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October 30, 2014

Arlington County Grants Halloween Pub Crawl Permit

ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington County has issued its first pub crawl permit since the County Board in July classified pub crawls as Special Events, requiring that they be permitted.
October 29, 2014

100 Homes Campaign Houses 100

ARLINGTON – Arlington’s 100 Homes Campaign has reached its goal of housing 100 homeless Arlingtonians, and will celebrate the achievement Wednesday, Oct. 29 as part of the annual Community Meeting on Homelessness.
October 29, 2014

Donate Blankets for Syrian Refugees, Nov. 1-21

Arlington is participating in and supporting the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s efforts to collect blankets for Syrian refugees who have fled to Turkey. Donate your clean, folded blankets to two Arlington locations or many others throughout Northern Virginia.
October 22, 2014

Arlington Named a Smart21 Community

The Intelligent Community Forum has named Arlington one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. The County is one of only four communities in the United States to achieve the honor, which recognizes economic and social improvements. This is the fourth time Arlington has achieved the Smart 21 designation.
October 18, 2014

Fairlington Farmers’ Market Approved

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Board today voted to approve an open-air farmers’ market at the Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford St.). The market is expected to open in April 2015 and operate on Sundays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through November.
October 17, 2014

Update: Woman Taken Ill at Pentagon Does Not Have Ebola

Based on the public health investigation, which included the travel history of a woman who became ill this morning in a Pentagon parking lot, and on questioning of her by medical staff, medical authorities are confident that she does not have Ebola.
October 17, 2014

Arlington Responds to Possible Ebola Case

At about 9:10 a.m. today, Pentagon Police officers identified a woman in the Pentagon South Parking Lot, around lanes 17-19, who was ill and vomiting. Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) was notified and responded immediately with both emergency ...
October 06, 2014

Arlington Court Clerk Issuing Same-sex Marriage Licenses

The Clerk of the Arlington County Circuit Court is now issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review rulings in Virginia and four other states that cleared the way for marriage equality in those states.
October 03, 2014

Conference to Highlight Women Excelling in Business

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women hosts its third annual Women in Business Conference: Women in Non-Traditional Fields. The conference will highlight women excelling in under-represented fields -- those industries where women represent less than 25% of the workforce and where abundant opportunities exist. Thursday, Oct. 9.
September 25, 2014

Arlington County Manager to Establish Task Force on Volunteer Arlington

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan is seeking applicants for a new advisory task force to look into whether Arlington’s volunteer office is the right business model to meet community needs. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 8, 2014.
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