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Busy day at Mr. Wash on N. Glebe Rd. (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Rent Dips Slightly — “The median two-bedroom Arlington rental unit went for $2,523 last month, according to a survey reported Oct. 30 by Apartment List. While down 1.6 percent from a month before – marking the 21st largest tumble among the 100 urban areas in the survey – and more than twice the national dropoff of 0.7 percent, Arlington’s median rental rate remains up nearly 6 percent from a year before and just under 10 percent from where it stood at the start of COVID in March 2020.” [Sun Gazette]

Gondola Now Shirt Makes Holiday List — ARLnow’s famous Gondola Now shirt was on Washingtonian’s list of “9 DC-Themed Gifts Only a Washingtonian Would Appreciate.” To quote the article’s subhead: “We hear the gondola tee is a real icebreaker.” [Washingtonian]

Big Announcement for Arlington Firm — “Macy’s Inc. is partnering with Arlington community lending organization Momentus Capital on a program to boost the retailing giant’s supplier diversity through loans and small business support. The announcement — the first of its kind for Momentus Capital, which holds dual headquarters in Arlington and San Diego — comes just three months after it was formed through the combination of three existing organizations.” [Washington Business Journal]

Another Sign of the Season — “The Christmas tree is officially up at @FashionCtrPC. Time to get my wish list prepared for Santa!” [Twitter]

Four Courts Fundraiser in D.C. — “Officials with Irelands Four Courts are planning another fundraiser after a car crashed into a pub along Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia back in August. The second event is a benefit show set for Nov. 10 at Kelly’s Irish Times in northwest D.C.” [WJLA, Facebook]

Stormy Friday and Saturday Ahead — From Washington Weather Geeks: “We continue to keep an eye on Subtropical Storm Nicole as impacts continue to seem increasingly likely. Currently, flooding & heavy rain pose the biggest threat, with 1-3″+ of rain possible. Nicole may also bring severe storms, coastal flooding, & gusty winds. Stay tuned!” [Twitter]

Catalytic Converter Theft Ring Busted — “A New Jersey business knowingly trafficked catalytic converters stolen from around the country in a scheme that netted more than $545 million in illicit gains, federal authorities said as they announced twenty-one arrests targeting the alleged nationwide criminal enterprise. The takedown led to arrests Wednesday and searches in Oklahoma, Wyoming, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia, according to officials.” [NJ.com]

It’s Election Day — A clear day for those casting ballots, but getting a bit breezy later on before a chilly night. High of 60 and low of 45. Sunrise at 6:45 am and sunset at 5:02 pm. [Weather.gov]

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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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