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Clouds over Lake Anne Plaza (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Fairfax Student Hospitalized After Possible Overdose — “Just hours after a student suffered a possible overdose at Fairfax High School on Monday, the school district held a meeting with parents to discuss the school system’s growing drug problem. Rescue crews rushed to the high school after a male student was suspected of overdosing on fentanyl, according to 911 dispatch.” [NBC4]

Medicaid Enrollment Requirements Resume — After letting all Medicaid members stay covered during the first years of the pandemic, all states are now reevaluating members’ eligibility. Coverage won’t be canceled or reduced before Virginia reaches out to each person, but members should update their contact information to ensure they get the notification. [Fairfax County Public Assistance and Employment Services]

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against FCPS Advances — A student’s lawsuit filed in 2019 alleges that Fairfax County Public Schools officials ignored and retaliated against her when she reported being sexually assaulted at Herndon’s Carson Middle School a decade ago. A judge allowed the case to move forward on Friday (March 10), but FCPS said “several counts” against it were dismissed. [FOX5]

Rock Band Acquires Springfield Vinyl Records Company — “Bay Area rock legends Metallica have purchased a majority interest in a Northern Virginia record-pressing company. Furnace Record Pressing, located in 6315 Bren Mar Drive…said Tuesday the acquisition formalizes a long-standing relationship between the company and the hard-rock pioneers.” [Washington Business Journal]

Residents Weigh in on Potential Rose Hill Redevelopment — At a planning commission workshop, community members voiced both support for and opposition to mixed-use development at Rose Hill Plaza. Some residents argued that the shopping center has no need for a revitalization, while others called the proposal “a good opportunity to transform the large parking lot” with more housing and improved walkability. [Patch]

Sushi Restaurant Coming to Gunston Plaza — Sushi Queen, which originated in Sterling, has leased 4,000 square feet of space at 7730 Gunston Plaza. The all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant will follow in the footsteps of the Middle Eastern Rana Café and American’s Best Wings, which opened at the Lorton shopping center in January. [On the MoVe]

Tysons Events Company Goes Private Again — “Tysons events software giant Cvent Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: CVT) has reached a deal to go private again via a sale to private equity firm Blackstone Inc. (NYSE: BX) that values the local company at $4.6 billion…The deal is expected to close in ‘mid-2023,’ the companies said in an announcement.” [WBJ]

Unemployment Rises in Virginia — “Virginia has one of the lowest state unemployment rates in the nation, but it rose last month and is now higher than it was a year ago. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Virginia’s unemployment rate in January was 3.2%, up from 3.1% in December, and up from 2.9% in January 2022.” [WTOP]

Animal Shelter Plans St. Patrick’s Day Adoption Event — “Adopt Your Lucky Charm Adoption Event, this Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19. All dog adopters can pick their adoption fee from the lucky pot o’ gold! Adoption fees will range from $5 to $25 for all dogs adopted during this event. View all our available dogs (and other pets!) online” [Fairfax County Animal Shelter/Facebook]

It’s Wednesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 47 and low of 30. Sunrise at 7:21 am and sunset at 7:16 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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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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