Newcomers & Community Guide 2013-2014

Newcomers & Community Guide 2013-2014


Commentary: Potomac Offers ‘A Sense of Place’

Newcomers & Community Guide

If you are a newcomer to Potomac, you are in for a real treat — as living there for 20-plus years showed me every day.

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Neighborly Advice for Newcomers: Arlington Favorites

From bicycles to barbecue: great places to try here.

You're new to Arlington and you have no idea where to go or what is good in town? Relax. Ten Arlingtonians were asked to share their “go to” list of favorites.

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Arlington Neighborhood Outlook: Areas Undergoing ‘Reinvention and Transition’

Despite the colorful banners and lively street life, Crystal City’s a shell of its former economic powerhouse. While Arlington overall faces a high office vacancy of 20 percent, at 28.7 percent, Crystal City is hit the worst.

Alexandria Neighborhood Outlook: Redeveloping and Reshaping Old Town

Some residents continue to harbor resentment.

As Alexandria moves forward with development plans that will reshape the waterfront, the last year in Old Town has been defined largely by a deep conflict between many residents of the historic district and local government.

Editorial: What’s Special about Alexandria?

Share tips in upcoming Newcomers and Community Guide.

The Gazette Packet’s annual Newcomers and Community Guide will publish Aug. 26. A bevy of interns, plus staff writers and editors, are preparing this year’s editions, but we need help from our readers.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for July 20-25.

Week in Great Falls

Historical Society to Hold Great Falls History Trivia Contest and Farmers Market to Serve July 4 Breakfast

Alexandria: Best for Vets

Alexandria tops list of cities for veterans.

The Military Times has named Alexandria as the top mid-size community for veterans in its first Best for Vets: Places to Live feature article.

Crafters And Re-enactors Visit Colvin Run Mill

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.

Letter: Passing The Baton

Letter to the Editor

Last week, Dan Storck won the Democratic nomination for Mount Vernon District supervisor.

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That’s Amore

Carluccio’s makes U.S. debut in Old Town.

It was love at first sight as more than 175 people turned out for the grand opening celebration of Carluccio’s, an Italian restaurant and market making its U.S. debut in Alexandria.

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Potomac: Local Stage Comes Alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

Bravo Productions to present Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Bravo Productions, Theatre for Young Artists, will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “The Sound of Music” on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.

Meeting on North Hill Set for May 28

In 1981, the Fairfax County Redevelopment Housing Authority purchased a parcel of land off Richmond Highway, north of Dart Drive in the Mount Vernon District. A Federal Community Development Block Grant funded the purchase. Though a portion of the land was developed, 33 acres, called the North Hill property, have sat unimproved through the years.

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Walpole Outdoors Relocates to Potomac Village

From pergolas to playhouses, and more.

Potomac is white fence country — and now it has a company to build the fences that grace the countryside in and around the Village. Walpole Outdoors is now open in the Village to meet those outdoor needs.

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