Morning Notes

Northam Eyeing Fix to E-ZPass Deactivation Headaches — Currently, E-ZPass accounts can get shut down or users can be forced to switch transponders if they don’t use Virginia’s HOT lanes frequently enough. Virginia’s governor says some relief could soon be on the way. [WTOP]

Arlington’s School Board Could Soon Control Its Own Calendar — State legislators are gearing up for another fight around the so-called “King’s Dominion rule” for next year’s legislative session in Richmond. That could be good news for county parents, itching to see the school system’s post-Labor Day start change. [InsideNova]

Republican Challenging Beyer Swears Off Utility Cash — Thomas Oh says he’ll refuse any money from Dominion Energy or Appalachian Power, two state-regulated utility companies and dominant political players, as part of his long-shot challenge to Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th District). The activist group “Activate Virginia” has encouraged dozens of candidates to take such a pledge since last year, though Oh may be one of, if the not the first, Republican to accept that challenge. [Twitter]

Northwest Arlington Neighborhood Profiled for Its “Midcentury Ambiance” — Rock Spring is getting attention as a neighborhood in a “quiet suburban setting close to urban-like amenities.” [Washington Post]

Blerdcon Kicks Off in Crystal City This Weekend — The convention, dubbed as a “fully inclusive” experience for nerds of all stripes, starts today at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Organizers promise an “emphasis on inclusivity and intersectionality” in all of the convention’s events and panels. [WAMU]

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Statues of Liberty gives thanks this holiday season and grateful for a few things this year.

Happy Thanksgiving, Arlington!

It’s turkey time. Thanksgiving Eve is upon us and extra revelry can be expected at some local bars tonight, ahead of the holiday. Please be careful on the roads and…

The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!

This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.

100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.

For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at

Submit your own Announcement here.

Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.

Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.

Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.

Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.

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Submit your own Announcement here.

National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.

Outstanding Young Artist

Tony Woods Live – Standup Comedy Showcase

Live Standup Comedy Starring the Legendary Tony Woods!
Arlington, VA
Friday, November 25

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Doors at 7pm)
Crystal City Sports Pub (3rd floor lounge)
529 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA
$15 – General admission
$20 –


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