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Afternoon Notes: Library Closure, Memorial Day Tax Holiday

by ARLnow.com May 24, 2010 at 4:45 pm 1 Comment

Glencarlyn Library Closed This Week — The Glencarlyn library will be closed tomorrow through Friday for repairs to the library’s 50 year old water pipes. The bookdrop will remain open.

Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies — Starting tomorrow, Virginia is holding a tax holiday for emergency hurricane preparedness supplies. So stock up on batteries, bungie cords, bottled water and anything else you may need in the event of the near-perfect storm.

Arlington to Spend $275k on Prison Laundry Machines — Arlington County will spend $272,550 to replace three washers and dryers at the county jail, the Examiner reports. Arlington spends more per inmate than per public school student, but still spends less than most Northern Virginia jurisdictions.

WaPo Examines Fate of Crystal City Underground Post-BRAC — What will happen to the 140 Crystal City Underground merchants when thousands of DoD and contract jobs leave next year as a result of BRAC? The Washington Post spoke to a few business owners who were remarkably optimistic.

  • JB

    Gracious heavens — where ever is Arlington buying its washers? My own sturdy Maytags, which have been running practically nonstop for ten years, cost about two thousand all told. Are these super-washers with a hundred times the capacity of a large household appliance?

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