‘Click It or Ticket’ Starts Tomorrow — “To help keep travelers safe, the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the national Click It or Ticket campaign. Law enforcement agencies across the country will increase enforcement efforts from November 16 – 30, 2022, to work towards reducing the number of fatalities that occur when motorists fail to buckle up.” [ACPD]
Clarendon Marijuana Dispensary Update — “The company expects its fifth store, at 2701 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, to open within the next four to six weeks, with a sixth and final site at an undisclosed location in Woodbridge set to go live by the end of March, Woloveck said. Beyond Hello’s Virginia dispensaries range between 3,500 and 8,500 square feet.” [Washington Business Journal]
DJO Runner Is a 2x State Champ — “A season that began with strong second- and third-place finishes in big races has only gotten better for Bishop O’Connell High School cross country runner Molly Weithman. The junior has now won two state championships to her credit this fall in a short two-week stretch.” [Sun Gazette]
State Housing Conference in Arlington — The 2022 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City from Nov. 16-18. The conference is billed as “Virginia’s largest housing event.” Meanwhile, the group Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions plans to rally outside the conference to “push the [Younkin] administration to stay in [Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative] to continue to reduce the energy burden on low income Virginians.”
Amazon Plans Job Cuts — “Amazon is planning to lay off approximately 10,000 employees in corporate and technology roles beginning this week, according to a report from The New York Times. Separately, The Wall Street Journal also cited a source saying the company plans to lay off thousands of employees.” [CNBC]
Va. Flu Level ‘Very High’ — “The CDC categorized Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia as having ‘very high’ levels of flu activity. Flu activity levels have not been this high this early since the 2009 swine flu pandemic.” [Axios]
Carjacking Near Arlington Border — “City of Falls Church Police are looking for a suspect described as a black male wearing a light blue or grey shirt. Before 7 p.m. in the 6700 block of Wilson Boulevard, the suspected attempted one carjacking, then carjacked a second vehicle, described as a dark blue 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.” [City of Falls Church]
It’s Tuesday — Rain starting in the afternoon. High of 47 and low of 34. Sunrise at 6:53 am and sunset at 4:56 pm. [Weather.gov]
Flickr pool photo by Jeff Vincent
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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.
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.
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!
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,
Menorah Lighting – Met Park at Amazon HQ2
Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration
Experience the festival of lights!!
*Lighting of a giant 9-foot Menorah