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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The calendar turned to fall a few days back, but the weather is finally starting to reflect the change in season.

Starting today and moving into this weekend, cool and breezy conditions are on the way in Arlington. Outside of some scattered showers Saturday morning, the D.C. region also seems set to stay pretty dry in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

That should surely be good news for anyone headed outside to the Virginia Wine Festival in Rosslyn, or any of the other events around the county this weekend.

You can also use the weekend to catch up on some of our most popular stories of the past week:

  1. Longtime Nightlife Venue Clarendon Grill to Close
  2. New Research Reveals Opportunity Gap Between North and South Arlington Neighborhoods
  3. Death Investigation in Alexandria Near Arlington Border
  4. Despite Bankruptcy, DCA’s Taylor Gourmet Still Serving Up Sandwiches
  5. Cops Nab Naked Man Running Near Elementary School

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, your weekend plans or anything else local. Have a great weekend!

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ARLnow Holiday Weekend Discussion

A holiday weekend (for some of us) is here, and the weather is cooperating with some pleasant early-fall temperatures.

Though the forecast heats up heading into next week, temperatures should hover around the 70s for much of the long weekend.

That should be good news for anyone heading out to the Army Ten-Miler race, the Columbia Pike Fall Festival, or any of the other events happening around the county this weekend.

And you can always take a few minutes to catch up on our most popular stories from the past week:

  1. Mt. Vernon Trail Blocked After Construction Equipment Damages Bridge
  2. Body Found Near Base of Antenna Tower Along Lee Highway
  3. Ballston Quarter Wins Approval for Outdoor Seating in New Plaza
  4. Three Restaurants Replacing Clarendon’s La Tasca Now Set for Early 2019 Opening
  5. Artist Emerges for Mysterious Street Art in Pentagon City, Crystal City

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, your weekend plans or anything else local. Have a great one!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

At long last, Mother Nature is ready to let up a bit and offer Arlington its first pleasant weekend of the fall.

After a dreary week of rain, the forecast is looking quite promising indeed over the next few days — and that should be quite good news for bars and restaurants hurting from the past few weeks of wet weather.

Fortuitously, there are also plenty of outdoor events planned for this weekend around the county, from the Crystal City Oktoberfest to South Arlington’s ValleyFest. Check out our events calendar for a full look at what’s going on around Arlington.

And if you’re a bit behind on your reading, catch up on our most popular stories from the past week:

  1. Armed Robbers Invade Country Club Hills House
  2. Police: Woman Raped at Columbia Pike Apartment Building
  3. Original Bob and Edith’s Diner on Columbia Pike Listed for Sale
  4. Arlington Cyclist Killed in D.C.
  5. ACPD Arrests Nauck Shooting Suspects

Head down to the comments to discuss those stories, your weekend plans or anything else local.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The D.C. region seems set to miss the worst of Hurricane Florence’s rain and wind this weekend, so don’t go clearing out the grocery store shelves just yet.

In fact, the forecast is calling for only isolated showers between tonight and Sunday. While Arlington might see some stronger storms early next week, the storm’s southerly track should keep us relatively dry this weekend.

Even still, county officials are urging people to use caution. Many outdoor events have been called off or pushed back as well — check our event calendar for the latest details.

And if you’re behind on what’s going on around Arlington, here’s a look at our most popular stories of the last week:

  1. Mysterious Artwork Blooms Between Pentagon City, Crystal City
  2. Letter to the Editor: Don’t Overlook the Dangers of Electric Scooters
  3. Three Arrested in D.C. After Driving the Wrong Way Down I-395 While Fleeing Police
  4. Arlington County Urges Residents to Be Prepared for Hurricane Florence
  5. Man Shot by Arlington Police Claims Officers Opened Fire as He Tried to Surrender

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, your hurricane-adjusted weekend plans or anything else local. Have a great weekend, and stay dry!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Tropical storms Florence and Gordon are set to hammer other parts of the country quite a bit harder than Arlington, but the D.C. region is still in for a wet weekend.

The forecast is calling for scattered storm chances tonight and Saturday, with wettest conditions set for Sunday, so get your outdoor activities out of the way before then.

That means the weather should be decent, if a little dicey, for the Rosslyn Jazz Fest tomorrow. And if you need other ideas to fill out the weekend, head to our event calendar.

If it gets too wet out there, you can always stay inside and catch up on our most popular articles of the past week:

  1. Body Found in Four Mile Run
  2. Plans Coming Together for Redevelopment of Ballston Harris Teeter
  3. Rescue Underway After Vehicle Runs Down Four Mile Run Embankment
  4. Top Chef Star’s ‘Le Kon’ Restaurant Opens in Clarendon
  5. Commuter Incentives Suspended for APS Employees

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, your weekend plans or anything else local. Have a great weekend!

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ARLnow Holiday Weekend Discussion

If you’re one of the estimated 850,000 people around the D.C. area hitting the road for Labor Day this weekend, be prepared for delays — and the unexpected.

“If past is prologue, holiday travelers departing the Washington metro area this Labor Day weekend will find slowing traffic beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018, and the worst time to travel between 5-6 p.m. The best bet for drivers is to wait until after 7 p.m. on Friday or before noon on Saturday to help ensure valuable vacationing time isn’t spent in standstill traffic during summer’s swansong,” said John Townsend, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic, in a press release this morning.

The auto org is gearing up for one its busiest weekends of the year — it responded to more than 14,000 roadside assistance calls across the D.C. region during last year’s Labor Day holiday.

And if you’re stuck in an airport or in the car, be sure to catch up on our most-read stories of the past week:

  1. New Casual Italian Restaurant Coming to Columbia Pike
  2. Pedestrian Struck by Car Along Columbia Pike
  3. Arlington Ranked as Most Dog Friendly Spot in the Nation
  4. Police Arrest Man for Lewd Act Inside Glebe Road Business
  5. Cassatt’s Hasn’t Been Operating, Fueling Fears About Its Future

Head down to the comments to discuss your plans for the long weekend, or anything else local. Have a nice weekend — barring breaking news in the meantime, we’ll be back publishing as the kids go back to school on Tuesday.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The weather is set to be downright perfect this weekend, so get yourself outside ASAP.

The forecast calls for these balmy, delightfully un-humid conditions to last through Sunday, so enjoy it while you can. Perhaps it’ll be fine weather for a bike ride, or any of the other events going on around the county this weekend.

But should you find yourself online, somehow, check out our most popular stories of the past week:

  1. Police: Bikers Steal from Rosslyn Gas Station, Assault Employee
  2. ‘Something from Nothing’: Stories of Punk in Arlington
  3. Glebe Elementary PTA Claims Auction Vendor Won’t Turn Over $88,000
  4. Workers Start Cutting Down Large Dawn Redwood Tree in Williamsburg
  5. Arlington National Cemetery Expansion Plans Moving Ahead

Head on down to the comments to discuss these stories, or anything else local. Enjoy the weekend!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The weekend is here, and so too, perhaps, is an end to this week’s muggy conditions.

The forecast is calling for a few scattered showers tonight and into the weekend, but those should help cool down the oppressively steamy weather we’ve seen the last few days.

That should be good news if you’re heading to the county fair, or any of the other happenings around the county this weekend.

In the meantime, catch up on our top stories of the past week:

  1. HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’ Returns to Arlington, Features Local Couple
  2. Woman Spots Worker Tattooed with Nazi Symbols at Ballston Quarter
  3. Arlington County Fair Pledges to Cover ‘Racist Caricature’
  4. Density, Development Debates Take Center Stage as Lee Highway Planning Nears
  5. County Fair Opens Today in Arlington Heights

Head down to the comment to chat about these stories or anything else local. Have a great weekend!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

If you’re looking forward to an end to this week’s steamy weather, there’s good news and bad news.

It seems set to cool down a bit Saturday, but only because rain seems likely to return. Some weather watchers are even calling for downpours and flooding.

A reminder to think twice before hopping on the Metro this weekend, as major track work starts Saturday and lasts for the next two weeks. Sunday’s “Unite the Right 2” rally in D.C. will mean additional headaches for commuters, and D.C. officials are taking precautions to prepare for the arrival of white supremacists downtown. Arlington police say there aren’t any events planned in the county surrounding the event, but some county residents are taking some online action.

Check out our event calendar for more info on what’s going on this weekend, and be sure to catch up on our top articles of the past week:

  1. Metro Warns Silver, Orange, Blue Line Riders: Stay Away, Starting Saturday
  2. Morning Poll: Should Washington-Lee HS Be Renamed?
  3. Girl Believed to be Abducted from DCA Found Safe
  4. Owner of Lyon Park Vegetarian Restaurant Dies
  5. With Amazon Looming, Developers Increasingly Link Crystal City to Potomac Yard

Head on down to the comments to discuss these stories or anything else local. Have a great weekend.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Hold on, for just one more day — today is our last day with rain in the forecast for the near future, setting up a sunny weekend.

Weather watchers project a wet Friday night before things, at long last, clear up for Saturday and Sunday. Check out our event calendar should you need some suggestions on how to enjoy this break from the rain.

And you can always catch up on our most popular stories from the last week:

  1. Clarendon Grill Space Listed for Lease
  2. Police Issue Amber Alert for Girl Allegedly Abducted from DCA
  3. Virginia Square Resident Catches Burglar on Video
  4. Man Tasered By Police at Peet’s Coffee in Clarendon
  5. Car Crashes into Lee Harrison Shopping Center

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, your weekend plans, or anything else that springs to mind. Have a great one!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Keep the umbrellas handy for one last round of storms tonight, before things clear up a bit this weekend.

Sure, there’s another threat of major thunderstorms and floods, mirroring what we’ve had all week, but things should calm down a bit in the coming days.

Be sure to check out our event calendar for a look at what to do around Arlington while we have this reprieve from the rain.

And you can catch up on our most popular stories from the past week while you wait out tonight’s downpour:

  1. Police Arrest Maryland Man in Connection with Ballston Murder
  2. KKK Recruitment Fliers Found in East Falls Church Neighborhood
  3. Plans to Redevelop American Legion Post into Affordable Housing Complex Take Shape
  4. Upper Crust Pizzeria Along Lee Highway Shuts Down
  5. County Settles Lawsuit Alleging Police Officer Rammed into Pedestrian in Crosswalk

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, your weekend plans or anything else local. Have a great weekend!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The weather has been just about perfect the last few days, but it doesn’t seem meant to last this weekend.

Rain is set to move in Saturday, then linger throughout the D.C. region for the next week, so go find that umbrella.

Watch out for some big traffic backups if you’re planning on hitting the road on I-395 this weekend. And if you’re looking for things to do, head on over to our event calendar.

It’s been a big week full of news, so catch up on our most popular stories from the past few days, if you haven’t been able to keep up:

  1. Body Found in Potomac River Off Gravelly Point
  2. Police Arrest Man Following Shirlington Standoff
  3. Ballston Construction Projects Continue to Progress
  4. Thieves Smashed Windows, Stole Airbags from ‘Approximately 35 Vehicles’
  5. Dorsey: Stop Trying to ‘Protect Neighborhoods’ from Density

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories or your weekend plans. Have a great one!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Hey now, All-Star Week starts today, so keep your eyes peeled for MLB’s glitterati around Arlington and D.C. this weekend.

The weather should be pretty hospitable to guests arriving for baseball’s midsummer break, though things are set to get hot and steamy soon enough.

If you’re looking for things to do, swing on by Rosslyn’s newest public art installation, or check out our full event calendar.

You can also catch up on our most popular stories from the past week:

  1. Police Searching for Stabbing Suspect in Westover
  2. Report: Arlington Will Add 24,000 New Homes Through 2040
  3. State Supreme Court Could Decide Fate of Highlander Motel Redevelopment
  4. Arlington’s Car Decal Program Could Soon End, Though Its Fees Would Stick Around
  5. Chemical Leak at Fairlington Dry Cleaners Prompts Neighborhood Worries

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, your weekend plans or anything else local.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

After a Fourth of July-sized interruption to the weekly routine, the weekend, and end to this heat wave, is nearly here.

The D.C. area has seen seven straight days with highs above 90 degrees, but that finally seems set to wrap up as we move into the weekend.

Take a look at our event calendar to catch up on all the post-Independence Day goings on, but be sure to allow some extra time if you’re taking Metro anywhere around the county.

Should you find yourself waiting for a train, or otherwise looking to kill some time online, check out our most popular stories from the past week:

  1. Clarendon Apple Store Has Closed Temporarily
  2. Bistro 1521 Closed in Ballston
  3. Rosslyn’s Art Institute of Washington Set to Close, Stop Accepting New Students
  4. Park Service Selects Location Near Rosslyn as Preferred Site for Boathouse
  5. Fire in Virginia Square

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories or anything else local. Have a good weekend!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

A midweek celebration of the nation’s independence is quite nearly upon us, but first, a hot and steamy weekend is on tap for Arlington.

It seems the D.C. area is in for a heat wave, with 90-degree temperatures and plenty of humidity in the forecast for the next few days.

It should be the ideal sort of weather to, say, hop on the dockless electric scooters popping up all over Arlington, or head to any one of the bevy of events around the county this weekend.

Or, if you’d rather stay inside and enjoy the A/C, you can catch up on our most popular stories of the past week:

  1. Letter: Arlington County Should Change its Logo
  2. Bird’s Dockless Electric Scooters Now Available in Arlington
  3. Condo Board Moves Meetings to School Over Concerns About Armed Resident
  4. Report: Arlington Has Lost More Than 14,500 Market-Rate Affordable Homes Since 2000
  5. Man in Critical Condition After Being Rescued from Submerged Car

Before we leave you for the week, a quick note to say we stand in solidarity with our fellow journalists in Annapolis today. The shooting at the Capital Gazette has touched everyone who works in the news business, and we’re thinking not only of those lost and their families, but everyone in the newsroom right now.

Head down to the comments to discuss your weekend plans, or anything else local. Have a good weekend.

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