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Most-Read Arlington Stories of the Week: August 20, 2021

Kids ride a race-car ride at the Arlington County Fair (staff photo)

After a particularly hot week last week, the past five days have been especially wet.

That’s not great news for the Arlington County Fair, which ends Sunday. Rain is in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday, but there should be dry patches. Bring your galoshes.

Here are your most-read Arlington stories of the week:

  1. Two Hurt in Morning Robbery of Local Pharmacy
  2. Man Stabbed at Clarendon Bar in Seemingly Random Attack
  3. SUV Overturns in Pentagon City After Shoe Theft
  4. Local TikTok Personality to Face Trial, But Notches Partial Court Victory (Aug. 12)
  5. Local TikTok Star Arrested Amid Spat with Restaurants (Aug. 10)
  6. Local Agriculture Office Agrees Mysterious Bites Likely Oak Itch Mites
  7. Lottery Immigration System Forces Marymount Grad to Bid U.S. Goodbye
  8. New Census Data Shows How Arlington Grew in 10 Years
  9. A Gutted Restaurant Near Courthouse Could Become a Daycare
  10. Flash Flood Warning Issued for Arlington (Aug. 16)
  11. Morning Poll: But Seriously, Should We Build a Gondola?
  12. Why Helicopters Land in a Local Elementary School Field

The last story in that list was written by our summer intern, Anuj Khemka. Today is the last day for Anuj, who is heading back to school. Thank you, Anuj, for your hard work!

Feel free to discuss the stories above or anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!

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Wakefield High School and Claremont Elementary School were secured today in response to reports of gunfire in nearby Bailey’s Crossroads.

Now you can have fun with your family and friends when deciding where to eat!

Just hop aboard The Lunch Train and set the destination for: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or nightlife!

– No app necessary. Simply go to the website if you’d like!
– No account necessary
– Use your current location or a desired location
– Add restaurants you’re interested in, invite your friends, and play the game!

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Lyon Park & Ashton Heights’ biennial home & garden biennial tour is back. The tour will include contemporary custom homes, older historic bungalows as well as renovated properties. One of the stunning homes on the tour is pictured above.  In addition to beautiful & unique homes, the Villa & Vistas ’22 event will conclude with a festive reception at the Lyon Park Community Center at 414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington VA 22201. What could be better right?

All proceeds from this event will go to the Lyon Park Citizens Association (LPCA) towards our neighborhood jewel & hub, the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC).

When: Sunday, October 2nd, Noon – 4 PM. 

Where: Meet to get your tickets and the tour map at the Lyon Park Community Center (414 N Fillmore Street) We will have a table with information outside.

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Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved. Join ACFCU for our Homebuying

Pink Carpet Event Charity Fashion Show

The Pink Carpet Event Charity Fashion Show will feature our fabulous breast cancer survivors slaying the runway! Designers from Baltimore and the Washington, DC Metropolitan area will bring exquisite fashion and glamour to this event. Professional male and female designs


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