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A pedestrian bridge over Jones Branch Drive in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Four Displaced by Two-Alarm Tysons House Fire — A malfunctioning water heater started a fire in the 200 block of Trailwood Court that resulted in approximately $175,000 in property damages, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department says. After an initial dispatch at 3:52 a.m. last Thursday (Feb. 23), additional Fairfax County and Arlington units had to be called to the two-story house, but no injuries were reported. [FCFRD]

Maryland Contractor Plans Fairfax County Move — “Amentum Services, Inc., a leading provider of engineering and advanced solutions and services to the U.S. government, allies, and commercial companies, will invest $495,000 to relocate its headquarters from Germantown, Maryland.” Its operations will be consolidated at 4800 Westfields Blvd in Chantilly, a move expected to create 157 new jobs. [FCEDA]

New Child Care Center Coming to Lorton — Expected to start pre-enrollment this May, Brynmor Early Education & Preschool will occupy the historic, currently vacant buildings P1 and P3 at Liberty Market, a development on the former Lorton Prison campus. The new facility will start with 154 kids from 6 weeks to 5 years old and include a “5,500-square-foot, enclosed outdoor play area.” [On the MoVe]

Hunter Mill Supervisor Launches Reelection Bid — “Walter Alcorn officially announced Saturday that he was running for re-election as the Hunter Mill District’s representative on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors…No candidate has come forward yet to challenge Alcorn in either the Democratic Party Primary on June 20 or the general election in November.” [Patch]

Northern Virginia Teens Struggling With Mental Health — “A recently released report shows that youth in Northern Virginia have experienced high rates of clinical depression, anxiety and feelings of hopelessness or sadness. The report from The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia further found that one in 10 high school students in the region had seriously contemplated suicide in the past year.” [Inside NoVA]

What to Know About “Long Covid” — As Fairfax County nears three years since its first COVID-19 case was confirmed, the county’s health department has launched a webpage with information about the long-term health effects experienced by some who’ve contracted the disease. The department notes that “long Covid” can involve physical and mental symptoms that vary from person to person. [FCHD]

Reston Security Tech Company Gets New TSA Contract — “When you go through security lines at the airport, it’s probably technology developed by Reston, Virginia-based Leidos that’s scanning you. And the company just received a new government contract that might make the process less intrusive for some passengers.” [WTOP]

Broadway Star Gives Tips to Tysons Theater Students — “As Marshall High School’s Statesmen Theatre prepares for its spring musical ‘Xanadu,’ there was no one better to help than one of the musical’s Broadway stars. Kerry Butler, who has played roles in Broadway musical premieres like ‘Hairspray,’ ‘Xanadu,’ ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Beetlejuice,’ visited the high school theater program on Feb. 17.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 58 and low of 45. Sunrise at 6:44 am and sunset at 6:01 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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Press Release:

EDBS Dental Billing Solutions is pleased to announce that it has achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard® compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group’s proprietary compliance tracking solution.

Clients and patients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance and how the regulation protects their personal information. Forward-thinking providers like EDBS Dental Billing Solutions choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.

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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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