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<lst> The Donohoe Companies, Inc. will introduce the Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Courthouse, located at 1401 North Adams Street at the west end of Courthouse Plaza in August.

Velocity Five Sports Restaurant opened a new location at the Courthouse Metro, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. 703-243-4900.

McWilliams|Ballard has been selected to complete the sales and marketing for Vista on Courthouse Townhomes in Arlington.

The Newton Marasco Foundation (NMF), a public environmental charity, has appointed Peter Trick of Arlington as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Based in McLean, NMF is dedicated to inspiring responsible environmental stewardship. Trick, a resident of Arlington, is a vice president of SRA International, as well as an environmental lawyer and senior policy analyst.

Dr. Eileen Friel of Arlington has accepted the appointment by Observatory Trustee, William Lowell Putnam, to be the next Director of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ. Dr. Friel will become the 10th Director of the Observatory. Friel will succeed Bob Millis who has served as the Lowell Observatory Director since 1989. Millis will step down as Director on June 15th of this year.

WJLA Television, based in Arlington, announces that $2 million has been injected into the national automobile industry due to the WJLA Car Partner program. More than $800,000 of that total has already been distributed to local dealerships in the Washington metropolitan area. The program which was launched on March 11, 2009 granted every company employee $2,000 toward the purchase of a new car and $1,000 for the purchase of a used car. At the Washington, D.C., operation alone, 34 employees have taken advantage of the opportunity.

John Marshall Bank has opened a new Arlington regional office and full service branch at 2300 Wilson Blvd., in the Navy League Building.

Sonia N. Johnston is John Marshall’s Regional President for Arlington County and will lead the team at the Arlington office. Having worked her way up from her first job as a bank teller in 1976 at a local Arlington bank to branch manager and now regional president, Johnston is passionate about being the best local banker to Arlington residents and businesses.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arlington welcomes Dairo Mendoza as a sales associate. Mendoza, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, offers buyers and sellers full-service marketing and global resources to meet their goals.