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.