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Sunday, December 5, 2021

COVID

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...

24-to-34-year-olds still holding back on vaccinations

Pleading, cajoling, finger-wagging and threatening still don’t seem to be doing the trick in getting the 24-to-34-year-old age group in Arlington on board with COVID vaccinations. Data last week show that while 71 percent of county residents in that age...

Vaccination rates still lagging among 20-to-30-years-olds

The 20-to-29 age group remains most resistant to obtaining COVID vaccinations in Arlington, according to new data, although the gap between that younger group and other age categories is shrinking. Just over 68 percent of those between 20 and 29...

COVID data good in Arlington, but fears will not ebb

Belying the national-media and social-media hysteria, and despite muddled messaging at nearly all levels of government, the local COVID situation is in relatively good shape, according to a July 20 assessment by Arlington’s public-health chief. Despite a recent uptick, “we...

Editor’s Notebook: That’s wayyyyyyy too much sanity for N.Va.

As I was taking my three-mile, midday, clear-the-head, pedestrian amble a day ago, I wandered past Foxes Music on Route 29 (soon to be renamed as “Bruce Lee Highway,” let’s hope).   For the 14-month duration of the recent health unpleasantness,...

Church lends support, facilities to vaccination effort

It was more than a year ago that the sanctuary at Macedonia Baptist Church in Arlington’s Green Valley neighborhood went dark and silent, one of many victims of the COVID pandemic. But in recent weeks, the church is once again...

Church offers thank-you to grocery workers across region

Approximately 5,000 grocery workers in and around the Arlington community recently received gift bags from Grace Community Church, part of the congregation’s efforts to thank those supporting the region during the COVID pandemic. “Grocery-store workers are the unsung heroes in...

Tips for easing stress of classroom return

(StatePoint) When it comes to the emotional well-being of students post-pandemic, a new study reveals that teachers expect significant challenges when schools make a full return to in-person learning. The study, commissioned by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world...

Editor’s Notebook: Who’s on the ‘vax-cation’ bandwagon?

Much as it pains me to buy into trendy wordsmanship, I must say the newly minted concept of “vax-cation” has some appeal. Apparently the simple definition is that, once people have their vaccinations and have acquired a decent degree of...

Commentary: APS not following science in faulty reopening plan

Arlington Parents for Education issued the following statement last week: The news that Arlington Public Schools (APS) will remain in “hybrid” for the rest of the school year shows that the superintendent and School Board continue to disregard Virginia guidance...
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Car gets the worst of collision with deer

A motorist was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue, E., on Nov. 27 at 5:55 p.m. when the vehicle struck...
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