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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com November 30, 2010 at 8:17 am 1,585 7 Comments

December Leaf Collection Schedule Released — The county’s second round of vacuum leaf collection through neighborhoods is now scheduled to begin on Dec. 4 and end on Dec. 24. More from the Dept. of Environmental Services.

Holiday Events Aplenty — The Sun Gazette has a list of 15 holiday-related events around Arlington in December.

Arlington Company Gets Big-Time Funding — OPower, a start-up energy services company based in Courthouse, has just received a $50 million investment by two venture capital firms. The company, which hosted a speech by President Obama in March, hopes to ramp up its research and development effort and hire 50 more people. More from Tech Crunch.

Fire Response at Spider Kelly’s — The fire department responded to Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon late last night for a report of a fire. Firefighters instead found light smoke and traced it back to a malfunctioning heating unit. No word yet on whether this will affect the popular night spot’s ability to open today.

  • Katie

    “hopes to ramp up it’s research and development”

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    I hope regular ArlNow writer didn’t make this mistake. He’s a journalist!

    • I’m proud to say that in my 10 months of running this site that’s my first dumb apostrophe mistake. I blame the cold I’m currently fighting.

  • Claremont

    Katie,

    Thanks — all too common a mistake.

  • KalashniKEV

    O-power???

    As in O-bama? And he even stopped by for a visit?

    I hope this isn’t another scam.

  • Justin Russo

    If leaf collection is scheduled to begin on Dec. 4, when are you supposed to rake them? Most people work M-F.

    Stupid.

    • G::TheNativeArlingtonian

      The leaf schedule in Arlington is always stupid. In most years the November pick up is too early because the leaves haven’t fallen yet (like last year, and unlike this year). The 2nd pick up December is fine unless like last year you get snow early… then they never come by again. The leaves sit and rot the grass. But the citizen is expected to clean it up and bag it… which for me is near impossible with the amount of leaves I put out each fall. The county can fail to do their job but fine me if I don’t shovel snow in the time frame they are happy with from the sidewalks I didn’t ask for but they installed. Ha!

  • Quick update: from what we’re told, Spider Kelly’s opened today as usual, no problems.

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