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A lion display at Fair Oaks Mall for Lunar New Year (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Tim Kaine Expected to Announce Election Plans — “Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) will address his plans for the future when he appears at a news conference in Richmond on Friday, according to two people familiar with the senator’s intentions — which might mean he will reveal whether he will seek reelection in 2024.” [The Washington Post]

Man Sentenced in Springfield Shootings — “A Northern Virginia man was ordered to serve 20 years in prison — the maximum sentence — for fatally shooting two teens at a home in Springfield in 2021. Zachary Burkard, 20, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years for each voluntary manslaughter charge in the deaths of 17-year-old Ersheen Elaiaiser and 16-year-old Calvin Van Pelt. Once he gets out of prison he will have an additional three years of supervision.” [NBC4]

Future Route 1 Bus Stations Name Swapped — “Community organizations joined forces this week in a short-notice, but ultimately successful, effort to get the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) to change the names of two future Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations. As a result, the former ‘Hybla Valley’ station will now be known as ‘Gum Springs,’ and the former ‘Gum Springs’ station will become ‘Hybla Valley.'” [On the MoVe]

Merrifield Printing Company Announces Layoffs — “Custom Ink LLC is consolidating its production facilities amid what it says are ‘rising costs’ and a tight labor market.” The Merrifield-headquartered custom-printing firm will close sites in Charlottesville and Reno, Nevada, leaving one facility in Dallas, and lay off 338 employees. [Washington Business Journal]

Dulles Silver Line Station Doing Well — “The second phase of Metro’s Silver Line already is having an impact on travel to and from Washington Dulles International Airport. An average of 9 percent of travelers using the airport during the holiday period used the Silver Line, according to data discussed Jan. 18 by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s board of directors.” [Sun Gazette]

Reston North Task Force Prepares to Meet — “The Reston Town Center North Task Force will meet for the first time on Monday, Jan. 30, to discuss redevelopment on several parcels of land north of Reston Town Center. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. at the North County Government Center, 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, which happens to be within the scope of the task force’s area of focus.” [Patch]

Fairfax Indian Restaurant Celebrates Anniversary — “Bollywood Bistro in Fairfax City dishes up good times with friends and family, plus delicious food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. And customers and well-wishers flocked there recently to celebrate the restaurant’s 13th anniversary and building expansion.” [Connection Newspapers]

Seven Corners Fire Station Demolition Complete — “A new beginning. Old Station 28, Seven Corners, is no more. The site is being prepped for the foundation of the new Station 28. While construction is ongoing, crews and units are housed in a temporary structure just down the road.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

It’s Friday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 54 and low of 41. Sunrise at 7:24 am and sunset at 5:17 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Friday 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…

Friday night’s performance by comedian Nate Bargatze is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, according to Monumental Sports…

Reston Association has adopted a new strategic plan that aims to continue the vision of Reston’s founder Bob Simon over the next three years.

A 93-year-old woman died earlier this week from injuries she sustained in a car crash on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) in Bailey’s Crossroads, police say. Gladys Bilbao, a Falls Church…

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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