Certain neighborhood block parties and parades are exempted from regulation now.
The Arlington County Board has approved a new special events management policy that changes how farmers markets are regulated and excludes neighborhood block parties and parades from the permitting process. Event organizers and county staff developed the policy following two community meetings and an online survey, according to a news release. Major changes include: The Arlington County Board unanimously approved the new rules at its meeting Saturday with no discussion. For more information, call Arlington County at 703-228-1876 or email email@example.com.
But for those receiving aid, the question is how to cook it.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Caitlin Ochs
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Throughout the greater Washington metropolitan region, progressive community members, local farmers, government grants and food banks are making fresh produce more accessible than ever before to those depending on food aid and federal nutrition assistance programs. In Virginia, the Arlington Food Assistance Center started a "Plot Against Hunger" campaign, which calls on local gardeners, farmers and schools to donate part of what they grow to the food bank, and last year collected over 175,000 pounds of produce. In Gaithersburg, the Manna Food Center started a farm-to-food bank program with a dozen local farms that in two years brought 100,000 pounds of produce from local fields to Manna's food aid boxes. In Takoma Park, the Crossroads and …