Ramp Closing for VDOT Project — “Beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-395 to westbound Boundary Channel Drive (Exit 10A) will be closed for several months as part of the Boundary Channel Drive at I-395 Interchange Improvements project… Drivers will be able to access westbound Boundary Channel Drive via the southbound I-395 Exit 9 (Clark Street) ramp, where there will be a temporary stop sign for left turns onto westbound Boundary Channel. This traffic pattern will be in place until mid-2023.” [VDOT]
Overturned Vehicle Near Pentagon City — “Scanner: ACFD is on scene of a vehicle flipped on its side near Pentagon City, at the rear of the Horizon House condo complex along S. Nash Street. Elderly male driver was removed from the vehicle and is being evaluated for injuries.” [Twitter]
County Historic Preservation Grants — “Arlington County has launched the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), a competitive grant program that will support community and individual projects related to Arlington’s history, built environment, and cultural heritage. The application period is now open. It closes on April 28, 2023.” [Arlington County]
State Readies HQ2 Grants — “Amazon.com Inc. on July 1 will be due a first round of incentive payments from Virginia, just shy of five years after the e-commerce giant agreed to build a $2.5 billion second headquarters in Arlington and create thousands of new jobs. In his revised two-year budget bill now before the General Assembly’s appropriations committees, Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposes to set aside $78 million in the Major Headquarters Workforce Grant Fund for Amazon.” [Washington Business Journal]
Jeff Bezos in Town — “Several well-placed sources tell me Jeff Bezos was at Washington Post headquarters today, meeting with publisher and C.E.O. Fred Ryan. The visit comes after months of internal frustrations with Ryan’s leadership, and a fallout between Ryan and executive editor Sally Buzbee over the direction of the paper.” [Puck, Twitter]
Big Round for Local Startup — “Arlington-based EarthOptics, a soil tester that uses satellite imagery and machine learning to create detailed carbon maps of farms, raised a $27.6 million funding round to grow internationally and meet what it says has been a fast-growing market demand in just the past year.” [Washington Business Journal]
Where Arlington Ends & D.C. Begins — From WAMU’s Jordan Pascale: “[Today] I learned that the traffic circle outside of Arlington Cemetery is actually still Washington D.C.” [Twitter]
It’s Thursday — Rain until evening. High of 54 and low of 39. Sunrise at 7:25 am and sunset at 5:16 pm. [Weather.gov]
A stranger tried to lure a Williamsburg Middle School student into her car during Friday’s dismissal, according to police. Arlington County police are so far classifying the incident as “suspicious,”…
A large fire department and police response is on scene at a fatal house fire in McLean, near the Arlington border. The fire was reported around 9:15 a.m. on the…
Last week ARLnow received an interesting reader email. The writer’s suggestion: we should beautify Arlington County by encouraging those with inflatable holiday decorations to keep them inflated at all times,…
Palestine Rally in Pentagon City — On Saturday afternoon: “Palestine rally at S. Hayes + Army Navy Drive in Pentagon City. Expect delays.” [Twitter, Twitter, Twitter] VHC Details New Facility…
About Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT): Latinas Leading Tomorrow is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina women through education, mentorship, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a community of future leaders who will make a significant impact to the community.
Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.
Oversee program operations, including educational and community initiatives.
Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining trust and accountability.
Develop and execute a strategic vision aligned with our mission and values.
Lead fundraising efforts in partnership with the Board Members.
Cultivate relationships with community partners, schools, educators, and donors.
Demonstrate strong leadership skills, fostering a positive organizational culture.
Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and make compelling public presentations.
Promote inclusivity and collaboration throughout the organization.
Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.
Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.
Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.
Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!
Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live)
Friday, December 29
Headliner: Casey James Salengo
Casey James Salengo is a NYC-based comedian who’s been featured on Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, This Week at the Cellar,
Menorah Lighting – Met Park at Amazon HQ2
Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration
Experience the festival of lights!!
*Lighting of a giant 9-foot Menorah