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Man walks dog at Arrowbrook Centre in Herndon (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Passenger in Annandale Truck Crash Dies — The 27-year-old passenger of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado that crashed into a tree and light pole by Little River Turnpike near John Marr Drive on Jan. 27 died at a hospital from his injuries last Tuesday (Feb. 21). The 29-year-old driver may face additional charges after already being charged with driving under the influence and without a license. [FCPD]

Government Center Affordable Housing Approved — Last week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the Residences at Government Center II plan and $14 million in funding. The development will consist of two mid-rise residential buildings with 279 units for those earning between 30 and 70% of the area median income, along with a childcare center and urban park. [Fairfax County]

School Board Asks for Annual Pedestrian Safety Review — “On Thursday night, the School Board unanimously voted to seek an annual School Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Assessment Program from the superintendent…The annual review will examine schools with the most pressing road safety needs, safety mitigation measures, timelines to implement improvements, and updates on past mitigation projects.” [Patch]

Great Falls Delegate Won’t Seek Reelection — “Virginia Del. Kathleen Murphy of McLean announced Friday she will not run for re-election this fall after being placed into the same district as a fellow Democratic delegate…Shortly after Murphy’s announcement, Sullivan issued a news release stating that he would run for re-election in that district in the fall.” [Inside NoVA]

School Board Adopts Advertised Budget — The Fairfax County School Board adopted the FY 2024 Advertised Budget on Thursday. Totaling $3.5 billion, the budget highlights include $2 million to add more pre-K classrooms, free access to middle school athletic programs, and $6 million to develop strategies for closing the literacy achievement gap. [FCPS]

Annandale to Appear on PBS Show Next Week — “If You Lived Here” will air an episode on Annandale on Monday, March 6 after recently visiting Vienna. In addition to touring local homes, the episode will feature the Artisans United collective, a second-generation Korean-American restaurateur, and the sports memorabilia and comics shop Collector’s World. [Annandale Today]

Construction Progresses on Springfield Garage — “Construction on track to be completed in Fall 2023. This commuter garage will provide more options for Connector riders. And the pedestrian bridge over Old Keene Mill Rd. will provide access to bus stops and connect Springfield Plaza to the garage.” [Fairfax Connector/Twitter]

Legislative Deal May Tighten Regulation of Dominion Energy — “Virginia lawmakers have reached a tentative bipartisan agreement to bring the state’s biggest utility…under tighter regulatory oversight — reversing years of actions that loosened the reins over the powerful company.” The proposal would increase the frequency of SCC rate reviews and require 85% of “over-earnings” be refunded to customers, among other provisions. [The Washington Post]

Unbuilt McLean Home Tops D.C. Area Real Estate Listings — A vacant, 5-acre McLean property at 7020 Green Oak Drive hit the market Friday (Feb. 24) for $50 million. The planned, 30,000-square-foot mansion will have six bedrooms, 10 full baths, 10 half-baths and amenities that include a rooftop putting green, a crystal champagne room, a bowling alley, swimming pools, a full-sized sports arena, and a disco pub with a full bar and cigar room. [Washington Business Journal]

It’s Monday — Rain in the evening and overnight. High of 48 and low of 35. Sunrise at 6:45 am and sunset at 6:00 pm. []

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. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Reston Association is seeking candidates for its 2024 Board of Directors’ election. Four seats are open for the election, which will take place in March. Specifically, two at-large director seats…

Zombies, pirates and other virtual characters are about to be unleashed on Tysons, just in time for Christmas. Sandbox VR will launch its new virtual reality gaming experience at 1656…

Do the holidays have you stressed and busy? Worry not about what to wear as Live Fairfax has the Style Survival Guide for this season!

Art House 7 warmly welcomes you to our upcoming Fall 2 session of classes starting on October 30th. We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of mediums and flexible class lengths, catering to a wide age range, starting from as young as 2, and, of course, providing a multitude of engaging options for adults!

Our classes cover an exciting spectrum of creative mediums, including fiber arts such as knitting, modern embroidery, crochet, and sewing. We also offer classes in ceramics on the wheel, drawing, watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, still-life painting, and captivating Japanese Suminagashi and printmaking. One of the highlights of this session is the highly anticipated 5-week “Painting the Portrait and Figure” workshop, led by the renowned local artist, Danni Dawson.

For our younger artists, we have specially designed classes like “Art Exploration through Impressionism” for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, an engaging “Art Together” parent-child class designed for 2–4-year-olds, and a “Teen Taught Art Club” tailored for kindergarteners through 4th graders.

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Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit Fellowship Square, improving the lives of 800+ older adults with very limited income and resources by providing affordable housing and supportive services.

Experience a festive holiday fundraiser complete with savory wines & craft beers, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, exciting

The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Ravel Dance company at Capital…

It is Christmas Eve and Clara has received a Nutcracker. Follow her journey through pine forest where she encounters angels, and snowflakes then welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy to the Kingdom of Sweets. This production is the perfect way


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