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Soccer practice at twilight at Long Bridge Park (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

State Budget Adds Marijuana Misdemeanors — “Today, the Virginia General Assembly voted to approve the budget bill which contains language to recriminalize personal possession of over four ounces of marijuana in public. The language, which creates two new misdemeanors, will take effect immediately upon Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin’s signature on the budget.” [NORML, Washington Post]

Man Exposes Self in Women’s Restroom — “500 block of 12th Street S. At approximately 12:33 p.m. on May 31, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined the female victim exited a restroom stall and observed the unknown male suspect inside the women’s restroom with his pants down and genitals exposed. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.” [ACPD]

New Workforce Development Program — “Arlington Economic Development (AED) is proud to announce an innovative workforce development program benefitting Arlington residents and tech employers. AED is working with Arlington-based Exelaration, the #2 tech and engineering internship provider in the U.S., on the Arlington Talent Pilot program.” [Arlington County]

Historical Society Needs Moving Help — “As it embarks on a renovation of its Arlington Ridge Road museum, the Arlington Historical Society is seeking community help in preparing many of its historic items for relocation. The organization has received space donated by JBG Smith in Crystal City for storage of its collection. ‘Now, the real costs will be in packing and moving the approximately 5,000 artifacts that are not on display,’ the organization said in a recent missive to supporters.” [Sun Gazette]

County Offers Hurricane Prep Tips — “The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1, and now is the best time for Arlington residents to prepare for hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding. Here are four helpful tips to help you and your loved ones prepare for hurricane season.” [Arlington County]

New Paint Job for Clarendon Restaurant — “And #MexicaliBlues gets fresh blue! Summer Is Here!” [Twitter]

Metro Ridership Rising — From NBC 4’s Adam Tuss: “Metrobus ridership continues to trend upward, topping 300,000 trips per day according to the most recent data. Are gas prices pushing people to the bus?” [Twitter]

It’s Thursday — Rain and storms in the afternoon. High of 85 and low of 73. Sunrise at 5:46 am and sunset at 8:30 pm. [Weather.gov]

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As Arlington County continues collecting feedback on the preliminary concept plan to turn Langston Blvd into a “Green Main Street” over several decades, a few disagreements have emerged. Some say…

RSVP to learn about the Forestry and Natural Resources Plan during the virtual open house tomorrow at 7 p.m.

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The Arlington Art Truck is back this fall starting October 1 with an exhibit focused on Arlington’s birds.

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!

Features:
– 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!

https://www.thelunchtrain.com/

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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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