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Snow on a lawn in Westover (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Pentagon City Rotating Restaurant Reopens — “Skydome, a unique rotating restaurant, has reopened atop the DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington. The restaurant, which closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, also underwent a conceptual redesign. The restaurant’s menu now features contemporary American fare through a Mediterranean lens, served under the direction of Executive Chef Klaus Happel and bar selections created by Haley Stone.” [Patch]

County Board Candidates Officially Announce — “The Democratic 2023 County Board field rose to five on Feb. 1, as two more aspirants kicked off campaigns. Natalie Roy and Tony Weaver join three others who announced plans a month before to seek the seats currently held by Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey, who are not expected to seek re-election. Also at the Feb. 1 meeting, the Arlington County Democratic Committee voted unanimously to choose its two County Board nominees through a state-run primary.” [Sun Gazette]

Free ART Bus Rides — “To honor the legacy of Rosa Parks, Transit Equity Day will be celebrated this Saturday, Feb. 4th. All ART bus fares will be free for the entire day.” [Arlington County, Twitter]

APS Proposes to Nix Political Posts — “Proposed revisions to the Arlington school system’s social-media policy more directly spell out that the school system needs to stay out of political advocacy.” [Sun Gazette]

Sheriff Names First Female Chief Deputy — “County Sheriff Jose Quiroz selected Tara Johnson as his Chief Deputy within the Sheriff’s Office. She will be the first female Chief Deputy in Arlington’s history. Chief Johnson was hired in August 2000 as a Deputy Sheriff after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park.” [Arlington County]

Sewer Work in Clarendon Area — From Arlington’s Dept. of Environmental Services: “Sanitary sewer upgrade work continues on North Edgewood between Franklin Road and Clarendon Boulevard, wrapping up in late March. Whole Foods parking and its dazzling Époisses de Bourgogne are not affected.” [Twitter]

Frigid Day Ahead — From the National Weather Service: “An Arctic front looks to push through late tonight into Fri. AM. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for portions of the Allegheny Front where wind chills will approach -10 degrees. Wind chills of 5 to 15 degrees are expected elsewhere heading into Sat. AM.” [Twitter]

It’s Friday — Partly cloudy, breezy and cold throughout the day. High of 37 and low of 16. Sunrise at 7:14 am and sunset at 5:33 pm. [Weather.gov]