Sunday, December 23, 2012
If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in Arlington for great last-minute gift ideas.
With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress: Happy shopping! And remember to call ahead to check seasonal hours before heading out. Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
EPA offers easy ways to help keep the green in the environment during the holidays.
Some 40 percent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That's only one of the holiday increases that can negatively impact the environment. Electricity, paper and water are among the other resources whose use increases in December. The EPA provides these tips for reducing holiday waste:
Friday, November 9, 2012
The band famous for the 1982 hit "867-5309" will perform Saturday at the outdoor ice-skating rink outside Pentagon Row.
The outdoor ice-skating rink at Pentagon Row is celebrating their seasonal opening with the band that sang the 1982 hit “867-5309/Jenny.” The ‘80s pop band, Tommy Tutone, will perform their hits live at the “Neon Night Ice Skating Party” that takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the rink outside the Pentagon Row shopping center at Army Navy Drive and South Joyce Street in Pentagon City. There will also be giveaways and autograph opportunities. The rink is open for the season and hosts a nightly "snow fall" from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning today through Dec. 31. Ice skating hours are below. Skating is $8 per person, $7 for children 12 and younger, $7 for those 55 and older, and $3 for a skate rental. More information on …
Pentagon City, Shirlington, Ballston shopping areas announce Santa schedule for the holiday season.
It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but local malls have already announced their holiday programming, beginning with the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, which is starting to offer "Photos with Santa" today. A round up of the upcoming events announced so far. Know of an event that isn't on this list? Add it to our events calendar or post it in the comments below and we will add it to this list: The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City The Ballston Mall Village at Shirlington Market Common Clarendon