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by ARLnow.com May 25, 2011 at 8:06 am 1,967 8 Comments

Civil War ‘History Mobile’ Coming to Arlington — A tractor trailer turned mobile history museum will be visiting Arlington several times this summer, as part of commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The History Mobile’s exhibits “look at the war through the eyes of civilians, slaves and soldiers.” [Sun Gazette]

ART Contractor Wins Safety Award — The contractor that operates Arlington Transit (ART) buses won a top safety award on Sunday. The company, Forsythe Transportation, helped reduce safety complaints on ART by 58 percent in one year, according to a county press release. [Arlington County]

Pentagon City Casting Call for Kid Singers — Organizers of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic — held later this summer in D.C. — are looking for kids between the ages of 6 and 12 to sing the National Anthem prior to featured tennis matches. A casting call will be held at the Pentagon City mall from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Multiple winners will be selected. [Legg Mason Tennis Classic]

Flickr pool photo by Mark C. White

  • FYI, your readers might be interested in the Blue Virginia interview we conducted yesterday with Barbara Favola.

    http://bluevirginia.us/diary/3964/blue-virginia-interviews-with-31st-state-senate-candidates-barbara-favola

  • Brandon C

    Interesting about the ART safety article since every time I take the ART 42 or 77, none of the drivers seem to employ the concept of “gradual braking” and I’ve seen people get hurt because they stop so suddenly when pulling up to a stop.

  • LyonParker

    Does anyone know what park that trail is in?

    • CrystalMikey

      I was going to ask the same exact thing.

    • Sarah

      It is Potomac Overlook Park
      http://www.nvrpa.org/park/potomac_overlook

      • CrystalMikey

        Thanks Sarah!

      • KalashniKEV

        I think I see De Jesus hiding behind that tree…

  • Josh S

    I like the mobile museum idea. I hope to see it around – I’d definitely stop in.

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