‘Social Media: The Good, The Bad, The Selfie’

Church to host seminar for parents.

Instagram, FaceBook, SnapChat, YouTube and Twitter are just a few types of familiar social media. They are convenient ways of staying in touch, viewing photos, gaining information and keeping current. However, deciding how much time on digital devices is enough for children, controlling the contacts and internet safety of one’s child and cyber-bulling are worries for parents.

Beloved McLean Day Turns 100 This Year

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the McLean Day festival’s existence. A number of enhancements will give the beloved festival a “facelift,” while still maintaining the hometown feel and fun for which it has come to be known.

Meet the Governing Board Candidates

Tax District residents asked to Vote for 2015-2016 MCC Governing Board Members.

The McLean Community Center’s (MCC) annual Governing Board election takes place at McLean Day from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.

Great Falls Farmers Market Celebrates ‘Field to Table’

Opening day highlights local, sustainable food source in residents’ backyards: deer.

On Saturday, April 25, Great Falls restaurants helped kick off opening day for the summer season at the Great Falls Farmers Market with a focus on a local, sustainable food source in residents’ backyards, deer.

Great Falls Citizens Association Calls Vote on Brooks Farm Development

More than 1,400 residents have petitioned to oppose the rezoning, according to Great Falls Citizens Association.

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Forestville Promotes and Celebrates Character

To the tune of the Bugler’s Dream Olympic song, winners of the Pliers of Kindness, walked down the red carpet to receive the very coveted yellow construction helmet and a cookie.

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Vienna Rotary Honors ‘Service Above Self’ Recipients

Awards presented to outstanding VPD, VVFD and town employees.

The Rotary Club of Vienna awarded 2014 M. Jane Seeman Service Above Self awards to outstanding members of the Vienna Police Department, Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, and Town of Vienna staff on April 22.

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Spring Hill Elementary Celebrates Earth Day

Students recognize Earth Day with performance, art, and fashion competition.

Earth Day at Spring Hill Elementary School is a big event. Students start well in advance planning and practicing performances, creating original artwork, or designing outfits made of recycled materials.

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Number of Homeless Declines in Arlington

Change in methodology has effect on number.

The numbers from Arlington County’s yearly Point in Time Count are once again showing the effort to reduce homelessness is getting results.

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A Night Out with the Women of McLean

Women’s Club raises funds for charities.

The New Dominion Women’s Club held its annual “Arts Night Out” on Friday, April 24 at the McLean Project for the Arts in the McLean Community Center.

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Arlington: Four Yorktown Grads Work to Keep ‘Taste By Katie’ Alive

Young entrepreneur seeks help from community to fund new freezer.

One of the most popular items at “Taste By Katie” is the homemade ice cream Katie Gilman makes once a week, with flavors based on customer requests. But unless she raises enough money for a new freezer this month, her ice cream is off the menu.

Column: Bringing Champions Together


In my 20-plus years in Special Olympics I still, on occasion, make the same mistake. I miss the boat. I underestimate the abilities either cognitive or physical of our Special Olympics athletes; athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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Local Volunteers Assist Nonprofits on Volunteer Arlington Day

More than 140 local volunteers from various Arlington Chamber of Commerce member businesses and organizations lent a helping hand to area nonprofits as part of the 16th Annual Volunteer Arlington Day on Tuesday, April 21.

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Tinker, Woodworker, Beekeeper, Santa Lives in Arlington

How one senior in Arlington spends his “retirement.”

Paul Dietz wears a quilted vest over a well worn plaid flannel shirt.A badge about scouting is on his sleeve. His uniform of baseball cap, work shoes, and pockets full of tools is topped off by a full white beard and the twinkly eyes to go with it.

'Flourishing After 55' for the Week of May 4-9

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for May 4-9.