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Merry Christmas from ARLnow

Holiday lights in a Crystal City area high rise (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

It’s the afternoon before Christmas Eve and all throughout Arlington, things are getting quieter.

Whether you’re celebrating the holiday here, out of town or not at all (except perhaps the traditional Chinese takeout and movie evening), we hope you have a great holiday weekend. Also, we hope you booked your pie reservation early.

Here are the most-read articles of the past few days:

  1. Police investigating after two people found dead in apartment
  2. Massive fire at former Va. governor’s Chain Bridge Road mansion
  3. Crash in Clarendon critically injures pedestrian near Whole Foods
  4. Police: Man who tried to enter gym without membership fights two officers, tries to take their guns
  5. Covid cases rocket upward, shattering record, with hospitalizations low but growing
  6. A new lobster roll eatery is rolling into Shirlington
  7. New milestone reached in Virginia Hospital Center expansion
  8. The Highlander Motel is being demolished with a CVS set to open in its place late next year
  9. Photos: Some of the Arlington homes we’ve seen bringing holiday cheer
  10. County seeks input on potential Clarendon parking lot redevelopment

ARLnow will be off tomorrow and for the weekend, but we’ll be back first thing Monday morning as usual. Have a merry Christmas, 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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ACFCU’s Homebuying Happy Hour

Are you ready to buy your first home, but concerned about saving for a down payment? Grab a drink and join us for 45 minutes to learn more about how you can buy your first house with 3%, 5%, or

Azure Dream Day Spa Grand Opening

Azure Dream Day Spa is hosting their Grand Opening Celebration at their beautiful new spa located at 901 N. Quincy St. on Friday, August 12 from 5-9 p.m.

All are invited to come tour the new spa and to take


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