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Columbia Pike at twilight (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Grumbles About Car Tax — “County Board members have been getting their share of comments, too. ‘We have definitely heard some concerns,’ County Board Chairman Katie Cristol acknowledged, as elected officials and their staff have been fielding complaints about sometimes significant increases in personal property taxes on vehicles, which come due Oct. 5.” [Sun Gazette]

Puerto Rico Dogs Arrive in Arlington — “Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and the Puerto Rico Alliance for Companion Animals are evacuating 30 animals from the destruction in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Fiona… Moving these shelter animals to the mainland to find forever homes not only save their lives but allows PR Animals to repair their facility (which currently has no power or running water) and prepare for animals displaced by destruction.” [Twitter]

Parking Rate Lower at DCA — “The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeing a slightly lower percentage of vehicles in its parking garages compared to passengers in its terminals than it had during pre-pandemic times… At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, it is running at 8 percent, down from 9 percent pre-pandemic.” [Sun Gazette]

Metro Map Updated — “Metrorail’s iconic map is getting an update with the addition of the six new Silver Line stations. Beginning today, you’ll start to see new maps rolling out… Also on the new map, Potomac Yard Station is shown as a future station. Changing the map is no easy feat. With more than 5,000 maps in stations and trains alone, Metro is getting a head start now for what will take more than a month to replace every map in the system in preparation for opening.” [WMATA]

D.C. Misspells ‘Virginia’Updated at 10:15 a.m. — “A sharp-eyed Twitter user noticed a misspelling at the eastern terminus of Virginia Avenue, Northwest. A Washingtonian reporter confirmed the street sign was misspelled as ‘Virgina’ but was unable to find any other typos between Constitution Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway.” [Washingtonian]

It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 73 and low of 58. Sunrise at 7:01 am and sunset at 7:01 pm. []

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From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.

Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.

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Come early for full Dinner and Drink Service!


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