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Panel discussion, festival to look at impact of Latinos

The Arlington County Centennial Committee will present “Reencuentro: Latinos in Arlington,” a community celebration, on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. outdoors at Central Library. The event will feature dance performances, artisan exhibits and food trucks, and will...

Arlington leader: Police exodus not a ‘crisis’ – yet

If Arlington leaders thought they would be able to manage and massage local fallout related to the exodus of those in the policing profession nationally, harsh reality is now staring them directly in the face. Nearly 50 sworn officers of...

Arlington officials seek feedback on moving County Fair

Should the Arlington County Fair relocate from its longtime location at Thomas Jefferson Community Center to Long Bridge Park? Leaders of the board of directors of the non-profit organization that oversees the fair have made the request to move from...

County government inaugurates ‘COVID Hero Awards’

Sept. 30 is the nomination deadline for a new award designed to honor those whose unsung efforts during the pandemic should not go unnoticed. The Arlington County government has launched a “Community COVID-19 Hero Awards” nomination portal to publicly honor...

Arlington details plans for 9/11 commemoration

The Arlington County government will mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with a remembrance ceremony on Friday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. A moment of...

Applications being accepted for Neighborhood College session

Sept. 17 is the deadline for applications to the fall 2021 session of the Arlington County government’s Neighborhood College program, to be conducted online. “The program is geared toward Arlingtonians who want to become more involved in neighborhood and countywide...

Letter: Arlington recycling efforts again misfire

Editor: Recently, much to my surprise, I received a food-scraps-collection container courtesy of the Arlington County government, along with a starter kit and some biodegradable bags. I’m guessing all homeowners got such a surprise gift, in many cases not only...

Long odyssey of aquatic center about to enter new era

Just shy of 17 years after voters approved the project, the first patrons are slated to take to the Long Bridge Park aquatics center and fitness facility. And to borrow from Beatles lyrics, it has been something in between a...

Editor’s Notebook: A long and winding road, indeed

Arlington officials are giddy, as perhaps they should be, that the countdown has started for the gleaming new Long Bridge Park aquatics center and fitness facility. The “soft” opening is slated for Aug. 23, with something more formal occurring...

Editor’s Notebook: A ‘Swiss-cheese mandate’ (for the moment)

Before anyone gets his/her (or somewhere in between) noses out of joint, let me say I’m not going to be too blame-y of the Arlington government for what transpired below. I get where they are coming from, even I think...
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Yorktown runners dominate county meet

They came, they conquered and dominated, they won all of the big awards, and they gave their head coach...
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