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Two weeks ago, only about 13% of ARLnow poll respondents reported having seen a cicada so far this spring. That’s rapidly changing.
All around Arlington, locals are reporting cicada sightings. From Fairlington to Columbia Pike to Ballston to Westover to Lyon Village to the Rosslyn area, members of Brood X are emerging from their dirt homes of the past 17 years in rising numbers.
According to the Capital Weather Gang, the awakening is suddenly happening throughout the D.C. area. And there’s a lot more to come.
On Capital Weather Gang’s Twitter feed, we’ve received dozens of reports of the insects in Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District.
Monday morning brought a sudden increase in sightings after only isolated reports of early cicadas in the past one to two weeks. The emergence was somewhat unexpected given the lower-than-normal temperatures since Friday.
Despite the surge of reports, the insects haven’t crawled out of their holes everywhere, and a more massive swarm still awaits.
Below are some of the cicada sightings reported to ARLnow on social media.
— Susan (@Suethirsty) May 10, 2021
I had not yet seen a #cicada this season, until this guy literally dropped in on me a few minutes ago to say “Hello, Tom”. #cicadas #BroodX #Every17Years @capitalweather @ARLnowDOTcom pic.twitter.com/DVN1kLfLWm
— Tom Mockler (@TomMockler) May 10, 2021
— Jen Molnar (@molnar_jen) May 10, 2021
Front and backyard in Yorktown. Birds and squirrels are having an all you can eat buffet right now.
— Suzanne Mund (@suzannegmund) May 11, 2021
— christie (@crispyweathers) May 11, 2021
I've seen over 50 in Arlington Village pic.twitter.com/0jjt81aq7i
— Erin Pollard (@emp04) May 11, 2021
Just couple crawlers out around Ashton Heights, and we found a tree that had a few husks that had already been discarded. Not much compared to what's coming, but more holes on the ground than yesterday for sure! pic.twitter.com/VZI0gxQY3C
— Aaron Webb (@thebestWebb) May 11, 2021
Some hatching this am – North Arlington near Chain Bridge pic.twitter.com/qGkToEZsgn
— roo (@Rooroxx) May 11, 2021
Near Arl/FC border. pic.twitter.com/E97mgwPQRk
— Molly (@mollysartstuff) May 11, 2021
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A man was shot in front of a lounge on Columbia Pike early this morning, continuing a string of violent incidents.
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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org
The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village