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Wilson Blvd in Ballston, as seen from the pedestrian bridge (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Shirlington Development Proposal — “The longtime owner of a Shirlington apartment building is looking to expand with new infill development on the property. Arlington real estate firm Snell Properties filed a conceptual site plan application Oct. 23 with Arlington’s planning department to develop a midrise multifamily building and stacked townhouses at the Shirlington House apartments.” [Washington Business Journal]

Arson Investigation in Glencarlyn — “The Arlington County Fire Department, Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating a possible Arson that occurred on 10/21/23 between the hours of 2am – 3:30am in the 5900 block of 3rd St S. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. R. Murphy at 703-203-7289.” [Twitter]

More State Education Funding — “County School Board members on Oct. 26 are being asked to update the school system’s budget to account for just under $4.8 million in additional state funding. That is Arlington’s share of the statewide total that was approved during a special session of the General Assembly.” [Gazette Leader]

Arlington Lauded for Energy Savings — “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized Arlington for achieving (and exceeding) its energy savings goal in the Better Buildings Challenge. The Challenge aims to cut energy use across participants’ facilities by 20% as part of the DOE Better Buildings Initiative.” [Arlington County]

Library Book Sale Approaching — “The Friends of Arlington Public Library is making preparations for its fall book sale at Arlington Central Library, where thousands of books, games and puzzles will be for sale. The book sale will take place Friday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 29 in the parking garage at the Central Library at 1015 N. Quincy Street.” [Patch]

YHS Field Hockey Wins Tourney — “In addition to winning a third straight Liberty District girls field hockey tournament title, the Yorktown Patriots’ dominance over those high-school opponents during the three-year run is impressive. Top-seed Yorktown (15-1) won the 2023 tourney crown with a 2-0 record, including a 1-0 home victory over the No. 2 seed Langley Saxons in the Oct. 20 championship game.” [Gazette Leader]

Breaking Baby News — From ARLnow Assistant Managing Editor Jo DeVoe: “Our family is growing! James does not understand what’s going on, yet, but he has until late this March to figure it out.” [Twitter]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly sunny with temperatures reaching a high of around 74 degrees. A south wind of 6 to 9 mph can be expected. Tonight, the sky will become partly cloudy and temperatures will drop to a low of around 51. []

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About Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT): Latinas Leading Tomorrow is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina women through education, mentorship, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a community of future leaders who will make a significant impact to the community.

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.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee program operations, including educational and community initiatives.
Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining trust and accountability.
Develop and execute a strategic vision aligned with our mission and values.
Lead fundraising efforts in partnership with the Board Members.
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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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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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

Live Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live,…

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

Friday, December 29

Headliner: Casey James Salengo

Casey James Salengo is a NYC-based comedian who’s been featured on Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, This Week at the Cellar,


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