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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Mar 31, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 8 articles that were read a total of 13911 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Mar 31, 2023)…

  1. Prolific chef Peter Chang is cooking up a new restaurant in McLean
  2. Police: Woman on sidewalk killed in Richmond Highway crash by possibly speeding driver
  3. Pickleball noise drama reverberates in Reston with new project

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

  1. UPDATED: Some FCPS students stay inside as burnt smell reported across D.C. area (23796 views)
  2. Richmond Highway barricaded for hours as police negotiate with armed woman (18184 views)
  3. Here’s where Fairfax County ranks among the ‘Best Counties to Live’ — and the neighbor it couldn’t beat (12614 views)
  4. Police investigate repeated indecent exposures at Reston hotel (7126 views)
  5. Taco Bamba to open in Herndon next week with some unique menu items (4940 views)
  6. Teen arrested in Merrifield after fatal shooting in Fairfax Village (4220 views)
  7. Transportation plan builds hype for potential Metro line extension and Route 7 BRT (4078 views)
  8. NEW: D.C. favorite Call Your Mother to open ‘Lil Deli’ truck in McLean (4027 views)
  9. Fairfax County board approves plan to lure developers into replacing lost affordable housing (3700 views)
  10. Proposed redevelopment of Oakton’s AT&T campus set to advance, despite resident concerns (3227 views)
  11. JUST IN: Carjacked vehicle found in Tysons, hits cars and police cruisers during pursuit (2991 views)
  12. Merrifield recommended as priority for redevelopment, but one proposal raises displacement concerns (2562 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

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. đź•— News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Friday night’s performance by comedian Nate Bargatze is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, according to Monumental Sports…

Reston Association has adopted a new strategic plan that aims to continue the vision of Reston’s founder Bob Simon over the next three years.

A 93-year-old woman died earlier this week from injuries she sustained in a car crash on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) in Bailey’s Crossroads, police say. Gladys Bilbao, a Falls Church…

Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches

  • Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.

  • Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

  • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM

Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.

Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.

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Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Active Bystander Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

Similar to FEMA’s


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