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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

After a brief resurgence of sweltering summer, more fall-like weather is here, ahead of what should be a pretty nice weekend.

Despite a relatively slow second week of September, compared to the usual frenetic pace of things this time of year, there were a number of stories of note over the past five days.

Here were the most-read articles of the week:

  1. Amazon Holding ‘Career Day’ in Crystal City
  2. Hula Girl Closing in Shirlington
  3. Man Shot on Columbia Pike Early Thursday Morning
  4. Pedestrian Dies After Crash Near Nottingham Elementary
  5. Police Searching for Thieves Who Burglarized Home While Family Was Inside
  6. Opening Nears for New Harris Teeter Store on the Pike
  7. You May Be Able to Take Your Drink to Go Near HQ2
  8. As MONA Membership Grows, So Does Its Public Outreach
  9. An Indoor Running Studio Is Coming to Clarendon

Feel free to discuss those stories, your tales of Friday the 13th bad luck, or anything else of local interest in the comments below.


ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Hurricane Dorian is making its way out to sea and a pleasant weekend awaits here in Arlington.

It will be a weekend of some major events in Arlington, including the annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff Memorial 9/11 5K and the Rosslyn Jazz Festival.

Here are the most-read articles of the past week:

  1. New Reality TV Show Films Scene at Lyon Park’s Texas Jack’s BBQ
  2. Woman Critically Hurt After Being Struck by Driver in N. Arlington
  3. Man With Weapon Causes Scare Yorktown HS
  4. Morning Notes (Sept. 4)
  5. New Flight Logs, Photos Show Former Local Congressional Candidate with Epstein and Prince Andrew
  6. New Irish Pub Plans to Replace Fiona’s in Crystal City
  7. Police: Irate Man Punches Man Filming Him With Phone
  8. First ‘Richmond Highway’ Signs Now Up Along Route 1 in Crystal City
  9. MONA Launches Monthly Family Social At Ballston Quarter

Feel free to discuss these stories or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!


The Labor Day holiday weekend is here and Arlington residents are looking forward to vacations and the extra day off — as well as the start of September on Sunday.

In a poll this week, ARLnow readers said the top three things they were most looking forward to in the month of September were more pleasant weather, the start of football season and pumpkin spice food and drink. This weekend in Arlington you should be able to enjoy all three.

The start of school was No. 5 on our list, but it’s still something that all Arlingtonians should be aware of as you head out on the roads on Tuesday.

Another thing to look forward is two new members of the ARLnow team who are both starting on Tuesday. Jay Westcott will be our first staff photographer/videographer and former ARLnow intern Kalina Newman will re-join us as a reporter following a fellowship at Washingtonian. Welcome, Jay and Kalina!

Without further ado, here are the most-read articles on this week:

  1. Two Shot in Crystal City Office Building
  2. Police Investigating Death at Whole Foods Parking Lot
  3. Dirt Bike and ATV Riders Rolled Through Arlington Last Night
  4. Civil War Camp to Mark Anniversary of Skirmish Near Ballston Tomorrow
  5. Police: Camera Found in Bathroom of Rosslyn Business

Feel free to discuss these stories or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a great holiday!


ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It’s a wet and downright cool start to what should otherwise be a very comfortable weekend, weather-wise.

The past week was another that started slow, but ended up being more eventful that one might have expected for the end of August.

Here are the most-read articles on ARLnow this week:

  1. Police Investigating Death at Whole Foods Parking Lot
  2. BREAKING: Man Arrested for Woman’s Death in Crystal City
  3. Quick, There’s One Popeyes in Arlington Still Serving the Sandwich
  4. Police: Man Punched Officer at Arlington County Fair
  5. Letter to the Editor: A Tale of Two APSs
  6. Morning Poll: Should John Glenn’s House Be Torn Down?
  7. Civil War Camp to Mark Anniversary of Skirmish Near Ballston Tomorrow
  8. Police, Medics on Scene of Pedestrian-Involved Crash in Clarendon

Feel free to discuss these stories or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!

Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf


ARLnow Weekend Discussion

We are now officially in the back half of August and the final innings of summer.

That is especially true if you define summer as the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which pools are open and shandies are still stocked on supermarket beer shelves.

For those staying here or heading out of town, we hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend. Here, for your weekend (beach) reading list, are the most-read stories on ARLnow this past week.

  1. Netflix Documentary Shines Spotlight on Shadowy, Arlington-Based Christian Organization
  2. Group of Black Parents Say Racial Disparities in Arlington Schools Need to End
  3. Pete’s New Haven Apizza in Clarendon Has Closed
  4. The Legend of Marceytown and Arlington’s Buried Treasure
  5. Subway in Ballston Closing Within the Month
  6. Whitlow’s Seeking to Renew Lease
  7. Shelter to Host Kitten Yoga Event with Adoptable Felines
  8. JUST IN: Serious Pedestrian Crash on Columbia Pike
  9. Cheesetique to Open New Location in Shirlington

ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It’s August and lots of people are going on vacation (including the person writing this post, from Gate 28 at DCA), but for those staying here it looks to be a beautiful weekend.

For a week in typically slow August, the past few days were especially busy news- and readership-wise.

Here are the most-read articles on ARLnow this week.

  1. Arlington Man Survived on Coca-Cola for Five Days After Falling at Home
  2. UPDATED: Widespread Power Outage in Arlington
  3. Hunan Number One Closing in Clarendon
  4. JUST IN: Street Closed in Ballston After Man Falls from Building
  5. BREAKING: ART Bus Rolls Into Building on Columbia Pike
  6. ‘World Market’ Closing at Pentagon Row With Big Sale
  7. Construction Underway on New Ballston Target
  8. APS Named Top School System in Virginia
  9. BREAKING: ART Bus Careens into Community Garden After Crash

Flickr pool photo by Samer Farha


ARLnow Weekend Discussion

July turned to August this week, as life in Arlington slowed just a touch and there were signs that fall is beginning to approach.

Maybe you noticed a bit less traffic on the roads as summer vacations ramped up. Or the Oktoberfest beers on local store shelves.

We noticed a bit less news — one factor: fewer people around and no County Board meeting in August — but ultimately there was still plenty to report.

Here are the top 8 most-read articles in Arlington this week (excluding this one):

  1. ‘Good Company’ in Ballston Rakes in the Dough
  2. Roads Closed in Clarendon for Vice Presidential Visit
  3. Arlington County Fair to Include Beer Garden, Goat Yoga This Year
  4. Rebuilt Taco Bell Now Open on Lee Highway
  5. Committee: Amazon HQ2 Designs Are Colorful But Unambitious
  6. APS Names Interim Superintendent
  7. Maizal Opening Tomorrow at Ballston’s Quarter Market
  8. One More Page Books Holding Auction to Cover Rising Rent

Enjoy what should be a relatively pleasant weekend — there will only be three more before Labor Day weekend. Feel free to discuss the stories above or any other local topic of interest in the comments.


ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The last full week in July is coming to a close and a warm but relatively pleasant weekend is on tap.

It has been a busy week at ARLnow — a week we announced a new readership record and three new hires. (Technically, thanks to strong readership yesterday, our trailing 30-day traffic is now up to 1.415 million pageviews, another new record.)

Here are the top six most-read articles we published on this busy week.

  1. Officials Warn of Foodborne Illness Outbreak in Arlington and N. Va.
  2. A Bridge Too Far: The Dating Divide Between D.C. People And Arlingtonians
  3. Missing Man Found Dead in Arlington Was a Career Center Employee
  4. Arlington Brothers Save Child from Drowning in Ireland
  5. JBG Smith Unveils New Expansion Plan for RiverHouse Property Near Amazon HQ2
  6. Columbia Pike Dry Cleaner Closing Leaves Customers Hanging

Feel free to discuss these stories or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!


ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Congratulations to you, dear reader, for making it to the end of this long, hot week.

On the plus side, it’s almost the weekend. On the downside, the heat is forecasted to continue, cancelling weekend events throughout the D.C. area.

It’s also been another week of post-flooding clean-up, with thousands of homeowners and business owners reportedly having filed for damages.

Some businesses have begun to re-open, while Westover residents launched a GoFundMe to repair their homes. We featured one affected family in our Pet of the Week column this week.

Meanwhile, the Department of Environmental Services is trying to fix a stream that mysteriously disappeared after the storm.

Reflecting on legacies has also been a running theme this past week — from the 100th anniversary of the Cherrydale fire house, to the 10th anniversary of District Taco. The decade-long debate over Columbia Pike transit stations also got a new funding push to build four bus stops.

And this week will surely go down in local lore as the first battle between two Arlington titans: Advanced Towing and Amazon.

In addition to the stories above, here are some others of note from the past week:

What was your favorite story this week? And how do you plan to beat the heat this weekend? Let us know in the comments below and feel free to discuss any other issue of local importance.


ARLnow Weekend Discussion

This has been a tough week for everyone affected by Monday’s unusual rain storm.

Since then, we’ve shared how flooding has impacted some Westover shops and Ballston’s SER restaurant — as well as dozens of residents who watched as their homes filled with water.

The storm also stranded commuters and damaged millions of dollars worth of county property. Thankfully, last night’s rain storm was more bark than bite despite flash flood watches earlier yesterday morning.

Arlington County declared an emergency earlier this week in an effort to secure state and perhaps federal aid. To help that effort, homeowners and businesses owners are asked to submit a damage report by today, Friday July 12.

If you’ve been hit hard by the floods, here are a few other resources to help you:

Let us know how you were affected by the floods, or discuss any other topic of local interest, in the comments below.


ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It’s the 5th of July, which means you’ve survived the Fourth of July crowds and DCA delays and you’ve made it to the weekend.

While you’re cooling off from the heat, here are some other stories you might have missed:

How do you plan to celebrate the weekend? Feel free to discuss that or any other topic of local interest in the comments below.


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