Even as they basked in the glow of a successful outcome, the chairs of the county school-bond campaign offered a warning of potential headwinds on the horizon. Comments (0)
One of the nice things about this job is the wide variety of letters to the editor, from both our Arlington and Fairfax readers. About 99 percent of the time, the letters – no matter the position on an issue – are reasoned, thoughtful and respectful.
Ready for some weather whiplash? Temperatures today are expected to climb into the mid 70s – making it feel more like May than November. But don’t get used to it.
The Arlington community donated more than 600 blankets as part of a regional effort to support Syrian refugees now in Turkey.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is seeking volunteers to help residents of Northern Virginia prepare tax returns from January through April.
A superb season came to an end Nov. 21 as the Wakefield Warriors were defeated by the Tuscarora Huskies, 42-14, in 5A North Region football playoffs.
Abingdon Elementary School second-grade teacher Maria deOlazo will be presenting with Early Childhood and Elementary Programs supervisor Dr. Donna Snyder at the Learning Forward Conference in Nashville in early December.
Barrett Elementary School math coach Che Abdeljawad presented “Coaching to Increase Teacher Content Knowledge and Pedagogy through Collaborative Team Planning” at the third annual Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists Conference, held recently in Culpeper.
The Wakefield Warriors have nothing to lose when they face the top seed and undefeated Tuscarora Huskies on Nov. 21 in Leesburg in a second-round 5A North Region Tournament football playoff game.
Their days of hand-to-hand combat over the future of streetcars apparently behind them, County Board members Jay Fisette and Libby Garvey used a Nov. 19 forum on the future of Columbia Pike to try and calm the waters and reduce anger of those who felt betrayed by the board’s decision to scrap the transit proposal.
The Arlington Sports Hall of Fame, established in 1958, is accepting nominations for induction in 2015. Candidates may be living or deceased. The deadline to enter nominations is Dec. 1.
The Inter-Service Club Council of Arlington’s 2014 Man and Woman of the Year Awards put the spotlight on individuals who can be counted on, no matter the task, to get the job done.
Arlington ranks as the best community in the nation for young entrepreneurs, according to a new survey.
County Board members next month are expected to tweak rules surrounding Arlington’s “technology zones,” including allowing qualifying businesses to receive benefits no matter where they are located in the community.
County Board members in December plan to consider an update to the local government’s retail plan, designed to make Arlington more attractive both for small local businesses and those of regional and national chains.
The third annual Arlington Small Business Day will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 29, when nearly 150 small businesses in the county will participate by hosting sales, events or promotions
HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Women Giving Back initiative has received $25,000 from the PANDORA Hearts of Today program in honor of Terri Stagi, founder and president of the Women Giving Back effort.
Congregation Etz Hayim will host an artist expo and bake sale on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the synagogue, 2920 Arlington Blvd.
Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney is now among those arguably playing the race card in their pique over the decision by Arlington County Board members Jay Fisette and Mary Hynes to switch sides on the streetcar situation.
A bid five years ago for political office didn’t pan out, but it appears Eric Brescia may have found his calling as a behind-the-scenes guru in local politics.
The Arlington County Republican Committee doesn’t always get to bask in good news. But with the victory of John Vihstadt and the cancellation of the streetcar project, plus the success of the party at the national level, the local committee had more reasons than usual to celebrate at its annual awards dinner.
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran departs Congress unrepentant on the need for those much-maligned targeted budget items known as earmarks.
James Cole, president and CEO of Virginia Hospital Center, was elected chairman of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association at the organization’s annual membership meeting, held Nov. 5-7 at The Homestead.
Here’s more proof that the 2017 race for Virginia governor already has passed the “on your mark” and “get set” stages and has moved on to “go.”
County Board members on Nov. 18 voted unanimously to make “Broadview,” a 19th-century residence in the Waycroft-Woodlawn community, Arlington’s 36th local historic district.
County Board members have adopted their tentative schedule of meetings for 2015, with final approval set for the board’s organizational meeting on Jan. 1.
County Board members on Nov. 18 made the following appointments to local boards and commissions:
News that was making news in years gone by.
More news of interest from across the community.
Remember how on TV’s “Let’s Make a Deal” the contestants would have the chance to pick from behind what was behind Door #1, Door #2 or Door #3?
Arlington County Board members on Nov. 18 paid tribute to veteran Arlington civic activist Elizabeth Weihe, who died Nov. 2 just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
The Arlington County government has been honored with the Sterling Tree City Award, acknowledging local efforts to promote sustainable forests and urban trees in the community.
The mood was funereal as Arlington County Board members gathered at 3 p.m. on Nov. 18 to formally bury – at least for now – the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar projects.
The League of Women Voters of Arlington will hold “Columbia Pike in Transition,” a forum on the future of the corridor, on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center.
The Arlington County government spends considerably more, on a per-capita basis, than its peer group across Northern Virginia, according to recent state figures, and while county leaders say there are reasons to explain the disparity, the head of the local taxpayers’ association isn’t buying the government’s defenses.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
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.
The Arlington County government sure kept a tight lid on the news that two of the three pro-streetcar faction on the County Board had switched sides and decided to kill the project. It all went down yesterday, and was a big enough development to make it above the fold on the front page of The Washington Post.
In what amounts to a stunning turnabout, Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette announced today that a board majority has opted to scrap the county’s streetcar initiative.
The Arlington delegation to the General Assembly will be dean-less this year.
Home inventory across Arlington remains plentiful as the autumn/winter season arrives, with most ZIP codes across the county reporting more homes on the market than a year ago.
The U.S. Army Orchestra will present “Around the World In 80 Minutes,” featuring classical favorites from across the globe, on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. at Brucker Hall at Fort Myer.
Arlington-based Bikes for the World on Nov. 15 donated its 100,000th bicycle to be used to support those in need across the globe.
The president of the Arlington County Civic Federation is hopeful the organization will be able to coalesce behind a single position on the county government’s controversial “Public Land for Public Good” initiative.
County Board members hope the General Assembly will put aside past grievances with Arlington and return local authority to enact a tax surcharge on hotel stays in support of tourism promotion.
What keeps Arlington elected officials up at night? For one thing, the prospect that the state legislature might abolish the ability of localities to levy “BPOL” (business, professional and occupational license) taxes.
They may or may not like his politics, but according to what I’m hearing, newish Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt has become a favorite of the government staff.
If County Board members think 2014 has been a rough year, they may want to cling to the bedcovers as 2015 approaches – for it could be their annus horribilis.
Residents of Westover appear to have won their battle to prevent a new secondary school being built in their neighborhood, but where those needed additional seats ultimately will go remains an open, looming question.
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