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Most-read Arlington stories of the week: Jan. 10-14

Spokes Etc. in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The snow melted away this week, allowing Arlington to venture back out between winter storms.

Schools returned from a bonus snow week of winter break, although many have been sent back home to isolate due to a rise in Covid cases in schools. With only one more snow day allotment left, students and teachers at least have MLK Day as a buffer from expected winter weather this Sunday night. Check back with us over the weekend to get the latest on road conditions and closures.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Neighbors ask county to reconsider dense residential development planned for Pentagon City
  2. Covid cases hit new record in Arlington, but test positivity rate starts to trend down
  3. Today is the 40th anniversary of the 14th Street Bridge plane crash that killed 78 people
  4. Police: Man armed with gun took cash from tip jar in Rosslyn
  5. Trek to buy local bike shop Spokes Etc.
  6. ACPD: Man fired gun during abduction of woman on Columbia Pike
  7. School bus and cyclist collide near Yorktown High School
  8. Community pushes back on renovations for new restaurant at former Green Valley Pharmacy
  9. NEW: Hospitalizations on the rise as Arlington records yet another new Covid record
  10. Utility pole still protrudes into Columbia Pike due to incomplete underground cable work

Feel free to discuss those stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Stay safe this holiday weekend, Arlington!

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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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