Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com September 16, 2011 at 10:11 am 3,168 13 Comments

September Sunset — As warm temperatures gave way to fall-like temperatures yesterday, mother nature compensated by providing the D.C. area with an exceptionally beautiful sunset.

Gunfire on the GW Parkway — An SUV was struck by a bullet while driving on the GW Parkway near the Chain Bridge early Thursday morning. [NBC Washington]

Chain Bridge Closure — The Chain Bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians this weekend, from 8:00 p.m. on Friday to 5:00 a.m. on Monday. The closure is one of a series of weekend closures planned through the end of the year. [DDOT]

Pike Outdoor Movie on Saturday — It was supposed to have taken place on Aug. 27, but thanks to Hurricane Irene the outdoor screening of The Blind Side at Penrose Square (Columbia Pike and S. Barton Street) is now being held on Saturday night. The free family-friendly flick will get underway around 8:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring friends, a blanket or lawn chair, and (unofficially) a jacket — since the temperature could get down to the low-to-mid 50s on Saturday night. [Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization]

Vintage Crystal Wine and Jazz Fest on Sunday — Crystal City will be holding its annual Vintage Crystal wine and jazz festival from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Latin-themed event will feature tastings of 30 wines and food from more than 20 local restaurants. Latin jazz group Trio Caliente and Latin dancers will perform. Tickets are $10 for food only or $20 for wine and food. [Crystal City BID]

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Flickr pool photo by BrianMKA

  • BallstonDude

    Anyone know why there has been a cop car at the DC end of chain bridge every morning this week with its emergency lights on?

    • TGEoA

      Probably for some diplomat or high level muckety muck that lives on the river side of 123.

      • drax

        Gotta bet that, cuz I heard it on Arlnow comments!

    • ArlingtonNative

      They’ve been in a lot of locations like that this week. Same thing up on Ward Circle all week. Saw the Ward Circle officer actually stop a truck coming through and checked the driver.
      Best however was the cop at Chain Bridge Tues AM. Trunk open, slouched/seated in the trunk playing with his smartphone.
      Could have driven an ICBM on a flatbed past the guy and he’d have had no clue!

  • Toucan Sam

    At the DC end of Roosevelt Bridge, too. Either a show of force to terrorists, or a message to slow down to commuters.

    • BoredHouseWife

      shhhhhhhhhhhh…be vewy vewy quiet

  • Stoneridge

    Reckless-driving terrorists, they’re the worst.

    • Safe-Driving Terrorist

      I know – right?

    • While taking sunset photos, I also snapped this one of some Libyan terrorists driving reclessly.

  • Tre
    • Bluemontsince1961

      Thanks for posting the link, Tre. Spectacular!

  • Josh S

    Since when do we call it “the” Chain Bridge? This must be Clizzle Dizzle’s doing…..

  • Did you see the rainbow Thursday night? I took these photos from the balcony of Chez Googla in Shirlington Village


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