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Birds on power lines along Langston Blvd (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Not Guilty Verdict in Murder Case — “An Arlington County jury Tuesday deliberated for only one hour before finding a 60-year-old man not guilty of hiring a violent felon to murder his fiancee, Andrea Cincotta, in her apartment in 1998. Three jurors said afterward that they questioned why Arlington prosecutors brought the case against James Christopher Johnson.” [Washington Post]

More on Local Man’s Murder — “Kent Carter, a prominent racial-justice leader in Northern Virginia, was one of three people killed over the weekend in the Turks and Caicos Islands amid a string of violent attacks that have shaken this British territory in the Caribbean… Carter’s girlfriend survived with minor injuries, according to Cantrell. Officials said they believe one of the attackers was later killed by police. Botting said Monday that the ambush was ‘carried out by armed gang members who act without conscience.'” [Washington Post]

Two Arlington Eateries in Dining GuideRuthie’s All-Day in Arlington Heights and Mattie & Eddie’s in Pentagon City are included in Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema’s 2022 Fall Dining Guide. Both received plaudits for having both mass appeal and carefully-crafted cuisine. [Washington Post]

Airbnb Tax Change Coming — “Airbnb proudly supported House Bill 518 which requires all short-term rental platforms to collect and remit tourist taxes on behalf of Hosts starting October 1, 2022. In 2021, Airbnb collected and remitted more than $15 million in sales tax revenue to the Commonwealth.” [Airbnb]

It’s Our 3000th Anniversary — This is ARLnow’s 3000th Morning Notes post. The first was published in May 2010, four months after the site launched.

It’s Thursday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 72 and low of 51. Sunrise at 7:10 am and sunset at 6:45 pm. [Weather.gov]

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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.

A 39-year-old man is in jail after police say he broke into a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her. The alleged incident happened Friday around 7 a.m. on the 400…

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
Register in advance for this webinar

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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