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A flock of birds fly past the U.S. Air Force Memorial (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

NAACP Candidate Forum — “With Arlington residents continuing to debate the effects of the county’s new Missing Middle zoning ordinance, housing issues were a major topic of discussion at the NAACP Arlington Branch’s candidates forum Monday night.” [Patch]

Ragtime Renewing Lease — “A popular restaurant in the Courthouse area has survived the pandemic and now is asking for a lease extension from the Arlington County government. The owners of the Ragtime restaurant, located in a government-owned building at 1345 North Courthouse Road, are asking to extend the lease from its current expiration in 2026 to 2031.” [Gazette Leader]

New Group Joins CivFed — “The Arlington County Civic Federation began its new year with one more member organization than it ended with in 2022-23. Delegates at their September meeting ratified the membership application of the African-American Leadership Council of Arlington… Founded in 2007 as a grass-roots group, the organization was the brainchild of the late Frank Wilson, a veteran member of the Arlington School Board. The first two co-chairs were Christian Dorsey (now on the County Board) and Sarah Summerville.” [Gazette Leader]

Rainy Weekend on Tap — “The odds are rising for a storm to form off the Southeast coast later this week before working its way northward this weekend, soaking the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. While it’s uncertain whether the system will qualify for a name, it’s expected to bring gusty winds, rough surf, rip currents and shoreline flooding along the coast and heavy rain over a swath that could extend well inland.” [Capital Weather Gang]

It’s Wednesday — Expect a mostly sunny day with a high near 79 degrees and a light northwest wind of 3-6 mph. The evening will be mostly clear, with the temperature dropping to around 60 degrees and a gentle northeast breeze. []

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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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