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ARLnow Daily Debrief for Dec 22, 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 22, 2023.

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

  1. Arlington’s Pupatella recognized as one of the world’s best pizza chains (27097 views)
  2. Orvis at The Crossing announces closing sale and eyes potential reopening (15929 views)
  3. A Yorktown alum sold his first startup before he had a diploma. Now he’s onto the next venture. (12059 views)
  4. New Panera to open in Ballston this week and its first customers will get free meals for a year (10469 views)
  5. Two apprehended after reported robbery in Clarendon Metro (10218 views)
  6. W-L student prompts police investigation after allegedly using a device to turn off nearby iPhones (6967 views)
  7. County ratifies financing plan for Barcroft Apartments redevelopment despite push from advocates for deeper affordability (6362 views)
  8. Police: Man kicks officers after breaking into woman’s apartment in Ballston (6332 views)
  9. Photos: Possible albino squirrel sighting in Arlington (6238 views)
  10. JUST IN: Flood Warning issued for Arlington (5773 views)
  11. Part of GW Parkway will close for winter weather, NPS warns (5309 views)
  12. Ask Eli: Will new Capitals/Wizards stadium increase home values? (4194 views)

📅 Upcoming events

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

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Here are the events planned for Sunday:

🌥️ Saturday’s forecast

Expect a mostly cloudy day with a high of 48, accompanied by a calm wind that shifts to the south at around 6 mph in the morning. For Saturday night, there is a slight chance of showers after 1am, with temperatures dipping to a low of 38. A southeast wind of around 5 mph will become calm after midnight, and there is a 20% chance of precipitation. See more from

💡 Quote of the Day

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Albert Schweitzer

🌅 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

Take a tour of the Courthouse neighborhood and explore two local favorites of Sallie Seiy, your guide in the latest Neighborhood Spotlight.

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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.

🍽️ On the Menu: Delicious French food

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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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Science Meets Judaism: Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Biases

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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