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Inclusive-theater company scores with in-person, online duo

Some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Bogie and Bacall. A baseball pitcher and catcher. Kim and Kanye (wait, scratch that one …). And now add a new successful pairing to the list, courtesy the ArtStream inclusive-theater troupe. Having...

Editorial: Library system needs to regain patrons, one at a time

In a meeting on the Arlington government’s proposed fiscal 2023 budget, it was good to see the library director at least somewhat address the elephant in the room. Diane Kresh told County Board members that, over the past year, about...

Library usage way down: ‘We’ve got to bring them back’

If you think families abandoned Arlington’s public schools in droves during the pandemic, that dropoff was nothing compared to the abandonment of the Arlington library system. Having permitted the system shut down for what critics called an egregious amount of...

Officials ramp down use of community centers for COVID vaccinations

With the demand for COVID vaccines at least momentarily on the decline across Arlington, local leaders have announced plans to reopen one community center for other uses, and are working on opening up more spaces in another. County Manager Mark...

Community-media organization hopes to move beyond COVID era

Arlington Independent Media is preparing to reopen its facilities to the public after a COVID shutdown. “We’d love to start getting some limited productions going again in our studios,” said Whytni Kernodle, who currently is serving as interim executive director...

Editor’s Notebook: Keep it up until they get the message

It looks like the leadership of the Alexandria school system, having been caught working to cover up an alleged sexual assault at a county school not too far before last year's high-profile Virginia election, is pulling out all the...

COVID-lockdown fallout: Not all students keeping up in math

While many Arlington Public Schools middle-school students have bounced back from the COVID-lockdown learning slump, others are still feeling the effect of nearly a full school year out of the classroom. The school system needs to “make sure we keep...

Several local vaccination sites wrapping up, shutting down

Two public COVID-19 vaccination sites located in Northern Virginia shopping malls are scheduled to close in coming days. The Virginia Department of Health’s Community Vaccination Center, in the former Lord & Taylor store in Tysons Corner, will close at 4...

County Board members ditch masks … for now

It didn’t start out that way, but about 15 minutes into the March 19 County Board meeting, all five board members were going commando – mask-wise, that is. The 8:30 a.m. start time featured board members Takis Karantonis and Christian...

As COVID rolls on, some health-care workers sustained by faith

Registered nurses and Fairfax couple Frankie and Emilze Medrano got flashbacks when COVID-variant surges started around the country, taking them back to those anxious feelings of rushing to help patients struggling to breathe. They, and many others like them, are...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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