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Fall colors at Arlington National Cemetery (Staff Photo by Jay Westcott)

Church Redevelopment Opponents Organize — “Plans to fast-track demolition of Clarendon Presbyterian Church and replace it with affordable housing could run into headwinds, if neighbors who want the century-old-in-2024 church building retained can convince the county government’s historic-preservation body to get involved.” [Gazette Leader]

Slow Speed Jeep Flip — From Dave Statter: “#CaughtOnCam: A very low-speed rollover this morning on Wilson Boulevard at N. Lexington Street. Neighbors & other drivers jumped in to get the two people out before @ArlingtonVaFD arrived. No serious injuries reported.” [Twitter]

APS Employee Health Plan Update — “Teachers, staff and younger retirees are getting their paperwork in to make the switch from Kaiser Permanente to CareFirst. ‘We are roughly at about 50 percent’ of the school system’s personnel currently enrolled in health care who have signed up for new coverage, Superintendent Francisco Durán told School Board members.” [Gazette Leader]

Big Win for W-L Football — “W-L Generals go to 8-1 with a big W over Langley! @WLFootball… Thanks @Scott7news for being there!” [Twitter]

Big Loss for Yorktown — “A 35-33 road loss to the Marshall Statesmen in Oct. 27 football action eliminated the Yorktown Patriots from any chance of winning a Liberty District title this fall and put its region-playoff hopes in jeopardy, as well.” [Gazette Leader]

Amazon Urged to Revise Phase 2 — “Assuming it advances and isn’t sold off to become a new arena for the Washington Wizards and Capitals, HQ2’s second phase must be condensed, blending the best of the original proposal with the reality that even if the second headquarters does eventually reach 25,000 employees, Amazon won’t need anywhere close to the density Arlington County approved for the site in April 2022.” [Washington Business Journal]

Restaurant Week Record — “A record 61 dining establishments participated in the fifth annual Arlington Restaurant Week, held Oct. 16-23 and sponsored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.” [Gazette Leader]

Local Among MCM Weekend Winners — “The winner of the marathon was Julius Kogo, a 38-year-old from Kenya who finished in 2:25:56. The first woman to complete the race was Bonnie Keating, 38, of San Diego, in 2:50:49. Calum Neff, a 39-year-old from Fulshear, Tex., won the 50k in a course record 2:55:56, while Arlington’s Anna Staats, 24, was the top female finisher in 3:35:57.” [Washington Post, WTOP, NBC 4, Twitter]

It’s Monday — Scattered showers are expected mainly after 2 pm, with increasing clouds and a high near 77. A south wind of 5 to 15 mph will shift to the northwest in the afternoon, with possible gusts up to 23 mph. For Monday night, there will be mostly cloudy skies as temperatures drop to around 43. Rain is likely after 2 am. The northwest wind will blow at 10 to 13 mph, with gusts up to 22 mph. []

Recent Stories

Good Wednesday 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…

After a 2-year search for new digs, Arlington Independent Media is on the cusp of moving from its long-time headquarters in Clarendon.

Former Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos is taking a top job in the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. Stamos lost her reelection bid in 2019, defeated in the Democratic primary by…

Sometime next year, three residential streets in Arlington without sidewalks could get upgrades to allow for safer pedestrian and cyclist use. To help address demonstrated safety and access issues on…

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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