Rethink Energy: You Voted – We Heard You!

This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment. Got a question? Email us at [email protected]!

2,000+ ARLnow readers cast votes in our last post – Make Energy Great Again. Thanks for making Arlington great with such yuuge voter turnout.

We heard you! We’re pleased to announce that we will make eight thermal cameras available to residents. These cameras help find opportunities for energy efficiency at home like air leaks and missing insulation. We’ll post more on this as we get closer to the release. If you would like to be notified when the cameras are available, please sign up in this link for our Rethink Energy newsletter where we’ll be sharing more details.

Moving on, it snowed a little yesterday but next week spring gives winter the boot. We’ve heard rumors of 70 degree days next week. Here are a few tips and reminders as we move into the new season.

Get paid by Dominion Power by signing up for their Smart Cooling Rewards. This program cycles your AC unit off on peak demand days for limited periods. This helps reduce the strain on our overall electricity grid. Dominion will give you a $40 bill credit each year for participating. For more info, visit:

Get your HVAC tuned up before the summer heat arrives. Making sure that your cooling equipment is running with the right amount of coolant. Without enough coolant in your air conditioning system it works harder (uses more energy) to do the same amount of work. It doesn’t hurt to change your air filter while you’re at it.

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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!

This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.

100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.

For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at

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Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.

Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.

Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.

Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.

Outstanding Young Artist

Tony Woods Live – Standup Comedy Showcase

Live Standup Comedy Starring the Legendary Tony Woods!
Arlington, VA
Friday, November 25

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Doors at 7pm)
Crystal City Sports Pub (3rd floor lounge)
529 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA
$15 – General admission
$20 –


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