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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com — October 18, 2012 at 9:00 am 2,268 26 Comments

Career Fair Coming Next Week — Registration is now open for the second annual Arlington Employment Center Fall Career Fair. The career fair will allow job hunters to “meet with over 50 area top employers with jobs in IT, administration, education, construction, banking, retail, healthcare, transportation and more.” It will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at George Mason University’s Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive). Registration is free. [Arlington County]

Liberty Tavern Makes Fall Dining Guide — Clarendon’s Liberty Tavern is the sole Arlington entrant on food critic Tom Sietsema’s 2012 Fall Dining Guide. The guide lists 40 of Sietsema’s favorite restaurants around the region. [Washington Post]

Elevation Burger Still ExpandingArlington-based Elevation Burger is celebrating the opening of its 30th store. The burger chain’s main corporate office is located in Ballston and an Elevation Burger restaurant is located at 2447 N. Harrison Street, in the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center. [Restaurant News]

Flickr pool photo by Mark C. White

  • http://purple.com/purple.html Major Pup McPuppo

    i know that guy… been chasing him around the woods for awhile now… fast lil’ booger

  • CrystalMikey

    Nice pic!

    • http://www.arlnow.com Lauren

      Love that photo! Thanks.

  • PumpkinMuncher

    Little buggers love to deface jack o’lanterns. Any truth to the tabasco sauce deterrent?

    • Tre

      Nutty was chewing up everything in my shed, so I used this home depot critter spray (smells a bit like pepper spray) and it just made Nutty even angrier. There is no defeating them.

      • Tabby_TwoTone

        I carved an Obama jack-o-lantern four years ago and they ate his face.

    • Malaka

      Nope Arlington Squirrels like ‘em spicy!

      • WeiQiang

        Are Arlington Squirrels here legally?

        • Malaka

          Probably not – I suspect they came here illegally and this accounts for the recent sightings of coyotes.

          • WeiQiang

            *bam*

        • Ballston

          The black squirrels are from Canada in 1902. I believe that after fleeing the zoo grounds many of them had anchor pups so they couldn’t be deported.

  • BoredHouseWife

    I had heard that wd-40 deters them.

    • nom de guerre

      And peanut butter mixed with baking soda sends them to squirrel heaven.

  • Josh S

    What makes that guy “evil?” Seems like a regular squirrel, minding his own business, chewing on an acorn.

    • Hank

      He has a murderous look in his eyes. Besides, that’s not an acorn, that’s a human ball.

      • WeiQiang

        He’s just having a breakfast knosh and you’re harshing his nuts, bro’. Do the d’bags ever sleep? /parody

      • EddieJordan

        You gotta harvest your nuts!

  • Garden City

    All squirrels are evil and if it wasn’t illegal to discharge a firearm within county boundaries…..

    • DCBuff

      No kidding. (squirrel scampers by as I’m typing this, taunting me)

      • Garden City

        I’ll bet he stopped to munch on/dig into your pansies on the way by.

  • Sherriff Gonna Getcha

    Guess Washington Post has noticed the decline at Eventide also. Surprised to not see RTS on there tho.

    • CW

      Sietsema jumped off the Eventide ship about a year or so ago.

    • Mc

      Sad Arlington restaurants don’t rate better. Big disconnect with our status as having highest per capita income.

  • Arlington cat

    Any photos of Arlington skunks? Oh wait, nevermind…….

  • OldYeller

    Hey, where’d he get an Elevation burger at 9am?

  • Tabby_TwoTone

    You know what that squirrel is saying?

    I’m getting as fat and furry as possible, bro’, because this winter will be a doozy.

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