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Clerk of the Circuit Court Paul Ferguson and the Four Seasons Garden Club will be presented with the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance’s 2014 Equality Awards during a ceremony in December.
Two individuals and three organizations will be presented with the James B. Hunter Human Rights Award during ceremonies Dec. 11 in Arlington.
Maybe it’s going to become a trend: Arlington School Board Chairman James Lander throwing out a pop quiz during board meetings.
Arlington resident Stephen Grant will discuss his book, “Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger” during a program at Central Library on Monday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
After a year of renovation, the tot playground at Chestnut Hills Park is back in service.
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th) will serve as campaign and political chair of the House of Delegates Democratic Caucus for the coming year. The appointment was made by House Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-Charlottesville).
Virginia Department of Transportation officials say lower overall funding for winter snow-removal efforts in Northern Virginia does not mean there will be any negative impact on residents.
A week after the stunning announcement that the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar projects would be scrapped – at least for now – there are still more questions than answers.
There’s the usual bad news – particularly on the revenue front – but maybe a glimmer of good news, too, coming out of Richmond vis-a-vis education issues.
Northern Virginia Community College plans to invest more than $2.2 million in a new college-wide initiative to persuade more students to pursue two- and four-year degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Yesterday brought yet another Washington Post overreach as its reporters continue to spill ink over the Columbia Pike streetcar switcheroonie.
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.
Arlington school officials have set a number of forums to gather input on the system’s fiscal 2016 budget.
Arlington Career Center students received first place for their entry in the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) student video contest.
A number of Arlington Public Schools music students recently have been selected to participate in competitive regional and state music ensembles.
Whether she decides to be mild or wild, Arlington government officials say they are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws their way during winter.
H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program, the Stratford Program and a pre-kindergarten program would leave their longtime homes on Vacation Lane and move to the site of the Wilson School in western Rosslyn, while a new middle school would be built on the Vacation Lane parcel, under the proposal to increase secondary capacity forwarded to School Board members by Superintendent Patrick Murphy.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority has received ratings from the three major bond-rating houses as it prepares for its first sale of bonds.
The Optimist Club of Arlington is gearing up for a nearly 70-year tradition: Its annual Christmas-tree sale, to be held Nov. 30 to Dec. 24 (or until items are sold out) in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank, 2213 Glebe Road.
Most Arlington County government offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, in observance of Thanksgiving.
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.
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