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Halloween bonfire in the Lyon Park neighborhood

W-L Defeats Wakefield — The Washington-Lee Generals football squad defeated the resurgent Wakefield Warriors 27-20 in an all-Arlington battle Halloween night. Both teams now have a 6-3 overall record. [InsideNova]

Elizabeth Weihe Dies — Civic leader Elizabeth Blaylock Weihe, the first female chairman of the Arlington County Planning Commission in the early 1960s, died over the weekend at the age of 99. Weihe was instrumental in helping to integrate Arlington County schools in the 1950s and in supporting the planning and financing of the Metro system in Arlington in the 1960s.

Do Arlington Third-Graders Have Too Much Homework? — Arlington Public Schools recommends that third-graders be assigned more than an hour of homework and reading four nights a week. That more than four times as much homework as “the nation’s best-known expert on homework” recommends, according to education columnist Jay Mathews. [Washington Post]

PetMAC to Open in Reston — Independent Arlington pet store PetMAC is opening a new location at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston. Last year an Unleashed by Petco store opened a few blocks from PetMAC’s Virginia Square location (822 N. Kenmore Street). [Reston Now]

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