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Dogs dressed up for Halloween in Shirlington this past weekend (Flickr pool photo by Erinn Shirley)

Wardian Second in MCM 50K — “Arlingtonian Michael Wardian, 49, snagged second place in the men’s 50K (3:10:19). Wardian clinched first place in the inaugural MCM 50K in 2019, and came in second last year. Abnormally hot October temps shut down the marathon early, and many runners — including Wardian — say they were impacted by the humidity.” [Axios, Twitter]

Police Toy Drive Returns — “This holiday season, consider adding an Arlington child in need to your shopping list. Beginning in November, the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) will be hosting the ninth annual Fill the Cruiser Holiday Toy Drive benefitting children in need in the Arlington community. Bring joy to someone’s holiday by donating new, unwrapped toys at one of our collection events or stationary drop box locations.” [ACPD]

Undoing Virginia’s Secession from D.C. – In the early 1900s, Presidents Taft and Wilson tried reversing Alexandria, VA’s 1846 retrocession from Washington D.C. to restore the capital’s original borders. But despite political momentum, Virginian resistance doomed efforts to reclaim the valuable land. [Ghosts of DC]

Gondola Floated for Baltimore Harbor — “Eventually, my gaze turned to the water, and lo and behold, I noticed two tall poles rising out of the water, one near Harbor East and the other north of Federal Hill Park. Zooming into the photo revealed a dozen or so cable cars suspended high above the water. A gondola! But is such a project really in the works, or is it just an Easter egg? MCB Real Estate, the project developer, did not shed much light.” [Baltimore Banner, Twitter]

It’s November — Expect a mostly sunny but breezy day with highs near 50°F and northwest winds blowing at 14-17 mph, gusting up to 29 mph. Wednesday night will be clear, with lows around 33°F. The northwest wind will continue at 7-11 mph, with gusts reaching up to 20 mph. []

Flickr pool photo by Erinn Shirley

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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