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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)

📅 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 Thursday 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…

A look at the smallest and largest homes sold in Fairfax County last month, January 2024.

A thorny set of issues continues to complicate Deli Italiano’s arrival in Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza.

The Reston Association Design Review Board (DRB) voted Tuesday (Feb. 20) to defer a decision on the application after attorney John Cowherd, who was representing an appealing Lake Anne condominium owner, flagged some concerns about the proposal.

Graham Center’s days may be numbered. The 61-year-old retail strip in West Falls Church has been targeted by the not-for-profit health system VHC Health for a future emergency department and…

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.

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