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Workers on the golf course in the morning mist at Washington Golf and Country Club (staff photo)

Rosslyn-Based Tech News Site Closing — “Protocol, the upstart technology news website launched by former Politico owner and publisher Robert Allbritton in early 2020, will shutter later this week and lay off dozens of staffers, people familiar with the matter told CNN on Tuesday.” Protocol just published this article on Arlington and HQ2. [CNN]

Clarendon Project Nearing Approvals — “One of several of major redevelopments that would densify Clarendon is advancing to the final stages of Arlington County’s formal approval process. Reston-based Orr Partners LLC’s designs to demolish and redevelop the old, single-story Joyce Motors auto repair shop… have been winding their way through the county’s planning pipeline since 2019. Project planning is nearing the finish line, anticipated to go before the Planning Commission and then Board of Supervisors in January.” [Washington Business Journal]

Western Pike Construction Wraps Up — “Construction has concluded on the west end of Columbia Pike to provide a safer pedestrian and transit experience with the completion of Segment H & I of the Columbia Pike Multimodal Street Improvements project. County officials, local community leaders, representatives from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and artist Donald Lipski gathered at the base of Lipski’s sculpture, The Pike, to celebrate the completion of road improvements from this segment on Monday.” [Arlington County]

Road Closures This Weekend — “The Arlington County Police Department will conduct road closures to accommodate two upcoming events taking place [this weekend]. The 8th annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson Memorial 5k & Family Fun Day will take place in the Yorktown neighborhood on Saturday, November 19, beginning at 9:00 a.m… The 2022 Girls on the Run 5k Race will take place in the Ballston-Virginia Square neighborhood on Sunday, November 20, and will begin at 8:30 a.m.” [ACPD]

Metro Safety Group Probing Smoke Incidents — “The WMSC is also examining Metrorail’s response to reports of smoke at Court House Station on November 7 and at Shaw-Howard U Station on November 10.” [Twitter, Twitter]

Silver Line to Dulles Now Open — “It’s official: after years of rising costs and an ever-lengthening construction timeline, the second phase of Metro’s Silver Line has opened to the public. A train pulled out of the new Dulles International Airport station for the first time shortly after noon following a celebration this morning, where local, state and regional leaders gathered to mark the opening of the 11.4-mile extension of the rail line into Loudoun County.” [FFXnow, WMATA]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 51 and low of 37. Sunrise at 6:54 am and sunset at 4:55 pm. [Weather.gov]

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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
Register in advance for this webinar

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.

Outstanding Young Artist

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