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The tower at Reagan National Airport on a sunny day (staff photo)

Disproportionate APS Suspensions — “Gradis White, director of school climate and culture, told the school board last week that the county had disproportionality in suspension rates based on race/ethnicity, students with disabilities and English language learners during the 2021-22 school year. The trends are consistent across grade levels, he said.” [WTOP]

Teen Petitions for Safer Crossings — ” There have been four crashes at the intersection of Langston Boulevard and John Marshall Drive in Arlington, Virginia so far this year, according to Arlington County Police. Chase Rosen, 16, says he witnessed one of those crashes… now, Rosen said he wants to make a difference. He has started a petition, which has more than 500 signatures already, to try and get Arlington County to add flashing pedestrian lights.” [WJLA]

Fmr. Official Defends F.C. Home — “A D.C. deputy mayor — who resigned this week after a personal trainer accused him of assault and a resulting police statement triggered questions about whether he was living in D.C. — defended his living arrangement, saying in an interview that he was staying part time with a friend to meet the requirement that high-level officials live within city limits.Chris Geldart, who stepped down Wednesday as D.C. deputy mayor for public safety and justice, said he was ‘geo bacheloring.'” [Washington Post]

NAACP Award Nominations Open — “The NAACP Arlington Branch is inviting the public to nominate a person or organization for its 2022 awards. The awards will be announced at the NAACP Arlington Branch’s Freedom Fund Virtual Banquet on Dec. 14. The deadline for submitting a nomination for the awards is Thursday, Dec. 1.” [Patch]

Int’l Event at Pentagon City Mall — “On October 22, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will host its annual Mosaic International Showcase highlighting live entertainment from more than eight cultures featuring traditional music and dance from Bavaria, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Ireland the Philippines and more!  The event will be held on Metro Level, Dining Pavilion from 12-5PM.” [Simon]

It’s Tuesday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 54 and low of 41. Sunrise at 7:22 am and sunset at 6:27 pm. []

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There’s no official word on its website, but it looks like Bar Ivy in Clarendon may have closed permanently.

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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