The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs honored 87 African and African-American students in its 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony in April at the Career Center. The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs is a council of representatives from civic, religious and social organizations of Northern Virginia. Committed to excellence in education, the group endeavors to foster high academic achievement through its annual awards ceremony honoring high achieving African and African-American students in 5th, 8th and 11th grades.
The Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), reinstated Casey Anderson (D) as Planning Board Chair and Norman Dreyfuss (R) as a member of the Board.
The Arlington County Board honored six individuals and one team on May 19 for their outstanding volunteer service to our community.
Barry Perlis, who was named Potomac Citizen of the Year in October by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, was elected president of local nonprofit Potomac Community Village (PCV) in June.
Graduating seniors Stephanie Dugan of Chantilly High School and Jose Orellana Martinez of Mountain View High School were honored as Apple Scholars by the Apple Federal Credit Union.
During the June 13 Remembrance Cabaret for Westfield High grad/Virginia Tech victim Reema Samaha, New York Life presented a $10,000 grant to Angel Fund.
Today, we rejoice in the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the federal right of same sex partners to legal marriage in the cases of Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder, Bourke v. Beshear.
Great Falls Parks prepare summer activities
On Sunday, June 7 Colvin Run Mill Historic Site was active with several events at the historic park. Colvin Run Mill was in action with grain grinding demonstrations, and visitors could see millers turn corn into meal and grits, or wheat into flour using the now restored, water-powered grist mill.
How Arlingtonians can help.
The organizations taking care of Arlington County’s homeless problem aren’t flush with cash.
John (Mac) McLaughlin (USMC RET.) of Arlington died June 22. He was retired as director of the Arlington Soccer Association.
Vietnam veteran finally home.
John Barrett enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1971 after dropping out of high school. He volunteered to go to Vietnam and worked on aircraft that flew missions over the jungle.
A-Span is one of several organizations active in county.
At the offices of A-Span, on South Nelson Street, perched over the Arlington Food Assistance Cooperative (AFAC), Ayana Bellamy and David Ordonez talk about their passion: reaching out to the homeless and getting them into housing.
More than 60 volunteers cleared a new safety trail at Riverbend Park on Saturday, June 13.
Mayor Bill Euille and Alexandria Chamber of Commerce chair Walter Clarke congratulate the 2015 Alexandria Commission of Persons with Disabilities award recipients: Donna Shaw of Senior Services of Alexandria, Dave Hammond of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Bishop Ireton graduate Iman Smallwood, Mary Lee Anderson of Senior Services of Alexandria and former ACPD chair Chuck Benaugh.
The year has not been without its challenges, but so many wonderful things happened for us this year, too, as we celebrated 75 years of excellence.