Elaborate plans open spots for congregation and community.
Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, after four long years of permits and drawings and dreams, is set to break ground on renovations to its historic cemetery.
Story of nine Vietnamese women in their fight against French oppression
Patricia (Kit) Norland sat listening to a Vietnamese social worker in 1988 in Saigon as Oanh explained in beautiful English what it was like to suffer postwar trauma with poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse and street children.
“Live from the Rug Shop” features local performers.
A stack of 3x10-foot runners lines one of the walls at Manoukian Brothers Oriental Rugs on Columbia Pike.
Cars full of bouncing, excited children line up in the parking lot of Cherrydale United Methodist Church on the first day of spring break to participate in Encore Stage and Studio outdoor, in-person Spring Break Camp.
Feeding the multitudes during COVID — one can at a time
In March 2020, COVID suddenly brought about the closing of schools where children had regularly received free breakfast and lunches.
Things may be different this year, but 28,000 daffodils are waiting to poke their tendrils above ground and burst into bloom at Culpepper Garden this spring.
Feeding our community, one garden at a time
What better way to celebrate the coming Spring season than joining the Plot Against Hunger’s Spring Garden Kickoff on March 13?
Woman’s Club sponsors bike garden
Instead of planting vegetable seeds, The Woman's Club of Arlington is planting good safety seeds on rules of the road.
Challenges posed by Covid add to tough road to recovery
Kari Galloway, Executive Director of Friends of Guest House in Alexandria, says “It’s hard. Our clients feel like they just got out of prison and then they come here and get quarantined for two weeks in their room.”
Load up your backpack, wash your hands, complete your daily online symptom screener, put on your mask, and head for the school bus.
Father John Van de Paer died peacefully at the Capital Caring Health Halquist Hospice Center in Arlington on Feb. 9, 2021.
If you want to buy birdseed, you have to be persistent.
“From the Eyes of Coldcase Killers” to self-help books to great blunders of history.
Neighbors along with Arlington Tree Action Group (ATAG) volunteers gathered Feb. 8 to protest “the unnecessary destruction of a Willow Oak in the corner of a lot at 2437 N. Utah Street.”
Opera NOVA will hold its third 30-minute virtual concert on Feb. 25.
...or is it just my imagination?
Scott Sklar, wearing his cowboy hat, sits on the curb amid the flamingos in his front yard.
This is seven-year-old Erin Parks’ first year selling Girl Scout cookies, but she has sold 394 boxes so far.
Her secret? Blueberries daily.
The snowflakes stopped and the sun came out Sunday, Feb. 7 in Green Valley just in time for Mary Lockett’s surprise 104th birthday car parade.
How do you divide 2,750 vaccines among 50,000 residents?
Arlingtonians are angry, frustrated and frightened about Covid.
It’s a cold Monday morning Jan. 25, but Frank and Nancy Camm are on their lunch excursion to pick up their favorite pizza at Mia’s on King Street during Alexandria’s Restaurant Week.
Arlington trash cans this week were decorated with “Recycling Made Simple” pamphlets outlining the four categories of materials that are acceptable in the blue recycling bin.
Put away your jigsaw puzzles, turn off the TV and tune in to an Opera NOVA performance targeted to seniors which will launch on Jan 28.
You know you are 75 years old.
The Arlington County Democratic Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 6, approved a resolution commending Charlene Bickford, Chair of the Arlington County Electoral Board, who is retiring from the Board after 23 years of service with distinction.
Your car lines up to join the search for the winter star that used to light up the sky, “giving a glorious aura and making you feel complete.
Jason Andelman has just spent all day packaging his hundreds of boxes of chocolates for shipping.
“Sit back, find a comfy seat and get ready for some excitement.”
Rachael Toman, Conservation and Interpretation Manager for the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, reports that the mailbox located at Gulf Branch Nature Center is stuffed with letters from Arlington children for Santa.
Ginny and Richard Obranovich at the helm of APF
The Alexandria Police Foundation was originally founded in 2002 to provide health insurance for retiring police K9 dogs.
Mindy’s delivery dinners spread like wildfire in Del Ray
Erin White has just returned from delivering 50 boxed chicken kabobs, couscous salad and cornbread lunches to hospital workers at Inova Alexandria Hospital on Nov. 17.
Opera NOVA is back in operation after a nine-month hiatus due to the pandemic.
Each year, Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture gives out the Golden Radish Award to a person, group or business that has made a significant contribution to advancing urban agriculture issues, policies, programs and enterprises in Arlington.
Cars line up early in the lower parking lot of Missionhurst on N. 25th Street on Sunday, Nov. 29 for a surprise drive-by parade for Father John van de Paer’s 100th birthday.
From Legos to Baby Alive dolls, a smile for every face
Lauren Rosenthal is on a toy buying Zoom call with several friends the Wednesday before Thanksgiving trying to decide what toys to buy for 45 children at Doorways.
What should “back to school” look like during a pandemic?
Sept. 8, early October, November and now 2021.
Cars line up in the Harrison Shopping Center parking lot on Nov. 20 to drop off toys at the contactless, drive-thru Fill the Cruiser Holiday Toy Drive event.
The pavilion on South 27th Street and Shirlington Road sits empty after 20 years of serving as a meeting place for Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) workers.
AFAC orders 2,500 turkeys to feed needy families
A refrigerated Cisco semi-trailer sprinkled with raindrops pulls up in front of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) headquarters on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Patrick Moran chosen as pilot for commercial space travel program
Patrick Moran is in his car headed for Spaceport America, New Mexico.
Online offerings, but missing the annual Children’s Opera
Right about now in November, Jose Sacin would usually be in the middle of the Children’s Opera, Opera NOVA’s big event of the year.
Sirens blare and lights flash from blocks away to announce the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) “frightfully fun parade of costumed cruisers.”
Arlington will begin to provide in-person learning support for Level 1 students with disabilities beginning on Nov. 4.
Leftover heating pipe, plywood, bungee cords and a couple of hours, and you have a couple of Halloween treat chutes.
Most voters already voted before Election Day
Almost two-thirds of active registered voters in Arlington had voted either by mail or in person by Saturday when the in-person early voting closed in Virginia.
Halloween is an official holiday, but is not regulated by the County.
Self response rate was 76.5 percent by mail, phone or on-line
Stand up and be counted, and Arlington did.
Newspaper headlines on March 13 broadcast “Breaking News: Arlington Public Schools Closing Monday Through Spring Break.”
A bevy of shovels signaled the groundbreaking of Culpepper Garden 1 Renovation on April 11, 2018.
Does Fluffy like grass?
It is easy to vote, but voters must pay attention to the details surrounding each method.