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Vending machines in Pentagon City (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Local Groups Weigh in on Deer — “The Animal Welfare League of Arlington has come out swinging against a county-government proposal to kill deer in the county… The animal-welfare group is urging its members to inundate county leaders with comments promoting alternatives to deer kills…A local advocacy organization, the Arlington Tree Action Group, also is weighing in on the topic. The organization didn’t directly support culling efforts in a recent e-mail to supporters, but said something needs to be done.” [Gazette Leader]

ACFD: Don’t Drive into High Water — From the Arlington County Fire Department: “TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN! On July 7th our Water Rescue Team responded for multiple vehicles stuck in high water. Many underestimate the force and power of water, but incidents like this can be avoided! Don’t risk it!” [Twitter]

County Jail Getting New Tech — “Where staff once had to manually track inmate activities and movements on paper, ACDF deputies and supervisors will now be deploying SPARTAN 3, the ultra-rugged Android from GUARDIAN RFID running Mobile Command software. The ACDF is also deploying hardened RFID tags strategically located throughout the facility to automate a wide range of data collection and reporting, including security checks and cell checks, headcounts, meal and recreation offerings, and a wide range of other inmate activity logging at the point of responsibility.” [Arlington County Sheriff’s Office]

Local Lawmakers Voted for Porn Bill — “Angered that easy access to one of the world’s biggest pornography aggregators has been taken away from Virginians? The local legislative delegation shares some of the responsibility. It turns out all of Arlington’s state legislators – three senators and four delegates – earlier this year voted in support of a measure that requires many pornography-based Websites to verify that those viewing from Virginia are of legal age.” [Gazette Leader]

Free ‘Paint and Sip’ in Pentagon City — “On Thursday, July 13 at 5 p.m., art enthusiasts of all levels are invited to join in an evening of fun, creativity and self-expression at matchbox, the center’s renowned bistro. Experienced instructors from local studio Sip & Paint DC will guide participants through the process of creating their own D.C.-themed masterpiece.” [Event Calendar]

Outdoor Drag Show Tomorrow — “Rosslyn LIVE is back this summer with our first show featuring Shi-Queeta Lee and her all-star cast of celebrity female impersonators! Join us at Gateway Park for a 90-minute revue of the world’s top pop culture legends, and enter the magical world of illusion as your favorite divas dazzle right before your eyes.” [Rosslyn BID]

Air Quality Alert for Today — “COG forecasts Code Orange air quality for sensitive groups for the D.C. region tomorrow due to ground-level ozone pollution (not Canada wildfire smoke).” [Twitter, NWS]

It’s Wednesday — Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning. At night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 7 mph. []

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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