Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com September 19, 2011 at 8:32 am 3,692 28 Comments

Car Runs Into Apartment Building — A car ran into an apartment building on Lee Highway over the weekend. The impact punched a big hole in the side of the brick building, located at 4343 Lee Highway in Waverly Hills. [WUSA9]

Chorus Performances Relocated — The Potomac Harmony Chorus has announced that its 35th anniversary show, Melodies, Memories and Magic, will be relocated to the Washington-Lee High School Auditorium from the earthquake-damaged Thomas Jefferson Community Theater. The all-woman chorus is also seeking a new venue for its December holiday concert and sing-along. [Potomac Harmony Chorus]

Merrick Holds Cash Advantage — As of Aug. 31, Republican state Senate candidate had a nearly 9-to-1 campaign cash advantage over Democrat Barbara Favola, who had just emerged victorious from a bruising primary. [Sun Gazette]

Julia’s Empanadas Now Served at Boccato — Clarendon’s Boccato Gelato (2719 Wilson Blvd) started serving D.C.’s famous Julia’s Empanadas over the weekend. The expanding eatery is planning to start serving baguettes and pastries from Arlington bread delivery service LeoNora Bakery on Oct. 1. [Clarendon Culture, Twitter]

Photo courtesy David Johnson

  • Hey ArlNow

    Any word on what happened on Wilson at about Liberty St (near Upton Hill) last night? Drove by around 8PM, and there were about 10 police cars with lights on, investigating something going on in one of the houses on Wilson, right before the pink shops. Also, there were helicoperters circling the area earlier in the day.

  • Bluemontsince1961

    I heard a lot of sirens earlier last evening and one helicopter circling that area for at least a couple of hours. I live a few blocks east of Wilson & Liberty. I wondered what was going on, I thought maybe there was a pursuit on I-66, which is close to my house.

  • Steve

    Yet another car crashing into a building. Can I bet $20 that EVERY instance of this happening was someone driving an automatic transmission?


    • drax

      Wow, steve, that’s a new one.

    • Juanita de Talmas

      Building crashing is the new bank robbery.

    • Huh?

    • Bluemontsince1961


    • Loocy

      That would be a pretty safe bet. That’s not because automatic transmission drivers are incompetent though; it’s because more than 90 percent of cars on the road have automatic transmission, and the number is dropping. I love driving manual transmission, but you are very limited in your options if you will only consider manual in a new car.

  • GreaterClarendon

    Any updates on ZOE’s Kitchen – wasn’t open at all this weekend.

  • JimPB

    Did the earthquake and/or the build an ark downpours upset driver’s navigation systems — or, as I know cah happen from my past involvement with the media, is the apparent upsurge in cars leaving the roadways a reflection of a surge in media reporting of such incidents?

    • drax


  • nova22201

    More likely, auto into building crashes are the result guys discovering the Chandroid porn app for their smart phone.

    • Josh S

      Don’t you wish you could track the number of guys who just went and googled “chandroid?”

      • Novanglus


        It’ll be about the same as the number of guys who googled “Arlington Physical Center” after last week’s massage article.

  • NoVapologist

    Has anyone had these LeoNora baguettes?

    I am dying for a good baguette connection in Arlington.

    • DCChughes

      They’re really pretty good, especially the multi-grain one. But if you’re hoping for something truly Parisian, I’m afraid you’re likely to be at least a little disappointed.

  • KalashniKEV

    It will be interesting to see how this race turns out, knowing that Merrick has a 9:1 financial advantage, intellectual advantage, looks/ personality advantage… and all Babs has is the Party/ ideology (and her limited ability to implement it).

    It’s like a Mini-Reverse Presidential Election of 2008!

    • Wayne Kubicki

      The 31st Senate race should be interesting to watch right up to the end on election night, but don’t be unduly swayed by the cash-on-hand difference at August 31. That was mere 8 days after the Dems’ bruising primary, and I’d hazard to guess that Favola has greatly restocked her coffers since then.

      • John Fontain

        Advanced Towing again?

      • Bender

        In this One Party region, the Democrats could have Pol Pot as their nominee and he would still win against a Republican Abraham Lincoln. It does not matter how inept, how incompetent, how corrupt, there are too many people around here for whom their hatred and antipathy for Republicans is simply too great. We need look no further than that buffoon and bully Jim Moran to see that.

        • drax

          In this One Party state, the Republicans could have Genghis Kahn as their nominee and he would still win against a Democratic Thomas Jefferson. It does not matter how inept, how incompetent, how corrupt, there are too many people around here for whom their hatred and antipathy for Democrats is simply too great. We need look no further than that buffoon and bully (insert hated Republican…Ken Cuccinelli will work) to see that.

          (Just as pointless and stupid a post as yours.)

          • KalashniKEV

            Except that the Cuch is kicking butt and taking names and Moran is a useless buffoon and an embarrassment…

            (whether you agree with the Cuch is a matter of opinion)

            I personally think that the corruption and ineptitude will eventually reach critical mass, and the pendulum will start to swing the other way, but then again you guys all know I’m an optimist. 😉

          • Leon Panetta

            “Taking names”? Is Virginia spying on its citizens now?

          • drax

            Gosh, Kev, you failed miserably to get my post because you’re hopelessly biased? Shocking.

          • Bender

            So, drax —

            Tim Kaine and Mark Warner were Gengis Kahn Republicans? Our two Democrat senators are Gengis Kahn Republicans?

          • Bender

            drax? drax? Where’d you go?

            I guess it was a stupid post of mine to think you’d get the point.

            But thanks for proving my point. Instead of defending the Democrat, you simply attacked a Republican (Cuccinelli). Your anti-Republicanism trumps all else.

          • KalashniKEV

            Not all Democrats are bad, but the Democrat Party in Arlington is a Hate Machine.

    • drax

      I know that when I want unbiased political analysis, I always look to Kev.


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