Arlington to consider a new five-cent tax for each plastic bag.
The need is great for volunteers, monetary donations and more.
Thousands of Afghan refugees have landed at Dulles Airport in recent days.
Which way is north again?
Grab a compass and detailed topographical map and head out over unfamiliar terrain to navigate a set course in the fastest time.
New take-out opens in Westport
Lucky Danger opened with much anticipation July 21 at Arlington’s Westport behind Pentagon City.
Last performance for Bowen McCauley Dance Company to celebrate final performance, at Kennedy Center
Lucy Bowen has decided to go out with a bang.
ALIVE! resumes food donations
ALIVE! resumes its food collection from the community.
One man’s journey lights a village.
Save a life with a reliable solar panel in a medical clinic in rural India.
Step up and claim your Olympic medal awarded after each event.
New ALIVE! distribution site opens July 17
David Wynne stands on the sidewalk outside William Ramsay Recreation Center with his clicker.
AFAC’s new warehouse expands capacity for feeding 2,300 families a week plus delivery to five senior centers.
A line forms on July 15 outside the AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center) building on S. Nelson Street as people wait with their bags and rolling carts for a week’s supply of supplemental groceries.
“Good evening and welcome to the Bravo Top Chef Amateurs.
Ryan Clark stands at the Cannabreeze CBD stand at Ballston Farmers Market on July 1.
Voyager’s Compass returns for two performances on Saturday, July 10 at St. Thomas More Cathedral School parking lot and Sunday, July 11 at Lubber Run Amphitheater.
Join ASO for Alexandria’s Birthday Celebration July 10
Trumpets and French horns will blare “America the Beautiful” as the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra opens the Alexandria’s Birthday Celebration July 10 at 9 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park.
Cicadas share stage with orchestra debut
The blackened screen slowly fills with cicada sounds, and soon a red-eyed cicada crawls over the score of the “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.”
St. Martin de Porres Senior Center reopens; HomeAid Northern Virginia helps in rebuilding lives.
St. Martin de Porres Senior Center wasn’t quite open officially for regular activities, but it didn’t stop the regulars from showing up for the ribbon cutting to celebrate the recent renovation on May 25.
Marta Hill Gray, Executive Director of Culpepper Garden, stands with mud on her boots as she supervises the planting of perennials in their new community garden.
Japanese Knotweed crowds out native growth along the Potomac
It is 6:15 a.m. as Kit Britton heads for the Donaldson Run trailhead where he will have a 45-minute hike to the Potomac River.
APAH hosts Parade of Animals book event
A colorful converted school bus emblazoned with R.E.A.D. sits by the First Presbyterian Church on N. Vermont Street Wednesday, June 2.
Doug Post of Arlington donates 65 percent of liver to his uncle
Doug Post from Arlington flew to Seattle in early March and returned home with only 35 percent of his liver.
New measure assesses equity in park access
Some of the nation’s best parks are right down the block in Arlington.
Joyce Hylton received the City of Alexandria Ellen Pickering Environmental Service Award Tuesday, May 11 at the virtual City Council Legislative meeting.
Paula Burdette won’t stop talking about microgreens “until they are in everyone’s fridge in the Washington metropolitan area” because of their nutritional value.
Spring vegetables most needed right now include beets, lettuce, spinach, collards, kale, carrots and radishes.
Gardeners gear up for another season of donating produce to support local food pantries.
Customers may choose their own produce this year, instead of prepackaged items.
Come hungry to the Lubber Run Farmer’s Market at 4401 N. Henderson.
Columbia Pike Blues Weekend combines three days of blues, with both streamed and in-person performances, on June 18-20.
Thirty-one high school students sporting the T-shirt of their chosen college were cheered on, cowbells ringing, by family and friends on Friday, May 14 in a drive through signing ceremony by the Rinker Community Center.
Everyone loves a good success story, especially during the pandemic.
Woojung Lee screamed.
Acting Arlington County Police Chief Charles Penn stands in front of a plaque “In Valor There Is Hope” in the plaza outside police headquarters reading the names of the seven fallen ACPD officers on Monday, May, 10.
It’s her special day.
Toby Pendergrass opens the 13th Second Chance virtual fundraising breakfast on Thursday, April 22.
Blood donors suffering from COVID fatigue; visit www.inovablood.org/donate-blood/
Just a few minutes of your time can save a life.
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.