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A clear fall day at the Liberty gas station on N. Glebe Road (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Ribbon Cutting for Ballston Project — “The public and the media are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Ballston Multimodal Improvements project at the Ballston Metrorail Station. The event represents the end of two years of construction to upgrade the layout of bus bay terminals on Fairfax Drive and North Stuart Street. The improvements include extending the public plaza for pedestrians, dedicated bus bays for faster entry and exit of buses, upgraded bus shelters, and new signage and lighting.” [Arlington County]

YHS Grad Passes Away — “Thursday, Nov. 10, Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler announced that Alexander Gil ’26 passed away. The announcement came after the William and Mary Police Department responded to a medical emergency at the Botetourt Complex early Thursday. Gil was a freshman from Arlington, VA interested in pursuing international relations. Gil graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington, VA and was involved with the baseball and swim teams. Gil also served as a referee for the Arlington Soccer Association.” [The Flat Hat, Dignity Memorial]

CivFed OKs Governance Change Recs — “Despite a surprising number of ‘no’ votes that seemed to catch proponents by surprise, delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation on Nov. 15 approved a package of proposed changes to county governance. The adopted proposal has no force of law, but it may help set the stage for future discussion with organizations and individuals that hold the power to adopt, or effectively veto, specific recommendations.” [Sun Gazette]

Merger for Arlington Cybersecurity Firm — “Arlington IT cybersecurity company C3 Integrated Solutions has merged with Massachusetts cyber firm Steel Root in a deal that brings together two companies with similar missions of helping government contractors strengthen their cyber defenses.” [Washington Business Journal]

High School Football Playoff Update — “Of the three Arlington football teams that participated in first-round 6D North Region tournament playoff games Nov. 11 and 12, the Yorktown Patriots rallied to win in the second half of their high-school contest, and the Washington-Liberty Generals and Bishop O’Connell Knights suffered blowout losses… Yorktown will face two-time defending champion Madison (8-3) in Vienna on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in a region semifinal game.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Thursday — Clear and cold throughout the day. High of 47 and low of 33. Sunrise at 6:55 am and sunset at 4:55 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

‘Tis the season to get tipsy with cozy cocktails and two-buck beers. B Live, the live music venue and restaurant in the old Whitlow’s on Wilson space at 2854 Wilson…

Four people suffered minor injuries Wednesday night during a pellet gun drive-by shooting. The incident happened on the 3200 block of Columbia Pike, just east of S. Glebe Road, around…

A pedestrian bridge in the Rosslyn area is closed after inspectors founds something worrisome. The bridge over Route 50, connecting N. Fairfax Drive and Fort Myer Drive in the Radnor-Fort…

Morning Notes

County Preps for Winter Weather — “Area meteorologists have predicted a somewhat below average total for seasonal snow accumulation in the region. That would be the sixth time in the…

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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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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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