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05/16/13

Taste of Arlington 2013: Bands and Entertainment

Four local bands will be playing on the concert stage throughout the event.

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05/13/13

‘Taste of Arlington’ Returns This Weekend

The annual “Taste of Arlington” celebration will be held on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 5 p.m. along Wilson Boulevard near Ballston Common Mall.

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05/09/13

Transit Screen signs partnerships with Georgetown and Ballston BIDs

Transit Screen is expanding its reach. The company, which makes screens that show real-time bus and Metrorail arrivals, has formed partnerships with the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) and the Ballston BID to place screens in public areas and test whether they reduce pedestrian crowding and encourage the use of transit.

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05/07/13

Ovechkin, Pontius, Wall to be Featured as Augmented Reality Statues

The Ballston Business Improvement District will unveil the statues next month at the annual Taste of Arlington.

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04/25/13

Photos: Ovechkin’s ‘Virtual Statue’ Shoot

Attendees at the upcoming Taste of Arlington festival will be able to get cozy with Ovie.

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04/12/13

“Virtual Statues” to Highlight New Ballston BID App

The Ballston Business Improvement District (BID) will be showing off some “virtual statues” of local sports figures at Taste of Arlington to highlight the upcoming launch of its new mobile device app.

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04/10/13

Alex Ovechkin poses for Ballston BID

The Ballston BID is unveiling a virtual gallery of local heroes using “digital statues” created via Augmented Reality (AR) and mobile apps.

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04/09/13

Digital ‘statues’ of Alex Ovechkin and John Wall coming to Ballston

It’s unclear exactly when D.C. sports fans will enjoy one of those parade thingees we’re always hearing about. But the statues are already on the way.

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04/08/13

Ballston BID to erect statues of D.C. sports superstars, including Alex Ovechkin and John Wall

The Ballston Business Improvement District plans to erect statues honoring some of D.C.'s brightest sports sensations, including the Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin and Washington Wizards' John Wall, but with a technological tweak that will keep the figures from attracting bird droppings or graffiti.

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04/03/13

Ballston BID Is Launching the Future

In a bygone era, the old adage “good fences make good neighbors” might have been true — but not in today’s Northern Virginia, and definitely not in Ballston.

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