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A plaza between buildings in Ballston, including Salt Line’s outdoor patio space (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Arlington Real Estate in WSJ — “Buying a single-family home in Arlington, Va., is a study in patience… With persistence and perseverance, these families were able to buy a house in their favorite Washington, D.C., suburb.” [Wall Street Journal]

Record Low Tax Delinquency — “Treasurer Carla de la Pava announced that the delinquency rate for taxes on real estate and personal property had fallen to 0.161 percent, down from 0.177 percent a year before and the lowest not just in county history but perhaps the lowest ever among any jurisdiction in Virginia history – and maybe more. ‘I would be shocked if it was matched anywhere in the U.S.,’ de la Pava said, praising her ‘dream team’ of staff.” [Sun Gazette]

Welcome from APS Superintendent — Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán has released a video message for families returning to Arlington schools soon. [Vimeo]

WWII Airman’s ANC Burial — “A U.S. Army airman killed during WWII and unaccounted for until earlier this year will finally get a proper burial, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The remains of U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Adolph ‘Leonard’ Olenik were identified earlier this year. He’ll be laid to rest Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.” [Patch]

Dracula at Synetic — “Arlington-based Synetic Theater has announced plans for a ‘Vampire Ball’ to celebrate both Halloween and its upcoming production of ‘Dracula.’ The Oct. 28 event will provide ‘everything you need for a spooktacular night,’ the troupe said. ‘We’re talking Dracula-themed cocktails, dancing, physical theater, spooky Georgian remixes and more.'” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 84 and low of 64. Sunrise at 6:26 am and sunset at 8:01 pm. []

‘To Sail Around the Sun’ Returns to the Kennedy Center — Company E, Washington, DC’s leading contemporary repertory dance company, will return its catered-to-kids performance of ‘To Sail Around the Sun’ to the Kennedy Center on National… [Press Release]

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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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