Loose Dog Caught on Beltway Near Alexandria — “#VSP received a call Saturday evening (1/14/23) for a dog running loose on I-495 at Eisenhower Ave in Fairfax Co. Thx to an alert motorist, troopers were able to get an exact location & rescue this sweet daredevil. He made himself right at home in the warmth of Trooper S. Barden’s patrol car, as the troopers waited for Fairfax County Animal Control to arrive on scene.” [Virginia State Police/Facebook]
Ex-Police Chief Accused in Sex Trafficking Lawsuit — “Testifying under the pseudonym ‘Jane Doe’ in an explosive civil trial in Alexandria, Va., the woman claimed that now former Fairfax County police chief Edwin C. Roessler, captain James Baumstark and officers Michael O. Barbazette and Jason J. Mardocco violated federal law by obstructing efforts to investigate and prosecute a madam named Hazel Sanchez” [The Washington Post]
Reward Offered for Unsolved Springfield Murders — “The FBI Washington Field Office, along with our partners from the Fairfax County Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the 1998 murders of Sherry Ann Culp and her unborn child, Kelsey, in Springfield” [FBI]
New Route 1 Bus Station Names Proposed — “At the upcoming Jan. 17 meeting of the Richmond Highway BRT Executive Committee, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) plans to propose name changes for several future BRT stations — including a few that were not among the original three potential renamings discussed …at an open house last October.” [On the MoVe]
Virginia Offers Incentives for FBI HQ — “A key Virginia legislative commission in November quietly approved an incentive package worth more than $10 million for the FBI headquarters project, to be awarded if the federal government chooses Springfield for the agency’s new home.” The package likely involves capital investments such as traffic improvements, not cash. [Washington Business Journal]
Halal Gyro Eatery Nears Opening in Mount Vernon — “Shah’s Halal Food, a New York-based food company that operates restaurants and food trucks and carts throughout the northeastern United States, is opening a restaurant at a small retail plaza at Russell Road and Richmond Highway…The restaurant [is] tentatively scheduled to open within the next week according to franchise manager Atiq Bahrami” [On the MoVe]
Tysons REI Building Changes Hands — “A building occupied by outdoorsy retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) has traded hands in Tysons, Va. Qualified Opportunity Fund LLC has sold 8209 Watson Street, a 32,857-square-foot stand-alone retail building, to an unnamed institutional buyer from Dallas for $20.4 million.” [Commercial Observer]
Cub Run Rec Center Gets New Pool Playground — “Splash in the zero-depth entry and in-water playground offering slides, water jets, cannons and sprays. Older swimmers can slide into fun on either a 30-foot-high slide that exits the building in an enclosed tube or a 20-foot-high slide with an open tube, float in the current channel (lazy river) or spin around in the water vortex.” [FCPA/Facebook]
McLean Chocolate Festival Coming This Month — “The Rotary Club of McLean welcomes the public to attend the 11th annual McLean Chocolate Festival, to be held on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. The event, a fund-raiser for the club, will let attendees taste the sweet offerings of area chocolatiers and enjoy family fun.” [Sun Gazette]
It’s Tuesday — Light rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 50 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:13 pm. [Weather.gov]
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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!
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