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Arlington unveils school trail detailing desegregation effort

The Arlington County government and school systems have dedicated the “Stratford Commemorative Trail,” which describes the events leading up to the integration of what was then Stratford Junior High School in 1959. The trail also looks at efforts to integrate...

Letter: All-in-person is only good option for APS

Editor: As an eighth-grader in Arlington Public Schools, I have a request. Throughout the past year, COVID has seriously affected the school system. In the beginning, we all started full-time “virtual” and then, when people became more comfortable, they changed...

Initiative gives Barcoft students cleaner, drier places to sit outside

Students at Barcroft Elementary School will now be able to comfortably sit outside during outdoor classes thanks to a project coordinated by Mary Sanders, coordinator for Healthy Community Action Team Arlington and a founding member of the Arlington Living...

Outdoor Lab boosters look toward bright future

Hang with this story long enough and you’ll be rewarded – with a tale about cow poop. And who among us doesn’t love tales about cow poop? But for now, let’s begin with a tale about an attorney and how,...

Editor’s Notebook: Sanity makes a comeback!

Not sure whether our slash-and-burn editorial of two weeks ago had anything to do with it, but it looks like Arlington school officials have abandoned their masks-on policy for most athletes while engaged in competition. As the editorial (caustic even...

Editor’s Notebook: The call of nature!

There were so many other events requiring coverage on Saturday that I couldn’t get into the car and toodle on over to Fauquier County, where the Arlington Outdoor Education Association was holding its annual meeting at the 225-acre Phoebe...

Editorial: APS continues doubling down on dopey

Based on feedback we’ve been getting from our sources in the high-school-sports world, Arlington Public Schools has become something of a punching-bag of ridicule for its ongoing policy of requiring student-athletes to wear masks even in situations where it...

APS raked over coals for summer-school efforts

Arlington school leaders are getting abuse from both ends when it comes to criticism of newly announced summer-school restrictions. A group that has pressed Arlington schools leaders for a faster reopening of classes says new limitations show a continued lack...

Editor’s Notebook: Always fun to draw some blood!

’Tis said that the greatest power that the media has is to ignore. And indeed that is a big power, despite the increasing toothlessness of an rotting industry that ranks even below politicians – politicians, I tell you! –...

Arlington Outdoor Lab to host open house

In another sign that things may be returning to normalcy (or as close as it might get for a while), the Arlington Outdoor Education Association will host its annual open house on Saturday, May 15. The event, which was canceled...
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Memoirist goes back to his roots with Icelandic tales

Icelanders prize boldness, adventure and self-improvement through working in faraway lands. They call timid souls who never stray far...
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