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Lacrosse practice at Long Bridge Park (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

House Fire in Barcroft — “Crews are working a structure fire, 500 blk S ABINGDON St. Fire had been knocked down. Please stay clear of area while crews continue overhaul… no civilian injuries, one firefighter being treated for minor injury, fire marshal office conducting routine fire investigation.” [Twitter]

Power Restoration Work Continues — After Saturday’s wind storm that knocked out power to at least 3,500 Dominion customers in parts of Arlington, crews were still out on Sunday… “No power in parts of @NauckCrescent. Tree down taking out lines @ARLnowDOTcom. S Nelson Street.” [Twitter]

County Publishes Pickleball Feedback — “The county also released 89 pages of comments surrounding the project, with some in favor of the courts and others pushing back for various reasons. ‘I live a mile from the Lubber Run pickleball courts, and I work from home. Even with my windows closed, I hear the pickleball pop all day and night (until the courts are closed),” said one participant. “I love pickleball, but I do not want to hear it. The pop is loud and incessant.'” [WUSA 9]

Theo Not Running for County Board — From Adam Theo: “I cannot run as a Dem in good conscience. I have been a political independent for most of my life, and I believe it is disingenuous for aspiring politicians to suddenly portray themselves as a member of the dominant party simply to gain personal political power… after careful thought, I will not be running for CB in 2023, even as an independent. I believe there are other worthy efforts that need my attention this year.” [Twitter]

No Arlington Dive Squads in Div I — “The realignment setup is complete for this summer’s Northern Virginia Swimming League’s diving competition, which includes four Arlington teams. For the first time since the 2018 season, none of those four squads will be in Division I this summer, but Overlee and Donaldson Run are each in Division II. Overlee dropped from Division I last year and Donaldson Run moved up one spot.” [GazetteLeader]

Recycling Event Coming Up — “Arlington E-CARE (Environmental Collection and Recycling Event) returns to Wakefield High School on Saturday, April 15, 2023, for the best disposal of household hazardous materials and old electronics that take up so much space in so many homes. The list of accepted items includes mercury, batteries, printer cartridges, gas cylinders and fluorescent tubes–the kinds of things that shouldn’t just get tossed in the trash.” [Arlington County]

Baby Boomer Buyers Back on Top — “The share of Baby Boomers has surpassed Millennials to once again makes up the largest generation of home buyers, according to the latest study from the National Association of Realtors. The 2023 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends report, which examines the similarities and differences of recent buyers and sellers across generations, found that the combined share of younger Boomer (58 to 67 years old) and older Boomer (68 to 76 years old) buyers rose to 39 percent in 2022, up from 29 percent the year prior.” [GazetteLeader]

It’s Monday — Broken clouds. Mild. High of 69 and low of 39. Sunrise at 6:50 am and sunset at 7:33 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. đź•— 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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