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Office-vacancy rates up all across county

Just under one in four square feet of commercial office space in the Ballston corridor was vacant in the first quarter of 2021, according to new data, the highest of all corridors of Arlington and one of the highest...

Hotel-occupancy rates still down in the dumps

Hoteliers and moteliers in Arlington continue to be filling far fewer rooms than they were in the pre-pandemic period, and coupled with significant reductions in room rates, are receiving less than half the revenue per available room than they...

Clean the Bay Day becomes week-long event for 2021

After being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, “Clean the Bay Day” is back for 2021 – in a re-imagined format. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and held since 1989, the event will morph into a weeklong event...

Vienna Farmers’ Market opens for season

The Vienna Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna, has opened for the season. Markets will run on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the Vienna Community Center, offering wares from a variety of vendors. On May...

Local airports battle back, but have long road ahead

It’s a trailing indicator – more recent data have shown reasons for some optimism – but the fact remains that local airports continue to face challenges attracting passengers. Year-over-year passenger counts were down by nearly two-thirds at Washington Dulles International...

Committee of 100 to look at housing from local, regional angles

The Arlington Committee of 100’s upcoming monthly meeting will focus on whether Arlington will be able to tackle affordable and “missing-middle” housing issues on its own, or whether it will require regional collaboration to effectively address the matter. It is...

Police aim to ‘Fill the Cruiser’ for food pantry

The Arlington County Police Department will host its second annual “Fill the Cruiser” food drive for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) on Tuesday, May 18. From 6 to 8 p.m., police will be collecting food from the public at...

Yorktown High girls soccer team stands 2-0

The Yorktown Patriots topped the McLean Highlanders, 5-4, in overtime in girls high-school soccer. Shay Montgomery, who will play in college at the University of South Carolina, and Katy Talotta, Davidson College-bound, each scored two goals for Yorktown. Nora Green...

MPA celebrates donation of Brzezinski works

The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) has accepted the donation of much of the body of work of sculptor and longtime local resident Emilie Benes Brzezinski. The gift was announced at the arts organization’s recent “ArtSprings!” benefit, held online...

Slowly but steadily, Fairfax jobs picture brightens

Incremental progress continues to be the direction of Fairfax County’s jobs picture, but there remains a long way to go to get back to pre-pandemic norms. With 586,850 county residents employed in the civilian workforce and 28,050 looking for jobs,...

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