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Workers high up an under-construction building in Pentagon City (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Career Center Parking Questions — “Residents living in neighborhoods adjacent to the Arlington Career Center parcel may find themselves sharing on-street parking with students and teachers once the massive rebuild of the parcel is complete. The county school system has proposed a 360-space parking garage as part of the $175 million project, but planners do not believe that will be enough space to accommodate the need.” [Sun Gazette]

More on the Return to School — “Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán says there are new start and end times which has helped make the bus system more efficient since there are fewer bus routes. The change also makes sure more students can spend more time in the classroom. When it comes to staffing, Durán says APS is 99% staffed this year. The district is actually in a better place than before after increasing teacher compensation by 6.8% on average. Student enrollment is also up.” [WJLA, Twitter]

Dems’ Annual Chili Cookoff Nears — “As Arlington Democrats prepare for the final two-month road trip toward Election Day, the party is preparing to get gassed up. The Arlington County Democratic Committee will hold its annual Labor Day Chili Cookoff on Monday, Sept. 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lyon Park Community Center. The annual event sees teams representing elected officials, candidates and others vying for a host of culinary awards.” [Sun Gazette]

High School Football Returns — “The Wakefield Warriors at home and the Yorktown Patriots on the road lost their opening games of the high-school football season the night of Aug. 26.” [Sun Gazette]

New W-L Hoops Coach — “Prior to working at W-L, [new head coach Liz] Altmaier coached as a girls assistant at Marshall and McLean high schools in Fairfax County… In college, she played Division I varsity basketball at Harvard University. During her time there, Harvard won two Ivy League championships. In high school, Altmaier was a three-year starter at Pinewood School in Los Altos, Calif. Her teams won two state and many other championships. She was chosen to all-state, all-section and all-league teams.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Tuesday — Sun and heat gives way to likely rain and storms in the late afternoon and evening. High of 89 and low of 73. Sunrise at 6:37 am and sunset at 7:44 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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