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An inflatable pumpkin sits on the roof of the Flagship Carwash garage in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Nutley Street Roundabout to Open in Vienna — “Beginning during the early morning hours on or about Monday, October 31, the first of two roundabouts on Nutley Street at I-66 will open to traffic as part of the redesigned I-66/Nutley Street Interchange. Drivers traveling to northbound Nutley Street from I-66 East will enter and proceed around the roundabout to go north on Nutley Street.” [VDOT]

Former Commonwealth’s Attorney Dies — “Former Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert F. Horan Jr., who prosecuted virtually every high-profile criminal case in Virginia’s largest county for 40 years — from the ‘Roy Rogers murders’ in 1976, to the abduction of 5-year-old Melissa Brannen in 1991, to the D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo in 2003 — died Friday at his home in the Clifton area. He was 90.” [The Washington Post]

Republican Nominee Chosen for 35th District — “Monique Baroudi will be the GOP nominee taking on Democratic nominee Holly Seibold in the Jan. 10 special election to fill the unexpired term of Del. Mark Keam (D), who resigned in September to accept a job in the Biden administration.” [Sun Gazette/Inside NoVA]

County Dems Call Herndon Sample Ballots “Misleading” — “Calling themselves ‘Herndon Democrats,’ a political action committee unaffiliated with the Fairfax County Democratic Committee is distributing ‘misleading’ sample ballots, according to the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. The sample ballots distributed by the Herndon Democrats PAC are inaccurately indicating a Democratic Party endorsement in the nonpartisan Town of Herndon elections on Nov. 8” [Patch]

Anti-Crime Labels on Car Parts See Results — “There’s some progress to report in Fairfax County’s battle against the theft of catalytic converters — a valuable, yet easy-to-remove part in a car’s emissions system…Police had made arrests since the effort launched in June to engrave identifying information onto the devices.” [WTOP]

Reston Town Center Tower Set for Sale — “Real estate giant Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP) has a contract to sell The Avant, a luxury multifamily tower at Reston Town Center it built nearly a decade ago, for $141 million…Boston Properties would sell the residential component of the building but continue to own the 26,000-square-foot ground-floor retail component.” [Washington Business Journal]

Police Issue Tickets in Annandale — “Officers from our Motor Squad participated in a Pedestrian High Visibility Enforcement campaign in the Greater Annandale area yesterday…While over 285 tickets were issued, we need your help! Remember to slow down, avoid distractions while walking and driving, and pay extra attention at intersections.” [FCPD/Facebook]

It’s Monday — Possible light rain in the evening and overnight. High of 64 and low of 52. Sunrise at 7:36 am and sunset at 6:11 pm. [Weather.gov]

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For many remote workers, a messy home is distracting.

You’re getting pulled into meetings, and your unread emails keep ticking up. But you can’t focus because pet hair tumbleweeds keep floating across the floor, your desk has a fine layer of dust and you keep your video off in meetings so no one sees the chaos behind you.

It’s no secret a dirty home is distracting and even adds stress to your life. And who has the energy to clean after work? That’s why it’s smart to enlist the help of professionals, like Well-Paid Maids.

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Still planning for summer camps? Check out the great variety of art projects and fun teachers at Art House 7 in Arlington. We have morning, midday, and afternoon weekly camps for ages 5-13. Among our themes: Clay Creations; Animals Around the World; Arts & Crafts; Draw, Paint & Sculpt Faces & Animals; Drawing & Printmaking. We’ve recently added PaperPalooza (paper making and bookmaking) and Jewelry camps. You can see all our listings on our website.

Art House 7 has been a haven for artists of all ages since 2015, offering classes, camps, and workshops. We’re located on Langston Blvd. near the Lee Harrison Shopping Center. We have an ample 2-story studio, and plenty of free parking.

Weekly camps at Art House 7
– June 17-Aug. 9
– Camp times: 9-11am, 11am-2pm, 2:30-4:30pm
– Ages 5-13

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Encore Creativity for Older Adults at Capital One Hall

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is pleased to raise the curtain and welcome community members to its spring concert at Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA on May 4, 2024. The concert, which starts at 3 PM, will bring hundreds

Dream, Design, Build: Home Expo 2024

Sponsored by ABW Appliances & Eden, join us for a one-of-a-kind Home Expo event on May 11th from 10AM to 4PM!

The DMV’s top experts — AKG Design Studio and GMJ Construction — are opening their doors to homeowners to

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