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A Woman runs by the bus bay in front of the Innovation Center Metro station parking garage (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Longtime Vienna Photographer Dies — “For decades in the town of Vienna, T.R. Cook was the man who took people’s portraits and photographed business and community events, recording the town’s history. Cook, who died Dec. 11 at age 93, made the town a better place and was a strong advocate of young people, friends said.” [Sun Gazette]

Rape Case Dismissed Over Missed Deadline — “A woman sitting in a Fairfax County courtroom Monday morning was ready after decades to finally confront the man she says raped her as a child. Instead, she watched in horror as a judge abruptly dismissed the case over what was characterized as ‘prosecutorial error.'” [NBC4]

Fire Department Distributes Toy Donations — “[On Monday], along with community partners and @FairfaxCountyPD, #FCFRD distributed over 3,000 toys to kids who would otherwise not receive gifts at Station 11, Penn Daw. School counselors and community groups will distribute throughout the county. #HolidaySeason” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Woodson HS Drummer Recognized by NFL Band — “After hearing about the inspiring story of a Fairfax County Public Schools student who is the first deaf drummer in his band, the Baltimore Marching Ravens recognized Michael Gouin’s hard work and musical accomplishments with a gift at a Monday night concert.” [ABC7]

Local Options for Getting a Christmas Tree — “Get into the spirit by visiting one of these Christmas tree farms in Northern Virginia, Christmas tree lots, and nurseries to get your tree. Northern Virginia not only has the best places to buy a Christmas tree, but also tons of opportunities to create holiday traditions and memories.” [Visit Fairfax]

Teen Developing App to Address Food Insecurity — Nirav Ramchandani, a high school student in Fairfax County who founded the nonprofit Cease Hunger in May 2021, is developing an online app “that connects restaurants and other businesses with food banks and pantries, he said. The app, called Food Box, is in the final stages of testing and is expected to be ready soon.” [WTOP]

Lorton Area Golf Courses Plan Renovations — “Several golf courses in the area are planning — or currently undergoing — significant renovations to improve their facilities for golfers and other guests.” These include the Pohick Bay Golf Course and Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton as well as the Fort Belvoir Golf Club. [On the MoVe]

New Wolf Trap Shows Announced — “On Tuesday, Wolf Trap announced its final shows for the Barns, which has a season extending into spring 2023. One of the two newly-announced shows is Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on April 6 and 7…The other performance is by singer and songwriter Karla Bonoff on April 19.” [Patch]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 40 and low of 26. Sunrise at 7:21 am and sunset at 4:49 pm. []

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