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Sunset along the Mt. Vernon Trail (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Biden Visits Arlington — “President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden helped pack presents for children and encouraged holiday cheer as the White House marked the 75th anniversary of Toys for Tots at an event hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The event at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in northern Virginia is part of Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative.” [Associated Press]

W-L Wins Choir Contest — “Thanks to all of the votes from YOU, @WLchoirs was selected the winner of the WASH-FM Christmas Choir Competition!” [Twitter, WASH-FM]

Armed Sneaker Robbery in Pentagon City — “At approximately 3:38 p.m. on December 11, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined the four unknown suspects approached the two male victims and asked about purchasing one of the victim’s sneakers. The victim declined and the groups separated. The suspects later reapproached the victims and demanded their property, during which two of the suspects lifted their shirts to display firearms in their waistbands. The suspects then stole sneakers, headphones, and a wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash, a bank card and personal items, before fleeing the scene on foot.” [ACPD]

Wrong-Way Crash on I-395 — From Dave Statter: “#caughtoncamera: Wrong way driver on I-395S Exit 9 (Boundary Channel) ramp pulls into traffic & immediately gets hit at 3:00 am Sunday. Crazy & scary stuff.” [Twitter]

Va. Tree Legislation Unlikely — “One member of the Arlington delegation to the General Assembly says environmental activists shouldn’t expect any major legislation on tree issues coming out of Richmond in 2023. ‘We’ll have a difficult time,’ said Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), speaking at the Dec. 6 work session between legislators and the County Board. He blamed ‘the dynamics in the House’ – presumably meaning the Republican majority in the House of Delegates – for the hold-up.” [Sun Gazette]

Holiday Anti-DUI Campaign — “The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to remind motorists it is always the season to protect yourself and others from the dangers of drunk driving… From December 14, 2022 – January 1, 2023, motorists nationwide can expect to see increased messaging about the dangers of driving under the influence, coupled with increased saturation patrols to identify and apprehend impaired drivers.” [ACPD]

Lyon Village Cat Drama Remembered — “Flashback to this proto-NextDoor anonymous letter I received in my mailbox shortly after I moved into my house over 10yrs ago, in which judgment was cast on ‘my’ large, predatory cat that had ‘singlehandedly destroyed the neighborhood bird population.’ I did not own a cat.” [Twitter]

Conditions Right for White Christmas — “If you fancy a white Christmas, the nation’s capital is far from a reliable location… But the chance of a white Christmas appears to be higher this year. The major storm sweeping across the country is setting up a pattern realignment that should promote a cold and possibly stormy week leading up to Christmas. The trend toward colder and stormier weather has already begun.” [Capital Weather Gang]

It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 43 and low of 28. Sunrise at 7:20 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. []

Recent Stories

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Join MoCA Arlington Summer Camps at Marymount University and learn the fundamentals of handbuilding, throwing on a wheel, glazing, and much more. In this two-week course, students will explore hand building techniques, wheel throwing, and strengthen ideas that exemplify individual artist expression guided by professional working artists. Students of all skill levels are welcome!

Visit MoCA Arlington’s Website here and the registration page to secure your space today!

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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.

Join ACFCU’s mortgage loan officers

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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