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The Water Mine at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

A Deep Dive Into the Fight Over the FBI HQ — “What both delegations agree on is that this is a once-in-a-generation contract that could serve as a 50-year anchor for either community, potentially bringing tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the winner. There are political legacies at stake here. Plus, there’s the CIA angle, which no one can talk about.” [Slate]

Lake Barcroft House Fire Starts in Jeep — “A fire caused by an electrical issue with a Jeep parked outside a Fairfax County home is responsible for a resident being displaced and thousands of dollars worth of damage.” One firefighter got “a minor injury” while responding to the fire in the 6300 block of Cavalier Corridor on March 31. [FOX5]

Construction on Historic Workhouse Buildings Prolonged — “Work at buildings W13 and W15 at the Workhouse Campus in Lorton is expected to extend into mid- to late summer 2023,” per the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. The buildings, one of which will house Bunnyman Brewing, were expected to be finished this spring. [On the MoVe]

Annandale Business Owner Joins Mason District Race — “Steve Lee, a business owner and community leader, announced Wednesday that he has filed the required paperwork to seek the Democratic nomination for the Mason District supervisor’s seat…If elected, Lee would be the first-ever Asian American on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.” [Patch]

Virginia First Lady Awards Fairfax Cafe — “First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin presented a 2023 Spirit of Virginia Award to Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates, a retail location for the nonprofit, Every1 Can Work, whose mission is to provide employment to adults living with an intellectual disability through a supported group environment by teaching work and life skills to further independence.” [Fairfax City Economic Development]

Herndon Tech Company Plots Expansion — “Herndon cybersecurity startup Strivacity Inc. has raised $20 million in new funding to push forward on its research and bolster its sales, marketing and engineering teams, ultimately planning to grow the 42-person company to 70 in the next 12 months.” [DC Inno]

Netflix Wants Lovelorn Locals to Star in Blind Dating Show — “Casting directors are still scouring the D.C. area for folks who might want to star in a future season of Love is Blind. The show just released its fourth season based in Seattle but is continuing to cast for the future, with its fifth season predicted for a fall 2023 release.” [DCist]

The Dr. Seuss Experience Opens in Tysons — “Starting April 7, fans of Dr. Seuss can journey through popular children’s books like ‘The Lorax’ and ‘Horton Hears a Who!’ with immersive sets and sights at Tysons Corner Center…The experience will run until Labor Day.” [WTOP]

Entertainers Sought for Annual Reston Cultural Festival — “Reston Community Center is seeking performing arts groups of all ages and cultures for the 2023 Reston Multicultural Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Reston Town Center with performances in the Pavilion and Reston Town Square Park.” [RCC]

It’s Friday — Sprinkles. Overcast. Cool. High of 57 and low of 48. Sunrise at 6:44 am and sunset at 7:37 pm. []

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Ukrainian Charity fundraiser concert at South County High School on June 13, 2023.

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