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Walking path in Lacey Woods Park on a sunny day (staff photo)

Police Volunteering With Kids — “Arlington County first responders are hoping just one hour a week will give kids in their community a brighter and safer future–through a new partnership with developer Affordable Homes & Communities (AHC) and tutoring nonprofit Life Enrichment Center.” [WJLA]

Driver Flees ACPD — From Dave Statter: “Driver wouldn’t stop for @ArlingtonVaPD and did a sudden U-turn on Columbia Pike at S. Wayne Street at 10 pm. The officer reported the car almost hit two other vehicles. Last seen on Washington Boulevard toward I-395.” [Twitter]

Boosting Apartment Recycling — “As they attempt to nearly double the county’s overall recycling rate, Arlington leaders will start turning their attention more to apartment/condo dwellers and the commercial-real-estate sectors. County staff on Oct. 31 outlined their thinking on ‘voluntary’ ways those market segments – which in Arlington are responsible for just under two-thirds of all refuse – could be enticed to improve overall recycling rates.” [Gazette Leader]

Child Struck at Elementary School — “So saddened to hear about the child struck by a driver at @GlebeAPS & hope he makes a full recovery… Schools are for kids. We need design that keep kids safe – not blaming children!” [Twitter]

School Overdose Notification Order — “Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued an executive order Wednesday aimed at bolstering the response to school-related drug overdoses… The order directs the Virginia Department of Education to issue guidance to school divisions to “notify all parents of school-connected overdoses within 24 hours,” according to a news release from the governor’s office.” [WTOP]

It’s Friday — Expect a sunny day with a high temperature near 59 degrees and a south wind blowing at 5 to 8 mph. On Friday night, the weather will be partly cloudy with a low temperature around 39 degrees. []

Recent Stories

Good Friday 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…

There’s no official word on its website, but it looks like Bar Ivy in Clarendon may have closed permanently.

There’s persistence, and then there is Audrey Clement and her decade-plus effort to get elected to local office in Arlington. Clement talked with ARLnow editor Scott Brodbeck to talk about…

Makers Union, an upscale gastropub, is set to open its doors in Pentagon City next week, says Alex Brown, the restaurant’s director of operations. This opening marks the third Makers Union location in the D.C. Metropolitan area, following the debut of its Reston location three years ago and a recent opening at the Wharf in early October.

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

Submit your own Announcement here.

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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