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Zero-waste service taking on Amazon is expanding in Virginia with record growth

The Rounds — a new zero waste delivery service — is expanding their door to door delivery service to 3 new zip codes in Arlington: 22201, 22207 and 22203.

Designed as a local and sustainable alternative to Amazon, The Rounds is a new take on the traditional “milkman” model. After delivering items in reusable containers, they pick up the empties that their Members leave on their doorsteps and drop off a refill.

They partner with local businesses like Compass Coffee and Bethesda Bagels to keep homes stocked with everyday staples and local favorites — all on an autopilot system that they cheekily claim to act as a “psychic home manager.” All you do is set how many rolls of TP you want a week and forget ever having to haul a 24 pack home from the store again.

The Rounds has rapidly expanded across The District and in Virginia, and has no plans of slowing down soon.

“Our mission is to make everyday sustainable choices effortless, for everyone,” says co-founder and CEO Alexander Torrey.

ARLnow readers who sign up by March 31st get 6 months of free refills and deliveries with code ARLNOW.

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Encore Stage & Studio is excited to kick off its season with a swashbuckling adventure! What starts as a mystery turns into an adventure in an Encore adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. Young Gemma Hawkins escapes a dull life to search for where “X” marks the spot on a mysterious treasure map left behind by an old sea captain.

Gemma meets a slew of thrill-seeking sea farers as she races to find the treasure before any pirates do. Encore Stage & Studio presents_ Treasure Island_ running October 14-23, 2022 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22204). 

Season subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now at www.encorestage.org. Single tickets are $15 for Adults; $12 for Children, Students, Military and Seniors. Season subscriptions begin at $33. Patrons can learn more about Encore’s COVID-19 audience procedures online at www.encorestage.org.

Performances dates:
Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm
Saturdays, October 15 and 22 at 11am and 3pm
Sundays, October 16 and 23 at 3pm

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Arlington kids can keep active this winter with Arlington County’s Department of Parks & Recreation’s Youth House Basketball League. Available for grades 1-12, this program begins in mid-November for grades 1-8 and early Jan. for grades 9-12 and costs between $75-90.

Come join the fun! Sign up by Oct. 12*!

Registration for grades 9-12 opens on Nov. 7.

If the league fee is a factor to signing up, check out the Department’s fee reduction program, which helps Everyone, Everywhere, Every Day! Access for All. Easy to apply! Whether you have a short-term set back or something longer-term. Learn more at parks.arlingtonva.us/fee-reductions or call 703-228-4747. 

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Mini Photo Sessions for Family & Pets

Mini Family & Pet Photo Sessions
Beat the rush and sign up to get your holiday photos now!

Bring your kids! Bring your dogs!

Check out the DeSilva Studios website. Look at the images and see if you like them

Vini Franchetti Wine Dinner

Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!

Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm

Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker

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