Historic house demolished.
Last week an old house on Minor’s Hill was felled for new development.
For her grave, to her life.
It is hard to close the book on a hero, and even harder in the case of a celebrated heroine.
Lustron: The forgotten experiment.
A special sadness arises when noticing a family consists only of aging members without child or grandchild or niece or nephew, their string of genealogy reaching its end. Some people, often called “preservationists,” suffer the same sense of sadness seeing a special structure threatened. Very soon, the few remaining Lustron houses in Northern Virginia will suffer losses. They, too, are approaching their end.
Not unlike a man of like age, it leans slightly as dictated by their common enemy, age. Eight decades will do that.
Happy 50th Birthday
It was quite a day. Artifacts of American Indians were displayed beside children making butterflies of paper and clothespins.
Alexandria resident honored at her funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.
Many are the unseen heroes and heroines living among us, most masked by their own modesty. One died early this year: Stephanie Czech Rader.
Arlington’s Solid Waste Bureau offers “free paper document shredding” every month. Watch old medical records, credit card receipts, tax returns, and the like being turned into harmless confetti. It is enough to make an identity thief cry. Scraps are recycled, so some trees are also saved. The shredding takes place on the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the county yard, 4300 29th Street, South (near Shirlington, off South Arlington Mill Road). Next event is April 2.
Turkeys on King Street at Janney Lane last winter.
Lack of competitors for offices changes nothing.
“Surprising” is the way Betty Adelman described the absence of representatives from other than the Democratic Party.
Awards reflect local lodge’s community service.
At its annual state convention last month, The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia Free & Accepted Masons bestowed its two highest honors for fraternal year 2014-15 upon an Arlington unit and its leader.