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Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: April 18-22

A wall Scrabble board at Google’s Reston offices (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The weekend is almost here. Before you start working on an elaborate drag costume or head to bed for some much-needed sleep after avoiding those pranksters, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Google announces $300M investment in Virginia from Reston office
  2. Two Tysons-based companies ranked among top 10 places to work in U.S.
  3. JUST IN: Stakeout leads to arrest in overnight burglaries at Northpoint Village Shopping Center
  4. Rise in cut-through traffic becomes dicey issue for Town of Herndon
  5. Key Route 7 intersection to open this spring, as road widening continues
  6. Person rescued from fire at 122-year-old Vienna home on Saturday
  7. Fairfax County School Board chooses new superintendent, despite protests
  8. Crews to raze office building, clearing way for more housing near Wiehle-Reston East
  9. Herndon HS cracks down on ‘all-time high’ student cell phone use
  10. ‘Take a Break’ summer concert series moves to Reston Station

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to news@ffxnow.com or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend Fairfax County!

Recent Stories

A counselor at Glasgow Middle School in Lincolnia is facing criminal charges after he allegedly head-butted an 11-year-old student last week. Detectives began investigating the reported assault on April 16…

Vienna is considering several options to improve parking availability along its commercial corridor. At a conference session on April 15, the Vienna Town Council reviewed recommendations to its update zoning…

The Town of Herndon is getting a new director of economic development. Marc G. Smith will assume the position starting on May 13, the town announced today (Tuesday). He will…

The Starbucks at the Chesterbrook Shopping Center (6214 Old Dominion Drive) in McLean has reopened after an extensive facelift. Starbucks closed in early March to get some interior design improvements….

For many remote workers, a messy home is distracting.

You’re getting pulled into meetings, and your unread emails keep ticking up. But you can’t focus because pet hair tumbleweeds keep floating across the floor, your desk has a fine layer of dust and you keep your video off in meetings so no one sees the chaos behind you.

It’s no secret a dirty home is distracting and even adds stress to your life. And who has the energy to clean after work? That’s why it’s smart to enlist the help of professionals, like Well-Paid Maids.

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Still planning for summer camps? Check out the great variety of art projects and fun teachers at Art House 7 in Arlington. We have morning, midday, and afternoon weekly camps for ages 5-13. Among our themes: Clay Creations; Animals Around the World; Arts & Crafts; Draw, Paint & Sculpt Faces & Animals; Drawing & Printmaking. We’ve recently added PaperPalooza (paper making and bookmaking) and Jewelry camps. You can see all our listings on our website.

Art House 7 has been a haven for artists of all ages since 2015, offering classes, camps, and workshops. We’re located on Langston Blvd. near the Lee Harrison Shopping Center. We have an ample 2-story studio, and plenty of free parking.

Weekly camps at Art House 7
– June 17-Aug. 9
– Camp times: 9-11am, 11am-2pm, 2:30-4:30pm
– Ages 5-13

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Encore Creativity for Older Adults at Capital One Hall

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is pleased to raise the curtain and welcome community members to its spring concert at Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA on May 4, 2024. The concert, which starts at 3 PM, will bring hundreds

Dream, Design, Build: Home Expo 2024

Sponsored by ABW Appliances & Eden, join us for a one-of-a-kind Home Expo event on May 11th from 10AM to 4PM!

The DMV’s top experts — AKG Design Studio and GMJ Construction — are opening their doors to homeowners to

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