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Rain in Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Person Struck By Train in Crystal CityUpdated at 8 a.m. — “Blue Line Metro train service was temporarily suspended between National Airport and Pentagon City Thursday night after a person was struck by a train at Crystal City, officials said. One person was removed from the platform and transported to an area hospital, Arlington Fire and EMS said, adding that the person is in critical condition.” [WJLA]

Marymount Opening Store With Amazon Tech — “Today, Marymount University becomes the first higher education institution in the U.S. to have an on-campus convenience store powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology. Located in the lobby of Gerard Phelan Hall on Marymount’s main campus in Arlington, the new convenience shop – Saints 24 – opens to the University community for the first time today. The implementation of Amazon’s cutting-edge Just Walk Out technology is designed to eliminate checkout lines.” [Press Release]

MU Prez Pushes Back on Coverage — “After several weeks of getting pummeled as a heartless executioner of humanities programs, Marymount University president Irma Becerra on March 8 went on offense. In a recorded video message to alumni and friends of the university that lasted seven minutes, the president said the issue had been blown completely out of proportion by media reporting that was ‘misleading at best and pointedly incorrect at worst.'” [Gazette Leader]

Next Week is Flood Awareness Week — “As we head into the typical spring and summer rainy season, Arlington, Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria are teaming up for Virginia Flood Awareness Week to share key messages of being informed and prepared. Virginia Flood Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2023, stresses personal safety with the ‘Turn Around Don’t Drown’ campaign. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than half of all flood-related drownings occur when motorists attempt to drive through flood water.” [Arlington County]

Shippin’ Up to Ballston — “This realtor literally made a Dropkick Murphys parody song to help sell one of his listings. Genius.” [Twitter]

More on Lubber Run Architecture Award — “‘Completed on time despite the emergence of the pandemic, Lubber Run Community Center solves a uniquely urban problem: preserving access to open space in the wake of unceasing development,’ the seven-member jury noted. ‘Fully integrated into the environment, the project is both a building and a park, a work of architecture truly rooted in its sense of place.'” [Gazette Leader]

Daylight Saving Time Reminder — From NBC 4: “Clocks ‘spring forward’ on Sunday — but losing that hour of sleep doesn’t have to ruin next week!⁠ Swipe for some tips from an expert on adjusting to daylight saving time.⁠” [Instagram]

It’s Friday — A cold rain starts in the morning and will continue for most of the day. High of 47 and low of 38. Sunrise at 6:30 am and sunset at 6:11 pm. []

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. 🕗 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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