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Soccer practice at twilight at Long Bridge Park (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

State Budget Adds Marijuana Misdemeanors — “Today, the Virginia General Assembly voted to approve the budget bill which contains language to recriminalize personal possession of over four ounces of marijuana in public. The language, which creates two new misdemeanors, will take effect immediately upon Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin’s signature on the budget.” [NORML, Washington Post]

Man Exposes Self in Women’s Restroom — “500 block of 12th Street S. At approximately 12:33 p.m. on May 31, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined the female victim exited a restroom stall and observed the unknown male suspect inside the women’s restroom with his pants down and genitals exposed. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.” [ACPD]

New Workforce Development Program — “Arlington Economic Development (AED) is proud to announce an innovative workforce development program benefitting Arlington residents and tech employers. AED is working with Arlington-based Exelaration, the #2 tech and engineering internship provider in the U.S., on the Arlington Talent Pilot program.” [Arlington County]

Historical Society Needs Moving Help — “As it embarks on a renovation of its Arlington Ridge Road museum, the Arlington Historical Society is seeking community help in preparing many of its historic items for relocation. The organization has received space donated by JBG Smith in Crystal City for storage of its collection. ‘Now, the real costs will be in packing and moving the approximately 5,000 artifacts that are not on display,’ the organization said in a recent missive to supporters.” [Sun Gazette]

County Offers Hurricane Prep Tips — “The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1, and now is the best time for Arlington residents to prepare for hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding. Here are four helpful tips to help you and your loved ones prepare for hurricane season.” [Arlington County]

New Paint Job for Clarendon Restaurant — “And #MexicaliBlues gets fresh blue! Summer Is Here!” [Twitter]

Metro Ridership Rising — From NBC 4’s Adam Tuss: “Metrobus ridership continues to trend upward, topping 300,000 trips per day according to the most recent data. Are gas prices pushing people to the bus?” [Twitter]

It’s Thursday — Rain and storms in the afternoon. High of 85 and low of 73. Sunrise at 5:46 am and sunset at 8:30 pm. []

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ARLnow Daily Debrief for Sep 28, 2023

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

A look at the smallest and largest homes sold in Arlington last month, August 2023.

For the last decade, Arlington Public Schools has tried to increase the time students with disabilities spend with their typically abled peers. Creating a more inclusive environment can benefit students…

Step into a world of flavor, creativity and philanthropy at the upcoming Halstead Food, Wine & Art Festival on Saturday, October 7 — where every moment is dedicated to giving…

At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!

At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.

If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit to learn more.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Join us for Arlington’s biggest civil rights & social justice event of the year. The banquet is back in person at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.

Our keynote speaker this year is Symone Sanders from MSNBC and former Chief of Staff for Vice-President Kamala Harris.

The Master of Ceremonies is Joshua Cole, former state delegate, NAACP President, and local pastor.

Tickets/seating are limited. Purchase your ticket today! Sponsorship opportunities available.

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Submit your own Announcement here.

Rosslyn Fall Fest

Join the Rosslyn BID for Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1-6 p.m. at Gateway Park! Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshment at our hard cider tastings and cash bar, want a bite to eat from the

The Backyard: After-School Kids Club

Join us at Church of the Covenant on Military Road every other Wednesday afternoon from 4:00-5:30pm beginning on October 18th for The Backyard: After-School Kids Club. Cost is free! The program will provide recreation, snacks, Bible stories, and other fun


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