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Red-shouldered hawk in Vienna woods (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Super Bowl Flyover Includes Springfield Pilot — “After months of planning and multiple training sessions, an all-women crew is ready to fly over the State Farm Stadium in Arizona on Super Bowl Sunday in honor of 50 years of women in naval aviation. Among them is a woman from Springfield, Virginia who said she was ecstatic to get the call that she would be joining the crew.” [WUSA9]

Oak Marr Rec Center Closed This Morning — “Due to a temporary water service disruption, Oak Marr Rec Center will open at Noon on Feb. 13. New water heaters are being installed at the center. The building will also be without hot water from Feb. 13-16.” [FCPA/Twitter]

Man Arrested in Lorton Fatal Shooting — Fairfax County police arrested Malik Johnson, 22, of Alexandria for a Dec. 5 fatal shooting in the 7900 block of Audubon Avenue. The victim, who was identified as 26-year-old Jordan Summers of Lorton, was found injured on a sidewalk by a community member after residents reported hearing gunshots. [FCPD]

Calendar for Upcoming School Years Approved — “The Fairfax County School Board approved a new calendar for the next three school years during a sometimes heated meeting that lasted more than five hours Thursday night…It starts the school year two weeks before Labor Day, gives students two weeks for winter break, and has 180 days of instruction.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Stomach Illnesses On the Rise — “Viral gastrointestinal illnesses (such as norovirus), can include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain, are uncomfortable…can be spread to others easily and are on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been an uptick in positive tests for norovirus since late January.” [FCHD]

Academic Stress Adds to Mental Health Challenges — “It’s common, albeit sorrowful, knowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a mental health crisis among young people the likes of which we haven’t seen in our lifetimes…In our area, another factor has exacerbated the adolescent mental health crisis: Many kids find themselves in an academic, extracurricular, and athletic pressure cooker.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Police to Hold Community Forum in McLean — “The McLean Citizens Association is hosting a public safety forum on Feb. 15 where leaders of the McLean District Police Station will discuss crime trends and prevention…The forum will take place at the McLean Community Center on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.” [Patch]

Springfield Fire Station Gets New Truck — “Station 22, Springfield, placed new Truck 422, a 2022 Pierce Velocity Heavy Duty Aerial Ladder, in service. The unit replaces a 2004 Pierce Aerial purchased by the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department in 2004. That truck accumulated over 170,000 miles over its 19-year career serving the residents and visitors of Fairfax County.” [FCFRD]

It’s Monday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 54 and low of 35. Sunrise at 7:03 am and sunset at 5:45 pm. []

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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Sep 29, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 8 articles that were read a total of 10957 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

A 17-year veteran of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has been arrested for allegedly stealing drugs stored at two stations for her personal use, police announced today (Friday)….

A total of six new Capital Bikeshare stations may soon arrive around the Innovation Center Metro station. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will host a meeting this coming Wednesday…

Tysons Corner Center can move forward with new plans for its next phase of development. After a public hearing on Tuesday (Sept. 26), the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved…

Public invited: “Fur-th Birthday” brunch celebration for Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, Sunday, October 8 at The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, providing premium mobile pet services throughout Aldie, Middleburg, South Riding is celebrating its fourth anniversary with expansion to Centreville and Chantilly and its fourth Woofie’s pet grooming van. The franchise, owned and operated by Loudoun County residents, husband/wife team Sebaot Gebre and Teferi Dejene, has grown by 900% since its first full year in business.

Services include:
• Mobile pet spa grooming
• Dog walking
• Pet sitting
• In-home or overnight pet sitting
• Customizable services

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If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!

In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!

We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.

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We invite you to join us at STEAMOLOGY’s annual FREE STEM Fest for elementary and middle school students, taking place on Saturday, October 14th at South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079.

STEM Fest is an exciting

Arlington Metaphysical Chapel Presents Metaphest, October 14-15, 2023

Workshops on: ~ Meditation ~ Intro to Tarot: The Aces and Major Arcana

~ Ageless Aging ~ Past Life Regression ~ Animal Communication and Healing

~ Psychometry ~ Spiritual Healing ~ Self Soul Love ~ Consciously Clearing Clutter ~ Awareness/Mindfulness/Consciousness.


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