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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com — April 12, 2012 at 8:56 am 1,784 19 Comments

Arlington Valor Awards Held — The Arlington Chamber of Commerce held its annual Valor Awards presentation yesterday. More than a dozen personnel from the Arlington County Fire Department, Police Department, Sheriff’s Office and Office of Emergency Management received awards. The event was emceed by ABC7 morning news anchor Steve Chenevey. [Arlington Chamber of Commerce]

Sixteen Interested in School Board Seat — A total of 16 people have filed statements of interest for the School Board seat vacated by now-County Board member Libby Garvey. Among those seeking the nine month appointment are former state Senate candidate Jaime Areizaga-Soto. [Sun Gazette]

Yorktown Student Wins Optimist Essay Contest — Alina Kramer, a senior at Yorktown High School, has won the Capital/Virginia District Optimist Essay contest. Kramer will receive a $2,500 scholarship for her essay, which was based on the theme of “How My Positive Outlook Benefits the Community.” It was the first time in more than 10 years that a student from the Arlington Optimist Club won the essay contest.

New Car-Free Diet Show Episode — The fourth installment of Arlington County’s Car-Free Diet Show has been released. The episode features an interview with Chris Eatough, program manager for Bike Arlington and former professional mountain bike racer, as well as safety tips for avoiding being hit with car doors. [YouTube]

  • Funny guy

    I think he’s a funny guy, car-free Matt. Good for him to be goofy and funny and still have a message. :) A fun way to start the morning… (heads up whoever complained about so much negativity in ARLnow articles…maybe you need to look for the good ones, they’re here).

    • http://purple.purple.com/purple.html PUP

      you’re a funny guy.

  • DarkHeart

    CFDS needs more Dana. Was there her in yesterday’s morning pic?

    • Josh S

      Poor guy. He’s so consumed with lust he can’t even form a coherent sentence.

      • DarkHeart

        Fair point.

  • novasteve

    Have the car free diet guys ever spoke on the issue of how not having a car impacts heterosexual males in their relations with women?

    • His gf is hot

      Doesn’t seem to be killing him. His gf is pretty hot.

    • http://purple.purple.com/purple.html PUP

      such a hater.

    • BigErn

      I don’t know, have you ever spoke about how smelling like a dive-bar ashtray impacts heterosexual males in their relations with women?

      • Tabs

        You forgot dive-bar ashtray/four indoor cats using litter tray

    • DarkHeart

      Kinda hard to makeout on a bike, even with a kickstand.

    • Tabs

      “ever spoke”?

      “relations”?

  • Dr_Klahn

    Is there a Pessimist Essay contest? Eh, I probably wouldn’t win…

    • Dan

      +1

    • Ren

      “Please, oh, please, oh please, o,h,please, tell me tax dollars aren’t paying for the CFDS. I know they are, I know I’m going to be told they are. I just know it.”

      At 34 words, I wish I could say I’ve got the Pessimist Essay in the bag…and was well on my way to taking the Pessimist Haiku. But I have a really bad feeling about how the edits are going to go.

  • Archerrules

    Soto again?! I thought the county spoke about how they feel about him. Well I guess any position of power will do for the guy.

  • CharlesDeMar

    Tip for avoiding being hit with car doors: Go down the street really fast…if something gets in your way – turn!

    • JohnB2

      Two dollars!

    • Car-Free Todd

      Can we rename Wilson Blvd to The K-12? Free nasal spray for all those who bike it!

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