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WaPo Nixes Community Calendar, Animal Columns on Thursdays

The Washington Post has cut the community calendar and animal columns from its Thursday Local Living section.

Based on digital replicas on the Washington Post website, yesterday’s paper appears to be the first to reflect the change. ARLnow.com learned about the change when a WaPo employee hit “reply all” to a press release emailed by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.

Here’s what the Washington Post email said:

As of 10/5, The Washington Post will no longer publish a community calendar or the animal columns in the weekly Local Living section. We will still include listings weekly in our Weekend section and quarterly in the Sunday Arts section (Enter event information at the web address events.washpost.com). We will also continue to cover local news in our Metro section [email address redacted].

The Weekend listings include events in the following categories: pop music, classical music, museums, theater, dance, comedy and film. We accept events in the District; Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland; and the area including Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the city of Alexandria in Virginia. We do not list tours, lectures, discussions, food events, classes or community festivals.

If your event falls into one of those categories now or in the future, please submit your event [here].

Thank you,

The Local Living department

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