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A scooter along 11th St. N. in Clarendon (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Church Makes Another Donation — “Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) has received a $200,000 philanthropic gift from the congregation of Arlington Presbyterian Church (APC). The funding supports the ongoing rent relief needs of up to 30 households at Gilliam Place Apartments experiencing continued housing instability for a period of two years. This is APC’s second leadership gift of this size in 2023 for rent relief.” [Press Release]

Real Estate Pros Discuss Missing Middle — “‘You can have a person making a really good six-figure income yet not be able to afford Arlington because the properties are not available [or] they’re either way too high,’ he said. The construction of new Missing Middle-style housing types allows these six-figure income earners to purchase a home where their family can live, Lagos said.” [Patch]

Halloween-Themed Drag Events — A “Spooky Queens Drag Show” is planned in Rosslyn’s Gateway Park on Thursday evening, while a Ballston restaurant is hosting a “HallowQueen Drag Brunch” on Saturday. [District Fray, Eventbrite]

Interim Board Member at Halfway Point — “As her five-month tenure on the Arlington County Board reaches the halfway mark, Tannia Talento is living in the moment rather than focusing too much on the past or the future.” [Gazette Leader]

Big Football Win for W-L — “Sparked by a physical and strong defensive performance, the Washington-Liberty Generals won a key Liberty District football game Oct. 20, defeating the host McLean Highlanders in a matchup between high school teams tied for first place. Washington-Liberty won 21-7, shutting out McLean until the fourth quarter.” [Gazette Leader]

VSP Chases CRV Fleeing from ACPD — From Dave Statter: “A stolen Honda CRV jumped the median while running from @VSPPIO just after midnight at Route 7 & Idylwood Road. A half mile down Idylwood the driver ran off after colliding with another vehicle. There were injuries. This began when the CRV didn’t stop for @ArlingtonVaPD on I-66W and VSP gave chase.” [Twitter]

Ivy Street Ink — “A recently spotted tattoo (and its proud owner). South Ivy Street rocks.” [Columbia Pike Documentary Project]

It’s TuesdayFrost is possible and expected to clear before 10am, leading to a sunny day with a high around 67 degrees. Calm winds will pick up to 5-8 mph from the south in the morning. Tuesday night will be clear with a low near 47 degrees and a gentle 6 mph south wind. []

Recent Stories

Good Tuesday 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…

In a bid to improve accountability, the Arlington County Fire Department is looking to put its mission and priorities in writing with its first-ever strategic plan. The plan is designed…

Under the direction of Music Director James Ross, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra presents a holiday program “Holiday With A Twist.” Enjoy this celebration of the season with traditional fare mixed with…

The Ballston “singing tree” is set to return for the holiday season. Starting next week, the sparkling, voice-activated Christmas tree near the Ballston Metro station will brighten the neighborhood with…

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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