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The Clarendon Ballroom, which is set to reopen (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Happy Friday Arlington!

We hope you find some things to do this weekend, but pack an umbrella as it looks like there’s a chance of thunderstorms each day.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Juan Soto has a new house (somewhere) in Arlington
  2. EXCLUSIVE: The Clarendon Ballroom is back, with a new interior, rooftop deck and a slightly different name
  3. Arlington sets record after again ranking No. 1 on American Fitness Index
  4. Is River Place’s time coming to an end in Rosslyn?
  5. New empanada restaurant coming to Columbia Pike
  6. Three arrested after a spate of men exposing themselves in various parts of Arlington
  7. Arlington’s first medical cannabis dispensary is opening in Clarendon
  8. Police investigating armed mugging in Courthouse
  9. County Board discusses “missing middle” housing proposal amid roiling community debate
  10. Arlington office vacancy rate continues to rise amid work-from-home trends

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend!

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All About Burger space cleared out at Ballston Quarter (staff photo)

We hope those who had time off enjoyed the holiday-shortened work week.

With any luck, many of you crossed some summer activities off your list, given that we’re nearing the halfway point of the Memorial Day-to-Labor Day season.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Police investigating shooting in Green Valley
  2. Arlington and Alexandria residents asked to be on the lookout for the invasive spotted lanternfly
  3. An Arlington Little League team hits and pitches its way to states and into local history
  4. Chase, carjacking and mass airbag theft reported during weekend of vehicular mayhem in Arlington
  5. Arlington is back to fully celebrating July 4 for the first time since 2019
  6. All About Burger is all but gone in Ballston Quarter
  7. Sense of Place Cafe in Arlington Forest has closed
  8. Amazon Fresh is now open in Crystal City
  9. Two workers seriously injured after electrical incident at condo building
  10. More storms expected today, after weekend storm fells numerous trees in Arlington

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend — or at least the non-rainy potion of it!

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Tourists visit the US Air Force Memorial at twilight (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Another three-day weekend awaits.

Arlington is a great place to be if you want to catch the fireworks display in D.C., whether from up close or afar.

This week also marked the end of June, which brought some most-read stories of its own. They included roaming bears, more corporate headquarters relocating here and a man worried about an active shooter who tried to break into a middle school.

It’s been a busy month, and we hope you get a chance to relax and enjoy this Fourth of July.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Another accidental shooting, this time in Clarendon
  2. ACPD: Girl arrested for shoplifting escaped, bit officer after foot chase
  3. Local Oyster in Ballston appears to have closed, after another seafood spot ran aground
  4. Arlington is back to fully celebrating July 4 for the first time since 2019
  5. Woman pleads guilty to opioid conspiracy run out of Arlington doctor’s office
  6. Man rescued after being buried up to shoulders in trench collapse
  7. Loud cars, loud cars, ACPD is coming for you (eventually)
  8. Ultramarathoner Michael Wardian is almost back in Arlington, after journey across America
  9. Tow truck driver helps to talk down man standing on edge of overpass
  10. Fashion store LOFT at The Crossing Clarendon to close next month

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, Arlington!

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Around Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Grab your rainbow flags, the Arlington Pride Festival is this weekend.

The free event is set to run from noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) at Rosslyn’s Gateway Park at 1300 Langston Blvd. It’s expected to feature games, vendors, live entertainment, DJs and a dog park area and kids play section.

D.C. held its big Capital Pride festival and parade earlier this month for the first time in three years. So, if you missed it, here’s your chance to celebrate locally.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Westover staple The Forest Inn, one of Arlington’s last dive bars, is closing
  2. Arlington man develops app to explore D.C. in clue-solving game
  3. Photos: The newspaper-stealing fox has returned
  4. Police: Thieves stole luxury cars after entering homes, taking keys
  5. Victoria Virasingh: Why You Should Vote for Me
  6. Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in Arlington
  7. ‘Missing middle’ proposal prompts intense debate, competing signs at County Board meeting
  8. A $10 million revamp of Army Navy Drive is a couple of months away
  9. Black Parents of Arlington raises new concerns over APS performance gaps
  10. County Board approves sidewalk, crosswalk projects in four neighborhoods

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, Arlington!

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Bar Ivy in Clarendon, which has started serving as part of its soft opening (courtesy photo)

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend.

The Columbia Pike Blues Festival is back. For many, it’s a three-day weekend for the Juneteenth federal holiday, and Sunday marks Father’s Day.

When making plans, keep in mind there will be road closures for a few events. The Blues Festival and the Zero Prostate Cancer 5k Run/Walk will shut down several roads in the county on Saturday.

That’s in addition to county facility closures for Juneteenth on Sunday and Monday.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Police searching for suspect after serious stabbing in Crystal City area
  2. ACPD investigating possible abduction attempt at gas station
  3. Merlene drops bid for office after buying house in more affordable part of Arlington
  4. Bar Ivy opens in Clarendon, with grand opening planned later this month
  5. Man charged with trying to break into middle school during lockdown
  6. Camaro driver dies after early morning wreck on I-395
  7. JUST IN: Smoke shop employee found not guilty in shooting case
  8. County Board to consider fee for using county’s electric vehicle charging stations
  9. ‘Like a puzzle piece fit’ — Arlingtonian finds her father through ancestry test
  10. Nats pitcher Sean Doolittle to read to children at Arlington Central Library

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, Arlington!

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Bear spotted in Arlington Monday (photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Arlington)

It’s been a bear-y interesting week in Arlington.

Two of the stories that most interested ARLnow readers, as of noon today, featured a roaming bear.

Local officials have been tight-lipped on the animal’s most recent sightings, as they’ve urged residents to keep their distance. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington has also asked residents to secure garbage, compost piles and pet food, take down bird feeders and clean up porches and decks.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Bear spotted casually walking around Arlington today
  2. Arlington scores another major corporate headquarters
  3. Online fundraiser underway for woman pushed out of SUV near Ballston
  4. Police nab kid who was allegedly breaking into cars
  5. The Maywood bear may still be roaming around Arlington
  6. Large gas line struck in Courthouse
  7. Crumbl Cookies appears to be coming to the Lee Harrison Shopping Center
  8. Lubber Run summer shows to start on Friday
  9. New Amazon grocery store to open ‘in the coming weeks’
  10. Another eyeglass store robbed, this time in Ballston

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, Arlington!

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The water feature at Mosaic Park in Ballston, sans water (staff photo by Matt Blitz)

The four-day week is over and the weekend is here again.

We hope you have some exciting plans but if you’re venturing out, watch out for road closures due to the Armed Forces Cycling Classic this weekend.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week, as of noon today (Friday).

  1. Smoke coming from roof of Matchbox in Pentagon City
  2. Hundreds of apartment residents left without AC, water over long weekend
  3. The nightlife power couple behind B Live talk about their burgeoning Clarendon empire
  4. Arlington is collecting feedback on Military Road roundabout while considering next step
  5. Rosa Mexicano is coming to Pentagon City
  6. Arlington’s spraygrounds and water features are open for the summer, except for one
  7. Northbound GW Parkway closed after serious crash
  8. Arlington’s Covid data hints at possibility of a peak in the latest wave
  9. ACPD: Officer assaulted after Memorial Day flower theft
  10. Buzzy new Middle Eastern restaurant looking to open in former IOTA Club space

Feel free to discuss the stories above or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, Arlington!

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Flags in at Arlington National Cemetery on 5/26/22 (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Happy Memorial Day weekend, Arlington.

We hope you’re able to get some rest and reflection in after this long week. Once we push past some rain this evening, it’s looking like sunny skies, high temps and grilling weather through Monday.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Thousands without power in Arlington after strong storms roll through
  2. First case of monkeypox reported in N. Va.
  3. Greek restaurant Our Mom Eugenia to open in Shirlington, aiming for fall
  4. Republicans nominate Arlington resident as 8th Congressional District candidate
  5. Massive ‘Pike’ sculpture is being installed this week near the county border
  6. Smash and grab theft at Pentagon City mall jewelry store
  7. Taqueria el Poblano staying open through the summer, now set to close in August
  8. Police: Parking aide assaulted, more cars broken into
  9. ACPD stepping up patrols of schools in wake of Texas shooting, Alexandria stabbing
  10. Arlington now under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, Arlington!

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Demolition began on the former Jaleo building in Crystal City (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend has arrived and, apparently, so have mid-summer temperatures.

Perhaps a little too early. Forecasters warn residents not to let the heat take them by surprise as temperatures could reach the mid-90s.

But there’s plenty to do, so if you’re venturing out, be sure to hydrate, wear sunscreen and rest in shaded areas.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Kenmore Middle School dismissal delayed due to possible security threat
  2. JINYA Ramen Bar opening this weekend and giving away free ramen in Ballston
  3. Four more local businesses coming to Amazon’s HQ2
  4. ACPD: Thieves break into 17 cars, steal three with keys inside
  5. Woman seriously injured after reportedly being pushed out of an SUV near Ballston
  6. Elderly woman armed with gun tased by police after firing at ‘known individual’
  7. ACPD: Drunk driver slams into 7-8 parked cars, garbage cans and a utility pole near Rosslyn
  8. Demolition begins on former Jaleo in Crystal City as redevelopment plan advances
  9. Car bursts into flames after crash near Pentagon City
  10. Police: Dozens of cars stolen or stripped of airbags over the past three weeks

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, Arlington!

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B Live, a live music and dining venue on Wilson Blvd (photo courtesy of B Live/Albert Ting)

It’s been a busy week.

A new music venue and watering hole opened, students rallied around abortion rights, and the police responded to a couple of bank robberies.

We hope the weekend is a little less hectic, and you can find some time to rest on yet another rainy weekend.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. B Live opening this week in the former Whitlow’s space
  2. Expect the sounds of cannon fire in parts of Arlington tonight
  3. Police investigating pair of bank robberies in Ballston
  4. Vehicle-related thefts reported in three Arlington neighborhoods
  5. These ten businesses are currently listed for sale in Arlington
  6. Compass Coffee’s first drive-thru is under construction along Langston Blvd
  7. ‘Dining in the Dark’ events coming to Clarendon restaurant
  8. Police release photos of Ballston bank robbery suspect
  9. Arlington high school students hold walkouts, rally for abortion rights
  10. County Board to vote this weekend to end vehicle decal fee

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, Arlington!

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SoberRide initiative press conference at Don Tito in Clarendon on Cinco de Mayo (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Pack your umbrella. It looks like Mother’s Day weekend will be wet.

With a Flood Watch in effect through Saturday morning, and rain expected through Sunday, you may want to make indoor plans.

But we hope the weather won’t put a damper on your plans to celebrate mom. Stay Arlington, the county’s tourism promotion agency, recently offered ideas on what to do from where to pamper mom or buy her a gift.

Now, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Arlington landing Boeing corporate headquarters
  2. Police on scene of a reported bank robbery in Ballston
  3. Pickleball pop peeves particular people, prompting park pilot program
  4. ‘Missing middle’ draft calls for legalizing multifamily housing countywide
  5. Tesla is cutting the ribbon on its first Arlington store today
  6. Sick fox found along Washington Blvd tests positive for rabies
  7. Arlington’s park system is now ranked No. 3 in the U.S.
  8. Expansive outdoor cafe and bar in Clarendon is looking to open this month
  9. Covid continues to rise in Arlington, with nearly 200 new cases reported today
  10. Lost Dog Cafe staying on the Pike as parking situation improves

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, Arlington!

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