Explosion Reported at Navy Federal Building in Vienna — “Units responded 800 blk of Follins Ln SE, Vienna for reports of an explosion. A mechanical issue w/ fire protection system resulted in buildup of pressure causing moderate damage to several floors. No injuries.” [FCFRD/Twitter]
County Library Sees More than 10 Million Book Checkouts — “For the seventh year in a row, Fairfax County Public Library has ranked among a handful of public libraries with more than 2 million digital checkouts for the year, and the library is on track to record just over 10 million loans overall for 2022. But what do those loans look like?” [FCPL]
Dead Man Found in Fairfax Portable Toilet — “The body of a deceased man was found early Saturday morning in a portable toilet behind the Sherwin-Williams and CVS in the Westfair Shopping Center, a City of Fairfax Police spokeswoman confirmed on Monday.” Police said no foul play was suspected. [Patch]
Brace for Coldest Christmas in Decades — “An explosive storm system is slated to develop in the Washington area late in the workweek, bringing a combination of wind and cold to create the coldest Christmas holiday in several decades…The Washington area is primarily in the warm sector of the storm, which will limit wintry weather but mean plenty of rain.” [The Washington Post]
Woodlawn Is Getting a Dunkin’ Donuts — “Construction has begun on a next-generation Dunkin’ restaurant at Woodlawn Shopping Center. Slated to open in the first quarter of 2023, the establishment will feature several new features and technologies designed to improve the customer experience, according to a Dunkin’ spokesperson.” [On the MoVe]
Local Giant Pharmacies Offer Flu Testing — Giant Food now has on-site testing for the flu and strep throat, available to people 3 and older, at its pharmacies in Springfield and Reston. The chain said “it is the first grocery retail pharmacy in the region to offer flu and strep throat testing to customers.” [Patch]
Virginia Could Look at NFL Stadium Again — “The Washington Commanders may yet be welcome in Virginia, as Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has proposed spending $500,000 to study ways to encourage the NFL franchise to build a stadium in the state after lawmakers rebuffed the team earlier this year.” [The Washington Post]
Top Oakton Student Athlete’s Number Retired — “One of the most well-known athletes in the history of the Flint Hill School was at the Oakton campus Dec. 16…A 1987 graduate of the private high school, now-Atlanta resident Dennis Scott returned for a ceremony to retire his basketball jersey No. 24 for a second time.” [Sun Gazette]
It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 39 and low of 27. Sunrise at 7:24 am and sunset at 4:51 pm. [Weather.gov]
In an effort to reduce heat islands in vulnerable communities, the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has applied for millions of dollars in grant funding to…
A new neighborhood park is officially online at Reston Station just in time for the summer — although recent air quality advisories may deter some park-goers. Developer EYA will host…
Four McLean residents lost their home last week in a fire that investigators say was ignited by grease on an outdoor grill. The fire started accidentally in the 6000 block…
D.C. Area Briefly Had World’s Worst Air Quality — “‘Very unhealthy’ and ‘hazardous’ air quality put the health of people across the Washington, D.C., area at risk Thursday as smoke…
Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.
To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!
We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!
Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun
Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!
Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker
Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road