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Stay Fresh with a Haircut and Lather Shave at Bearded Goat Barber💈👀

In this Arlington Spotlight video, Hiwa Sheikh of The Keri Shull Team takes us inside Bearded Goat Barber. 💈✂️💇‍♂️😎Bearded Goat Barber is a full-service barbershop in Arlington, located one block from the Ballston Metro station. Bearded Goat Barber offers classic cuts as well as current styles in a relaxing atmosphere. Kick back and chat as the team’s razors, clippers, and scissors do their work.At Bearded Goat Barber you can get fresh with a shampoo/scalp massage, beard sculpting, grey blending, hot lather neck shave, relaxing hot towel treatment, and more.Bearded Goat also sells branded merchandise and gear, including a spread of handmade beard oils and balms made from scratch by co-owner Jon Dodson. The olive oil in Jon’s creations comes from his family’s olive groves in Greece.Co-owners Jon Dodson and Eric Renfro have been cutting hair and sculpting beards in Arlington for almost 20 combined years. They joined forces with co-owner Scott Parker, a serial small business entrepreneur, to open Bearded Goat Barber in early 2019. Other ventures Scott Parker is partnering on in Ballston this year include another Bash Boxing location in Ballston mall and the opening of German-inspired Bronson Beer Hall (formerly known as A-Town Bar and Grill). Scott’s first restaurant in D.C. – Roy Boys – has grown so popular in its first three months that it will open a second location in Navy Yard by the end of this summer.Next time you need a haircut, stop by Bearded Goat Barber in Arlington.Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to watch for our upcoming features as we explore the best entertainment venues Arlington has to offer. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the DMV area, The Keri Shull Team is here to help.

Posted by Keri Shull Team on Friday, May 24, 2019

In this Arlington Spotlight video, Hiwa Sheikh of The Keri Shull Team takes us inside Bearded Goat Barber.

Bearded Goat Barber is a full-service barbershop in Arlington, located one block from the Ballston Metro station. Bearded Goat Barber offers classic cuts as well as current styles in a relaxing atmosphere. Kick back and chat as the team’s razors, clippers, and scissors do their work.

At Bearded Goat Barber you can get fresh with a shampoo/scalp massage, beard sculpting, grey blending, hot lather neck shave, relaxing hot towel treatment, and more.

Bearded Goat also sells branded merchandise and gear, including a spread of handmade beard oils and balms made from scratch by co-owner Jon Dodson. The olive oil in Jon’s creations comes from his family’s olive groves in Greece.

Co-owners Jon Dodson and Eric Renfro have been cutting hair and sculpting beards in Arlington for almost 20 combined years. They joined forces with co-owner Scott Parker, a serial small business entrepreneur, to open Bearded Goat Barber in early 2019.

Other ventures Scott Parker is partnering on in Ballston this year include another Bash Boxing location in Ballston mall and the opening of German-inspired Bronson Beer Hall (formerly known as A-Town Bar and Grill). Scott’s first restaurant in D.C. – Roy Boys – has grown so popular in its first three months that it will open a second location in Navy Yard by the end of this summer.

Next time you need a haircut, stop by Bearded Goat Barber in Arlington.

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to watch for our upcoming features as we explore the best entertainment venues Arlington has to offer. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the DMV areaThe Keri Shull Team is here to help.

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Anyone familiar with ARLnow and our little corner of the digital media universe knows that we have a prolific comment section.

Voices from every spectrum of the community can be seen weighing in on local topics, often just minutes after an article on any given topic publishes. Driving the comment section is a community of regular commenters that has developed over time, and one of the leading voices in that comment community is Dave Schutz.

Dave is an Arlington resident who’s active in civic life and has a political bent that one might call middle-of-the-road. He is noted for being one of the few commenters to use his or her real name in the comments.

Dave has some signature opinions that he shares often — that the county should acquire the two country clubs that reside in Arlington, and their extensive acreage, for instance. But aside from a couple idiosyncratic takes, Dave can often be described as a voice of reason in the midst of heated discussions — he helps, to some degree, to keep comment threads focused and civil, and to make the comment section more of a community.

We talked with Dave about the comment community on ARLnow, about our comment moderation, and about his opinions on various topics — a unilateral audio comment section, of sorts.

Listen below or subscribe to the podcast on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher or TuneIn.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, and everyone seems to be gearing up for the holiday weekend — assuming you’re not already out of town.

Unless you’re one of the thousands of residents who lost power during the storm, or suffered damage to your cars and houses. As of 3 p.m. Dominion was still reporting 4,019 customers out of power in Arlington.

The storm was also a somber affair for Arlington’s arbor amorists who lost one of the county’s most prized trees in the squall.

Memorial Day activities like the Arlington National Cemetery’s annual “Flag-In” and flower distribution are continuing nonetheless.

This weekend also marks the start Metro’s “summer shutdown” of six Blue and Yellow Line Metrorail stations until September, and the last Rolling Thunder parade.

But even aside from the storms, the holiday preparations and latest Metropocolypse, it’s been a busy week for Arlington. Here’s a few tidbits from around town you might have missed:

What are your plans for the weekend? Let us know, and feel free to discuss any other issues of local interest, in the comments below.

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This Community Post was written by Arlington Arts Center, and underwritten by Washington Workplace.

Join Arlington Arts Center for a festive evening of art-inspired cocktails and delicacies from the area’s finest restaurants, along with exceptional art and creative happenings!

RATED ART 2019: June 8, 8-11 p.m., VIP Cocktail Hour & Sneak Preview: 7-8 p.m.

Tickets available at www.arlingtonartscenter.org. Enjoy delicious food and custom cocktails, participate in our silent auction, visit our resident artists in their studios, interact with exhibiting artists and engage in creative activities! Purchase VIP tickets to receive early access to this year’s unique cocktail and food pairings, a special performance by artist Lorenzo Cardim and a chance to win a unique VIP-only raffle prize.

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Just Listed highlights Arlington properties that just came on the market within the past week. This feature is written and sponsored by Team Cathell, “Your Orange Line Specialists.”

The last week of the Spring market has ended on high notes. The real estate market in Arlington continues at a near record pace this week with 81 sellers listing their homes and 71 buyers ratifying contracts. Over half (39) of the homes sold were gone within seven days. The higher end market also continues at a strong pace with nine of those sales over $1 million.

Low inventory continues to be a huge problem, and this week was one of the worst. At the current rate of absorption, there is only 0.87 months of inventory. You saw it correctly, less than a month. A market is considered in equilibrium when there’s 5.5 months of inventory.

It will be very interesting to see how well this hot spring market performs as we enter summer after the Memorial Day weekend holiday. Data by mid-June should provide a big clue.

You know home prices have overheated when 25% of techies surveyed say they are leaving the San Francisco Bay area to seek lower housing costs in other cities.

They cite five favorite “home” alternatives: New York area, Austin, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles. The median home price in San Fran/Oakland/Hayward is $815,000. The New York/New Jersey area median price is $515,000.

A favorite location for many techies is Austin at just $400,000 median price. And windy city Chicago is just $350,000. It’s not clear why some prefer Los Angeles at a higher price, at $829,000, but maybe it’s just because they can’t bear to leave California.

Click to see all the fresh new inventory in MRIS and call Team Cathell (703-975-2500) when you find a home you like.

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One Journey Festival

Daylong, family-friendly celebration features music, dance, storytelling, art, technology, and more. Seeking to change the conversation about refugees, the Festival showcases refugee performers, speakers, and entrepreneurs. Includes: World Marketplace * technology tent * youth activities * Unity Parade with giant

Arlington County may be moving forward with plans to build the long-awaited boathouse in Rosslyn, but some are wondering why a site at Gravelly Point wasn’t chosen instead.

National Park Service spokesman Aaron LaRocca tells ARLnow that Rosslyn was chosen because “it best meets the purpose and need statement in the [environmental assessment] to enhance waterfront access and provide a boathouse facility along the Virginia shore of the Potomac for non-motorized, water based recreation” better than Gravelly Point.

The County Board voted Tuesday to allow County Manager Mark Schwartz to sign a programmatic agreement that ends NPS’ environmental assessment of the decades-long project. This means NPS can now start start designing the boathouse in consultation with the county government and other local stakeholders, LaRocca said.

The environmental assessment examined several alternative sites for the boat house, including Gravelly Point, just north of Reagan National Airport.

Local activist Suzanne Smith Sundburg argued Gravelly Point should have been chosen instead in a letter to the Board before the vote, citing the trees on the Rosslyn site at 2105 N. Lynn Street (formerly known as 1101 Lee Highway) that would need to be cut down. Sundburg also cited the “highly destructive dredging of 52,000 square feet of precious Potomac River wetlands” also needed.

LaRocca said that the Gravelly Point site was unsuitable from an environmental perspective because it lies within a floodplain, whereas the Rosslyn site does not.

In addition to better access to public transit, he added that the Rosslyn site is also “the preferred alternative” because the water is calmer, which would improve boater safety and allow for more days on the river as compared to the Gravelly Point location.

Independent County Board candidate Audrey Clement echoed Sundburg’s concerns Tuesday night, and added that the Rosslyn site would also require a parking lot and an access road to be built, whereas Gravelly Point already has parking and ready access to the GW Parkway.

“Gravelly Point was proposed to avoid potentially sensitive resources and reduce the amount of road infrastructure needed to access the site, compared to other locations along this part of the Potomac River,” says the NPS environmental assessment.

The 106-page study notes that Gravelly Point has turf grass, not trees, and existing parking facilities, but it also notes that wildlife like small rodents, fish, and birds were recorded in “statistically lower” amounts at the Rosslyn site than at Gravelly Point.

LaRocca said NPS recommended the Rosslyn site after weighing the environmental impact and service needs, along with other factors.

Board member Erik Gutshall said he expects improvements to the boathouse plan to be made in the next design phase, and that the current plan’s shortcomings were not a reason for the Board to reject “broad brush” of the project Tuesday night.

Image 1 via County Board, Image 2 via National Park Service

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This weekend, volunteers are expected to adorn the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery with thousands of flowers for Memorial Day.

The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation says it is donating 220,000 blooms for the annual event at the cemetery, and expects 1,200 volunteers will be on-site from around 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help place the flowers.

“Our primary goal for 2019 is to decorate all 300,000 headstones and niches at Arlington,” the foundation wrote on its website.

The foundation began decorating back in 2012, after part-Ecuadorean founder Ramiro Peñaherrera rustled up donations from Ecuador’s major rose growers for his and other family members buried at the cemetery.

Today, the flowers are donated from growers across the U.S., as well as Ecuador and Colombia, and the event is sponsored by several companies, including FedEx, Cisco, and TD Bank.

A spokeswoman for the foundation told ARLnow that family members interested in a flower for a loved one’s grave at the cemetery can request one by contacting the foundation at [email protected] and a volunteer will send a photo of the flower once it’s placed at the gravestone.

Yesterday, the Arlington National Cemetery also hosted its annual “Flags-In” tradition of placing American flags at the gravestones — despite the storm that felled trees and pelted rain and hail down in the area.

The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as the The Old Guard, returned later that day to reset the flags after the storm passed.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the ceremony yesterday where 250,000 flags were placed at gravestones.

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This sponsored column is written by Nick Anderson, beermonger at Arrowine (4508 Lee Highway). Sign up for Nick’s email newsletter and also receive exclusive discounts and offers.

Before we get into it: yes, the Dogfish Head/Boston Beer Company deal is, well, a big deal. I don’t really have anything of substance to add so I’ve just been recommending Bryan Roth’s great piece for Good Beer Hunting.

So, Memorial Day. Unofficial kickoff of summer. Three-day weekend for all you non-retail-working types. What should you have to drink if you’re spending time by the pool, or the grill, or just enjoying the outdoors over this long weekend? Well, you can go Big Beer — and nothing wrong with that, I probably will at some point too. But if you’re looking for alternatives, I’ve got some suggestions:

German. Pilsener. Cans.

I don’t know what’s gotten into Deutschland, but we’ve been seeing some wonderful canned Pilseners coming over this year, and at wonderful prices to boot. Veltins Pilsener has already become a go-to for me, and this week we’ll see the arrival of Wolters Pilsener in the same half-liter, 4-pack can format. Super-clean and crisp, these beers are hard to beat for a refreshment on a hot day, and when you see the pricing on the Wolters especially, you’ll flip — I did.

Session IPA Ales of all types.

Charlottesville’s Reason Beer alone could get an entire column devoted to its core lineup of 6-pack cans: the Hoppy Blonde (4% ABV), Saison (4.5% ABV), and Pale Ale (5% ABV) are all stunners that you can enjoy more than a couple of without too much worry.

Even the recently released Collaboration 29 IPA clocks in at only 5.5% ABV. I’m also personally a fan of The Trooper and Trooper Light Brigade, made by Cheshire, England’s Robinsons Brewery with the crew from Iron Maiden. At 4.7% and 4.1% respectively, I can get my all-purpose UK fix on easily.

Shameless plug but also a really good option: Three Notch’d Firefly Nights

Charlottesville gets more run in this week’s column. The “Summertime Ale” from Three Notch’d is a lighter-bodied 5.2% Ale with honeysuckle. Good for warm summer evenings; great for Mid-Atlantic nostalgia, and a lovely option for those who want something “different” but not too far outside of the box. Also, Arrowine will be hosting the Firefly Nights Release Event this Friday (hey, that’s today!) from 4:00-7:00pm. Gotta get the most for that Sponsord Content dollar, people.

There Gose the weekend.

There’s a Gose for every Sour Ale fan these days, which would’ve been crazy to imagine ten years ago. Union Old Pro is a favorite, and relatively easy to find. Commonwealth Brewing has a plethora of Goses in the market right now, inspired by everything from sangria to mezcal margaritas to limoncello. Modern Times Fruitlands being available in the area now is awesome.

If you’re looking more local-ish, Vasen Guava Otter Gose is newly available in cans and very tasty.

No matter what you decide to knock back, I hope everyone has a fun, safe Memorial Day. I’ll see you back here in a couple of weeks.

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Looking for a home? There are plenty of houses and condos open for viewing this weekend.

Check out the Arlington Realty website for a full list of homes for sale and open houses in Arlington. Here are a few highlights:

3606 N. Vernon Street
4 BR/5 BA, 1 half bath single-family home
Agent: Re/Max Allegiance
Listed: $2,39500
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

2742 N. Lexington Street
5 BR/4 BA, 1 half bath single-family home
Agent: Mcenearney Associates, Inc.
Listed: $1,700,000
Open: Saturday/Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

27 N. Fenwick Street
5 BR/3 BA single-family home
Agent: Washington Fine Properties, LLC
Listed: $929,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

3800 Lee Highway #301
2 BR/2 BA condo
Agent: Keller Williams Capital Properties
Listed: $649,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

 4117 S. Four Mile Run Drive B
3 BR/2 BA condo
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $515,000
Open: Saturday/Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

2200 N. Westmoreland Street N. #426
1 BR/1 BA condo
Agent: Russell Baum
Listed: $395,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

 2904 13th Road S. #404-2
2 BR/1 BA condo
Agent: Redfin Corporation
Listed: $299,900
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

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