While the rest of Arlington’s Democrats get ready for the June 9 Democratic primary, the race for the Democratic endorsement for school board drew to a close on May 16 when the Arlington County Democratic Committee endorsed Reid Goldstein.
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington held its 20th Annual Walk for the Animals and Pet Fest at Bluemont Park on May 9.
A push of a silver button shoots streams of water high in the air, and a summer tradition began Memorial Day weekend at Lyon Village Park.
During Marymount University’s commencement exercises, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture Tony P. Hall encouraged Marymount University undergraduate degree candidates to “take the opportunity that is always around” to serve by “doing the thing that is in front of you,” as Mother Teresa advised him when he visited her in Calcutta. Todd Stottlemyer urged graduate degree recipients to “seek success with significance” as a servant leader, as his company chose to do when its employees were faced with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Gail Arnall will resign as executive director of Offender Aid and Restoration, effective June 30.
A small neighborhood park is rededicated.
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet” So it is with Arlington County’s park at North Quincy and 17th Streets.
Cardinal Bank recently marked the opening of its new banking office in Arlington with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Cooperative effort cited at groundbreaking.
Arlington County and the City of Alexandria have been working with a citizen task force for several years to plan the Four Mile Run Restoration Project.
The Schupp Companies commenced work on a new eight-story 161-room Hyatt Place hotel in the Courthouse area of Arlington in January. Scheduled for completion in summer of 2016, project includes space for an independent restaurant and underground parking for 80 cars.
After the showing of “American Sniper,” the audience around me at our local theater — perhaps like yours — remained silent. It lasted long minutes before people quietly rose and shuffled out. I think we were sharing heartbreak.
Community reacts to County Board’s vote to allow Reevesland Farmhouse to be sold.
In a way, Joan Horwitt, head of the Reevesland Learning Center, is getting what she hoped for. Fourteen years after purchasing the Reevesland property and allowing it to fall into disrepair, the County Board is taking action. But instead of dedicating $2.5 million in necessary renovations to the farmhouse to turn it into a public space, Horwitt was surprised on May 18. The County Board would be voting to sell the property.
The door swings open and 12 pre-schoolers skip to the corner and sit themselves in a circle. It is the monthly half-hour garden therapy session at Glebe Elementary in Arlington.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law two cyber security bills (SB1307 and SB919) patroned by Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun) on May 6 in Arlington. McAuliffe and Wexton were joined by Sen. George Barker, Del. Tom Rust and members of the recently formed Virginia Cyber Commission.
Murray “Jay” Farr was appointed chief of police of the Arlington County Police Department on May 14. Farr has served as the acting chief of police since the retirement of M. Douglas Scott on March 20.
The newly renovated pre-school playground in Chestnut Hills was officially reopened Saturday morning, May 9.