Jewish families across Arlington are sitting down for the ritual feast of the First Seder, in observance of the Passover holiday. Arlington’s Congregation Etz Hayim, which is holding morning Passover services through next Tuesdsay, has a Passover guide for the observant or the curious.
Although Passover is primarily a Jewish holiday, non-Jews occasionally join in on the Seder. Across the Potomac tonight, President Obama and the first family will celebrate Passover with top aides and invited guests.
On this cool and rainy Monday, we wanted to take the time to thank the more than 100 photographers who have joined our Flickr pool.
If you haven’t already, head over to Flickr and check out the nearly 500 photos that have been added to the pool so far. You’ll see great examples of photographers who were able to show Arlington in a whole new light.
Expect to see poolers’ work highlighted more often, as stories allow.
Pool photo courtesy of Karon.
Which new Nationals star has signed a lease for the penthouse apartment in a swanky new Crystal City apartment building?
Friends of the Planetarium members Carolyn Lange and Raphael Perrino have created a new flyer for the Save the Planetarium campaign. The flyer is being distributed in local grocery stores, libraries and other locations in Arlington.
The flyer states that the planetarium is visited by more than 20,000 people per year. It prompts supporters to sign an online petition.
Meanwhile, the Save the Arlington VA Planetarium Facebook page has reached 2,640 members.
State May Force Arlington To Cough Up $1.5 Million — Arlington County, already raising taxes and cutting services due to a multi-million dollar budget deficit, may be forced to send $1.5 million to the state in the form of cash or reductions in state-funded programs. Virginia lawmakers are forcing localities to make the payments to plug the state’s own budget gap, according to the Washington Examiner.
Arlington Man Found Dead in D.C. — Arlington resident Isidoro Flores, 44, was found shot to death in northeast Washington early Saturday morning. His body was found near a tractor-trailer with an open passenger door, reports ABC7.
Bishop O’Connell Star Named to Third All-American Team — Bishop O’Connell senior point guard and North Carolina recruit Kendall Marshall will be named to the Parade All-America team in the magazine’s April 4 issue, according to the Virginian-Pilot. He has previously been named to the McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American teams. Marshall, who helped the private Arlington high school capture the Virginia Independent Schools boys basketball championship, was also just named VIS Division I Player of the Year.