ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Even though the bulk of the action was across the river, it was still an eventful week in Arlington.

There’s a new presidential administration and a new balance of power Congress. In one sense, local life in Arlington continues with few visible changes when the political balance of power shifts on the other side of the Potomac. On the other hand, federal policies do have a tangible local impact, and a change in administration often means changes in the job titles of local residents.

Here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week:

  1. Four Bridges Connecting Va. to D.C. Will Be Closed Starting Tuesday (Jan. 15)
  2. Police Release Surveillance Video of ‘Person of Interest’ in Ballston Murder (Jan. 15)
  3. Arlington’s Yene Damtew Styled Michelle Obama’s Hair, Stole Spotlight at Inauguration
  4. Highlander Motel is Now Closed, Will Be Torn Down For a CVS in March
  5. New VRE Station Could Bring Amtrak to Crystal City in 2024
  6. Rents Have Dropped By Nearly 15% in Arlington Since March
  7. Cosi Closes in Rosslyn, Starbucks Closing Soon
  8. County Defends Vaccine Rollout, Amid More APS Employee Complaints (Jan. 15)
  9. Arlington Residential Property Values Soar (Jan. 15)

Feel free to discuss those, or other topics of local interest, in the comments. Have a nice weekend!

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Join us at Art House 7 this Saturday 4-7pm for our Annual Open House – Teacher and Student art show!

  • Meet our teachers

  • See student and teacher artwork

  • Teacher’s paintings, ceramics, notecards will be for sale

  • Enjoy beverages and light refreshments

  • All attendees get a $20 gift certificate off a class

  • 30% off everything in our Supply Store for holiday gifts

Sat. Dec. 3, 4-7pm

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The Alternative Christmas Market is back! At First Presbyterian Church Arlington in Ballston, located at 601 N. Vermont Street, Arlington VA 22203, on Sunday, December 4th from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Parking available.

Vendors and products this year include: 10,000 Villages, Olive Oil Ministry, African Team Ministries, Community Coalition for Haiti, Heifer, African Market Baskets, Café Justo, Thistle Farms, Southwest Indian Foundation, and Together We Bake.

Buy gifts for everyone on your list, and support these great organizations, artisans, and global neighbors. See you there!

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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.

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Washington-Liberty Annual Holiday Bazaar

Join us Saturday December 3 from 10 to 4 p.m. at W-L High School, for this much anticipated Arlington holiday tradition! We will be featuring over 65 vendors for gift shopping, our student clubs and activities fundraising booths, and food


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