Local probation office reintegrates ex-offenders into community.
Probably the only time the average citizen hears about the Department of Corrections probation program is when something goes wrong. An offender on probation violates his or her terms of her parole and commits a crime. The public is outraged and concerned about their safety and the safety of the community.
Arlington resident Alison Foley develops program in Pariahuanca and San Miguel de Aco.
Remember those fun geography games in elementary school? Well, Arlington resident Alison Foley is using those past experiences to introduce geography to the children and young people of Peru through MUNDO the program she co-created with her Peace Corps site mate Keren Eyal in Ancash, Peru.
Martin Ogle, chief naturalist at Potomac Overlook Regional Park in Arlington, is the first recipient of the Arlington Green Patriot Award. The honor recognizes an individual, business or organization that exemplifies sustainability in more than one aspect of their recent life or operations to improve civic life in Arlington. Ogle was recognized for his lifelong dedication to environmental education and for emphasizing the interrelationships between people and the rest of nature. He served on the boards of several environmental and community organizations, including the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, Arlington Food Co-op, Arlington Heritage Alliance, the Arlington/Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment.
Thursday/May 16 Speaker. 12:15-1:30 p.m. at La Cote D’Or Restaurant. The Arlington Rotary Club is hosting Mario Price, who will speak on “7 Things You Must Know About Energy Deregulation.” Friday/May 17 Bike to Work Day. 6:30-9:30 a.m. at Gateway Park. Register and be entered in to win a bicycle. Free.
County officials to consider creation of vending zones that would allow more flexibility.
It's shortly after 1 p.m. on a beautiful spring day in Rosslyn.
Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler to perform on Memorial Day.
Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler will perform her one-woman show, “Arlington National Cemetery: My Forever Home,” at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at the cemetery on Memorial Day, at 2 p.m. After telling her story to a representative of the Women's Military Memorial, she was invited to perform during the Memorial Day celebration.
Those braving the rain storm on the evening of April 19 to attend The Woman’s Club’s Art Show and Sale enjoyed some great art, delicious snacks and objects to bid on for the Silent Auction and “Boozy Cake” raffles.
Awards spotlight “Top 10 under 40.”
On Tuesday, May 7, the Virginia Leadership Institute will hold its “Top 10 Under 40” awards, to honor 10 of the region’s rising young African American leaders in business, community involvement and politics.
The Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network held its awards ceremony on April 6 at the Artisphere. Black Opal, an awards gala/black-tie reception, serves as the primary fundraiser for the organization. The funds raised by Black Opal support its programs including College Survival, Political Forum, and Opportunity to Thrive.
School notes for Arlington natives.
Soprano and Arlington native Alyson Cambridge has a series of homecoming shows in the D.C. area next month.
Alyson Cambridge doesn't want to put limits on herself or theater.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual public safety valor awards luncheon on April 17 at the Fort Myers Officers Club.
Mr. David Ellis and Ms. Cassandra Ellis of Campbellsville, Ky. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Malone Ellis to LTJG James Cameron Shaw, son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Shaw of Plainview, Texas.
Civil rights pioneer explains segregation to diverse group of students.
As the students assembled in a conference room at Campbell Elementary School, it was clear that the Rev. James M. Kilby had his work cut out for him. How would a 71-year-old civil rights pioneer explain massive resistance to this diverse crowd of students — a group that included not only whites and blacks but also Hispanics and Indians?
Rock Spring Garden Club member Mary Cottrell receives Awards of Honor.
Arlington resident Mary Shepherd Cottrell, a long time member of Rock Spring Garden Club, has the distinction of being chosen to receive the 2013 Award of Honor from the district, state and regional levels of National Garden Clubs, Inc. “This is a prestigious honor for her, and a great honor for our club,” said Thea McGinnis, president of RSGC.