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Looking out at fall colors in local neighborhoods between two tall buildings in Ballston (staff photo)

County Seeks Recycling Boost — “As part of its plan to increase recycling rates in the county through voluntary compliance, the county manager’s staff has proposed two additional full-time outreach positions to be added in the next fiscal year, plus additional funding for multi-media campaigns touting the importance of recycling.” [Gazette Leader]

More Wheel Thefts in Pentagon City — “1300 block of Army Navy Drive. Upon arrival, it was determined between approximately 7:15 p.m. on October 30 and 7:50 a.m. on October 31, the unknown suspect(s) stole the tires and rims from two vehicles in the area. No other damage was reported. There is no suspect description(s).” [ACPD]

Paper: Parents Rule — “Over the past quarter-century, Arlington School Board members have tended to pick new superintendents from outside the district – and therefore without the instinctive understanding that Arlington parents frequently are the real behind-the-scenes power brokers in ways they seldom are elsewhere.” [Gazette Leader]

Ballston’s Metro-Driven Metamorphosis — Once plagued by economic decline and empty storefronts, the opening of the Ballston Metro station in 1979 propelled the neighborhood into a thriving urban hub. [Ghosts of DC]

It’s Thursday — Frost is expected to clear up by 10am, giving way to a sunny day with a high of about 51°F and a northwest wind around 6 mph. The night will be clear, with temperatures dropping to around 34°F. []

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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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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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