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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com — June 29, 2012 at 9:44 am 2,465 22 Comments

Bishop O’Connell Grad Selected in NBA Draft — Bishop O’Connell High School standout Kendall Marshall has been drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA Draft. Marshall, a point guard, is being touted as a possible replacement to Steve Nash. [Washington Post, Bleacher Report]

Citizens Ask for Farmhouse Restoration – A group of residents is urging the Arlington County Board to spend some $1 million to restore the county-owned Reevesland farmhouse and convert it into a nature and sustainability learning center. At the moment, the county is attempting to find a commercial tenant to foot the bill for the pricey restoration. [Sun Gazette]

Closures for Parade This Weekend — Parts of Shirlington Road, Four Mile Run Drive and S. Walter Reed Drive will be closed Saturday afternoon to make way for the “Agrobol Parade.” [Arlington County Police Department]

Library Honored for Environmental Innovation — Arlington Public Library has been named the Urban Libraries Council’s 2012 “Top Innovator for Sustainability.” [Library Blog]

AIM Awarded for ‘Overall Excellence’ — Arlington Independent Media has received an award for “Overall Excellence in Public Access” in the 2012 Hometown Media Competition. AIM won in the category for public access stations with budgets over $650,000. It’s the eighth time AIM has won the award since 1990. “Overall Excellence” award recipients in other categories included two local operations: Fairfax County Government Channel 16 and Montgomery Community Media. [Alliance for Community Media]

Flickr pool photo by Philliefan99

  • Jacob

    This barn restoration thing is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

    • malaka

      Dairisphere!

    • bobco85

      It’s not a barn. It’s a farmhouse.

      • WeiQiang

        Waltonsphere ??

        • drax

          Reevesphere?

    • drax

      Why?

    • The Bible

      Jesus was born in a barn.

  • kc

    That is a spectacular picture.

  • JnA

    Since their request doesn’t include a proposal for ‘mixed use recreation’ it’s doubtful they will receive funding. Besides, County will be tapped out after funding the aquatic center where it’s not (apparently) looking for commercial interests to help foot the bill.

  • CrystalMikey

    Congrats to Kendall!

    • Tarheel In DC

      Damn, I hate to see him leave, but great for him nonetheless.

  • Opie

    BS on the Reevesland stuff. The kids at the DC middle school down the street from my office set up learning gardens on parts of their playfield, around the edges where they removed some trees. Students can learn at school rather than being trucked over to Bluemont. It can me part of the school budget.

  • YTK

    A big YES for the restoration and nature center– ANYTHING to create a haven from the traffic and air pollution that has filthied up this place called Arlington that once DID have clean air;

  • Scott

    What is the Agrobol Parade?

  • Boliviano

    A parade in the tradition of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, will be held on Saturday, June 30 from noon to 3 p.m., featuring about 15 different groups of dancers and beauty-pageant contestants.

    The event will start at the corner of Shirlington Road and South Four Mile Run Drive, then continue on Four Mile Run and finish at South Walter Reed Drive.

    The event is sponsored by AGROBOL, a local non-profit organization focusing on Bolivian heritage. There is no charge.

    • CW

      Does anyone know what that humongous festival that gets thrown once a year on a Saturday in the summer in Oakland Park is? It appears to be Salvadoran, and it is alway ridiculously busy. I’ve tried to look it up before with no luck.

  • Clarendon

    I had heard that either some or all of the strip of buildings from where Comcast is to the “Good Food” co. in Clarendon were once a dairy. Does anyone have info on that ?

    • Cow

      eat mor chikn

      • Chicken

        Bite me.

        • John K.

          With pleasure. I’ve got the mumble sauce!

          • Chicken

            Ouch.

  • DarkHeart

    Anyone else having trouble with the Gazette link?

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