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A park bench and a large spider web near the Gulf Branch Nature Center (staff photo

APS Enrollment Still Down — “Two-and-a-half years after COVID upended the international landscape and forced many American students to try and learn from home, Arlington Public Schools is still playing catchup. The school system’s official start-of-the-year count of 26,439 students in kindergarten through 12th grade is down 467 students, or 1.7 percent, from the total reported at the start of the 2019-20 school year.” [Sun Gazette]

Cars Damaged Near Wakefield High — “5000 block of S. Chesterfield Road. At approximately 7:49 a.m. on October 18, police were dispatched to the report of vandalism. Upon arrival, it was determined that between approximately 10:30 p.m. on October 17 and 7:49 a.m. on October 18, the unknown suspect(s) smashed the driver’s side windows of three vehicles. No items were reported stolen and no additional damage was reported. The victim vehicles are Honda, Subaru and Chevrolet models.” [ACPD]

Earthquake Drill Today — “More than 11 years after the Virginia earthquake that was felt by people up and down the East Coast, governments, schools and residents in Virginia will participate in the Great Southeast ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday. The Great Southeast Shakeout Earthquake Drill is part of International ShakeOut Day on Oct. 20, at 10:20 a.m. local time, when millions of people worldwide prepare for the possibility of an earthquake.” [Patch]

More on FCPD Chase into Arlington — “Armed Robbery @Homedepot Seven Corners at 1858HRS. Red F-150 VA Temp Tag… [Fairfax County police] pursuit into Old town after ramming PO. Chase up to I395 NB w/ foot bail out at Exit 10C… Driver arrested… Extensive History in Fairfax County. Felonies always Nolle Pros & sentences suspended. All fines remain unpaid.” [Twitter]

Silver Line to Dulles Opening Soon — “The second phase of the Silver Line may finally be ready to begin in time for the start of busy Thanksgiving travel, Metro announced today. But the opening of the long-anticipated and long-delayed extension into Loudoun County is pending security certifications.” [FFXnow]

It’s Thursday — Clear and cool. High of 57 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:24 am and sunset at 6:24 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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