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by ARLnow.com July 15, 2011 at 8:29 am 2,807 17 Comments

Late Night For Harry Potter Fans — Hundreds of die-hard Harry Potter fans attended midnight and 3:00 a.m. screenings of the last film in the series — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 — at the Regal Ballston Common cinema last night.

Artisphere Reduces Burden on Tenants — The County Board voted this week to simplify the 15-page legal document that potential tenants of the Artisphere must use if they want to put on a show or hold an event. [Washington Examiner]

Fort Myer Organist Retires — Robert Schaaf has retired after 45 years as the organist at Fort Myer’s Chapel. Schaaf, a Penrose resident, has performed at memorial services for fallen military personnel, Challenger and Columbia astronauts, Supreme Court justices, first ladies and 9/11 victims, among others. [Sun Gazette]

Barbara Favola “Green” Mailer Not Recycled — A mailer sent by Barbara Favola’s state Senate campaign, touting her role in “protecting our environment,” was apparently not printed on recycled paper, according to a political blogger who has endorsed Favola’s opponent. [Blue Virginia]

Photo courtesy Jason Gooljar

  • Flush the Fartisphere

    • KalashniKEV

      15 pages? ArtisFAIL should pay you $15 to hold an event in there…



  • samsonite

    As I noted yesterday, recycled paper isn’t the only kind of eco-friendly paper, though I have no idea what kind she used.

  • Lou

    Regal is Lager spelled backwards. I always thought the movie theater and Rock Bottom should partner up with some kind of cool sign concept outside the mall.

    • steve85

      Doesn’t make sense?

    • regal

      renslip is pilsner spelled backwards

      • steve85

        And racecar is racecar spelled backwards. I don’t get why it relates to the topic of discussion

        • samsonite

          Lager, pilsner?

          Neziewefeh is hefeweizen spelled backwards.

  • CrystalMikey

    Wow….enjoy your retirement Mr. Schaaf, you deserve it!

  • Rick

    This will clearly turn the corner for the artisphere

    • Lou

      They’re in more trouble with competition for their restaurant. Monday Properties is about to lease a couple really good new restaurants in buildings right in the core of Rosslyn.

      Can we just turn Artisphere into the year-round homeless support facility that the County needs, and cut our losses now?

      • KalashniKEV

        You would put a nest of vagrants and sex offenders right in the middle of Rosslyn? We need to find a better place to put them… like a shipping container on it’s way to Maryland.

        • samsonite

          As long as they aren’t too close to your bunker, what do you care?

        • I laughed, but I still like the idea of a homeless shelter. Don’t waste money on the arts for snobs like Fisette and his crowd. Spend it on the truly needy.

          • KalashniKEV

            Fisette and his crew are certainly needy… just not of money.

      • steve85

        Best reply of the day. That’s a great idea. Not everyone one is fortunate. Turn something that’s not working into something that will benefit the community

  • May be coming soon, Harry Potter 8 http://hpnext.com/
    It is possible to influence the process of creating of saga about Harry Potter


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