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.