It’s the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, and everyone seems to be gearing up for the holiday weekend — assuming you’re not already out of town.
Unless you’re one of the thousands of residents who lost power during the storm, or suffered damage to your cars and houses. As of 3 p.m. Dominion was still reporting 4,019 customers out of power in Arlington.
The storm was also a somber affair for Arlington’s arbor amorists who lost one of the county’s most prized trees in the squall.
1/6 An old friend has passed. The Reevesland Oak at Bluemont Park in Arlington Virginia fell during a storm yesterday. I always touched, and was touched, by this beautiful tree as I passed by, an inspiration and subject of my camera for many years. @ARLnowDOTcom @capitalweather pic.twitter.com/Zxaihkiz8G
— Dennis Dimick (@ddimick) May 24, 2019
Memorial Day activities like the Arlington National Cemetery’s annual “Flag-In” and flower distribution are continuing nonetheless.
But even aside from the storms, the holiday preparations and latest Metropocolypse, it’s been a busy week for Arlington. Here’s a few tidbits from around town you might have missed:
- County Board Paves Way for More Accessory Dwellings Units
- Meridian Pint Plans to Open in Dominion Hills Tomorrow
- County Board Approves Transportation Funding for Projects Near Amazon HQ2
- Feds Seek Settlement with APS, Alleging English-Learning Students Need More Help
- National Park Service: Gravelly Point Not Ideal for Boathouse
What are your plans for the weekend? Let us know, and feel free to discuss any other issues of local interest, in the comments below.
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Signature Theatre just released single tickets for all 33rd season productions, which highlights the organization’s long-time relationship with legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. Beginning with the musical adaptation of The Color Purple and irreverent No Place to Go, the season continues with three Sondheim musicals, the DC premieres of Off-Broadway hit Which Way to the Stage and Pulitzer Prize finalist Selling Kabul, the Tony Award®-winning rock musical Passing Strange, and return of Signature’s cabaret series honoring legendary artists.
“Last November, the world lost an icon. The death of Stephen Sondheim was a blow to everyone in the theater community. Signature Theatre would not be the same without Sondheim — he IS Signature’s ‘signature.’ This season, we are honoring the legend with productions of Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd dedicated to his memory. These shows represent the diversity and range of Sondheim,” said Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner about the new season.
Join us Sunday, Aug 28 from 12-3pm for our MEGA Wine Tasting
How it Works:
We’ve invited all our wine vendors that we work with to bring 6-10 wines in their portfolio (wines that are usually not carried at Osteria