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COVID response

ENDependence Center wins grant for COVID outreach

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities recently awarded a $98,842 grant to the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia to vaccinate at least 700 individuals, including at least 200 people with disabilities, and develop culturally and linguistically relevant COVID-19...

Arlington adds back some Sunday library hours

The slow resumption of Arlington library hours continues on Oct. 31, when Central Library and the Columbia Pike branch will resume Sunday service for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. Those two libraries will be open 1...

Health leaders gear up to vaccinate 5-to-11-year-olds

Arlington’s public-health director is asking the community not to put the cart before the horse when it comes to the rollout of COVID vaccines for those ages 5 to 11. Pfizer expects to have its vaccination approved for use in...

School leaders attempt to sort out online-learning mess

Arlington Public Schools leaders say they have triaged some of the most pressing fallout from a rocky rollout of the new online-learning initiative, but still have steps to take to ensure the program meets its promises to students and...

FCPS still down 10,000+ students from pre-COVID times

Enrollment in Fairfax County’s public schools continues to dip, having now fallen more than 10,000 students since the onset of the pandemic. County school leaders are banking that at least some of those students will be back once the pandemic...

Arlington school enrollment still well below pre-COVID figure

Despite intensive efforts to get them back, Arlington Public Schools has about 4 percent fewer students in class than it did pre-pandemic, according to new figures. Superintendent Francisco Durán on Oct. 14 said the school system’s official count for the...

Celtic-concert series set for return in Great Falls

After a lengthy layoff due to COVID, the 18th season of fall traditional Celtic concerts at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls will return with a five-week series beginning Nov. 7. Presented by Barnaby Productions, the series includes...

Editor’s Notebook: That explains it!

Some data came over the transom this week from the airline trade group Airlines for America, which suggested that Reagan National Airport – which has been terribly negatively affected by the impact of the COVID era – was primed...

Social-safety-net groups to discuss collaborative efforts

A panel discussion looking at the results of a new “Safety Net Arlington” report, sponsored by the Arlington Community Foundation, will be held online on Monday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. The report highlights the experiences of 21 non-profit organizations...

Letter: Fairfax supervisors prioritize politics over health

Editor: Two weeks ago, my wife and I were visiting family in Springfield on our most recent visit to your beautiful area. We noted several times while at restaurants, shopping or in the hotel, the lower percentage of people wearing...
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Memoirist goes back to his roots with Icelandic tales

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