Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Bubbles the Beta fish, who began the year in the second grade classroom at Nottingham Elementary School.
Here is what Bubbles’ temporary caretaker has to say about his life here in Arlington:
This aquatic resident of Arlington comes with quite a tale. Bubbles is a Betta fish, a type of fish originally from Thailand. We know he began the 2019 school year with his friends, in the second grade “Owls” classroom at Nottingham Elementary School. His classroom friends all voted to give him his name, Bubbles, and it fits him perfectly — he regularly blows bubble nests on the edge of his tank.
Bubbles spent a happy school year paddling around his bowl, eating and sleeping and watching his friends learn from their teacher, who brought Bubbles to school to start the year. All was well until a Friday in mid-March, when everything changed. Sadly, school had to close for a while. Everyone agreed Bubbles would have been lonely spending all that time by himself in an empty classroom, so he had to move, fishbowl and all.
Fortunately, Bubbles was able to go home (for a while) with one of the Owls. We’re sure it was a bewildering transition to leave school, but Bubbles has settled in swimmingly in his new environment. Bubbles now spends his days in the kitchen, actively swimming around the grass in his tank, or sheltering under his big pink leaf, or just napping on the surface or the bottom. His temporary caretakers love how his vivid blue scales and colorful tank brighten up their home. They also like having a new friend to keep them company as they wait for Nottingham to open again, at which point Bubbles can go back to swimming with his teacher and her new class of friendly Owls!
Everyone has flat screen TVs already so how about a more interesting Black Friday special? The ARLnow Press Club for free, to try out the daily Early Morning Notes email…
There’s not a whole lot going on in Arlington today, save for activity at local shopping centers, so we’re going to fast forward right to the top story countdown. Here…
Statues of Liberty gives thanks this holiday season and grateful for a few things this year.
It’s turkey time. Thanksgiving Eve is upon us and extra revelry can be expected at some local bars tonight, ahead of the holiday. Please be careful on the roads and…
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 https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
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.
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