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Dog Euthanized Despite Online Petition — “A dog named Marley was euthanized Sunday after biting a smaller dog that got loose from its owner in Virginia, despite online efforts to save her… The decision to euthanize the dog came on the same day that rally was being held in the area to help Marley, and as an online petition to save her had gained traction.” [Fox 5]

Missing Middle Rally Draws Crowd — “About 200 people gathered in Courthouse Plaza Saturday afternoon to show their support for Arlington County’s Missing Middle Housing plan… Arlington County Board Member Katie Cristol kicked off the rally on the snowy afternoon by telling the crowd that it is ‘a little unconventional’ for a board member to speak at an advocacy event on an issue still under consideration by the board.” [Patch, Falls Church News-Press]

Swanson Student Hospitalized — “On February 15, [Swanson Middle School] families received this email. Over the weekend, I learned the ‘physical injury’ was, sadly, the result of violence (‘from physical contact with another student,’ per the school principal).” [Twitter]

Legislatures Approves Arlington Judges — “The General Assembly has followed the recommendation of its Arlington delegation, electing Daniel Lopez to an eight-year term on the 17th Judicial Circuit and Cari Steele to a six-year term to the General District Court.” [Gazette Leader]

More on Ballston Wine Bar — “The couple worked with local architecture and design firm //3877 to design the community cafe and wine bar, which features a 3,300-square-foot interior and a 1,000-square-foot exterior. After conversations with the designers about what they wanted, the //3877 team came up with the term “whimsical refinement” to guide their design of the cafe and wine bar.” [Patch]

Stormwater Fee Change Coming — “Arlington government leaders continue to put the procedural steps in place to change the way county property owners are charged for stormwater-related costs. As part of their fiscal 2024 budget plan, County Board members will consider moving from the existing funding stream (a tax levied based on the value of property) to a fee-based one that is dependent on the amount of impervious surface on any given lot.” [Gazette Leader]

Reality Show Star Staying in Arlington — “The Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby first landed in Arlington by chance, on a dinner date with an ex-boyfriend long before she got married… Now, the Bravo star says she has been a proud resident of Northern Virginia for going on 11 years and is raising her two toddler boys, Dean and Dylan, here. She also recently bought a new home in Arlington but is not publicly sharing anything about it because Real Housewives has yet to reveal details. Darby loves Arlington and has no plans to leave anytime soon, she says.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

It’s Tuesday — Cloudy this morning then clearing in the afternoon. High of 58 and low of 45. Sunrise at 6:44 am and sunset at 6:01 pm. []

Flickr pool photo by Jeff Vincent

Recent Stories

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

There’s no official word on its website, but it looks like Bar Ivy in Clarendon may have closed permanently.

There’s persistence, and then there is Audrey Clement and her decade-plus effort to get elected to local office in Arlington. Clement talked with ARLnow editor Scott Brodbeck to talk about…

Makers Union, an upscale gastropub, is set to open its doors in Pentagon City next week, says Alex Brown, the restaurant’s director of operations. This opening marks the third Makers Union location in the D.C. Metropolitan area, following the debut of its Reston location three years ago and a recent opening at the Wharf in early October.

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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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!

This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.

100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.

For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at

Submit your own Announcement here.

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

Christmas Tree Sales

2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin

Saturday, December 2

Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.

Sale Hours:

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