Saturday, January 19, 2013
Sunday event features volunteer opportunities and dance performance.
Arlington County will host its 44th annual tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday. The celebration of King's life will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Washington-Lee High School, 1301. N. Stafford St. A volunteer fair featuring area nonprofits will start things off at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a keynote address from Lehigh University Director of Africana Studies James Braxton Peterson, a performance by Grammy-nominated progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon, a dance tribute by Urban Artistry and an exhibit on Arlington during the Civil Rights Era. For more information, call 703-228-3329 or visit the county's website. Read more: Where to participate in the MLK Day of Service events.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Clarendon, Courthouse, Rosslyn areas (22201, 22209) weather forecast.
Updated 3 p.m. The National Weather Service has discontinued the winter weather advisory for Arlington and much of the DC region. However, we may still see under an inch of snowfall this evening, according to the weather service. Previous Story: The National Weather Service said Thursday morning that Arlington County and the region can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow today, down from the 5 inches or so predicted last night. The weather service also issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 3 p.m. today through 11 this evening. Snow will mix with rain this morning, then we should see periods of snowfall in the late afternoon and evening, according to the service. Temperatures will be in the mid 30s, and roads may be snow covered during …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
How to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Arlington County.
Want to volunteer in honor of the Martin Luther King Day of Service? Here are two opportunities from Volunteer Arlington: In addition to service opportunities, Arlington County will host its 44th Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St. Visit Arlington County's website for details.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Arlington County planners will receive the award later this month.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Catalog Choice for Arlington County launched in November.
Arlington County is offering a new service for residents who want to get rid of junk mail. “That’s anything from a catalogue you may get from a department store, to credit card offers, to coupon mailers,” said Kristen Goldman, an environmental planner for the county. Catalog Choice, Arlington, allows residents to opt out of unwanted mail by signing up with an account online where they can pick and choose what mail they receive from companies. Before signing up, customers are encouraged to hold on to at least some of their junk mail for the time being so that they can find the company name on the Catalog Choice site. Since the free program launched in Arlington on Nov. 1, an estimated 36,000 pounds of waste has been prevented, Goldman said…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Getting rid of your Christmas tree in Arlington County.
In case you missed it: Starting Jan. 7, Arlington County will collect residents' Christmas trees for recycling. Trees will be recycled on the same day as regular trash and recycling services. The tree should be put outside with the garbage and recycling by 6 a.m. on collection day. Make sure trees are free of lights, tinsel, decorations, plastic bags and stands. Collection will continue through Jan. 18. After that date, trees will not be recycled (turned into mulch), but they will be thrown out with your regular trash. Don't have regular curbside trash and recycling services? If you live in a condominium, townhome, apartment or other place that doesn't have curbside recycling, you can bring your tree to the Solid Wate Bureau. Call 703-228…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The winning decal will appear on more than 155,000 windshields later this year.
Arlington County officials are looking for your vote in the annual Vehicle Decal Design Competition. This October, the county Treasurer’s Office invited Arlington high school students to submit designs for the competition. The theme is the USS Arlington, a Navy vessel being named after the county and set to be commissioned later this year. The winning design will appear on more than 155,000 windshields when the 2013-2014 decals are issued next summer, according to Arlington County. Four designs were finalists. See all four designs here by clicking through the gallery accompanying this article. Voting is now open to the public online and will close on noon on Jan. 24. The winner will be announced by the Arlington County board on Jan. 29. …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Arlington County, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. What would you want to see improved in Arlington County? Tell us in the comments section below or write a blog post about it for Clarendon Patch or Arlington Patch.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Arlington County released a video of highlights from 2012.
Arlington County released a video of highlights from 2012. Also, view the year in photos from Arlington Patch.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Arlington County will host its final community meeting in January.
Arlington County staff this week met with neighbors of the recently acquired building at 2020 14th St. N., two floors of which will be converted to a year-round homeless service center. The residents' initial furor seems to have started to give way at exasperation. After spending nearly three hours hearing about the county's plans and giving their input earlier this month, several residents said Tuesday they were frustrated at what they perceived as the county continuing to ignore their concerns. "I'm just sick of people trying to make us feel bad," said January Holt, a resident of the Woodbury Heights condominium building adjacent to the county's new office and homeless service center building. "And I'm tired of going to these meetings." …