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Friday, April 20, 2007

All the Arlington News You Care About - 4/20

Arlington has selected EarthLink to provide a county-wide Wi-Fi network. The network, once fully installed, would cover 26 square miles and provide wireless broadband, as well as connections for on-the-move county employees. Read more.

The “Earl” of Sandwich: David Schultz (Arlington Connection) interviewed entrepreneur Stephen Dugan, the owner/chef of Earl’s Sandwich Shop on Wilson Boulevard, a favorite of Chairman Paul Ferguson. (We’re fans as well.) Read Steve’s secrets for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

CNN Travel featured Arlington resident Ravannah Schrack who likes cruises but doesn't want flashy shows, formal dinners and competition for deck chairs around a pool. So, instead of booking on a traditional cruise line, the self-described un-tourist booked a berth on a cargo ship, her fifth such vacation. Read more.

Arlington native Nathan Lyon is featured on Discovery Health’s cooking show, "A Lyon in the Kitchen." Lyon’s approach is focused on fresh-from-the-market foods. Read more.

AVN is now showing a new special feature on the Shirlington Library. For your own sneak peek, click here.

Sandra Boodman (Washington Post) writes about “Bodies: the Exhibition,” which is opening this Saturday in Rosslyn’s former Newseum space. More than 3 million people have visited the exhibit, including 200,000 schoolchildren. Read more.

The Washington Post’s Express newspaper (delivered free at Metro stations) wrote about the Arlington’s plans to “un-wire” the county. Read more.

WasabiSito opens in Arlington, the newest offshoot of the popular DC eatery. Read more.

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf on April 11 continued to press for widening Interstate 66 westbound from the Potomac River to the Capital Beltway, saying he has the best interests of the residents of Arlington, and the region, at heart. Read more.

A number of R2D2 mailboxes have turned up in the area – part of the USPS promotion of its new Star Wars stamp series – including 3 in Arlington. Have you spotted them? Read more.

A story in the Baltimore Sun describes “Bodies: The Exhibition” and explains the fascination, and the controversy. Read more.



Blogger Beakerz said...

My grandma used to take trips on cargo ships. she said they were great. I miss her a lot.

3:15 PM

Blogger Miles said...

I wonder if this means DSL/cable internet in Arlington will go the way of the landline phone -- why bother when you could subscribe to this service and hook up your desktop and/or laptop?

11:17 PM

Blogger Jeff said...

when will this be up and running?

1:30 AM

Blogger Eric said...

You know, I've been wondering the same thing about the time frame - I haven't seen that mentioned in any of the articles I've read

2:25 PM


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