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Raindrops on a Japanese maple leaf in Freedom Park in Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Local NAACP VP KilledUpdated at 9:15 a.m. — “FOX 5 has learned that Kent Carter – a prominent community leader and realtor from Arlington – was killed while on vacation in Turks and Caicos. The Arlington County NAACP confirms Carter was killed when a vehicle he was traveling in was ambushed. Police in Turks and Caicos say the car was on its way back from an excursion when a group of men with guns opened fire on the vehicle – killing Carter – an innocent bystander.” [Fox 5, NAACP Arlington Branch]

Viral Video Stems from Arlington Eluding — “The Fairfax County Police Department is conducting an administrative review of a traffic stop on Richmond Highway this past weekend, video from which was posted on social media… According to the Arlington County Police Department, the vehicle had been entered into the NCIC after someone driving it fled from an attempted traffic stop near Crystal City for an expired registration.” [FFXnow]

Students Get Rowdy Before Holiday — “Police are on scene of the McDonald’s and the Safeway parking lot in Bluemont, for a report of a group of nearly 100 roving teenagers causing a disruption, per scanner. Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, an off day for Arlington Public Schools.” [Twitter]

Republicans Frown on ‘Missing Middle’ — “Arlington’s Republican faithful are largely, but far from unanimously, opposed to the county government’s planned elimination of single-family zoning known colloquially as Missing Middle. A survey of Arlington County Republican Committee members conducted online in September found 60 percent ‘strongly oppose’ the zoning change, while 12 percent ‘somewhat oppose’ it. A total of 14 percent support the measure either somewhat or strongly, and 14 percent are undecided.” [Sun Gazette]

Chase Ends on 14th Street Bridge — From Dave Statter: “Watch: End of @VSPPIO chase just before 1 a.m. from Woodbridge to 14th St Bridge. Speeds at times more than 130. Civilian & trooper vehicles hit before bridge. Arrest on the bridge.” [Twitter]

Metro Cracking Down on Evaders — “Metro has a message for fare evaders: operating buses and trains isn’t free. Customers riding Metrobus and Metrorail are required to pay fares and will be warned accordingly. Starting Oct. 4 your Metro will begin a warning campaign to alert people who neglect to pay fares that there are fines associated with fare evasion in each jurisdiction. The warning campaign will begin with notices displayed on digital signs throughout the system.” [WMATA]

O’Leary’s Election Prediction — “Former county treasurer Frank O’Leary on Sept. 29 issued his first turnout prediction of the season. ‘My bet is that between 74,000 and 78,000 of the approximately 155,000 active voters will participate in the election,’ said O’Leary who has made predicting turnout (and sometimes results) a pastime in recent years. That would be a ‘relatively low’ turnout by county standards, O’Leary said.” [Sun Gazette]

Eden Center Theft Warning — “The City of Falls Church Police Department is investigating a series of thefts occurring at or around the Eden Center… The victims are approached under a ruse, usually by the suspects trying to sell them fake jewelry, asking for directions, asking to pray with them, or even wanting a hug.” [City of Falls Church]

It’s Wednesday — Possible drizzle in the morning. High of 61 and low of 51. Sunrise at 7:09 am and sunset at 6:46 pm. []

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Good Wednesday 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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Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.

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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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!

This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.

100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.

For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at

Submit your own Announcement here.

Holiday Art Show

Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to

Christmas Tree Sales

2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin

Saturday, December 2

Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.

Sale Hours:

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