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Blossoms illuminated by the setting sun as the moon rises behind in Westover (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Planning Comm. Takes on Missing Middle — “With less than two weeks until the expected vote on a land use rule change aimed at increasing the number of affordable missing middle housing units, Arlington County neighbors will have one of their last opportunities to provide county leaders feedback… The board is expected to vote on this proposal during their March 18 meeting. The public will have one more chance before this meeting to provide feedback during Monday’s Planning Commission meeting.” [WJLA]

Fmr. Lt. Gov. Representing Gunston Family — “Weeks after an Arlington 8th grader says he was forced to pick cotton in a class game, his family is still demanding justice, and according to family attorney Justin Fairfax, they are exploring all legal options. 7News first spoke with Keisha Kirkland and her middle school son… a week after [he] first told his family a long-term sub at Gunston Middle School forced him to pick cotton during a game in French class.” [WJLA, Twitter]

Some Lee Hwy Signs Remain — “I’ve noticed green VDOT signs on I-66 near Lyon Village still show Lee’s name (as does a NOVA Parks sign on the W&OD trail). ‘There are two sign structures that need to be replaced to accommodate the new panels for the Langston Blvd signs,’ VDOT spokeswoman Ellen Kamilakis told me. ‘The contract will go out to bid in April.'” [Falls Church News-Press]

Local Health Startup Expanding — “Arlington diabetes care startup Ryse Health LLC wants to increase its headcount and patient base, break into new markets and strike partnerships with health plans and employers this year after raising $6.5 million in a Series A financing round. Armed with that fresh funding, the roughly 2-year-old company is preparing to expand its care model that it says is already driving improvements for patients with Type 2 diabetes.” [Washington Business Journal]

Car Fire On I-395 — A vehicle was engulfed in flames along northbound I-395 near the 14th Street Bridge late Saturday morning. No injuries were reported but several lanes of the highway were closed while firefighters extinguished the blaze. [Twitter]

Abortion Protests at Walgreens — Pro-life demonstrators protested against an abortion pill, mifepristone, inside at least three Walgreens stores in Arlington on Saturday, per scanner traffic. [Twitter]

Wakefield Gets New Football Coach — “Clarence Martin believes he is prepared and the right person for the job to take over as the new head football coach at Wakefield High School. Martin recently was hired as the Warriors new coach and was introduced during a Feb. 28 afternoon school ceremony in the cafeteria, with 62 potential players in attendance. He inherits a team that finished 0-10 this past fall.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Monday — Sunny, then partly cloudy throughout most of the day. High of 57 and low of 36. Sunrise at 6:35 am and sunset at 6:07 pm. []

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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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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

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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

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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