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Rainy day in Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

New Amazon Skills Center — “Amazon’s cloud computing arm will open a training facility in Arlington’s Crystal City neighborhood this month, the company said, part of its effort to engage with area residents and expand the local tech workforce as it builds a new headquarters nearby.” [Washington Post, Amazon, WJLA]

Deputy Mayor Out After Alleged Assault — “Chris Geldart is out as D.C.’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice after a personal trainer alleged in a criminal complaint that the city official assaulted him and questions emerged over whether he was violating the requirement that cabinet members reside within city limits.” [Washington Post]

Weak Earthquake Shakes Region — “A tiny earthquake struck near the town of Sykesville, in northern Maryland, on Tuesday night. The tremor was centered about 20 miles west of Baltimore and 30 miles north of Washington. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the weak quake was rated magnitude 2, and that it occurred at a depth of 3.1 miles. Hundreds of people reported feeling the earthquake, which struck at 11:49 p.m.” [Capital Weather Gang]

Real Estate Appeal ‘Deluge’ –“A deluge of appeals and a county-staffing shortage will require the Arlington County Board to extend the term of the Board of Equalization of Real Estate Appeals by two weeks. Under a county ordinance, the panel can hear appeals of real-estate assessments through Oct. 31, when its authority ceases. But county officials acknowledge there is little chance the body will be able to work its way through remaining cases by then.” [Sun Gazette]

GW Parkway Crash — “ACFD responding to a three vehicle crash on the GW Parkway near the exit to the airport. Reports of one vehicle overturned but everyone out of the vehicle and only minor injuries.” The crash appears to have taken place in a work zone. [Twitter]

Office Tenant Moving to Shirlington — “Federal Realty Investment Trust announces newly signed Washington Workplace to its recently renovated The Offices at The Village at Shirlington (The Offices), located at 2700 South Quincy Street in Arlington, Virginia. Washington Workplace will relocate from 2300 South Ninth Street in the Penrose community of Arlington into a 2,200-square-foot space on December 1.” [Press Release]

County Combating Opioid Crisis — “It may be a case of swimming upstream against a national tsunami, but Arlington officials said collaborative efforts are paying dividends in trying to stem the impact of opioid addiction in the community. ‘This is in fact a crisis, but we as a community are addressing it,’ said Suzanne Somerville of the county government’s Department of Human Services, who spoke at the annual meeting of Arlington County Crime Solvers, held Oct. 6 in Shirlington.” [InsideNova]

F.C. OKs Tax Dollars for Movie Theater — “Lawmakers in Falls Church voted Tuesday night to approve a deal that would grant up to half a million dollars in tax revenue each year for a long-awaited movie theater in this tiny Northern Virginia suburb. The unusual economic-incentives deal had been subject to criticism from some residents and city leaders who questioned whether funding a movie theater was an appropriate use of city money.” [Washington Post]

Cider Fest Moved Indoors — “Join us at tomorrow’s Rosslyn Cider Fest! The event has been moved to @TheViewofDC, entrance right at Central Place Plaza, due to weather forecast.” [Twitter]

It’s Thursday — Rain until evening. High of 66 and low of 60. Sunrise at 7:17 am and sunset at 6:34 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Take a tour of the Courthouse neighborhood and explore two local favorites of Sallie Seiy, your guide in the latest Neighborhood Spotlight.

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…

The Arlington County Board and the Human Rights Commission are at odds over whether commissioners had the right to request an investigation into possible human and civil rights violations at…

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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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