Articles by: Charlie Clark

Our Man in Arlington

May 1, 2018 5:59 PM0 comments

County police on April 20 posted a request for tips from the public to help catch an armed suspect in an attempted rape near Arlington Mill. The next day, using a description assembled from witnesses, surveillance units spotted Jermaine Johnson fleeing a residence, and he was arrested and charged. That’s […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 25, 2018 6:42 PM0 comments

As a county brimming with nature-lovers, Arlington funds and manages a blossoming spray of parks now greeting the springtime. But it’s no secret that much of the labor — even some vision — comes from volunteers who fall in love with their neighborhood pastoral enclave. I recently toured my local […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 18, 2018 12:54 PM0 comments

My alma mater of Yorktown High School for six decades stood apart from its sports competitors across town at Washington-Lee, Wakefield and O’Connell. We Patriots had no alumni make it to big-league professional sports. Our void is now likely to be filled. On April 26, the three-day National Football League […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 11, 2018 6:13 PM0 comments

Like many who venture to the kingdom of Ballston, I am impatient for the never-ending renovations to be over. Tina Leone, CEO of the Ballston Business Improvement District, was happy to promise me that the rewards for us patrons of Arlington’s most central community will unfold in September—with staggered openings […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 4, 2018 9:08 PM0 comments

Arlington schools have embarked on another perennial “can’t please all the people all the time” endeavor. This winter, central education officials launched an Elementary School Planning Initiative that suggests a coming conversion of a neighborhood school (yet unnamed) to an option or theme school. My neighbors in the Tuckahoe jurisdiction […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 27, 2018 1:50 PM0 comments

Perched on a tree-lined cliff overlooking the Potomac — as seen through the G.W. Parkway — sits the Glass House. It’s a stately, historically designated, century-plus-old Arlington home originally called “Glenmore” (a contraction of the first lady of the house’s maiden name). But its current owners love the Glass House […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 20, 2018 5:31 PM0 comments

Arlington Hosp…..er, sorry, Virginia Hospital Center, is scrambling daily to find space for its patient overflow. The medical nerve center of our county built in 1944 (whose name was delocalized in 2001) has 394 beds, but commonly needs more than 421 per day, said Adrian Stanton, vice president and chief […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 15, 2018 1:34 AM0 comments

In this age of technological change, I offer tribute to some old-school Arlington businesses that help us preserve past valuables. Deemarie Hunter and her husband Lee Tang own the 24-hour Clock and Watch Works on Wilson Blvd. at N. Florida St. (No, it’s not open 24-hours.) I once asked Tang […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 6, 2018 2:43 PM0 comments

With debate still percolating over whether to rename Washington-Lee High School, I couldn’t help but notice an influx of anecdotes about the county’s oldest secondary school that recently came my way. They’re mostly tokens of affection for the school’s uniqueness.  But I take them as a sign that if the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 28, 2018 6:38 PM0 comments

Arlingtonions of a certain age spent their childhoods nickel and diming. Sucrose memories of Robertson’s 5 & 10 Cent store, which greeted kids aged 1-92 for decades near Lee Highway and N. Glebe Rd., came to me from scattered friends. Imprinted joys of wax lips, Lik-M-Aid, atomic fireballs, model cars […]

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