I-66 Ramps in Fair Lakes Area to Close Next Week — The I-66 East ramps from Monument Drive and Stringfellow Road will begin closing as early as 10 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 24) “to accommodate continued construction related to the 66 Express Lanes.” They will reopen by the end of this year with the rest of the eastern section of the interstate’s new toll lanes from Route 28 in Centreville to I-495. [VDOT]
County Police End Weekly Crime Reports — “The Fairfax County Police Department is no longer putting out weekly crime reports that list incidents for each police district. Instead, the FCPD has adopted CityProtect, an online map that shows the location of incidents with very limited details.” [Annandale Today]
Fire Department Hands Out Coats — “An appropriately cold day to provide free coats for kids whose family might not be able to afford one. Approximately 3K coats will be given to kids via schools, non-profits, and community centers. Some kids stopped by Station 11, Penn Daw, to try on, and pick out, a coat.” [FCFRD/Twitter]
Arlington Hospital Not Happy With Inova’s Springfield Plans — Arlington-based VHC Health “is challenging Falls Church-based Inova’s request for a certificate of public need — a requirement to demonstrate community need for a new or expanded medical facility — for the nearly 1 million-square-foot hospital proposed for the intersection of Beulah Street and the Franconia-Springfield Parkway.” [Washington Business Journal]
Fairfax City Launches E-Gift Card Program — “This week, Fairfax City’s Economic Development Office is implementing a new community-based eGift Card program. Indicative of how jurisdictions are becoming more innovative and creative, to try to help mom and pops. The Fairfax City Flex Card is an eGift Card program where 100% of all gift card sales remain within Fairfax City.” [ABC7]
Vienna Resident to Bake Cookies on Food Network — “A Vienna baker’s ability to create spooky Halloween cookies will be put to the test when she appears on a Food Network special on Halloween. Minh Bingham, who moved to Vienna just over a year ago, is one of the bakers featured on Food Network’s Halloween Cookie Challenge season finale airing Monday, Oct. 31, at 10 p.m.” [Patch]
Metro’s Next Trains Will Have Heated Floors — “While most of Metro’s 7000 series fleet remains sidelined, at least we can look forward to the 8000 series…one day…The 8000 series will include upgraded brakes and replace the 2000- and 3000-series trains that have been running since the early 1980s.” [Axios D.C.]
Route 1 High Schools Eager for Permanent Stadium Bathrooms — “With the news last week that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved $7.5 million in funding for permanent restroom facilities at 15 public high school stadiums, the presidents of two local volunteer organizations that support student athletes shared a common sense of relief, joy and gratitude.” [On the MoVe]
It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 63 and low of 40. Sunrise at 7:25 am and sunset at 6:23 pm. [Weather.gov]
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The Dragons Concord is now open at 11215L Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030! After some delays with construction, we’ve finally opened our doors and are accepting tabletop gamers of all types to come down and enjoy our tailored gaming space.
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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