An exploration of things to do in Arlington

Friday, March 16, 2007

All the Arlington News You Care About - 3/16

Marvelous news: Marvelous Market is expanding via franchising in Arlington, VA. Alex and Traci Topchy, a husband-wife duo who are 10-year residents of Ballston, will develop three stores in the Clarendon, Ballston and Virginia Square. The couple expects to open their first Marvelous Market store by the fall. Read more.

Scott McCaffrey (Sun Gazette) reported on the County’s kick-off of FitArlington. He quoted Board Vice Chairman Walter Tejada. Read more.

March 18 is the scheduled grand opening of Shirlington Library. Read more.

Matthew Barakat (Associated Press) reported on Crystal City getting a facelift. The area, Barakat wrote, is “defying expectations with an aggressive plan for redevelopment that is already drawing new employers and includes renovations to its streetscape.”
The Washington Times, DC Examiner, and WJLA picked up the story.

Karen Vasquez’s (AED) letter-to-the-editor, setting the record straight on the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and steps Arlington is taking to make it ADA-compliant, ran in the DC Examiner. Read more.

Scott McCabe (DC Examiner) picked up a press release on the opening of trout fishing season in Arlington. Read more.

If you were on Crystal Drive today, you’ll likely see a RV parked out in front of Caribou Coffee. It’s from the PBS program Road Trip Nation. If you haven’t seen the program, visit the website.

Kelly DiNardo (Washington Post) wrote a front-page Food section story today on a taste-test she sponsored of on-line vs. storefront cupcakes. One of the featured chefs was Krishna Brown, owner of, a Silver Spring-based online bakery. Brown got her start selling her baked goods at the Arlington Farmers Market last May. She was so successful that she quit her full-time to open ShoeBox Oven in November. Read more.

Matthew Barakat’s (AP) feature on Crystal City and the people who love it as it is was picked up by the Washington Post. It ran today in the Alexandria-Arlington section. Read more.

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