East Falls Church Metro Development

The Arlington County Board has set policy determinations for development of the area around the East Falls Church Metro. The final plan is to be adopted within six months with emphasis on neighborhood-oriented businesses including a grocery store, public gathering space, a western entrance to the Metro Station, and better pedestrian and bicycle access. The Board pledges to preserve single-family homes, protect historic sites, and limit building heights to four to six stories where buildings meet streets. There is still concern from the neighboring residents, however, about the feasibility of the Board’s plan to reduce traffic congestion in the area by reducing parking at the Metro Station. To read the complete press release, click here.

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Capitals Development Camp

Stay cool and inside this week while you watch top hockey prospects and recent draft picks on the ice for drills and scrimmages during the Capitals Development Camp July 12-17. All sessions are at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and are free and open to the public. http://ht.ly/2akhe

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Free Family Movies at Ballston

Ballston free movies

Regal Entertainment Group is presenting a Free Family Movie Festival Tuesday and Wednesday mornings now through August at Ballston and other area theatres.  See the complete schedule here.  Movies begin at 10:00 with tickets available at 9:15.  All shows are first come, first serve.

For more events in Arlington, visit 365 Things to Do in Arlington.

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Washington-Lee Summer Concert Series

Washington-Lee Summer Concert SeriesThe US Army Band begins it’s “Washington-Lee Summer Concert Series” tonight, July 8th at 7:30  with the US Army Blues  bringing their high-energy and artistic verve to this program  featuring big-band classics and new compositions by its members. 

The series continues  on July 22nd with the US Army Ceremonial Band and July 29th with the U.S. Army Band Downrange with Washington-Lee High School student and Arlington Idol 2010 winner, Sophia Delmar. 

The U.S. Army Concert Band performs August 5th and the U.S. Army Orchestra closes out the sereis on August 12th.

All performances will be held at the Washington-Lee High School Auditorium in Arlington and are free and open to the public.

For a complete schedule, including other local venues, click here.

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Record Breaking Temperatures

With record breaking temperatures in our area this week here are some ways to beat the heat. 

http://www.arlingtonva.us/portals/topics/TopicsWeatherHeat.aspx

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/07/tips_to_beat_th.html?s_campaign=8315

http://www.thedailynewsonline.com/articles/2010/07/07/lifestyles/doc4c33c7fad368c612706975.txt

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Arlington and DC are launching Bike Share Program

A joint effort has been announced between Arlington and the District of Columbia to expand bike sharing tenfold in the region. Both jurisdictions have signed contracts for what will become a regional bike sharing system later this year. This expanded system will launch with roughly 1100 bikes at 114 stations making it the largest of its kind in the U.S.

For the complete press release, click here.

Photo courtesy of Alta Bike Share who will be running the program.

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4th of July Fireworks

The Arlington County Manager posted this information about some of the best places to watch the 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall from Arlington.

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