Morning Notes

A sunny day at the Ballston pedestrian bridge (Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar)

Trail Detour Scheduled — From Arlington’s Dept. of Environmental Services:  “That South Park Drive trail spur detour near Sparrow Pond will now begin April 29.” [Twitter]

Va. Square Vehicle Tampering — “3900 block of Fairfax Drive. At approximately 10:21 a.m. on April 18, police were dispatched to the report of a vehicle tampering. The preliminary investigation indicates the suspect entered an unoccupied parked vehicle, rummaged through the interior and stole items. A lookout for the suspect was broadcast and responding officers located him and, following a brief foot pursuit, took him into custody at Washington Boulevard and N. Quincy Street. The stolen items and suspected narcotics and paraphernalia were recovered.” [ACPD]

Protesters Still Dumping Fake Blood — “These anti-genocide activists are camped outside U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s house 24/7, pouring fake blood in the street to protest his role in Israel’s war on Gaza.” [Twitter]

APS Slow Rolling Bike Lessons — “Are efforts by Arlington’s school system in providing bicycle education to students running on two flat tires? That was the impression left at this month’s meeting of the county government’s Bicycle Advisory Committee. There, several members castigated the school system’s efforts as halfhearted at best. The school system “isn’t even trying” to hit targets, committee member Gillian Burgess said.” [Gazette Leader]

Author Talk About Patawomeck Book — “In an effort to steal the land of the Patawomeck people in 1666, colonists in what would become the Commonwealth of Virginia killed all of the men of the tribe. They then enslaved the Patawomeck women and children, marched them to the coast and shipped them off to work in the sugar fields of Barbados… On Wednesday, Chilton will be discussing ‘1666: A Novel’ at 6 p.m., at Busboys & Poets bookstore located at 4251 Campbell Ave. in Arlington.” [Patch]

County Launches New Teen Webpage — “Looking for teen programming in Arlington? You’ve found it! Check out the new Teens homepage, which will serve as your one-shop-stop for everything teens. From late-night programs to internships, we have it all in one easy-to-find place.” [Arlington County]

Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios — “It’s not hard to sniff out a spot in our area where people can spend quality time with their pups. These area restaurants cater to canines with free bandanas, pup cups and treats.” [Arlington Magazine]

About Our New Site — Please forgive any technical problems today as we track down bugs in the new version of our site. Let us know about any issues you find in the comments or via email.

It’s Monday — Expect sunny skies and a high near 64 accompanied by a northwest wind at 7 to 9 mph during the day. The night will be mostly clear with the temperature dropping to around 40. [NWS]

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Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar