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Most-Read Arlington stories of the week: Nov. 1-5, 2021

A polling place sign near Ballston on Election Day (staff photo by Matt Blitz)

Autumn is now in full force in Arlington, with chilly temperatures and trees finally turning their fall colors.

A seasonally cool but otherwise nice weekend is now on tap. Just don’t forget to turn those clocks back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday.

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

  1. Driver killed in crash near East Falls Church Metro
  2. Arlington stays deep blue as statewide offices switch to red
  3. Woman stabbed during Halloween hotel melee in Courthouse
  4. Independent candidates laud a spirited campaign on election eve
  5. Police presence at middle school Friday after shooting threat and airsoft gun found
  6. Parks department to make more courts multi-use to meet pickleball demand
  7. Video shows drivers reversing on I-395 to access Express Lanes and avoid minor backups
  8. A rabid raccoon was on the loose at the Shirlington Dog Park
  9. Arlington remains Democratic stronghold, but GOP celebrates education-driven inroads
  10. Good Company Doughnuts could lose half its patio seating to a new bus shelter
  11. A new dog daycare facility is coming to Clarendon, but there may be a snag
  12. Police warn bar-goers after a spate of drink spiking reports

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

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(This Community Post was written by Signature Theatre and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)

Signature Theatre just released single tickets for all 33rd season productions, which highlights the organization’s long-time relationship with legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. Beginning with the musical adaptation of The Color Purple and irreverent No Place to Go, the season continues with three Sondheim musicals, the DC premieres of Off-Broadway hit Which Way to the Stage and Pulitzer Prize finalist Selling Kabul, the Tony Award®-winning rock musical Passing Strange, and return of Signature’s cabaret series honoring legendary artists.

“Last November, the world lost an icon. The death of Stephen Sondheim was a blow to everyone in the theater community. Signature Theatre would not be the same without Sondheim — he IS Signature’s ‘signature.’ This season, we are honoring the legend with productions of Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd dedicated to his memory. These shows represent the diversity and range of Sondheim,” said Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner about the new season.

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MEGA Wine Tasting

Join us Sunday, Aug 28 from 12-3pm for our MEGA Wine Tasting

How it Works:

We’ve invited all our wine vendors that we work with to bring 6-10 wines in their portfolio (wines that are usually not carried at Osteria

Running & Strength Training Group Workout #1

Join our first workout of Coach Kate’s fall Running & Strength Training Program on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 a.m. at Oak Grove Park.

First/trial session is Free Of Charge. If you would like to join the program — which


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