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Graffiti on a train car near Long Bridge Park (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Civic Associations Want Say in VHC Plan — “Plans by VHC Health (Virginia Hospital Center) and the Arlington County government for a new [mental health] facility on South Carlin Springs Road have drawn concern from the leaders of two adjacent civic associations. ‘We are disappointed that no effort was made for meaningful engagement with us prior to the finalization of the letter of intent,’ wrote Julie Lee, president of the Glencarlyn Civic Association, and Brian Glosh, president of the Forest Glen Civic Association, in a letter to County Board members and hospital officials” [Gazette Leader]

Protest in Rosslyn Yesterday — “There’s a small anti-war protest currently underway in Rosslyn, in front of Raytheon HQ at 1100 Wilson Blvd. It’s organized by the group Code Pink and scheduled to go until 12:30.” [Twitter]

Arlington Woman Completes Feat — “An Arlington woman, Jill Jamieson, has completed the adventure of a lifetime after running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. She raised funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Jamieson completed the World Marathon Challenge on Monday after starting in Antarctica. Runners completed the standard 42.2 km marathon distance in Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America within 168 hours, or seven days.” [WJLA, Today]

New CVS Opens — The new CVS store in the Virginia Square area — the one with the somewhat controversial brick wall — has reportedly opened, several people tell ARLnow.

Free Food for Fillmores, Fords — “‘Presidents’ eat free at WOB Bar & Kitchen Arlington this Presidents Day! On Monday, February 20, 2023, to celebrate the holiday, anyone with the last name of any U.S. President will receive a free BYO (build your own) Burger.” [Press Release]

HQ2 Is Huge — “The first phase of Amazon’s HQ2 in Arlington, known as Metropolitan Park, is scheduled to open in the coming months, making it the biggest office project scheduled for completion in the United States in 2023 outside of New York City. The top five office projects scheduled for completion in 2023 are in New York City, according to a new report from CommercialCafe.” [Patch]

F.C. Has Priciest Homes — “It doesn’t happen often, but the District of Columbia in January was displaced as the priciest local real-estate market on a per-square-foot sales-price basis in January. The itty-bitty city of Falls Church rose to the top, with homes selling for a median $504 per square foot… Falls Church leapfrogged both D.C. and traditional second-place finisher Arlington  to land the top spot with a 29.9-percent increase in median per-square-foot costs.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 64 and low of 45. Sunrise at 7:01 am and sunset at 5:47 pm. []

Recent Stories

Good Wednesday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

After a 2-year search for new digs, Arlington Independent Media is on the cusp of moving from its long-time headquarters in Clarendon.

Former Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos is taking a top job in the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. Stamos lost her reelection bid in 2019, defeated in the Democratic primary by…

Sometime next year, three residential streets in Arlington without sidewalks could get upgrades to allow for safer pedestrian and cyclist use. To help address demonstrated safety and access issues on…

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.

Key Responsibilities:

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.

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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!

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Holiday Art Show

Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to

Live Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live,…

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,


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