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Giant skeleton in a North Arlington yard (staff photo)

Amazon Donating to Abingdon ES — “To help address food insecurity in the community surrounding Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2), and support families as students go back to school, Amazon is donating more than $250,000 worth of products from Amazon Fresh to Food For Neighbors, Abingdon Elementary School, and DC Food Project to support more students facing food insecurity have access to fresh and shelf-stable food, in addition to essential toiletries.” [Amazon]

It’s Almost Officially Autumn — “On Tuesday, we prepared to enter the last third of September, what we might call the September part of September, the time when the autumn equinox usually occurs, and the time for shedding the spirit and sense of summer. Midnight Tuesday left us a little more than 33 hours until the equinox. Wednesday is autumn’s eve.” [Washington Post]

Small Apartment Fire in Fairlington Area — “There were no injuries after a small fire in the vent shaft of an apartment building in the Fairlington neighborhood on Tuesday, September 20. The Alexandria Fire Department was dispatched to the Waypoint apartment building at 2451 Menokin Drive at around 10 a.m. It took just over an hour for AFD to leave the scene.” [ALXnow]

Comic Book Burglary in Falls Church — “Someone stole an estimated tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of comic books from a store in Falls Church, Virginia, police said. A patrol unit responded to a call from the 500 block of S. Washington Street about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday and discovered Victory Comics’ front door shattered, Falls Church police said… The estimate of the stolen material has increased to around $75,000 to $100,000.” [NBC 4]

It’s Sept. 21 — Clear throughout the day. High of 84 and low of 64. Sunrise at 6:57 am and sunset at 7:09 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Friday 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…

An explosives detection K-9 celebrated his retirement at Reagan National Airport today. Messi, an 8-year-old yellow lab, was feted this morning in the historic Terminal 1 lobby with a surprise…

Walk to Lee Heights shops from 1930s Tudor on beautiful terraced lot

Arlington’s response team for people in mental health and substance use crises is on track for a substantial buildout. An additional $478,286 in federal funds would allow Arlington to hire…

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Sweeney Todd

A victim of a gross injustice that robbed him of his wife and child, Sweeney Todd sets about exacting a terrible revenge on society.

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