Arlington approved a memorial for the 1st African American woman VA State Trooper, Jacqueline Vernon. #notsoulless [x]
(The title says she’s the first African American woman VST, but the article says she’s the first African American woman VST to be killed in the line of duty. Either way, what an admirable woman and good on Arlington for honoring her.)
.@wetatvfm , the @PBS station based in Arlington, is basically just awesome. #notsoulless [x]
- The public broadcasting notables at WETA as of July became owners of the nationally broadcast PBS NewsHour…
- Today the station has an $80 million operating budget and is revered as one of the top three public TV drivers of national public broadcasting content (along with WGBH in Boston and WNET in New York City).
- WETA is home to the towering Ken Burns—whose next project, on cancer, “will be as big as his Civil War series,” predicts Rick Schneider, WETA’s chief operating officer.
- WETA strives to be a good citizen of Arlington–its website carries the local history blog Boundary Stones by staffer Mark Jones.
This is what the Friends of the Arlington Planetarium kick-off event looks like. #notsoulless [x]
#ColumbiaPike, in Arlington: “the most highly concentrated tincture of ethnic and cultural diversity in VA…” #notsoulless [x]
- Wolf says this part of Virginia represents “what America has become and is becoming … and perhaps the face of the world too … this is what Peace looks like.”
- Today, the communities of the Pike include people from Sudan and South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Pakistan, Mongolia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ukraine, Egypt, Azerbaijan … the list goes on.
- What happened along Columbia Pike is a harbinger, some say; a window into the future of America.
- Change is coming to Columbia Pike once again. But in the meantime, it throbs with life, showing Virginia and the rest of the world how the challenges of diversity in twenty-first century can be met.
Arlington will have its annual Latinoamerican Festival on Sunday, Sept. 28. #notsoulless [x]
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at Kenmore Middle School from 1-6 p.m. to enjoy live music and dance performances, authentic Latino food, a great selection of vendors and lots more.
The school is located at 200 S. Carlin Springs Road in Arlington.
Arlington participates in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. #notsoulless [x]
"Why Arlington, Va. Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live 2015" #notsoulless [x]
Arlington Public Library hosts Nerdfighter events. [x] #notsoulless
#notsoulless Arlington’s response to unfair criticism is to support the Arlington Food Assistance Center. [x]
Seriously, get a shirt, feed those in need.
Also, one of our ex-Governor-cum-Senators Mark Warner staged a charming hallway “battle” with the offending Senator from New York. Bonus points to both of them.
"The Arlington Festival of the Arts Returns to Clarendon This Weekend" #notsoulless [x]
Fascinating 1916 Photo of Washington & Lee High School in Arlington cc @WLHSPrincipal @APSVirginia
Check out this amazing old photo of Washington & Lee High School in 1916 (according to the Library of Congress, though I’m sure that’s mislabeled because construction didn’t start until 1924 according to…
#notsoulless Arlington is the home of Washington-Lee High School, one of the best schools in the country.
Editorial comment: Dude, the article has it wrong. I’m an alum, and there’s no “and” in the name. It’s Washington-Lee High School.
Second editorial comment: I spent 3.5 years in the more or less “original” building and just the last half of senior year in the brand new building, so this has some interesting emotional resonance for me.
Artist Martha Jackson Jarvis’ mosaic fountain at Shirlington has fascinated kids and adults since 2006. #librariesofinstagram #arlingtonpublicart
(at Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch)
Arlington boasts a ton of public art, including this mosaic fountain at a library. #notsoulless
As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here
Katie Couric was born and grew up in Arlington, graduating from Yorktown High School. #notsoulless [x]