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ARLnow Holiday Weekend Discussion

It only became official yesterday afternoon, but this is now a long federal holiday weekend.

We join the rest of the Arlington community in commemorating and reflecting on Juneteenth today and tomorrow.

Given the new holiday, we’re ending the day a bit early. Below are the most-read ARLnow articles of the week.

  1. Arlington’s Torri Huske Going to Tokyo After Setting Record at Olympic Trials
  2. Authorities Advise Removing Bird Feeders, Still Stumped By Reports of Sick and Dead Birds
  3. RCA Redevelopment in Rosslyn Gets Green Light
  4. Popular NYC Bakery Mah-Ze-Dahr Opening in Crystal City This Weekend
  5. Combo Sandwich and Flower Shop to Replace Buzz Bakery in Ballston
  6. Noise Complaints Drown Out Discussion of Forthcoming Cherrydale Farmers Market
  7. Progressive Voice: Spreading “Gentle” Density Across Arlington Benefits Everyone
  8. County Board Drills Into AHC About Serrano Apartments Conditions
  9. ACPD Reports More Thefts Involving Unlocked Vehicles
  10. County Board Approves $16 Million Loan for Affordable Apartment Building in Ballston
  11. Whitlow’s Is Closing Next Week and Throwing Itself a Going-Away Party

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

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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._

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Learn about the new assessment of Arlington’s urban tree canopy and the many ecological and social benefits trees provide. Staff from the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) will share study results and compare canopy cover for different areas of Arlington.The webinar will include assessments of ecosystem services such as stormwater mitigation, air quality, carbon uptake, and urban heat islands. For background on Arlington trees see the “Tree Benefits: Growing Arlington’s Urban Forest” presentation at

Please register in advance to assure your place at the webinar,

About the Arlington County Civic Federation: The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a not-for-profit corporation which provides a forum for civic groups to discuss, debate, inform, advocate and provide oversight on important community issues, on a non-partisan basis. Its members include over ninety civic groups representing a broad cross-section of the community. Communications, resolutions and feedback are regularly provided to the Arlington County Government.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21,2023 at 7 pm. This meeting is open to the public and will be hybrid, in-person and virtually through Zoom. Part of the agenda will be a discussion and vote on a resolution “To Restore Public Confidence in Arlington County’s Governance”. For more information on ACCF and this meeting, go to

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Valentine Pop-Up at George Mason University

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

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Matt Ruby, Headliner

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