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People gather at Fairfax City’s Old Town Square for a Chocolate Lovers’ Festival event (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Daring Deer Dashes Across I-66 — Fairfax County police officers “were called to the Monument Drive ramp of I-66 just after 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 28. When officers arrived, they found a deer that appeared to be stuck on the scaffolding…Animal Protection Police attempted to catch the deer but the animal eluded officers before taking off across the roadway. Thankfully, the deer was not hurt and a serious crash was avoided.” [WUSA9]

No Jail Time for Driver After Fatal Herndon Crash — “A Northern Virginia family wants laws changed after a distracted driver caused an accident that killed an 86-year-old grandfather and war veteran. The driver walked away from court with just a small fine and not a single day of jail time.” [WUSA9]

Northrop Grumman Selling Former Tysons Office — “Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) is selling an office campus near the McLean Metro station, billing it as a potential multifamily conversion opportunity in the Tysons submarket. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., a subsidiary of the aerospace giant, owns the roughly 12-acre property at 7555 Colshire Drive, currently home to a 602,000-square-foot, two-building office complex built in 2001” [Washington Business Journal]

Asian Food Truck Opens Cafe in Vienna — “The Mixx Delight, an Asian fusion eatery serving sweet and savory options, is now open in Vienna. The Town of Vienna and Vienna Business Association hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new business at 448 Maple Ave. E. The Mixx Delight replaces Madeleine Proust, a bakery that suddenly closed in 2022.” [Patch]

Frontier Plaza Eyed for Redevelopment — “Grosvenor wants Fairfax County to clear the regulatory way so it might redevelop a Springfield shopping center as residential mixed-use, indicating a vote of confidence for an area with a lot of growth potential that hasn’t quite yet taken off.” The proposed plan amendment “would raze and replace 106,000 square feet of 1990s-era buildings with four new buildings, altogether comprising 626,000 [square feet] of residential and 117,000 of retail uses.” [WBJ]

Redesign Planned for Frying Pan Animal Pens — “Big News! The Turkey, Peacock and Ducks pens at Frying Pan Park in Herndon are being completely rebuilt and redesigned. New sheds, fencing and pond will be a wonderful functional upgrade for the birds and for the staff who care for them. Visit often to see the progress.” [Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park/Facebook]

Mount Vernon HS Hires New Football Coach — “Isaiah Taylor, former head coach of Wicomico High (“Wi-Hi”) School’s football team in Salisbury, Maryland, has been selected as the new head football coach for the Mount Vernon Majors…Taylor replaced former head football coach Monty Fritts who stepped down in November.” [On the MoVe]

Therapy Dogs Help Out at Springfield School — “When Kris Campesi heads to the Key Center School in Fairfax County, Virginia, she brings a wide range of objects designed to appeal to students. But it’s her partner who gets the kids excited. Micah, a Golden Retriever, is trained to work with students at the school who range from 5 to 22 years old and who have a range of special needs and intellectual disabilities.” [WTOP]

It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 47 and low of 39. Sunrise at 7:11 am and sunset at 5:36 pm. []

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Synetic Theater Camps are a wildly fun, highly accessible choice for young people who love moving, playing games, and making memories. Registration is open now for Summer Camps (sessions June 20-August 25) and there are even a few spots left for Spring Break camp, April 3­-7.

Located in National Landing, these performance-based camps are designed for students of all ages – no theater or performance experience required.

Led by professional teaching artists, campers learn acting, movement, and technical theater skills through the lens of Physical Theater. Physical Theater incorporates acting, movement, dance, mime, and acrobatics. If you’ve seen a Cirque du Soleil performance, you’ll find many similarities.

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McLean Volunteer Fire Department-Inova Blood Drive

MVFD has teamed up with Inova Blood Donor Services for a blood drive on Friday, March 31, in our lower parking lot at 1455 Laughlin Avenue. The blood drive will run from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm. Please consider making

Van Metre 5K Run

Calling all serious runners, occasional joggers, and weekend walkers of all levels! Participate in the 31st Annual Van Metre 5K Run supporting Children’s National Hospital–the event that goes a long way!

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 8:30AM
Location: Broadlands


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