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Towing Fee Hike Expected in Arlington: What’s Your Stance?

Towing Fee Hike Expected in Arlington: What’s Your Stance?

Arlington County Officials will consider increasing towing fees this Saturday. County staffers have suggested increasing the fee from $115 to $125, which would make it the maximum rate possible under Virginia Law. If everything goes according to plan, the final approval of the change would occur at the County meeting on April 16. Arlington tow companies have been lobbying to see this increase for months.

However, local residents have mixed feelings. Pamela Lessard is not opposed to this change at all. Residents on her street in Arlington recently petitioned to the county to only allow residents to park on their street. “With the transformation of our neighborhood into a very active urban village, it was necessary to enact this zoning restriction,” said Lessard.

Because It's Good Pho You (and Delicious!)

Because It's Good Pho You (and Delicious!)

Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup that is usually served with beef or chicken, has become increasingly popular. Today I had lunch at Pho 75, which is located at 1721 Wilson Boulevard. The lunch crowd was bustling and I spoke to some customers. Pergrin Pervez, a Georgetown resident and regular Pho eater stopped by Pho 75 for his lunch today. “I eat Pho a lot, but I usually do on the weekends. It’s a great hangover food and also great when you’re sick. I think it has a lot of healing qualities,” said Pervez.

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

Preparations are well underway at the Dulles Expo Center for this weekend's Capital Home & Garden Show. The show starts this Friday, February 25th and runs through Sunday, February 27th. This marks the 15th Capital Home and Garden Show and show manager, Alyson Caplan, is looking forward to hosting her first spring show after holding a successful fall show this past September. “This is the time of year people are planning spring projects,” said Caplan.

Dreams for Kids and the Washington Capitals team up for Extreme Recess Hockey

Dreams for Kids and the Washington Capitals team up for Extreme Recess Hockey

Today the Washington Capitals and Dreams for Kids joined together give children with physical and developmental disabilities the chance to get on the ice rink and play hockey! For many of the children, it was their very first time. There are over 12,000 children living with disabilities in DC, so this event is aimed at empowering this children as well as spreading awareness about the power that athletics can have in the lives of all children, disabled or not.

Here is a video from a recent clinic with the Washington Nationals http://vimeo.com/6105680 and check out the photos from today’s Extreme Recess. The event today is still going on. It started at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 3:00 p.m. in the Kettler Ice-Plex where the Capitals practice in Arlington.  

Gold's Gym Offering Couples Workouts

Gold's Gym Offering Couples Workouts

Sweat it out with your sweetie!  Gold’s gym Opens their gyms for “More Love, Less Handles” couples’ workouts

Gold’s Gym works with leading sex and relationship expert to create four workouts to up the intensity, communication, trust and intimacy in your relationship

Walter Reed Community Center Holds Black History Month Gospel Concert

Walter Reed Community Center Holds Black History Month Gospel Concert

The Walter Reed Community Center, which is located at 2909 16th Street in Arlington, held a special concert today in honor of Black History Month. This free concert was one of many events held in Arlington County for Black History Month. 

Arlington County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman introduced the members of Macedonia Baptist Church before they began their singing. Minister of Music, David Nelson, lead a discussion on the historical significance of each song and the spiritual value of African American Culture. 

Dreams for Kids and the Washington Capitals team up for Extreme Recess Hockey

Dreams for Kids and the Washington Capitals team up for Extreme Recess Hockey

From Dreams for Kids:

Dreams for Kids and the Caps are teaming up to give children with physical and developmental disabilities the opportunity to play hockey, many for the first time! The Extreme Recess clinic will celebrate the ability in all children and show them how truly ABLE they are.

The event will bring together 75 youth with physical and developmental disabilities, their families, high-level disability advocates, volunteers, several capitals players and members of the coaching staff.