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Raindrops on a red leaf in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Police Looking for Missing Man — “The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating a missing Arlington man. [The man], 28, last had contact with his family on July 30, 2022. [He] is described as a Black male, 5’6″ tall, 135 pounds with black hair. He was last seen in the 1400 block of 28th Street S. and believed to have left the area in a 2016 silver Toyota bearing VA license plate UZS-6307, heading towards West Virginia.” [ACPD]

Beyer in Taiwan — Following the high-profile visit to Taiwan by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, local Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) is among a Congressional delegation visiting the island today. [Twitter]

Home Inventory Levels Rise — “Forty consecutive months of year-over-year declines in the number of homes listed for sale across the Washington region came to a screeching end in July, when inventory spiked 15.6 percent compared to a year before. While the inventory of condominiums available for prospective purchasers was down, the number of single-family homes and townhomes was up about a third from July 2021.” [Sun Gazette]

Fox 5 Broadcasts from Crystal City — “Jennifer Fioretti with Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation talks about the beautiful parks during our FOX 5 Zip Trip to National Landing!” [YouTube, Fox 5]

Cathedral Music Director Retiring — “As director of music for the Cathedral of St. Thomas More and the diocese, [Rick] Gibala, 75, has been responsible for music at thousands of Masses — from weddings and funerals to ordinations and other special liturgies… After 32 years in the diocese, Gibala will retire Aug. 23; his contributions will be honored Aug. 14 at a farewell Mass and reception.” [Arlington Catholic Herald]

Arlington’s ‘On Fire’ Startups — Several Arlington companies are among the 2022 honorees of the Inno on Fire Awards, including: Federated Wireless, MarginEdge, Momentus, RealAtom, Shift5, and Wagestream. [Washington Business Journal]

Another Local Cartoonist Highlighted — “Arlington photographer/cartoonist Jake McGuire is giving away free, signed reprints from his new book ‘Cartoons Too Funny For The New Yorker’ at a table by the Starbucks at the Virginia Square Metro station on Sunday mornings from 8 to 9 a.m. during August. This cartoon selected as the first of his signed giveaway reprints has an Irish theme, so McGuire is calling on all his fellow Irish in the area to stop by and get a copy.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Monday — Possible light rain in the morning and afternoon, otherwise cloudy. High of 73 and low of 65. Sunrise at 6:24 am and sunset at 8:05 pm. []

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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

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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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