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Lighting on the Ballston pedestrian bridge (Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar)

Flag Theft Suspects Are Soldiers — “Two soldiers assigned to the Army’s oldest active-duty infantry unit have been arrested on charges of stealing Pride flags from an Arlington, Va., couple’s home, according to local police… Both men are members of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard, which serves as the Army’s premier ceremonial unit tasked with burials at Arlington National Cemetery.” [Stars and Stripes]

Road Closures for Blinken ProtestsPro-Palestinian protests are continuing outside of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Arlington house. The protests reportedly prompted an extended closure of Chain Bridge Road yesterday. [Twitter]

Stories of the Enslaved — “Winnie Steele lived and worked near Bob and Edith’s Diner on Columbia Pike. Horace Branson toiled at a farm along Langston Boulevard. Henry Speaks worked at two Arlington home sites—one near what is now the East Falls Church metro stop and another at the present-day location of St. Ann Catholic Church.” [Arlington Magazine]

Local Theater’s Satire Gamble — “It’s a challenging tightrope, indeed, to both lampoon those who inhabit the sometimes ever so slightly pretentious world of the ‘legitimate theater’… while not falling into the very traps one is playfully satirizing. And in The Arlington Players’ serio-comedic play-within-a-play production of ‘Anton in Show Business,’ there fortunately are more hits than misses.” [Gazette Leader]

Signature Premieres WWI Musical — “Imagine fighting in the trenches of war without being able to hear the gunfire and explosions happening all around you. That’s the case with the deaf World War I sniper at the center of ‘Private Jones.’ The new musical made its world premiere at Signature Theatre in Shirlington, Virginia, this week and is running now through March 10.” [WTOP]

Sweep for WHS at Track Meet — “Not just one but winning two Liberty District track and field team championships was the biggest one-day accomplishment in the history of the Wakefield High School indoor track and field program.” [Gazette Leader]

VSP Upping Patrols This Weekend — “The Virginia State Police Fairfax and Culpeper Divisions will be conducting Operation DISS-rupt on all 76 miles of Interstate 66 in Virginia on Super Bowl weekend (February 10-12).  The traffic enforcement and educational safety initiative focuses on Distracted driving, Impaired driving, Speed compliance and Seat belt safety.” [Press Release]

Road Changes Planned Near Fairlington — “The [Alexandria] Department of Transportation and Environmental Services is hosting an open house next week on safety enhancements planned for King Street… near the Bradlee Shopping Center. A community meeting to discuss the changes is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Fairlington Presbyterian Church (3846 King Street).” [ALXnow]

It’s Friday — Expect gradual clearing leading to a sunny day with a high temperature around 60°F and south winds of 5 to 7 mph. Showers are possible late Friday night, particularly after 4am, as clouds increase and the temperature drops to around 46°F, with a 30% chance of precipitation. []

Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar

Recent Stories

Good Wednesday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

Three years into his tenure as Penrose Neighborhood Association president, Alex Sakes can proudly say he got a grocery store to corral its shopping carts roaming Columbia Pike.

Local news is a tough business, especially in 2024. The recent, unfortunate closure of DCist illustrates how fragile of a thing it is. ARLnow has sustained our commitment to online-only…

An Arlington firefighter noted for his problem-solving ability, passion for the community and conspicuous moustache has received statewide recognition. Lieutenant Henry Spencer was just named Virginia Firefighter of the Year,…

Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.

Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.

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Spring will be here before you know it, and art classes are a terrific way to welcome the season. We have some fresh new classes such as hand-building vases and flower arranging. Also on our roster are crocheting, knitting, printmaking, stitching, and sewing. Of course, you can’t go wrong with the basics: watercolor painting, gouache, oil painting, ceramics (including the wheel), sculpture, collage, drawing, and more. Classes start the week of April 1 and range from 3 to 7 weeks.

If you haven’t discovered Art House 7, this is a great time to check us out! We offer classes, workshops, open studios, and Art Nights throughout the year, as well as summer camps. We recently expanded our studio, and you can buy art supplies next door. We’re near the Lee Harrison shopping center, and free parking is outside our door. Ages 2 to adult.

5537 Langston Blvd., Arlington VA 22207

Art Classes and Art Supplies in Arlington, Va.

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Self-led Decision Making – An IFS Approach

Whenever we feel indecisive, it’s usually because different parts of ourselves see things differently and are motivated by different priorities and concerns. In fact, it’s usually the friction between these different “camps” that makes us feel stuck.

We can mediate

Free Right-Sizing Workshop – How to Get Rid of Your…

Cody Chance and Dick Nathan of Long & Foster are hosting a free workshop on the topic of “down-sizing” at their office on Cherry Hill Rd. (formerly Lee Highway) in Arlington on Thursday, February 29 from 5:30PM-7:00PM.

Every great endeavor


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