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Arlington parks spokesman moving to Fairfax job

Maybe it’s a case of being called up from the minors to the majors – or perhaps cranks would call it leaping from the frying pan into the fire – but the Arlington County government’s parks spokesman is moving...

County aims to avoid another summer-camp-registration disaster

With this past Feb. 23 remaining a date which will live in infamy for many Arlington parents who tried to sign their children up for county-government summer-recreation programs, county officials say they’re making changes in an effort to ensure...

Anniversary of Civil War skirmish to be marked

The 161st anniversary of the Skirmish at Ball’s Crossroads will be marked on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bluemont Park, 601 North Manchester St. According to front-page coverage of the Sept. 1, 1861, edition of the...

Park officials aim to rebound after registration meltdown

It is rare indeed for a government official to acknowledge something had gone so awry that it qualified as an “epic failure,” but that in fact is how Arlington leaders described the meltdown of summer-camp registration. Online registration was slated...

Arlington parks department wins accreditation

The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation has received accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association. “This mark of distinction recognizes our commitment to highest level of service...

Park/recreation programming expected to be more robust in fall

As it begins to ramp back up after more than a year of COVID-caused pullbacks, the Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation has set registration dates for its fall programming. Online registration for classes begins Aug. 4 at 7 a.m....

Lubber Run preps for resumption of summer concerts

After being closed for the entirety of the summer 2020 season due to the pandemic, the Arlington County government’s Lubber Run Amphitheatre will host free programming in July and August. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays...

Acclaimed art teacher Blanche Kirchner dies at 98

Blanche Kirchner, who brought her zest for art to likely thousands of students through the Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation, died April 14, just a few weeks shy of her 99th birthday. Kirchner, an Arlington resident for 85 years,...
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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...
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