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Friday, March 23, 2007

All the Arlington News You Care About - Week of 3/16

Kristen Armstrong (Sun Gazette) featured Arlington women who are avid participants in a new roller derby league. “My favorite part of the sport is hitting people,” acknowledged Arlingtonian Melissa Cannarozzi. Read more.

The Sun-Gazette granted a rare thumbs-up to a County program – this time, to FitArlington. Read more.

Blogging It – Read about Paul Ferguson’s experience signing up for green power. Plus, can an alarm clock really run just on water? And what’s a “Juice Bag?” Visit the AIRE Blog to find answers!

Michael J. Toscano (Washington Post) praised “37 Stones” as a “skillfully acted production from Charter Theatre” in a review today in the Alexandria-Arlington Extra. Read more.

David Schultz (Arlington Connection) reported that The Curious Grape, a Shirlington wine shop, is teaming up with Arlington’s Department of Cultural Affairs to host a champagne-tasting event next week. The featured champagnes will be from Reims, Arlington’s "sister city" in France. The event is a Planet Arlington offering. Read more.

Kirstin Downey (Washington Post) reported that the County Board’s approved a plan to save 300 units of affordable housing in Buckingham Villages during Tuesday night’s meeting. The $32 million the board is prepared to spend “is thought to be one of the largest such expenditures to protect moderate-income housing in the region,” Downey wrote. Read more.

Scott McCaffrey (Sun Gazette) posted a web story on the options laid out by County Manager Ron Carlee for parks and recreation facilities fee increases in his proposed budget. Read more.



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