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Open Houses in Arlington This Weekend

by ARLnow.com | May 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 1,093 views | No Comments

Give Mom the perfect give this Mother’s Day — her dream home. Check out these open houses in Arlington this weekend.

See our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are a few highlights:

4829 28th Street South4829 28th Street South
2 BD | 2 BA condominium
Michael Korin, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Listed: $409,900
Open: Sunday, May 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

3239-9th-st3239 9th Street S.
3 BD | 2 BA single family detached
Michael Webb, Re/max Allegiance
Listed: $449,000
Open: Sunday, May 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

6027 22nd Road North6027 22nd Road North
4 BD | 2 Full BA, 1 Half BA single family detached
Heather Carlson, Re/max Allegiance
Listed: $725,000
Open: Sunday, May 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

432-nelson-st432 Nelson Street North
3 BD | 3 BA single family detached
Ronald Cathell, Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $965,000
Open: Sunday, May 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

887 Kensington Street North887 Kensington Street North
5 BD | 4 Full BA, 1 Half BA single family detached
Marty Merriam, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Listed: $1,225,000
Open: Sunday, May 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Hockey Coach Accused of Stealing Credit Cards at Kettler

by ARLnow.com | May 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm | No Comments

Barry FigA youth hockey coach has been charged with stealing credit cards from Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Rd) in Ballston.

Police say the suspect, Barry Fig, stole credit cards from equipment bags left unattended in unlocked locker rooms at Kettler. The bags belonged to recreational hockey players who were in the midst of games at the time of the thefts, police said.

“Barry Fig was captured on video at Kettler Capitals Ice Plex, walking around carrying an equipment bag and hockey stick,” said an Arlington County Police press release. “He entered unattended and unlocked locker rooms and would steal items from equipment bags.”

Fig later used the credit cards at retail stores, according to police. He was arrested in March and charged with five counts of felony credit card theft. He faces similar charges in Fairfax County.

Arlington County detectives are now seeking additional victims in the case.

“Information revealed in the investigation indicates that there are potentially other victims or persons with information regarding this subject,” police said in a press release. “Anyone who has information about this suspect is asked to call Detective James Stone at 703.228.4245 or email Jstone@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477). ”

Public records indicate that Fig is 34 years old and lives in Montgomery County. He has coached a youth hockey team in Maryland and a private high school team in the District, according to news articles and an archived social media profile.

Prince Harry Pays Respects at Arlington National Cemetery

by ARLnow.com | May 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 1,687 views | No Comments

Britain’s Prince Harry paid his respects to fallen U.S. servicemembers at Arlington National Cemetery this morning.

The prince, who served as a British Army helicopter pilot in Afghanistan, took a solemn tour of Section 60, the final resting place of many American military personnel who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. He then laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in a full honors ceremony, before a large crowd of tourists and journalists.

Harry, who’s third in line to the British throne, also left a wreath in Section 60, with a handwritten note that read: “To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom.” It was signed “Captain Harry Wales.”

The visit to the cemetery will be followed by a trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to visit wounded veterans. Harry will then continue his week-long visit to the United States, with stops in Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Additional photos from Prince Harry’s visit to Arlington National Cemetery can be found here.

Photos via C-SPAN, Arlington National Cemetery

Your Cheesemonger: Soft Ripened Cheeses

by ARLnow.com | May 10, 2013 at 11:00 am | 534 views | No Comments

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Editor’s Note: This sponsored column is written by Katie Carter, cheesemonger at Arrowine (4508 Lee Highway)

Spring is here and it’s a perfect time to enjoy supple, soft ripened cheeses. Also known as “bloomy rind”, this family of cheese is characterized by their soft texture and white rind. These cheeses are easy to enjoy and a perfect introduction into the world of cheese. The most famous of this style is Brie, a French cheese that is copied everywhere. Though production dates back to the eighth century, makers of traditional Brie were slow to designate (a form of copyright) the cheese and the name Brie can be used by cheesemakers anywhere.

Meaux_619x619Unfortunately, Americans cannot enjoy the authentic Brie de Meaux or Brie de Melun here in the States, but makers of the real cheese usually make a pasteurized version for export. (Our laws say that raw milk cheeses must be aged for at least 60 days before sale and Brie is younger.) Cheese producer Rouzaire makes an excellent “Fromage de Meaux” and sometimes fabulous “Brie Fermier” arrives in the States. The flavors of these cheeses are creamy, mushroomy (due to the penicilium candidum rind), and the best have a distinct broccoli quality.

Do not limit yourself to Brie! There are hundreds of other excellent soft ripened cheeses. For a luscious treat, explore the world of cream-enriched cheese. Usually made with cow’s milk, these cheeses are sinfully delicious. A snowy white bloom (we can thank the French for coming up with the term “bloom” which refers to the growing fungus) encases a very soft and spreadable interior. The flavors can range from mild and buttery to farmy and more acidic. Look for Brillat Savarin, Pierre Robert, or Fromager D’Affinois. Pair these with a dry, white sparkling wine, such as Champagne or Prosecco.

Some of the best soft ripened cheeses are made from goat’s milk or a combination of milks. I am especially partial to the classic Loire Valley goat’s milk cheeses. Valancay, St. Maure, and Chabichou du Poitou are wonderful examples. Their rinds are a bit different from the Bries and double/triple cremes cheeses. Instead of the thick white penicillium candidum mold, these rinds are a fungus called geotrichum candidum. This rind is thinner and very wrinkly, resulting in a brainy appearance. They often have a layer of vegetable ash beneath the rind, which helps control acidity.

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One Arrested After Stabbing in Buckingham

by ARLnow.com | May 10, 2013 at 9:50 am | 2,354 views | No Comments

Arlington County police carA man suffered a serious but non-life threatening injury this morning when he was stabbed in the Buckingham neighborhood.

The incident happened just before 7:00 a.m.

Police say the victim had been drinking all night and was making noise outside of a garden-style apartment building on the 4200 block of 2nd Road N. An angry resident came out and confronted the man about the noise, and a verbal altercation ensued, according to Arlington County Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

During the argument, the resident pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the left torso, below the armpit, Sternbeck said.

The victim was transported to George Washington University Hospital and is expected to be okay. The suspect is in custody and is being interviewed by police.

Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com | May 10, 2013 at 8:45 am | 1,312 views | No Comments

Rainbow over Pentagon Row by Martin Humm

Prince Harry Visits Arlington Nat’l Cemetery – Britain’s Prince Harry is visiting Arlington National Cemetery this morning as part of his two-day visit to the Washington area. The prince is expected to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and to visit the burial area for military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. [NBC Washington]

Now Official: Whole Foods to Pentagon City — Whole Foods has made it official and signed a deal with Vornado to open a 37,000 square foot store in on the ground floor of a planned 700-unit apartment building in Pentagon City. The store will be the company’s second in Arlington, and is expected to open in 2017. [Washington Business Journal]

Wieners Added to Testicle Festival – The Fairfax County-based Top Dog food truck has been recruited to serve hot dogs at next weekend’s Montana State Society Testicle Festival in Virginia Square. Jed Link, an organizer of the event, called the combination of Rocky Mountain Oysters and hot dogs “a culinary reunion that’s guaranteed to entertain.”

Flickr pool photo by Martin Humm

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