There won’t be a Turkey Bowl in Hall’s Hill this year, for the first time since most residents can remember.
Action was slow at the community center because of early voting.
As precinct chief, Caroline Klam has been watching over elections in Arlington for a long time.
Tree Stewards help label trees; some are ‘unusual.’
When a Tree Steward finishes the training course to become a steward, they are supposed to know how to identify a tree, in any season.
Arlington activists canvassed in NC, and in Virginia’s 5th District for Cameron Webb, among others.
Sandra Garcia opened the chained door of her apartment in a low-income area of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Local Vietnam Vet is a strong proponent of voting as a duty.
”Soupy” (John) Tyler walked into Jim Moore’s barber last July and asked him if he’d be willing to make up a sign about voting, something that would inspire people to get out and vote, and he’d be glad to cover the costs.
Which is the real anti-gerrymandering vote?
At a dinner party — held outside — last Saturday night, five Arlington Democrats talked about how they had voted on Amendment One.
Some shake their heads at the change in the Arlington tradition; others embrace it.
Vernon Walters used to go to Joe’s Pizza Place and sit alone at a table far from the front door and the arcade-style games that kept kids busy in the vestibule while their parents relaxed into the blue naugahyde banquettes.
Running a 5K on your own or just donating improves morale
There’s power in numbers.
Opportunities to get involved in Arlington are diverse and fun.
There are more than a hundred ways to get involved in Arlington.
Park in transition serves young and old, but shade trees are gone.
On the Friday before the long Labor Day weekend, Tomás Weber, his sister Vera Weber, and their cousin, Jonathan Melo, and grandfather “Papí” (Elvis) were enjoying the smooth, unscathed new enlarged blacktop parking lot at the Upton Hill Regional Park, along with several other young cyclists who were reveling in the near empty lot so they could show off their bike riding skills.
Older, vulnerable residents look for low-volume barbers who go the extra mile.
Jim Moore was finally able to open his barber shop, Moore’s Barber Shop, on May 29th, when Virginia gave the green light to hair salons and barber shops.
Green Valley Neighborhood will benefit from merger.
Bridges to Independence announced a merger with Bonder & Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation (BAJCDC) last week.
Advice from an Arlington resident and Virginia Herpetologists
It was a beautiful summer’s eve in Arlington last July, and Sara Stepahin was walking with her partner to see fireflies at Fort C.F. Smith.
Others like Joe have a chance to succeed thanks to grant.
Joe is on the autism spectrum and wanted to participate in the Bridges to Independence summer internships initiative.
Pandemic precautions color Plebe summer
At 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, more than forty neighbors gathered to line North Abingdon Street to send off Shane Tomb as he left to begin his “Plebe Summer” at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Two residents dedicate themselves to cleaning up the banks of the Potomac.
You’ve seen the trash along the banks of the Potomac and you might even have picked up a plastic bottle or bag two to bring home for recycling.
Tele-mental health during COVID-19 is the new normal for the Healthy Families Program.
Mental health counselor Bianca Molinari Anez knows what it is like to encounter postpartum depression; she experienced it herself. That’s one of the reasons she is so devoted to the group of women she counsels.
During the Great Depression, they handed out coal and coats. Now, it’s an array of services.
Ninety-five years ago, Northern Virginia Family Service handed out coats and coal in Alexandria. Today, the organization has a much broader mission and geographic reach throughout Northern Virginia and – in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic – an increased need for its services.
It was hard not to be able to embrace friends and family after the 30 day fast.
Ramadan, the month-long fast that takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar year, is, after all, a time of sacrifice. For many who were under stay-at-home orders in Virginia, that spirit of sacrifice took on an added dimension.
Graduates cobble together a memorable event despite virus.
A few ebullient graduates, keeping social distance, came to the Marymount campus on Saturday to pose for “graduation pictures,” even going so far as to throw their mortar boards in the air and catch them to simulate one of the great joys of finally receiving a degree.
Arlington's foster parent program will face major need post-pandemic.
How often does a young, single, professional person have the desire and capacity to become a foster parent? Claudia Morales of Arlington did. Nine times. Morales was officially approved in 2015 to become a foster parent, and since then she has had 9 children join her family.
Teenager starts her own paper to keep herself and neighbors engaged.
Using the time to do new things and bond.
Foresight helps keep pandemic at bay in local detention centers.
Not the Green New Deal, but it’s a beginning, local leaders say.
Reduce, reuse, recycle, rot: students, volunteers and teachers taking the lead.
Lopez, Ebbin and Favola pushed for new laws
Locals take advantage of the pre-Coronavirus gathering
Thrive’s safety net will be crucial as the virus has an impact on hourly workers
Parishioners and Tree Stewards pair up to save tall, handsome neighbors.
Arlington Reads brings one of the “must read” authors to town to an overflow crowd.
Public asked to contribute views: What do you want in a new superintendent?
Sue Grace’s colors and shapes are hitting their stride.
Good teaching is colorful and timeless.
Growing up black in Arlington was not easy; good neighbors helped.
Arlington will have a chance to showcase a better way to deal with crime.
Event offers a chance to recycle eyeglasses, electronics.
At least one cause of flooding is tree loss.
Monitoring the quantity of macroinvertebrates is one way to know.
Four Mile Run offers the chance to learn about patience, science, water, and summertime.
Damage widespread as residents seek relief.
Solid Waste Division working to update website.
Arlingtonians back the “caring candidate” from Midlothian.
Event at Trade Roots supported by area businesses.
Men have high praise for system run by Sheriff Arthur.
The gift of guidance and love recognized.
Volunteers tube trees in Bluemont despite heat.