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If you’re reading this, consider yourself a pioneer. You’re looking at what I believe to be the first internet-only, hyperlocal news venture focused exclusively on Arlington County, Va. And you’re here before anybody has so much as linked to it.

This site is really an experiment. It’s first an experiment to see if people who live and/or work in Arlington — particularly younger people — care enough about what happens in their community to visit a site like this on a regular basis. If that experiment is successful, we will then see if we can provide enough advertising value to local businesses to pay our contributors and sustain our operations.

In the coming weeks, you can expect to find on this site the kind of stories you’d typically get from a local TV news broadcast: news, weather, traffic, and the occasional feature. You’ll also find restaurant reviews, community events, and other things to do around town. The pace of posting will start off slow at first, but will pick up as we add contributors and establish connections with newsmakers in the community.

This site is currently just two people, an editor and a restaurant reviewer. And the restaurant reviewer only agreed to participate if her friend (the editor) paid for the meals. So that’s where we right now, and why I’m deeming this a “beta” version of what I hope will one day be a web site that not only delivers compelling, original content, but also fosters a greater sense of community in the place we’ve chosen to call home.

In order for that vision to succeed, however, we need you to help out. Contact us and tell us how we can improve. Go to the comments section and tell us when we’ve screwed up. Let us know about anything that might make a good story. If you want, you can even write the story, maybe even become a regular contributor. This site is not about the person who’s running it (the use of the word “I” will be strongly discouraged from here on out), it’s about the community of people who will be writing it, recording it, reading it, watching it, and commenting on it.

Wish us (all 210,000 of us) luck.

Recent Stories

Today’s Listing of the Day is a 3 BD/2 BA condo with a balcony and direct views of the Washington Monument.

A few hundred parents say Arlington Public Schools should prioritize recreating pre-Covid normalcy in the classroom and evaluating the use of electronic devices. That’s according to a recent informal survey…

The Barnes & Noble store in Clarendon was the scene of an alleged armed robbery today. Police responded around noon to the bookstore at 2800 Clarendon Blvd, in The Crossing…

The Arlington County Fire Department is reviving a door logo last seen on county vehicles more than 50 years ago. At the same time, the department is gradually upgrading its vehicles…

Now you can have fun with your family and friends when deciding where to eat!

Just hop aboard The Lunch Train and set the destination for: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or nightlife!

Features:
– No app necessary. Simply go to the website if you’d like!
– No account necessary
– Use your current location or a desired location
– Add restaurants you’re interested in, invite your friends, and play the game!

https://www.thelunchtrain.com/

Submit your own Community Post here.

Lyon Park & Ashton Heights’ biennial home & garden biennial tour is back. The tour will include contemporary custom homes, older historic bungalows as well as renovated properties. One of the stunning homes on the tour is pictured above.  In addition to beautiful & unique homes, the Villa & Vistas ’22 event will conclude with a festive reception at the Lyon Park Community Center at 414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington VA 22201. What could be better right?

All proceeds from this event will go to the Lyon Park Citizens Association (LPCA) towards our neighborhood jewel & hub, the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC).

When: Sunday, October 2nd, Noon – 4 PM. 

Where: Meet to get your tickets and the tour map at the Lyon Park Community Center (414 N Fillmore Street) We will have a table with information outside.

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Vini Franchetti Wine Dinner

Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!

Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm

Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker

Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved. Join ACFCU for our Homebuying

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