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Scott McCaffrey

Fairfax County History, 3/25/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. March 28, 1941: Virginia State Police officials say they will arrest drivers who allow passengers to ride on the runningboards of vehicles.A&P has smoked hams on sale for 25 cents per pound,...

Arlington History, 3/25/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. March 28, 1941: Work is set to start on widening Columbia Pike from Route 1 to the Fairfax County line from its current 18 feet to 30 to 40 feet, depending on...

55+ News, 3/25/21 edition

News of interest to active seniors in Arlington. Most Arlington County government 55+ Programs will be “virtual” for the foreseeable future. A 55+ membership ($20 annual fee) is required to participate. For information, see the Website at parks.arlingtonva.us (search “55+ member”)....

Editor’s Notebook: Who’s on the ‘vax-cation’ bandwagon?

Much as it pains me to buy into trendy wordsmanship, I must say the newly minted concept of “vax-cation” has some appeal. Apparently the simple definition is that, once people have their vaccinations and have acquired a decent degree of...

County Democrats fail in effort to aid downstate contender

Even the organizational oomph of the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s get-out-the-vote effort has its limits. The committee participated in an effort to help flip a downstate Virginia Senate seat in a recent special election, but Democrats fell short in their...

Upon further review, Our Revolution makes it into Civic Federation

You say you want a revolution? Upon further review, the Arlington County Civic Federation has decided . . . it does! At the organization’s March 13 meeting, a vote on the membership application of the left-leaning political group Our Revolution...

Editor’s Notebook: Paved with good intentions on the Pike

Another one from the history file, this one going back 80 years ago this week to the end of March, 1941. It’s a transportation item: Work is set to start on widening Columbia Pike from Route 1 to the Fairfax...

Upcoming forum to focus on gender-based violence

The Northern Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Club, in collaboration with other area organizations, will host an online forum “Vocalizers: Women Speaking Out Against Child Marriage, Trafficking and Female Genital Mutilation” on Saturday, April 10. The keynote speaker at the...

Staff prep for Rouse hearing that may, may not occur

Even though the razing of the Rouse estate may be at hand, the Arlington County government’s historic-preservation staff is taking the steps necessary if public hearings on preservation of the site go forward in April. “We are proceeding as if...

Park ballfields to honor Green Valley standouts

When its renovation is complete, Jennie Dean Park will not just have two modernized ballfields. Those ballfields will have names. County-government officials plan to name the fields after two men who were instrumental in the history of the park and...

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