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A neon sign inside Annandale’s The Block food hall (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scam — “A man claiming to be a Sheriff’s deputy named Lt. Myles is calling community members saying he is collecting fines related to charges against them. This is a scam! The Sheriff’s Office will never call you asking for money. You may report scam calls to the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131.” [Hunter Mill District News]

Person Pulled Out of Crashed Vehicle — “Thursday afternoon, units were dispatched for a vehicle crash w/a person trapped at Westfields Blvd and Stonecroft Blvd. Rescue Squad 421, Fair Oaks, worked diligently to extricate the patient. Two people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Demolitions Loom for Richmond Higway Buildings — “Seven of the properties were acquired by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in preparation for the Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements project…The sites anticipated for demolition include a couple of residential buildings and a former convenience store, service station, pet boarding business and auto clinic.” [On the MoVe]

Possible Metro Fare Hike Would Hit Suburbs Hardest — “Transit officials have said the fare increase is modest, with riders seeing a 5 percent hike, on average. But for those who travel the farthest, the increase could add more than $2.50 to a ride, depending on the time of day.” [The Washington Post]

Local Man Arrested for Alexandria Burglary — “A 24-year-old Fairfax County man faces assault and battery charges after allegedly breaking into an apartment near Fort Ward early Monday morning, according to Alexandria Police…The suspect allegedly breached the apartment and assaulted the victim, who did not go to the hospital.” [ALXnow]

Proposed Bill Would Count Fetus as Person for HOV Lanes — “A Virginia bill would deem a pregnant person’s fetus a passenger in a car, thereby allowing the vehicle to use the car pool lane on highways. Reproductive rights activists say the legislation amounts to a thinly veiled attempt by anti-abortion Republican lawmakers to further curtail abortion rights” [NBC News]

Big Tysons Developments Expected This Year — “The Washington, D.C., area may be seeing a slowdown in new construction starts, especially in the office sector, but a series of large-scale developments are slated to reach completion this year.” Those include Capital One’s third office building at its Tysons headquarters campus and Skanska’s Heming apartment high-rise in Scotts Run. [Bisnow]

Park Authority Starts Esports Club — “Do your kids and teens ages 11-17 love to play video games online? The Fairfax County Park Authority is helping to get young gamers off the couch, out of the house and into the community with the new Esports Club at Audrey Moore Rec Center. Drop-in sessions are offered on Friday evenings, Jan. 20 to Feb. 24, 2023 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.” [FCPA]

Fairfax County Dominates Best Korean BBQ List — Washingtonian has a list of the best Korean barbecue joints in the D.C. area, and all of them can be found within Fairfax County limits, though one entry (Meokja Meokja) is in Fairfax City. [Washingtonian]

Frying Pan Park Hosts MLK Service Day — “Introduce your young ones to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day as we gather at the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and the importance of giving back to our community…The program runs from 10:30 to 11:30 am.” [FCPA]

It’s Friday — Light rain in the morning. High of 63 and low of 40. Sunrise at 7:27 am and sunset at 5:09 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Thursday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. đź•— News recap The following articles were published earlier…

A look at the smallest and largest homes sold in Fairfax County last month, January 2024.

A thorny set of issues continues to complicate Deli Italiano’s arrival in Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza.

The Reston Association Design Review Board (DRB) voted Tuesday (Feb. 20) to defer a decision on the application after attorney John Cowherd, who was representing an appealing Lake Anne condominium owner, flagged some concerns about the proposal.

Graham Center’s days may be numbered. The 61-year-old retail strip in West Falls Church has been targeted by the not-for-profit health system VHC Health for a future emergency department and…

Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches

  • Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.

  • Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

  • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM

Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.

Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.

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Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Active Bystander Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

Similar to FEMA’s

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