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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com August 8, 2012 at 8:45 am 2,244 18 Comments

County Fair Starts Today — The Arlington County Fair officially kicks off today at 5:00 p.m. The first racing piglet competition will take place at 5:30 p.m. The fair will run through Sunday at 10:00 p.m. [Arlington County Fair]

‘Pike Hike’ Scheduled for SundayWalkArlington is sponsoring a new community “walkabout” timed to coincide with the county fair. Pike Hike II Junior Walkabout will take participants on a family-friendly stroll of the Columbia Pike town center area from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. Sights along the way include the Pike farmers market and the Columbia Pike Branch Library. Participants will also get a free ticket to take the shuttle from the Arlington Career Center (816 S. Walter Reed Drive) to the fair. [CommuterPage Blog]

Libertarian Tries to Make Ballot — An independent candidate who has the support of the Libertarian Party is trying to make it on the Sept. 4 ballot for the 45th District House of Delegates seat. So far only Democrat Rob Krupicka and Republican Tim McGhee has been confirmed for the ballot in the race to succeed Del. David Englin. [Sun Gazette]

Large Crowd for BBQ Bike Ride — There was a large turnout last night for a barbeque and group ride from the Freshbikes store in Virginia Square. With the assistance of Arlington County police, the weekly ride takes cyclists from the store, up Military Road to the intersection with Glebe Road, and back. [Ode Street Tribune]

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  • Enough already

    Arlington’s fair is such an embarassment. I’d like to see the County Board in dunk tank

    • drax

      Be sure not to attend then.

    • YTK

      When they hit the water it will sizzle.

  • B22201

    Piglet racing is cruel! We need monkeys racing on the backs of border collies. . . that’s excitement!

  • Black Flag

    Good Morning Arlnow! Let the a$$hole parade begin!
    So far, just one a$$hole out there?

    • asscount

      and then there was two

    • Henry Rollins

      When life hands you a lemon, say, ‘Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?’

  • DarkHeart

    4712 has a S. Arlington feel to it. Maybe somewhere between CoPi and 395?

    • WeiQiang

      Can’t be Douglas Park, Nauck or anywhere in the area you mentioned. The closest you can get to the 4700 block in S. Arl is in Barcroft or Claremont.

    • WeiQiang

      LOL. It’s 4712 Wilson Blvd. “S. Arlington feel” indeed. smh

      • DarkHeart

        Well, it’s gotten different siding since Google car last came by….

        • WeiQiang

          … so you didn’t recognize it as a North Arlington color. No, I get it. Tiffany Blue isn’t doesn’t say “North Arlington” like Palisades Ochre.

  • Drunk_IrishChick

    I bet there wont be any crime at the county fair!

    • DarkHeart

      Is ACPD going to have their eye in the sky in the parking lot again this year? They should make that a ride too.

  • DarkHeart

    I was kinda thinking of that neighborhood bounded by Glebe/WR/CoPi or GM/50/Glebe, but I guess that’s not 4700 ish.

  • Elmer

    The flag flying house resident is obviously not a government bureaucrat. They are far too sophisticated for such a jingoistic display.

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