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As seen at the construction of “The Grove at Dominion Hills” on the former Rouse estate (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Funeral for Arlington Marine — “Alexia Collart’s eyes filled with tears as she accepted the flag that had been draped over her son Marine Cpl. Spencer R. Collart’s casket. Her daughter Gweneth, sitting beside her, openly wept. Bart Collart, Cpl. Collart’s father, held back tears. The family’s grief spread to the crowd of more than 100 family and friends, who either dabbed their eyes or let the tears roll down their cheeks.” [Arlington National Cemetery]

HQ2 ‘Is At a Crossroads’ — “Amazon HQ2, the corporate site selection project, was a symbol of the tech industry’s economic muscle. Now it stands as a palace built for a former dynasty… From door desk to gourmet coffee bars onsite, HQ2 was one of the last grand gestures of the Bezos era. It falls to his successor, Andy Jassy, to decide whether to resume the project as designed or opt for a more frugal alternative.” [Bloomberg]

Dog Lost After Crash — From the Arlington County Police Department: “Have you seen Dutch? He was inside a vehicle that crashed last night in the 2000 block of 21st Street N. He was uninjured but panicked and ran. Officers last saw him in the area of Langston Blvd and N. Veitch St. Anyone who sees him is asked to call dispatch 703-558-2222.” [Twitter]

Boy Wounded, Police Investigating — “At approximately 7:44 p.m. on October 5, police were dispatched to the report of a fight. Upon arrival, officers located the juvenile male victim suffering from a laceration and immediately rendered aid. Medics transported the victim to an area hospital with injuries considered non-life threatening. Limited details were provided regarding the events that preceded the call for service and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.” [ACPD]

Preservation Funding for Barcroft — “The Barcoft School and Civic League will use grant funding from the Arlington County government to support urgent maintenance needs on the historic Barcroft Community House. The civic association received $23,000 in historic-preservation funds from the county, which will be matched by dollars it raises.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Columbus Day — At least, that is, to a majority of our readers. Last year an unscientific ARLnow poll found that 54.5% of readers call today’s federal holiday “Columbus Day” to 32.75% for “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Another 12.75% said they haven’t used either in years. [ARLnow]

Metro Service Plan Today — “On Monday, Oct. 9, in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day, Metrorail service will operate weekend service levels and Metrobus will run Saturday Supplemental Service. Pre-scheduled subscription trips will be canceled on MetroAccess, but customers may still make a separate reservation to travel on the holiday.” [WMATA]

It’s Monday — Mostly sunny, then isolated showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. []

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Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.

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Oversee program operations, including educational and community initiatives.
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Cultivate relationships with community partners, schools, educators, and donors.
Demonstrate strong leadership skills, fostering a positive organizational culture.
Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and make compelling public presentations.
Promote inclusivity and collaboration throughout the organization.

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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.

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

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Headliner: Casey James Salengo

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