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Rain in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Few APS Students to Remain Remote — “The number of Arlington Public Schools students using the ‘virtual-learning’ option for the coming school year will be down more than 90 percent from last year, according to new figures, owing largely in a change to how online learning is being delivered. There were 533 students in the school system’s ‘VLP’ (Virtual Learning Program) at the end of the 2021-22 school year… The families of 36 students applied for participation in the program” this year. [Sun Gazette]

Change in County Board Speaker Rules — “Previously, an individual could show up at the 8:30 a.m. meeting (either in person or ‘virtually’) and submit a speaker form prior to the last public-comment speaker wrapping up comments, usually something that occurs about 9 a.m. or slightly later. Under the new rules, sign-ups must occur before 8:15 a.m. to make the cut.” [Sun Gazette]

Group Plans New Offender Re-entry Program — “[A planned program] will provide gender-responsive and liberation-minded therapeutic services, including individual and group psychotherapy, tailored case management plans, and family reunification support to female-identifying individuals who are coming home to Alexandria, Arlington, and the City Falls Church after experiencing incarceration. Some participants may also enroll in a universal basic income pilot program that provides a monthly stipend over the course of 5 months.” [Press Release]

Pickle Purveyor Shuttering Soon — From Jessica Strelitz: “Sad news: @Number1Sons will close shop at the end of the month. No more pickles, beets or kimchi. Always a favorite at any market in Virginia. No details, but it’s a tough time for all local businesses.” [Twitter, PoPville]

Major Metro Work in N. Va. Transpo Plan — The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s massive long-range transportation draft plan is here: with 429 projects spanning all modes, totaling an estimated $75 billion in capital costs… [The draft includes] Realignment of either Metro’s Blue Line or Silver Line between Rosslyn and Union Station, via M Street NW in Georgetown, with a second rail tunnel beneath the Potomac River and a second Rosslyn Metrorail station.” [Washington Business Journal]

N. Va. Arts Agencies Aligning — “After years of ad-hoc collaborations to boost the region’s arts scene, several Northern Virginia arts agencies are forming a designated multijurisdictional alliance for the first time. The Northern Virginia Local Arts Agencies (NVLAA) — the official title of the collaboration — includes the Alexandria Office of the Arts, Arlington Cultural Affairs Office, and ArtsFairfax.” [DCist]

Murder in Seven Corners — “A woman is dead after she was set on fire outside a [Seven Corners] apartment complex Wednesday afternoon, Fairfax County Police said. Now police are trying to find the person responsible. Officers responded to the 2900 block of Willston Place around 2:45 p.m. and found the woman on fire as well as part of the apartment.” [WJLA, Washington Post]

It’s Thursday — Possible drizzle in the morning, clearing later in the day. High of 85 and low of 73. Sunrise at 6:20 am and sunset at 8:10 pm. [Weather.gov]

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

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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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