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Schools & Military, 7/22/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. ** Justin Magruder of Great Falls earned a doctorate in computer and information sciences during recent commencement exercises at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. ** Anna...

Interim chief tapped for housing provider

The affordable-housing provider AHC Inc. has tapped Arlington civic leader Susan Cunningham as its interim CEO. Cunningham will bridge the gap left by the departure of long-term organization leader Walter Webdale. “Susan’s charge is to work hand-in-hand with the AHC board...

Three local swim teams win division titles

The Langley Club Wildthings finished the season 5-0 and won Division 2 of the NVSL thanks to a 225-195 road win over the Hamlet Green Feet (2-3) July 17. For Langley, the division title was its first since 2017,...

Overlee holds annual swim-a-thon

The Overlee Flying Fish swimming team hosted its 14th annual swim-a-thon earlier this summer with the theme “Overlee Gives Back.” Along those lines, the team chose to host a food drive and to raise money in support of the Arlington...

Arlington swimming roundup

Of the four Arlington teams in the Northern Virginia Swimming League, the Dominion Hills Warriors (4-1) earned the highest finish with a second in Division 8. The Warriors capped their 2021 regular-season summer schedule with a 285-135 home victory over...

Comment period extended for McLean Central Park plan

The Fairfax County government has extended until July 30 the comment period for the prospective future uses of McLean Central Park, as proposed by the Fairfax County Park Authority. A master plan for the 28-acre parcel was approved in 2013...

Arlington #2 in national ‘Digital Counties’ ranking

Arlington leaders do love testing their mettle in government-awards competitions, but in a recent one, they aimed for gold but had to settle for silver. Arlington finished second in the nation among communities with populations between 150,000 and 250,000 in...

Old Dominion Cotillion marks 30 years of changing lives

The Old Dominion Cotillion marked its 30th anniversary on July 10 by celebrating the debut of six young women from the local area. Since its inception, the Old Dominion Cotillion has focused on preparing young ladies for adulthood with grace,...

Fairfax senior centers moving back toward normalcy

The Fairfax County government is in the process of reopening all its senior centers, with all facilities slated to be open at full capacity (and with programming) on Sept. 7. No health checks are required, but those who feel ill...

Sycamore School earns five-year accreditation

The Sycamore School in Arlington has earned accreditation by Cognia, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts and education-service providers. The designation “demonstrates our commitment to excellence and high standards, offering our students engaging and individualized...

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