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Leaf collection underway in Westover (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Safety Changes for Deadly Intersection — “Neighbors say Gwendolyn Hayes was the third pedestrian killed near the Little Falls Road and John Marshall Drive intersection and they waited more than a month after her death to hear plans to improve safety there… Arlington County officials revealed the results of a month-long study of the Vision Zero Critical Crash team. The plan is to add more bollards around medians and curbs, adding a darker crosswalk markings and more crossing signs… The county has planned a four way stop sign evaluation — to be completed in 2023.” [WJLA]

CivFed Accountability Resolution — “A proposal by five former presidents of the Arlington County Civic Federation to demand more accountability of county-government leaders itself has run into criticism from some quarters. And the result could be a grab-your-popcorn-here-comes-a-battle December meeting as the measure is considered for a vote by the Civic Federation’s membership. The five leaders have penned a lengthy resolution, backed up by hundreds of footnotes, suggesting that the longstanding ‘Arlington Way’ of bottom-up style of governance has been displaced by county leaders (elected and appointed) pushing their agendas on the population without listening to the public.” [Sun Gazette]

Evening Rush Hour Crash on I-66 — “66EB all lanes blocked in the tunnel due to crash. Delays extend past Glebe Rd nearly to East Falls Church/Langston Blvd. Traffic is being diverted into Rosslyn via exit 73.” [Twitter]

Real Estate Market Is Mixed Bag — “Home sales across Arlington are down, down, down, but that doesn’t mean buyers aren’t willing to open their checkbooks to get a property they really want, according to new data. The average sales price of single-family homes that went to closing across the county in October rose by a double-digit figure even as sales were down by more than a third from a year ago, according to new data.” [Twitter]

Big Donation for VHC — “The Arlington health system, formerly called Virginia Hospital Center, has received $5 million from local entrepreneur and philanthropist Suzanne Hanas. In making the donation, Hanas said the health care system has an ‘immense need’ for services that support people at the end of life, as well as those battling serious illnesses or recovering from medical procedures.” [Washington Business Journal]

Streetcar Cancellation 8th Anniversary — On this day in 2014, the Arlington County Board voted 4-1 to cancel the controversial Columbia Pike streetcar project. The cancellation followed the reelection of independent County Board member and streetcar critic John Vihstadt. [ARLnow]

Reminder: Santa Is Back — “Santa Claus is coming to town — sooner than you might expect. Santa is set to start snapping photos with children at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City on Friday, Nov. 18, according to the mall’s website. Santa will be stationed on the first level of the mall near Nordstrom.” [ARLnow]

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 48 and low of 30. Sunrise at 6:56 am and sunset at 4:54 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…

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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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