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Most-Read Arlington Stories of the Week: Oct. 18-22, 2021

Halloween decorations along N. Jackson St. (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

After sunny, near-perfect weather during the work week, a cloudier and cooler weekend awaits.

The local news cycle in Arlington has remained busy, shifting from stories around this month’s County Board meetings to the upcoming election. Expect another round of “Why Should You Vote for Me” essays from local candidates at the end of next week.

It the meantime, here are the most-read ARLnow articles of the past week:

  1. Police investigating ‘drive-by shooting’ near Shirlington
  2. Bomb squad investigation at State Dept. office in Rosslyn
  3. Video shows man lighting American flag on fire outside Arlington Heights home
  4. HQ2 to house alternative high school permanently, Arlington and Amazon announce
  5. This Week’s Cartoon: Advanced Towing
  6. Video: Arlington animal control officers rescue dog from fence along I-395
  7. President Biden coming to Arlington next week for another McAuliffe campaign event
  8. Rescue underway after car careens into woods along GW Parkway
  9. Person seriously injured in Rosslyn crash
  10. Hundreds of APS high school students stage walkout over sexual harassment and assault
  11. Firefighters battle a blaze near Shirlington
  12. New restaurant brings Uyghur cuisine to Cherrydale

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

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As the summer winds down, it’s a great time to look forward to a creative fall! Art House 7 has a terrific selection of classes, for preschoolers to adults. Our fall session, starting September 6, offers painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, ceramics (including the wheel) and sewing. We have specialty classes such as Suminagashi, the ancient art of Japanese water marbling.

If you’re looking for a shorter commitment, we also have a full schedule of workshops, Art Nights, and Morning Art Socials. If you haven’t discovered Art House 7, please check us out! We offer classes throughout the year, taught by a range of fantastic teachers. You can buy art supplies next door. We’re near the Lee Harrison shopping center, and free parking is outside our door.

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5537 Langston Blvd.Arlington VA 22207

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