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County: No taxpayer funds being used to bring author to local event

Anyone remember the “Puppetry of the Penis” contretemps that engulfed Arlington nearly two decades ago? For a while, it seemed like there might be another community battle-royale fought out over a controversial appearance at a county-government venue – albeit absent...

Editor’s Notebook: Whippin’ out the veto pen

Remember the old truism: The penis mightier than the sword. Nope, that's not right. Should be "the pen is mightier than the sword." Oh, if there were only copy editors left in the news biz! But anyway. Freshman Gov. Youngkin whipped...

Display looks back to beacon of hope in time of segregation

A new window display at Aurora Hills Library spotlights efforts of some local residents to promote education and literacy during a time of rigid racial segregation across Virginia. The display focuses on the Henry L. Holmes Library, which was founded...

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...

Editor’s Notebook: Finally, we get some company

For a while there, it looked like Ye Olde Sun Gazette was going to be the only institutional of repute (or perhaps “ill repute”) pressing the Arlington government to get libraries reopened with some semblance of urgency. It was a...

Celebration to mark rebirth of Columbia Pike library

Arlington officials will celebrate a library milestone today with the reopening of a renovated Columbia Pike Library. The event is slated for Thursday, July 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the library, located adjacent to the Arlington Career Center...

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...

Special event to kick off summer-reading program

The Arlington County library system will host an in-person kickoff to its summer-reading initiative on Friday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westover Library. The event will feature artist and athlete Spinny Johnson. “Summer reading helps kids and...

Fairfax libraries spring fully back to life on June 5

Fairfax County library officials say the system will be returning to more normal operations on June 5. “Patrons will once again be able to visit branches without time or capacity limits to enjoy the full range of library services...

New details revealed on library-resurrection timetable

No promises, but Arlington government leaders say they hope to reopen two more branch libraries in July. The Aurora Hills and Columbia Pike branches will be first in line for reopening, albeit likely in a scaled-back fashion as was the...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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