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A family visits the mini-golf course at Jefferson District Park in Idylwood (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Metro promises relief to train riders next month — Starting Monday (August 1), the addition of more cars will speed up service on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines to every 15 minutes on weekdays instead of the current wait times, which can reach up to 20 minutes. Metro says it plans to extend these service adjustments to September weekends. [WMATA]

Man to plead guilty to Herndon murder — A Virginia man told a Fairfax County judge he wanted to plead guilty to the 1987 murder of 37-year-old Eige Sober-Adler in Herndon after to be charged in the case in January. Charles Helem is already serving life in prison for strangling and killing his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Bentley, in Chantilly in 2002. [WTOP]

Reston residents frustrated by car break-ins – “Some angry Reston residents complain that police are doing too little to stop a persistent car burglar repeatedly targeting their community… Neighbors say the same burglar has returned to the West Market area near downtown of Reston at least four times during the year” [WUSA9]

New Sidewalks in Lincolnia Nearing Completion – “Work is nearing completion on the #Lincolnia Road sidewalk and spot improvement project! This #FairfaxCounty Transportation project consists of 1,000 LF of sidewalk to connect pedestrian facilities along North Chambliss Street and Lincolnia Road, from Lincolnia Senior Center at Linmar Court » [Supervisor Penny Gross/Twitter]

Pittsburgh Bank arrives in Reston — “The First National Bank is growing in Northern Virginia. ETF Corp. (NYSE: ETF) announced on Wednesday that it has filed applications with the Order of the Comptroller of the Currency to open new branches in Reston and Arlington. The bank currently operates seven First National Bank offices in Northern Virginia and the District and said it plans to increase that total to 11 by 2024.” [Washington Business Journal]

Tysons Planned Trail Maintenance Kit – “Fairfax County Supervisors authorized County Transportation Director Thomas Biesiadny on July 19 to sign a perpetual agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for the joint operation and maintenance of a new shared path at Tysons. [Sun Gazette]

Idylwood office buildings sold – “Dave Schaeffer, CEO of Cogent Communications, has acquired 7799 Leesburg Pike, a pair of 11-story office towers totaling 377,717 square feet in Tysons, Va. The sale price was $49 million, according to someone someone close to the deal… At the time of the sale, the buildings were 36% leased to seven tenants, including Tyson MRI and Imaging Center and the University of the Potomac campus in Virginia. [Commercial Observer]

Reston offers a ‘superhero’ triathlon for kids – Coming this Sunday (July 31), the CORE Foundation will host its first-ever Reston Superhero Youth Triathlon at Ridge Heights Pool. More than 100 people have registered for the competition, which will feature running, swimming and cycling and will include categories for para and adapted athletes. [CORE Foundation]

Vienna Parks and Recreation Registration Coming Soon — “Get ready, get ready for autumn fun with Vienna Parks and Recreation!” Explore the program guide and sign up for classes, camps and other adventures for the whole family! Registration for City residents opens at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 1. Registration for all others opens Monday, August 8. [Town of Vienna]

It’s Friday — Rain in the evening and at night. High of 82 and low of 74. Sunrise at 6:09 a.m. and sunset at 8:25 p.m. []

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