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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s celebrations, in honor of its 75th anniversary on June 16, will hit full-swing the week of June 13, with promotions, giveaways, performances and a special historic aircraft arrival.

Restaurants across the airport will offer a “First Class Meal Deal,” special $19.41 dishes in honor of the airport’s founding in 1941. Shoppers and diners at the airport will be able to take advantage of a ‘gift with purchase’ promotion, receiving a free, vintage travel bag with $100 in combined purchases at the airport. Many stores will also have special deals and discounts as part of the celebrations.

A full listing of performances, events and stores and restaurants offering deals, discounts and $19.41 dishes can be found below and online at flyReagan.com/reagannational75.

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Customers Receive a Free Donut4Good Card to Reward Another’s Good Deed

Celebrate the joy of donuts and the joy of doing something good for others with Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee on National Donut Day, Friday, June 3.

Sugar Shack shops in Arlington and Alexandria will give away a free Donuts4Good card to anyone who purchases a donut, which they can give away to someone they know who has done a good deed. Sugar Shack also will give away a free house donut to anyone wearing a  Sugar Shack shirt.

“We come in contact with so many people on National Donut Day, it is a great opportunity to promote something meaningful,” says Sugar Shack owner Rob Krupicka. “Sugar Shack already gives away free donuts daily with our Freebie of the Day.”

Sugar Shack launched the Donuts for Doing Good program last year on National Donut Day and plans to keep the annual tradition going. Sugar Shack staff hands out Donuts4Good cards throughout the year when they catch someone in the act of doing good. Sugar Shack also provides cards to first responders, who give them away to deserving community members. Customers may purchase the cards to give away in recognition of special good deeds. They are encouraged to share stories on social media using the hashtag #Donuts4Good.

Sugar Shack’s Arlington and Alexandria locations will extend their hours on National Donut Day, Friday, June 3, from 6 a.m. to Midnight. Customers can find Sugar Shack’s Freebie of the Day posted daily on Sugar Shack’s social media.

For more information about Donuts for Doing Good and Sugar Shack, please contact Sherry Delaney at 703-508-6264. Follow Sugar Shack on Twitter at @SugarShackDMV or visit the Alexandria store on Facebook, or the Arlington store on Facebook, or visit them online. You can also follow the hashtag #Donuts4Good on Twitter.

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Rolling Thunder Road Closures Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Rolling Thunder, the annual motorcycle rally that is held in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day weekend to call for the government’s recognition and protection of Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Missing in Action (MIAs) occurs TODAY (Sunday, May 29, 2016). The organization expects around 100,000 riders/veterans will roar across Washington, DC on their motorcycles this Memorial Day weekend as a tribute to American war heroes.

If you’re taking Metro down to the rally, don’t forget Metro is doing track work on this holiday weekend.

Here are your road closures through Monday for Rolling Thunder 2016.

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Sugar Shack Donuts honors local teachers in the DMV (Photo courtesy Sugar Shack Donuts)

Sugar Shack Donuts is sweetening up the rest of the school year for teachers returning from Spring Break.

With the public’s help, Sugar Shack stores in Arlington (1014 S. Glebe Road) and Alexandria (804 North Henry Street) will deliver donuts to nominated school teachers. The Alexandria and Arlington stores will pick customers every week for the rest of the school year to deliver donuts to their favorite local school teachers.

“We want to give back a little to our teachers, who help make our communities so great.” said Rob Krupicka, former state Delegate and Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee owner.

To participate, folks just need to use the hashtag #Treats4Teach to tell Sugar Shack on Facebook or Twitter why they should be picked to deliver donuts to their local school teachers and to which school. Winners get as many donuts as needed to feed the teachers at their chosen school and a Sugar Shack T-Shirt to wear when delivering them. Creativity is encouraged and likes, favorites and re-tweets will influence the choice of nominees.

Folks can post their nominations on Facebook at the Alexandria store page, or the Arlington store’s Facebook page, or on Twitter.

Nominations will be accepted through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

Sugar Shack Donuts honors local teachers in the DMV (Photo courtesy Sugar Shack Donuts)

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We hear that Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee in Alexandria, Virginia and the new shop in Arlington is offering three (3) special flavors on Mother’s Day: White Chocolate Cherry Filled, Orange Basil Glazed and Peach Bellini Glazed.

These special flavors will be offered in the shop and for pre-order, in addition to the regular selection.

Visit the Alexandria store on Facebook (Arlington store here) for more information.

(H/T Sherry)

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New Bus Lanes in Crystal City, Potomac Yard Now Fully Open for Service

With a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Sunday, Arlington County marked the completion of the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway, the Washington area’s first dedicated bus-only lanes.

The 4.5-mile route will provide faster, more reliable bus service along the  busy Route 1 corridor.

Arlington and the City of Alexandria jointly constructed the Transitway, which connects the Crystal City and Braddock Road Metrorail stations, and partnered with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to provide its new premium Metroway service on the dedicated lanes. Separating bus service from general traffic is expected to reduce travel times for bus trips from one end of the corridor to the other by up to 10 minutes, depending on direction and time of day.

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