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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Mar 24, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 24842 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Mar 24, 2023)…

  1. Armed robbery of Safeway in Great Falls leads to sprawling police pursuit
  2. Police: 75-year-old man shot wife in Reston murder-suicide
  3. JUST IN: Fairfax County reverts to old zoning code after Va. Supreme Court nixes 2021 update

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. UPDATED: Two people found dead on Reston trail, possibly shot (25457 views)
  2. McLean residents sue to stop I-495 widening over environmental impacts (12409 views)
  3. BREAKING: Several people hospitalized by Route 1 crash involving fire truck (4191 views)
  4. Armed robbery of Safeway in Great Falls leads to sprawling police pursuit (8500 views)
  5. Construction nears on condo building that led push to revitalize downtown McLean (3201 views)
  6. One of the first office buildings built in Fair Lakes could flip into housing (3021 views)
  7. Police: 75-year-old man shot wife in Reston murder-suicide (5108 views)
  8. BREAKING: Fairfax County police officer who shot Timothy McCree Johnson in Tysons fired (2192 views)
  9. Park Authority seeks funding, staff to clear 250 acres of running bamboo (1674 views)
  10. Isaac Newton Square developer shares plan for apartment building with park space (1608 views)
  11. Plan to redevelop West Falls Church Metro wins planning commission’s support (1407 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday in Fairfax County, from our event calendar.

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

☔ Saturday’s forecast

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🌅 Tonight’s sunset

We hope you have a great weekend! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋

Recent Stories

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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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