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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com — January 25, 2013 at 9:40 am 694 21 Comments

An ice resurfacer at the Pentagon Row ice rink

School Enrollment Surging – Enrollment in Arlington Public Schools is now projected to increase from 22,657 pre-K to 12th grade students today to 30,777 students by the 2023-24 school year. The projections suggest that enrollment will near 27,000 by the 2017-18 school year, breaking the previous record for APS enrollment. [Sun Gazette]

Ukrainian Mayor Presents Library With Sculpture – Viktor Anushkevychus, the mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk, Arlington’s sister city in Ukraine, presented Arlington Central Library with a metal sculpture of a tree yesterday. [Arlington Public Library]

Libby Garvey Looking for New Assistant — Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey is seeking a new aide in the County Board office, after her previous aide left for a new position in the county. “If you know of anyone who might be interested in the position, please encourage them to check out the announcement and apply,” she said in a recent email to supporters. The full-time job pays between $39,062 and $63,523, plus benefits. [Arlington County]

Model Bootcamp Coming to Pentagon City — A “bootcamp” for wanna-be models is coming to the Pentagon City mall on Saturday. From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm, the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will host a promotional event for “The Face,” a new modeling competition show on the Oxygen network. Participants will be put through a “casting session” that will include a short photo shoot; in the end, they’ll be emailed an animated GIF of photos from the shoot. [Oxygen]

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  • Pikupandropov

    In Ukraine, tree sculpt YOU.

    • Buckingham Bandit

      That joke would have been funny in the Cold War, but right now Gazprom and pro-Kremlin Russians living in the Crimea are probably the biggest reason why Ukraine remains attached to Moscow. Hell, there was even talk of them joining NATO a few years back.

  • BlackHeart

    I always wondered what was back in that park.

  • YTK

    COOL Zamboni! Will they be posing the boot camp model-wanna be’s on that?

    • Zamoni Corp.

      The pictured machine is an “ice resurfacer” as indicated by the mouseover caption. Cease and desist from using Zamboni™ to describe a product not licensed by Zamboni Corp. or its subsidiaries.

      • YTK

        Well, that’s making me hungry. How about Hamboni???

        • Hamboni Enterprises

          Hamboni™ and the tagline “How About a Honkin’ Good Hamboni Sandwich!!!!”™ are registered trademarks of Hamboni Enterprises, Inc. You are not authorized to use these trademarked properties, and are requested to cease by our legal staff.

          • tce

            Let me ‘google’ that and if I find anything I’ll ‘xerox’ it after I take an ‘asprin’ for my headache.

          • Ginormous World Conglomeration

            As the owners of everything, including Google, Xerox and every brand of aspirin, Ginormous World Conglomeration demands that you do no such thing, or we’ll make sure you are fired because we own your employer too. In fact, we own you.

          • YTK

            Well then, HAAHGHS to you too!!! Your legal staff paid for my lunch, BTW. I wondered how they could afford it….They said to tell you to look at your paycheck next week.

        • nom de guerre

          Speaking of ham, Sam’s Food Truck is featuring thinly sliced cappicola, sopressata and proscuitini with aged provolone cheese on a crusty artisan baguette with lettuce, tomato, red onions, hot and sweet peppers and a zesty Italian vinaigrette. Only while supplies last and only until it starts snowing.

    • Chet

      What’s so cool about it? It’s plain and gray – I’ve seen far better ones at hockey games… The one in the picture is like the rental skis of Zamboni machines.

      • dezlboy

        @Chet. Agreed. Zamboni invented the (modern day) ice resurfacing machine. If it’s not a Zamboni it’s a poor imitation. Long live the Zamboni!

  • Deadite

    Wasn’t there an article on here a few weeks ago about how the county expects population to decrease in coming years? Now they’re predicting a 35% increase in student enrollment? Which is it, guys?

    • C-quest stration

      Depends if you’re axing the local real estate mafia or not.

    • Eric

      The county predicts that population will continue to increase. An academic study by a professor at a university, working on a report for Richmond, predicted that it would fall.

      • Deadite

        Ah yes, you’re right, I remember now. Man, that professor must never have visited Arlington and seen the monstrous high rises going up on every other block.

        • WeiQiang

          the high rises going up now are poseurs. you haven’t seen anything, yet. wait until the owners of the River House Apartments want to redevelop all that land along S Joyce across from Pent Row. the land could add double or triple its density (more and higher buildings) and still not look congested. actually, i think this is why the local neighborhood associations are fighting Pen Place … they may be girding for the fight over River House in 5 or 10 years over bulding height and traffic. the upside potential (rental and tax revenues) for that land is crazy huge.

          • Deadite

            If they’re more scared of a River House development, maybe they ought to let the Pen Place thing go through.

  • DCBuff

    Good thing we’ve gotten a metal tree. With all the teardowns/McMansions taking out the remaining tree canopy (see article earlier in week re corner of Wash Blvd and Geo Mason), it will be the only reminder left. That, or driving to Prince Wm.

  • goatse

    So why did Libby’s aide leave for another position?

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