|Former Ku Klux Klan member turned Catholic priest takes leave after revealing past - FOX 5 DCGoogle News / 21 min. ago more|
FOX 5 DCFormer Ku Klux Klan member turned Catholic priest takes leave after revealing pastFOX 5 DCARLINGTON, Va. - A Catholic priest has taken a leave of absence after revealing that he was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Fr. William Aitcheson, of the Catholic Dioceses of Arlington, authored an editorial in the Arlington Catholic Herald in which ...and more »
|The Latest: UN's Haley lauds 'results-based' Afghan policy - Houston ChronicleGoogle News / 29 min. ago more|
Houston ChronicleThe Latest: UN's Haley lauds 'results-based' Afghan policyHouston ChronicleIvanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and first lady Melania Trump stand together before President Donald Trump arrives to speak at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a ...Trump outlines new strategy for war in Afghanistan, but provides few specificsChicago TribuneAnalysis: Trump says 'in the end, we will win' in Afghan warThe Times HeraldTrump renews Afghan commitment but says 'no blank check'Toledo BladeNews Sentinelall 1,871 news articles »
|CWT Assists with 88,185 Pounds of Cheese Export SalesArlington News / 14 h. 23 min. ago more|
The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from September through November 2017. So far this year, CWT has assisted member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 47.076 million pounds of American-type cheeses and 3.013 million pounds of butter to 18 countries on five continents.
|Photos of the Eclipse From Around ArlingtonARLnow.com / 14 h. 48 min. ago more|
Around 2:40 p.m. this afternoon, workers and residents around Arlington flocked to rooftops and sidewalks as the sky darkened and a rare solar eclipse swept through the area. Those with protective eclipse viewing glasses were able to safely watch as the moon hid just over 80 percent of the sun. While some watched on TV or streaming video, plenty of our readers were outside to capture the moment. Even some clouds floating around could not spoil the view. We compiled photos of the eclipse in Arlington as shared on Twitter, below. Did you take any photos around Arlington during the eclipse? Show them off in the comments. And some good news: there were no emergency calls in Arlington reporting eye issues from looking directly at the eclipse, based on scanner traffic this afternoon. @fox5dc @MikeTFox5 @suepalkafox5dc @SkyGuyinVA Solar eclipse from Arlington, VA! #stormhour pic.twitter.com/cLYIech7yC — Omar Azimi (@OmarAzimi) August 21, 2017 Max #eclipse in Arlington VA, projected through binoculars. pic.twitter.com/CSHCN26CWo — Bill Hole (@billhole) August 21, 2017 HDR's Arlington office roof terrace provides a great eclipse viewing venue pic.twitter.com/AJYJAQ1bMb — Leslie Weaver Louden (@leslie_louden) August 21, 2017 When you remember you have a rooftop garage!! #totaleclipse2017 #diymom #abcnews #GreatAmericanEclipse2017 @SocialArlington @ARLnowDOTcom pic.twitter.com/IRnDLOyRDO — vanessa sheppard (@MamadubsX3) August 21, 2017 #eclipse2017 Peak shadows Arlington Virginia. A few minutes before 2:40 p.m. peak coverage at 81% 8/21/17 @capitalweather @ARLnowDOTcom pic.twitter.com/MC27bZRuaf — Dennis Dimick (@ddimick) August 21, 2017 Peak eclipse in Arlington VA @capitalweather @ARLnowDOTcom @ArlingtonVA pic.twitter.com/q3KGF5afoh — IFlossedMyMind (@IFlossedMyMind) August 21, 2017 @capitalweather @WTOP @ARLnowDOTcom my view of the eclipse #Eclipse #SolarEclipse pic.twitter.com/sYa338efvx — Aiden (@aidentrl) August 21, 2017 Our office & administrative staff went to the roof to safely view the #SolarEclipse #lovehb @APSscience @APSVirginia pic.twitter.com/IAf2sVGgLM — HBWoodlawn (@HBWProgram) August 21, 2017 W-L watches the eclipse! @generalspride @WLHSPrincipal pic.twitter.com/F9EFjbGkjR — Claire Peters (@cvpeters) August 21, 2017 Kigin is our #residentscientist! She reports that the temperature went from 93 to 88.1 at maximum coverage! #lettheheatdrop #SolarEclipse pic.twitter.com/hmvaAtuza4 — Wakefield Chieftain (@wakefieldchief) August 21, 2017 Watching the eclipse from our rooftop in Arlington. Is your office viewing the eclipse? #solareclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/WLcvxZmnfq — Arlington Econ Dev (@AEDBizInvest) August 21, 2017 In case the rainstorm ruined anyone's view… pic.twitter.com/Pu23jNKcqD — Kelsey (@kels2359) August 21, 2017
|Longtime Arlington Educator Martha Ann Miller Dead At 106ARLnow.com / 15 h. 48 min. ago more|
A longtime Arlington educator and resident, who helped secure the county’s ability to elect its School Board and self-published her memoirs at the age of 101, died last week. Martha Ann Miller died at the Sunrise at Bluemont Park senior living facility on Wednesday, August 16. She was 106. Along with her husband, Malcolm D. Miller, she helped lead a group in Arlington called the Citizens Committee for School Improvement, who wanted to improve the standard of Arlington Public Schools just after World War II by letting the county elect its own School Board. Before, a county electoral board appointed School Board members, but the group lobbied hard in Richmond. State law changed in 1947 to allow Arlington to elect its School Board. Meg Filiatrault, one of the Millers’ two surviving children, said it was inspiring as a child to see the group in action. From the basement of their home in Arlington, volunteers worked to send out campaign literature and prepared to testify before state bodies. “It was a real community effort, just normal people doing what they felt they had to do to get what they wanted for their children,” Filiatrault said. “My parents were extremely well-invested in good schools and in public schools, and so were a lot of the committee.” Miller taught math at what was then known as Stratford Junior High School, now the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program. And in 1959, just four years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation in schools unconstitutional in “Brown vs. Board of Education,” she was one of the first teachers in the county to volunteer to teach black students. Four students began a math class with her on February 2, 1959, and Filiatrault said she remembered no instances of violence, even amid tension and a large police presence. Miller had her first taste of the Washington, D.C. area as a child. As a 14-year-old living in Evansville, Ind. in a family of farmers, she won a bread baking competition at the Indiana State Fair, with the prize of a scholarship to Purdue University and a trip to D.C. On that trip in 1925, she met then-President Calvin Coolidge, then returned to D.C. after graduating from Purdue with a major in Home Economics and a minor in Math. She met her husband at Foundry United Methodist Church in D.C., then the pair settled in Arlington. Despite losing most of her sight to macular degeneration in her 90s, Miller wrote her autobiography, “The First Century and Not Ready for the Rocking Chair Yet,” and independently published it at the age of 101. She wrote with the help of cousin and editor Jo Allen. Miller typed some of the work herself then dictated the rest, all because of her desire to tell her descendants about her life. The book has sold more than 800 copies. “She was a very tenacious person, and she really wanted to leave this as a legacy for her great-grandchildren,” Allen said. “Her grandchildren pretty much knew the stories, but the great-grandchildren were too young to know that much about her life. She thought it was important to leave them a legacy.” Beyond education, Allen remembered Miller for her love of the board game bridge, as well as her support of public television, including WETA, founded in 1961 and now based in Shirlington. She was also active in the American Association of University Women, the local Teachers’ Association and Clarendon United Methodist Church, where until recently she was head of the music committee. Miller was born in 1911 in Indiana, and had three brothers. She put her long life down to super B complex vitamins, which she initially took for knee pain in the 1960s. Miller is survived by two children, Malcolm R. Miller and Meg Filiatrault, and predeceased by two children and her husband Malcolm D. Miller. She is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 24 at 2-4 p.m. and again at 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be on Friday, August 25 at 11 a.m. at Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street).
|The Chew: Back to School, For Your DogARLnow.com / 16 h. 47 min. ago more|
The following bi-weekly column is written and sponsored by Bark + Boarding, which provides a heart-centered and safe environment for your pets. Conveniently located at 5818-C Seminary Road in Bailey’s Crossroads, Bark & Boarding offers doggy daycare, boarding, grooming, walking and training services, plus in-home pet care. By Rae Patterson, Writer and Animal Enthusiast August is “Back-to-School” month, and it may be time for your dog to do some learning as well. We all know dogs are clever animals, but did you know that according to Dr. Stanley Coren, an expert in canine intelligence, the average dog can understand about 165 words, possibly more with training? Dogs are amazing creatures, and any dog can learn at least 20 basic commands that will help you and your dog communicate on a daily basis. Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog, training is always an option. With puppies, it’s important to start training early. Usually at around 7-8 weeks old, puppies can begin to learn simple commands like “sit” and “down.” Formal training typically begins around 6 months, but according to VCA Hospital, you don’t want to wait until your puppy is 6 months old to start basic training at home: “The dog is learning from every experience and delaying training means missed opportunities for the dog to learn how you would like him to behave. During the juvenile stage, the dog is beginning to solidify adult behavioral patterns and progresses through fear periods.” It’s worth it to work with your puppy while they’re in this developmental stage. Just 15 minutes a day, broken into short sessions, will make a huge difference. You can get help from a professional trainer, consult the internet or your local pet store for tips on a training plan. Puppyhood is also the best time to teach your dog how to behave well during walks. It’s a fairly easy task to teach your puppy, but a very difficult behavior to change for an older dog who has learned that it is acceptable to drag you around! If your new dog is already an adult, don’t worry, it’s not too late for them to learn. Adult dogs can concentrate better than puppies and are just as eager to please. Often behavioral adjustments are as simple as getting settled into the new environment, learning the new routine, and understanding the expectations of the new family. According to a 2016 study by the Messerli Research Institute at the University of Vienna in their “Clever Dog Lab,” older dogs may take a little longer to learn new things than puppies do, but even senior dogs are able to learn the same amount and level of material. Patience and dedication will yield the same results with your adult dog! Many of your problems likely stem from your dog’s simple lack of knowledge. Your dog may hear No more often than clear commands. Starting fresh with a new training plan and with a goal of helping your dog learn the desired behaviors is the best way to go. FidoSavy.com says that “good potty habits, obeying basic obedience commands, and having nice manners are the most important things to work on at first,” and they have some great tips for getting started. If you’d like some in-person help with an older dog, don’t be afraid to join an obedience class. Even if there is a primary problem behavior at home, an obedience class will help re-establish fundamental communication with your dog and will be a fresh bonding experience. Bark + Boarding would love to work with you on socializing your dog of any age. The best way for us to give you the best recommendation would be to schedule an evaluation for your pup. During our evaluation process, your dog spends the whole day with us so we get the opportunity to get to know them best and point you in the right direction. From basic socialization at the park, routine visits in a controlled social environment to a group training class or even one-to-one with a professional trainer. We can help get you and your dog on track with a realistic plan. Mention this article for a FREE evaluation and click here to sign up for one today! If you have a question about your pet’s behavior, feel free to email email@example.com. If you and your pet are featured in an article, you will receive $10 off any of our services! For more information check out www.BarkandBoarding.com. *Free evaluations through September 30, 2017.
|$50K Powerball ticket purchased in Arlington; jackpot climbs to $650M for Aug. 23InsideNova.com / 17 h. 26 min. ago more|
There was no Powerball jackpot winner Saturday, but four tickets purchased in Virginia are each worth $50,000, according to Virginia Lottery officials.
|Police: Back-to-Back Flashing Incidents Near CourthouseARLnow.com / 18 h. 3 min. ago more|
Police are looking for a man (or, possibly, men) who exposed himself to two women in the Courthouse area Friday night. The first incident happened around 11:15 p.m. on the 1900 block of Wilson Blvd, when a man exposed himself to a woman in a car. The second happened several blocks away, at 11:40 p.m., when a man exposed himself to a woman while she was walking into a residence. The suspect description is similar for both incidents. More from an ACPD crime report: INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2017-08180307, 1900 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 11:15 p.m. on August 18, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival it was determined that a male suspect on foot approached a female victim inside a vehicle and exposed himself. The suspect is described as a black male in his thirties, wearing a dark shirt and dark pants. The investigation is ongoing. INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2017-08180311, 1500 block of N. Rhodes Street. At approximately 11:40 p.m. on August 18, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival it was determined that a female victim was walking into a residence when a male suspect approached her from behind and exposed himself. The suspect is described as a black male with an athletic build. He was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and had a scarf covering part of his face. The investigation is ongoing.
|Everbrook Academy STEAM-Focused Preschool Debuts in ArlingtonArlington News / 18 h. 47 min. ago more|
Arlington, Va, Aug. 21, 2017 -- It's full STEAM ahead at Everbrook Academy, an all-new 21 st century preschool in Crystal City, where classes begin this fall for the leaders of tomorrow. Emphasizing hands-on learning in STEAM - science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics - Everbrook Academy connects academic skills to practical application, bringing concepts to life in ways that are meaningful for children.
|Arlington 'WOW' House: $2.3 Million Mansion With Open Floor Plan - Patch.comGoogle News / 19 h. 16 min. ago more|
Patch.comArlington 'WOW' House: $2.3 Million Mansion With Open Floor PlanPatch.comArlington 'WOW' House: $2.3 Million Mansion With Open Floor Plan. ARLINGTON, VA -- When it comes to luxury in Arlington, you can't do much better than this $2.3 million mansion with an open floor plan, hardwood floors, and a master bathroom to die for.
|D.C. Can Become ‘Silicon Valley of the East,’ Says Startup FounderARLnow.com / 19 h. 17 min. ago more|
Sponsored by Monday Properties and written by ARLnow.com, Startup Monday is a weekly column that profiles Arlington-based startups and their founders, plus other local technology happenings. The Ground Floor, Monday’s office space for young companies in Rosslyn, is now open. The Metro-accessible space features a 5,000-square-foot common area that includes a kitchen, lounge area, collaborative meeting spaces, and a stage for formal presentations. There is no doubt that the D.C. area is ripe with talented people. But is it innovative enough to be worthy of the title “Silicon Valley of the East,” over other tech-heavy cities like Boston and New York? Jon Jackson, the founder of the successful local startup Mobile Posse, seems to think that’s an attainable goal for the nation’s capital. “I want for it to be the Silicon Valley of the East,” Jackson said. “I’m not sure that it is the Silicon Valley of the East [but] I think that there are some hallmarks of the D.C. area that make it possible for us to get there.” Jackson founded Mobile Posse in 2005. The company is a “leader in mobile content discovery solutions that help wireless carriers and device manufacturers capitalize on the mobile advertising economy.” The business has seen tremendous growth — about 70 percent per year — for the past three-and-a-half years, which is part of the reason Jackson believes D.C. is a prime location for startups. Formerly in McLean, Mobile Posse moved to Arlington just over a year ago, where both Jackson and his cofounder live. “There’s a great workforce here [and] the county is pretty progressive,” Jackson said. One of the main reasons he chose to move his company was because many of the people he wanted to hire did not own cars and lived in Arlington, so they were reluctant to commute to McLean. “We needed to get close to the Metro for recruiting purposes,” Jackson said. During its 12 years in McLean and then in Arlington, Jackson noticed that D.C. and its surrounding areas had a great deal of potential for the tech industry. He cited D.C.’s educated workforce, its proximity to many universities, the presence of the federal government and all of the investments in the area as several reasons for that potential. “We have more IT workers than any other city in the U.S.,” Jackson said. “Now, many of them work in the government so they’re not necessarily startup IT workers… but at least there’s the technical skills to [become a Silicon Valley here].” Jackson mentioned that there were several factors holding the area back in the startup realm. He said that since the D.C. metropolitan area is split between two states and the District of Columbia, that makes it difficult to have one cohesive goal to bring talent and foster startups to the area. He also explained that the startups that do exist in the area do not receive the press coverage they deserve, or would likely get, if they took off in Silicon Valley. Jackson said that while D.C.’s highly educated workforce is a perk, it also backfires since the highly-educated tend to be more risk-averse. Finally, Jackson said that while there is investment capital in the D.C. area, that capital tends to be concentrated in certain sectors like cybersecurity, telecom networking or infrastructure. That makes it more difficult for companies outside of those sectors to raise money and grow. Jackson called out alumni from his former employer, AOL — the D.C. area’s last great tech powerhouse — for not starting enough new companies. He said that in Silicon Valley, employees of Google or Yahoo leave all the time to start their own businesses. “I can only think of about seven or eight [people like that] in the D.C. area,” Jackson said. As for what D.C. can do to develop its tech sector, Jackson emphasized the need to expose people to the startups that already exist in the area. He mentioned ARLnow’s Startup Monday column as one outlet and networking via coworking spaces — MakeOffices, WeWork, etc. — as another. “We need to do a better job… fostering an environment of sharing,” Jackson said. He explained that in Silicon Valley, employees at different startups meet regularly and are not afraid to ask each other for advice. For this reason, Jackson said, Mobile Posse recently moved into a larger space where they have the ability to host meetups for up to 100 people. For now, Jackson said rather than aim to be the “Silicon Valley of the East,” D.C. needs to take baby steps. “I don’t feel like we need to be gigantic, I feel like we need to have a more cohesive community,” Jackson said. “What I hope is that we get a little bit better than we are today and we find a way to make that sustainable.” Courtesy photos.
|Martha Ann Miller, who chronicled her life in memoir, dies at 106InsideNova.com / 19 h. 18 min. ago more|
Martha Ann Miller, an Arlington resident since the late 1930s who gained local fame after publication of her autobiography while approaching her centennial year, died Aug. 16. She had turned 106 years old 10 days earlier.“I think it’s the most…
|BrickHaus Still Not Open As Locals Grumble About Prolonged Inspection ProcessARLnow.com / 20 h. 32 min. ago more|
New Columbia Pike beer garden BrickHaus is still awaiting its grand opening, despite having wrapped up most construction in May. On Friday, BrickHaus — located at 2900 Columbia Pike and owned by Tony Wagner, who also owns Twisted Vines across the street — announced that it had received “one more final approval” and was on to what may be the last regulatory hurdle before opening. On its Facebook page, locals who have been waiting for a new outdoor drinking and dining venue on the Pike all summer long have been grumbling about the Arlington County inspection process that has kept BrickHaus closed. The process has been notoriously long and difficult to navigate for many other local businesses, as well. “You should publish a log of the permitting and inspections delays and issues you faced,” one person said. “We know they’re bad, but we don’t know what they are.” “That’s an interesting idea, but since the issues keep coming at us daily, that would be a full time job in itself,” the BrickHaus Facebook page replied. “Basically, we continue to work through the process. Each day getting closer, but too gun shy with the constant curve balls to share a date yet.” “Arlington is so slow when it comes to permits!” said another Facebook poster. “See if you can find someone in the Economic Development office to help you!” suggested another, likely referring to the county’s business ombudsman. “Their mission used to be to get business to stay and grow in the County. Allegedly they have people that can facilitate getting things through the process.” In a previous post, BrickHaus said that once it gets all of its final approvals, it would take about two weeks to train staff and open its doors.
|President Trump to Visit Fort Myer TonightARLnow.com / 21 h. 48 min. ago more|
President Donald Trump will give a speech regarding the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan tonight at Fort Myer. “President Donald J. Trump will address our Nation’s troops and the American people tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. (EDT) from Fort Myer in Arlington, VA, to provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia,” the White House said in a press release Sunday afternoon. As a result, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be closed to non-essential activities starting at 3 p.m. this afternoon. “This will impact parking and traffic throughout the day. The base will close at 3 p.m. except for essential business,” JBMHH said via Twitter. “The Child Development Center will remain open for normal hours. Recommend using the Henderson Hall gate to enter and depart the joint base. Event is invite only.” The president’s motorcade may result in some rolling road closures and other traffic impacts in the county.
|Morning NotesARLnow.com / 23 h. 17 min. ago more|
Last-Minute Eclipse Glasses in Crystal City — PBS, which is based in Crystal City, will be giving out the remainder of its supply of eclipse glasses at the Crystal City Water Park this morning at 9 a.m. (Update: They’re all gone.) [Twitter] W-L Grad Studying Eclipse — Arlington native Adriana Mitchell, a 19-year-old University of Arizona student and Washington-Lee High School graduate, will be studying this afternoon’s eclipse as part of “an unprecedented effort to help solve some of the mysteries surrounding our home star.” [University of Arizona] Whitlow’s Also Hosting Viewing Party — In addition to the sold-out eclipse viewing party at Don Tito’s in Clarendon, Whitlow’s will be hosting a viewing event at its rooftop tiki bar, featuring “a limited number of eclipse glasses” and half-priced burgers. [Event Calendar] Petition to Keep W-L Name Gains Support — An alumni petition calling for Washington-Lee High School to keep its name as-is, despite a push to remove Robert E. Lee’s last name and a School Board effort to consider name changes, has collected more than 700 signatures. “Washington-Lee has been part of the lives of Arlington school children since the 1920’s and has been one of the top high schools in the country throughout its existence,” the petition says. “To change the name of the school now is not reflective of W-L spirit nor W-L pride.” [Get Petition] Wardian Still Good at Running, Humaning — Arlington’s own Michael Wardian is not only keeping up his impossible, superhuman distance running schedule, at the age of 43, but he’s also continuing to be a really nice guy in the process. [DelmarvaNow]
|Security must be key in Afghan decisionArlington News / 23 h. 19 min. ago more|
Australia must make any decision on its role in Afghanistan based on the national interest, says a former national security adviser. US President Donald Trump will address troops in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday, providing what the White House has described as an "update on the path forward for America's engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia".
|Arlington school system hosts orientation for new staffInsideNova.com / 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
Educators and staff new to Arlington Public Schools will participate this week in a three-day orientation session as the school system gears up for the opening of classes on Sept. 5.
|Arlington School Board members OK phone-in participation at meetingsInsideNova.com / 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
Arlington School Board members on Aug. 17 approved a new policy allowing board members to “phone it in” – literally.
|Editor’s Notebook: Did they throw it away on purpose, or by accident?InsideNova.com / 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
Any opportunity that the Arlington County government had of winning authorization from the General Assembly to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway died Friday evening.
|Virginia Indian Festival on the horizonInsideNova.com / 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
The Virginia Indian Festival returns to Riverbend Park in Great Falls on Saturday, Sept. 9, with day-long events beginning at 10 a.m.
|Hands-on tech lab teaches science, career strategiesInsideNova.com / 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
Education is supposed to illuminate metaphorical lights in students’ minds, but teenagers who took part in the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab had the chance to light real ones.
|No Time or Place to Wash Your Car? WashMyCar Brings the Car Wash to YouARLnow.com / 1 d. 1 h. 17 min. ago more|
When Daniel Fishman bought his first new car a few years ago he fell into a trap most new car owners fall into: A compulsion to keep that showroom gleam. “But I found that living in a city apartment without a hose at my disposal made that difficult,” he says. “It was hard to keep my baby clean.” That’s when it dawned on him that the car washing business was ready for a disruptor, an internet-based service that would essentially deliver a car washing service the way ride-hailing apps deliver rides. Fishman and partner Dinko Badic launched WashMyCar, LLC, last summer. Car owners schedule their washes via a superbly friction-less web-based application or an old-fashioned phone call an hour or two before they want the service. Car washes start at $22 for an exterior hand wash. “We spend a minimum of 50 minutes on a hand wash,” Fishman says. “But we’ll spend up to three hours if a customer orders a full slate of the services we offer.” That includes tire shines ($8), interior cleaning ($45) and hand waxing ($32). Customers may also sign up for a subscription for scheduling the service at regular intervals. “We describe our service as somewhere between a machine wash–which isn’t as safe as hand washing–and a full-on detailing service, but we’re far less expensive,” he said. WashMyCar is not the usual service you get from the soap splashing teens raising money for their high school bands at the gas station. Fishman and Badic are serious about providing a quality service that earns high praise. “We have 100 percent positive customer feedback, and we want to keep it that way,” Fishman says. Which is why they bring their own high-quality, proprietary equipment and cleansers and a better-than-average knowledge of factory-applied clear coat, base coat and primer and what works best when cleaning them. Like Fishman when he was inspired to start WashMyCar, any Arlington residents live in dwellings that do not make outdoor hoses available for washing cars and trucks. Fishman and Badic solved that problem with what he calls “a two-bucket method” of washing. “We use two to three gallons of water, which is very low water consumption for a car wash,” he says. “So it’s eco-friendly, which was important to us. There’s virtually no water run-off. And we don’t need a hose. It takes a little longer than if we used a hose, but it’s worth it.” The car doesn’t have to be outdoors, even: WashMyCar can wash your car in a garage. And the vehicle owner does not need to be present at the time of the wash, unless they want interior cleaning, and even then if arrangements are made for opening the car, they don’t have to be there for that. For more information see the WashMyCar website or Facebook page. Contact WashMyCar at 202-810-9274 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The preceding was a sponsored business profile written by Buzz McClain.
|Trump's Afghanistan Speech Kicks off Post-Bannon White House EraArlington News / 1 d. 3 h. 32 min. ago more|
American Enterprise Institute Adjunct Fellow Edward Conard weighs in on the firing of White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon. Conard speaks on 'Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.'
|Ultramarathoner a familiar face at Delaware beach races newArlington News / 1 d. 10 h. 8 min. ago more|
Michael Wardian has tackled world records and distances of 100 miles and more, but the ultramarathoner still enjoys running local 5Ks at the Delaware beaches. Wardian, 43, lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his family, and his in-laws live in Rehoboth Beach.
|The Latest: Trump to address nation Monday on AfghanistanArlington News / 1 d. 14 h. 35 min. ago more|
In this Aug. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump points to members of the media as he answers questions in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party.
|Trump announces he will address the nation from Arlington, Va. on Monday - WJLAGoogle News / 1 d. 14 h. 59 min. ago more|
WJLATrump announces he will address the nation from Arlington, Va. on MondayWJLAWASHINGTON (ABC7) — President Donald Trump will address the country Monday night on a strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia on Monday in Arlington. The White House said in a statement that Trump will address "our Nation's troops and the ...
|Why it's hard to rename Confederate roads in Virginia newArlington News / 1 d. 19 h. ago more|
There has been renewed interest in Virginia to rename Confederate-named roads in the commonwealth after the violent protests broke out in Charlottesville earlier in the month. The only streets it doesn't own are those inside city limits or local streets in Arlington and Henrico, which did not turn over control of its roads to the state when the Byrd Road Act passed the General Assembly in 1932.
|Massive Development Planned For Route 1 In Arlington: Report (ICYMI) - Patch.comGoogle News / 1 d. 19 h. 43 min. ago more|
Patch.comMassive Development Planned For Route 1 In Arlington: Report (ICYMI)Patch.comARLINGTON, VA — The newly formed JBG Smith is planning on making massive changes to the Route 1 corridor stretching from Crystal City into Alexandria, according to a report. Now that JBG has merged with Vornado, one developer is now in control of ...
|Who can change the names of roads in Virginia? - WTOPGoogle News / 1 d. 19 h. 51 min. ago more|
WTOPWho can change the names of roads in Virginia?WTOPThe Virginia Department of Transportation handles the numbering of state routes. Although the state does own every road in each county — with the earlier exceptions noted in Arlington and Henrico — counties have been ceded the power to name secondary ...
|Arlington school officials keeping a close watch on enrollment dataInsideNova.com / 1 d. 21 h. 48 min. ago more|
With the start of school drawing ever closer, Arlington’s student body currently is running nearly 600 students above last year. But the chief of the county school system says there’s not a whole lot to read into that figure.
|Parents of rising 6th-graders reminded of Tdap requirementInsideNova.com / 1 d. 21 h. 48 min. ago more|
Arlington Public Schools is more than three-quarters of the way toward its goal of having all rising sixth-graders inoculated with the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine in time for the first day of school on Sept. 5.
|Rethink Energy: Throwing Shade – Two Arlington Solar & Eclipse FactoidsARLnow.com / 2 d. 19 h. 17 min. ago more|
This regularly-scheduled sponsored column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment. Got a question? Email us at email@example.com! On Monday, August 21, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the entire continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. When the sun isn’t blocked, it offers a terrific, carbon-free source of power. Here are two things to know about solar in Arlington: Join the Greater Arlington Solar Co-op. More than 80 homeowners have installed solar with this co-op over the past two years, more than doubling the number of systems in Arlington. You can start with a free, no-obligation roof screening by visiting the co-op website before the October 1 deadline. You’ll also learn how you can save around 20 percent on the cost of a system, reduce your energy bills and help make Arlington a more sustainable community. Discovery Elementary is Arlington’s first net-zero energy school. That means that it creates as much power as it uses on an annual basis. This is due to its energy-efficient design and their massive rooftop solar installation. We’ll be watching the Discovery Elementary Energy Dashboard during the eclipse. As you may know, even a partial eclipse causes a significant decrease in the amount of solar power generated by solar cells. The 80 percent totality will occur at 2:32 pm. Will we see an 80 percent correlated decrease in power generation? Check the dashboard to find out after the eclipse! Here is a link to Discovery’s Live Energy Dashboard
|County Prepares For Monday’s Solar EclipseARLnow.com / 2 d. 22 h. 17 min. ago more|
With a rare solar eclipse set for Monday afternoon, Arlington is preparing for this once-in-a-lifetime event. The moon is set to pass in front of the sun at around 1:17 p.m. Monday. Its peak is projected to be at 2:42 p.m., when 80 percent of the sun will be hidden, while the eclipse is expected to end at 4:01 p.m. On Monday morning, ambassadors from the Rosslyn Business Improvement District will be at the Rosslyn Metro station handing out 200 pairs of free eclipse glasses while stocks last. From 8:15 a.m. onwards, anyone wanting to pick up a pair needs to show that they “like” the Rosslyn BID’s page on Facebook from their smartphone. The Connection pop-up library in Crystal City (2100 Crystal Drive in the Crystal City Shops) gave out hundreds of free glasses with which to watch the eclipse, supplied by PBS. The free glasses proved to be popular and the supply quickly ran out. Clarendon restaurant Don Tito will host its rooftop eclipse viewing party from noon onwards on Monday, with the event now sold out. The watering hole at 3165 Wilson Blvd will offer what it described as “eclipse-inspired refreshments” and taco specials for the occasion. And for anyone hoping to watch the eclipse, the county’s Public Health Division has some advice to avoid spectators’ eyes being permanently burned by part of the sun’s light: At no point in the Washington, DC area will anyone be able to safely view the eclipse without using special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse sunglasses or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses — even very dark ones- – are NOT safe for looking at the sun. Looking at the sun without eclipse glasses or solar viewers can permanently burn the retina of the eye. The retina is the inside back layer of your eye which converts light into pictures that your brain uses to interpret what is going on around you. An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially eclipsed Sun is pinhole projection. NASA offers a guide for making your own pinhole projector. As always, children should always be supervised when using solar filters and pinhole projectors. A solar eclipse is one of nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles. By following these simple rules, you can safely enjoy this incredible event now and have great memories for years to come. For further recommendations on how to safely enjoy the solar eclipse, go to: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/features/solar-eclipse-safety/ NASA: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety For reputable vendors of solar filters and viewers, the American Astronomical Society has a list of reputable vendors at https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters. Courtesy photo
|ASTRO Supports U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Final RuleArlington News / 3 d. 5 h. 45 min. ago more|
ARLINGTON, Va., August 18, 2017 The American Society for Radiation Oncology applauds the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for yesterday's announcement of a final rule that updates the definition of medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy and protects patients' access to this treatment. The modifications to Part 35, Medical Use of Byproduct Material, of Title 10, the Code of Federal Regulations, are consistent with ASTRO recommendations and follow more than a decade of ASTRO members and staff working with the NRC and the Advisory Committee on the Medical Use of Isotopes .
|A tweak - not a teardown - for that just-right houseArlington News / 3 d. 10 h. 13 min. ago more|
But there are exceptions to this market trend. On a property adjoining one of the McMansions in Arlington, Virginia, Daniela and Chris Sicuranza, both 40, chose to expand and renovate, rather than replace, their 1955 brick ranch house.
|TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash Downs Pole, Blocks Arlington Ridge RoadARLnow.com / 3 d. 12 h. 33 min. ago more|
Arlington Ridge Road is blocked by a downed utility pole following a crash, according to scanner traffic. A vehicle reportedly ran into the pole along the 1900 block of Arlington Ridge Road, toppling it and blocking the street. At least one person is being evaluated for injuries by paramedics. Arlington Ridge Road, a busy commuter route for those exiting from I-395, is closed between 19th and 20th Streets S. Police are on scene directing traffic. Image via Google Map
|There's always room for discussion on every issueArlington News / 3 d. 14 h. 44 min. ago more|
In our seriously polarized society there is no room for discussion anymore. My father not only was news editor of the Washington Post, but he also won the history award when he graduated from George Washington University.
|Arlington seeks permission to rename Jefferson Davis, Lee highways - WTOPGoogle News / 3 d. 16 h. 41 min. ago more|
WTOPArlington seeks permission to rename Jefferson Davis, Lee highwaysWTOPCounty Board member Christian Dorsey told WTOP Friday that there is no reason for a highway in Arlington to be named after Jefferson Davis. “It is a highway that has several different names along its route. In Fairfax, it's Richmond Highway,” Dorsey said.and more »
|Arlington Solar Eclipse Weather Forecast For Aug. 21 - Patch.comGoogle News / 3 d. 18 h. 45 min. ago more|
Patch.comArlington Solar Eclipse Weather Forecast For Aug. 21Patch.comThe eclipse will begin shortly after 1 p.m. and end at around 4 p.m., with it reaching its peak at around 2:42 p.m. At its peak, about 85 percent of the sun will be covered in Arlington. So even if it is partly cloudy, as long as the sun is peaking ...Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers | Solar Eclipse Across America - August 21, 2017Solar Eclipse Across America - American Astronomical SocietyHow to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse SafelyNASA/JPL Edu Newsall 5,005 news articles »
|NGFA urges STB to hold CSX accountable for service failuresArlington News / 3 d. 19 h. 18 min. ago more|
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. The Agricultural Transportation Working Group - a network of national farm, commodity group and agribusiness organizations, including the National Grain and Feed Association - called upon the Surface Transportation Board on Aug. 17 to continue its efforts to examine the underlying reasons for the precipitous, deteriorating rail service being provided by CSX. "We are concerned that CSX's already-chronic service problems may only worsen as demand for rail service increases during the fall peak season, which will include near-record grain and oilseed harvests," states the letter, which was signed by 18 national producer, commodity and agribusiness organizations.
|In the wake of Charlottesville, a call to change the name of Arlington's Washington-Lee HighArlington News / 3 d. 21 h. 39 min. ago more|
Community members in Arlington, Va., are pressing the school board to change the name of Washington-Lee High, a campaign that comes in response to last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist rally around a statue of Robert E. Lee descended into violence. While the school's name has come under occasional scrutiny, school board members this time indicated they are weighing establishing better criteria for how schools are named, potentially opening the door to renaming the high school.
|In the wake of Charlottesville, a call to change the name of Arlington's Washington-Lee High - Washington PostGoogle News / 3 d. 23 h. 37 min. ago more|
Washington PostIn the wake of Charlottesville, a call to change the name of Arlington's Washington-Lee HighWashington PostCommunity members in Arlington, Va., are pressing the school board to change the name of Washington-Lee High, a campaign that comes in response to last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist rally around a statue of Robert ...What's in a name? Arlington school board policy to look at how schools are namedWTOPall 2 news articles »
|Effort works to support families of homeless veteransInsideNova.com / 3 d. 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 227 worked to fulfil its founding principle of “Never Again Shall One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another” by donating 91 $50 gift cards to children of veterans who are in the Veterans Administration Supportive Housing…
|N.Va. Chamber adds to membership ranksInsideNova.com / 3 d. 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following new members:
|Cybersecurity forum to focus on N.Va. small businessesInsideNova.com / 3 d. 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
A cybersecurity forum for small-business owners will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon.
|Editor’s Notebook: Nothing like watching politicians running for coverInsideNova.com / 3 d. 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
Events of the last week at the state and national levels have trickled down to Arlington, where both the County Board and School Board have assumed defensive crouches in an effort to buy themselves some time in hopes that the…
|Arlington officials want name change, but without a Richmond confrontationInsideNova.com / 3 d. 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
Arlington County Board members may not like the Confederate-themed names of several highways running through their midst, but apparently have decided not to go to war with the state legislature over the matter.
|SWAT Team Rushes to Va. Family's Home After False ClaimArlington News / 4 d. 4 h. 35 min. ago more|
A SWAT team, bomb squad and hostage negotiators hurried to a family's home in Northern Virginia early Thursday after someone placed a 911 call falsely claiming the family was being held hostage, police say. "The family we came into contact with had no prior knowledge that this was going on," police department spokeswoman Ashley Savage told News4.
|Arlington 'WOW' House: Sleek, Modern House With Hardwood Floors - Patch.comGoogle News / 4 d. 17 h. 29 min. ago more|
Patch.comArlington 'WOW' House: Sleek, Modern House With Hardwood FloorsPatch.comArlington 'WOW' House: Sleek, Modern House With Hardwood Floors. ARLINGTON, VA -- A brand new home just built this year in north Arlington has tons of space and a sleek, modern look, but it'll cost you $2.15 million. It boasts six bedrooms and six and ...
|Protection Area Map Updated Arlington Connection / 34 d. 19 h. 27 min. ago more|
Protection Area Map Updated
|Solar Co-op Selects Solutions to Serve Groups Arlington Connection / 34 d. 19 h. 44 min. ago more|
Solar Co-op Selects Solutions to Serve Groups
|Man Arrested for Operating ATV Arlington Connection / 34 d. 19 h. 54 min. ago more|
Man Arrested for Operating ATV
|Realignment Underway Arlington Connection / 34 d. 19 h. 58 min. ago more|
|Donating Backpacks Arlington Connection / 34 d. 20 h. 10 min. ago more|
|Small Area, Big Plans Arlington Connection / 46 d. 19 h. 13 min. ago more|
North Potomac Yard Plan
|County, Army Land Exchange Effort Ends Arlington Connection / 61 d. 17 h. 50 min. ago more|
County, Army Land Exchange Effort Ends
|Celebrating Bike to Work Day Arlington Connection / 95 d. 23 h. 10 min. ago more|
Bike to Work Day