratic Arlington County Board nominees Christian Dorsey and Katie Cristol, who each received endorsements from the political-action committee of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.
September will bring a renewed push as an Arlington government advisory panel gets into the weeds on the proposal to redevelop Ballston Common Mall.
The Virginia Department of Transportation on Sept. 10 will hold a dedication ceremony for the new Washington Boulevard bridge over Columbia Pike, to be known as Freedmans Village Bridge.
A community update on a proposed land swap between the county government and Virginia Hospital Center will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Hazel Auditorium at the hospital, 1701 North George Mason Drive.
The Arlington Committee of 100 has announced plans to hold a County Board candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the evening at Marymount University.
The annual Arlington County Board Auction and Dinner, sponsored by the Arlington County Democratic Committee, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd.
A reception for the 19 artists whose work is displayed at Northern Virginia Community College’s third annual art show will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Annandale campus.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
From the Sun’s history column: Back in the day, an Arlington real-estate salesperson had sent a cable to German dictator Adolf Hitler, appealing for peace as the planet geared up for a sequel to World War I.
Having cheated death before, a direct Metrobus line from Rosslyn to Washington Dulles International Airport again is on the chopping block.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News of interest from across Northern Virginia.
Varun Datta graduated from Stone Bridge High School in 2013 with big dreams. He went to James Madison University to study marketing in the hopes of one day joining NBC’s executive team in New York City.
The District of Columbia ranks 138th out of 150 American cities as far as the ability to enjoy a financially secure and mentally stimulating retirement, according to a new survey, while some Virginia communities do appreciably better.
A dedication ceremony will be held today to formally name the Interstate 395 overpass at South Glebe Road as the “Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Memorial Bridge.”
The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families is seeking nominations for its fall 2015 crop of “Connect with Kids Champions.”
We reported yesterday that Mary Ann Moran will be honored with the 2015 William T. Newman Jr. Spirit of Community Award, presented by the Arlington Community Foundation.
Mary Ann Moran will be honored with the 2015 William T. Newman Jr. Spirit of Community Award, presented by the Arlington Community Foundation.
The political-action committee of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors has endorsed Democrats Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey for County Board.
State Sen. Barbara Favola recently was honored by the Autism Society of Northern Virginia.
Arlington has been named the third-most-walkable community of its population group in a survey conducted by the Redfin real estate brokerage.
With 5-5 records the past three seasons, a bar of consistency has been set by the Bishop O’Connell Knights high school football team.
The League of Women Voters of Arlington will host a community forum – “Medicaid Expansion: Who Benefits?” – on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Arlington Department of Human Services headquarters, 2100 Washington Blvd.
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.
A long, long, long time ago, I got a call out of the blue from the editor of a daily paper in Jersey City, N.J., asking me if I wanted to take a job there.
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