New Vienna Police Station Cuts Ribbon — “After nearly three years of design and construction, the new, $14 million Vienna Police Department will…open its doors to the public. The celebration is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at the headquarters building located at 215 Center St. S.” [Town of Vienna]
Man Faces Life in Prison for Killing Springfield Woman — “Yohannes Nessibu was convicted by a jury in the slaying of 22-year-old Kedest Simeneh, who was found fatally shot in the backyard of a Burke residence in December 2016. He is charged — but has yet to face trial — in the shooting of 22-year-old Henok Yohannes.” [The Washington Post]
Last Beagles Moved From Virginia Breeding Facility — “The Humane Society of the United States announced Thursday it had accomplished its mission to remove almost 4,000 beagles from a Virginia facility that bred dogs for animal experimentation…The last group of 312 beagles was taken out from the facility as 52 of them are on its way to an HSUS care and rehabilitation center.” [WTOP]
Volunteers Clean Fairfax City Park — “It takes a village! On Sunday, city residents joined forces at Ratcliffe Park — and collected lots of refuse that doesn’t belong there: household trash, bottles and cans, construction debris and materials, tires, a lopsided fitness/toy hoop, and more.” [City of Fairfax/Facebook]
Route 50 Bridge to Close After Labor Day Weekend — “The eastbound Route 50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Highway) service road bridge over Flatlick Branch will be closed to vehicles from 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 25 for cleaning and painting…The sidewalk along the bridge will remain open to pedestrians at all times.” [VDOT]
Tysons Company Awarded Medicare Contract — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has granted a new $6.6 billion contract to Maximus, which will continue running the federal agency’s call centers for potentially up to nine more years. The Tysons-headquartered company faced protests earlier this year by employees calling for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. [Maximus]
Military Veteran Career Fair Coming — “In support of veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses looking to advance their careers, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is leading a free, two-day career fair Sept. 21-22, 2022…Candidates will have the opportunity to network and interview with more than 40 leading companies in Northern Virginia” [Fairfax County EDA]
Travel Safe This Weekend — “As students head back to school and Virginians celebrate this last stretch of summer, Virginia State Police is urging those traveling this weekend to do so safely and responsibly. It is imperative for motorists to stay alert, drive sober and wear their seatbelts during the Labor Day holiday weekend and every day, all year long.” [Virginia State Police]
It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 84 and low of 67. Sunrise at 6:40 am and sunset at 7:39 pm. [Weather.gov]
Editor’s Note — Labor Day weekend is on the horizon, and for many, that means an extra day off work. That includes FFXnow, which will follow a shortened publishing schedule today and observe the holiday on Monday (barring breaking news).
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Public invited: “Fur-th Birthday” brunch celebration for Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, Sunday, October 8 at The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, providing premium mobile pet services throughout Aldie, Middleburg, South Riding is celebrating its fourth anniversary with expansion to Centreville and Chantilly and its fourth Woofie’s pet grooming van. The franchise, owned and operated by Loudoun County residents, husband/wife team Sebaot Gebre and Teferi Dejene, has grown by 900% since its first full year in business.
• Mobile pet spa grooming
• Dog walking
• Pet sitting
• In-home or overnight pet sitting
• Customizable services
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
We invite you to join us at STEAMOLOGY’s annual FREE STEM Fest for elementary and middle school students, taking place on Saturday, October 14th at South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079.
STEM Fest is an exciting