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Sunset near the U.S. Air Force Memorial (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

VHC Expanding Beyond Arlington — “As part of its expansion efforts, VHC Health will add several new healthcare locations throughout Northern Virginia – physician practices, imaging centers, outpatient surgery facilities and a free-standing emergency department. In 2023, VHC Health will open a $250 million Outpatient Pavilion, and over the next two years, VHC Health Physicians will open more than 20 additional service locations throughout the region.” [Press Release]

Library Opens Zoom Room — “There is a new option for Arlington residents and visitors who need an internet connection and privacy for virtual meetings. Arlington Public Library will open The Teleconnect Space at Columbia Pike Library, in partnership with the Arlington County Department of Community Planning, Housing, and Development (CPHD) and the Department of Technology Services (DTS).” [Arlington County]

Food Scrap Program ‘Underutilized’ — “Grabowsky, who does his own composting at his South Arlington home, acknowledged that the program ‘is underutilized,’ perhaps 40-45 percent of homes, according to audits. The county ‘would like to see it reach the same’ participation rate as general recycling, 85-90 percent. When he spotted a neighbor putting her small caddy on the curb empty, as if to get rid of it, Grabowsky tactfully placed a composting brochure on her door. ‘We just have to do a consistently better job of educating the public.'” [Falls Church News-Press]

Marymount Sees Application Surge — “Leading up to the Fall 2022 semester, a total of 3,551 applications were submitted from prospective students – a 44 percent jump from the 2,462 applications that the University received prior to the 2021-2022 academic year. This data represents both the largest total number of applications that Marymount has received as well as the highest year-to-year growth percentage in applications received over the last 16 years of recorded admissions data available.” [Press Release]

Church Near Ballston Turns 150 — “First Presbyterian Church of Arlington kicked off its sesquicentennial celebration with a picnic and concert on the church grounds on Aug. 28, and has additional events in the pipeline to celebrate 150 years of service to parishioners and the community.” [Sun Gazette]

Payphone Down in Pentagon City — From @CartChaos22202: “The old ⁦@Verizon⁩ pay phone outside of ⁦@FashionCtrPC⁩ + the ⁦@RitzCarlton⁩ Pentagon City has been toppled.” [Twitter]

HS Football Roundup — “The Yorktown Patriots bounced back with a lopsided victory in high-school football action the night of Sept. 1, while the Washington-Liberty Generals and Wakefield Warriors lost the same evening. All three games were non-district contests.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s WednesdayUpdated at 7:55 a.m. — Overcast throughout the day with some rain showers. High of 76 and low of 69. Sunrise at 6:44 am and sunset at 7:31 pm. []

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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…

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

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Headliner: Casey James Salengo

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