County Chair Reacts to Club Q Mass Shooting — “I want to be unequivocal: I stand with our LGBTQIA+ community. The repugnant violence we saw in Colorado Springs has no place in society. We will never give in to the forces of hate or oppression. My heart breaks for the victims and their families.” [Jeff McKay/Twitter]
Developer Hopes to Obtain Land for Housing at Innovation Station — “While the details haven’t been hammered out, Peterson hopes the county would sell or ground lease its parcel for some nominal price, Taylor Chess, Peterson’s president of development, said in an interview. Such a deal would help to make the project economically viable over the long haul” [Washington Business Journal]
Falls Church Man Spends Record Number of Days in Space — “Today, the Falls Church-born [Mark] Vande Hei isn’t just an astronaut, but a record-setting one. When he returned from 355 consecutive days in space this past March, he set an all-time record for Americans.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]
Virginia Celebrates First Kimchi Day — “On Saturday, in recognition of the milestone, the Korean American Women’s Association hosted a kimchi festival at Good Shepherd Evangelical Church in Springfield, reenacting a familial ritual…Virginia’s Kimchi Day was established when Irene Shin (D)…proposed a resolution to make it official in January.” [The Washington Post]
Old Courthouse Road Gets Sidewalk — “Remember that old pedestrian path along Old Courthouse Road between Battery Park Street and Pine Valley Drive? Well, it’s a thing of the past as new ADA-compliant sidewalks, curb and gutter, and drainage improvements have been installed! The project isn’t complete yet, as roadway repaving and resurfacing begins this upcoming Monday, Nov. 21, through Wednesday, Nov. 23.” [Town of Vienna/Facebook]
Staff Shortage Affects Fort Belvoir Gate — “Since Oct. 31, Fort Belvoir’s Walker Gate — which reopened last February following the replacement of Dogue Creek Bridge — has experienced nearly daily schedule changes due to staffing challenges. The shortage of guards available to man the gate is not unique to the local garrison; it’s a problem throughout the National Capital Region (NCR).” [On the MoVe]
Fire Chiefs Organization Relocates HQ to Tysons — “The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Headquarters (HQ) offices will be moving from its current location in Chantilly to the Tyson’s Corner area in Fairfax County, VA in early December…This location will provide better headquarters access for IAFC leadership and members” [Firehouse]
Park Authority Spokesperson Reflects on Career — “In 21 years as Fairfax County Park Authority’s public-information officer, Judy Pedersen visited nearly all of the agency’s 420 sites, hosted countless community meetings about park projects and was the media’s go-to person during natural and human-caused crises.” [Sun Gazette]
It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 50 and low of 25. Sunrise at 6:59 am and sunset at 4:52 pm. [Weather.gov]
Reston’s annual Founder’s Day celebration will return to Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration, which marks Reston’s founding and founder Bob…
Get ready for a new summer Pickleball League at The Boro Tysons! Join DC Fray on Wednesday evenings to play some pickleball. Also, cornhole leagues will be returning to the…
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Fairfax County could be taking some notes from New York City and Portland as it tries to turn back the surge of recent pedestrian fatalities. The Board of Supervisors directed…
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Art House 7‘s spring session will begin on April 10th! We’re offering classes, workshops, and open studios in a wide range of art mediums for all ages, from 4 year olds to adults. We cater to different skill levels in ceramics, embroidery, drawing, and of course, painting – including watercolor, oil, and acrylics. Our Spring 2023 offerings include a Portfolio Development class for high schoolers who are considering a career in the fine arts. This class provides an opportunity to create and develop a strong portfolio for college applications.
We also have some excellent classes for younger students. The “Art and the Pre-K Reader” class is designed for 4-5 year olds, and we offer “Arts and Crafts” classes taught by teens for 2nd-4th and 3rd-5th grade students.
To view our complete class schedule, Spring workshops, open studios, and 3-week classes, please visit our website. Join us this spring to learn, create, and explore with us!
McLean Volunteer Fire Department-Inova Blood Drive
MVFD has teamed up with Inova Blood Donor Services for a blood drive on Friday, March 31, in our lower parking lot at 1455 Laughlin Avenue. The blood drive will run from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm. Please consider making
Van Metre 5K Run
Calling all serious runners, occasional joggers, and weekend walkers of all levels! Participate in the 31st Annual Van Metre 5K Run supporting Children’s National Hospital–the event that goes a long way!
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023