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ARLnow Daily Debrief for Dec 1, 2023

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 — Dec 1, 2023.

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. Long-time local restaurant owner Essy Saedi has died (26939 views)
  2. UPDATED: More than 3,000 were without power due to large Arlington outage (19097 views)
  3. Cartoon: “The one thing that unites most of north and south Arlington.” (15681 views)
  4. Arlington ranks as No. 6 destination for Millennials (12097 views)
  5. NOW: Police searching for suspect after man with gun robs two people (10421 views)
  6. Pickleball has come to the Arlington County jail (8900 views)
  7. Pamplona in Clarendon set to close next month (8329 views)
  8. NEW: Former Arlington Aquatic Club board president faces trial for child pornography charges (6898 views)
  9. Two announce Democratic bids for Libby Garvey’s Arlington County Board seat (6637 views)
  10. Smoke shop employee beaten during overnight robbery in Courthouse (6286 views)
  11. New Latin restaurant Surreal set to open Friday in Crystal City (5539 views)
  12. Portion of S. Glebe Road blocked due to crash with overturned vehicle (4834 views)
  13. Goodwill redevelopment plans receive largely positive feedback, mixed with some concerns (4397 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday in Arlington, from our event calendar.

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

🌧️ Saturday’s forecast

Rain may occur after 1pm with patchy fog clearing by 11am, followed by a cloudy day and a high around 60. Winds will be calm in the morning. On Saturday night, expect rain mainly after 1am, with patchy fog returning after 9pm and low temperatures near 53. Winds will shift to the east around 5 mph after midnight. There is a 30% chance of precipitation during the day, increasing to 60% at night with possible amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch. See more from

💡 Quote of the Day

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

We hope you have a great weekend, Arlington! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋

Recent Stories

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🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!

From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.

Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.

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The third program in our Science Meets Judaism series brings together Kol Ami member Jeremy Epstein, Assistant Director for Technologies and Privacy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Dr. Rebecca Epstein-Levi, Assistant Professor of Jewish


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