Unexpected winter weather won’t always stop Arlington County students from attending classes this year. The Northern Virginia school district said the maximum number of days students will miss for bad weather will be six. Beginning on the seventh day, classes will transition to virtual learning. The inclement weather days may be consecutive or occur at different times. Continue reading "School Snow Days Limited By Arlington County"
CarPool Beer and Billiards, a popular sports bar in Ballston before it relocated to its now closed Fair Lakes, Virginia, location four years ago, is making a Ballston comeback. CarPool owner Mark Handwerger has signed a lease for 6,400 square feet at 900 North Glebe Road, most recently home to Bistro 1521, which closed three years ago. The new CarPool will open sometime in October. Continue reading "Ballston To Welcome Back CarPool Beer And Billiards"
A New York man is honoring his brother who died in the 9/11 attacks by starting a more than 500-mile walk from Virginia to the World Trade Center site. Frank Siller, Chairman, and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is doing the walk in honor of his brother Stephen who died responding to the attacks. “The idea of the walk is to make sure we never forget what happened 20 years ago,” Frank said at one of his stops in Arlington. Continue reading "Frank Siller Holds ‘Never Forget Walk’ From Virginia To The World Trade Center Site"
Aaron Maisler visited the House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park last year to check out the market for making a new kind of guitar. This young musician is launching a Kickstarter campaign on June 15 to put his modular guitar into production. After a year in active development, his start-up, Fern Guitars, will take the first step toward putting the instrument in the hands of guitarists in the United States and around the world. And people are waiting. Continue reading "First All-wood Modular Guitar Launched By Arlington Guitar Maker"
Four students from Arlington are winners of the second round of the National Merit Scholarship, which awards $2,500 to recipients. For each state, the number of winners is proportional to the state's percentage of the nation's graduating high school seniors. The program says the winners are the finalists "judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies." Continue reading "Arlington Winners Of 2nd Round Of National Merit Scholarships"
Area restaurateur Nick Freshman was the first to bet on Amazon’s HQ2 when he signed a lease for a new restaurant in Crystal City in 2019, the first retail lease announced by the developer and new Amazon Landlord JBG Smith following the tech giant’s announcement to locate its headquarters expansion in National Landing, Virginia. Continue reading "The Freshman To Open In Crystal City"
This is seven-year-old Erin Parks’ first year selling Girl Scout cookies, but she has sold 394 boxes so far. Erin says she started in December when she sat down with her mother and created a video. Erin’s mother says they started in December when she and Erin sat down together, and Erin created an email list of friends and family. Erin says everything is online this year because of COVID. Continue reading "Girl Scout Cookies Being Sold In Arlington"
The apartment building that serves as the namesake for the Crystal City neighborhood in Virginia where Amazon is building a second quarter has been purchased by an affordable-housing organization. The purchase of the 825-unit Crystal House by the Washington Housing Conservancy was financed through low-interest loans and grants provided by Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund. Continue reading "Affordable-Housing Organization Purchases Crystal City Apartments"
Arlington residents are approaching Thanksgiving dinner with a different attitude this year. Many are focussing on the things that make them grateful, like health, and family, even if they are on a zoom call instead of across the table. Continue reading "Thanksgiving During Pandemic In Arlington"
The Stamford, Connecticut-based Colony Grill has opened its first location in Arlington, Virginia. The new Colony Grill is in Clarendon at 2800 Clarendon Blvd. The 5,100-square-foot location is two stories with seating for 170 customers. It is open daily. Continue reading "Connecticut’s Colony Grill Comes To Arlington"