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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...

Way back when, Reagan National was among busiest airports in world

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in 2019 was the 26th busiest airport in the nation and the 117th busiest worldwide, reporting a pre-COVID-era count of 24.8 million passengers. The world has changed: In 1961, the airport (then plain old “National”)...

American Express bringing new lounge to Reagan National in 2022

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has inked an agreement with American Express to construct and open a Centurion Lounge at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The 11,500-square-foot facility is expected to open by the end of 2022, following the completion...

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