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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The week started with a bang, literally.

The demolition of the former Rosslyn Holiday Inn hotel tower on Sunday, with photos and video from ARLnow staff photographer Jay Westcott, was far and away our most-read story of the week.

If you’re looking for a unique angle on the implosion, check out Rosslyn resident (and Axios co-founder) Mike Allen’s view from his condo, in item #8 of this Axios AM newsletter.

Here are the most-viewed articles of the past week:

  1. Video: Implosion of Rosslyn Holiday Inn Hotel Tower
  2. Crystal City Staple Americana Hotel is Permanently Closed
  3. Winter Weather Advisory Issued Ahead of Expected Wednesday Snowfall
  4. ACPD Officer Dragged After Traffic Stop on I-66
  5. Arlington Ranked Safest Locality in U.S., With Lowest Cost of Crime
  6. Arlington Asks Richmond for Authority to Install Speed Cameras and Lower Speed Limits
  7. Police: Drug Deal Gone Wrong Leads to Beating Near Ballston
  8. Demolition of Alpine Restaurant is Approved, Kickstarting Work on The Children’s School
  9. Construction Wraps Up on Crystal City Building That Will House Amazon Offices
  10. County Board Speeds Up Timeline to Change the Arlington Logo

Feel free to discuss those stories, or anything else of local interest, in the comments. Have a nice weekend!

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Join MoCA Arlington Summer Camps at Marymount University and learn the fundamentals of handbuilding, throwing on a wheel, glazing, and much more. In this two-week course, students will explore hand building techniques, wheel throwing, and strengthen ideas that exemplify individual artist expression guided by professional working artists. Students of all skill levels are welcome!

Visit MoCA Arlington’s Website here and the registration page to secure your space today!

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Please join us on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4 pm for the Glencarlyn Home Tour in Arlington’s historic Glencarlyn neighborhood.  Among the featured homes will be a sparkling new home by A&N Builders at 5604-4th St. South. The inviting front porch opens to a light-filled space featuring high ceiling, wood floors, gas fireplace,  Pella windows, Shrock cabinets, Quartz countertop, and JennAir appliances.  Doors from the family room open to a large covered porch with a few steps to the level, landscaped rear yard.  Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room, and linen storage.  The big lower level has a rec room, gym space, and a fifth bedroom and bathroom plus even more storage.  After leaving the home, stroll to the Ball-Sellers home, the oldest residence in Arlington, the community gardens at the library, Carlin Hall, and the 94 acre Glencarlyn Park. A lovely way to while away a late spring afternoon.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved.

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4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Treat yourself this Independence Day with a world-class, private 4th of July extravaganza at the Military Women’s Memorial – a premier National Capital Region site.

Great food, fun, and the best views of Washington DC’s spectacular fireworks display. Relax, enjoy,


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