Morning Notes

Rainy evening commute in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Parenthood Is Expensive in Arlington — “Parents in Arlington County with young children are spending about 15.8 percent of their income on child care, according to a new report that calls prices “untenable for families,” even for those who live in areas where rates are lower. That’s about $27,220 a year in 2022 dollars, according to the National Database of Childcare Prices.” [Patch]

Narcan Training Today — From the Arlington Dept. of Human Service: “Special Narcan Training: Wednesday, Feb. 1. Drop in any time between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Learn how to administer it and get your free Naloxone!” [Twitter]

Nat’l Group Endorses Local Candidate — “Jonathan Dromgoole, a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for Arlington County Board, has been endorsed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to public office.” [Sun Gazette]

New Arts Grant Opportunity — “Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Arlington Commission on the Arts are introducing the P.L.A.C.E. Grant, a new grant program that seeks to provide opportunities to artists, makers and performers from underserved and under-represented communities. Applications are now being accepted through April 28.” [Arlington County]

New Local Sports Show — “Brandy Louis Simms and George Johnson will start broadcasting their new radio show, ‘Sports Rap’, on Sunday, February 5th on Radio Arlington (WERA 96.7fm)… Johnson has previously worked at Home Team Sports/Comcast SportsNet, while Simms is the manager former Sports Director at Montgomery Community Media’s ‘Cable News 21’. The weekly show, ‘Sports Rap’, will air every Sunday at noon (12pm) and will primarily discuss local high school, college and professional sports along with other issues within the world of sports.” [MoCo Show]

High School Hoops Update — “In Jan. 27 Liberty District high-school basketball games, the Wakefield Warriors boys defeated the visiting McLean Highlanders, 68-55, and the Wakefield girls lost to host McLean, 56-42… Also on Jan. 27, the Washington-Liberty Generals boys team (12-6, 6-3) defeated the host Marshall Statesmen, 47-38, to give first-place Marshall (15-3, 7-1) its first Liberty District loss this season.” [Sun Gazette]

Arlington Pizza Shop Expanding — “Old Dominion Pizza Company is rolling out to Fairfax City. The small Arlington County shop will expand for the first time, replacing the defunct Latin American restaurant Pampa Sazone at 3950 University Drive, Suite 102. Owner John Rodas says the restaurant will open this spring, potentially as soon as March.” [FFXnow]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 42 and low of 32. Sunrise at 7:16 am and sunset at 5:31 pm. []