You may have noticed it on the menu bar already, but if not, here’s the official announcement. We’ve rolled out a new feature, the Arlington Events Calendar.
Events — from middle school musicals to county budget hearings to bar crawls — will be added continuously. We’re hoping to make this the most comprehensive source for things to do in Arlington. But it could be even better with your help.
Do you know of something cool going on around town? Submit it.
Are you a business owner who would like to add to the calendar directly? Email arlingtonnews [at] gmail [dot] com for a login.
It’s officially Girl Scout cookie time. Cookies will be on sale outside the following Metro stations from 3:00 to 7:00 tonight.
- Ballston Metro (Troop 2448)
- Courthouse Metro (Troop 3994)
- Crystal City Metro (Troop 3450)
- East Falls Church Metro (Troop 1245)
- Pentagon City Metro (Troop 486)
- Virginia Square/GMU Metro (Troop 5221)
More locations around Arlington can be found here.
Rob Yonick is sick and tired of people stealing his Canadian flag from outside his Yorktown home. He doesn’t know who’s doing it, he doesn’t know why they’re doing it, but he wants it to stop.
Despite the thefts, Yonick says l’Unifolié will still be proudly displayed for all to see this weekend, in time for the epic U.S.-Canada Olympic hockey matchup on Sunday.
“I’m going to put a flag in the window,” he said defiantly, adding that “there’s no doubt” Canada, backed by Pittsburgh Penguins star and Nova Scotia native Sidney Crosby, will defeat the American team.
Yonick, a stout Canadian Embassy employee, first had his beloved Maple Leaf stolen this past Columbus Day. He chalked it up to misplaced patriotic fervor.
Undeterred, Yonick bought two new flags — a Canadian flag and an American flag — and bolted each flag to a column outside his stately N. Columbus St. house.
Earlier this week, the American flag disappeared, leaving only a bare, mangled flagpole. Then at some point on Thursday, the Canadian flag vanished, flagpole and all, leaving Yonick flummoxed.
“I don’t know if it’s kids playing a prank, or someone who doesn’t like Canada,” he said. After writing about it on Facebook, a friend suggested the Olympics might have something to do with it, a theory Yonick says is possible but unlikely.