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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Apr 21, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 5 articles that were read a total of 5708 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Apr 21, 2023)…

  1. Moms rally to raise $400,000 for new McLean Central Park playground
  2. Tephra Arts Festival returns to Reston Town Center next month
  3. McLean Big Buns and Matchbox set grand opening with free food samples

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

  1. SCOOP: Whole Foods appears to be moving its Reston store (17072 views)
  2. DEVELOPING: Man stabbed in Sunoco parking lot near RTC West (13209 views)
  3. New restaurants at Seneca Corner in Great Falls to open by the summer (7868 views)
  4. New report shows population growth has stagnated in Fairfax County (6497 views)
  5. Developer resubmits plan for former Fannie Mae campus in Reston after previous approval voided (5563 views)
  6. Armed, masked carjacking suspects arrested after Richmond Highway chase (5050 views)
  7. IT company opens in downtown Herndon (4727 views)
  8. Woman found dead, apparently shot outside Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (3504 views)
  9. UPDATED: One person shot near Culmore, suspects seen fleeing (3476 views)
  10. Taste of Annandale festival returns next week after pandemic hiatus (2603 views)
  11. Retired from the CIA, Lisa Downing is now challenging for the county’s top elected position (2422 views)
  12. Tysons Corner Center adds Persian restaurant, plans pizza stall in food court (2277 views)

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☔ Saturday’s forecast

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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 Monday evening! Today we published 1 articles that were read a total of 1694 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

(Updated at 6:35 p.m.) Two people have died, and two more have been hospitalized in an apparent shooting and stabbing at the Tysons View Apartments in Idylwood. A 20-year-old man…

Good Friday evening! Today we published 6 articles that were read a total of 10172 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

The Faraday Park neighborhood has officially welcomed another tenant: Eve’s Garden Lounge and Bar. The Asian fusion restaurant celebrated its soft opening on Friday, May 12 at 11207 Reston Station…

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

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