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Most-read Arlington stories of the week: Aug. 29-Sept. 2

Excavating continues at the former Rouse Estate site along Wilson Blvd (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The Labor Day weekend is here so let’s get right to it.

For what’s supposed to be a pretty slow pre-holiday week, this week actually turned out to be quite busy, readership-wise. Here are the most-read stories since Sunday:

  1. Boy stabbed, seriously injured on the Custis Trail near Ballston
  2. NEW: Car stolen from Rosslyn with child inside found in D.C.
  3. Group from Chicago arrested after catalytic converter thefts
  4. New CVS has a large blank wall facing Wilson Blvd, upsetting some locals
  5. Revamped Clarendon Ballroom is back open, after a management 180
  6. Fourteen upcoming fall activities in Arlington and around the region
  7. NEW: Woman pushing stroller struck by driver along Military Road
  8. Arlington Public Library is hosting “1619 Project” author next month
  9. Lease may be drying up for local watering hole Thirsty Bernie
  10. Texas woman facing charges after stabbing in Courthouse
  11. Solar panels are rising in Arlington thanks to a county program and federal incentives
  12. Suspect arrested after attempted armed carjacking in Pentagon City

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

Oh, and a quick reminder… trash WILL be picked up on Monday for those who receive the county’s collection service.

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Join us for Arlington’s biggest civil rights & social justice event of the year. The banquet is back in person at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.

Our keynote speaker this year is Symone Sanders from MSNBC and former Chief of Staff for Vice-President Kamala Harris.

The Master of Ceremonies is Joshua Cole, former state delegate, NAACP President, and local pastor.

Tickets/seating are limited. Purchase your ticket today! Sponsorship opportunities available.

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Submit your own Announcement here.

The Kinhaven 5K and Family Fest is the family-friendly race of the fall. Runners, walkers, and stroller pushers hit the trail while family members enjoy the fan zone including moonbounce, face painting, music, snacks, and games.

Proceeds support outdoor education and fitness programming.

Early Bird Registration rates through September 30 at runkinhavendotcom!

Submit your own Announcement here.

Arlington Metaphysical Chapel Presents METAPHEST, October 14-15, 2023

Workshops on: ~ Meditation ~ Intro to Tarot: The Aces and Major Arcana

~ Ageless Aging ~ Past Life Regression ~ Animal Communication and Healing

~ Psychometry ~ Spiritual Healing ~ Self Soul Love ~ Consciously Clearing Clutter ~ Awareness/Mindfulness/Consciousness.

New Moms Groups forming now!

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or you just had your first baby, we want to meet YOU! All those feelings you’re having are NORMAL and it’s not just you. Please don’t isolate yourself – that’s quicksand.

Mamistad groups are


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