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by ARLnow.com — March 21, 2014 at 9:05 am 3,045 0

Inside Ben's Chili Bowl (Flickr pool photo by Christaki)

School Board Nixes Controversial Proposed Cuts — The Arlington School Board on Thursday took three key cuts proposed by superintendent Patrick Murphy off the table. The nixed proposals are: combining the Langston-Brown High School Continuation Program with Arlington Mill High School, reducing day classes offered to students over the age of 22, and eliminating elementary school library aides. The cuts would have saved at least $2.7 million. The Board is also “asking for more information about” a proposal that would outfit every second and sixth grader with an iPad or Chromebook at a reported annual cost of $200,000. [InsideNoVa]

WHS Video for Happiness Day — The Wakefield Asian Club at Wakefield High School created a musical video from Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” in honor of International Day of Happiness on Thursday. [YouTube]

Girl Scout Troop Orders Too Many Cookies — A new Girl Scout troop from Arlington’s Nottingham Elementary School misread an order form and accidentally ordered 12 times as many cases of Girl Scout cookies to sell as intended. Luckily, other local Girl Scout troops rallied and helped the troop sell the 1,440 excess boxes of Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, etc. [Washington Post]

Bennington Apartments Sell for $101.1 Million — The Bennington apartment building at 1201 S. Eads Street in Pentagon City has traded hands for $101.1 million. The 348-unit building was purchased by New York-based Pantzer Properties, which plans to rebrand the building as “The Point at Pentagon City.” [Washington Business Journal]

SPRC to Meet on Key Blvd Apartment Plan — The county’s Site Plan Review Committee will meet Monday to discuss a plan to demolish and redevelop the Key Boulevard Apartments near Rosslyn. The group Preservation Arlington has expressed concern about the proposal. “Built in 1943, Key Boulevard Apartments are a nearly perfect garden apartment complex with all the right details and scaling,” the group wrote on its blog. [Preservation Arlington]

Road Closures for Nottingham 5K – Several streets will be closed Saturday morning for the Nottingham Elementary 5K race. The closures will be in place on parts of Williamsburg Blvd, Little Falls Road and N. Ohio Street from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. [Arlington County]

Flickr pool photo by Christaki

by Ethan Rothstein — March 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm 1,565 0

girl-scout-cookiesThe season of sweets sold by scouts in sashes in upon us.

From now until March 23, Girl Scouts will be set up all over the county selling boxes of cookies. Tomorrow (Thursday), the Girl Scouts will be conducting a special cookie blitz in Rosslyn.

From noon to 3:00 p.m., they will be stationed in the lobbies of office buildings at 1555 Wilson Blvd and 1611 N. Kent Street. From 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., they will be at Piola Restaurant (1550 Wilson Blvd), Rosslyn Overlook (1616 N. Fort Myer Drive), and the Waterview office building (1919 N. Lynn Street). From 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., they’ll be in the Rosslyn Business Improvement District office at 1911 N. Fort Myer Drive.

The Girl Scouts have a cookie locator for specific dates and times of public cookie sales. Some of the locations at which to find cookie sales around Arlington are listed below.

  • Rosslyn Metro Station (1850 N. Moore Street)
  • Courthouse Metro Station (2100 Wilson Blvd)
  • Ballston Metro Station (901 N. Stuart Street)
  • Pentagon City Metro Station (1200 S. Hayes Street)
  • Crystal City Metro Station (1750 S. Clark Street)
  • East Falls Church Metro Station (2001 N. Sycamore Street)
  • H&R Block (4238 Wilson Blvd)
  • Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
  • Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd)
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd)
  • Giant Food (3115 Lee Highway)
  • Giant Food (3450 Washington Blvd)
  • Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
  • H&R Block (2111 Wilson Blvd)
  • H&R Block (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
  • Market Common Clarendon (2700 Clarendon Blvd)
  • Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd)
  • Safeway (1525 Wilson Blvd)
  • Pentagon Centre (1201 S. Hayes Street)
  • H&R Block (1235 S. Clark Street)
  • Giant Food (2501 9th Road S.)
  • H&R Block (2067 Columbia Pike)
  • Greenbrier Baptist Church (5401 7th Road S.)
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church (1601 13th Road S.)
  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church (3500 19th Street S.)
  • Giant Food (2901 S. Glebe Road)
  • Marymount University Lee Center (2807 N. Glebe Road)
  • Safeway (2500 N. Harrison Street)
  • Safeway (3717 Lee Highway)

by ARLnow.com — February 22, 2013 at 9:20 am 972 20 Comments

Winter sky as seen from the Air Force Memorial (photo by Wolfkann)

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Start Tonight — As a reminder, Girl Scout Cookie booth sales start at 3:00 today in Arlington. The first day of booth sales might be a bit soggy, as a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain is expected to start early this afternoon.

School Boundary Petition Started — A petition asking for various changes to the Arlington Public Schools boundary review process has collected more than 75 signatures. [iPetitions]

AP Scores Edge Up for APS Students — The average Advanced Placement exam score for Arlington Public Schools students edged up from 2.88 in 2011 to 2.89 last year. In 2010, however, the average for APS was 3.08. The national average is 2.83, on a 1 to 5 scale. [Sun Gazette]

DJO, Marymount Sign Baseball Agreement — Bishop O’Connell High School and Marymount University have finalized a joint use agreement for the high school’s new baseball field. “The future of Catholic education depends on strong partnerships between our high schools and universities,” said outgoing Bishop O’Connell President Kathleen Prebble. [Arlington Catholic Herald]

Arlington Homes For <$500k –A real estate blog has found 15 “starter homes” under $500,000 on the market in Arlington. “All of the properties… come with at least one parking space,” writes Amy Rose Dobson of Curbed. “Most of them have just entered the market within the past week and will probably move fast.” [Curbed]

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by ARLnow.com — February 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm 2,037 43 Comments

Girl Scout Cookies 2012 (screen grab via http://littlebrowniebakers.com)

Booth sales of Girl Scout cookies will get underway in Arlington later this week.

Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and other cookies will be available for sale at Metro stations, stores, shopping centers, apartment buildings and elsewhere starting on Friday.

The booth sale locations for this coming weekend can be found below. A full listing of daily locations for local booth sales through end end of March can be found on the Little Brownie Bakers website.

  • Crystal City Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Pentagon City Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Courthouse Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Ballston Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • East Falls Church Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Pentagon Centre shopping center (1201 S. Hayes Street)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Giant store (2501 9th Road S.)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Giant store (3115 Lee Highway)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Giant store (3450 Washington Blvd)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Safeway store (5101 Wilson Blvd)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Ft. Myer Main Exchange (2nd and McNair Streets)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Ft. Myer Commissary (523 Carpenter Road)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Ft. Myer Post Exchange (104 McNair Road)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 12:45 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Meridian at Ballston (900 N. Stuard Street)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Meridian at Courthouse (1401 N. Taft Street)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Culpepper Garden retirement community (4388 N. Pershing Drive)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • The Jefferson retirement community (900 N. Taylor Street)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Goodwill Industries (10 S. Glebe Road)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Grateful Red (2727 Wilson Blvd)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (3304 Washington Blvd)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • St. Ann Catholic Church (980 N. Frederick Street)
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

by Katie Pyzyk — February 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm 3,823 23 Comments

If you’ve been fiending for some sweets that only come around once a year, you’re in luck. Girl Scout cookie booth sales start today.

Here’s a list of some of the places you can pick up boxes of the famed cookies today:

  • Ballston Metro (901 N. Stuart St) 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Courthouse Metro (Clarendon Blvd & N. Uhle St) 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Crystal City Metro (S. Bell St & 18th St) 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • East Falls Church Metro (2000 N. Sycamore St) 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Pentagon City Metro (1200 S. Hayes St) 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Giant Food Stores (3115 Lee Hwy, 2501 9th Road S., 2901 S. Glebe Rd) 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Pentagon Centre (1201 S. Hayes St) 4:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd) 4:00-8:00 p.m.

A listing of daily locations for local booth sales through end end of March can be found here.

Screen grab via littlebrowniebakers.com

by ARLnow.com — February 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm 3,667 15 Comments

Girl Scout cookie fans only have to wait another two weeks to get their hands on a box of Thin Mints, Tagalongs or Samoas.

Booth sales of the coveted cookies will begin on Friday, Feb. 24. Among the locations in Arlington where Girl Scout cookies will be sold are:

  • Ballston Metro (901 N. Stuart Street)
  • Courthouse Metro (Clarendon Blvd and N. Uhle Street)
  • Crystal City Metro (18th Street and S. Bell Street)
  • East Falls Church Metro (2000 N. Sycamore Street)
  • Pentagon City Metro (1200 S. Hayes Street)
  • Giant Food Stores (including 3115 Lee Highway, 2501 9th Road S., 2901 S. Glebe Road)
  • Safeway (1525 Wilson Blvd and 5101 Wilson Blvd)
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd)
  • Pentagon Centre Shopping Center (1201 S. Hayes Street)
  • Arlington Farmers Market (2200 Clarendon Blvd)
  • Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
  • Fort Myer (523 Carpenter Road)
  • Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
  • Various apartment buildings (including the Meridian, Windsor Shirlington Village, Io Piazza, Culpepper Gardens, and The Jefferson)

The sales generally run from either 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. or 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on weeknights, and from as early as 8:00 a.m. to as late as 7:00 p.m. on weekends.

See a complete listing of booth sale locations here.

Screen grab via littlebrowniebakers.com

by ARLnow.com — March 11, 2011 at 11:55 am 1,376 18 Comments

If you haven’t secured a couple boxes of your favorite Girl Scout cookies yet, now would be a good time to make it happen.

Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-si-dos, Trefoils — they’re all available at a number of Arlington locations this weekend. Here’s the list.

Friday, March 11

  • East Falls Church Metro — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m
  • Courthouse Metro — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Ballston Metro — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Pentagon City Metro — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Crystal City Metro — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 12

  • Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.) — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd) — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Market Common Clarendon (2690 Clarendon Blvd) — 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Meridian at Pentagon City Apartments (1221 S. Eads St.) — 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • East Falls Church Metro — 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Pentagon City Metro — 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ballston Metro — 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Courthouse Metro — 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Giant Food (2901 S. Glebe Road) — 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd) — 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 13

  • Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.) — 12:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd) — 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

See more cookie sale locations here.

by ARLnow.com — February 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm 434 1 Comment

If you still haven’t gone out and bought your yearly ration of Girl Scout cookies, good news: there are plenty of sales planned around Arlington this weekend. You won’t be able to buy Lemon Chalet Cremes, but seriously, who likes those anyhow?

Here’s where to get your Samoa, Tagalong, Do-Si-Do, etc. fix.

Saturday:

  • 8:30 a.m. to noon — Arlington Farmer’s Market (Courthouse Parking Lot)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Qunicy Street)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Fort Myer Commissary and Fort Myer Post Exchange
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Giant stores (2901 South Glebe Road, 3450 Washington Blvd, 3115 Lee Highway)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Safeway stores (5101 Wilson Boulevard, 3713 Lee Highway, 2500 Harrison Street)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd.)
  • 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Meridian at Ballston Common (900 N. Stuart Street)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. — Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (1201 S. Hayes Street)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. — Market Common Clarendon (2690 Clarendon Blvd.)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Windsor Shirlington Village Apartments (3000 S. Randolph Street)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Io Piazza Apartments (2727 S. Quincy Street)
  • 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Goodwill Industries (10 South Glebe Road)

Sunday:

  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Giant stores(2901 South Glebe Road, 3450 Washington Blvd, 3115 Lee Highway)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Safeway stores (5101 Wilson Boulevard, 3713 Lee Highway, 2500 Harrison Street)
  • 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. — Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (1201 S. Hayes Street)
  • 12:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Qunicy Street)
  • 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Fort Myer Commissary and Fort Myer Post Exchange
  • 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. — Safeway Rosslyn (1525 Wilson Boulevard)
  • 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. — Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800)

by ARLnow.com — February 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm 308 0

It’s officially Girl Scout cookie time. Cookies will be on sale outside the following Metro stations from 3:00 to 7:00 tonight.

  • Ballston Metro (Troop 2448)
  • Courthouse Metro (Troop 3994)
  • Crystal City Metro (Troop 3450)
  • East Falls Church Metro (Troop 1245)
  • Pentagon City Metro (Troop 486)
  • Virginia Square/GMU Metro (Troop 5221)

More locations around Arlington can be found here.

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