St. George's Episcopal Church to assist busy commuters interested in observing Ash Wednesday.
Busy Catholics in Arlington can get their ashes to go this Ash Wednesday. A group from St. George’s Episcopal Church in Arlington will be distributing ashes in the Virginia Square Metro Plaza, according to a news release from the church. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Representatives of the church will offer the ashes to anyone who wants them from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. One does not have to be a particular religion to receive the ashes. The church had a similar program in 2012. (See: Church Offers 'Ashes to Go' at Virginia Square Metro from 2012.)
Clarendon, Virginia Square and Arlington Cemetery had zero reported crimes in 2011.
Three of the top five safest Metro stations in the greater Washington area are in Arlington County, according to a new report from the transit authority. Five of the 86 stations operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority had no reported crimes in 2011. They are: The most dangerous Metro stations in Virginia in 2011 were Franconia-Springfield (with 32 crimes reported) and Vienna (with 25 crimes reported). Still, those are relatively low numbers. When ranking every station by the number of reported crimes, Franconia-Springfield places 18th; Vienna, 27th. Nine crimes were reported at the Rosslyn Metro last year; five at the Ballston Metro. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said nothing in particular was responsible for the …