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A cold rain falls on tree buds in Westover (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Silicon Valley Bank Failure Hits Home — “Banking regulators shut down Silicon Valley Bank Friday morning in a stunningly swift collapse of a financial institution entwined in the D.C. region’s startup ecosystem… Based in Santa Clara, California, Silicon Valley Bank operated an office in Rosslyn… Arlington restaurant software platform company MarginEdge, like many tech startups, maintained a deposit account at Silicon Valley Bank but moved the ‘lion’s share’ of its funds to a different financial institution on Thursday, co-founder and CEO Bo Davis told the Washington Business Journal in an email.” [Washington Business Journal]

Substance Abuse Discussion Tonight — “Arlington H.S.-wide substance abuse crisis panel March 13 at TJ [Middle School] — this event is hosted in part by W-L, Wakefield and Yorktown high schools. Speakers from DEA, DHS, Arlington PD/Fire.” [Twitter]

New Opening Estimate for Four Courts — “As we’re inching closer to St. Patrick’s Day, folks in the Arlington, Va. community are probably wondering when the popular Irish pub Ireland’s Four Courts will reopen. 7News learned that construction is underway and the managing partner of the pub said they’re hoping to reopen by early August.” [WJLA]

Another Gun Caught at DCA — “An Alexandria man was stopped from bringing a loaded handgun onto his flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Thursday morning, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The 9mm caliber gun, loaded with 15 bullets, was found in the man’s carry-on bag as he went through a security checkpoint at the airport.” [Patch]

ART Ridership Remains Lower — “An ongoing dearth of riders on the Arlington Transit (ART) bus service is one reason why taxpayers are likely to have to cover the vast majority of the cost for every trip taken on the bus system in the coming year, according to new data. As part of developing the government’s fiscal 2024 budget, officials are projecting cost recovery of 12 percent for the fiscal year that begins in July. That’s up from pandemic years, when ridership fell off a cliff, but is well below pre-pandemic levels.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Monday — Light rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 47 and low of 39. Sunrise at 7:24 am and sunset at 7:14 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

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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