The Arlington Outdoor Lab has been designated a “Virginia Treasure” by Gov. McAuliffe, part of a series of designations statewide designed to recognize outstanding conservation, cultural-herit… Comments (0)
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
News of interest from across the community.
I admit that my dreams – the nighttime ones, not my goals and aspirations – sometimes are surreal, and the hotter it gets, the weirder they become.
When factoring inflation into the mix, travelers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are spending less for plane tickets than five, 10, 15 and 20 years ago, while those using Washington Dulles International Airport are doing almost as well.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual Scholars Cup miniature-golf tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Upton Hill Regional Park.
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer plans to wait until the waning days of summer to formally launch his bid for a second term.
The Arlington County government and Arlington Sister City Association have ratified a new memorandum of understanding, affirming their past arrangement and giving the non-profit group incentives as it moves forward with fund-raising activities.
A coalition of business organizations from across the region will present the “Northern Virginia Regional Elected Leaders Summit” on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Chamber offices in Tysons.
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 Bearing Drift political blog site: “Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore is also slowly laying the groundwork for a potential 2018 U.S. Senate bid.”
After several years sticking close to home, an Arlington-based dance troupe is again looking to spread its wings internationally.
The Arlington County Board has approved a mechanism that will allow redevelopment of Ballston Common Mall to move forward.
Arlington Superintendent Patrick Murphy has been named by Gov. McAuliffe to the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee, and Toni Marchese of Arlington, a preschool director and teacher at St. Ann School, has been named by the governor to the School Readiness Committee.
Virginia Hospital Center hosts a series of programs each month in support of those who are, or have a loved one, facing cancer.
It was 75 years ago this week – back in the waning days of July, 1941 – that the Northern Virginia Sun reported Arlington officials were still reeling from, and trying to work out the details of, the federal government’s decision to locate the War Department headquarters (which today we know as the Pentagon) within the county.
Despite a late-in-the-game curveball, proponents for the restoration of voting rights pressed on with a July 23 workshop aimed at integrating ex-offenders back into the fabric of community life.
The Center for Digital Government and National Association of Counties have named Arlington the No. 1 “digital county” in the nation for its size in 2016.
Marymount University’s Web site – www.marymount.edu – has been honored for the second year in a row for its creativity, functionality, visual design and ease of use.
School Board members have left the door open a crack in deciding how many parking spaces will be included when the new H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program facility opens in Rosslyn in 2019.
A group of more than 150 teens and young adults from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington is slated to participate in World Youth Day festivities in Krakow, Poland.
Virginia’s real estate market had a strong second quarter, with sales up 7.6 percent from a year before and the median sales price also posting an increase.
Arlington County Board members on July 19 made the following appointments to local boards and commissions.
Bridges to Independence, a provider of housing and job services for homeless families in Arlington and Alexandria, will host its 11th annual kickball tournament on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Long Bridge Park.
Tim Kaine had not one but two victories on Friday.
It was the Chesterbrook Tigersharks who had the biggest bite this summer.
Hillary Clinton announced Friday she has chosen Virginia’s junior U.S. senator to be her vice president if elected the country’s first female president in November.
U.S. Army Col. Patrick Duggan assumed command of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall during a recent ceremony held at Conmy Hall at Fort Myer.
Arlington school officials are aiming to be regional and statewide leaders in introducing the sport of Ultimate Frisbee to a wider audience.
Washington Dulles International Airport’s passenger counts have lagged neighboring Reagan National and BWI-Thurgood Marshall in recent years, so the General Assembly this spring authorized $50 million to make Dulles more competitive.
Based on numbers alone from the four previous swim meets this summer season, the Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks have an edge against the Overlee Flying Fish on Saturday morning, July 23 in a final regular-season clash that will determine the Northern Virginia Swimming League’s Division 1 championship.
The same week national Republicans worked to build unity in Cleveland, their local counterparts were angling toward the same goal.
Despite opposition from some parents and community members, Arlington School Board members on July 20 approved the concept design for a new elementary school to be built adjacent to Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
Arlington’s towing industry was found in violation of local ordinances on 0.04 percent of tows recorded in 2015, and are on pace for essentially the same ratio this year.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
Stopping by a 7-Eleven in McLean this morning for my caffeine fix, all the big newspapers were laid out: Washington Post, New York Times, Washington Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today.
Even as most Arlington students are just getting into the meaty part of their summer vacation, others are prepping to return to school.
Despite concerns raised by the Virginia affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, Arlington County Board members on July 19 agreed to provide access to federal officials for the staging equipment that produces forensic analysis after a potential terrorist attack.
It likely will be an uphill battle, but one local legislator says he’s not giving up efforts to remove the prohibition on same-sex marriages from the Virginia constitution.
All seven members of the Arlington delegation to the General Assembly have been dubbed “Environmental Heroes” by the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club, based on their votes in the 2016 legislative session.
An Arlington task force will receive more time before being required to come back with a recommendation on whether to add lighting to the athletic fields at Williamsburg Middle School.
News of business and economic development across Arlington.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
For the second month in a row, neither Republican 8th District congressional candidate Charles Hernick nor a stand-in from his campaign was on hand last night to speak to the confab of the Arlington County Republican Committee.
Last-minute appeals failed to sway a majority of Arlington County Board members, who on July 19 agreed to support a task-force recommendation and rebuild Fire Station #8 at its current location along Lee Highway.
Arlington County Board members on July 19 honored George Towner for a half-century of leadership and advocacy on behalf of youth soccer.
The Arlington County government in September will open a storefront library to serve residents of Crystal City.
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