• Your Beermonger: Learn All About the Kellerbier, a Relatively Obscure Style of Lager in U.S.

    Your Beermonger: Learn All About the Kellerbier, a Relatively Obscure Style of Lager in U.S.
    This sponsored column is written by Todd Himes, beermonger at Arrowine (4508 Lee Highway). Sign up for the email newsletter and receive exclusive discounts and offers. Order from Arrowine’s expanding online store for curbside pickup.
    In my last column, I mentioned one of the great things about getting people back into the store has been the questions I’ve been fielding from all of you, and the conversations it has allowed me to get started.
    My weekly be
  • WHINO, half restaurant, half art gallery, opens at Ballston Quarter

    WHINO, half restaurant, half art gallery, opens at Ballston Quarter
    The 6,200-square-foot WHINO restaurant is big, with six different seating areas including a 25-seat open kitchen bar, a 51-foot long cocktail bar and an 11-seat tasting bar. (Courtesy WHINO)
    The latest addition to Arlington’s Ballston Quarter is WHINO, a combination restaurant and art gallery on Ballston Quarter’s second level.
    The restaurant’s owner and avid art collector Shane Pomajambo operated Art Whino, a pop-art gallery at National Harbor for nearly 10 years. It closed in
  • Mobility Group Advocates For More Low-Cost, High-Impact Transit Projects

    Mobility Group Advocates For More Low-Cost, High-Impact Transit Projects
    A mobility advocacy group is asking the county to build a three-year plan for funding projects that make non-car transit faster, more desirable and safer.And the group, Sustainable Mobility, is trying to capitalize on signs that people are interested in bicycling and walking more coming out of the pandemic. “We have to seize that opportunity before everybody gets into their cars again,” said Chris Slatt, the group’s president, who is also chair of the Transportation Commi
  • Lyon’s Legacy: The Soul of Arlington

    Lyon’s Legacy: The Soul of Arlington
    Lyon’s Legacy is a limited-run opinion column on the history of housing in Arlington. The views expressed are solely the author’s.
    I grew up in Arlington because, in the 90s, it was a place where middle-class parents could afford to own a home and raise two children. I loved my childhood here. But because of Arlington’s economically-exclusive zoning laws and their contribution to rising housing prices, I don’t expect to be able to give my kids the same.
    This is the eight
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  • Whitlow’s Is Closing Next Week and Throwing Itself a Going-Away Party

    Whitlow’s Is Closing Next Week and Throwing Itself a Going-Away Party
    People walk past Whitlow’s on Wilson in the afternoon light (Staff Photo by Jay Westcott)
    Whitlow’s, the long-time watering hole on Wilson Blvd, is closing its doors for good on Saturday, June 26.
    But first come the parties.
    Earlier this week, the well-known Clarendon bar and restaurant hosted an alumni staff reunion and had a send off show featuring local 90s cover band White Ford Bronco. Tickets to that show sold out.
    On Wednesday, June 23, there’s a “jam session”
  • Arlington Firefighters, EMTs Honored by Arlington Chamber of Commerce

    Arlington Firefighters, EMTs Honored by Arlington Chamber of Commerce
    Four members of the Arlington County Fire Department were honored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce this month as part of the organization’s annual Valor Awards for first responders.
    Firefighter/Paramedic Jeremy Tate and Firefighter/EMT Justin Armijo received medals of valor for saving the life of a hiker who had fallen 30-40 feet down a rock cliff off Windy Run Trail in October 2020. Tate, equipped with only basic medical rope rescue equipment, scaled the steep and unstable rock embank
  • Juneteenth Holiday Closing: June 18–19, 2021

    Juneteenth Holiday Closing: June 18–19, 2021
    Arlington County Government offices, courts, libraries & some facilities are closed on June 18-19, 2021, for the Juneteenth holiday.Trash & RecyclingTrash/Recycling Curbside Routes – Regular service on Jun. 18
    Community CentersCenters closed Jun. 18-19
    Parking EnforcementMetered areas not enforced. All other violations enforced.See the Arlington County Holiday Schedule page for more information on individual departments and services.
  • County Board Approves $16 Million Loan for Affordable Apartment Building in Ballston

    County Board Approves $16 Million Loan for Affordable Apartment Building in Ballston
    A long-stalled affordable housing development project in Ballston has secured the funding it needs to move forward.
    On Saturday, the County Board approved an allocation of nearly $16 million for an 8-story building at the Central United Methodist Church site on Fairfax Drive near the Ballston Metro station.
    The project, which will have 144 committed affordable housing units, a childcare facility for up to 100 children and a church space for up to 200 people, is being developed by the Arlington
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  • What’s Next: Consider Schools in Development Planning

    What’s Next: Consider Schools in Development Planning
    What’s Next with Nicole is a biweekly opinion column. The views expressed are solely the author’s.
    This Sunday is the last day to provide feedback on “Plan Lee Highway“, a multi-year planning process for the corridor that has now produced specific proposals for development levels, street improvements, stormwater impact, and other significant changes.
    My biggest piece of feedback on Plan Lee Highway and every ongoing area and sector plan is the lack of consideration f
  • VDOT Recommends At-Grade Route 1, Study of Pedestrian Crossings

    VDOT Recommends At-Grade Route 1, Study of Pedestrian Crossings
    It’s official: The Virginia Department of Transportation recommends turning Route 1, which is elevated over 12th, 15th and 18th streets, into an at-grade urban boulevard.
    “An at-grade configuration for Route 1 provides most desirable characteristics that meet the multimodal and community vision for National Landing,” according to presentation materials from a virtual VDOT meeting Wednesday.
    The news caps off one year of study, but is not much of a surprise, as the at-grade sol
  • The Towns of Abingdon Place: We’ve Just Opened Our Newest Section of Townhomes

    The Towns of Abingdon Place: We’ve Just Opened Our Newest Section of Townhomes
    With our recent sales success at Abingdon Place, we’re thrilled to release the next section of elegant townhomes. Act quickly, and your new home can be customized to fit your tastes.
    Each home at Abingdon Place thoughtfully melds the elegance of Old Town Alexandria’s distinctive traditional architecture with the comforts of modern design. Rooms illuminate with light from the energy-efficient windows. High ceilings (10-foot on the main level) give your home a truly grand feeling. Sta
  • County Observes Juneteenth for the First Time with Some Closures

    County Observes Juneteenth for the First Time with Some Closures
    Arlington County will observe Juneteenth — which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — for the first time as an official county holiday this Friday and Saturday.
    The holiday celebrates the day when the nation’s last enslaved people learned of their freedom following the Emancipation Proclamation. The Arlington County Board voted to make Juneteenth a county holiday in late April of this year.
    Since the June 19 holiday falls on a Saturday this year, certain offices and s
  • County Board Drills Into AHC About Serrano Apartments Conditions

    County Board Drills Into AHC About Serrano Apartments Conditions
    County Board members demanded AHC Inc. answer for the deteriorating conditions at the Serrano Apartments and to convince them it will actually fix things during their meeting on Tuesday.
    The discussion happened as county staff outlined the flurry of work at the property. Separately, the Board voted 5-0 to enter into an agreement allowing AHC to refinance its loan for the apartments through a new lender before its current loan expires in less than two months.
    This loan agreement is urgently neede
  • Do You Plan to Visit the Long Bridge Park Aquatics Center After It Opens?

    Do You Plan to Visit the Long Bridge Park Aquatics Center After It Opens?
    The long-planned and long-debated Long Bridge Park Aquatics and Fitness Center is set to open this summer, perhaps as early as July.
    The $60 million facility, construction of which was approved in 2017, is located north of Crystal City and south of the 14th Street Bridge, offering monumental views across the Potomac. It features a 50-meter competition pool with diving towers, a whirlpool, a family pool with a splash pad, a water slide, water volleyball and basketball areas, and a lazy river &md
  • Just Sold (Budget Buys Edition): June 17, 2021

    Just Sold (Budget Buys Edition): June 17, 2021
    2121 S. Pollard Street (via Google Maps)
    With so many people wanting to buy a home in Arlington — and not enough homes on the market — it can be difficult to find decent options.
    For this week’s Just Sold, we’re highlighting “budget buys” spotted in the past month. These include single-family home sales under $900,000, townhouse and duplex sales under $750,000, and condo sales under $600,000.
    Yes, these “budget” prices are high by most standards, b
  • Introducing New Townhomes in Lyon Village

    Introducing New Townhomes in Lyon Village
    BeaconCrest Homes, the highly acclaimed D.C. metro homebuilder, is proud to present a rare opportunity to own one of seven new townhomes at Veitch Place in North Arlington.
    Unbeatable Location
    Live a quarter mile to Courthouse Metro Station, a quick six-minute walk from home. Enjoy cobblestone adventures, dining and popular retail less than 10 minutes away in Georgetown. Discover easy commutes and better day-to-day living when you live less than five miles to downtown Washington and all that Arl
  • Popular NYC Bakery Mah-Ze-Dahr Opening in Crystal City This Weekend

    Popular NYC Bakery Mah-Ze-Dahr Opening in Crystal City This Weekend
    (Updated at 4:10 p.m.) Brioche Cinnamon Rolls and Dark Chocolate Explosion Cookies are coming to Crystal City this weekend with the arrival of a brand new Mah-Ze-Dahr location.
    The popular New York-based bakery founded in 2013 takes its name from an Urdu expression meaning a taste you can’t quite describe but want to experience again and again — it is a representation of what the restaurant hopes to offer with its sweet treats.
    This time the bakery isn’t limiting itself to pas
  • Noise Complaints Drown Out Discussion of Forthcoming Cherrydale Farmers Market

    Noise Complaints Drown Out Discussion of Forthcoming Cherrydale Farmers Market
    A new farmers market in Cherrydale will open in a few weeks following a vote by the County Board last night (Tuesday).
    Ahead of the vote, some residents — chiefly worried about noise early in the morning — told Board members the market will be a rotten deal for their neighborhood. The issue drew 14 speakers for and against the proposal and the discussion lasted one hour, prompting some Board members to hasten to a vote and move on.
    The new market will attract up to 20 vendors to its
  • Summer House Offers Outdoor Space for Work and Fun in Crystal City

    Summer House Offers Outdoor Space for Work and Fun in Crystal City
    “Summer House,” a colorful, beach-themed outdoor workspace and social spot, debuted today in Crystal City.
    This nostalgic neon installation, sponsored by the National Landing Business Improvement District, is located at 101 12th Street S., a grassy area near Long Bridge Park. The pop-up open space was the site of a BID-funded art installation earlier this year and is slated to be redeveloped as an office building.
    The National Landing BID held a dry-run yesterday (Tuesday) with Pride
  • Biz Talk: International Businesses Choose Arlington as U.S. Home Base

    Biz Talk: International Businesses Choose Arlington as U.S. Home Base
    This article was written by Sindy Yeh, Senior Business Ambassador for Arlington Economic Development.
    It comes as no surprise that both domestic and international companies select Arlington as their home to grow their businesses. They choose Arlington for similar reasons, such as proximity to customers and partners, accessibility to major transportation infrastructure, and the availability of a talented workforce. Here are perspectives from three international companies based in Arlington.
    For
  • One Rescued from Overturned Vehicle After Crash Near Yorktown HS

    One Rescued from Overturned Vehicle After Crash Near Yorktown HS
    One person was hospitalized after a crash that sent one vehicle careening off the road and onto its side near Yorktown High School this morning.
    The two-vehicle crash happened around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Yorktown Blvd and N. Harrison Street, about two blocks from the high school.
    “Units quickly arrived on scene and found a 2 vehicle crash with 1 vehicle off the roadway, on its side,” said Lt. Nate Hiner, a spokesman for the Arlington County Fire Department.
    “Crews
  • Peter’s Take: APS Capital Improvement Plan is $77.8 Million Over Budget

    Peter’s Take: APS Capital Improvement Plan is $77.8 Million Over Budget
    Peter’s Take is a biweekly opinion column. The views expressed are solely the author’s.
    The Superintendent presented APS’s latest Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at a May 6 School Board meeting, and APS is committed to adopt its final CIP on June 24.
    Inexplicably, APS published its May 6 plan prior to getting detailed cost estimates, and staff’s June 14 cost projections belatedly reveal that the project is $77.8 million over budget.
    Career Center plan and background
    T
  • De Ferranti Highlights Economic Recovery, Honors Heroes in State of County Speech

    De Ferranti Highlights Economic Recovery, Honors Heroes in State of County Speech
    Fewer COVID-19 cases. Lower unemployment. Higher hotel occupancy rates. These and other signs point to Arlington County’s continued recovery, according to Board Chair Matt de Ferranti.
    During the annual State of the County address, the chair said Arlington County is well on the road to economic recovery but it has a ways to go before it enters into a period of renewal. The event was hosted virtually yesterday morning (Tuesday) by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, with a Q&A mode
  • Virginia Tech Returns to In-Person Classes for Falls Church MBA Program

    Virginia Tech Returns to In-Person Classes for Falls Church MBA Program
    Graduate students attend in-person course in Falls Church (courtesy of Erin Williams/Virginia Tech)
    Virginia Tech’s Evening MBA announced that students will return to its Falls Church center for classes this August. The Evening MBA program is among the best in the country and the top part-time MBA program in Virginia, according to a 2022 survey of the nation’s top graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report.
    “We know many students choose the Evening MBA because they value
  • Combo Sandwich and Flower Shop to Replace Buzz Bakery in Ballston

    Combo Sandwich and Flower Shop to Replace Buzz Bakery in Ballston
    Buzz Bakeshop has closed in Ballston and a new cafe from some familiar local names will be replacing it.
    Poppyseed Rye, which describes itself as “a craft sandwich and fresh flower café,” plans to open this fall at 818 N. Quincy Street, a block from Ballston Quarter mall.
    “We’ll make tasty sandwiches, salads, toasts, and charcuterie… and serve beer, wine, seltzer, and champagne,” said Scott Parker, a partner in the shop who also co-owns a variety of Ba
  • The Right Note: Getting Ready to Lock in Higher Taxes

    The Right Note: Getting Ready to Lock in Higher Taxes
    The Right Note is a biweekly opinion column. The views expressed are solely the author’s.
    The County Board returned to in-person meetings this month. While this return to normalcy receives a “thumbs up,” the Board immediately announced plans to lock in higher taxes.
    The Board did so by voting unanimously to advertise collective bargaining for county employees and prevailing wage on construction projects, both of which are likely to be approved in July.
    The Democrats have
  • Plans Crystallize for New Park Near Amazon HQ2

    Plans Crystallize for New Park Near Amazon HQ2
    The Arlington County Board adopted a master plan and design guidelines for a new park and open space in Crystal City on Saturday.
    This document will guide the construction of a new, 0.9-acre park, which is scheduled to kick off next year. The open space, also known as the “Teardrop Parcel,” borders Pentagon City and is located at the intersection of S. Eads Street and Army Navy Drive.
    The park “will serve as a contemplative green oasis in a densely developed urban context,&rdqu
  • The Arlies: Vote for Your Favorite Local Food Truck

    The Arlies: Vote for Your Favorite Local Food Truck
    This week the Arlies are back with a new category to vote on. First, the results of last week’s voting.
    Arlington’s favorite outdoor dining spot is McNamara’s Pub and Restaurant in Crystal City, followed by Ruthie’s All Day in Arlington Heights and SER in Ballston.
    Now, let’s vote on this week’s category. Do you have a favorite Arlington food truck that you visit for lunch or dinner, or just when you’re craving something special? Let us know below or by
  • Ask Eli: Northern VA Market Trends — Arlington vs. Fairfax and Loudoun Counties

    Ask Eli: Northern VA Market Trends — Arlington vs. Fairfax and Loudoun Counties
    This regularly scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Eli Tucker, Arlington-based Realtor and Arlington resident. Please submit your questions to him via email for response in future columns. Video summaries of some articles can be found on YouTube on the Ask Eli, Live With Jean playlist. Enjoy!
    Question: How does Arlington’s housing market compare to what you’re seeing in Fairfax and Loudoun counties?
    Answer: The Arlington single-fa
  • Arlington County Board Chair Calls for Era of Recovery and Renewal in Annual State of the County Address

    Arlington County Board Chair Calls for Era of Recovery and Renewal in Annual State of the County Address
    Arlington County is on the road to recovery, but it needs to reach further toward an era of renewal. That’s the message from County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti, who delivered the annual State of the County address this morning. The session, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, was held virtually. 
    “There are indications of economy recovery,” said de Ferranti, who noted that the County was in the process of a second grant program to as
  • With Vaccine Clinic Over, Lubber Run Community Center Set to Open Next Month

    With Vaccine Clinic Over, Lubber Run Community Center Set to Open Next Month
    The new Lubber Run Community Center, which operated as a vaccination clinic this spring, will open for its intended purpose on Tuesday, July 6.
    “After opening the park in fall 2020, and now that the vaccination clinic has ended, it’s time to prepare to open the new center,” the Department of Parks and Recreation said in an email. “Come by the gym, fitness center and indoor track.”
    Fitness memberships are required for those working out at the center.
    Construction st
  • Bollards, All-Day Restrictions Come to Crash-Prone Intersection

    Bollards, All-Day Restrictions Come to Crash-Prone Intersection
    For years the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Little Falls Road has been the scene of numerous crashes.
    Now, after a push for traffic signals and minor efforts to make it safer, the intersection in the Rock Spring neighborhood has undergone its biggest change yet.
    Instead of the rush hour restrictions that were put in place last year — making it right-turn-only for Little Falls Road traffic during certain hours — a recently-constructed row of bollards now ensures that those dr
  • Arlington’s Torri Huske Going to Tokyo After Setting Record at Olympic Trials

    Arlington’s Torri Huske Going to Tokyo After Setting Record at Olympic Trials
    Arlington’s own Torri Huske set a new American swimming record last night and secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team in Tokyo this summer.
    The 18-year-old phenom, who’s graduating from Yorktown High School and set to attend Stanford in the fall, posted a time of 55.66 seconds in the 100-meter women’s butterfly at last night’s Olympic trials. It was the second night in a row in which Huske set an American record in the event on national television — she did so
  • Arlington houses now sell before they’re for sale

    Arlington houses now sell before they’re for sale
    Homes that sold in Northern Virginia in May were on the market for an average of 13 days, selling 24% faster than homes were selling a year ago, according to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.
    In Arlington County, NVAR says sales are happening even faster.
    “When properties hit the market in May they were as good as sold the second they became active on the MLS,” said Reggie Copeland, president-elect of NVAR and a principal broker at C.R. Copeland Real Estate.
    “In fa
  • First students to desegregate Arlington school honored with trail dedication

    First students to desegregate Arlington school honored with trail dedication
    Four African American pupils, first to breach the color line in the history of Virginia public schools, leave home to attend classes at Stratford Junior High School in Virginia Feb. 2, 1959. They are, from left, Gloria Thompson, Ronald Deskins, Lance Newman and Michael Jones. (AP Photo)
    The Stratford Commemorative Trail at Dorothy Hamm Middle School, formerly Stratford Junior High, has been dedicated to honor four seventh graders who desegregated the Arlington, Virginia, school back in 1959.
    Loc
  • Arlington Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch Tonight

    Arlington Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch Tonight
    Arlington and the D.C. area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2 a.m.
    Strong storms are expected across the region tonight, potentially packing winds gusts that can down trees and power lines.
    More from the National Weather Service:
    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA UNTIL 2 AM. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL ARE THE PRIMARY THREATS, AND AN ISOLATED TORNADO IS POSSIBLE.
    AN ISOLATED INSTANCE OF FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL AS
  • RCA Redevelopment in Rosslyn Gets Green Light

    RCA Redevelopment in Rosslyn Gets Green Light
    The Arlington County Board unanimously approved a major redevelopment project in Rosslyn on Saturday.
    McLean-based developer Jefferson Apartment Group now has the green light to demolish the 13-story, 1960s-era RCA building at 1901 N. Moore Street and build a 27-story, 423-unit apartment building in its place. The structure will feature two levels of retail and 286 parking spaces spread across parking on the third and fourth floors and underground.
    “It is a beautiful project,” Board
  • Progressive Voice: Spreading “Gentle” Density Across Arlington Benefits Everyone 

    Progressive Voice: Spreading “Gentle” Density Across Arlington Benefits Everyone 
    Progressive Voice is a bi-weekly opinion column. The views expressed are solely the author’s.
    By Josh Kaplowitz
    This middle-aged corporate lawyer, with a family of five and a recently renovated single-family home deep in suburban Arlington, is here to tell you that my neighborhood — and probably yours — needs more housing and density.
    This issue landed at our doorstep recently when Arlington County presented scenarios that might allow roughly 5-to-7 story mixed-use development
  • APS Unveils Panels Honoring Key Figures in School Desegregation

    APS Unveils Panels Honoring Key Figures in School Desegregation
    A new installation outside Dorothy Hamm Middle School tells the story of the four students who integrated the building, formerly Stratford Junior High School, six decades ago.
    Four free-standing panels and a wall-mounted panel, connected by a trail, depict Gloria Thompson, Ronald Deskins, Lance Newman and Michael Jones — the four students who desegregated the building on Feb. 2, 1959 — as well as Dorothy Hamm, the new school’s namesake and prominent civil rights activist in Arl
  • New Company Charters Cozy Cruises of Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay

    New Company Charters Cozy Cruises of Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay
    Sponsored by Monday Properties and written by ARLnow, Startup Monday is a weekly column that profiles Arlington-based startups, founders, and other local technology news. Monday Properties is proudly featuring 1812 N. Moore Street in Rosslyn.
    There is a new skipper offering cruises of the Potomac River that launch from Gravelly Point in Arlington.
    Jerry Lee is a South Korean immigrant and a lawyer-turned-captain who started chartering boat tours this spring through
  • Legal Insider: First Court Approves Mandatory Vaccination Requirement by Employer

    Legal Insider: First Court Approves Mandatory Vaccination Requirement by Employer
    This is a sponsored column by attorneys John Berry and Kimberly Berry of Berry & Berry, PLLC, an employment and labor law firm located in Northern Virginia that specializes in federal employee, security clearance, retirement and private sector employee matters.
    By John V. Berry, Esq.
    In one of the first court rulings on the issue, a federal district court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by over a hundred Houston hospital employees that had challenged their employer’s COVID-19 vac
  • Authorities Advise Removing Bird Feeders, Still Stumped By Reports of Sick and Dead Birds

    Authorities Advise Removing Bird Feeders, Still Stumped By Reports of Sick and Dead Birds
    The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is advising residents to remove their bird feeders while officials still try to figure out why birds across the region are getting sick and dying.
    “We are asking Arlington Co (and DMV) residents to bring their bird feeders inside for the time being. Due to the unknown illness in local birds, we are looking to take as many precautions as possible to keep illnesses from spreading (and bird feeders can be a common source of illness),” reads the soc
  • Arlington Agenda: June 14-20

    Arlington Agenda: June 14-20
    Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in and around Arlington County. If you’d like your event considered, fill out the event submission form to submit it to our event calendar.
    Monday, June 14
    Arlington County’s Election System — Models for Reform (Part I)*Via ZoomTime: 7-9 p.m.
    Arlington Civic Federation is considering whether to suggest improvements in Arlington’s form of government and electoral system, considering alternati
  • ACPD Reports More Thefts Involving Unlocked Vehicles

    ACPD Reports More Thefts Involving Unlocked Vehicles
    Thieves are continuing to prowl parts of Arlington for unlocked vehicles.
    The most recently reported incidents happened in the early morning hours of this past Thursday, in the Rock Spring and Alcova Heights neighborhoods.
    In Rock Spring, a group of suspects stole two vehicles — at least one of which was taken via a key found in another unlocked vehicle — and tried to break into a house.
    More from an Arlington County Police Department crime report:
    GRAND LARCENY AUTO / ATTEMPTED BUR
  • Arlington swimmer Torri Huske breaks American record in the 100m butterfly

    Arlington swimmer Torri Huske breaks American record in the 100m butterfly
    Arlington swimmer sets American record in the 100m butterfly originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
     
    Torri Huske, an 18-year-old Yorktown High swimmer, etched her name in U.S. Olympic history on Sunday night when she set a new American record in the 100m butterfly at 55.78 seconds.
    In the first heat at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Huske shattered the previous record of 55.98 seconds set by seven-time Olympic medalist Dana Vollmer at the 2012 London Olympics. In d
  • Arlington County plans to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist

    Arlington County plans to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist
    Arlington County is paving the way to rename a major highway that currently shares a name with Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
    The Arlington County Board said at its Saturday meeting that it plans to vote next month to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist John Langston, who also was the first Black person to be elected to Congress from Virginia.
    The five-member board voted unanimously Saturday to defer a final vote to July 17. In a news release, the board said the extra month will allow for addit
  • Arlington County Board Considers Collective Bargaining, Lee Highway Renaming, Development Projects and More at June Meeting

    Arlington County Board Considers Collective Bargaining, Lee Highway Renaming, Development Projects and More at June Meeting
    Fair and equitable compensation, affordable housing and an effort to rename Lee Highway were all topics under consideration at the June regular meeting of the Arlington County Board. Additionally, the Board took several actions to help improve public safety and provide for green space around the County. This was the first in-person meeting of the Arlington County Board since the beginning of the pandemic emergency in March 2020. The Board presented a hybrid meeting, offering the opportunity for
  • Collective Bargaining, Higher Wages for Construction Workers on the County Board Agenda

    Collective Bargaining, Higher Wages for Construction Workers on the County Board Agenda
    The County Board will consider tomorrow whether to advertise public hearings for two amendments that could impact labor negotiations and wages.
    One will determine whether the county code should allow employee associations to enter into collective bargaining with the county over compensation, benefits, working conditions and other issues. The other would add prevailing wage provisions — increasing compensation for construction workers — for contracts of $1.5 million or more, sta
  • Virginia State Police investigating wrong-way driver incident on I-495

    Virginia State Police investigating wrong-way driver incident on I-495
    A woman suffering a mental health crisis drove an SUV the wrong way down Interstate 495 then on Interstate 66 — also heading the wrong way — Thursday morning, police said.
    According to Virginia State Police, calls began coming in around 10:30 a.m. reporting a red Chevy heading northbound in the southbound lanes on I-495 near exit 51. The driver then got on I-66 going east in the westbound lanes.
    Driver Clifford Crittenden told WTOP’s news partner NBC Washington that he barely
  • Listing of the Day: 3808 N. Vernon Street

    Listing of the Day: 3808 N. Vernon Street
    Address: 3808 N. Vernon StreetNeighborhood: Country Club GroveListed: $1,295,000Open: Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
    View this expanded classic colonial, brimming with character and important updates. With four finished levels, the home has five bedrooms, three baths, one half bath and a deep garage. Updates include a new roof, gas-fired boiler for efficient radiator heating, air conditioning, an expanded primary bedroom, and a bath with a vaulted ceiling, separate tub, double vanities, oversized

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