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ARLnow Daily Debrief for Jan 5, 2024

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 — Jan 5, 2024.

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

  1. NEW: The Freshman has closed in Crystal City (14838 views)
  2. Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon has closed (12576 views)
  3. Rice Crook in Ballston Quarter Market has closed, but several new eateries are moving in (6184 views)
  4. Fight over Columbia Pike parking space leads to gun charges (5441 views)
  5. Falls Church to host inaugural restaurant week this month (5156 views)
  6. Bank swaps branch locations in Ballston (4481 views)
  7. Pedestrian injured after SUV runs into bank next to Pentagon City Metro station (4329 views)
  8. Morning Poll: How much snow do you think we’ll actually get this weekend? (4082 views)
  9. New County Board chair announces Arlington’s first ‘visioning process’ since 1986 (3298 views)
  10. Video: ACPD cruiser rear-ended and then pushed in Courthouse (2961 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

Expect a mix of rain, snow, and sleet until 11am, transitioning to rain and possible snow until 1pm, followed by rain for the rest of the day. Highs will be around 38°F with winds changing from southeast to northeast in the afternoon and gusts up to 18mph. Precipitation chances are 100%, with minimal snow and sleet accumulation. Saturday night will likely see rain until 10pm, then mostly cloudy conditions with lows near 33°F. There is a 60% chance of precipitation and potential accumulation between a tenth and a quarter of an inch. See more from

💡 Quote of the Day

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

🌅 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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