I-66 Lane Closure in Vienna Area Starts Tonight — “The left travel lane on I-66 East between Cedar Lane and I-495 will be closed beginning around 9 p.m. Friday, August 19, through 5 a.m. Thursday, August 25, to allow for continued construction of the future I-66 Express Lanes…Drivers should plan for traffic delays and consider alternative routes during this period.” [VDOT]
Superintendent Says FCPS Prepared for New School Year, Despite Gaps in Staff — “Out of the 15,000 teachers employed by FCPS, about 150 of them are part of the residency program. But a look at Fairfax County openings still shows a lot. By our count, more than 350. The county says that where they still have vacancies, central office staff with teacher licenses will be asked to cover until a permanent teacher has been hired.” [WUSA9]
Korean Bakery Opens in Annandale — “The Tous les Jours bakery and café opened Aug. 15 in the East Gate Shopping Center in Annandale. The shop, at 4243 John Marr Drive, offers pastries, bread, fancy cakes, muffins, donuts, croissants, scones, buns, macarons, and other baked goods.” [Annandale Today]
Kingstowne Developer Plans Land Sale — “The Halle Cos. looks poised to sell off a Kingstowne parcel approved for multifamily development, its last piece of a sprawling retail-dominated site…Halle now has the final piece of the puzzle — a 4.7-acre parking lot sandwiched between Kingstowne Village Parkway and Kingstowne Towne Center — under contract with The NRP Group, a Cleveland-based real estate developer and manager.” [Washington Business Journal]
Firefighters Deliver Backpacks for Students — “On Tuesday, August 16, members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, our retiree group, public safety partners Fairfax County Police Department, along with various community groups, came together at Station 11, Penn Daw, to provide 1500 backpacks and school supplies for deserving kids.” [FCFRD]
Fairfax Connector Changes Coming This Fall — “Later this fall, the Fairfax Connector bus service is set to make several service and fare changes, including changes to routes in the Springfield and Tysons areas. The changes are set to go into effect Oct. 1.” [WTOP]
Reston Hospital Patient Walks After Tractor Accident — “Yussif Alhassan did something last week that some might’ve thought impossible five months ago. He stood up and walked. On March 13, Alhassan arrived in the emergency room at Reston Hospital Center after his entire lower body had been crushed by a tractor.” [Patch]
County Well-Represented Among Fastest-Growing Companies — “This year, 113 Fairfax County-based companies, along with 72 companies located in additional Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance jurisdictions, made the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies.” [Fairfax County EDA]
GMU Reaches 50-Year Mark — “George Mason University in Fairfax is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year…Northern Virginians and outsiders alike have seen Mason transform into a hub for technology, politics, and more — and they’ve seen Mason transform the region along with it.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]
It’s Friday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 86 and low of 68. Sunrise at 6:27 am and sunset at 8:00 pm. [Weather.gov]
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Lake Anne’s plaza will once again spring to life this summer with concerts. Lake Anne Live! — an event series that kicked off last year — brings Thursday evening concerts…
The proposed repurposing of Inova Health System’s former corporate headquarters in Merrifield as live/work and workforce housing units got a hearty recommendation from the Fairfax County Planning Commission earlier this…
Are you ready for summer? Live Fairfax has a bucket list of indoor activities, outdoor escapades and trips to explore this summer.
Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.
To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!
We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!
Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun
Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!
Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker
Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road