News

A 70-year-old Arlington woman is facing a pair of felony charges after a confrontation at a condo building allegedly turned violent.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. Friday on the 3000 block of Spout Run Parkway, an address that corresponds with the Cardinal House Condominiums.


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A 45-year-old man from Falls Church was arrested Sunday and charged in a serious hit-and-run crash that was caught on camera.

The crash happened around 12:40 p.m. Sunday in the southbound lanes of I-395 near the Pentagon.


Announcement

Argentine Festival, hosted by Arlington County at Kenmore High School on June 1, promises a lively celebration of Argentine culture. The event features folk music, tango, and performances by both local and international artists, the debut of Los Alonsitos, champions of Chamamé music.

Renowned figures like Marco Etcheverry, a Bolivian football legend, will be honored. Attendees can indulge in traditional Argentine cuisine, participate in activities, and enjoy live shows by 37 artists such as Brios, Memo Vilte, Julián Oderiz, and Mariela Marco. The festival also includes dance performances, a tribute to Eduardo Franco from Los Iracundos by Salvatore, and appearances by tango dancers and rock bands.


Sponsored

This regularly scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Eli Tucker, Arlington-based Realtor and Arlington resident. Please submit your questions to him via email for response in future columns. Video summaries of some articles can be found on YouTube on the Eli Residential channelEnjoy!

I hope everybody had a great Memorial Day Weekend!

A few weeks ago the Eli Residential Group got together to explore Rosslyn’s new food hall and event space, Upside on Moore (and Salt cocktail bar). It’s a communal indoor/outdoor space in the heart of Rosslyn with nine different food and drink vendors to choose from and a variety of social and working spaces to use; somewhat similar to the newly opened Water Park in Crystal City/National Landing that we visited last year.

Each of us picked a vendor/restaurant we wanted to try, and we ordered food and drinks from each place over the course of the afternoon. We enjoyed everything we ordered and were pleasantly surprised to find a fun tiki bar on the large outdoor terrace that we added to our tour. Check out our photos and write-ups for each place we visited below!

Eli Residential Group

Stop #1 (selected by Jean): The Bar at Upside on Moore

I selected the Bar at Upside for both the aesthetic and the beverages! The vibe inside is modern and inviting with plenty of seating at the bar, perfect for a quick cocktail, happy hour or a bite. I got the Rosslyn Ricky (super refreshing, I highly recommend on a summer day!)

We also ventured out to the outdoor terrace and Elli’s Island Tiki Bar (no relation to Eli!) Here we indulged in some fun tropical drinks and sat at the outdoor sofas. The tiki bar environment felt like a mini vacation away from reality! Weather permitting, this is an excellent spot for drinks with friends or coworkers or even date night.

Fun fact: Sommelier and mixologist Elli Benchimol, owner of Michelin-recognized Apéro in Georgetown curated the beverage menu!

Eli Residential Group Member Jean

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Around Town

It’s full-speed ahead for seafood restaurant and sports bar Ocean Shack.

The restaurant at 2163 N. Glebe Road in Waverly Hills opened its doors six months ago, replacing the former local watering hole Thirsty Bernie.


News

A student artist from Arlington’s Washington-Liberty High School will soon see her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

Last week, Rep. Don Beyer announced that junior Kaya Vickers’ acrylic painting, “Museum Portal,” was selected from dozens of entries by Northern Virginia students in the 8th congressional district.


Traffic

A big traffic pattern change is coming this weekend, as part of ongoing construction on the GW Parkway.

The northbound lanes of the Parkway will close between Route 123, just north of Arlington, and the Beltway. The closure will allow for work on the ramp from the Parkway to I-495.


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Crystal City Metro station entrance (Flickr pool photo by Emma K Alexandra)

Arlington Loses Cemetery Suit — “Where the United States took 8.929 acres of land from Arlington County, to expand Arlington National Cemetery, and Arlington County argued that 4.23 acres of that land was severable for use as a residential development, but the County failed to show that its development proposals are physically possible, legally permissible or financially feasible, the United States prevailed on the claim.” [Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Casetext, Twitter]

Biden Speech at ANC — “President Joe Biden, in his Memorial Day message to the nation, said Americans have a “responsibility” to uphold democratic ideals for which so many service members and their families have sacrificed In a speech at the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, on a cloudy morning in Washington, Biden honored those who served in every major conflict since the Civil War.” [ABC News]

Spirit Wants New DCA Flight — “Spirit Airlines Inc. wants to add a nonstop flight from Reagan National Airport to San Jose Mineta International Airport in Santa Clara, California, as the jockeying intensifies among airlines to land new long-haul slots coming to DCA. The low-cost airline said Thursday if its application to the U.S. Department of Transportation is approved, the new flight will offer travelers the only nonstop, low-fare service between Silicon Valley and Greater Washington.” [Washington Business Journal]

Historic Home Back on the Market — “Welcome to the Harry Gray House, a captivating retreat nestled in the heart of Arlington. Steeped in history and architectural splendor, this distinguished residence offers a seamless fusion of timeless elegance and modern comfort. Built in 1881 in the Italianate style, the Gray House stands as a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and enduring charm.” [Homes.com]

Monument Struck By Lightning — From Dave Statter: “Looks like a direct hit on the Washington Monument at 11:41 p.m. When you are the big guy around this tends to happen to you.” [Twitter]

It’s Tuesday — There is a slight chance of showers from 2pm to 5pm, followed by possible showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. With sunny skies, the high temperature will be near 83°F, and a west wind of 7 to 10 mph. Precipitation chances are 20%. For Tuesday night, expect mostly clear skies and a low of around 61°F, accompanied by a northwest wind of 6 to 8 mph. [NWS]

Flickr pool photo by Emma K. Alexandra


Announcement

It can be a little daunting having a young family in the DMV. Here’s a list of where our clients have found community, picked up parenting ideas, snuck in some exercise and generally had a decent reason to get out of the house. Which is so great for our wellbeing.

For clients who experience loss around this time, we’ve included local support groups. From postpartum to grief, including miscarriage and infant loss, these organizations focus on compassion and understanding. If they charge anything, it’s likely only a nominal fee.