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Storm clouds over Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Flyover Planned This Morning — From D.C.’s alert system: “The US Navy will conduct a flyover over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, June 26th, 2023 at 9:15AM.”

Equipment Issue Grounds Flights — “Flights to and from airports in the Washington region were suspended for a time Sunday evening after a problem at a major air traffic control facility, according to both the Federal Aviation Administration and the local airports authority. Departures from both National and Dulles were subjected to a ground stop.” [Washington Post]

Dateline Examines Arlington Murder — “The murder of Arlington resident Andrea Cincotta, who was found strangled and stuffed inside a bedroom closet 25 years ago, [was] featured Friday night on a new episode of NBC News’ ‘Dateline.’ […] “Dateline” interviewed Cincotta’s son, Kevin Cincotta, in his first network television interview on the case.” ABC’s 20/20 also recently aired an episode about the case. [Patch, Peacock]

Arlington Rises in Dog Park Rankings — “Arlington County ranked as the fifth-best city in the U.S. for its dog parks in 2023, up from its ranking as 14th best a year ago, according to a new report by LawnStarter. Among the key metrics used by LawnStarter, Arlington ranked fourth for the number of top-rated dog parks, eighth for the number of dog parks per 100,000 residents, and 44th for the number of very hot days.” [Patch]

Dogs Go to Jail — “The Arlington County Detention Facility had some special four-legged visitors Wednesday as a local therapy dog organization, People Animals Love, interacted with those incarcerated.” [ACSO]

Pike Library to Stay Open — “Construction may be about to begin on the new Arlington Career Center building, but patrons using the adjacent Columbia Pike branch library should not see significant impacts. ‘No library services or programs will be affected and Columbia Pike Library will remain open during the construction period,’ county officials said.” [Gazette Leader]

More Metro Service Improvements — “Metro customers will see more trains, more buses, and simpler fares next week as Metro rolls out its tenth service improvement since last summer… Beginning Monday, June 26, Orange Line trains will operate every 10 minutes from opening until 9:30 p.m.” [WMATA]

It’s Monday — Chances of storms throughout the day. Storms later in the day may be severe. High near 90. South wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. At night: Showers and storms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 66. []

Recent Stories

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…

In a bid to improve accountability, the Arlington County Fire Department is looking to put its mission and priorities in writing with its first-ever strategic plan. The plan is designed…

Under the direction of Music Director James Ross, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra presents a holiday program “Holiday With A Twist.” Enjoy this celebration of the season with traditional fare mixed with…

The Ballston “singing tree” is set to return for the holiday season. Starting next week, the sparkling, voice-activated Christmas tree near the Ballston Metro station will brighten the neighborhood with…

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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