Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com September 1, 2010 at 7:50 am 1,845 4 Comments

It’s September — Start mourning the end of summer now — and get to the pool while you still can.

Man Goes Bananas in the Vegetable Aisle — Police are trying to find a man who walked into the Virginia Square Giant, spit on the vegetable display, sprayed hand lotion on a candy display, and assaulted a cashier. He’s described as a six-foot tall, 30-year-old white male with a ponytail. More from TBD.

A “Tree Tragedy” in Ballston — This is an older item that was just brought to our attention. Last month workers at Ballston Common Mall went overboard while pruning trees along the sidewalk, resulting in an incident our tipster referred to as the “Ballston Tree Massacre.” A member of a local group called the Tree Stewards apparently tried to intervene, but was ignored by the crew. The end result of the overzealous pruning: ugliness and death.

Photos from Capital Bikeshare Station Installation — The first of the 114 planned Capital Bikeshare stations was installed near the Crystal City Metro station yesterday morning. The Commuter Page Blog has photos of the installation.

Flickr pool photo by BrianMKA

  • Ray

    Wow, those trees really did get the business. Ouch.

  • TGEoA

    I’m no treehugger, but that was a retarded way of trimming a tree.

  • JosephRicks

    I’d really like to see those trees replaced with palm trees .. artificial ones would be ok too since real ones might not survive our winters.

  • Katie

    @JRicks, huh?

    Oh and, go Clare!


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