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Looking out at the Washington-Liberty High School track (staff photo)

Potomac on Drought Watch — “The Potomac River, which supplies 78 percent of the drinking water for the more than 5.1 million people who live and work in the Washington area, is running low enough that officials are watching for drought… Officials are producing reports on weather, water demand and the river’s flow twice per day — and, if needed, can release water from upstream reservoirs.” [Washington Post]

Residents Try to Stop Six-Plex — “A group of Arlington neighbors is trying to stop a local developer from building two 6-plex residential buildings in a wooded area of their Alcova Heights neighborhood. The residents contend the developer’s two expanded housing permit applications for the 6-plex buildings do not comply with the county’s minimum lot width requirements of 60 feet and are not based on current lot lines and measurements. Among the neighbors’ concerns is the significant loss of mature tree canopy.” [Patch]

County Seeking Stories — “The Arlington government is expanding its ‘racial-history timeline’ and is seeking local residents to share their stories about life in the county from 1976-90. ‘Your stories about your experience living in Arlington County during this time period will provide others with a first-hand account,’ county officials said.” [Gazette Leader]

Aurora Hills House Fire — From the Arlington County Fire Department: “Units are on the scene of a structure fire in the 2600 BLK of S Joyce St. Crews arrived to find a 2 story single family home with smoke conditions present.” [Twitter]

N. Arlington Business Break-ins –” 2500 block of N. Harrison Street… At approximately 5:07 a.m. on August 31, police were dispatched to the late report of a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined at approximately 1:45 a.m., the unknown male suspect forced entry into the business by shattering a glass door and stole an empty cash registers before fleeing the scene. A short time later, it was reported an unknown suspect forced entry into another business in the 5600 block of Langston Boulevard during the early morning hours and stole electronics.” [ACPD]

Arlington Unemployment Ticks Down — “Arlington’s already healthy jobs picture improved from June to July and continued to stand in the No. 2 position across the commonwealth. With 162,103 county residents counted in the civilian workforce and 3,186 looking for work, Arlington’s jobless rate in July was 1.9 percent, according to figures reported Aug. 30 by the Virginia Employment Commission. That’s down from 2.1 percent in June and a decline from 2.2 percent a year before.” [Gazette Leader]

Penrose Square Parking Problems — A new video shows a pair of cars blocking the crosswalk near the Starbucks at the corner of S. Adams Street and Columbia Pike. It’s the latest show of vehicular issues at Penrose Square. [Twitter]

Post Praise for Pupatella — “Virginia is home to one of the top Neapolitan pizzerias in the United States, according to a ranking by The Washington Post. Pupatella, on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, was ranked as one of the best for Neapolitan-style pizza. Founded in 2007 as a food cart, Pupatella now has eight locations in Virginia and D.C. and four other locations in the D.C. area scheduled to open soon.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Sunny and hot today, with a high temperature of 97°F and a north wind at about 8 mph. Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low temperature of approximately 74°F. []

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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.

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Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live)

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