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Trees wrapped in lights at the Vienna Town Green (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

TikTok Video of Fake Fairfax Bus Sign Goes Viral — “The City of Fairfax does not want you to run over jaywalking pedestrians in order to teach them a lesson…A video posted to TikTok by the user @hamandgreenpepperomelette shows the back of a Fairfax City CUE bus with a bogus sign that reads: ‘Don’t stop for pedestrians if they jaywalk. Let them learn a lesson.'” [Patch]

Route 28 South Closure in Centreville Tomorrow — “Overhead sign installation on Route 28 South approaching I-66 will require overnight closures of the Route 28 South collector-distributor lane, the ramp from Braddock Road/Walney Road to Route 28 South and I-66 East, and the ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 South nightly, Tuesday, January 10, through Thursday, January 12.” [VDOT]

Police Issued Over 600 Traffic Tickets Last Month — “Our Safe December Squad, comprised of 11 officers and two supervisors, helped remove dangerous drivers from our roadways. These officers made 750 traffic stops which resulted in 41 arrests for driving while intoxicated, 5 arrests for driving while under the influence of drugs and over 600 tickets being issued.” [FCPD/Facebook]

Annandale Food Festival Returns — “After a two and a-half-year break, the Taste of Annandale will be back in 2023. The family-friendly community festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., along Tom Davis Drive in the center of Annandale.” [Annandale Today]

New History Education Standards Released — “The Virginia State Superintendent of Public Instruction is out with another revision of the standards of learning for history and social science…When the proposed revisions first came out last fall, there was a lot of criticism, with some saying it was them whitewashing history.” [WTOP]

The Story Behind Herndon’s Beanstalk Farms — “A farm replacing a data center in Northern Virginia — is that even possible? This reversal of development trends happened in September, when Beanstalk Farms, the brainchild of Alexandria brothers Mike and Jack Ross, opened at what was an abandoned data center in downtown Herndon.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

What to Expect From the Park Authority This Year — Linwood Gorham, who represents Mount Vernon District on the Fairfax County Park Authority board, says his priorities for this year include an initiative to improve park access and equity. Notable projects include Overlook Ridge Park at the old Lorton Landfill, the North Hill Park along Richmond Highway, and new garden plots at the NIKE Site. [On the MoVe]

Dulles Airport Visitors Share Memories — “Once derided as a ‘white elephant’ and nicknamed ‘Lonesome Acres,’ Dulles International has grown into one of the nation’s largest airports over its six decades…As Dulles marked its 60th anniversary in November, we asked readers to share their most memorable moments of Dulles through the years.” [The Washington Post]

It’s Monday — Possible drizzle in the morning. High of 45 and low of 37. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:05 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 7366 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

A dog was chained up and shot this morning in the residential neighborhood behind the Woodlawn Shopping Center in Mount Vernon, police say. Officers responded to the area of Bedford…

The Rotary Club of McLean will peer back into the colonial era this weekend for its 11th annual chocolate festival. Set to return this Sunday (Jan. 29), the McLean Chocolate…

The Herndon Festival will return this year in the summer, bringing back a tradition that was scaled back to a carnival last year. The festival is set to take place…

Hi, my name is Moneim Z., and I am a blind male with chronic kidney disease, who needs a living kidney donor for a transplant. My blood type is B+, and I can accept a kidney from individuals who have blood types B and O.

To read my story, please see the attached letter.

To contact me directly, please email me at moneimz87@gmail.com or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at amileencheska.cruz@inova.org.

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