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Construction equipment around the former Americana Hotel in Crystal City (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Move-In Day at Marymount — “This Thursday, about 310 new students will arrive on Move-In Day and be celebrated as new members of the Marymount University family, as an estimated 33 volunteers consisting of Marymount faculty, staff and current students will be on location to assist these first-year Saints.” [Press Release]

Road Projects Improving School Safety — “Roadway and pedestrian safety are a top concern during the back-to-school season, which is why Arlington County has several projects and initiatives that prioritize safer roads and crossings for students, parents, teachers, and school staff. Arlington’s Vision Zero transportation safety program has led to multiple projects in coordination with APS to increase pedestrian safety around schools since being adopted in May 2021.” [Arlington County]

APS Back-to-School Hotline — “Arlington school officials are encouraging parents to pick up the phone and reach out if they have questions that they can’t get answered. The Arlington Public Schools’ family-information line is operational at (703) 228-8000 as the start to school approaches.” [Sun Gazette]

Review Board Disagrees with Park Names — ” Until the Aug. 17 HALRB meeting, the stars appeared to be aligning for the names ‘Pen Place’ and ‘Met Park’ for the two future parks. But then opposition arrived… HALRB member Mark Turnbull termed Met Park an ‘undistinguished’ prospective moniker and said even lengthening it to Metropolitan Park to align with the overall development would leave a ‘fairly bland name.'” [Sun Gazette]

Affordable Housing Lagging in N. Va. — “While some areas of [Northern Virginia] are currently meeting housing targets,” including Arlington, “the region has an uphill battle to build new affordable housing units — particularly for people at the lowest incomes — at the pace they’re needed, and even sometimes to preserve existing ones.” [DCist]

It’s Thursday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 87 and low of 72. Sunrise at 6:33 am and sunset at 7:51 pm. [Weather.gov]

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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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