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A crew boat passes by Rosslyn along the Potomac River (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Bus Stop Crowding Concerns — “Dozens of parents in Arlington County, Virginia, are worried their children’s bus stop is an accident waiting to happen. Nearly 100 elementary-age students converge on a single bus stop each day along Columbia Pike, many guided by parents who are worried about their young kids near the busy road.” [NBC 4]

New Boosters Available for Kids — From Arlington County: “Updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters are now available for 5-11 year-olds — find a location near you at http://vaccines.gov. Check back next week for availability at the Arlington County Public Health clinic.” [Twitter]

Another Gun Nabbed at DCA — “On Wednesday, a Fauquier County man was prevented by TSA officers from bringing a 9mm gun loaded with eight bullets, including one in the chamber, onto a flight at Reagan National Airport. The loaded gun was detected among the man’s carry-on items.” [Patch]

Realtors Predict Softer Market — “We won’t have the same wild bidding wars as before and there won’t be those huge price surges of homes we had in 2020 and 2021. We will have a typical winter slowdown with fewer homes on the market and fewer buyers. Higher interest rates will dampen the chance for people to buy.” [Sun Gazette]

Pentagon Row Night Market — “A night market featuring some of DC’s top Asian and Asian-American chefs is coming to Arlington on Saturday, October 15. Chefs Kevin Tien (Hot Lola’s, Moon Rabbit) and Tim Ma (Lucky Danger) have assembled a lineup of industry friends and peers for the mini-food festival at Westpost (formerly Pentagon Row). Partial proceeds will benefit their anti-Asian racism organization, Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate.” [Washingtonian]

Scholarship for MU Student — “When Marymount University senior Emma Naing was selected in July to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Network of Executive Women In Hospitality’s Washington, D.C., Metropolitan chapter, she felt both excitement and relief… Naing grew up in Myanmar, and originally studied interior design at LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore before furthering her education in the U.S.” [Marymount University]

When Happiness Peaks in Va. — “Mixbook… took a deeper look to understand better when the average American believed they had attained peak life satisfaction — happiness with the trajectory of their lives, jobs, friends, family, and relationships. They surveyed 3,442 respondents aged 65 and over, discovering that the average Virginian finds their peak life satisfaction at the age of 43. This is compared to a national average of age 44.” [Mixbook]

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 65 and low of 48. Sunrise at 7:18 am and sunset at 6:33 pm. [Weather.gov]

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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
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.

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