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Softball near Washington-Liberty High School (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Memorial Day in Arlington — “President Joe Biden lauded the sacrifice of generations of U.S. troops who ‘dared all and gave all’ fighting for their country and called on Americans to ensure their ‘sacrifice was not in vain’ in Memorial Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery. Biden was joined at the traditional wreath-laying ceremony by first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Harris’ husband, Douglas Emhoff.” [Associated Press]

Fmr. County Board Candidate Assaulted — “My friend Dan Alban and I are creating this fundraiser for our dear friend Adam Theo, who was assaulted the night of May 28th. Theo, as he likes to be called, tells the story: ‘This evening when walking home I passed a young guy arguing w/ (I presume) his girlfriend in Clarendon. He starts getting violent with her – pushing her around and trying to rip off her clothes. I intervened… and got the s*** beat out of me.'” [GoFundMe, Twitter, WUSA 9]

Wrong-Way Driver Hits ACPD Cruiser — “At approximately 3:50 a.m. on May 26, an officer driving in the area of Wilson Boulevard and N. Edgewood Street observed a vehicle driving the opposite direction down a one-way street. The officer activated her emergency equipment and as she attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver, and sole occupant, exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The suspect vehicle continued to roll and struck the occupied cruiser head-on.” [ACPD, Twitter]

South Block Expansion Plan — “Arlington-based smoothie and juice bar chain South Block is planning a major expansion that could see its local footprint more than triple over the next few years. The company, founded in 2011 by Amir Mostafavi, has kicked off a capital raise aimed at increasing the number of stores in the D.C. area from 15 to 50… Further out, Mostafavi hopes to strike out into new markets outside Greater Washington, potentially to include Richmond.” [Washington Business Journal]

Arlington No. 2 in Va. for Wealth — “Arlington ranks second in Virginia in a new ‘wealth index’ compiled by Counties across the nation were ranked based on per-capita income, investment income and property value. The highest scoring community (San Mateo County, Calif.) had its result set at 100, with all other communities ranking below it. With an overall wealth index of 64.86, Arlington ranked below the city of Falls Church (72.89) among Virginia locales.” [Gazette Leader]

New Commander at Fort Myer — “Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall welcomed the new joint base commander, Col. Tasha N. Lowery, and bade farewell to Col. David D. Bowling, during a change of command ceremony May 25 at Conmy Hall. Welcome to JBM-HH, Col. Lowery!” [Twitter]

New Arlington Monopoly Game — “Arlingtonopoly, a one-of-a-kind Arlington-themed board game produced by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, will hit store shelves later this year… The game is expected to go on sale in fall 2023 and will cost $40.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Local Student in Nat’l Spelling Bee — “Ruby Kadera is one of 231 competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week! Opening ceremony tonight. Spelling begins tomorrow.” [Twitter]

It’s Tuesday — Cloudy in the morning, then turning sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 10 mph. At night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 55. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph. []

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ARLnow Daily Debrief for Sep 26, 2023

Good Tuesday 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…

Step inside a cult-classic inspired world at DC Fray’s can’t-miss Halloween party packed with endless references to iconic films and music from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Vibe to retro sounds…

The restoration of Ballston Wetlands Park is officially complete and the park is now open to the public. Arlington County officials and community members marked the occasion today (Tuesday) with a…

A Wakefield High School freshman named Jorge Chavarria Rodíguez died Thursday evening, according to several sources. The 16-year-old attended Barcroft Elementary School and Kenmore Middle School and had just started…

The Kinhaven 5K and Family Fest is the family-friendly race of the fall. Runners, walkers, and stroller pushers hit the trail while family members enjoy the fan zone including moonbounce, face painting, music, snacks, and games.

Proceeds support outdoor education and fitness programming.

Early Bird Registration rates through September 30 at runkinhavendotcom!

Submit your own Announcement here.

Donate between 9/27 (Wed) and 9/30 (Sat) to Double Your Contribution to Nathan’s Cancer Slayers 2023, on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Nathan’s team works in memory of Nathan Fleming, who graduated from Washington-Liberty in 2019 while undergoing chemo and radiation.

Nathan was one of a kind, a great soul, and wise beyond his years. Loving and kind, funny, smart, interesting, easy-going, a little bit goofy and always positive.

Since May 2020, Nathan’s team has raised more than $425,000 to advance innovative childhood cancer research. This year, all the funds we raise will support sarcoma research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Every dollar makes a big difference. Research to discover new drug treatments would NOT be possible without philanthropic funding. Unbelievably, childhood cancer research receives just 4% of the annual budget from the National Cancer Institute, underscoring the importance of charitable giving.

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Submit your own Announcement here.

Arlington Metaphysical Chapel Presents METAPHEST, October 14-15, 2023

Workshops on: ~ Meditation ~ Intro to Tarot: The Aces and Major Arcana

~ Ageless Aging ~ Past Life Regression ~ Animal Communication and Healing

~ Psychometry ~ Spiritual Healing ~ Self Soul Love ~ Consciously Clearing Clutter ~ Awareness/Mindfulness/Consciousness.

New Moms Groups forming now!

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or you just had your first baby, we want to meet YOU! All those feelings you’re having are NORMAL and it’s not just you. Please don’t isolate yourself – that’s quicksand.

Mamistad groups are


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