Fewer than one in six of the more than 2,800 eighth-graders across local communities applying for admission to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology won a coveted slot for … Comments (0)
The annual “date auction” sponsored by Arlington Young Democrats drew 150 people and raised $8,000, a total that will be split between the organization and the Arlington Free Clinic.
The date? Wednesday, April 15. The place? The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) conference center in Ballston.
Terron Sims of Arlington has been named vice chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Council on Recruitment, Veterans and Military Families.
About 20 intrepid souls gathered at Shirlington Library amid last evening’s darkening skies for a forum put on by the Arlington Green Party, discussing ways that independents and third-party candidates could find success in running for local office.
The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), which in recent months has seen record need in the local community, is seeking 100,000 pounds of donated, healthy foods in April.
Stephanie Berkowitz, currently senior vice president of programs at Northern Virginia Family Service (NFVS), has been tapped as the organization’s new chief executive.
The Arlington Players has announced plans for its 65th-anniversary season in 2015-16.
The Democratic Party of Virginia is accepting public comment through April 28 on its plan to select delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The two candidates seeking the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s endorsement for School Board will square off in a debate as part of Wednesday’s committee meeting.
The Faith, Food and Fellowship program of Clarendon United Methodist Church will feature a discussion of 19th-century life in the local area on Thursday, April 9.
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After a busy day of work and play Saturday, I returned home to find a campaign flier from Craig Fifer at my door.
A team from Washington-Lee High School finished second in the recent Virginia High School Mock Trial Tournament, held in Williamsburg.
As part of the Arlington Reads 2015 initiative, Central Library will host National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward discussing her book, “Men We Reaped,” on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
The Woman’s Club of Arlington will host local author and historian Charlie Clark in Monday, April 13 at 1 p.m. at the clubhouse, 700 South Buchanan St.
The Arlington Committee of 100 will discuss “The Ups and Downs of Aging in Your Home: What Should You Know?” on Wednesday, April 8 at Gerard Phelan Hall of Marymount University.
It’ll be a juggling act worthy of Ringling Bros.: Arlington school officials aim to come up with both short-term and permanent solutions to school overcrowding, simultaneously promoting civic engagement and meeting a timetable that requires action sooner rather than later.
The Arlington Retired Teachers’ Association will host its annual silent auction on Wednesday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m. at the Church of the Covenant, 2666 North Military Road.
“Paradise Through a Pinhole: Forest Photography by Scott Speck” will be on display April 8 through June 29 at Cherrydale Library during regular library hours.
Encore Learning’s “Meet the Speaker” series continues on Monday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at Central Library with a lecture on Rembrandt.
I have no dog in the hunt, nor have I been paying particular attention to the proposal to extend the “Tide” light-rail system down in Hampton Roads.
Jeff Covel, who serves as a crossing guard at Nottingham Elementary School, was lauded March 26 by the School Board for his selection of one of six statewide crossing guards of the year.
Soren Christensen of Arlington, freshman at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, has been named the winner of the 2015 U.S. National Brain Bee, held recently in Baltimore.
Arlington School Board members on March 19 noted the recent renaming of the auditorium at the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program in honor of a seminal moment in Virginia’s civil-rights history.
Christine Holt, dean of academic administration at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale campus, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The Yorktown High School Class of 1965 is planning its 50th reunion, to be held Oct. 2-4.
It took him 494 days to complete Arlington’s drug-court program, but for Michael Mullins, the time may have been a game-changer.
The controversial Arlington streetcar project may be a fading memory, but Arlington Public Schools’ summer “Traveling Trolley” seems to be on track for growth.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Valor Awards will include a special salute to recently retired Arlington Police Chief Douglas Scott, who spent 12 years as chief of police during a 40-year career in law enforcement.
With the exception of several ceiling tiles still to be replaced, the renovation of the Arlington County Republican Committee headquarters is complete, party chairman Matt Wavro said.
Proposed expansion plans should allow for interments at Arlington National Cemetery to continue through the 2050s, military officials have told lawmakers.
It will be a field of six in the June 9 Democratic primary for Arlington County Board.
The March 26 filing deadline came and went with no intra-Democratic challenges to Arlington’s five constitutional officers.
The Ivano-Frankivsk Committee of the Arlington Sister City Association will present a screening of excerpts from the films “Women of Maidan” and “Son of Crimea” on Saturday, March 28 from the 3 to 5 p.m. at Founders Hall on the Arlington campus of George Mason University.
Long Branch Nature Center will host a spring-break invasive-plant pull for youth and families on Tuesday, March 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park.
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Ay-yay-yay: We are just six weeks away from the start of graduation season, which begins with local college and university commencements, then continues on with high-school ceremonies until everything is wrapped up in late June.
The Pentagon City Center was evacuated Friday after a bomb threat was called in to the main office around 12:30 p.m. Police issued an all-clear about 2:45 p.m.
Jennifer Landis-Santos, a workshop facilitator, program coordinator and mental-health therapist for the Arlington County government, on March 25 was honored as Arlington’s recipient of the 2015 “Allies in Prevention” award Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia.
Arlington Republicans could embrace the bid of independents for County Board, should they fail to nominate candidates of their own.
He’s going – though not yet gone – but Del. Rob Krupicka still wants to hear what’s on the mind of his constituents.
Not since Mary Matalin teamed up with James Carville has there been a political “odd coupling” much odder than Matthew Hurtt and the Arlington Young Democrats.
April 2 at 7 p.m. is the deadline for Republican candidates to seek their party’s nomination for County Board or constitutional offices.
The Arlington-based nonprofit Linden Resources recently received five refurbished computers, part of a commitment of 20 that will be donated as part of a grant program started by David Isaacson, president and founder of TMI (Technology Management Inc.).
An opening reception for Marymount University’s annual Student Art and Design Exhibition was held March 25 at the Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library on the university’s main campus.
The annual Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, will be held Sunday, April 5 at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.
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