Morning Notes

Pumpkins for sale at the Whole Foods in Clarendon (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Groundbreaking for I-395 Project — “Arlington County officials and representatives from VDOT and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority broke ground Wednesday on a $19.9 million project to improve bike and pedestrian access at the Boundary Channel Drive and I-395 interchange.” [Patch]

Ribbon Cutting for Affordable Apartments — “The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) recently marked the grand opening of Lucille and Bruce Terwilliger Place, the nonprofit developer’s new affordable-housing development and new home to American Legion Post 139 in the Virginia Square neighborhood. APAH was joined by its partners, funders, supporters and the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to cut the ribbon and commemorate the building’s opening.” [Sun Gazette]

Oktoberfest Event Postponed — “National Landing Oktoberfest has been POSTPONED to Saturday, October 22 due to inclement weather in the forecast on Saturday, October 1.” [Twitter]

Pedestrian Crash Stats in Arlington — A new stats compilation by a law firm lists a number of Arlington neighborhoods as being in the top 25 for the highest number of pedestrian crashes in Virginia from 2015-2022. Among them, in order, from most crashes: Clarendon, Ballston, North Rosslyn, Columbia Pike corridor, Crystal City, Wilson Blvd corridor and Courthouse. [ALXnow]

Pupatella Expanding to Capitol Hill — From the Washington Business Journal’s Michael Neibauer: “Permit issued to build out @PupatellaPizza Capitol Hill, 301 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Restaurant and bar totaling 4,020sf, with seats on the first, second and third floors. Total occupancy of 115.” [Twitter]

It’s Thursday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 68 and low of 51. Sunrise at 7:04 am and sunset at 6:56 pm. []

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After a slight weather delay, the second leaf collection pass will start tomorrow (Tuesday). Arlington County initially posted the second vacuuming could start on Saturday, Dec. 3. Despite the delay,…

Enjoy the two day curated Local Holiday Bazaar to shop local and have gifts professionally wrapped December 17-18.

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Hello Everyone — You are invited to the final meeting of NAACP Arlington Branch NAACP for 2022
When: Dec 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting — NAACP Arlington Branch
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

7:00 pm Meeting Opens.
7:30 pm Installation
8:00 pm Presentation/Q&A; by Dave Schutz on Ranked Choice Voting
8:30 pm Final Remarks and Comments by Newly Elected Members
9:00 pm Meeting Adjourns

Installation Official Robert N. Barnette, Jr. President, Virginia State Conference NAACP The President of the Virginia State Conference NAACP will serve as the Installation Official and provide remarks for our newly elected officers at the general membership.

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Join us December 10 & 11 for our Annual Handmade Holiday Workshop Series. We have a myriad of fun and festive programs from linoleum block wrapping paper printing and buttonhole book making workshops led by Eliza Clifford to a meditative grid workshop and Calligraphy Card Making with Anjelika Deogirikar. Join these wonderful artists and get creative this holiday season!

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Light Up Arlington – Clarendon Menorah Lighting

Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah! Enjoy delicious Latkes, hot cocoa, donuts and more!

Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration

Experience the festival of lights!!

*Lighting of a giant 9 foot Menorah

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.

Outstanding Young Artist


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