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Monday, October 18, 2021


Arlington History, 10/14/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. October 16, 1941: ** D.C. planning officials are pleading with their Northern Virginia counterparts not to allow high-rise development adjacent to the Potomac River.** The goal for this year’s Fairfax County Community...

Survey says: GOP voters split on choice for County Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee has neither nominated a County Board candidate nor opted to endorse a contender from among those on the ballot this year. But that doesn’t mean rank-and-file GOP members don’t have their own choices lined up. A...

New data suggest a turning point at Reagan National

After a year and a half of darkness, is there finally some light (at the end of the tunnel) for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport? New data suggest the airport, which has had one of the most sluggish returns to...

Local homes market getting back to normal ebb, flow

Newly released home-sales data from across the Washington region suggest that the market isn’t quite yet back to its normal seasonal ebb and flow, although it is headed in that direction. Compared to a year before, sales in September were...

SoberRide effort gears up for Halloween

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will provide its longstanding “SoberRide” initiative for Halloween, offering a safe ride home for those (21 and older) who may have been imbibing. The effort, conducted in conjunction with Lyft, will be in operation...

Arlington GOP opts against position on bond package

Arlington Republicans voted relatively narrowly on Oct. 7 to take no position on the four local bond referendums on the Nov. 2 ballot. The 16-11 vote forestalled what likely would have been a second vote urging the Arlington electorate to...

W&OD Trail upgrade inaugurates a new era

Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Regional Trail in Falls Church that separates cyclists from pedestrians.

Synetic’s return features salutes to master of macabre

It’s been a pretty macabre year and a half, so it’s perhaps fitting that Synetic Theater returns to indoor performances for the first time since the onset of the pandemic with a celebration of that master of the macabre – Edgar Allan Poe.

Republicans eschew endorsement of independents for Co. Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee, which already has its hands full attempting to maximize the local vote for the statewide GOP ticket, decided that getting involved in County Board politics might be too much for its plate. The GOP rank-and-file...

Panel discussion, festival to look at impact of Latinos

The Arlington County Centennial Committee will present “Reencuentro: Latinos in Arlington,” a community celebration, on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. outdoors at Central Library. The event will feature dance performances, artisan exhibits and food trucks, and will...
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