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Fall leaves by Reston trail (photo by Ray Copson)

Poor Conditions Reported at County-Owned Annandale Apartments — “Residents of the Wedgewood Apartments in Annandale are increasingly fed up with their living conditions — and an unresponsive landlord. Among the complaints: mice, bedbugs, water outages, broken pipes, flooding in laundry rooms, mold, rats by the dumpsters, crime, and speeding in the parking lot.” [Annandale Today]

Crab Cab Bar + Kitchen Opens in Penn Daw — “A woman-owned food truck business that has specialized in high quality, fresh seafood fare for nearly 10 years held its soft opening Oct. 17 at the Krispy Korner shopping center in Penn Daw…The restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight.” [On the MoVe]

Park Authority Names New Communications Director — The Fairfax County Park Authority has hired Susan Kalish as its new Director of the Office of Marketing and Communications. The public relations director for Arlington Parks and Recreation since 2006, Kalish assume the position on Dec. 16, replacing “longtime Public Information Officer Judy Pedersen, who is retiring at the end of the year after more than 20 years of service to the agency.” [FCPA]

County Library Compiling Cookbook — “Do you make a beloved, delicious dish with an interesting story? The Fairfax County Public Library is collecting recipes for a forthcoming e-book called ‘Fairfax County Cooks: A Community Cookbook.’ This will be the first book in a series featuring diverse traditions and stories from the community.” [Annandale Today]

National Philharmonic Orchestra Starts Season in Tysons — “Pardon their French! The renowned National Philharmonic kicks off its exciting fall season this week with a pair of concerts under the banner theme, ‘Vive La France.’ The first show is Thursday, Oct. 20, at Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia, followed by a second show Saturday, Oct. 22, at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland.” [WTOP]

Transportation Expo Coming to Reston This Weekend — “The weather looks great for the Let’s Go Expo this coming Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 to 4 p.m. at 1850 Cameron Glen Dr. in Reston. This free interactive event is for all ages, so please bring the kids…For adults, this is a multi-modal transportation extravaganza!” [Hunter Mill District News]

Kilmer MS Student Organizes Spelling Bee — “A Kilmer Middle School eighth-grader has been giving up his Friday evenings to offer free spelling tutoring to dozens of Mongolian immigrant children across the US…On Saturday, Oct. 22, the 13-year-old will be welcoming many of these children as they arrive at The World Bank in Washington, D.C. to take part in his latest venture: a first-ever community spelling bee for American Mongolian students that has Scripps’ support.” [FCPS]

Local Rec Centers Prepare for Return of Student Swimmers — “Fairfax County Park Authority Rec Centers will welcome back FCPS High School swim and dive teams starting Nov. 7, 2022. This partnership between the Park Authority and area high schools dates back to the opening of Audrey Moore Rec Center at Wakefield Park in 1977.” [FCPA]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 57 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:24 am and sunset at 6:24 pm. []

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High School Senior Anxious about College Life? Our amazing graduate interns, Meghan Damminger and Kelly Charwat are starting an affordable College Readiness group in early 2023. Working out day and time. Please email to set up a free consultation after the Thanksgiving holiday. And yes, Meghan and Kelly have a few openings for individual clients as well. Their rate is $45 per session. []( zt4eo_wjQo1gF6uHS–k32g).

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The Capitol Bones present A Christmas Brass Spectacular

The Capitol Bones Christmas Brass Spectacular will take place Monday 19 December at The Carlyle Room in Washington DC at 7:00pm. Tickets are now available at INSANTSEATS.
Dinner seatings are at 6:00,6:30 and 7:00pm. This year we will expand the

Ravel Dance Company presents the Nutcracker Ballet

The Ravel Dance Company will present this holiday tradition for the 2nd year at the gorgeous Capital One Hall main stage. It is a wonderful way to start the holiday season. Follow Clara through her journey to the Pine forest,


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