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The pedestrian overpass in Shirlington on a cold and rainy winter day (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Scholarships in Braylon Meade’s Memory — “With such a wide-reaching legacy, Braylon’s parents wanted the fund to be just as dynamic. So instead of creating one scholarship in Braylon’s name, they created three. ‘By establishing three scholarships, we hope to touch several different aspects of Braylon’s life,’ Kris explains.” [Press Release]

Missing Middle Roils Nextdoor — “The debates on Nextdoor in Arlington have been particularly intense over the past year, both Harrell and Bodine say, because the missing middle rezoning proposal came out in April and has been going through the county review process. For his part, Harrell suspects he’s posted hundreds of comments in the last year on the missing middle issue alone. Bodine accused the moderators of her neighborhood forum of being biased in favor of missing middle and inappropriately suspending some of the people who agree with her.” [Vice]

More Guns Confiscated at DCA — “Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) prevented two travelers from bringing their handguns onto flights within a four-day span, bringing the total number of guns detected at the airport checkpoints to five so far this month.” [Press Release]

More on GW Parkway Work — “The northern portion of the George Washington Parkway is undergoing a major repair project that will cause headaches for drivers — and restore several lost views of the Potomac Gorge… Selective tree removal will allow motorists to see original views of the Potomac and downtown that have been blocked for years.” [Axios]

Pedestrians Struck on the Pike — “Scanner: Two people struck by driver around the intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Adams Street, near Penrose Square. Both victims conscious and alert. Driver and striking vehicle reportedly left scene.” [Twitter]

Chase on I-395 — “Afternoon drama on I-395… Virginia State Police chased a red sedan through Arlington to the 14th Street Bridge before terminating the pursuit.” [Twitter, Twitter]

Rosslyn’s Raytheon Restructuring — “Arlington’s Raytheon Technologies Corp. said Tuesday it is restructuring its four subsidiary companies into three business segments, citing a need to better align with customer needs. The move comes nearly three years after the blockbuster merger of Raytheon and United Technologies Corp. and seven months after the combined company said it was moving its headquarters from Waltham, Massachusetts, to Arlington.” [Washington Business Journal]

It’s Wednesday — Rain throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:21 am and sunset at 5:22 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Its February and you said you would start your journey to a healthier you, last month! If you are struggling and do not know how or what to do to get started, we are here to keep you accountable. At Aspire Higher Training, we offer 1-1 Personal Training for ALL fitness levels, Semi-Private Group Training, Sport Specific Training and Injury Prevention/Post-Physical Therapy Training. Monica and her team of trainers are available across Arlington, Va.

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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers — open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.

Middle School

In the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.

High School

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Valentine Pop-Up at George Mason University

Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village

Standup Comedy Showcase Starring Matt Ruby (Comedy Central)

Dead Horse Comedy Productions brings together top comedians from the DMV and beyond for a live standup comedy show!

Matt Ruby, Headliner

Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by

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