Thursday, August 28, 2014

Arlington Mill Community Center: Governor McAuliffe signs legislation protecting immigrants

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed legislation protecting immigrants from legal fraud at the Arlington Mill Community Center on Columbia Pike in Arlington. The bill, sponsored by local Senator Adam Ebbin, addresses the growing problem of fraud perpetrated on immigrants by notaries public who misrepresent their legal credentials. The AMCC is in the heart of a major immigrant community.

Also in attendance for the signing were South Arlington Delegate Alfonso Lopez, Delegate Rip Sullivan, Arlington County Board members Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada, Senator Jennifer Wexner, Arlington Sheriff Beth Arthur, and other dignitaries.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Farmer's market grand opening at the Arlington Mill Community Center

A new farmer's market opened on August 13, 2014 in the plaza of the Arlington Mill Community Center. County Board member Walter Tejada and Takis Karantonis, CPRO executive director, along with other local dignitaries, spoke and rang a bell to signal the opening of the market. A number of vendors- both farmers and specialty food sellers such as Pike-based baker Sol Schott of Acme Pie Company, were on hand to showcase their wares.

This is the second farmer's market to open on the Pike. It will be open every Wednesday through late November, and in season thereafter.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dahlia and Justin Constantine

Dahlia and Julian Constantine are a couple living near the central area of Columbia Pike. Dahlia, originally from Cairo, Egypt, and raised in California, is a teacher at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Arlington. Justin, who grew up in northern Virginia, is an attorney, consultant, and motivational speaker. A former Marine officer, he was wounded in combat in Iraq, and serves on the board of Give an Hour and the Wounded Warrior Project. They were married in 2008.

Photography by Xang Mimi Ho.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Columbia Pike Blues Festival #19 - part two

Additional images of the Columbia Pike Blues Festival. A second photographer's vision.

Photography by Chloe Hollingsworth.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nineteenth Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival

Headlining the Columbia Pike Blues Festival this year was Tennessee-based, Serbian-born blues guitar slinger, Ana Popovic. Other performers included Memphis Gold, Steve Williams and the Spectacles, Duffy Kane, and Billy Thompson.

Gorgeous weather, happy crowd, soulful music.


Thanks to Takis Karantonis and the whole CPRO staff for their help, and for staging this community event.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf