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Synetic preps plan for return to in-person shows

Arlington-based Synetic Theater is aiming for a later-in-the-year return to in-person performances, although the organization will begin with outdoor events to kick off its 20th-anniversary season. “A lot has changed since we last saw you, but we’re excited about the...

Political parties diverge on getting back in person

While the Arlington County Republican Committee has opted for a resumption of in-person meetings, the Arlington County Democratic Committee is taking a little longer to mull over the logistics of doing so. Democrats’ next monthly meeting – slated for July...

Editorial: More muddled mask messaging

In a rational world, when the Arlington County Board earlier this month convened in person for the first time in 15 months, County Board Chairman Matt de Ferranti would have made a statement vis-à-vis masks that went something like...

County GOP headed back to in-person gatherings

After more than a year of mainly online monthly meetings, the Arlington County Republican Committee is moving back to in-person gatherings. The event is slated for June 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crystal City Sports Pub.Late last year, county...

Fairfax taking more federal cash for COVID response

The pandemic may appear to be waning, but Fairfax County officials plan to continue following up on cases through 2022, using new state funds. The Board of Supervisors this week was slated to authorize the county’s Health Department to accept...

Philharmonic opens campaign to support future concerts

As it plans to resume post-COVID operations, the Arlington Philharmonic has embarked on a $25,000 fundraising campaign in support of its upcoming season. “Your gift helps us make classical music accessible to all in the Arlington community by allowing us...

Editor’s Notebook: Why not keep it simple?

In a rational world, when the Arlington County Board convened in person for the first time in 15 months this past Saturday morning, County Board Chairman Matt de Ferranti would have made a statement vis-à-vis masks that went something...

Vienna extends emergency provisions to help businesses

Rule relaxations helped some Vienna businesses survive the COVID crunch and the Vienna Town Council on June 7 voted unanimously to prolong the reprieve through Dec. 7. Council members approved temporary waivers of zoning restrictions to allow child-daycare facilities in...

Fairfax government scales back COVID-testing operations

In another sign that the COVID crisis may be on the wane, the Fairfax County Health Department on June 4 demobilized the community-testing sites it had been operating throughout the pandemic. The shutdowns were decided upon because “we are not...

Another round of library reopenings slated

With most of its facilities locked up tight for the past 15 months – due first to COVID and then to purported budget woes – the Arlington government’s library system in early July will return to a slightly greater...
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