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Long Bridge Park (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Arlington May Get Another Big HQ — “CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) is expected to move its headquarters to Rosslyn, consolidating its presence in Virginia and dealing another blow to downtown D.C. The real estate data giant, which has steadily grown its Virginia operations — most notably in Richmond — even while maintaining its official headquarters in the District, is near a deal to acquire the Central Place office tower in Arlington from JBG Smith Properties Inc. (NYSE: JBGS), according to sources familiar with those negotiations.” [Washington Business Journal]

Feds Helping with Homelessness — “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $3 million in competitive funding to Arlington County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) for Homelessness.” [Arlington County]

Local News Bill Will Wait — “An effort by an Arlington legislator to aid the commonwealth’s struggling local-news industry will have to wait until 2025 for full consideration in Richmond. Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Alexandria) for several years has floated the idea of taking two steps to help outlets that provide news in various formats (print, online, television and radio) in Virginia.” [Gazette Leader]

Local Chef’s Louisiana Recipe — “February is Mardi Gras month… If you’re celebrating the season at home (we suggest a large gathering of friends and family, as Louisianans do), it’s good to have a flavorful dish on hand that evokes the rich flavors of the Pelican State — and a good place to start is with a crowd-pleasing jambalaya. Chef David Guas is the person to ask for a foolproof recipe — the chef and owner of Arlington’s Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery has been making the classic dish since he was 10 years old, he says.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Local Lawmakers Skeptical of Casino — “It’s on hold until 2025 – if it isn’t quietly killed off before that – but a measure to bring a gambling casino to Tysons potentially could have to do without the support of Arlington’s state senators if and when it is brought back up for consideration. Both state Sens. Barbara Favola and Adam Ebbin, who sit on the committee that heard and then deferred the proposal, raised concerns about various facets of the plan.” [Gazette Leader]

Strong Season for Wakefield Hoops — “With victories over the Washington-Liberty Generals and Herndon Hornets in consecutive games, the Wakefield Warriors have clinched first place in the Liberty District regular-season boys basketball standings. The triumphs gave the Warriors an 18-3 overall record and a 10-1 league mark with one high-school game remaining.” [Gazette Leader]

Health Insurance Rates Rise in Va. — “Health insurance costs in Virginia are skyrocketing… From 2008 to 2022, private insurance premiums and deductibles for both individuals and families went up 89.1%, according to a new report from research firm Altarum on 2022 health spending in Virginia.” [Axios]

Snow Chances in Sight — “Models hinting at a snow chance by late Monday or Tuesday of next week. Not sure it will be cold enough, but something to watch… It’s the pattern after the early week storm which may hold more promise for snow in the Washington region. The jet stream may follow a course which is strongly associated with past patterns that have delivered significant snow in the region. Long-term models, which aren’t always reliable, show the potential for this pattern to last into March.” [Capital Weather Gang, Capital Weather Gang]

It’s Thursday — Expect mostly sunny skies with the temperature reaching around 53 degrees and a south wind blowing at 3 to 7 mph. By Thursday night, the skies will turn mostly cloudy, and the temperature will drop to around 38 degrees. []

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.

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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.

Every great endeavor


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