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Civic Federation governance package moves ahead, but not unanimously

Despite a surprising number of “no” votes that seemed to catch proponents by surprise, delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation on Nov. 15 capped three years of discussion by approving a package of proposed changes to county governance. The...

Library system preps ‘Read Outside the Lines’ initiative

It’s no billion-dollar Powerball payoff, but the Arlington library system has an upcoming lottery that may help expand your mind rather than your wallet. “Read Outside the Lines” will give 100 library patrons the chance to check out a selection...

Yep, it’s already time to start thinking 2023 elections

Filing won’t actually commence until the start of the new year, but the 2023 local-election season already has started. “There will be competition,” county elections chief Gretchen Reinemeyer predicted, and she’s probably on target: A total of 13 local races...

Editor’s Notebook: Let’s hear it for the girls’ team!

We have an interesting sports item this week, noting that an all-girls team playing in the 13-14 age division not only competed this fall against mainly boys squads in Arlington Babe Ruth competition, but also went 8-2-1 in the...

‘The Perfect Christmas’ comes to NVCC campus

Encore Theatrical Arts Project will present an original Broadway-style holiday musical – “The Perfect Christmas List” – from Dec. 10-18 at the Ernst Theater on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. “Chaos ensues when one North Pole elf,...

Editor’s Notebook: Book me (get it?) into ‘library jail’

As is my wont, I went onto the fabulous Internet last week and selected some books from various branches of Arlington's library system that were to be delivered to Shirlington Library and then picked up by yours truly for...

County aims to avoid another summer-camp-registration disaster

With this past Feb. 23 remaining a date which will live in infamy for many Arlington parents who tried to sign their children up for county-government summer-recreation programs, county officials say they’re making changes in an effort to ensure...

More federal cash to be sought for new Dulles terminal

If there’s more federal funding available for a planned new 14-gate concourse at Washington Dulles International Airport, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will take it. The authority has applied for additional grant funding to support the half-billion-dollar project, CEO Jack...

Arlington to scrap most COVID-testing kiosks

Citing a lack of demand and plentiful alternatives, the Arlington County government plans to shutter all but one of its COVID testing kiosks on Nov. 30. The lone remaining kiosk, at Arlington Mill Community Center, will remain open but only...

Holiday travelers urged to plan before heading to airports

Don’t say you haven’t been warned to plan ahead if you’re aiming to park at Northern Virginia’s two major airports over the holiday season. Officials with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority continue to put out the warning that spaces may...

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Arlington football teams combine for 17 wins

The four varsity high-school football teams in Arlington this fall combined for a final overall record of 17-27. The Yorktown...
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