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A monarch butterfly spotted by the W&OD Trail (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Superintendent Addresses Handling of Former Glasgow Counselor — “Fairfax County parent Staci Ali-Ibrahim sat at the end of a long table at Glasgow Middle School Thursday night, and asked Superintendent Michelle Reid why Virginia’s largest school system doesn’t have a clear plan in place to ensure they are notified by law enforcement when a staff member is arrested and charged with a crime.” [WTOP]

Springfield Students Upbeat After First Week of School — “Everyone at Forestdale seems to be having plenty of feelings this week. The prevailing one is joy at being back together again, and hope that this year — the second one back full time after pandemic lockdowns — will be even less disrupted by COVID-19 than the last one.” [DCist]

Hawk Caught in Car in Dunn Loring Area Saved — “Animal Protection Police Officer McLemore to the rescue! This morning, APPO McLemore was called to the area of I-66 and I-495 after a driver realized a hawk was caught in the grill of their car. APPO McLemore removed the hawk from the car and arranged for it to be cared for by a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center.” [FCPD/Facebook]

Metro Launches Ridership Survey — “Through the end of November, Metrorail customers will be asked to complete ridership surveys that will help ensure future policy decisions reflect the needs of Metro customers. Metro staff in yellow vests will be handing surveys out at various stations across the system, and they will be collected from drop boxes at stations through the end of November. Surveys can also be completed online” [WMATA]

NoVA Leaders Talk Affordable Housing and More — “Northern Virginia needs to build more affordable housing, promote teleworking, support the Metrorail system (despite its ongoing woes) and ensure better education funding, top officials from five area jurisdictions said Aug. 25 at the seventh annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit.” [Sun Gazette]

Virginia Could Ban Gas Vehicles Because of California — “California’s decision to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars beginning in 2035 will also halt the sale of such vehicles in Virginia due to a 2021 law linking the commonwealth to the western state’s vehicle emissions standards, state attorneys have concluded.” [Virginia Mercury]

Woodlawn Fire Station Celebrates Diversity with Mural — “If you passed by Fire Station 24, Woodlawn, lately you may have noticed the newly completed mural on its façade featuring portrait depictions of six firefighters. Mural reflects the diversity of #FCFRD and diversity of community we serve. Mural by Artist Nicholas Zimbro.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Dulles Airport Leader on Makeover Plans — “Plans for a 14-gate concourse announced earlier this year are part of a broader modernization effort at Dulles, which has long served as the region’s international hub. Shepherding the airport through that process is Richard Golinowski, who worked in various roles at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for more than two decades.” [The Washington Post]

It’s Monday — Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 88 and low of 73. Sunrise at 6:36 am and sunset at 7:45 pm. [Weather.gov]

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VHC Health hosted its annual Trauma Survivors Day, honoring four former trauma patients and their care team on Tuesday, May 16. For many of these patient honorees, this event was the first time they were reunited with the team of healthcare professionals who cared for them after their injury. Both the healthcare team and the honorees expressed gratitude for the opportunity to thank, hug, and simply see one another again after their experience in the Trauma Center.

 

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Charity Live Music Concert

Ukrainian Charity fundraiser concert at South County High School on June 13, 2023.

All proceeds will go toward Ukrainian funds “Mriya Charity” and “Dai Lapu Drug”, that help kids and animals affected by war.

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For any incident, like the Las Vegas massacre to the Boston Marathon bombings, citizens play a role in saving lives in the minutes following an attack. It is imperative that we provide the knowledge and skills necessary to help our

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