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Falls views in Cherrydale (photo courtesy Geoff Collins)

Arlington Named Most Educated — “Arlington, Virginia, is billed as the most educated city in the U.S., in a Forbes analysis, thanks to 76% of adults 25 and older holding a bachelor’s degree. Forbes factored in college degrees, in addition to dropout rates and racial and gender inequalities, when determining the list. Nearly 42% of Arlington residents hold a graduate degree.” [Axios]

Pepper Spray in Pentagon City — “The female suspect entered the business, collected merchandise and attempted to exit without payment, during which security personnel confronted her. A struggle ensued over the merchandise and the suspect threatened security before leaving the store with the items. Security followed the suspect into the parking garage where the suspect deployed pepper spray at security before fleeing the scene in a black sedan.” [ACPD]

Balls to Get Stones Back — “The remains of Robert Ball Sr. and some family members will be reunited with their grave markers after two years spent apart. The Arlington government’s Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) on Oct. 18 approved plans to return the markers to the small Ballston-area burial ground, after the gravestones were removed during construction of a new affordable-housing complex that is rising where Central United Methodist Church once stood.” [Gazette Leader]

Rouse Estate Development Update — “Cresting one of the largest hills in Arlington, Va., the Grove at Dominion Hills, on Wilson Boulevard, has sites for 40 single-family houses on nine acres. The Grove opened for sales in September with a focus on quick move-in homes. Eight of them are available, with the first expected to be ready for delivery in early 2024. An additional seven sites are available for purchase and development.” [Washington Post]

Grant for Historic District Bid — “In a major boost to its effort to get the Halls Hill-High View Park neighborhood added to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places, the John M. Langston Citizens Association was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Arlington County Historic Preservation Fund.” [Patch]

Fmr. Board Member at White House — “The Biden-Harris administration welcomed guests with cultural performances and food from local businesses… Many in attendance were from the D.C. region: residents, business owners, and longtime advocates – like Walter Tejada, who served on Virginia’s Arlington County Board from 2003 to 2015. ‘We need to have a seat where the decisions are made for the benefit of our community,’ says Tejada, who is also a coordinator for the White House event.” [DCist]

It’s Friday — Expect partly sunny skies with a high around 81, accompanied by a gentle west wind at 3 to 6 mph. As night approaches, the sky will be partly cloudy, and the temperature will drop to approximately 62. []

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

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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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