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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Washington-Lee High School

Editor’s Notebook: Puff the magic dragon (circa 1970)

From the history column, we take the wayback machine way back – 52 years to this week in 1970 – for this nugget from the recreational-drugs file. The Northern Virginia Sun reported that a task force empaneled by newish Gov....

Graveside service set for former W-L principal

A graveside service for William Sharbaugh Jr., who served as principal of what was then Washington-Lee High School from 1976 to 1999, will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane, Pa., on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Sharbaugh,...

Editor’s Notebook: Hokey smoke, Bullwinkle, that’s some rise in housing costs!

(Or, as Robin might put it, "Holy shiitake mushrooms, Batman; will I ever be able to afford a house?") Indeed: New data from the Virginia Realtors trade group, reported in this week’s edition, show that between May 2020 and May...

Historical body gives another thumbs up to W-L marker

A revised plaque highlighting the nearly century-long provenance of Washington-Liberty – née “Washington-Lee” – High School has again received thumbs up from the Arlington government’s Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB). The body on June 15 agreed unanimously –...

Editor’s Notebook: My past comes out of the woodwork

Given that I’m in the midst of both a home and office move, you can imagine that a lot of items from the past are making their appearance from the nooks and crannies of both places. Here’s on that popped...

Letter: Revamped W-L logo insulting on several levels

Editor: The logo depiction accompanying the article about a planned historical marker at Washington-Liberty High School requires a comment. Aside from the disgrace of removing Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name and image from W-L High School, the new rendition...

Historic plaque for W-L wins approval of advisory panel

A revised plaque highlighting the nearly century-long provenance of Washington-Liberty – née “Washington-Lee” – High School has received thumbs up from the Arlington government’s Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB). The body on Aug. 18 unanimously agreed to support...

Proposed W-L marker back before historical-affairs panel

Four years after the installation of a marker celebrating the history of Washington-Lee High School was scotched by leaders of the county school system, a proposed revised marker – honoring the school now known as Washington-Liberty – is wending...

Editor’s Notebook: Back when rock groups made house calls

Or at least, in this case, they played at local high schools. Let’s take the wayback machine all the way back to this weekend in 1971. Yep, painful as this sounds, it was 50 fun-lovin’ years ago. And at George C....

Editor’s Notebook: The original W-L movie star

Before there was Sandra Bullock, before there were Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine, before there was Gena Rowlands, there was another future movie star to walk the halls as a student at Washington- High School. Back in the late 1930s,...
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