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Late afternoon in Rosslyn (photo courtesy George Brazier)

Major Development Proposal — “[A proposed development site on S. Glebe Road is] currently home to the Hotel Pentagon and Comfort Inn Pentagon City, which together comprise 319 rooms across several buildings rising between two and seven stories. CC Rock Arlington Owner LLC, with corporate filings in Delaware but none in Virginia, submitted a major site plan amendment application to Arlington’s planning department on Thursday, proposing to redevelop the site with 521 new multifamily units across 639,000 square feet.” [Washington Business Journal]

Pride Flag Repeatedly Stolen — “An Arlington couple says someone keeps tearing down their Pride flag. ‘I want people to know this isn’t okay we’re here we’re gonna put our flag up regardless,’ said Jenna Burnett and Michelle Logan… ‘We looked at the Ring camera and it was just like a male and his two friends and he was wearing a cowboy hat.” [WUSA 9]

Nat’l NAACP Calls for Investigation — “Today, via written letter, the National General Counsel for the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization formally calls on the Department of Justice to conduct an independent pattern and practice investigation into the Arlington County Detention Facility.” [Press Release]

Confederate Memorial Removal on Hold — “A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order barring removal of a memorial to Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. A group called Defend Arlington, affiliated with a group called Save Southern Heritage Florida, filed a lawsuit Sunday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, seeking the restraining order. A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday.” [Associated Press]

Stormwater Change Approved — “The Arlington County Board has formally adopted a new, fairer way to fund the increasingly vital handling of stormwater, approving the County’s first-ever stormwater utility fee, to take effect Jan. 1, 2024. The new fee, based on each property’s non permeable or impervious area, replaces the previous sanitary district tax, which was based on property’s real estate assessments.” [Arlington County]

Fight Caught on Camera — From Dave Statter: “If you saw the police response around N. Glebe & Pershing just after 2:30 p.m. yesterday, this was the fight that brought the 911 calls. @ArlingtonVaPD handled.” [Twitter]

Local Democratic Figure Dies — “Arlington Democrats mourn the loss of Cragg Hines, a legendary journalist, Democratic activist, donor, and community leader. Cragg wasn’t just a chronicler of history, he was a part of history.” [Twitter]

Bench to Honor Community Activist — “The Dominion Hills Civic Association has placed a memorial bench at Dominion Hills Park in honor of Brian Hannigan, who died in May 2022. More than 50 friends, neighbors and community leaders braved rainstorms on Dec. 17 to attend the ceremony.” [Gazette Leader]

Trail Work Planned — From BikeArlington: “HEADS UP for asphalt trail work starting TOMORROW – Tuesday, 12/19 through Wednesday 12/20 on Four Mile Run/Glencarlyn Park Trail (S. Arlington Mill Drive & 9th Street S.)” [Twitter]

It’s Tuesday — Expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 40 degrees, accompanied by a northwest wind blowing at 15 to 23 mph, gusting up to 32 mph. In the evening, the sky will remain clear with temperatures dropping to around 27 degrees, while the northwest wind decreases to 7 to 11 mph. [Weather.gov]

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…

Three years into his tenure as Penrose Neighborhood Association president, Alex Sakes can proudly say he got a grocery store to corral its shopping carts roaming Columbia Pike.

Local news is a tough business, especially in 2024. The recent, unfortunate closure of DCist illustrates how fragile of a thing it is. ARLnow has sustained our commitment to online-only…

An Arlington firefighter noted for his problem-solving ability, passion for the community and conspicuous moustache has received statewide recognition. Lieutenant Henry Spencer was just named Virginia Firefighter of the Year,…

Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.

Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.

Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of this idyllic lifestyle. Schedule a tour of 7156 Main St today and experience the best of small-town living near a big city!

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Spring will be here before you know it, and art classes are a terrific way to welcome the season. We have some fresh new classes such as hand-building vases and flower arranging. Also on our roster are crocheting, knitting, printmaking, stitching, and sewing. Of course, you can’t go wrong with the basics: watercolor painting, gouache, oil painting, ceramics (including the wheel), sculpture, collage, drawing, and more. Classes start the week of April 1 and range from 3 to 7 weeks.

If you haven’t discovered Art House 7, this is a great time to check us out! We offer classes, workshops, open studios, and Art Nights throughout the year, as well as summer camps. We recently expanded our studio, and you can buy art supplies next door. We’re near the Lee Harrison shopping center, and free parking is outside our door. Ages 2 to adult.

5537 Langston Blvd., Arlington VA 22207

Art Classes and Art Supplies in Arlington, Va.

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Self-led Decision Making – An IFS Approach

Whenever we feel indecisive, it’s usually because different parts of ourselves see things differently and are motivated by different priorities and concerns. In fact, it’s usually the friction between these different “camps” that makes us feel stuck.

We can mediate

Free Right-Sizing Workshop – How to Get Rid of Your…

Cody Chance and Dick Nathan of Long & Foster are hosting a free workshop on the topic of “down-sizing” at their office on Cherry Hill Rd. (formerly Lee Highway) in Arlington on Thursday, February 29 from 5:30PM-7:00PM.

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