Arlington People

Arlington People


Alexandria: TSA Transports out of Arlington

Arlington’s loss of the Transportation Security Administration headquarters is Alexandria’s gain.

While Alexandria celebrates the recent Transportation Security Administration’s decision to move to West Eisenhower, Arlington struggles to recover from another blow to the county’s office vacancies. The 3,800-person headquarters will leave its Arlington location in 2018 to settle into the Victory Center.

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Arlington: This Year's County Fair Features Parade For First Time

Something new at the County Fair: A Parade.

Short but sweet, is a good description of the Arlington County Fair’s Opening Day Parade.

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Arlington: Five Days of Fun, Fun, Fun

Crowds flock to annual Arlington County Fair.

Grace Dennis held on tight as she dropped from five stories in the air. The ride is the Super Shot, and like fair itself, it’s a fair staple, but it never gets old.

Letter: An Angel In Disguise

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On July 13, 2015, I was driving to Reagan National Airport to pick up my son when I noticed the low fuel light was flashing.

Letter: Looking for Information

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Alice Elizabeth Langley Hsieh was a relative of mine. Her father was Ernest and mother Edna Jockers, a sister Edna Langley. Alice died in 1979. Has anyone knowledge of her or her family?

Arlington: Taste By Katie Wins Neighborhood Support

Ice cream is back on the menu of small business.

Taste by Katie, the home-cooked meal shop located in Dominion Hills run by a Yorktown High School graduate, succeeded in crowd-funding for its new freezer, raising $7,800 in donations from customers and family.

Letter: Lift U.S. Ban On Oil Exports

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Forty years ago, at the height of the 1970s energy crisis, Congress passed a law banning exports of oil from the lower 48 states. The law was intended to limit America’s dependence on imported oil by keeping domestic oil from leaving the country. It was not successful – oil imports continued to climb for decades. But the law stayed on the books.

Arlington: Strain, 76, Sways to the Music

And dances the night away.

Arlington resident, Robert (Bob) Strain, 76, has not let the “golden years” slow him down.

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Arlington: Retirement Party

But of course she will never retire.

It was the retirement party for Gail Arnall, executive director for 10 years of Offender's Aid and Restoration (OAR). "But," as her friend from 1973, Belle O'Brien, said as she is putting flowers on each table, "if you believe she is retiring, you don't know Gail."

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Arlington: TACT Finishes Run with ‘Twelve Angry Men’

After 20 years of local theater productions, company set to close shop.

The American Century Theater (TACT) in Arlington is staging "Twelve Angry Men" as its final play, now through Aug. 8, at Gunston Theatre Two — culminating 20 years of staging local theater productions, and finishing off with the one show that began it all.

Arlington: Muslims Gather in Dar al Hijrah Mosque as Ramadan Ends

Local Muslims count their blessings.

It was 8:38 on July 13, and it was Laylat al Qadr, or the Night of Destiny, at the Dar al Hijrah in Falls Church.

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Arlington: Local Muslims Celebrate at End of Ramadan

A month for spiritual renewal.

This Friday marked the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, for Muslims. For many area Muslims, Ramadan has meant going without food and drink from sunrise until sunset. Many evenings were spent at their local mosques praying, visiting with others, and eating iftar dinner, the first meal after breaking a day’s fast.

Buying Fresh Produce at The Clarendon Farmer's Market

Another afternoon of rain in Arlington: Stan Lou has stopped on his way home at the Wednesday afternoon Clarendon Farmer’s Market to pick up corn on the cob. He packs it on top of the tomatoes in his bicycle saddlebag.

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Arlington Author Shifts from Screenplays to Novels

Matthew Sullivan’s “The Orphans” launches a trilogy.

When author Matthew Sullivan decided two years ago to write his debut book, “The Orphans,” it wasn’t the first time he had crafted a story for the public.

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Arlington Announcement: Levy, Griffin Engaged

Ms. Lynn Levy Spencer and Mr. James Sizemore are happy to announce the engagement of Ms. Spencer's daughter, Caroline Elizabeth Levy, to Steven James Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Griffin, III of Marshall, Va.