Last week I witnessed a wave of Arlington baby-boomers and elders sign up for the Encore Chorale, billed as “America’s largest and fastest-growing choral organization for adults over 55.”
Author: Charlie Clark
A culture-clash of a trial will resume in late September in Arlington Circuit Court. The scantly reported-on civil procedure involves the disturbing topic of predatory sexual behavior and the Virginia laws intended to protect potential victims.
Front and center on the home page of Netflix this month has been the promo for the “The Family,” a five-part documentary on the mysterious Arlington-based group called The Fellowship Foundation.
It’s been four months since the county peppily unveiled demanding new complications for recycling.
From his bed at Virginia Hospital Center, reluctant newsmaker Glenn Smith gave me his version of his widely reported mishap.
Tucked inside the Clarendon fire station on N. 10th St. is a special closed-off room. By long-standing arrangement with the county, it is dedicated to honoring the station’s decades of reliance on volunteer firefighters. Today’s professionally staffed Fire Station 4 deploys “no active volunteers, but retains a volunteer presence,” I […]
Our local stewards of transport continue to muster willpower in nudging Arlingtonians toward a car-free diet. “The simplicity of living car-free,” boast the map/brochures and Metro ads offering “stress-free” greener options from the county’s Environmental Services Department. “There are countless car-free trips you can take in Arlington.” Next month brings […]
Building on last week’s 50th anniversary look back at the moon landing, those of a certain generation will mark what in their heads may be an even bigger milestone: The Woodstock rock festival, half a century on. I offer recollections on Arlington’s contribution to that history-making crowd of 400,000 hippies […]
With the “Amazon effect” jacking up home prices, Arlington is revving up a long-expected battle over residential zoning. Years after county board candidates ran on addressing the “missing middle” in affordable housing, the county manager from April-June conducted a citizen engagement “brainstorming” for public and private solutions called “Housing Arlington.” […]
On July 12, I retire from downtown journalism, which enriched my soul for 43 years. I am now free to reveal my career’s iffier moments. Covering an event at the National Archives in 2010, I wandered into the staff-only area and got lost trying to exit. It was my first […]