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A pedestrian bridge over Backlick Drive in Springfield (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Arlington Residents Suing Over “Missing Middle” Look to zMOD Ruling — “The Virginia Supreme Court forced Fairfax to revert to an older zoning code because of this procedural misstep prior to the new laws taking effect. The 10 plaintiffs in the Missing Middle suit say it is a point in their favor, arguing the state Supreme Court signaled it takes seriously procedural violations.” [ARLnow]

New Signage Installed on GW Parkway — A temporary traffic pattern on the George Washington Parkway “has led to some confusion among drivers.” The National Park Service said new signs and barriers would be added to address issues, mostly in the afternoon rush hour, with northbound drivers trying to use the new center lane. [WTOP]

Vehicle in Armed Carjacking Recovered in West Springfield — “The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an armed carjacking that allegedly occurred in Old Town earlier today…Alexandria Police spokesman Marcel Bassett told ALXnow that the vehicle was located and recovered unoccupied in Fairfax County.” [ALXnow, ABC7]

New I-95 Lane Could Ease Occoquan Bridge Bottleneck — “If you’ve ever driven on I-95 southbound, you are likely familiar with the bottleneck situation near the Occoquan River crossing…The I-95 Southbound Auxiliary Lane in Prince William County is a project more than four years in the making. Crews have converted a mile-and-a-half stretch of the existing shoulder into a new travel lane.” [WUSA9]

Election Volunteers Needed for June Primary — “We need election officers for the June 20 #Democratic #primary election, including bi-lingual officers who can speak English and Vietnamese or Korean! Apply by May 19″ [Fairfax County Office of Elections/Twitter]

Springfield Plaza Giant Sells Water Made by Former Employee — “Two intrepid young Northern Virginians are making a splash with a big win: The mineral water brand they created has been picked up for distribution by Giant — 14 years after one of them worked for the grocery chain as a teen. It was Susosu Water co-founder Nadia Lizarazu’s first job.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Hybla Valley Gets New Farmers Market — “The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture is launching a new farmers market at the Hybla Valley Community Center starting Saturday, April 29. The weekly event will feature produce, meat and eggs sourced from Virginia-based farms, including from Arcadia’s own Dogue and Hilltop Farms.” [On the MoVe]

Upcoming Reston Race Benefits Charity for Kids With Cancer — “Hopecam, the Reston-based charity that provides connective technology to children with cancer, is hosting its annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 7. Runners and walkers can participate in-person starting at 8 a.m. on May 7, at 1890 Preston White Drive” [Patch]

It’s Friday — Showery. Overcast. Cool. High of 57 and low of 55. Sunrise at 6:14 am and sunset at 7:57 pm. []

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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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VHC Health hosted its annual Trauma Survivors Day, honoring four former trauma patients and their care team on Tuesday, May 16. For many of these patient honorees, this event was the first time they were reunited with the team of healthcare professionals who cared for them after their injury. Both the healthcare team and the honorees expressed gratitude for the opportunity to thank, hug, and simply see one another again after their experience in the Trauma Center.


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Charity Live Music Concert

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

All proceeds will go toward Ukrainian funds “Mriya Charity” and “Dai Lapu Drug”, that help kids and animals affected by war.

The concert will include performances by

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For any incident, like the Las Vegas massacre to the Boston Marathon bombings, citizens play a role in saving lives in the minutes following an attack. It is imperative that we provide the knowledge and skills necessary to help our


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