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Stacks of chairs at the ready in Clarendon (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Collart Funeral and Procession — “This morning our community gathered to honor fallen Marine Corporal Spencer Collart, a 2020 Washington-Liberty graduate.” [Twitter, WJLA]

Fairlington Zoning Fix Floated — “Residents of Fairlington who have found themselves making interior renovations to condominiums recently, in some cases, have been forced to go before the Board of Zoning Appeals for adjudication… And it’s all due to a quirk in the county’s zoning ordinance. That ordinance requires special county-government approval of things like kitchen upgrades and attic buildouts when the property does not meet setback requirements in the zoning code.” [Gazette Leader]

Truck Rams Pike Business — “2600 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 3:35 a.m. on September 24, police were dispatched to the report of a possible burglary just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located property damage to the business and the investigation determined the two unknown suspects struck the exterior of the business with a truck before fleeing the scene on foot. Entry was not made inside the business and no items were reported stolen.” [ACPD]

GOP Seeks More Candidates — “Having gone 3-for-15 in candidate recruitment for 2023, the Arlington County Republican Committee is hoping for a better ratio in 2024. ‘If you’re frustrated about not having Republican candidates to support in every contest on this ballot, I encourage you to consider running for office in a future election,’ Arlington County Republican Committee chair Matthew Hurtt said in a recent e-mail to the party faithful.” [Gazette Leader]

Celebration for New Ikea Location — “IKEA is hosting a housewarming party at its new ‘plan and order point’ store in Pentagon City in Arlington on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new IKEA store is the first of its kind in the Washington, D.C., area. The event will kick off with remarks from Raquel Ely, IKEA U.S. Market Manager, followed by Christian Dorsey, Arlington County Board chair, presenting IKEA with a Key to the County.” [Patch]

Funding to Combat Hunger — “The Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS) on Monday, Sep. 25, 2023, launched a $150,000 grant funding program to support local organizations’ efforts to address food insecurity in the community.” [Arlington County]

Ribbon Cutting for Private School — “After spending the past two years searching for a larger space, The Sycamore School held a ribbon-cutting for its new location in an office building in Rosslyn. The six-year-old school moved from Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood to its new space on the third floor of 1550 Wilson Boulevard, just a block east of Arlington Public Schools’ H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program.” [Patch]

Another Loss for Yorktown — “Turnovers were costly for the Yorktown Patriots in their 14-7 non-district home loss to the West Springfield Spartans the night of Sept. 22 in Arlington in football action. The loss was the second straight for Yorktown (3-2).” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Tuesday — Cloudy skies and possible showers, with temperatures reaching a high of 62°F and a northeast wind of 8-10 mph throughout the day. For Tuesday night, expect a slight chance of showers before 2am and mostly cloudy conditions with a low of 55°F. []

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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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