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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com October 31, 2012 at 9:00 am 3,236 20 Comments

Trick or Treating Tonight — So far, Arlington County has not placed any restrictions on trick or treating tonight in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. There’s no official trick or treating time in Arlington; children typically begin trick or treating shortly after sundown.

Halloween Safety Tips — WalkArlington has a number of helpful safety tips for parents whose children will be trick or treating tonight. Among them: Parents should make sure their trick-or-treaters are wearing bright colors or reflectors and have a costume that allows them to clearly see their surroundings. Parents should also review safety rules with children before they leave the house. [WalkArlington]

Reopening After Sandy — Arlington Public Schools will be open today, with the exception of Barcroft Elementary School, which is still without power. Arlington County government offices, libraries, courts, community centers, and nature centers will also be open, as will federal government offices.

SoberRide Still On — The SoberRide program, which provides a free cab ride (up to a $30 fare) for holiday revelers, is still on despite Sandy. It’s open to anyone in the greater D.C. area calling 1-800-200-TAXI between 10:00 tonight and 4:00 tomorrow morning. A planned SoberRide-related press event in Arlington, however, which was to unveil a new vehicle that would be used to discourage drunk driving, has been postponed until after Election Day (Nov. 6).

  • Andy

    Since a couple of years ago when we switched to setting the clocks back after Halloween instead of before, most kids (especially the younger ones) seem to start trick or treating before Sundown not after.

  • SomeGuy

    Kids out trick-or-treating provide a good reason for me to support “green” initiatives and turn off all the lights at my house.

    • i bet u buy those crappy off brand gummi worms for kids don’t u
      don’t worry, no ones rushing over to get those anyways punk

      • JamesE

        Worse, he buys generic candy corn.

        • WeiQiang

          … that isn’t packed in individual packets.

          • SomeGuy

            You’re all wrong. I buy nothing for those leaches. If they want candy, they can get a job and buy it for themselves.

          • BeerMiner

            DooooshNozzle…. Bahhh humbug…

          • Right of Center

            Afterall Arlington ranks #2 in the nation for young, rich, singles

          • Mitt R.


          • SomeGuy


          • Willard Romney

            there are 47 percent who believe that they are victims, who believe that the neighborhood has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to Candy corn, Reese’s, Hershey’s, Snickers, Skittles, M&Ms, Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, to you name it… my job is not to worry about those people—I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and buy their own candy.

          • Michelle Obama

            Kids who work hard for their candy should have it confiscated anyway.


          • Paul R.

            Amen brah

          • Sr guy

            Sounds like my two kids, and every kid in my area.

            Seriously, I spent 40 bucks on Halloween candy last year, and ran out a little after 8:00 PM. I had a group of stragglers after 8:30 PM come to my door (teenage boys, 15 and over). When I said I ran out of candy, they stood there, still with their bags open staring at me looking both confused and dumb.

            I repeated I had run out, and they still stood there demanding a handout with their dumb look and disappointed and angry eyes.

            I have to go to my kids Halloween booty and take candy from them to give to the teenagers. It was not a good night all around.

          • Homeowner

            “Tricks for you…”

          • SomeGuy

            Send the beavers.

  • Casper

    I’m gravely concerned about the choice of image.

    • ArlingtonWay

      Looks like the dead center of town.

    • Id

      I think its dead on.

  • novasteve

    It’s open to anyone in the greater D.C. area calling 1-800-200-TAXI between 10:00 tonight and 4:00 tomorrow morning.

    Yes, please call by 10PM so you might get a cab by 4AM.


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