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Arlington: Synetic Theater Stages ‘Dante's Inferno’

Wordless story follows lost traveler through nine circles of hell.

Synetic Theater in Crystal City is staging "Dante's Inferno" from Sept. 28 through Oct. 30. The wordless story follows a lost traveler who must navigate a treacherous journey through the nine circles of hell in search of spiritual redemption and his lost love. Producer and creator Paata Tsikurishvili said they've adapted this story before, but it was several years ago. "I wanted to try it again using the skills we've honed and the performance style we've developed since, and apply it to this massive, epic tale," he said.

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Arlington: Life in America ... Heaven and a Half

Personal trainer analyzes people’s behavior.

It is mid-morning, and Mustafa Nazary sits on his living room couch. He had started the day at 6 a.m. with his first appointment at Ultimate Results, his fitness center in Georgetown, where he is a personal trainer. His 5-year-old son Idris, joins him on the couch. “He is hip-to-hip with me.”

Arlington Snapshot: ‘Little Library’

High School student Markarius Nealis makes a book selection on his first visit to the Woman's Club of Arlington's new "Little Library" at 700 S. Buchanan St.

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Arlington: Speaker Discusses Pornography’s Reach

Matt Fradd, author and founder of “The Porn Effect,” discussed “Porn: 7 Myths Exposed” to teens and parents at the Bishop O’Connell High School on Sept. 9.

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Arlington: Laid Bare, Laid Low

Historic house demolished.

Last week an old house on Minor’s Hill was felled for new development.

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Arlington: A Heroine’s Final Touches

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.

Arlington Public Schools Advisory Councils Tackle Gaps, Changes

From minority student performance to high school boundaries.

Dr. Patrick Murphy, superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, and Nancy Van Doren, School Board chair, addressed a meeting of 25 members of Arlington’s Advisory Councils on Instruction (ACI) at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13.

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Basics of Arlington Affordable Housing

A look Arlington County’s efforts to preserve its affordable housing.

Since 2000, Arlington County has lost more market-rate affordable housing than it currently has.

Arlington: Responding to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Exposures have ended, but symptoms may still manifest.

Anyone who dined at a Tropical Smoothie Cafe around Aug. 9 may still be at risk for Hepatitis A. According to the Virginia Department of Health, a Hepatitis A outbreak has been traced to imported strawberries served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes. As of Sept. 2, there have been 37 cases in Northern Virginia, but experts say that number could still rise.

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Arlington: Senior Olympics Opens with a Splash

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) opened Sept. 10 with an afternoon splash at Yorktown Aquatic Center.

Car Show Benefits Honor Flight Network

For the past five years, antique car owners show up for the Knights of Columbus car show.

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Arlington: A Case of History Passing

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.

Arlington Thrive Offers Fun to Raise Funds

Barbecue needs locals to attend fall fundraiser.

Denise Hlavaty had gone to school or worked her entire adult life. She worked for 9 years at a social services job in Minnesota. She moved to Arlington after her boyfriend was killed serving in the U.S. military in Iraq: she had to grieve, and it would be easier to visit his grave at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington: Kol Ami to Install Rabbi

Kol Ami will install Rabbi Gilah Langner as its rabbi at a special gathering on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA) at 4444 Arlington Boulevard, where Kol Ami meets.

Arlington: Police Begin Body Camera Pilot Program

Testing camera models, assessing issues, determining costs.

Arlington has become one of the first jurisdictions in Northern Virginia to put cameras on patrol officers.

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