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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. []

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The 44th Leeway Overlee Community Day and Yard Sale will be along the John Marshall Drive/Ohio Street greenway on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The community will be out in force to exchange information and greetings, sell unneeded household items, and pick up a few bargains.

About 100 families set up tables for the festivities, which take place along the six-block stretch of the greenway from near Langston Blvd. to Washington Blvd. Attendance is free, but a $10 fee will be collected from individuals and families selling household items during the event. Ensure that all goods and rubbish are removed from the greenway by 1 p.m. Leave dogs at home.

For more info, call 703-532-6101. If planning to sell, start labeling your items for sale NOW! Event will take place as long as there is not active rain. Rain date is June 10.

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Sat, June 3rd I 3:30 pm / Shows 5:50 pm I Kenmore Auditorium I Glencarlyn

The 36th Festival Argentino USA celebrates Argentine Day and Cultural Freedom. The folkloric group Los 4 de Córdoba and 25 more artists from Argentina, World, and Solidarity Tribute, 200 years of friendship between USA and Argentina!.

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Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved.

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4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Treat yourself this Independence Day with a world-class, private 4th of July extravaganza at the Military Women’s Memorial – a premier National Capital Region site.

Great food, fun, and the best views of Washington DC’s spectacular fireworks display. Relax, enjoy,


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