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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Jan 13, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 6 articles that were read a total of 7389 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Jan 13, 2023)…

  1. Chocolate Lovers Festival returning to Fairfax for the first time since the pandemic
  2. Man wanted in possible arson of Reston home
  3. Last Polar Dip returns for 15th year at Lake Anne Plaza

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

  1. Two teens killed, one hospitalized after car drives off Fairfax Station road (11767 views)
  2. Report: Tatte Bakery to open in Reston Town Center (4400 views)
  3. What Fairfax County restaurants to hit up for Restaurant Week (3517 views)
  4. Police: Man stabs parents at home in McLean, killing stepfather (2946 views)
  5. Gunshots fired near Vienna Giant came during family dispute, police say (2922 views)
  6. Dave’s Hot Chicken to heat up Tysons with first Virginia restaurant (2653 views)
  7. Panera Bread shutters Tysons Corner Center location for good (2506 views)
  8. Reston teen arrested and charged in connection to Sterling shooting (2118 views)
  9. Chocolate Lovers Festival returning to Fairfax for the first time since the pandemic (2173 views)
  10. Developer duo pitch more housing on Rock Hill Road in Herndon (1006 views)
  11. Community meetings set to discuss Reston redevelopment proposals (927 views)
  12. County seeks feedback on reductions in parking requirements, overhaul of policy (917 views)
  13. Neighborhood Expert: Down payment assistance programs in Virginia (872 views)
  14. Cut-through traffic policy update could help county residents access their homes during rush hour (825 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 39 and low of 27. Sunrise at 7:27 am and sunset at 5:11 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! Today we published 6 articles that were read a total of 6621 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

Lake Anne’s plaza will once again spring to life this summer with concerts. Lake Anne Live! — an event series that kicked off last year — brings Thursday evening concerts…

The proposed repurposing of Inova Health System’s former corporate headquarters in Merrifield as live/work and workforce housing units got a hearty recommendation from the Fairfax County Planning Commission earlier this…

Are you ready for summer? Live Fairfax has a bucket list of indoor activities, outdoor escapades and trips to explore this summer.

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!

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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!

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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


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