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Snakeden Branch at Lake Audubon in Reston (photo by Ray Copson)

Tolls on First Day of New I-66 Lanes Top $6 — “Washington-bound drivers paid an average of $6.10 during the Monday morning commute to use new Interstate 66 toll lanes from Gainesville to Centreville, according to the toll operator. The highest toll in the eastbound lanes was $6.50 at the peak of the commute, officials said.” [The Washington Post]

Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility Expands — “The VDH announced eligibility expansion for JYNNEOS, the monkeypox vaccine to include people of any gender or sexual orientation living with HIV/AIDS or who were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection in the past three months.” [Fairfax County Health Department/Twitter]

Man Arrested for Reported Chantilly Robbery — “Fairfax County Police located a suspect in an assault and robbery that occurred midday on Monday in the Chantilly area, according to a post on the department’s official Twitter account. Officers were on the scene at 12:26 p.m., in the 13200 block of Leafcrest Lane in Fairfax” [Patch]

County Board to Consider Police Hiring Bonuses — “A newly proposed ordinance change would give the county executive the ability to give up to $15,000 in hiring bonuses to attract new police officers to the force. The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the ordinance change on Oct. 11, 2022.” [ABC7]

Volunteer Fire Departments Face Staffing Challenges — “There are fewer volunteers in the ranks, as some departed during the pandemic and some departments saw lower recruitment…’Yet with the core group of volunteers we have today, we are maintaining and in some cases growing our capacity and level of activity, which is very encouraging,’ [Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Commission Chairman Shawn] Stokes said.” [Sun Gazette]

Colvin Run Road Intersection at Route 7 Reopens — “Starting the week of Sept. 26, the Colvin Run Road (west) intersection will open to all movements at Route 7. The following movements will be restored: Drivers on westbound Route 7 will be able to turn right onto Colvin Run Road (west). Drivers on Colvin Run Road (west) will be able to turn right onto westbound Route 7.” [VDOT]

FCPS Recruits Spanish Teachers From Puerto Rico — “When a friend told Lesliean Luna that Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia was recruiting native Spanish speakers in San Juan, she didn’t hesitate…Now years after Luna was hired in 2016, she and her daughter both work in Virginia’s largest school system.” [WTOP]

Fire Station Open Houses Planned — “In celebration of Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15, 2022), all Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Stations will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stop by your local station that day to meet your firefighters and paramedics, join in the activities, learn about fire safety, see the fire trucks and ambulances.” [FCFRD]

Tysons 5K Fundraiser Sees Strong Turnout — “Thank you to everyone who joined us for @foodforothers’ 9th annual Tysons 5K and Fun Run! This year, 390 people participated in the event and a total of $92,585.40 was raised for Food for Others, an organization dedicated to distributing food to our neighbors in need.” [Tysons Partnership/Twitter]

It’s Tuesday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 69 and low of 55. Sunrise at 7:02 am and sunset at 6:59 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.

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Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.

Minimum Requirements

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  • Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.

  • Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

  • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

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The Van Metre 5K Run

Participate in the 32nd Annual Van Metre 5K Run, a race that goes further than 3.1 miles, and every stride you take supports Children’s National Hospital. The Van Metre 5K Run donates 100% of proceeds to Children’s National Hospital and

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