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Help Wanted is seeking talented, enthusiastic writers to cover specific subjects of interest to the Arlington community. Contributors would be expected to write at least one — preferably two or three — 100-500 word article(s) per week. is a rapidly-growing web site devoted to fast and accurate original coverage of news and community happenings in Arlington County, Va. We currently reach about 3,500 readers per week.

Please email arlingtonnews [at] with your resume, a writing sample and a statement telling us why you’re interested in contributing to the site.

Note that we are unable to pay contributors at this time, but we can work to grant you free access to certain events.

Positions we’re looking to fill no later than April 30:

Social Columnist — Are you active in Arlington’s social, athletic, and/or philanthropic scenes? Do you love going out in Arlington as often as work and finances allow? Are you a Facebook and Twitter maven? Do you want to be an influential voice in the community? If you answered yes to these questions, consider applying to become our new social columnist. Write about the people, places and events that make Arlington such an interesting place to live.

Music and Arts Writer — We’re looking for an artistic individual with strong communication skills to write about music and the arts in Arlington. Help us expand our coverage of local bands, theater companies and the visual arts. If you think you’re the man or woman to provide the Arlington with the local music and arts coverage it deserves, we want to hear from you.


Summer Internship — Not for the faint of heart. We offer no pay, no school credit, and we don’t even have offices (unless apartments and coffee shops count). But if you want to be immersed in the emerging field of entrepreneurial, web-based hyperlocal journalism, and you live in or near Arlington, this may be the internship for you. This can be a full-time or a part-time position. We’re more than willing to work around existing work and travel schedules.

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In loving memory of Joseph Robert Kapacziewski, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 41.

In loving memory of James Stuart Edmonds, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 84.

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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!

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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.

The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.

Former participants have this to say:

_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._

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Valentine Pop-Up at George Mason University

Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village

Standup Comedy Showcase Starring Matt Ruby (Comedy Central)

Dead Horse Comedy Productions brings together top comedians from the DMV and beyond for a live standup comedy show!

Matt Ruby, Headliner

Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by


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