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Library system’s holiday-gift initiative scores success

Nearly 1,000 adults and children participated in the Arlington library system’s “Gift Nook,” a free holiday market that offered thousands of items that had been donated by community members. The event was held Dec. 10-11. “This successful initiative would not have...

Animal shelter offering holiday CARE packages for families in need

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is hosting its annual “Pet Pantry Holiday Delivery,” which provides pet supplies for families in need during the season. Free “CARE packages” of pet food and supplies will be delivered to doorsteps on Dec....

Saint Nick will be making a stop at Freeman Store

Saint Nick is taking a well-deserved break from supervising the elves and will visit the Freeman Store & Museum in Vienna on Sunday, Dec. 11 from noon to 2 p.m. The museum shop also will be open for holiday-gift purchases. The...

‘Project Winter Cheer’ aids children of incarcerees

Offender Aid and Restoration is seeking support for its “Project Winter Cheer” initiative, which supports children and families impacted by incarceration during the holiday season. “It is crucial that family relationships are maintained while a parent is incarcerated and after...

McLean High sports boosters to host holiday bazaar

The annual Highlander Holiday Bazaar put on by McLean High School’s athletic boosters will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school. “We will have many returning and new vendors selling everything...

‘Old School’ column: A baking saga

Every year as Christmas approaches, my daughter and I bake pumpkin bread. Lots and lots of pumpkin bread. The whole thing began sometime in the early 1980s because I was sick of baking my usual 100-120 DOZEN Christmas cookies. They...

McLean Symphony to present ‘Holiday Wonders Concert’

The McLean Symphony will present a “Holiday Wonders Concert” on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 543 Beulah Road in Vienna. “This concert includes seasonal favorites, solos for voice and the Amy Beach Piano concerto...

Holiday travelers urged to plan before heading to airports

Don’t say you haven’t been warned to plan ahead if you’re aiming to park at Northern Virginia’s two major airports over the holiday season. Officials with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority continue to put out the warning that spaces may...

Church St. Holiday Stroll to kick off holiday season for town

The 2022 Church Street Holiday Stroll will be held on Monday, Nov. 28 beginning at 6 p.m. in and around Vienna’s historic Church Street. Events kick off with a ceremony in front of the Freeman Store and Museum at 6...

‘Hope Against Hunger’ aims to brighten holidays for those in need

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is seeking the public’s support for its holiday “Hope Against Hunger” drive. “The continual rise in grocery prices put an increased strain on all of us . . . crippling to those who...
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New book looks at integration of N.Va. libraries

Patrons of Northern Virginia’s libraries take access to them for granted, but many of the facilities were for whites...
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