Seventy Marymount University students and staff members packaged 10,000 meals to be sent to the impoverished West African nation of Burkina Faso on Nov. 18. The event, called Helping Hands, was a collaboration between Catholic Relief Services of the Arlington Diocese and the organization Stop Hunger Now.
At a sold out event with almost 300 people in attendance, Leadership Arlington held its first annual 40 Under 40 at Army Navy Country Club on Dec. 4 recognizing 40 emerging leaders under the age of 40 who demonstrated impact personally and/or professionally through their leadership in the D.C. metropolitan region.
What are you thankful for?
Three Arlingtonians express their thanks.
Arlington Community Foundation hosts annual luncheon.
More than 360 people, including government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, as well as civic activists, gathered at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel on Nov. 12 to participate in the Arlington Community Foundation’s annual Spirit of Community Award Luncheon, now in its 21st year.
Two local high schools reach finals.
“I was absolutely thrilled with [my students’] efforts” in “very difficult conditions for a marching band,” said Band Director Adam Foreman of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria.
Christine Knopf has been named supervisor of Arlington County’s 55+ Travel Office. An Arlington resident, she has been a county employee for nine years in the Department of Parks and Recreation, Sports and Recreation Division.
A morning with the election staff and voters at Arlington’s Madison and Marshal precincts
Arlingtonians lined up to vote on Election Day to choose between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. At a more local level, they also chose a candidate to represent the 8th district in the House of Representatives, to vote on the candidates for County Board and School Board, and to vote on four bonds.
Wardian leads local runners in 39th Marine Corps Marathon.
It’s been a busy month for Michael Wardian. The 40-year-old Arlington resident took to the starting line of the 39th Marine Corps Marathon to run his third marathon in 21 days with a 50-mile race added to the mix.
The Arlington Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently selected Lola C. Reinsch as the recipient of the 2014 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award.
State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) was honored Monday, Oct. 6, by the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community with its Legislator Award of Excellence for her work regarding domestic violence and support for women, children and families.
Young local equestriennes anchor Washington International Horse Show.
Mary Elizabeth Cordia of Alexandria Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the leading metropolitan indoor horse show in the U.S. This six-day event is held annually in October at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
New senior Unitarian minister to deliver first sermon Sunday.
On Sunday, Sept. 7, the new senior minister, the Rev. Aaron B. McEmry, will deliver his first sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington located at 4444 Arlington Blvd. Services are at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
To the Editor: Our community knows as well as any that suicide takes an enormous toll on families, friends, co-workers, schools and the fabric of our society.
The 2nd annual MS Is BS Blues Fest got underway Saturday afternoon, Aug. 9, in South Arlington.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for Aug. 24-30.