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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.

Flickr pool photo via John Sonderman

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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!

Flickr pool photo via Tom Mockler

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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.

Flickr pool photo via Jim Havard

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Some more showers are on the way this weekend, though Arlington seems set to avoid a total wash-out if you’re trying to get outside.

Storms will stick around tonight, even though more than a foot of rain has already plagued the D.C. region since mid-May, and could make Saturday a bit dreary as well. Sunday, however, should provide a few rays of sun.

Check out our event calendar if you need some ideas about things to do. If you’re headed to downtown Clarendon, be aware that some big drop-off and pick-up changes are now in effect. Or if you’re planning on swinging by the Arlington Cemetery, know that you won’t be able to get there by Metro.

And if you’re the owner of a wayward stuffed rabbit lost at the Taste of Arlington, county officials remain ready to arrange a reunion.

If you’re looking to wait out these storms, check out our most popular stories of the past week:

  1. I-66 Tolls Have Yet to Convince Arlington Commuters to Choose Transit
  2. Morning Poll: What’s Above the CVS in Clarendon?
  3. Rustico Ballston to Host Crawfish Boil, Open New Beer Garden Saturday
  4. New Ballston Quarter Pedestrian Bridge Delayed Until 2019
  5. Following a Maywood Roof Dispute, County Board Weighs Historic District Policy Changes

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

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A heat wave is just around the corner, just in time for the weekend (and Father’s Day).

The forecast is set to be gorgeous for the next two days, before things get especially steamy Sunday.

It’s the perfect weather to, say, stop by a beer garden and crawfish boil, or check out the new Rosslyn observation deck. There are plenty of other events on tap this weekend too if you’re looking for something to do with the dads in your life.

In the meantime, check out some of our most popular stories of the last week:

  1. Caps Stop in Clarendon, With Stanley Cup in Tow
  2. Washington-Lee High School to be Renamed
  3. Man Jumps in Front of Train at East Falls Church Metro
  4. Video: Crystal City Metro Station Gets Unexpected Visitor
  5. Overhaul of Tricky ‘Clarendon Circle’ Intersection Could Start This Fall

Speaking of the Caps stopping in Clarendon with the Stanley Cup last Friday, there was more Capitals excitement in Arlington today. Alexander Ovechkin and Caps owner Ted Leonsis brought the Cup to the Arlington County Police Department for a quick photo opportunity.

Head down to the comment to discuss these stories, the Caps, your Father’s Day plans or anything else local. Have a great weekend!

Flickr pool photo by Tom Mockler

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A major D.C. sports team has won a championship for the first time since 1992, but Mother Nature is gearing up to, quite literally, rain on Caps celebrations this weekend.

If you’re looking to keep celebrating the Stanley Cup’s arrival in Washington, or simply heading out to buy some Caps championship gear, you may want to pack an umbrella. The Armed Forces Cycling Classic, the annual Capital Pride Parade and all the weekend’s associated Pride events may get a bit soggy as well, though Saturday morning events are expected to remain dry, for the most part.

Luckily, our event calendar has plenty of suggestions for other, indoor events this weekend. And you can always stay in with some of ARLnow’s top stories from the past week:

  1. Duckling Rescue Effort at Fairlington Pool Sparks Neighborhood Dispute
  2. Linda’s Cafe on Lee Highway Set to Close, Could Soon Be Replaced by Bob and Edith’s
  3. New Caps Banner Above Columbia Pike Prompts Community Consternation
  4. Heavy Rain Prompts Severe Flooding in Waverly Hills, Residents Plead for County Help
  5. County Police Investigating Series of Thefts at Arlington Elementary Schools

Head down to the comments to talk about these stories, your Caps victory parade plans, or anything else local. Have a nice weekend!

Photo via @RosslynVA

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Capitals Development Camp Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex (file photo)

It might’ve been a short week (for most of us) but the weekend is here, and it feels just as sweet.

The weather should be nice tonight, but things will likely get a bit wetter Saturday — unbelievably, there is yet more flooding in the forecast.

That means you may want to consider watching the Caps game inside, and be sure to avoid all the traffic near Capital One Arena if you’re not going to Game 3.

If you’re not much of a hockey fan, you could always drop by Rosslyn’s new “parklet,” or even help a wayward stuffed bunny find its way home. Our event calendar has plenty of suggestions too.

And there’s always your ARLnow reading to catch up on, with our top stories from the last week:

  1. APS: ‘Incident’ Involving Substitute Teacher at Swanson Middle School
  2. Resident Calls Police on Children’s Karaoke Party in Fairlington
  3. ACPD to Enforce New Clarendon Drop-off Points
  4. Ice Cream Shop Appears to be Coming to Shirlington
  5. Freddie’s Beach Bar Owner Planning to Revive Crystal City’s Cafe Italia

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

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ARLnow Holiday Weekend Discussion

At last, the long weekend is upon us, and summer is (unofficially) here.

If you’re one of the 1 million or so people leaving the D.C. area, here’s what you can expect on the way out. But if you’re sticking around Arlington, be aware that there is some rain in the forecast for Saturday night and Sunday, so get your grilling done early.

You may spot Rolling Thunder’s motorcyclists on the road this weekend, and be aware there will be plenty of road closures. If you’re looking for other things to keep you occupied for Memorial Day, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Or, you could always catch up on some of ARLnow’s top stories of the last week:

  1. Arlington Gets Shout Out on ‘SNL’
  2. Flier for a White Supremacist Group Spotted in Clarendon
  3. Goody’s Back Open in Clarendon, Under New Owner
  4. Crime Report: Mob Attacks Victim Who Was Taking Out the Trash
  5. Boccato Gelato Planning to Leave Clarendon Location, Relocate Elsewhere

Head down to the comments to chat about these stories, or your plans for the three-day weekend. Enjoy!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

This may not come as any great surprise, given how the last week’s gone, but you’ll need to pack your umbrellas this weekend.

The whole D.C. region is set for a flood watch through Saturday morning. Sadly, we may not even get any relief from all this rain until the middle of next week.

But if you’re looking for an (indoor) activity this weekend, check out our event calendar.

Or you can always stick around inside and read up on ARLnow’s top articles of the last week.

  1. Ballston Quarter Unveils 12 New Restaurants, Including the Return of Chick-Fil-A
  2. Mall Without Power After Outage Hits Pentagon City
  3. Bishop Considering Redevelopment for St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  4. Rosslyn’s Bistro 360 Closing By End of May
  5. Indivisible Apologizes Over Forum That Devolved into Chaos as Activists Demand Answers

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, how you plan to stay dry this weekend or anything else local.

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Mother’s Day is nearly upon us — consider this your last warning to buy something nice for mom.

If you’re hoping to enjoy the summer-like weather and catch the Caps game outside, consider swinging by Rosslyn. And should you be heading to any Arlington Soccer Association recreational matches this weekend, remember to keep quiet.

Of course, if you’re looking for something else to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered. But first, check out ARLnow’s top stories of the past week.

  1. Police-Involved Shooting Near Columbia Pike
  2. Arlington Schools See Racial Disparity in Suspension Rates, Police Referrals
  3. Arlington Officials Fear Metro Funding Deal Could Imperil Ballston, Crystal City Station Projects
  4. ACPD Seeking Two Suspects Following Late-Night Rumble at Clarendon Restaurant
  5. Residents Steaming About Air Conditioning Problems at Dominion Towers Apartments

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

Photo by Alex Koma

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Today was another hot day, but this weekend is looking a bit rainy.

Alter your Derby Day attire accordingly, and remember to be responsible with your celebration during the races and at any Cinco de Mayo festivities you find yourself at.

Before you break out the fascinators and make yourself a mint julep, let’s take a look back at ARLnow’s most read stories over the past week.

  1. Following Sudden Death of Patrick Henry Elementary Principal, Temporary Replacement Named
  2. Country Clubs, County Strike Deal to End Tax Standoff
  3. ACPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Columbia Pike
  4. APS Eyes Seven Elementary Schools as Future “Option” Program Sites
  5. Reaction: Parents Frustrated, Miss Work over APS Tech Failure

If you missed our earlier coverage of the School Board meeting, here it is. The meeting was held at the new Syphax Education Center, after officials had done some good, old fashioned ribbon cutting.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, how much you love or loathe gondola talk, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Photo courtesy of Frank Bellavia, Arlington Public Schools

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It might be another weekend to use a ride hailing app — Metro’s weekend service alerts indicate that construction and repairs abound.

We’re also looking at a chance of rain this Saturday, but odds are it won’t be the possibly record-breaking rainstorm that Hawaiians dealt with last week.

Before you do start your weekend, let’s take a look back at ARLnow’s most read stories over the past week.

  1. AWLA: In Arlington Canine Parks, No Hogs, Just Dogs
  2. Five Retailers Announce Plans to Open in Ballston Quarter
  3. Updated: Police Release Description of Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect
  4. Parents Push Back on Proposed Attendance Changes at Nottingham Elementary
  5. Watchful Mannequin Spooks Residents Near Ballston

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, how you plan to share your Amazon Fire stick with possible exes or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Photo via Flickr/Erinn Shirley

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Trying to get into or out of town this weekend?

You might want to make alternate plans for going into D.C. or getting to the airport: Metro reports that there will not be Yellow Line service Saturday or Sunday, though the Blue Line will still be running.

But, think positively: the sun was shining this afternoon, it’ll warm up this weekend, and there are several events this weekend to get you outside. And there’s a colorful yarn bomb currently underway in Clarendon.

Before you do start your weekend, let’s take a look back at ARLnow’s biggest stories over the past week.

  1. Photos: SWAT Team Raids Home in Arlington Heights
  2. Breaking: Gerber Moving Headquarters to Rosslyn
  3. Two Arrested for ATM Skimming Scheme in Shirlington
  4. ACFD Battles Rooftop Fire at Ambar in Clarendon
  5. Photos: Trash Truck Smashes into Cars Near Rosslyn

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, how many plastic straws you use, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It’s finally warming up, and there are plenty of events — like Saturday’s Key School Auction and the League of Women Voters Post Legislative Forum, or the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s fee-waiver dog adoption weekend — to keep you busy this weekend.

Before any outdoor fun, though, let’s take a look back at ARLnow’s biggest stories over the past week.

  1. TMZ Publishes Video of NBA Star Cheating on Khloe Kardashian at Darna Lounge
  2. JUST IN: Goody’s to Serve Last Slices Tonight
  3. BREAKING: Governor Vetoes Country Club Bill
  4. CAVA Opens Ballston Location This Week With Free Meals
  5. Elementary School Principal Dies Unexpectedly
  6. Honking Metro Trains Irking Residents Along I-66

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Photo via Bridget Reed Morawski/Instagram

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