Archives for August 2011

America’s 911 Foundation Annual Motorcyle Ride will travel through Arlington 8/19


911 foundation memorial rideAmerica’s 911 Foundation is having their annual  motorcycle ride 8/19-20 to remember and honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 and to raise money for programs that support families of first responders, awarding college scholarships to their children and contributing equipment to emergency responder departments.  An estimated 3000 motorcyclists will be traveling along I-66 Eastbound and 110 South on the afternoon of Friday 8/19.  These roads will be closed to traffic from 2:30 to 4:00.  They will be en route to Pentagon City where they are holding a free concert by Aaron Tippin on Army Navy Drive beside the Pentagon. Visitors to the concert are encouraged to use Metro as there is likely to be traffic congestion in the area.  Army Navy Drive will be closed from S. 12th Street to S. Fern Street from 9:30 a.m. to midnight.

Arlington County Public Schools Calendar 2011-2012

School buses in the fall

Image by tncountryfan via Flickr

Most Arlington County Public School students will start back to school Tuesday, September 6th, 2011.  Barcroft Elementary which is a year round school has already begun classes.  Elementary School students will get a five day weekend October 6th-10th with parent teacher conferences on the 6th and 7th and the Columbus Day Holiday on the 10th (middle schoolers have Friday the 6th and the 10th off while high schoolers just have the 10th).    Winter Break runs from December 23rd through January 2nd with students returning to class on January 3rd.  Spring Break begins the weekend of March 31st and runs through Monday, April 9th unless Monday is needed as a make-up day.  For the complete calendar including early release days, teacher work days and other holidays go to this link.



Celebrate DC Restaurant Week 2011

DC Restaurant Week


August 15th-21st, 2011 is DC Restaurant Week and the following Arlington restaurants as well as many others in the area are offering three course dinners for $35.11 and three course lunches (some locations) for $20.11.  Visit Open Table for reservations or to see more participating restaurants.

Domaso (in the Palomar Hotel)
Extra Virgin Modern Italian
Farrah Olivia*
Jaleo Crystal City
La Tasca
The Liberty Tavern
Lyon Hall
Mala Tang
Me Jana
The Melting Pot *
Morton’s The Steakhouse *
Pinzimini at The Westin Arlington Gateway
Restaurant 3

*Dinner Only

Beat the Heat at Larry’s Homemade Ice Cream

Larry's Homemade Ice Cream Clarendon VA

Larry’s Homemade Ice Cream recently opened a new location at 3018 Wilson Blvd. and has another in Crystal City.