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Fairfax County police investigate a shooting yesterday on Huntington Avenue (staff photo by Matt Blitz)

Silver Line Phase 2 Drill Held Up by Rust — “Metro’s Silver Line is set to start running farther into Northern Virginia soon after years of project delays — but rust on the rails delayed an emergency drill Wednesday in Ashburn. Crews were set to simulate a real-life emergency starting at 8 a.m…Safety devices could not be installed quickly, and the drill was delayed more than two hours.” [NBC4]

Off-Campus GMU Students Moving in May Affect Traffic — “City of Fairfax Police are advising residents and commuters that The Flats on University will be moving in their residents on Friday, August 22. Move in begins at 7:30 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m…One section of Democracy Lane will be one way starting at the intersection of University and Democracy Lane.” [Fairfax City Police/Twitter]

Virginia Postpones Update of School History Standards — “The Virginia Board of Education delayed proposed revisions to state standards for history and social studies lessons at a Wednesday meeting, the first held with the five-member majority newly appointed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin.” [The Washington Post]

Jury Duty Questionnaires Hit Mailboxes — “You may be one of approximately 70,000 Fairfax County or City of Fairfax residents receiving a jury duty questionnaire in the mail soon. Here is some helpful information to make the process easier…” [Fairfax County Government/Twitter]

Fairfax City Introduces First Electric Vehicle — “Fairfax City’s first electric vehicle (EV) in fleet has hit the street: a new all-electric Nissan Leaf, embellished with a stylish decal, to showcase the city transition to zero emissions. The EV will replace the gas-powered vehicle currently used by the CUE Bus team to shuttle drivers to their shifts every day.” [City of Fairfax]

Park Authority Hires Veteran Prince William Planner — “Brendon Hannafin is the new development director for the Fairfax County Park Authority…Hannafin took the job after retiring from the Prince William County Government, where he spent 22 years working on planning parks there and preserving a string of historic properties.” [Potomac Local News]

Centreville Pond to Be Partially Drained — “Walney Pond will be drawn down partially between Sept. 12 and Sept. 16, 2022. The drop in water level will accommodate the installation of a dry fire hydrant at the pond. Little to no impact is anticipated to wildlife.” [FCPA]

Vienna Band Names New Leader — “With a new music director in place, the Vienna Community Band is gearing up for its 2022-23 season and is seeking musicians to join the effort. Gilbert Corella, who currently serves as conductor of the Loudoun Symphonic Winds…has been tapped to succeed Cornelius Young, who recently hung up his baton in order to spend more time with his family in Maryland.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 84 and low of 64. Sunrise at 6:26 am and sunset at 8:01 pm. [Weather.gov]

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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

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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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