An Arlington woman is facing federal charges for allegedly impersonating an FBI agent.
Authorities say Brenna Reilly, 29, told neighbors in her Arlington apartment building that she was the director of the FBI’s Forensic Division. She even convinced a neighbor to quit his job and serve as her assistant, according to court documents.
Reilly was arrested earlier this month. Arlington County police assisted with the arrest.
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It’s almost here. The long-awaited Northside Social coffee and wine bar, located in the former Murky Coffee building in Clarendon, will open its doors for the first time, hopefully, either Thursday or Friday, although the opening may be pushed back until next week.
Management had initially hoped to open up earlier in the week but they’re facing one last regulatory hurdle, according to co-owner Stephen Fedorchak.
Photo from Northside Social/Facebook.com.
Cross-posted from the blog Every Food Fits.
People can’t get enough of the pineapple/basil sorbet? I thought that Cristian Velasco, co-owner of Boccato Gelato in Clarendon, was pulling my leg. “It’s insanely good! It explodes with a pineapple flavor.”
Sitting on a bench outside of 2719 Wilson Blvd., traffic flying by, Velasco animatedly rattled off other flavor combinations. “Elvis Pelvis gelato is made with peanut butter and bananas. A little raspberry sauce on top makes it taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.” Minty Girl Scout gelato is made with Thin Mint cookies. And Boccato’s most thrilling flavor of all, XXX, is an almost “sexual experience” with five kinds of chocolate, almonds and nougat.
It sounds sinful – for more than a couple of reasons – but many of Velasco’s products, the sorbet in particular, are fat-free. His gelato is made with milk and other fresh ingredients, such as chocolate and fruit. The sorbet is made with water, fresh fruit and fruit pulp. For the health benefits associated with antioxidants, Velasco is using more fruits like pomegranate and will soon introduce acai berry.
If you see Liz Murphy at a local trivia night, you might as well head for the exits. The Arlington resident has made five television appearances as a contestant on Jeopardy, and has $121,302 in winnings to show for it. Now, she has returned to Los Angeles for the taping of the 2010 Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, set to air in May.
Murphy, a foreign service officer and self-described “bookworm,” has spent the past several weeks studying topics like art, literature, geography and history during her lunch break and during her daily commute.
The 31-year-old Scranton, Pa. native is a repeat customer at the Arlington Public Library. At one point, in the time leading up to her appearances last year, Murphy recalls having 24 books out at one time.
According to her hometown newspaper, Murphy used the prize money from her first appearances for trips to Europe and for a new laptop, which she’s using to write a detective novel.
Murphy will face 14 returning winners during the Tournament of Champions. The top prize is $250,000 cash.
The first installment of the two-week tournament will air at 7:30 p.m. on May 10 on WJLA (Channel 7).
Photo courtesy “Jeopardy!” Productions, Inc.
Marymount University students cleaned up Rock Spring Park on Sunday in remembrance of classmates who have died in recent years. Twenty students, Rock Spring Garden Club members and other volunteers spread mulch, pulled weeds and gathered dead leaves and branches as part of the fifth annual Marymount Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Day was established in 2006 in honor of Tara Howard, a Marymount freshman who was tragically killed in a car accident in Baltimore. Howard’s parents, Bill and Linda, were on hand to help out with the beautification.
The clean-up was also dedicated to Marymount students Adam Dowell, Mateo Rios and Maggie Dibble. Dowell and Rios were also killed in car accidents.
“We are always so grateful to you for all your wonderful help,” garden club member Margaret Clarkson told the students.
Photos courtesy Victoria Motsay.
Easter is traditionally a busy time for baptisms and initiations in the Catholic church. Thousands of conversions take place around the beginning of spring, a symbolic sign of Easter blessings, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
There are 428,417 registered Catholics in the Arlington diocese, which encompasses 21 northern Virginia counties.
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The District’s emergency communications system went down Monday night, prompting Arlington to allow D.C. radio traffic on some of the county’s channels.
ARLnow.com heard D.C. paramedics being dispatched on a fire department administrative channel. Among the calls broadcast on Arlington frequencies was a report of a stabbing in northeast Washington.
The cross-jurisdiction transmissions have since stopped.
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