Six nature-loving Arlington youth had the chance to sample a week of summer camp at Arlington Public Schools’ Outdoor Lab in Fauquier County through the efforts of the Rock Spring Garden Club. Comments (0)
A plan for tolls on I-66 inside the Beltway has drawn the ire of a bipartisan group that incudes Loudoun County supervisors, legislators and candidates for state and local offices.
Historians of the local scene can trace the phrase “the Arlington Way” back to the 1980s, and certainly the civic engagement it represents goes much deeper into the recesses of county history.
They may have been speaking to a sanctuary filled with affordable-housing advocates, but three of the four County Board candidates singled out fixing Arlington’s teetering commercial-office-vacancy situation as the biggest threat to community well-being – and the fourth contender put it high on her list, as well.
Passage by the Arlington County Board of a new affordable-housing plan ends one chapter but begins another in the long-running saga of how to retain homes for all income levels across the community.
New regulations promulgated by the federal Consumer Protection Finance Bureau, and currently in the implementation phase, are changing rules related to financing and closing of real-estate transactions.
Feeling downright cheerful this morning? Have an extra spring in your step?
Rev. Linda Peebles of Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (side note: she’s fabulous!) kept the action moving at yesterday afternoon’s Arlington County Board candidate forum sponsored by Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE.
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) will host a candidate forum featuring contenders for County Board on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike.
For the first time since 2006, the Arlington Green Party has opted not to nominate or endorse candidates for County Board.
Bowen McCauley Dance opens its season with a new production, “Climate Exploratorium,” created in conjunction with Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9, at 6 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington police and the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office are warning the public of an online scam related to jury duty.
The Arlington Employment Center will hold its annual fall career fair on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Founders Hall, located on the Arlington campus of George Mason University, 3351 Fairfax Drive.
The Women’s Center will host its “Reaching Forward – Giving Back” benefit gala on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.
As it celebrated its 15th anniverary, the Shirlington Employment and Education Center, or SEEC, went back to its roots, honoring County Board Vice Chairman Walter Tejada with its 2015 Emily DiCicco Humanitarian Award.
A grant from the Arlington County Bar Foundation will allow the Arlington County Police Department to spread the word about the “Second Chance” early-intervention program for youth.
The Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) is about to embark on a training program designed to empower immigrant women who desire to be entrepreneurs.
The Leadership Center for Excellence has announced plans for an inaugural “Leaders Accelerate!” leadership program, designed for established civic and business leaders, emerging leaders, entrepreneurs and activists.
The Arlington County government’s biannual Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE), which had been set for Oct. 3, has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.
The 20th-anniversary celebration of the Arlington Sister City Association, held last year at the Arlington Career Center, provided an opportunity to paint “a picture of the unity and diversity” the organization represents.
Arlington-based Doorways for Women and Families received more than $200,000 in contribution during its sixth annual “Brighter Futures Breakfast” held Sept. 25.
A ceremony to welcome students from Arlington’s Sister City of Aachen, Germany, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board room of the Arlington government headquarters, 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will serve as keynote speaker of the Arlington Community Foundation’s 2015 Spirit of Community Luncheon.
The Arlington Historical Society will host its second annual “Appraisal Roadshow” on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Carlin Hall, 4711 4th St. South.
While much of the local media yesterday was frothing over weather, some of the Republican leadership in the General Assembly toodled up to Northern Virginia for a press conference castigating Gov. McAuliffe’s plan to add tolls to Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.
If jobless rates are like a grilled panini – the more compressed, the juicier – Arlington’s employment picture appears to be getting tastier all the time.
Creation of a supercommittee of elected Arlington officials, focusing on long-term planning for growth and community needs, is one of the recommendations likely to come out of a task force when its final report is presented in early November.
The Arlington County Civic Federation is set to debate whether the current home of H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program deserves designation as a local historic district, which if enacted would provide protections to the existing campus but could hinder the School Board from making changes needed to return the facility to its planned use as a neighborhood middle school.
A number of Arlington Democratic leaders – including two currently in elected office – who defected to support independent John Vihstadt in last year’s County Board campaign are back in the party’s fold for 2015.
It’ll take an cct of Congress to extend Metro to Prince William County. And that’s probably the easy part.
The Washington region’s unemployment rate in August was down a full percentage point from a year before, according to new federal figures, part of a trend toward lower joblessness in nearly every nook and cranny of the country.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
I’ve taken to calling it, and I mean this only in a good way, “Tejada-palooza.”
Serial killer Alfredo Prieto -- responsible for the murders of two people in Fairfax, one in Arlington and one in Prince William County -- was executed Thursday night in Virginia’s death chamber.
A VDOT safety services worker was critically injured Tuesday night when a car hit him on Interstate 395 in Arlington.
James Korman, a shareholder of the law firm Bean, Kinney & Korman and a practitioner in family law, has been named recipient of the 2015 William L. Winston Award by the Arlington Bar Foundation.
It must be a dream scenario for a political incumbent: one’s opponent does not show up for a debate, the formerly boisterous crowd has dissipated after listening to previous matches and all you have to do is run the highlight reel from your recent term and answer three questions.
The Arlington Sun Gazette this week offers its views on candidates for the five constitutional offices on the ballot in Arlington.
Nov. 1 is the date new regulations go into effect relating to the operation of limousines and app-driven transportation companies (like Uber and Lyft) at Northern Virginia’s two major airports.
“How does it feel to be one of the best schools in the United States of America?”
Those who work in Arlington are beginning to see, on average, improvement in weekly wages, according to new federal figures.
The Arlington Neighborhood Villages Program is joining with the National Council on Aging in a series of programs in October to raise awareness about preventing fall-related injuries among older adults.
Virginia State Police overnight were investigating a pedestrian-involved highway crash in Arlington County.
The Arlington/Alexandria office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will host the 2015 Urban Agriculture Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford St.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
Let the record show that all five members of Arlington’s School Board were on time and ready to go last night at the planned 7 p.m. start of a joint work session in Fairlington to discuss public-facilities issues.
Efforts by Arlington school leaders to improve the graduation rate for local students continue to bear fruit, according to new state figures.
Swanson and Williamsburg middle schools have received a combined $38,992 in state funding to provide security upgrades for their campuses.
Democratic Arlington County Board candidate Christian Dorsey may have accepted the endorsement of independent board member John Vihstadt, but that doesn’t mean he agrees with the second half of Vihstadt’s picks for the Nov. 3 election.
Its promoters paint the picture of a transit system offering an eight-minute trip between Baileys Crossroads and the Pentagon, available 24 hours a day and cruising nonstop at 37 mph above the congestion of Columbia Pike in four-person pods run on solar power in a network that can be built at one-fifth the cost of the proposed, then discarded, streetcar system.
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