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Rain in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Few APS Students to Remain Remote — “The number of Arlington Public Schools students using the ‘virtual-learning’ option for the coming school year will be down more than 90 percent from last year, according to new figures, owing largely in a change to how online learning is being delivered. There were 533 students in the school system’s ‘VLP’ (Virtual Learning Program) at the end of the 2021-22 school year… The families of 36 students applied for participation in the program” this year. [Sun Gazette]

Change in County Board Speaker Rules — “Previously, an individual could show up at the 8:30 a.m. meeting (either in person or ‘virtually’) and submit a speaker form prior to the last public-comment speaker wrapping up comments, usually something that occurs about 9 a.m. or slightly later. Under the new rules, sign-ups must occur before 8:15 a.m. to make the cut.” [Sun Gazette]

Group Plans New Offender Re-entry Program — “[A planned program] will provide gender-responsive and liberation-minded therapeutic services, including individual and group psychotherapy, tailored case management plans, and family reunification support to female-identifying individuals who are coming home to Alexandria, Arlington, and the City Falls Church after experiencing incarceration. Some participants may also enroll in a universal basic income pilot program that provides a monthly stipend over the course of 5 months.” [Press Release]

Pickle Purveyor Shuttering Soon — From Jessica Strelitz: “Sad news: @Number1Sons will close shop at the end of the month. No more pickles, beets or kimchi. Always a favorite at any market in Virginia. No details, but it’s a tough time for all local businesses.” [Twitter, PoPville]

Major Metro Work in N. Va. Transpo Plan — The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s massive long-range transportation draft plan is here: with 429 projects spanning all modes, totaling an estimated $75 billion in capital costs… [The draft includes] Realignment of either Metro’s Blue Line or Silver Line between Rosslyn and Union Station, via M Street NW in Georgetown, with a second rail tunnel beneath the Potomac River and a second Rosslyn Metrorail station.” [Washington Business Journal]

N. Va. Arts Agencies Aligning — “After years of ad-hoc collaborations to boost the region’s arts scene, several Northern Virginia arts agencies are forming a designated multijurisdictional alliance for the first time. The Northern Virginia Local Arts Agencies (NVLAA) — the official title of the collaboration — includes the Alexandria Office of the Arts, Arlington Cultural Affairs Office, and ArtsFairfax.” [DCist]

Murder in Seven Corners — “A woman is dead after she was set on fire outside a [Seven Corners] apartment complex Wednesday afternoon, Fairfax County Police said. Now police are trying to find the person responsible. Officers responded to the 2900 block of Willston Place around 2:45 p.m. and found the woman on fire as well as part of the apartment.” [WJLA, Washington Post]

It’s Thursday — Possible drizzle in the morning, clearing later in the day. High of 85 and low of 73. Sunrise at 6:20 am and sunset at 8:10 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

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, January 2024.

A proposed county contract aims to incentivize Arlington residents to resume buying as many solar panels as they once did. The Arlington County Board on Saturday is set to consider…

Join us for Arlington’s 30th annual Feel the Heritage Festival taking place at Charles Drew Community Center this Saturday, February 24, from noon to 5 p.m. This cherished annual event unites…

🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!

From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.

Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.

🍽️ On the Menu: Delicious French food

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The third program in our Science Meets Judaism series brings together Kol Ami member Jeremy Epstein, Assistant Director for Technologies and Privacy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Dr. Rebecca Epstein-Levi, Assistant Professor of Jewish

Live Comedy Showcase Starring D. Lo

Friday, March 8
8pm (Doors open at 7)

Crystal City Sports Pub – 3rd Floor Lounge
Arlington, VA

Come early for full Dinner and Drink Service!

Headliner:

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