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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Apr 14, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 22322 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Apr 14, 2023)…

  1. JUST IN: James Madison HS teacher arrested for allegedly having sexual relationship with student
  2. NEW: Burger King shutters Reston location
  3. Brewery from Virginia Beach to open in Old Town Fairfax this summer

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

  1. Police: ‘Suspicious’ buses attempt to pick up children in Reston, Lorton (9383 views)
  2. Lidl will offer sneak peek of Chantilly grocery store before grand opening next month (4200 views)
  3. Baron Cameron Avenue intersection reconstruction begins this week (3943 views)
  4. JUST IN: James Madison HS teacher arrested for allegedly having sexual relationship with student (5882 views)
  5. Reston Town Center seeks approval for more ‘sip and stroll’ events (2628 views)
  6. Transformation of former Residence Inn into apartments underway (2338 views)
  7. NEW: Burger King shutters Reston location (3377 views)
  8. Beacon considered to improve safety at Sunrise Valley Drive and W&OD Trail (1653 views)
  9. Major fire breaks out in Annandale residential backyards (1410 views)
  10. Developer proposes ‘missing middle’ housing for Redwood Plaza in Oakton (1362 views)
  11. Dominion Square affordable housing project hopes to start construction by end of year (1148 views)
  12. Pollo Compero nears site plan phase for new Herndon chicken restaurant (1042 views)

📅 Upcoming events

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

☔ 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. 🕗 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

Festival Ballet Virginia Presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Festival Ballet Virginia, Reston’s premier ballet company, is performing a fun, family friendly production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center Theatre on Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2. Take an adventure with Alice


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