ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It was a week for retrospectives, as we marked the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus case in Arlington.

The virus has so far claimed 242 lives in Arlington County, but there’s hope that the quickening pace of vaccinations will help prevent the kind of mortality that we saw last spring and this past winter. There’s also hope that this spring and summer life will increasingly return to something approaching normal.

As the realization that COVID has been a part of our daily lives for more than a year continues to set in, here are the most-read ARLnow articles of the past five days.

  1. Motorcycle Club Pays Highlander Motor Inn One Last Visit
  2. Permit Approval Clears Way for Dominion Hills Mansion Demolition
  3. Controversial Dr. Seuss Titles to Remain at Library, But Won’t Be Replaced
  4. Fire on Top of High-Rise Condo in Rosslyn
  5. Demolition of Mid-Century Building Underway To Make Way for GMU’s Arlington Expansion
  6. Viral Outbreak Among Raccoons Prompts Warning for Pet Owners
  7. Leaders Say Arlington Has the Ecosystem to be the Next Austin or Miami
  8. New W&OD Trail Bridge in East Falls Church Opening Today
  9. New CVS in Crystal City Now Open, Solidcore to Open This Summer

Feel free to discuss those stories, or anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!

Photo courtesy Josh Folb

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Hello Everyone — You are invited to the final meeting of NAACP Arlington Branch NAACP for 2022
When: Dec 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting — NAACP Arlington Branch
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7:00 pm Meeting Opens.
7:30 pm Installation
8:00 pm Presentation/Q&A; by Dave Schutz on Ranked Choice Voting
8:30 pm Final Remarks and Comments by Newly Elected Members
9:00 pm Meeting Adjourns

Installation Official Robert N. Barnette, Jr. President, Virginia State Conference NAACP The President of the Virginia State Conference NAACP will serve as the Installation Official and provide remarks for our newly elected officers at the general membership.

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Join us December 10 & 11 for our Annual Handmade Holiday Workshop Series. We have a myriad of fun and festive programs from linoleum block wrapping paper printing and buttonhole book making workshops led by Eliza Clifford to a meditative grid workshop and Calligraphy Card Making with Anjelika Deogirikar. Join these wonderful artists and get creative this holiday season!

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Light Up Arlington – Clarendon Menorah Lighting

Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah! Enjoy delicious Latkes, hot cocoa, donuts and more!

Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration

Experience the festival of lights!!

*Lighting of a giant 9 foot Menorah

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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.

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