Newcomers & Community Guide: Arlington

Newcomers & Community Guide: Arlington

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Competition For Streetcars?

Debate about public-private partnerships will have lasting consequences in Arlington.

Arlington County will make "best efforts to promote robust competition" and "strive to have more than one proposal" under consideration for the public-private partnership to construct a streetcar on Columbia Pike. But opponents fear that guidelines, approved after a contentious County Board meeting last year, do not require competition.

‘The Last Five Years’

From first date to final goodbye, Jason Robert Brown chronicles the emotional highs and lows of a young couple’s failed marriage in the award winning musical “The Last Five Years,” now playing at Shirlington’s Signature Theatre.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs for April 15-20. Arlington senior centers: Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St.; Walter Reed, 2909 S. 16th St.; Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Dr.; Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St.; Lee, 5722 Lee Hwy.; Arlington Mill at Fairlington, 3308 S. Stafford St.; also Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; TJ Comm. Center, 3501 S. 2nd St.

‘Ladies Swing the Blues’ Extended Through March 31

‘Ladies Swing the Blues’ Extended Through March 31 A world premiere by Thomas W. Jones II and William Knowles. Explore the jazz folklore, mythologies and backstage stories of the ’40s and ’50s with four legendary jazz divas as they gather to commemorate the passing of jazz legend Charlie Parker.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs for March 25-30. Arlington senior centers: Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St.; Walter Reed, 2909 S. 16th St.; Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Dr.; Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St.; Lee, 5722 Lee Hwy.; Arlington Mill at Fairlington, 3308 S. Stafford St.; also Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; TJ Comm. Center, 3501 S. 2nd St.

Arlington Home Show And Garden Expo Returns

Arlington County’s Housing Division and the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization presented the seventh annual Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo on Saturday, March 9, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center.

Bulletin Board

Arlington Bulletin Board for February-March.

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Get Involved: Volunteer in Arlington

For more details, contact Volunteer Arlington at 703-228-1760 or volunteer@arlingtonva.us.

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Small-Town Metropolis

Importance of neighborhoods.

As the squeaking of sneakers on a basketball court and the rhythmic sounds of a competitive ping-pong game played in the background among the sounds of a busy Monday evening in the Gunston Community Center, Christopher Zimmerman, a member of the Arlington County Board, stated that his favorite part about the Arlington community was that it, indeed, was a community.

Meet the Arlington School Board

The Arlington School Board has five members who serve overlapping four-year terms.

Meet the Arlington County Board

Since 1930, the county has been governed by a five-member County Board rather than a County Board of Supervisors. Board members are elected at-large for staggered four year terms, and the chairmanship rotates annually.

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What’s on November’s Ballot?

From municipal bond initiatives to a hotly contested race for the United States Senate, the Arlington ballot has a wide range of items on the Nov. 6 ballot. Here’s a look at what voters will see when they head to the polls.

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Viewpoints

What do you like best about living in Arlington?

Chloe Davis: "I grew up here and I love the diversity. It's a dense population but there are people here from all over the world."