Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Middle and high school students are eligible to submit designs.
An Arlington youth will have the chance to see his or her winning design on the outside of a bus through a contest from Arlington Transit. Submissions are being taken through June 3, 2013, according to a county press release. The contest is open to any middle or high school student who lives in or attends school in Arlington County. Designs will be focused on the theme “Share Your Streets—Be a PAL” in honor of the county’s pedestrian, cycling, and driving safety initiative. The winning design will wrap one ART bus in the county. A panel will collect the submissions and narrow them down to three finalists. Starting on June 10, residents will have the chance to vote for their favorite design online. Find out more information, design …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Early estimates indicate damage will be in the 'millions of dollars'
Arlington County has shifted to recovery mode following the massive Superstorm Sandy that swept the area this week, and preliminary estimates indicate damage will be in the millions of dollars. All Arlington County government offices, libraries, courts, community centers and nature centers will reopen Wednesday for normal business operations. All Arlington Public Schools will also open on time Wednesday. "Parents are asked to be patient as buses may need to work around road closures in some parts of the county, causing delays on some routes," schools spokesman Frank Bellavia said in an email. The federal government, too, reopens Wednesday, though employees will be allowed to use unscheduled leave or telework, according to the U.S. Office …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
No storm-related injuries or fatalities reported late Monday.
The winds may still be blowing, but Arlington County will wake to a relative standstill Tuesday with the federal government and county and schools facilities closed and public transit ground to a halt. Arlington County saw numerous trees and wires down, but no injuries or fatalities related to Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy were reported. "It's pretty horrible out there, and certainly there's been a lot of very strong messaging going out, not just from us, but from FEMA and NOAA and everybody else, that this storm is going to last a long time, and people need to stay safe — and staying safe means staying home," said Arlington County spokeswoman Mary Curtis at about 10:30 p.m. "And from what we're seeing, people are really taking that to heart…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The exhibits are on display this month and next.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Want to check out artwork, photography and more? Check out these free exhibits at Arlington Public libraries. Nilo Santiago’s travelogue paintings are on display at the Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., this month. Handmade quilts are on display at the Shirlington Branch Library this month and next. The branch is at 4200 Campbell Ave. in Shirlington Village. View beaded jewelry at the Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, through September. Portraits of homeless pets are also on display at the Westover branch this month and next. See Muriel Braxton’s still life paintings until Aug. 28 at the Shirlington Branch Library.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Things to do within close striking distance.
We’re over the hump. The days are getting longer and your SAD is waning. Maybe it’s time to get out there and meet people, take in a show, scrape the rock salt out from under your fingernails and mulch the Christmas tree. All things must pass, and soon the dreary dark nights of winter will give way to spring’s outdoor drum circles and angry marches on the mall. So anyway, here’s what’s going on in Clarendon, Courthouse and Rosslyn this end of week: THURSDAY Terry Adams is playing at IOTA. Do your homework and you’ll find out that Adams was the keyboardist of legendary 60s Jazz Rock band NRBQ. The band was known, according to Wikipedia for their zany on-stage antics such as exploding cabbage patch dolls. According to other wiki sources “He …
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Every once in a while we'll be looking at public artwork and gauging reaction on the street
This week we're looking at Liquid Pixels, by Ned Kahn. It's a piece of public art that's attached to the side of a federal building on the southeast corner of 19th and Lynn in Rosslyn. These are not professional art critics, just people walking through Rosslyn with opinions.