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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Editor’s Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: How high can real-estate market fly?

As part of our spring real estate guides coming out this week, we checked in with a good number of top real-estate pros to get their take on the current state of the market. Specifically, the question was: How much...

Editor’s Notebook: Starting off with a bang

Arlington County Board aspirant Chanda Choun pulled no punches in his allotted three minutes in front of the Arlington County Democratic Committee rank-and-file on Wednesday, laying into both incumbent board member Takis Karantonis and the Democrats’ process for choosing...

Editor’s Notebook: How about two for the price of one?

The more one hears from the two Democratic candidates for Arlington School Board, the more one wishes that there were two vacancies to fill this year. In very different ways, both Miranda Turner and Mary Kadera are putting forward more...

Editor’s Notebook: Challengers, could we hear a roar?

Tonight’s Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting could bring a final round of candidate announcements, since the days leading up to the June 8 primary are getting short and there are a couple of contenders who have not yet made...

Editor’s Notebook: Have some respect for the noisy little buggers

Letter-writer Isabel Ruff of Arlington notes, correctly in my view, that we in the local area should have some respect for the cicadas when they start emerging from the ground later this month. The noisy, love-starved bugs have a place...

Editor’s Notebook: One way to beat the cicadas

Lo these many years of living in the 22206 area of South Arlington, one of the top real-estate professionals in the neighborhood has been Peggy Parker of Samson Properties. Her signage, including a signature caricature of a giraffe, is ubiquitous. So...

Editor’s Notebook: Best spring-break trip … ever?

Every year right about this time, the Sun Gazette’s local-history column makes a stop in the early part of April 1973, and one of my all-time favorite items. In an edition of the Northern Virginia Sun back those 48 years...

Editor’s Notebook: Naw, this ain’t no time for jokin’ …

(That headline, “Naw, this ain’t no time for jokin’ …,” by the way, is a reference to the late-1950s novelty hit “Please Mr. Custer,” which you can still hear on the radio occasionally despite it being, well, a tad...

Editor’s Notebook: A tale of two straw polls

Two recent straw polls offer somewhat differing views on the state of the statewide race on the Democratic side. (Let’s keep in mind that straw polls sometimes are no predictor of anything much more than the willingness of campaigns to...

Editor’s Notebook: When Camelot came to A-town

We take the way-back machine and dial up this week in 1961, a hard-to-believe 60 years ago. The Arlington County Democratic Committee was scheduled to hold its springtime soiree, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, in early April, and organizers were expecting a...
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