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Rent Still Rising in Arlington — “The median rental rate for units in Arlington stood at $1,999 for a one-bedroom and $2,420 for a two-bedroom, based on the monthly data report of Apartment List. That’s up 0.7 percent from a month before, on par with the national increase of 0.8 percent. For the 12-month period ending in March, Arlington rents were up 16.8 percent compared to a statewide increase of 14.2 percent and a national jump of 17.1 percent.” [Sun Gazette]

Sheriff Hires for New Jail Position — “Sheriff Arthur announces the promotion of Mrs. Cristen Bowers, as the Quality Assurance Manager to oversee all Sheriff’s Office contracts. This position will oversee all contracts that provide direct services to the individuals remanded to Sheriff’s Office custody. Those contracts include (but are not limited to): medical, food service, phone system, and canteen.” [Arlington County]

Friends Vow to Finish Plane Project — “It is with great sadness to report the passing of Bill Vickland. Our Jay Korff met Mr. Vickland last summer while working on a story about the then-90-year-old building a plane in his Arlington garage to beat pandemic boredom. Jay spent months following Bill as he meticulously pieced together, with the help of a couple of friends, an old single-engine American Champion Citabria he discovered at the Warrenton Air Park. Those friends plan on finishing the plane in Bill’s honor sometime this summer.” [WJLA]

Local Woman Comes Up Short on Jeopardy! — “Arlington’s Kathleen Snyder (center) correctly answered the Final Jeopardy question tonight but finished in second place after another contestant also correctly answered, with a higher wager. Congrats on a good showing, Kathleen.” [Twitter]

Beyer Lauds Biden’s Long Covid Move — From Rep. Don Beyer: “Very good to see @POTUS announce an all-of-government strategy to improve the understanding of Long COVID and promote better treatment for the millions of American suffering from it. Key parts of this announcement reflect pieces of my bipartisan Long COVID legislation.” [Twitter]

Arlington Earth Day Activities — “Earth Day, April 22, is the natural starting point for the tangible. Especially in Arlington, which remains a nationally recognized, year-round force for environmental good, committed to fighting climate change, mitigating its impact, and stewarding our forestry and natural resources. With a pandemic apparently ebbing after two very long years, April 2022 and beyond are the right time to do what we can, together.” [Arlington County]

To-Go Alcoholic Drinks Stay, For Now — “Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed two bills Monday that will extend the state’s ‘cocktails to go’ policy until July 1, 2024. The policy allows customers to take out alcoholic beverages from restaurants and bars, or have them delivered to their homes.” [Patch]

It’s Wednesday — Light rain in the morning and overnight. Otherwise cloudy most of the day. High of 66 and low of 53. Sunrise at 6:46 am and sunset at 7:38 pm. []

Recent Stories

Good Tuesday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. đź•— News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

James Yoo, 56, is presumed dead as a result of the explosion of the duplex at 844 N. Burlington Street, in the Bluemont neighborhood, Arlington County police confirmed during a news conference this afternoon.

A land-use study teeing up an affordable housing redevelopment project in Aurora Highlands has generated significant interest as it nears completion.

Booeymonger in Ballston will be replaced by a new full-service Nepalese restaurant this spring, according to the incoming tenant.

About Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT): Latinas Leading Tomorrow is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina women through education, mentorship, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a community of future leaders who will make a significant impact to the community.

Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee program operations, including educational and community initiatives.
Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining trust and accountability.
Develop and execute a strategic vision aligned with our mission and values.
Lead fundraising efforts in partnership with the Board Members.
Cultivate relationships with community partners, schools, educators, and donors.
Demonstrate strong leadership skills, fostering a positive organizational culture.
Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and make compelling public presentations.
Promote inclusivity and collaboration throughout the organization.

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Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.

Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.

Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.

Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!

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Holiday Art Show

Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to

Live Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live,…

Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Friday, December 29

Headliner: Casey James Salengo

Casey James Salengo is a NYC-based comedian who’s been featured on Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, This Week at the Cellar,


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