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ARLnow Holiday Weekend Discussion

There’s another storm on the way this weekend — but it’s not shaping up to be anything like last weekend’s blizzard.

Forecasters are calling for another small batch of rain and perhaps even some snow to roll through tomorrow (Saturday), but it shouldn’t be anything too disruptive.

But temperatures are set to be “shockingly cold” for MLK Day, so be sure to bundle up if you’re heading out to any celebrations of the civil rights icon’s legacy on Sunday or Monday. You can check our event calendar for a full look at what’s going on over the holiday weekend, too.

And you can always catch up on our most popular stories of the past week instead of going out:

  1. School Board Picks ‘Washington-Liberty’ as New Name for Washington-Lee High School
  2. Crime Report: Abduction Attempt on Wilson Blvd
  3. Driver Flips Car in Yorktown Neighborhood, Lands in Front of Home
  4. New Soup-Focused Restaurant On the Way in Ballston
  5. Arlington’s ‘Habitual Drunkards:’ Prosecutors Enforce a Controversial Law Impacting the Homeless

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

The weekend is nearly upon us, and so too perhaps is our first big snow storm of the winter.

Forecasters are currently projecting that the storm will hit D.C. in earnest around 4 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday), with at least a few inches of snow expected.

But you should be able to squeeze in a trip to the county’s latest town hall on Amazon, or perhaps even some other happenings on our event calendar before the storm hits. If you do try venturing out, remember to avoid a few stations on the Blue and Yellow lines in South Arlington.

And you can always stay bundled up and read our most popular stories of the past week by the fire:

  1. Man Struck By Car on Route 50
  2. Out-of-Control Driver Strikes Signs, Light Pole in Clarendon
  3. Arlington Man Scores $1 Million Lottery Prize
  4. Harry’s Smokehouse in Pentagon City Mall Shuts Down
  5. Newly Renovated Wendy’s Now Open on Columbia Pike, With Plans for Big Giveaway

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The first weekend of 2019 is set to be a warm and wet one.

The forecast is calling for a whole lot of rain to move into the D.C. area starting tonight, and lingering into Saturday as well. At least temperatures will shoot up into the 50s for most of the weekend.

Check out our event calendar if you need a few things to fill your time this weekend. But if you’re planning on using the Metro to get there, watch out: trains on the Blue and Yellow lines will be single-tracking between the Pentagon City and National Airport stations, meaning that trains on both lines will only run once every 20 minutes.

If you’re stuck on the train or otherwise behind on your Arlington news, you can also catch up on our most popular stories of the past week:

  1. Former A-Town Space in Ballston Set to be Transformed into German Food Hall
  2. Police Arrest Arlington Woman in Connection with Fatal Stabbing on New Year’s Day
  3. Man Shot on S. Glebe Road, Expected to Survive
  4. Clarendon Gym Owner Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges
  5. Longtime Rosslyn Pizzeria Piola Shuts Down

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

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ARLnow Holiday Weekend Discussion

It may be dreary and cold today, but the final weekend of 2018 should prove to be a pretty one.

The forecast is calling for a sunny Saturday and Sunday, with some slightly warmer temperatures than we’ve seen the last few weeks.

And things should generally remain nice for your New Year’s plans — check out our event calendar if you’re looking for any big ideas.

You can always catch up on our most popular stories of the past week too (or even take a dive into our top stories of 2018 before the year ends):

  1. Columbia Pike’s Twisted Vines, BrickHaus Both Set to Close Next Week
  2. Feral Cats Abound in Arlington
  3. School Board Names New Middle School for Dorothy Hamm, Ditches Any Reference to Stratford School
  4. School Board Mulls New Names for Washington-Lee High School, As Final Vote Draws Near
  5. County Creates New Dockless Scooter ‘Corrals’ to Encourage More Orderly Storage

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

ARLnow will once again be publishing on a reduced schedule through Wednesday to account for the holiday. See you in 2019!

Flickr pool photo via Tom Mockler

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ARLnow Holiday Weekend Discussion

The weather outside today may be frightful, but temperatures are set to turn positively delightful this weekend.

After a couple oppressively rainy days, the forecast calls for skies to clear and temperatures to rise as Christmas approaches.

As always, you can curl up by the fire with our most popular stories of the past week:

  1. Mike Isabella’s Three Ballston Restaurants Have Shut Down, As ‘Top Chef’ Star Dissolves Company
  2. Police Investigating Apparent Murder-Suicide Near Seven Corners
  3. Baja Fresh in Clarendon Appears to Have Closed
  4. With Amazon On Board, JBG Smith Prepares to Bet Big on ‘National Landing’
  5. Police Charge Dump Truck Driver Who Allegedly Struck Woman Pushing Stroller in Rosslyn Crosswalk

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

The ARLnow team will be publishing on a limited schedule Monday (Christmas Eve), but we’ll be back to our regular schedule on Wednesday. See you then!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Rain is rolling into our neck of the woods tonight, and doesn’t seem set to leave any time soon.

The forecast is calling for a soggy weekend with no relief in sight until Sunday night — but at least temperatures will inch up just a hair.

Anyone looking to persevere and celebrate the holiday season, despite the rain, can take advantage of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program teaming up with Lyft to offer free rides again.

Starting today (Friday), rides up to $15 are free with the use of a promo code from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. The offer will continue until Jan. 1. Weekly codes will be posted at the Sober Rides website at noon on today, then Dec. 22 and Dec. 31. The weekly code is only valid for one ride.

Our event calendar can help with brainstorming for ways to take advantage of that offer. Or you can stay inside and catch up on our most popular articles of the past week:

  1. School Board Signs Off On New South Arlington School Boundaries, Ending Messy Debate Over Maps
  2. Crystal City Building Evacuated Amid Widespread Bomb Threats
  3. Police Drag Man Out of Home After Alleged Drunken Conduct Around Child
  4. Chick-fil-A in Ballston Quarter Starts Serving Up Sandwiches Today
  5. Dump Truck Injures Woman Pushing Stroller in Rosslyn

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The D.C. region probably won’t see the worst of the snow storm shaping up to our south, but this weekend could still see a few flurries.

It’s set to be sunny yet freezing for most of the weekend, so it’ll certainly feel like winter: with or without the precipitation.

It should make for decent weather, at least, to go check out a new art installation in Crystal City, or any of the other events going on around the county.

Or if you’d rather stay inside and catch up on our most popular stories of the past week, that’s an option too. If you’ve somehow missed the first story on the list, you’ve bypassed one of ARLnow’s most read stories in its roughly nine-year history.

  1. Large Crowd Reported at Clarendon Cheesecake Factory Amid Free Cheesecake Promotion
  2. A-Town Bar and Grill Closing
  3. Clark Street in Crystal City Closed Due to Bomb Threat
  4. ‘Washington-Loving High School’ Proposed As New Name for Washington-Lee
  5. Alleged Underwear Bandit Leads Would-Be Crime Fighter on Brief Chase

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

Flickr pool photo via Erinn Shirley

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Get ready for a slight warm-up this weekend, even if there also a few showers in the offing.

Temperatures should climb a bit as Saturday draws near, as will the chances of showers as December arrives. Luckily, Sunday should be as warm as the mid-60s, so it could well be the perfect time to get outside.

Head to our event calendar for a full look at the goings on this weekend. And you can catch up on our most popular stories from the past week as well:

  1. Deer Killed in Unusual Circumstances Near Shirlington Neighborhood, Police Say
  2. Parents Feel Betrayed By APS Proposal to Send Henry ES Students to Schools Other Than Fleet
  3. With Budget Gap Looming, County Board Set to Ask for Proposals on Tax Increases and Staff Layoffs
  4. Photos: Unusual Crash Along George Mason Drive
  5. County Expects Amazon’s Arrival Will Spark a Transformation of Crystal City Office Buildings

Feel free to head to the comments to discuss these stories, your weekend plans or other local happenings. Have a great weekend!

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ARLnow Holiday Weekend Discussion

If you’re sticking around town for Thanksgiving this year, you might want to dig out that winter parka.

The forecast is calling for some absolutely frigid temperatures for Turkey Day and Black Friday alike, so be sure to bundle up if you’re planning to swing by a turkey trot or do some holiday shopping.

If you have any extra food to help hungry families for the holiday, the Arlington Fire Department is collecting:

Swing by our event calendar if you’re looking for something to do with a little extra time off. And you can always catch up on our most popular stories of the past week too:

  1. Pentagon City Mall Adds Five New Stores Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season
  2. Video Shows SUV Crashing into ACPD Cruiser During Thursday Morning Snow
  3. Arlington Commits to Only Limited Affordable Housing Measures As Part of Amazon Deal
  4. Drybar Set to Open Today at Ballston Quarter
  5. County Inspectors Issue Goody’s A Warning for Painting Unapproved Mural on Storefront

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, your Thanksgiving plans, or anything else local. We’ll only be publishing a few stories these next few days, so from all of us at ARLnow, have a happy Thanksgiving!

Flickr pool photo via Tom Mockler

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

All the cold and snow that marred Thursday now seems to have dissipated, setting up a cool and crisp fall weekend.

The forecast for the countdown to Thanksgiving seems to call for a bit chilly, but otherwise pleasant, weekend. Be sure to check out our event calendar if you’re looking for ways to enjoy the weather.

And if you’re behind on all the news from the past week, Amazon-related and otherwise, be sure to read up on our top five stories of the past week:

  1. Amazon Will Split ‘HQ2’ Between Crystal City, Long Island City
  2. Following Amazon’s Big Announcement, JBG Smith Sketches Out Plans for New ‘National Landing’
  3. Ballston Quarter Looks Set to Open Some Stores This Week
  4. Arlington Shouldn’t Fear a ‘Tsunami’ of New Residents With Amazon’s Arrival, Officials Say
  5. With Amazon On Board, Leaders Look to Quell Concerns Over Incentives for the Tech Giant

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

Flickr pool photo via Tim Brown

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ARLnow Holiday Weekend Discussion

The long weekend is finally here, but the weather hasn’t exactly been all that welcoming.

While the rain soaking the region is set to clear out by the end of the night, the forecast calls for temperatures to drop quite low indeed for Veterans Day weekend.

At least the area’s fall foliage will reach its peak color this weekend, and the weather should cooperate for any and all events set for the holiday. Check out our event calendar for full details.

And don’t forget to catch up on our most popular stories of the past week:

  1. Police Arrest Stafford Man After Homicide in Crystal City Hotel
  2. De Ferranti Bests Vihstadt for County Board, Amidst Democratic Sweep in Arlington
  3. Sichuan Wok in Ballston Appears to Have Closed
  4. Punch Bowl Social Looks Set to Open in Ballston Quarter Next Month
  5. Westmont Shopping Center on Columbia Pike Could Soon Be Torn Down, Redeveloped

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

Flickr pool photo via Tom Mockler

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

After a few days of summer-like conditions, it seems a weekend that feels much more like fall is on tap for the D.C. area.

Outside some showers tonight, the forecast is calling for a pair of crisp, windy fall days on Saturday and Sunday. That means weekend events like the Samuel Beckett’s Celtic Festival and the shrimp boil at the Rhodeside Grill should go off without a hitch.

Check out our event calendar for a full look at the goings on this weekend, and catch up on our most popular stories of the past week while you’re at it:

  1. Maryland Man Wanted for Assaulting Woman on Orange Line Train in Arlington
  2. Parent Takes APS to Court Over Handling of Special Education Classes at Carlin Springs Elementary
  3. Nazi Propaganda Mailed to ARLnow.com
  4. Pizza Autentica in Ballston Shuts Down
  5. Letter to the Editor: Sending South Fairlington Students to Drew Would be a Mistake for APS

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

Flickr pool photo via Michael Coffman

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Halloween weekend has arrived, and the forecast is looking a bit spooky.

A nor’easter seems set to bring plenty of rain tonight and tomorrow, and the temperatures just keep dropping.

Luckily, the rain should mostly leave the D.C. region by Sunday, meaning the Marine Corps Marathon and some of the Halloween fun scheduled for this weekend should go off as planned. Be sure to check our event calendar for a full list of the goings on this weekend.

And if you’re huddled up inside, you can always catch up on our most popular stories of the past week:

  1. Arlington Man Arrested After Sexual Assault, Homicide in Douglas Park
  2. Condominium Building Fire in Rosslyn Area
  3. Video: Soldier on Scooter Menaced by Driver in Pentagon City
  4. Man Killed While Trying to Stop Sexual Assault Remembered as Warm and Unassuming
  5. Police Investigating Fall from Ballston Apartment Building

Head down to the comments to discuss these stories, your weekend plans or whatever else strikes your fancy. Have a great weekend!

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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!

Flickr pool photo via David Giambarresi

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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!

Flickr pool photo via wolfkann

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