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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Dec 2, 2022

Good Friday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 11171 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Dec 2, 2022)…

  1. NEW: Abrupt Haulin’ Trash closure sends county residents scrambling for new collector
  2. Comstock angles to redevelop Koons auto dealerships in Tysons
  3. Winter Lantern Festival will light up Tysons this month in D.C. area debut

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read Arlington articles of the week, below.

  1. UPDATED: One dead after multiple vehicle crash in Tysons shuts down Beltway (15038 views)
  2. Roofing company to relocate from McLean to Reston, bringing 400 jobs (5344 views)
  3. Police: FCPS instructional assistant stole over $10K from Chantilly Target (5116 views)
  4. Mixed-use ‘donut’ building floated to replace Idylwood shopping center (4438 views)
  5. NEW: Developers propose turning Reston’s golf courses into open space with housing (3514 views)
  6. Pedestrian killed in crash on Route 29 outside Centreville shopping centers (2679 views)
  7. Electronics trading store to open in Reston’s Home Depot Center (2483 views)
  8. BREAKING: Man killed by SUV after collision on I-495, closing toll lanes (2227 views)
  9. Fairfax County warns budget could be ‘challenging’ due to slowing real estate market, rising staff costs (2052 views)
  10. FCPD takes person into custody after shooting in Mount Vernon (1966 views)
  11. NEW: Abrupt Haulin’ Trash closure sends county residents scrambling for new collector (6674 views)
  12. GW Parkway road diet and Mount Vernon Trail widening proposed in southern Fairfax County (1564 views)
  13. Jason’s Deli to close after 14 years in Idylwood due to rising rent (1539 views)
  14. Fairfax County considers turning vacant commercial space into emergency homeless shelters (1483 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday in Fairfax County, from our event calendar.

And here are the events planned for Sunday:

☔ Saturday’s forecast

Rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 60 and low of 32. Sunrise at 7:12 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. See more from Weather.gov.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

We hope you have a great weekend! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. đź•— News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Friday night’s performance by comedian Nate Bargatze is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, according to Monumental Sports…

Reston Association has adopted a new strategic plan that aims to continue the vision of Reston’s founder Bob Simon over the next three years.

A 93-year-old woman died earlier this week from injuries she sustained in a car crash on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) in Bailey’s Crossroads, police say. Gladys Bilbao, a Falls Church…

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

  • Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches

  • 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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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM

Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.

Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.

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Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Active Bystander Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

Similar to FEMA’s

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