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Rain as seen through the windows of Compass Coffee in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

County Sued for Park Project — “Arlington County withheld nearly $1 million from a contractor that renovated a popular park in the East Falls Church area, the company has alleged. McDonnell Landscape, which filed the suit against the County Board in Arlington Circuit Court on Aug. 17, had been hired to carry out long-awaited upgrades to Benjamin Banneker Park, a 12.5-acre facility along Four Mile Run that includes a major trailhead, a dog park and athletic facilities.” [Washington Post]

Church’s Multi-Million Dollar Reno — “Bishop Michael F. Burbidge dedicated a new altar for St. Agnes Church in Arlington Aug. 31. The celebration was the culmination of a multi-million dollar renovation that changed and improved a number of aspects of the building. The church now has a newly paved parking lot, a new entryway and narthex. Inside the church, there is a new altar, tabernacle, baptismal font, ambo and new marble flooring in the sanctuary.” [Arlington Catholic Herald]

WaPo Profiles Flip and Flipper — “Transformed Arlington, Va., house for sale for $2.3 million…  A 1954 rambler was expanded into a six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 3,800-square-foot home.” [Washington Post]

More 7000 Series Trains Coming — “Metro is returning more of its newest, most reliable trains to service starting Sept. 12. This marks a significant step in the restoration of all 7000-series railcars, which is key to Metro’s plan to improve train frequency for customers. With the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission’s approval, Metro’s updated return to service plan allows the agency to safely operate up to 20 of its 7000-series trains per day, up from the current limit of eight trains.” [WMATA, WMATA]

It’s Tuesday — Rain in the morning, then drying out with some showers in the afternoon. High of 79 and low of 71. Sunrise at 6:44 am and sunset at 7:33 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!
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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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Pink Carpet Event Charity Fashion Show

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