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Sunday, April 01, 2007

All the Arlington News You Care About - Week of 3/30

Entertainment and Shopping
Scott McCaffrey (Sun Gazette) reported on “That Thing Called Love,” pictured here, a production by ArtStream On Stage and Inclusive Theatre Companies. The production features a cast comprised mostly of individuals with disabilities, March 29-31 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road. Read more.

Marianne Mayer (Washington Post) profiled singer-songwriter Andy Zipf, who will perform live at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Galaxy Hut. Read more.

The Reliable Source (Washington Post) reported today that Kathie Lee Gifford – Regis’ former co-host – was spotted in Shirlington browsing in the boutique Le Village Marche. The blurb mentioned that Kathie Lee wrote the musical “Saving Aimee” which opens next month at Signature Theatre. Read more. (Scroll down to the “Hey, Isn’t That…? Section).

AVN has created an Arlington County YouTube account and posted a number of videos on it. We've also added a link to it on the AVN home page -- or go directly to Arlington's YouTube page (scroll down to see all 34 videos!)

The latest edition of Washingtonian features best places to live in the Washington Metropolitan Region. Among the touted neighborhoods: Clarendon/Ballston. Local Favorites, listed by residents, included Willow restaurant; the Arlington Arts Center, and the first-Saturday-of-the-month seasonal flea market near Washington-Lee High School. Big draws? Nightlife variety. Drawbacks? Parking and traffic.

David Schultz (Arlington Connection) profiled Kristen Evans. The pair run an unusual business out of Kurbsack’s Arlington home, sellling Bolivian crafts. Read more.


Maria Hegstad (DC Examiner) wrote her debut story today as the new Arlington correspondent. She reported on the planned Penrose Square development on Columbia Pike. Read more.

David Schultz (Arlington Connection) reported on the County’s plan to invest tens of millions of dollars to preserve affordable housing at Buckingham Villages. He quoted Board Chairman Paul Ferguson, members Barbara Favola, WalterTejada and Chris Zimmerman, County Manager Ron Carlee and Ken Aughenbaugh, of CPHD. Read more.

Daniela Deane (Washington Post) wrote a cover story for this morning’s Extra on Rosslyn Ridge, an innovative project with 40% affordable units and built “green” to boot. The project, approved in 2005, plans to begin leasing in December 2008. ACPD’s Ken Aughenbaugh was quoted. Read it online.

Government Issues
Maria Hegstad (DC Examiner) reported today that the board will hold a public hearing Thursday on taxes as part of the budget process. Read more.

Kristen Armstrong (Sun Gazette) reports on the latest additions to the K-9 unit – Jack and Koda, a pair of Labrador retrievers, pictured here, now being trained to detect bombs. Read more.

NBC4 reported Saturday on an Arlington church that bought down the price of gas Saturday at an Exxon station on Lee Highway as part of a community outreach program. Read more.

Scott McCaffrey (Sun Gazette) reported that Board Chairman Paul Ferguson urged residents to sign up to buy green power after he himself signed up to buy green power from Dominion. Read more.


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