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AI-generated image of a gondola over the Potomac near Rosslyn (via DALL-E 2)

Missing Man’s Car Found — “Mr. Surur’s vehicle was located in the Shenandoah Valley on August 16, 2022. The missing persons investigation remains open and this time, there has been no evidence to indicate foul play. We continue to ask anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to contact Detective R. Ortiz at 703-228-7402 or [email protected].” [ACPD]

Local Woman Found Dead in Utah Park — “A body discovered Saturday in Arches National Park in Utah has been identified as Ekaterina Yaroslavna Ksenjek, 33, of Arlington, Va. A release from the National Park Service on Wednesday said Ksenjek’s body was found in the Devils Garden area of the park.” [WJLA, Gephardt Daily]

Teen on Bike Struck by Car — “Bicyclist struck by driver/vehicle on Clarendon Blvd at N. Adams Street in Courthouse. Initial report is that… the victim was a teen girl. She has relatively minor injuries and is being transported to a local hospital, per scanner.” [Twitter]

D.C. Deputy Mayor’s F.C. Home — “D.C.’s Deputy Mayor Chris Geldart allegedly has an apartment in Southeast, but he is living in his Falls Church, Virginia home. FOX 5’s Sierra Fox saw him there Wednesday night with his family as she tried to give him the opportunity to speak on the assault and battery charge he is facing.” [Fox 5]

Bar Ivy Now Serving Brunch — “Bar Ivy is thrilled to debut its first-ever brunch service, beginning Sunday, October 2. The new brunch service will run all day on Sundays from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm, featuring creative West Coast-inspired, hyper-seasonal dishes and drinks enjoyed on its expansive garden plaza and airy plant-filled interior.” [Press Release]

Yume Sushi Expanding to D.C. — “YUME Hospitality Group, the team behind Arlington’s acclaimed YUME Sushi, will expand its footprint into D.C. with KYOJIN by YUME, an innovative sushi concept coming to Georgetown’s iconic Cady’s Alley at 3315 Cady’s Alley NW Suite B in early 2023. KYOJIN will feature a broader menu of executive chef and co-owner Chef Saran ‘Peter’ Kannasute’s boundary-pushing sushi and omakase.” [PoPville]

Arlington Still a Va. Tourism Force — “Though still down from pre-pandemic levels and having fallen behind Loudoun County to the No. 2 position statewide, tourism spending in Arlington rebounded in 2021 and continues to help fill county-government coffers, according to new state data. Arlington garnered $2.835 billion in tourism revenue in 2021, according to figures reported Oct. 4 by the Virginia Tourism Corp., representing 11.2 percent of all statewide domestic-tourism spending for the year.” [Sun Gazette]

The Freeway That Never Was — “Here’s an interesting proposal for the Southside Freeway in Arlington, which never came to be. This graphic is from The Washington Post printed on October 7th, 1960.” [Ghosts of DC, Twitter]

About That Image — Today’s Morning Notes post features the first AI-generated image used by ARLnow. It was generated using DALL-E 2. While there is no gondola connecting Rosslyn and Georgetown (yet), DALL-E 2 was able to imagine what one might look like.

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 73 and low of 55. Sunrise at 7:11 am and sunset at 6:43 pm. []

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Good Friday 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…

Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool for children 16 months and older. Rooted in a play-based philosophy, we focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.

Located in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a flexible parents’ day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school daily. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!

Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences–including enrichment programming such as science and movement.

CWP has been an integral part of the community for over 50 years and last year was recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine for the fourth time as the Best Preschool.

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The Potomac Roasting Company is a local micro-roaster specializing in artisan coffee. We precision roast high-quality specialty beans sourced from small farms in Latin America that are owned and operated by women. Your coffee will be roasted the way you want it and delivered fresh.

As two former Peace Corps volunteers who served in Guatemala, we founded Potomac Roasting to pursue our passion for great coffee and purpose-driven work. In addition to ethically sourcing our beans, we also donate a portion of our profits to Laila’s Legacy Animal Rescue, a DC-based nonprofit that finds homes for homeless dogs and cats.

Our current roasts come from prime coffee-producing regions of Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. We will be adding new roasts soon. If you are local, there’s a good chance we can deliver to your door. Look for us at local farmers’ markets beginning this spring. In the meantime, check us out now for better coffee and good karma in a cup. You can use the code Community and save 10%.

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Self-led Decision Making – An IFS Approach

Whenever we feel indecisive, it’s usually because different parts of ourselves see things differently and are motivated by different priorities and concerns. In fact, it’s usually the friction between these different “camps” that makes us feel stuck.

We can mediate

Free Right-Sizing Workshop – How to Get Rid of Your…

Cody Chance and Dick Nathan of Long & Foster are hosting a free workshop on the topic of “down-sizing” at their office on Cherry Hill Rd. (formerly Lee Highway) in Arlington on Thursday, February 29 from 5:30PM-7:00PM.

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