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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com — May 4, 2012 at 8:40 am 824 5 Comments

Obama to Visit W-L Today — President Obama will be making a lunchtime visit to Washington-Lee High School today. Expect heightened security in the area.

Bus Stop Improvements — The County has been making improvements to certain bus stops around Arlington. One recent stop to get a makeover — complete with a shelter and a Capital Bikeshare station — is at 15th and Hayes Streets in Pentagon City. [Arlington Transit]

GMU Green Patriot Award — George Mason University has issued its first annual ‘Green Patriot’ environmental award. The honor was given to Martin Ogle, the chief naturalist at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, who is retiring this month after 27 years with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. [Sun Gazette]

Federal Agency Offers Zombie Classes — In an apparent attempt to bring some levity to federal bureaucracy, classes on how to be a zombie are being offered at the Arlington offices of the Fish and Wildlife Service. [Washington Post]

  • Kermit

    I should be a shoe-in for that award.

    • drax

      Or even a shoo-in.

      • Cobbler’s Local 501

        I like the first way better.

  • Hikin’ the Pike

    That bus stop only serves one bus. In all my years of running by it, I’ve never actually seen anyone waiting at that stop.

    • WeiQiang

      If you drive/walk/fly by that bus stop during the hours when commuting custodial workers and/or restaurant workers are either commuting between jobs [maybe 4-6] or heading home for the evening after work [after 9], you’d see clusters of MetroBus riders at that bus stop. I’ve lived in there for 9 years and often see riders.

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