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Hoops for Cancer Club tourney resumes

The Washington-Liberty High School Hoops for Cancer Club recently held its 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. The event at Washington-Liberty honored a local father, Ben Gieseman, who died from melanoma in April 2020. Gieseman’s son,...

Addiction-recovery organization marks 60 years of service

Arlington-based National Capital Treatment & Recovery (formerly Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic) recently marked 60 years of service providing substance-use-disorder treatment and recovery to individuals in the greater Washington region. The milestone was celebrated with a reception and dinner for 130 donors,...

Is APS’s achievement gap an unfixable problem?

When it comes to Arlington Public Schools, the only constant seems to be change. School Board members come and School Board members go. Superintendents show up and then move on. Enrollment zigs up and enrollment zags down. Students start kindergarten...

N.Va. Chamber announces Good Business recipients

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce has announced recipients of its 2022 Good Business Awards, with the honorees to receive accolades on June 23. The 2022 Lifetime-Achievement honoree is Kevin Reynolds, executive vice president and regional president, director of sales,...

Learn about ranked-choice voting through … desserts!

How does one encourage the public to test out a newfangled form of voting? Offering them sweet treats is as good a start as any. And that’s the plan of the League of Women Voters of Arlington and Alexandria City,...

Builders’ philanthropic arm puts out call for diapers

HomeAid Northern Virginia, the Virginia chapter of HomeAid America and the philanthropic arm of Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), will collect diapers for local nonprofits now through June 19. The diaper drive is part of the annual “Builders for...

55+ News, 5/26/22 edition

News of interest to active seniors in Arlington. 55+ programs are held “virtually,” indoors at 55+ Centers and outdoors. A 55+ membership (starting at a $20 annual fee) is required to participate. For information, go to registration.arlingtonva.us or call (703) 228-4747. 55+...

Editorial: Real-estate crystal ball suddenly gets cloudy

A recent “flash poll” of members of the Virginia Realtors trade organization, covered in last week’s edition, offers a raft of at-times contradictory views on the state of the market. Not a surprise, since individuals have individual opinions and...

Arlington History, 5/26/22 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. May 28, 1936: • More than 60 delegates will represent Arlington at the June 16 state Democratic convention.• The county government is continuing its ban on the sale and use of fireworks.•...

PHOTOS: Liberty District soccer showdown!

The Washington-Liberty Generals squared off against the Yorktown Patriots in the girls-championship game of the 2022 Liberty District soccer tournament on May 19. Yorktown won. Find photos from Deb Kolt below; click any photo to start the slideshow; click...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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