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County officials ask for no dumping of Christmas trees

The Fairfax County Park Authority is asking the public to respect both common courtesy and the law, and not dump disused Christmas trees on county parkland. “In addition to being illegal to dump your trash, even yard waste, onto other...

Sale of Christmas trees to support hunger-relief efforts

Vale United Methodist Church is hosting its annual “Christmas Tree Sale to Fight Hunger,” with proceeds helping efforts both locally and internationally. The lot is located at the church, 11528 Vale Road in Oakton. Trees will be sold while supplies last...

For Optimists, new location for tree sales feels like home

After three quarters of a century in the same location, the Optimist Club of Arlington’s Christmas-tree sale has moved to a new venue for 2023.And true to the club’s name, leaders of the sale are optimistic about its prospects. “This...

Editor’s Notebook: Nah, we’re good — keep it at 18

An e-mail came over the transom yesterday from downstate Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul, saying he planned to introduce a state constitutional amendment reducing the age for voting in local elections from 18 to 16. It's going nowheresville, of course –...

Optimists confirm location change for Christmas-tree sale

It spent three-quarters of a century at a single location, but for 2022 the Arlington Optimist Club Christmas-tree lot is making a move. The club since 1946 has sold perhaps as many as 200,000 trees from a parking lot at...

Editor’s Notebook: Sorry, no trees!

Yours truly was waddling past St. James’s Catholic Church in Falls Church yesterday, where this time of year one would expect a big lot full of Christmas trees (and buyers looking for the perfect selection). Not so this year; the...

Optimist Christmas-tree stand is a tradition 75 years in the making

It’s been a tradition at the corner of North Glebe Road and Lee Highway (soon to be Langston Boulevard) for 75 years now. And once again, the Optimist Club of Arlington is set to roll out the red carpet...

Editor’s Notebook: Let’s not go overboard

The Washington Monthly magazine has a cover price of $5.95, but tons of them are always stacked up for the pickings in the free-and-worthy-every-penny stand at a local Safeway. Go figure. Anyhoo, the most recent cover caught my attention. As...
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The Arlington County Police Department reported two assaults on officers over the preceding week. • On Jan. 21 at 3:24...
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