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Anti-Missing Middle Rally — “Hundreds of people gathered in Arlington Sunday afternoon to protest a Missing Middle housing proposal that opponents complained is ‘deeply flawed’ and is getting rushed through the county’s approval process.” [Patch]

New Deputy Police Chiefs — “Arlington County Police Chief Andy Penn is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain LaTasha Chamberlain and Captain David Giroux to the position of Deputy Chief of Police… The appointments follow the retirements of two long-term Deputy Chiefs. Deputy Chief Daniel Murray, the agency’s longest tenured member, retired in January 2023 following 45 years of dedicated service and Deputy Chief Michael Dunne retired in June 2022 following 38 years of dedicated service.” [ACPD]

CA Challenger Announces Bid — “Her name never passed his lips, but incumbent Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Deghani-Tafti was in the crosshairs of challenger Josh Katcher as he formally kicked off his bid to unseat her. ‘We are falling short – we are failing to execute on the process of 21st-century criminal justice,’ Katcher said during remarks Jan. 4 at the Arlington County Democratic Committee.” [Sun Gazette]

State Sen. Challenger Announces — “Attorney James DeVita on Jan. 4 launched a bid to unseat state Sen. Adam Ebbin in what, owing to redistricting, will henceforth be called the 39th Senate District. ‘Politics should be about ideas,’ DeVita said at the monthly meeting of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, pressing issues ranging from decriminalization of drug possession to green energy to tackling hunger and homelessness.” [Sun Gazette]

Wakefield Football Coach Departs — “Darrell Weeks, the Wakefield High School head football coach for the 2022 season, has stepped down. Weeks informed his players of that decision the afternoon of Jan. 4. Wakefield finished 0-10 during the fall season. Weeks desired to return as the Warriors coach, but said he decided to leave when he was not allowed to hire or keep couple of top assistant coaches he wanted on his staff for the 2023 campaign.” [Sun Gazette]

Trade Group Leaving Arlington — “Health care trade group Healthcare Distribution Alliance is kicking off the new year with new digs in downtown D.C. The organization is leaving its longtime home in Arlington for 13,000 square feet at 1275 Pennsylvania Ave. NW… HDA has been headquartered at 901 N. Glebe Road for roughly two decades, having last renewed its lease there in 2014.” [Washington Business Journal]

Reckless Driver Causes Crash — From Dave Statter: “#caughtoncamera: Nothing like going across I-395S from the left lane to the right to get to the exit you missed & then driving off from the 3 car crash you created. A brilliant move!” [Twitter]

Popcorn Shop Coming to Seven Corners — “A new gourmet popcorn shop is coming next year to Seven Corners Shopping Center. Coming from the team behind Jake’s Ice Cream in Falls Church, Jake’s Gourmet Popcorn is slated to open next year at 6201 Seven Corners Center next to Michael’s… ย the team will continue its commitment to to hire people with disabilities.” [FFXnow]

It’s Monday — Clear and sunny. High of 45 and low of 37. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:05 pm. []

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Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.

To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!

We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!

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Our archery classes start with the Explore Archery program. This is a six week course, with 60 minute classes for new archers ages 8 to 12.

Our indoor archery program is fun, rewarding and developmentally progressive. These classes are focused


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