Today was another hot day, but this weekend is looking a bit rainy.
Alter your Derby Day attire accordingly, and remember to be responsible with your celebration during the races and at any Cinco de Mayo festivities you find yourself at.
Before you break out the fascinators and make yourself a mint julep, let’s take a look back at ARLnow’s most read stories over the past week.
- Following Sudden Death of Patrick Henry Elementary Principal, Temporary Replacement Named
- Country Clubs, County Strike Deal to End Tax Standoff
- ACPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Columbia Pike
- APS Eyes Seven Elementary Schools as Future “Option” Program Sites
- Reaction: Parents Frustrated, Miss Work over APS Tech Failure
If you missed our earlier coverage of the School Board meeting, here it is. The meeting was held at the new Syphax Education Center, after officials had done some good, old fashioned ribbon cutting.
Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, how much you love or loathe gondola talk, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend!
Photo courtesy of Frank Bellavia, Arlington Public Schools
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Arlington and its neighbors have become more segregated in the last 10 years while fair housing legislation at the state level faces significant roadblocks. Arlington’s fair housing enforcement, education, and commitment to equity practices in housing policy and programs are beginning to show signs of improvement but much more needs to be done.
Join the NAACP Arlington Branch, HOME of Virginia, and Equal Rights Center for the 2nd Annual Arlington Fair Housing Conference on April 15th to discuss the threats and opportunities to advancing fair housing policy across the state and within Arlington.
The half-day, in-person event will feature speakers from fair housing advocacy organizations and government agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and focus on fair housing policy trends in Virginia and Arlington County. The conference aims to advance the understanding of issues and policies related to equity and affirmatively further fair housing among local officials, advocates, and members of the public.
2nd Annual Arlington Fair Housing Conference
Is home ownership a goal of yours in 2023? Now is the time to make it happen! Grab a (virtual) drink with the area’s top Real Estate experts, learn all about the home buying process and on how you can get $1,500 towards your closing costs immediately!
Did you know the average Arlington renter will spend $150K in 5 years of renting? Stop paying down someone else’s mortgage! Join us for a Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 5th at 6 p.m. via Zoom. If this time doesn’t work, we also are offering times convenient for your schedule!
A lot has happened in the local market since the beginning of the pandemic. Sip on your drink of choice and learn from Northern Virginia, Arlington and Washingtonian Magazines top producing agents! We will discuss the latest market updates, the home buying process and rent vs. buy cost savings. Please RSVP by clicking here.
Call/text Manavi at 703-869-6698 with any questions!
Private School Fair
Congressional School to Host MONA Private School Fair Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM
Congressional School in Falls Church, VA is delighted to host the MONA (Mothers of North Arlington) at an upcoming Private School Fair. Private schools from around
WHS Spring Festival
Join us at the WHS Spring Festival on April 22, 2023, from 10am- 3pm at Wakefield High School(main parking lot). Come out to shop, play, and eat!
Shop local vendors, arts & crafts, new and used items, food vendors/trucks, and