Thursday, April 25, 2013
The weekend is here! How are you going to spend it in Arlington and beyond?
1. See "The Wizard of Oz" When/Where: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Yorktown Theatre, plus an extra 2 p.m. showing on Saturday Why Go: Yorktown High School's spring musical offers "a new twist" on the classic story about Dorothy's trip over the rainbow into the land of Oz. Price: Adult tickets are $15; students tickets are $10. 2. Lord of the Rings Movie Festival When/Where: Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington Why Go: See all three Lord of the Rings movies and come dressed as your favorite character for a free pass to a future movie. The day also features trivia and Gollum impersonation contests. Price: $10 3. Georgetown House Tour 2013 When/Where: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The journalist and colon cancer-screening advocate, who graduated from Yorktown High School, will be featured on 'Makers,' an AOL and PBS documentary series this spring.
Arlington native Katie Couric, whose journalism career has spanned the globe, is one of the women featured on a new documentary series debuting Tuesday night called “Makers.” The first episode of the documentary series premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday. In her “Makers” episode, Couric talks about her campaign to encourage people to get colonoscopies, the loss of her husband to colon cancer, her admiration of fellow-“Maker” and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and more. More than 175 women are featured in PBS and AOL’s "Makers" — women, a trailer for the series states, who fight for something bigger than themselves. “Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Band consists of Washington-Lee, Yorktown High School students.
Not many 10-year-old olds are enterprising enough to start their own band, let alone stick with it. But the five guys in Safety Third pulled it off. Now, the band — whose members are all ninth-graders at Washington-Lee and Yorktown high schools — have been playing together for four years and have their first CD under their belt. "We've all been good friends since elementary school. So we just thought it would be a fun thing to do," said bassist Gabe Westergren, 14. "We just decided to have this band. And it's gone pretty well." The Arlington-based rock band is one of three local groups — all comprised wholly of local high school students — playing the early show Saturday at IOTA Club & Cafe on Wilson Boulevard in Clarendon. Red Light …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Investigators say suspect is known to frequent the area.
A young woman was groped Wednesday night while running on the Yorktown High School track, according to information the Arlington County Police Department released today. At about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, the woman — police will only describe her as a juvenile — was running on the school's track with her mother. A man, described as 40 years old with a muscular build, inappropriately touched the girl as she was running, according to police. The man has been known to frequent the area, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. Police have confirmed the man was not a school employee. At the time, the man was wearing a blue muscle shirt and dark shorts, according to police. "We're not releasing a lot of details on this because it's one way we can tie…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Tommy Edwards got into Muay Thai to lose weight but has gained a desire to become a professional MMA fighter.
Tommy Edwards picked up Muay Thai about seven years ago to shed some extra pounds. What he didn't expect was finding another career in the process. Somewhere between dropping nearly half of his body weight — going from a hefty 310 pounds to a trim 170 pounds — Edwards, 27, developed a passion for the mixed martial art. With a 2-4 amateur record, the former Yorktown High School football player is looking at his professional debut in Thailand next April. Wearing his lucky shorts Thursday and drenched in sweat, Edwards sparred for several rounds with Seth Batbayar inside the Alexandria MMA gym. The two went back and forth exchanging hits, kicks and the occasional headlock. Friends for three months, the former offensive and defensive lineman …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Yorktown defeated Hayfield Friday evening and is preparing to face Stuart on Friday.
The Hayfield Hawks lost in the final minutes of Friday night's game against the undefeated Yorktown Patriots thanks in part to a touchdown by Yorktown's M.J. Stewart. Yorktown is now 4-0 this season and will face Stuart High School at home on Friday. Stuart, in Falls Church, is 1-3 this season.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Money designated to help fund construction of two schools, Long Bridge Park and the Arlington Mill Community Center, among other things.
The Arlington County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the sale of $110 million of general obligation bonds to fund a variety of projects, from school construction to a park and community center. The bonds will be sold on the municipal market on June 5, according to a county news release. Interest rates are among the lowest they've ever been, said Arlington County Board member Chris Zimmerman. The bonds — portions of which have been approved by voters on even-numbered years between 2004 and 2010 — would be repaid over 20 years, according to a county staff report. The largest chunk of the bond proceeds, about $65.1 million, would go to Arlington Public Schools for the ongoing reconstruction of Yorktown High School, the design and …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Perkuchin, Liang beat top-seeded team.
Yorktown High School Sophomore Kai Perkuchin and Senior Angela Liang defeated the No. 1 seed team from Stuart High School, Alex Cole and Ella DiPetto, in the finals of the National District Doubles Championships. Perkuchin and Liang, seeded No. 2, bested the previously undefeated Stuart team 6-2, 7-6. On the way to the finals Liang and Perkuchin defeated teams from Edison, Stuart and Wakefield. The Yorktown team now advances to the Northern Region Doubles competition, which begins Monday in McLean. Natalie Roy is a Yorktown girls varsity tennis coach.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Patriots finish season 14-0.
The Yorktown Girls Varsity Tennis Squad wrapped up an undefeated season in the National District this week, beating Mount Vernon 8-1 on Monday. Last week, the girls beat Edison (9-0), Falls Church (8-1), Washington-Lee (6-3) and Hayfield (9-0). The team's final record for the season is 14-0. Yorktown has placed first in the National District tennis team championship six out of the past seven years. The team now goes on to compete in the Northern Regional Team Championship and in the individual singles and doubles championships. The team had a huge turnover in its starting lineup, losing four of its six regular starters last year — including former state champion Emily Flickinger, who now plays for Auburn University. Four of the Yorktown …
Patriots bested Generals 6-5 on Wednesday.
The JV Yorktown Patriots scored runs in each of the first three innings, built a 5-0 lead, and then hung on for a razor close 6-5 win over the Washington-Lee Generals at Greenbriar Park on Wednesday night. Collin Stuart's first inning solo home run was followed by Matt Rosenberg's two-run shot in the third. Washington-Lee clawed back in the fourth inning when Jeff Kruger doubled home Will Burgess and James Mellin knocked in Kruger for a 5-2 score. In the sixth inning, Paul Landini, Daniel Bowler and T.R. Sheehy all singled to load the bases and scored on Ben Buchholz's walk and Cameron Anderson's grounder into right field for a 5-5 tie. Yorktown's Parker Denny ignited the decisive seventh inning Patriot rally with a leadoff single, and …