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Arlington Police Beat, 2/25/21 edition

News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week. CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS: * On Feb. 14 at 12:14 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle and made contact with the occupant, police said. During the course of the investigation, a...

Fairfax Public-Safety Notes, 2/25/21 edition

News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week. FOOD-DELIVERY DRIVER DECLINES TO PURSUE CHARGES AFTER VEHICLE STOLEN: A DoorDash driver told Vienna police on Feb. 4 at 12:35 a.m. that he had left his vehicle running in the...

Home-builder confidence faces headwinds, but stays strong

Strong buyer demand helped offset supply-chain challenges, a surge in lumber prices and the threat of increased regulation, as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes inched up slightly in February to 84 on a 0-to-100...

Mason creates panel to guide innovation-campus planning

George Mason University has empaneled a group of regional business, economic-development and civic leaders to focus on the university’s Arlington campus and its connection to the region’s efforts to develop innovation. The President’s Innovation Advisory Council (PIAC) was named by...

Student create valentines for front-line workers in Oakton

Students in the STAMP initiative at Waples Mill Elementary School recently participated in the annual Valentine Challenge event in coordination with Volunteer Fairfax. STAMP volunteers, Girl Scouts in Oakton/Fairfax and their families created more than 1,800 valentines to thank...

Arlington 55+ News, 2/25/21 edition

News of interest to active seniors in Arlington. 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”). To...

Vaccine rollout expected to further boost home sales

An increase in those availing themselves of the COVID-19 vaccine is likely to add more buyers and sellers to an already red hot real-estate market. A new survey from Zillow finds 70 percent of homeowners say they would be comfortable...

Oakcrest School team headed to Va. Science Olympiad

Oakcrest School’s Science Olympiad team has advanced to the Virginia State Science Olympiad Tournament, after competing in the regional tournament on Feb. 6. Thirty Oakcrest students participated in regionals, teaming up for 25 different science and engineering events against other...

Fairfax students honored for writing, art prowess

Fairfax County Public Schools students garnered 30 Gold Key awards in the 2021 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards competition, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.  In all, 163 Gold Key, Silver Key and honorable mentions were earned by...

Arlington educator lauded by VFW post

Charles Harvey III, an educator at Arlington Science Focus School, has been named Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3150’s Teacher of the Year for the 2020-21 school year. Harvey oversees and is responsible for all instructional and administrative technology, Weather...

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