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A Southwest Airlines jet takes off from DCA (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Arlington Lottery Winner — “A truck driver from Arlington was driving through Texas when he discovered that he had the winning numbers in the Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle and won $1 million… Meharena purchased his winning ticket #485284 at the Harris Teeter at 950 South George Mason Drive.” [Patch]

HVAC Issue at Elementary School — From Arlington Public Schools: “Innovation Elementary School will be closed today, Tue, Feb. 6, 2024, due to no heat in the building. Maintenance staff are working to repair the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system as quickly as possible.” [Twitter]

Exec of Ballston Company Honored — “An executive from Arlington was among the 17 distinguished leaders named 2024 Virginia Black Business Leaders by Virginia Business. Choosing from a pool of 60 executives who were nominated by readers and last year’s honorees, Virginia Business editors scored the nominees on overall achievement, community impact, and mentorship.” [Patch]

Green Valley Leader Profiled — “Portia Clark is a lifelong Arlingtonian and active community member in her home neighborhood of Green Valley. She is the president of the Green Valley Association, the Executive Director of Arm & Arm, a non-profit organization committed to helping returning citizens from incarceration and veterans, and the founder of… a non-profit focused on creating programs that benefit local youth, parents and seniors.” [Arlington Convention and Visitors Service]

Trolley Signs Pop Up on the Pike — Following County Board Chair Libby Garvey’s announcement that she will not be seeking reelection, signs have been spotted along Columbia Pike with the words: ‘Gibby’s Gone… Trolly Time.'” [Twitter]

House Renovation Highlighted — “During the pandemic lockdown… the 1,188-square-foot house, originally built in 1967, felt too small for their family of four. They turned to Alair Homes Arlington to transform their little starter home into a modern farmhouse with clean lines, lots of sunlight and room to move.  Now roughly 3,100 square feet, it includes his and her home offices, a rooftop deck and plenty of thoughtfully designed storage space.” [Arlington Magazine]

FBI Citizens Academy Apps Open — “Applications are now available online for the Washington Field Office’s (WFO) 2024 Citizens Academy, to be held May 1 to June 5 at the office’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.” [Press Release]

It’s Wednesday — Expect bright sunshine and a high of 48 degrees accompanied by a gentle 3 to 6 mph north wind. As for Wednesday night, the skies will be mainly clear, and the temperature will dip to around 31 degrees. [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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