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Walter Reed Community Center Holds Black History Month Gospel Concert

Walter Reed Community Center Holds Black History Month Gospel Concert

The Walter Reed Community Center, which is located at 2909 16th Street in Arlington, held a special concert today in honor of Black History Month. This free concert was one of many events held in Arlington County for Black History Month. 

Arlington County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman introduced the members of Macedonia Baptist Church before they began their singing. Minister of Music, David Nelson, lead a discussion on the historical significance of each song and the spiritual value of African American Culture. 

Arlington Remodeler Wins Three CotY Awards

Arlington Remodeler Wins Three CotY Awards

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TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

Manassas Salon Sells $10 Raffle Tickets to Raise $10,000 for 12-Year Old Cancer Patient

Roll Your R's to Earn Cash

Roll Your R's to Earn Cash

Simon Contreras has been teaching Spanish in Arlington for 26 years. He now teaches 4 Spanish classes at Wakefield High School and is head of the Foreign Language Department. Over 20 years ago he introduced something fun to the area: the Annual Spanish R Rolling Contest. This year marks the 22nd Annual Contest which will be held at Key Elementary School on Friday, March 18 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

The contest first started when Contreras noticed that some of his students had trouble rolling their R's. "It started in my own classes and it went well and it was fun, so we decided to compete with other schools." Soon the contest spread to multiple schools, even in other states such as Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. "We have come a long way!" exclaimed Contreras. 

Arlington Chamber to Hold Nonprofit Forum Featuring Michael Brunner

From Arlington Chamber of Commerce:

Arlington, VA - The Community Action Committee of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce will feature nonprofit leader Michael Brunner at their nonprofit forum.

 

The Committee's quarterly nonprofit forum focuses on targeting topics of interest to the nonprofit business community. On Wednesday, January 5th, Brunner will discuss transitional leadership and succession planning and how it can be applied to the nonprofit sector.

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

During the month of December, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s volunteers and staff were able to spread holiday cheer all around the area.  Here’s a quick recap of 2 instances where our association was able to strengthen our connection to the community:

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.