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Cranes and clouds (Flickr pool photo by Jeff Vincent)

‘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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Hello Everyone — You are invited to the final meeting of NAACP Arlington Branch NAACP for 2022
When: Dec 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting — NAACP Arlington Branch
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

7:00 pm Meeting Opens.
7:30 pm Installation
8:00 pm Presentation/Q&A; by Dave Schutz on Ranked Choice Voting
8:30 pm Final Remarks and Comments by Newly Elected Members
9:00 pm Meeting Adjourns

Installation Official Robert N. Barnette, Jr. President, Virginia State Conference NAACP The President of the Virginia State Conference NAACP will serve as the Installation Official and provide remarks for our newly elected officers at the general membership.

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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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