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Kwanzan cherry blossoms in bloom (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Person Trapped in Car in Annandale — “Approximately 10:45 a.m., [Sunday] units were on the scene of a car overturned in the 5000 block of Backlick Road. One occupant was trapped. Extricated by Rescue Squad 426, Edsall Road, and transported to hospital with minor injuries.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Innovation Station Development Nears Vote — Loudoun County supervisors discussed the latest draft of the Rivana at Innovation Station project last week, scheduling a vote for May 16. Straddling the Fairfax County border, the development “could include more than 2,700 apartments or condominiums, 450 hotel rooms, 2.4 million square feet of office space, 347,000 square feet of commercial space and 127,000 square feet of ‘civic uses,’ the last of which could include a performing arts center.” [Loudoun Times-Mirror]

Students Adapt to FCPS Ban on Cellphones — “A new report from the Fairfax County, Virginia, school system, reveals 459 students were written up for cellphone violations during the first semester of the current school year…[The new policy] was initially met with backlash, but students have since conceded that it helps them focus on their work.” [WTOP]

FCPS Hires Neurodiversity Specialist — “Fairfax County Public Schools added three specialists to its roster in an effort to better meet the needs of neurodivergent students. One of the new hires, Kristen Haynor, ‘is believed to be the first Neurodiversity Specialist in a U.S. K-12 public schools setting,’ the system said” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Four Cybersecurity Companies Become One in McLean — “The New York investment firm Achieve Partners acquired two local firms — McLean-based W@tchTower and Stage 2 Security in Lanham — along with Phoenix-based Mosaic451 and Metmox in Schaumberg, Illinois, over the course of 2022 and has merged them into a new, McLean-based company called UltraViolet Cyber.” [DC Inno]

Tysons Nail Salon Considers Expansion — “Nothing in Between is a nail salon founded by Jade Kim Trusso in 2016 in Falls Church — with a second, larger location, complete with massage services, that opened mid-pandemic at Capital One Center…Trusso plans to open additional corporate locations in Northern Virginia, perhaps near Inc.’s second headquarters, and she said the franchising of Nothing in Between could begin as soon as June.” [Washington Business Journal]

Police Chief Highlights Pets Up for Adoption — “We’re excited to announce that each month, Fairfax County Police Department’s Chief Davis will select an adoptable pet to feature. We’re calling it ‘Chief’s Choice.’ This month’s Chief’s Choice is Despacito, who has been in our care since last September.” [Fairfax County Animal Shelter/Facebook]

Skateboarding Event Planned at Wakefield Park — “You’re not going to want to miss this year’s Skate the Wake at the newly redesigned Wakefield Skate Park! Join the Park Authority on May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a full day of fun and entertainment, featuring celebrity guests, music, food, door prizes, local vendors and more.” [FCPA]

It’s Monday — Light rain. Mostly cloudy. Mild. High of 66 and low of 56. Sunrise at 6:29 am and sunset at 7:47 pm. []

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Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.

To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!

We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!

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Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!

Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art

Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!

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Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun

Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!

Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!

• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all

Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker

Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road


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