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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com August 16, 2012 at 9:15 am 2,470 16 Comments

Library May Set Summer Reading Record — Arlington Public Library is tantalizingly close to setting a new record for participation in its summer reading program. Last year a record 7,371 students participated in the program. This year the library is “just a handful away” from reaching that number. [Sun Gazette]

Road Closures for Buckingham Festival — The Arlington County Police Department will be assisting with traffic control for the Buckingham Festival this weekend. From about 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, N. Pershing Drive will be closed between N. Glebe Road and N. Thomas Street. [Arlington County Police]

Arlington Mag Taking ‘Best Of’ Votes — Arlington Magazine has started taking votes for its inaugural ‘Best of Arlington’ poll. Among the dozens of individual categories are Best Restaurant, Best Realtor, Best Dog Park and Best Cosmetic Surgeon. [Arlington Magazine]

Photo courtesy Peter Roof

  • DarkHeart

    Escape from the gabions!

  • Dot

    Those are my husbands cairns.

    • Andrew

      Please thank your husband. I enjoy them as I ride by every day.

  • bman

    homeless people arts from the people that live in 4 mile run

  • Captain_Obvious

    Why isn’t “Dog-Friendly Restaurant” a category? wtf…

  • Hank

    Anybody else find that photo strangely erotic?

    • YTK

      Maybe it should grace the front of the Whole Foods store

    • Hoodood

      I also enjoy riding past these each day on my way to and from work.

    • nom de guerre

      Not me, but I do think the cairn would make a great bollard.

    • i’m very turned on, yes.

  • JohnB

    It didn’t include best local publication. Probably because it would loose to ArlNow.com.

    • Thanks, John! We’re glad to be providing news that’s of use and interest to the Arlington community. Arlington Magazine has different goals than us — it’s more lifestyle-oriented while ARLnow.com is more news-oriented — but we think our friends over there do a great job of providing in-depth coverage of local cultural and human interest topics. They also produce some great photography.

  • Arlington Cat

    WTOP Radio did a “best of” last month and “best neighborhood” was also a category. in the end, a manufactured housing community in Chantilly came in third place thanks to some snarky people at Westfield and Chantilly High Schools.

  • Kay Kay

    What is the Buckingham Festival?

  • CW

    Was so hot this summer that all i wanted to do was sit around inside and read, too.

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