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Rainy day in traffic along I-395, with the Air Force Memorial and the Arlington Nat’l Cemetery expansion project in the background (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Celebration for Completed Road Work — “The public and media are invited to join Arlington County in celebrating the completion of Segments H & I (from the Arlington County line to Four Mile Run Drive) of the Columbia Pike Multimodal Improvements Project. The ceremony will take place at The Pike sculpture located on the corner of Columbia Pike and South Jefferson Street. The event represents the culmination of two years of construction to improve the pedestrian, transit, and driver safety of the westernmost end of Columbia Pike.” [Arlington County]

CivFed Draft Resolution Blasts County — “A proposed resolution to be considered by the Arlington County Civic Federation makes it clear: Some people are really, really upset with the way the county’s leaders appear to be marginalizing voices that either don’t support their policies, or simply want to add input. ‘It appears to many residents that the current community-engagement methods are unevenly applied or have fundamentally changed and no longer consistently include critical engagement principles and features,’ the draft resolution noted.” [Sun Gazette]

Some Ballot Dropbox May Be Dropped — “In its efforts to maintain all current 24-hour voting dropboxes sprinkled across the community, the Arlington County Democratic Committee may be going down, but it won’t be going down without a fight. Party leaders on Nov. 2 said that, once the Nov. 8 election was over, they planned a ‘call to action’ in support of maintaining the nine dropboxes that have been in use across the county during recent years.” [Sun Gazette]

Arlington Missed Connection — “I was walking toward Sushi Rock in Court House just after 6 pm on Saturday, 11/5. I was on Clarendon Blvd near N Courthouse Rd (across from the all the construction with the closed sidewalk) when I locked eyes with an attractive man. I kept walking, but quickly regretted not turning around to talk to him.” [PoPville]

Local Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving — “Spending hours preparing and cleaning up after a big dinner isn’t for everyone. For those who want to skip the fuss, several restaurants open Thanksgiving Day in Arlington will cook turkey dinner — or something else entirely. Restaurants open for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 24, offer a range of dining experiences, from fine dining to fast casual to fast food.” [Patch]

Shooting Near Arlington Border Updated at 8:10 a.m. — From Henry Bright: “Shooting in Bailey’s Crossroads. ~0040E: Mason patrol officers dispatched to 3500 blk of S George Mason Dr (very near Arl Co line) after caller reported being shot. He was uncooperative in describing the circumstances, and is going to VHC with NLT inj. 1 detained, gun recovered.” [Twitter]

It’s Friday — Rain throughout the day, with gusty winds and heavy downpours at times. High of 73 and low of 60. Sunrise at 6:48 am and sunset at 4:59 pm. [Weather.gov]

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