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(Updated 4 p.m.) Since Girl Scout cookie season started, troops in north Arlington have donated 671 boxes to their hometown heroes: the staff at Virginia Hospital Center.

“It’s very local and very personal,” said Dorine Andrews, the Service Unit Manager for the local scouts. “[VHC] is a real institution in Northern Virginia, and we really feel that the healthcare workers are overworked.”

One of the troops — six Glebe Elementary 3rd grade girls of Brownie troop #60229 — harnessed the power of Instagram to sell 1,415 boxes, 395 of which they donated to VHC, she said. The troop with the second-most boxes, #60160, donated 59 boxes.

“None of the other troops have really done what this troop has done in terms of social media,” Andrews said. “It really worked well.”

The third-grade entrepreneurs used Instagram to work around some limitations to the online Girl Scout cookie platform, she said.

“The system works fairly well for buying cookies online, but for any kind of custom donations, it’s very difficult,” Andrews said. “I think these girls and their parents were incredibly creative.”

The cookies will be distributed via a “sunshine cart,” which one employee volunteers to wheel through the hospital, distributing snacks to boost morale, said Hilary Phillips, the executive assistant to the president at Virginia Hospital Center Foundation.

“We are thrilled that our local Girl Scout Service Unit has adopted Virginia Hospital Center as its ‘Hometown Hero,’ collecting more than 650 boxes of cookies to share with our staff,” Phillips said in a statement. “We continue to be grateful for the incredible support we receive from the Arlington Community.”

Phillips said the foundation tries to feed staff who work directly with COVID-19 patients, which works out to about 140 people each shift. Other local organizations have also pitched in.

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization has donated thousands of lunches to nurses. Local startup HUNGRY facilitated the donation of 600 meals to VHC in January, in addition to its other local food donation efforts.

But Phillips is looking for more support.

“Now I’m going on local people calling out of goodness of people’s heart,” she said.

Donations can be made by going to the foundation’s donation page and select “Healthy Meals for Clinical Staff by TryHungry.com.” Those who want to loop in a local restaurant through their donations can contact Phillips directly at [email protected]virginiahospitalcenter.com

Those interested in donating cookies can email Andrews at  [email protected].

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(Updated at 12:30 p.m.) Girl Scouts have found a half-dozen ways to get their crave-worthy cookies to customers in spite of the pandemic. Here is how to do it.

Starting this week, people can buy cookies online and have them delivered through the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital chapter. On Friday, troops will set-up booths in at least four locations in Arlington to sell cookies.

That is a dramatic drop-off from last year, when ARLnow counted more than 20 locations.

“I think it has to do with the fact that a lot of folks are not doing the sales this year because of the question of risk,” said Laura Loomis, a local cookie volunteer leader.

Here are the locations and schedules, according to the Girl Scouts’ cookie finder:

  • Virginia Square Metro Station (3600 Fairfax Drive): every Friday from Feb. 5 to March 5.
  • Market Common Clarendon (2801 Clarendon Blvd): every weekend from Sunday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 21.
  • Rosslyn Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street): Feb. 5, Feb. 11 and March 5
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd): every Saturday from Feb. 6 to March 6.

All cookie sales end March 14.

“This year we had a decrease, but of course, Girl Scouts have found a way,” said Tygerian Burke, the marketing and communications manager for Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.

Buying cookies online works like this:

  • Customers can type their zip code into the cookie finder and find local troops selling cookies virtually.
  • When customers click the link corresponding to the troop of their choice, the link will take them to a page with a description of what the sales will go toward and directions for buying the cookies.
  • The cookies can be shipped to the customer’s house or to someone else as a donation.

The Girl Scouts are also having cookies delivered via GrubHub, a promotion that started in the D.C. area on Thursday, Burke said. Drivers can deliver cookies to homes within a 25 minute radius of where a scout or troop is located, which in D.C. traffic, will mean varying distances, she added.

She advised checking social media for Facebook Live promotions of GrubHub deliveries throughout the month-and-a-half of sales.

While the online option has been around for a few years, Loomis said “this is the first year where we’ve seen a growth,” which she attributed to people wishing to minimize exposure to the coronavirus.

Burke said some troops within the council are setting up drive-through locations as well as signs with QR codes linking to their personalized virtual booth pages.

Girl Scouts are selling Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-si-dos and Tagalongs — as well as a new cookie called Lemon-Ups — for $5 a box. Two specialty cookies, S’mores and Toffee-tastics, go for $6 a box.

Image via Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital

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It’s that time of year again — spring is around the corner, Shamrock Shakes are officially back at McDonald’s as of today, and Girl Scout cookies are currently on sale all around Arlington.

So where can you restock on your favorite seasonal baked goods? As in years past, local Girl Scouts are setting up shop all over the county. Most cookie-selling stations are located around grocery stores and Metro stations.

Here are some of the places around town you can get your grubby hands on those delicious cookies.

  • Ace Hardware (2001 Clarendon Blvd) — Saturday, Feb. 22: 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Arlington Soccer Tournament (3600 N. Harrison Street) — Saturday, Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Ballston Metro station (901 N. Stuart Street) — Weekdays: 3:30-7:30 p.m., weekends: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cathedral of Saint Thomas More (3901 Cathedral Lane) — Sunday, March 1: 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.
  • Central Place Plaza Rosslyn (1800 N. Lynn Street) — Thursdays and Fridays: 4-7:30 p.m.
  • Crystal City Metro station (1750 S. Clark Street) — Weekdays: 3-7 p.m., weekends: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Courthouse Metro station (2100 Wilson Blvd): Weekdays: 3:30-7:30 p.m., weekends: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • East Falls Church Metro station (2000 Sycamore Street) — Weekdays: 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Giant Food (2501 9th Road S.) — Fridays: 4-8 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Giant Food (2901 S. Glebe Road) — Fridays: 4-8 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (3115 Lee Hwy) — Fridays: 4-8 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (3450 Washington Blvd) — Fridays: 4-8 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd) — Saturday, Feb. 22: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23: 1-5 p.m.
  • Market Common near Playground/B&N (2801 Clarendon Blvd) — Sunday, March 1: 1-5 p.m.
  • MedStar Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road) — Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays: 1-6 p.m.
  • Meridian Pint (6035 Wilson Blvd) — Friday, Feb. 21: 4-8 p.m.
  • Pentagon City Metro station (1200 S. Hayes Street) — Weekdays: 3:30-7 p.m., weekends: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Pentagon Centre (1201 S. Hayes Street) — Saturday, Feb. 22: 4-7 p.m, Sunday, Feb. 23: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Safeway (2500 Harrison Street) — Fridays: 4-8 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Safeway (3717 Lee Hwy) — Fridays: 4-8 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Safeway (1525 Wilson Blvd) — Sundays: 1-6 p.m.
  • Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd) — Fridays: 4-8 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd) — Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

You can find a full list of places where Girl Scouts are selling their wares here.

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An event in Clarendon next week invites runners to wash down Girl Scout cookies with whiskey.

Pacers Running, located at 3100 Clarendon Blvd, is hosting a social run around the neighborhood this coming Tuesday (March 5) with some special treats available at the end.

The attraction of the event is nominally a chance for runners to try out ON Running’s “CloudSwift” shoes. But the unusual twist comes after the run is over.

Representatives from Pittsburgh-based distillery Wigle Whiskey will be on hand after the event sampling some of its liquor offerings. And with each new spirit, they’ll recommend a Girl Scout cookie to pair with it.

“It’s an unbeatable combination,” promises a Facebook page describing the event.

The run will start at the Pacers shop at 7 p.m. All running paces are welcome.

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If you’ve got a hankering for samoas, thin mints and tagalongs these days, you’re in luck — it’s officially Girl Scout cookie season around Arlington.

Local troops have begun setting up booths around the county, with proceeds of the annual sale set to benefit the local Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital and fund a variety of trips and programs for kids around Arlington.

Booths are generally set up at Metro stations, grocery stores and other popular spots in the county.

Here’s a look at some of the main spots to get your cookie fix over the next few weeks:

  • Ace Hardware (2001 Clarendon Blvd): Saturday (March 2): 12-4 p.m. Sunday (March 3): 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Ballston Metro station (901 N. Stuart Street): Weekdays, 3:30-7 p.m., weekends 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street): Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 12:45-5 p.m.
  • Central Place Plaza Rosslyn (1800 N. Lynn Street): Thursdays and Fridays: 4-7:30 p.m.
  • Crystal City Metro station (1750 S. Clark Street): Weekdays, 3-7 p.m., weekends 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Courthouse Metro station (2100 Wilson Blvd): Weekdays, 3:30-7 p.m., weekends 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Deloitte Rosslyn (1919 North Lynn Street): Thursday (Feb. 28): 11:30-1 p.m.
  • East Falls Church Metro station (2000 Sycamore Street): Weekdays, 3:30-7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (2501 9th Road S.): Fridays: 4-8 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (2901 S. Glebe Road): Fridays: 4-8 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (3115 Lee Highway): Fridays: 4-8 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (3450 Washington Blvd): Fridays: 4-8 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd): Saturday (March 2): 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday (March 3): 1-5 p.m. March 9: 12-3 p.m.
  • Marymount University (2816 N. Dinwiddie Street): Wednesday (Feb. 27), 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • MedStar Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road): Saturday (March 2): 9:30-2 p.m. Sunday (March 3): 1-6 p.m.
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church (1601 13th Road S.): Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Pentagon City Metro station (1200 S. Hayes Street): Weekdays, 3:30-7 p.m., weekends 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Safeway (2500 Harrison Street): Fridays: 4-8 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Safeway (3717 Lee Highway): Fridays: 4-8 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Safeway (1525 Wilson Boulevard): Sundays: 1-6 p.m.
  • Safeway (5101 Wilson Boulevard): Fridays: 4-8 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd.): Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Photo via Girl Scouts of the United States of America

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About a month ago, Girl Scouts began selling their famous — dieters might call them infamous — cookies in Arlington.

The net revenue raised from Girl Scout cookies funds the organization’s local council and troops, which in turn is used for trips or donated to community projects or causes.

This month Girl Scouts will again be posting up at Metro stations, grocery stores and other high-foot-traffic locales, offering a fix of their seemingly addictive mass-produced baked goods.

Below, after the jump, are some of the times and places places you can grab some Girl Scout cookies in March.

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Girl Scout cookie season is upon us, and there will be plenty of booths throughout Arlington where residents can get their sweet fix.

The net revenue raised from Girl Scout cookies funds the organization’s local council and troops, which in turn is used for trips or donated to community projects or causes.

According to the Girl Scouts website, booth sales in Arlington will kick off this coming Friday, Feb. 16. Below are some of the times and places places you can grab some Girl Scout cookies this month.

  • Four Sisters Grill (3035 Clarendon Blvd.)

    • Feb. 16 — 4-7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (3450 Washington Blvd.)

    • Feb. 16 — 4-8 p.m.
    • Feb. 17 — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 18 — 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Feb. 23 — 4-8 p.m.
    • Feb. 24 — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 25 — 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (3115 Lee Highway)

    • Feb. 17 — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 18 — 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Feb. 24 — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 25 — 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (2901 S. Glebe Road)

    • Feb. 16 — 4-8 p.m.
    • Feb. 17 — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 18 — 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Feb. 23 — 4-8 p.m.
    • Feb. 24 — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 25 — 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Giant Food (2501 9th Road S.)

    • Feb. 16 — 4-8 p.m.
    • Feb. 17 — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 18 — 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Feb. 23 — 4-8 p.m.
    • Feb. 24 — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 25 — 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Key Elementary School  (2300 Key Blvd.)

    • Feb. 16 — 3-6 p.m.
  • Courthouse Metro Station (2100 Wilson Blvd.)

    • Feb. 16 — 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 19 — 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 20 — 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 21 — 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 22 — 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 23 — 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 24 — 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Feb. 26 — 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 27 — 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 28 — 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Virginia Square-GMU Metro Station (3600 Fairfax Drive)

    • Feb. 16 — 4-7 p.m.
    • Feb. 23 — 4-7 p.m.
  • Pentagon Center Mall (1201 S. Hayes Street)

    • Feb. 16 — 4-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 17 — 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Feb. 18 — 1-6 p.m.
    • Feb. 23 — 4-7:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 24 — 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Feb. 25 — 1-6 p.m.
  • Ace Hardware (2001 Clarendon Blvd.)

    • Feb. 17 — 12-4 p.m.
    • Feb. 18 — 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Feb. 24 — 12-4 p.m.
    • Feb. 25 — 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.)

    • Feb. 17 — 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 18 — 12:45-5 p.m.
    • Feb. 24 — 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Feb. 25 — 12:45-5 p.m.
  • Meridian (1401 N. Taft St.)

    • Feb. 17 — 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Nice Cream (2831 Clarendon Blvd.)

    • Feb. 17 — 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Delancey at Shirlington Village (4220 Campbell Ave.)

    • Feb. 17 — 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Io Piazza Apartments (2727 S. Quincy St.)

    • Feb. 17 — 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • The Whitmore (4301 Columbia Pike)

    • Feb. 16 — 4:30-7 p.m.
  • Goodwill Industries  (10 S. Glebe Road)

    • Feb. 17 — 12-6 p.m.
    • Feb. 24 — 12-6 p.m.
  • Market Common (2801 Clarendon Blvd.)

    • Feb. 24 — 2:30-6 p.m.
    • Feb. 25 — 1-5 p.m.
  • The Citizen at Shirlington Village  (3000 S. Randolph St.)

    • Feb. 24 — 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Photo via Girl Scouts of the United States of America

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Girl Scout Cookie boxesGirl Scout Cookie time is here and there are plenty of places to buy boxes of the addictive treats around Arlington.

This year’s selection includes favorites like Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos and Savannah Smiles, along with some newer cookies recently added to the lineup.

Booth sales will be going on locally through at least March 20. You can search for sale locations on the Girl Scout website, or use this handy guide to find a sale location this weekend.

Friday:

  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM – Giant Stores (3115 Lee Hwy., 3450 Washington Blvd.)
  • 3:30-7:30 PM – Courthouse Metro (2100 Wilson Blvd.)
  • 4:00-7:00 PM- Virginia Square Metro (3600 Fairfax Dr.)
  • 5:30 PM-7:30 PM – Madison at Ballston Station (4401 N. 4th Street)
  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM – Giant Food (2501 9th Rd. South)
  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM – Safeway (2500 North Harrison St.)
  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM – Safeway (3717 Lee Hwy.)
  • 3:30 PM-7:30 PM – East Falls Church Metro (2000 North Sycamore Street)
  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM – Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd.)
  • 3:30 PM-7:30 PM – Pentagon City Metro (1200 South Hayes St.)
  • 3:00 PM-7:00 PM – Crystal City Metro (1750 South Clark St.)
  • 3:30 PM-7:30 PM – Pentagon Center Mall (1201 South Hayes St.)

Saturday:

  • 10:00 AM-5:00 PM – Central Library (1015 North Quincy St.)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM – Giant Food (3115 Lee Highway)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM – Giant Food (3450 Washington Blvd.)
  • 11:00 AM-6:00 PM – Market Common (2801 North Clarendon Boulevard)
  • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM – Courthouse Metro (2100 Wilson Blvd.)
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Giant Food (2501 9th Rd. South)
  • 9:00 AM-8:00 PM – Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd.)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM – Safeway (2500 North Harrison St.)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM – Safeway (3717 Lee Hwy.)
  • 1:00 PM-5:00 PM – Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd.
  • 11:00 AM-7:00 PM – Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd.)
  • 11:00 AM-7:30 PM – Pentagon City Metro (1200 South Hayes St.)
  • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM – Crystal City Metro (1750 South Clark St.)
  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM – Pentagon Center Mall (1201 South Hayes St.)

Sunday:

  • 12:45-5:00 PM – Central Library (1015 North Quincy St.)
  • 11:00 AM-7:00 PM – Giant Food (3115 Lee Highway)
  • 11:00 AM-7:00 PM – Giant Food (3450 Washington Boulevard)
  • 1:00 PM-5:00 PM – Market Common (2801 North Clarendon Boulevard)
  • 3:30 PM-7:30 PM – Courthouse Metro (2100 Wilson Blvd.)
  • 1:00 PM-6:00 PM – Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Rd.)
  • 11:00 AM-7:00 PM – Giant Food (2501 9th Rd. South)
  • 11:00 AM-7:00 PM – Safeway (3717 Lee Hwy.)
  • 11:00 AM-7:00 PM – Safeway (2500 North Harrison St.)
  • 3:00 PM-8:00 PM – Pentagon Center Mall (1201 South Hayes St.)

List compiled by Justin Funkhouser

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Girl Scout Cookies Are Back

girl-scout-cookiesLovers of treats rejoice: it’s Girl Scout cookie season.

Scouts in sashes will be selling scores of sweets around the county, and it’s already underway. This afternoon, scouts will be posted up at the 1800 N. Oak Street Apartments in Rosslyn from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Ft. Myer Commissary (523 Carpenter Road) from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Giant Foods at 3115 Lee Highway, 2501 9th Road S. and 3450 Washington Blvd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the Metro stations in Courthouse, Virginia Square, Ballston, East Falls Church, Pentagon City and Crystal City during the evening rush hours.

The Girl Scouts will be stationed at various places around the county until Sunday, March 22. That means you have less than a month to buy Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs or any other of the scouts’ cookie options.

Here’s the complete list of locations scouts in Arlington will be selling. You can go to the Girl Scouts’ cookie locator website to see when they will be stationed at each post.

  • 1800 N. Oak Street
  • Safeway (1525 Wilson Blvd)
  • Courthouse Metro Station (2100 Wilson Blvd)
  • Ballston Metro Station (901 N. Stuart Street)
  • Pentagon City Metro Station (1200 S. Hayes Street)
  • Crystal City Metro Station (1750 S. Clark Street)
  • East Falls Church Metro Station (2001 N. Sycamore Street)
  • Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
  • Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd)
  • Ft. Myer Commissary (523 Carpenter Road)
  • Ft. Myer Post Exchange (2nd and McNair Streets)
  • Waterview Office Building (1919 N. Lynn Street)
  • 1555 Wilson Blvd
  • Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
  • Nicecream Factory (2831 Clarendon Blvd)
  • Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd)
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd)
  • Giant Food (3115 Lee Highway)
  • Giant Food (3450 Washington Blvd)
  • Giant Food (2501 9th Road S.)
  • St. Ann Church (5300 10th Street N.)
  • Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd)
  • Safeway (2500 N. Harrison Street)
  • Lebanese Taverna (4400 Old Dominion Drive)
  • Tutti Frutti (2499 N. Harrison Street)
  • Safeway (3717 Lee Highway)
  • Giant Food (2901 S. Glebe Road)
  • Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford Street)
  • Marymount University Lee Center (2807 N. Glebe Road)
  • Goodwill Industries (10 S. Glebe Road)
  • Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd)
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church (1601 13th Road S.)
  • Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
  • Pentagon Center Mall (1201 S. Hayes Street)
  • Meridian at Pentagon (1221 S. Eads Street)
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Morning Notes

Inside Ben's Chili Bowl (Flickr pool photo by Christaki)

School Board Nixes Controversial Proposed Cuts — The Arlington School Board on Thursday took three key cuts proposed by superintendent Patrick Murphy off the table. The nixed proposals are: combining the Langston-Brown High School Continuation Program with Arlington Mill High School, reducing day classes offered to students over the age of 22, and eliminating elementary school library aides. The cuts would have saved at least $2.7 million. The Board is also “asking for more information about” a proposal that would outfit every second and sixth grader with an iPad or Chromebook at a reported annual cost of $200,000. [InsideNoVa]

WHS Video for Happiness Day — The Wakefield Asian Club at Wakefield High School created a musical video from Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” in honor of International Day of Happiness on Thursday. [YouTube]

Girl Scout Troop Orders Too Many Cookies — A new Girl Scout troop from Arlington’s Nottingham Elementary School misread an order form and accidentally ordered 12 times as many cases of Girl Scout cookies to sell as intended. Luckily, other local Girl Scout troops rallied and helped the troop sell the 1,440 excess boxes of Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, etc. [Washington Post]

Bennington Apartments Sell for $101.1 Million — The Bennington apartment building at 1201 S. Eads Street in Pentagon City has traded hands for $101.1 million. The 348-unit building was purchased by New York-based Pantzer Properties, which plans to rebrand the building as “The Point at Pentagon City.” [Washington Business Journal]

SPRC to Meet on Key Blvd Apartment Plan — The county’s Site Plan Review Committee will meet Monday to discuss a plan to demolish and redevelop the Key Boulevard Apartments near Rosslyn. The group Preservation Arlington has expressed concern about the proposal. “Built in 1943, Key Boulevard Apartments are a nearly perfect garden apartment complex with all the right details and scaling,” the group wrote on its blog. [Preservation Arlington]

Road Closures for Nottingham 5K — Several streets will be closed Saturday morning for the Nottingham Elementary 5K race. The closures will be in place on parts of Williamsburg Blvd, Little Falls Road and N. Ohio Street from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. [Arlington County]

Flickr pool photo by Christaki

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girl-scout-cookiesThe season of sweets sold by scouts in sashes in upon us.

From now until March 23, Girl Scouts will be set up all over the county selling boxes of cookies. Tomorrow (Thursday), the Girl Scouts will be conducting a special cookie blitz in Rosslyn.

From noon to 3:00 p.m., they will be stationed in the lobbies of office buildings at 1555 Wilson Blvd and 1611 N. Kent Street. From 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., they will be at Piola Restaurant (1550 Wilson Blvd), Rosslyn Overlook (1616 N. Fort Myer Drive), and the Waterview office building (1919 N. Lynn Street). From 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., they’ll be in the Rosslyn Business Improvement District office at 1911 N. Fort Myer Drive.

The Girl Scouts have a cookie locator for specific dates and times of public cookie sales. Some of the locations at which to find cookie sales around Arlington are listed below.

  • Rosslyn Metro Station (1850 N. Moore Street)
  • Courthouse Metro Station (2100 Wilson Blvd)
  • Ballston Metro Station (901 N. Stuart Street)
  • Pentagon City Metro Station (1200 S. Hayes Street)
  • Crystal City Metro Station (1750 S. Clark Street)
  • East Falls Church Metro Station (2001 N. Sycamore Street)
  • H&R Block (4238 Wilson Blvd)
  • Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
  • Safeway (5101 Wilson Blvd)
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd)
  • Giant Food (3115 Lee Highway)
  • Giant Food (3450 Washington Blvd)
  • Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
  • H&R Block (2111 Wilson Blvd)
  • H&R Block (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
  • Market Common Clarendon (2700 Clarendon Blvd)
  • Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd)
  • Safeway (1525 Wilson Blvd)
  • Pentagon Centre (1201 S. Hayes Street)
  • H&R Block (1235 S. Clark Street)
  • Giant Food (2501 9th Road S.)
  • H&R Block (2067 Columbia Pike)
  • Greenbrier Baptist Church (5401 7th Road S.)
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church (1601 13th Road S.)
  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church (3500 19th Street S.)
  • Giant Food (2901 S. Glebe Road)
  • Marymount University Lee Center (2807 N. Glebe Road)
  • Safeway (2500 N. Harrison Street)
  • Safeway (3717 Lee Highway)
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