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The Arlington Chamber of Commerce will hold an information session on its fall journey to China on Wednesday, April 30.
First of all, kudos to both Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey and Arlington County Democratic Committee chairman Kip Malinosky for being forthright and forthcoming about the battle, reported by the Sun Gazette yesterday, over expelling Garvey from the party.
It sounds a bit Soviet-esque, but the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) will convene a special panel next Monday to determine whether County Board member Libby Garvey should be expelled from the party over her support for independent County Board candidate John Vihstadt in the April 8 special election.
Dodging the occasional raindrop but spared the predicted thunderstorms, members of the local business community fanned out to support non-profit groups April 22 as part of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s “Volunteer Arlington Day” initiative.
Coco B. Colby was crowned Miss Gay Arlington following competition April 18 at Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant.
If the phone ting-a-lings and it’s a polling firm asking about Arlington’s affordable-housing initiatives, Arlington County Board Vice Chairman Mary Hynes would ask that you indulge the questioner for a few minutes.
Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada is hoping the entire community will take part in deliberations about the future of government-owned land in the Courthouse area.
The addition of 18 honorees brings to 283 the number of “Notable Trees” across Arlington, with the new inductees and their care-givers saluted by the County Board on April 22.
County Board members on April 22 voted unanimously to approve a record fiscal 2015 spending package that will see a small cut in the real estate tax rate but a higher tax-and-fee burden for most homeowners.
Maybe the April 8 special election indeed has changed the tenor of the debate over the Columbia Pike streetcar.
Arlington School Board members have announced recipients of the “Honored Citizen” award for 2014.
The Arlington County government has established a one-stop online location as a central clearinghouse for information on its planning processes and public and private projects in the county.
Arlington County Board members on April 22 honored two property developers for their support of the First Responder Network, an initiative that integrates new technology into building design to enable police, fire and other public-safety personnel to communicate within buildings.
Spring is here, and a number of fund-raising plant sales have been slated across Arlington:
Encore Learning and the county library system will present a screening of the film “Gay Pioneers” and panel discussion on Monday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at Central Library.
We turn today to two pipe dreams being picked up and amplified in the media:
Next up in Arlington’s never-ending 2014 election season: The Democratic School Board caucus.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Tom Hayes held the trimming device like the expert he is, easily slicing through the overgrowth of a bush in need of a spring haircut.
A community salute to retiring Arlington Chamber of Commerce president Rich Doud has been slated for Thursday, May 29 at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club.
Friends of the Arlington Public Library holds its annual spring book sale from May 1 to 4 at Central Library, with more than 75,000 items available for purchase.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
News that was making news in years gone by.
As sports editor Dave Facinoli documents in his own blog posting, he had a whopper of a dream over the weekend. It involved Barack Obama – yep, that Barack Obama – becoming head basketball coach of the Bishop O’Connell boys team.
Simon Sampson and Lee Johnson have been fixtures at the Residential Program Center, an Arlington facility operated by Volunteers of America Chesapeake, for the entire 20 years the facility has been in operation. And their collaborative efforts in addiction treatment go back even further.
Barbara Kanninen, one of three Democrats vying for the party’s support for School Board, has knocked on doors in all 52 Arlington precincts, her campaign announced on April 17.
Northern Virginia Community College will hold its spring commencement on Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at the Patriot Center at George Mason University.
The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel was transformed into a slice of the country-music capital of the world earlier this month, as a record turnout of 350 people attended the Arlington Community Foundation’s annual gala.
The following Arlington Public Schools educators have been named 2014 Teachers of the Year for their respective schools:
Students at Marymount University raised more than $22,500 for Children’s National Health System at the university’s first Dance “Mary-thon” held last month.
The Arlington County Disability Advisory Commission is seeking applicants for membership.
It sounds almost, well, downright un-American! But it simply may be a sign of the times.
It must be some kind of a rule in government PR: The later in the day on a Friday that a press release is put out, the stranger its contents must be.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command plans to conduct training exercises over the Washington area this week.
Voting continues through April 26 in George Mason University’s “Green Patriot Award” awards program, designed to honor those in Arlington to have a commitment to environmental sustainability.
Opera Nova has been named recipient of the Elizabeth Campbell Award for Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, while Alex Robinson of Washington-Lee High School and Latanja Thomas of Williamsburg Middle School have been named top educators by the Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women.
A reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Pike Thrift Shop will be held on Sunday, April 27 at noon at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2217 Columbia Pike.
The Nauck Community Services Center is hosting a “Christmas in April” toy drive for distribution to children receiving care at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington.
April 24 is the deadline for individuals and organizations to apply for the latest round of funding through the Arlington Community Foundation’s Arlington Education Fund.
Twenty years ago, Hugh Calkin of Shirlington Self Storage heard of a start-up nonprofit called the Arlington Free Clinic, and decided to help them out by donating office supplies left over from a customer who had departed.
It likely will come as little solace, but pro-streetcar Democrat Alan Howze most likely garnered a majority among voters living in the Columbia Pike corridor in the April 8 Arlington County Board special election.
She’s been a familiar name on the ballot, but this year will be seeking a different position.
BOWEN McCAULEY DANCE AGAIN LEADS ‘MOVE ME’ FEST: Bowen McCauley Dance will hold its fifth annual Move Me Festival on Saturday, April 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School.
Having achieved its goal of raising $100,000 through a recent benefit, The Reading Connection is now looking to the future.
Prospective homeowners looking across Arlington this springtime should have a reasonable amount of inventory as they conduct their search.
The Arlington Seniors Democrats will host candidates for the 8th Congressional District at the group’s monthly meeting, to be held Wednesday, May 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and Northern Virginia Technology Council to host a reception for 8th Congressional District candidates on Thursday, May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Springfield Golf & Country Club.
The Arlington County Board, whose tax policy in regard to residents in recent years has been akin to that old yarn about the British Navy (“the flogging will continue until morale improves”), plans to cut a penny off last year’s tax rate.
Their efforts not only helped to save a life, but possibly to turn one around.
Arlington’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly from January to February but remained lowest in the commonwealth, according to new figures from the Virginia Employment Commission.
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