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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Dec 16, 2022

Good Friday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 4457 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Dec 16, 2022)…

  1. Marco’s Pizza to open new location in Reston area
  2. Fairfax County top prosecutor Steve Descano to seek reelection in 2023
  3. Fairfax County could put bicycles and transit on par with cars when gauging transportation needs

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

  1. Lack of “destination” retail at future Herndon Metro development worries town council (3205 views)
  2. Police: Driver was speeding in fatal Old Keene Mill Road crash (3097 views)
  3. Luxury of a different kind is coming to Tysons (2753 views)
  4. Ashburn, Dulles Metro stations are busiest on Silver Line extension so far (1796 views)
  5. Development proposals in Reston push for more housing, less office (1712 views)
  6. Flagship Carwash to open another location in Herndon (1643 views)
  7. Gold’s Gym in Reston’s Plaza America to relocate (1278 views)
  8. NEW: A pedestrian crossing on Route 123 from Tysons Corner Center is in the works (1006 views)
  9. Bomb and shooting threat sent over ‘drag brunch’ at Fair Lakes restaurant (981 views)
  10. Yard House sports bar has set a grand opening date at Tysons Galleria (912 views)
  11. Stormwater crews rescue Pickles the cat from Lake Anne drain after hours-long effort (892 views)
  12. Tweaks sought for major Aurora Station at Dulles development near Innovation Metro (770 views)
  13. County board devotes more Covid relief funds to affordable housing (752 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

Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 41 and low of 26. Sunrise at 7:23 am and sunset at 4:50 pm. See more from

🌅 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. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Reston Association is seeking candidates for its 2024 Board of Directors’ election. Four seats are open for the election, which will take place in March. Specifically, two at-large director seats…

Zombies, pirates and other virtual characters are about to be unleashed on Tysons, just in time for Christmas. Sandbox VR will launch its new virtual reality gaming experience at 1656…

Do the holidays have you stressed and busy? Worry not about what to wear as Live Fairfax has the Style Survival Guide for this season!

Art House 7 warmly welcomes you to our upcoming Fall 2 session of classes starting on October 30th. We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of mediums and flexible class lengths, catering to a wide age range, starting from as young as 2, and, of course, providing a multitude of engaging options for adults!

Our classes cover an exciting spectrum of creative mediums, including fiber arts such as knitting, modern embroidery, crochet, and sewing. We also offer classes in ceramics on the wheel, drawing, watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, still-life painting, and captivating Japanese Suminagashi and printmaking. One of the highlights of this session is the highly anticipated 5-week “Painting the Portrait and Figure” workshop, led by the renowned local artist, Danni Dawson.

For our younger artists, we have specially designed classes like “Art Exploration through Impressionism” for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, an engaging “Art Together” parent-child class designed for 2–4-year-olds, and a “Teen Taught Art Club” tailored for kindergarteners through 4th graders.

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Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit Fellowship Square, improving the lives of 800+ older adults with very limited income and resources by providing affordable housing and supportive services.

Experience a festive holiday fundraiser complete with savory wines & craft beers, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, exciting

The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Ravel Dance company at Capital…

It is Christmas Eve and Clara has received a Nutcracker. Follow her journey through pine forest where she encounters angels, and snowflakes then welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy to the Kingdom of Sweets. This production is the perfect way


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