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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com November 16, 2010 at 7:02 am 3,141 6 Comments

It’s Christmas Time Again — Thanks to the owners of Ballston Common Mall, Pentagon Row and other retail outlets around Arlington, we are reminded that this is the time of giving… your credit card to the person behind the register.

Shirlington Plans Tree Lighting Ceremony — Shirlington Village will hold a tree lighting ceremony on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 30. The event will feature free horse-drawn carriage rides. More from the Shirlington Village Blog.

Board to Vote on Trader Joe’s Requests — At its 6:30 p.m. meeting today, the Arlington County board will vote on whether to grant the site plan amendment requested by Trader Joe’s for its planned Clarendon store. The board is expected to give Trader Joe’s what it wants, but if it doesn’t the grocery chain could walk away from its plans. It has not signed a lease yet.

ABBIE Awards to be Announced Today — The 15 winners of the annual Arlington’s Best Business Awards — or ABBIES — will be announced today at the county board’s 3:00 p.m. meeting. ARLnow.com was nominated for an award in the “Best Place to Learn Something New” category, but we apparently did not win. Thank you to everybody who voted for us.

Flickr pool photo by BrianMKA

  • Dave

    At least Shirlington is waiting til after Thanksgiving, I wish that was still the norm. Now you see the Christmas stuff go up before Halloween even.

  • DudeGuy

    I agree, I have told my wife, who LOVES Christmas as do I, we cannot put anything up until after Thanksgiving. She does not like that rule 🙂 but it just makes sense!

  • G

    Are they actually putting up a tree in Shirlington? Or are they just lighting up the trees along the street like last year?

  • NorthAdams

    We shall see if the County really is pro-business or not.
    Are we seriously dickering over parking spaces? Seriously?

  • The Mothership

    I am seriously sorry if ARLnow didn’t get an ABBIE. And I seriously apologize. I did not vote and wouldn’t it be ironic if you lost by one vote. Sorry guys!

  • Lara

    Yes, they put up a big fake tree in the middle of Shirlington with lots of big, fake presents.


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