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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.” []

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. []

Recent Stories

Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. đź•— News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

A look at the most and least expensive single-family homes sold in Arlington last month, November 2023.

Eighteen properties formerly within a special “revitalization district” in Cherrydale will soon officially be eligible for redevelopment with 2- to 6-unit homes. On Monday, the Arlington Planning Commission unanimously adopted…

Confused with federal paperwork? Statutes of Liberty breaks down agencies that are involved with immigration.

About Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT): Latinas Leading Tomorrow is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina women through education, mentorship, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a community of future leaders who will make a significant impact to the community.

Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee program operations, including educational and community initiatives.
Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining trust and accountability.
Develop and execute a strategic vision aligned with our mission and values.
Lead fundraising efforts in partnership with the Board Members.
Cultivate relationships with community partners, schools, educators, and donors.
Demonstrate strong leadership skills, fostering a positive organizational culture.
Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and make compelling public presentations.
Promote inclusivity and collaboration throughout the organization.

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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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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

Live Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live,…

Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Friday, December 29

Headliner: Casey James Salengo

Casey James Salengo is a NYC-based comedian who’s been featured on Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, This Week at the Cellar,


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