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Sunset outside Alice West Fleet Elementary School (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Synthetic Field Replacement Plan — “Arlington School Board members later this month are expected to ratify final procedural steps that will permit replacement of artificial turf at the Washington-Liberty High School football stadium and at a field at Williamsburg Middle School. School Board approval is required to allow easements so the county government’s Department of Parks and Recreation can oversee the work.” [Gazette Leader]

NHL Rookies in Arlington — “The whole day was special for Bedard, who took part along with 33 other players in the NHLPA Rookie Showcase at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The players autographed memorabilia, took part in photo and video shoots on and off the ice for EA Sports, and posed for their first official Upper Deck trading cards.” [NHL,]

September Is Preparedness Month — “September marks National Preparedness Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The Ready Campaign’s 2023 National Preparedness Month theme is Take Control in 1, 2, 3. The campaign focuses on preparing older adults for disasters, specifically those from communities disproportionally impacted by emergencies.” [Arlington County]

New Economic Development Official — “Arlington Economic Development has named Katharine (Kate) Ange as the new Deputy Director for the department, effective September 5… Kate brings a wealth of leadership and business development experience to AED.” [Arlington Economic Development]

Local Dems Support Starbucks Union — “Thanks to @AdeleMcClure_ and @Matt4Arlington and @swbaker12 for coming to a Sip-in at Arlington Courthouse to support @SBWorkersUnited.” [Twitter]

More Bad Driving on I-395 — From Dave Statter: “@CursedMerc witnessed this Friday afternoon at I-395S Exit 8C (to Crystal City) & wondered if we could share the brilliance of this driver with others. Of course we can. We can also dedicate a song to this driver if anyone has suggestions.” [Twitter]

Yorktown Improves to 2-0 — “In a similar manner to their opening-game victory, the Yorktown Patriots repeated some of those performances Aug. 31 in week-two action to improve to 2-0 with a non-district home win in high-school football action. In a 37-7 win over Jackson-Reed from D.C., the Patriots rushed for 274 yards.” [Gazette Leader]

W-L Tallies Another Win — “For the second straight contest, Washington-Liberty scored early and often behind a strong passing attack to defeat the Annandale Atoms, 49-20, in high-school football action. Washington-Liberty quarterback Jon Bhojwani was 21 of 27 passing for 325 yards and four touchdowns with no interception.” [Gazette Leader]

Carjacking Arrest in F.C. — “On August 28, 2023 in a parking garage in the 500 block of S. Washington Street, an adult was exiting their vehicle and confronted by a suspect. The suspect was holding a backpack while clutching a crowbar and told the victim that he wanted his vehicle. The victim pushed the subject away and the suspect fled the parking garage… The suspect was located in the Arlington County Adult Detention Center waiting to be transported to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on unrelated charges.” [City of Falls Church]

It’s Wednesday — A sunny and hot day, with temperatures near 100°F. Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with lows around 75°F. []

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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