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High-school basketball season begins this week

With the girls and boys high-school basketball seasons beginning this week, there will be two new head coaches of teams in the Sun Gazette coverage areas. One of those new to being in charge is David Conrow for the Langley...

Newly selected economic-development czar is a neighbor

It’s another national search that ended up with a new department head coming from very close to home. Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz has appointed Ryan Touhill, who has worked as senior vice president at the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership,...

Service-club coalition promotes collaboration, honors service

The Inter-Service Club Council of Arlington’s 83rd-anniversary luncheon was not simply a chance to honor the organization’s Man and Woman of the Year, but to recommit toward having service organizations working (individually and collectively) to serve the greater good...

Another piece of Columbia Pike transportation upgrade completed

Local and regional leaders recently marked the completion of two more segments of what is called the Columbia Pike Multimodal Street Improvements project. County officials, local community leaders, representatives from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and artist Donald Lipski...

Plaza, bus-bay improvements at Ballston Metro completed

A completion ceremony was held Nov. 17 to mark the completion of a major improvement to public-transit infrastructure at the Ballston-MU Metro station. “The event represents the end of two years of construction to upgrade the layout of bus-bay terminals...

Appointments made to Teen Advisory Board

Arlington County Board members recently appointed the following individuals to the Teen Advisory Board, with terms expiring June 30, 2023. Avalon Bennett and Carrie Finn were appointed co-chairs of the panel, and Cady Shenk was appointed executive assistant leader. The following...

Hospital group aims to focus on women’s health in new facility

A 22,000-square-foot facility dedicated to women’s health will be part of the new outpatient pavilion of VHC Health (Virginia Hospital Center) when the new structure opens next year. “Women disproportionately put off preventive services during the COVID-19 pandemic – that’s...

Historian to look at evolution of Mickey D’s in Fairfax County

The McLean Historical Society’s Dec. 13 meeting will feature a presentation by Chris Barbuschak, a research librarian at the Virginia Room in the City of Fairfax Regional Library. Barbuschak’s topic will be “The History of McDonald’s in Fairfax County.” The public...

Yorktown grad finishes college soccer career

Yorktown High School graduate Emily Talotta finished a standout career this fall for the Christopher Newport University women’s soccer team. As a senior fifth-year forward, Talotta started all 21 matches she played in for the Captains. She scored three goals,...

Letter: More density doesn’t equate to traffic problems

Editor: Many people object to density based on the false belief that it will increase traffic congestion and pedestrian injuries from car crashes. We cannot let the untrue negative perceptions of density disrupt progress to a more affordable, sustainable and...

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