Morning Notes

Deer running down the road (Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick)

Farewell, Pia — It is our social media intern Pia Kramer’s last day. If you’ve been enjoying our revitalized Instagram presence this summer, you have Pia to thank. Good luck at grad school, Pia!

Plan for Red Lion Hotel Changing — “An Orr Partners-led venture wants to revive and expand plans to redevelop a hotel in Rosslyn. The Arlington County Board previously greenlighted two high-rises there, totaling 183,000 square feet. Having recently acquired another parcel adjacent to the site, Reston-based Orr now wants to build a 422,000-square-foot multifamily building instead.” [Washington Business Journal]

Taqueria el Poblano’s Last Weekend — “We have made the difficult decision to close our Columbia Pike location. Please come by ‘The Pike’ and join in on the fun for our last two nights and support the staff at the Taqueria Poblano’s Columbia Pike location this Friday, August 26th & Saturday, August 27th! The restaurant will be donating 50% of gross sales for these two days to our loyal and hard working staff!” [Facebook, ARLnow]

Activists Decry Amazon ‘Takeover’ — “A new report from Demos and For Us, Not Amazon (FUNA) – a coalition against an Amazon takeover in Northern Virginia – highlights how organizers are fighting for the rights of working people, immigrants and people of color as the multinational company prepares to open its new headquarters in Virginia next year.” [Press Release]

APS Families Accidentally Get EBT Cards — An Arlington Public Schools spokesman tells ARLnow that about 6,900 students accidentally received P-EBT cards that were not intended for them. The error was first pointed out by an ARLnow reader on Twitter. “The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is a federal program created in the spring of 2020 to supplement school meals that students missed,” notes a state website. [Twitter, Twitter]

Catholic Schools Back in Session — “Catholic schools in the diocese of Arlington [welcomed] students back Wednesday. Superintendent, Doctor Joseph Vorbach, spoke with us about the new school year.” [Fox 5]

Grant Ideas for Seniors — “Arlington Community Foundation is excited to premiere and host the Age Friendly Grant Catalog featuring 12 grant ideas of organizations and programs serving older adults (55+) in Arlington, with grants up to $10,000 each. The public is able to view and ‘shop’ these grants… and donate any amount toward needs that inspire them.” [Press Release]

The Toll of Traffic Crashes — “We spoke with three people who survived being hit by a vehicle and continue to live with the effects. We also spoke with people who have lost loved ones at the hands of a driver… Their stories highlight the potential toll of one careless moment — or one intentional bad action — from a driver. They all have similar pleas, too: for drivers to be more responsible and for cities to design roads that limit speeding and reckless driving.” [WAMU]

It’s Friday — Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day, with a slight chance of rain and storms. High of 88 and low of 73. Sunrise at 6:34 am and sunset at 7:50 pm. []

Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick