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A mural outside Grounded Coffee in the Shops at Telegraph Village (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Democratic Candidates to Replace Ken Plum Sound Off — “Four Democrats running to represent Reston in the Virginia House of Delegates squared off Tuesday night during a candidate forum at the Reston Community Center — Lake Anne.” Topics ranged from education funding to protections for the LGBTQ community. [Patch]

Arrest for Armed Robbery and Carjacking in Penn Daw — “A 19-year-old Woodbridge man has been arrested and is facing several charges after robbing one person and carjacking another late Monday night, officers said. Officers with the Fairfax County Police Department say just before midnight they responded to Furman Lane, off of South Kings Highway…after a report of a robbery.” [WUSA9]

Grocery Store Lidl Has Opened in Chantilly — “I’m excited about Lidl opening their newest store in Chantilly. This is a great addition for the community &with the approval of more residential units in the area Lidl will provide options for the residents. I was pleased to work with Lidl and welcome them to the Sully District” [Kathy Smith/Twitter]

Springfield Auto Dealerships Seek Split — “Safford Automotive’s Hyundai and Genesis brands are separating in Springfield. The two operations, currently located under one roof on Loisdale Road,” are seeking Fairfax County’s approval to move the Genesis dealership to a parking lot east of the existing building. [Washington Business Journal]

McLean Wealth Manager Raises Big Bucks from Google — “Wealth management startup Range said Wednesday it has raised a $12 million Series A round led by Palo Alto, California’s Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund. Range said it will use the funding to grow its product and engineering teams” [WBJ]

Reston CEO Tests EV With Cross-Country Trip — “Robert Barrosa, VP of technology at Electrify America, will become president and CEO of the company on June 1. From March 31 to April 6, Barrosa traveled almost 2,800 miles in a Hyundai IONIQ 5. He drove from Los Angeles to Electrify America’s HQ in Reston, Virginia. He stopped at 28 Electrify America charging stations in 13 states.” [Electrek]

Dominion Energy Proposal Criticized — Stating that “renewables alone aren’t expected to meet” projected future demand for electricity, Dominion Energy Virginia has filed a plan that could “keep most of its existing power stations online for decades” and add “small natural gas and nuclear units.”  The filing “was quickly met with criticism from environmental groups and other clean-energy advocates.” [Associated Press/WTOP]

Habitat for Humanity Builds Homes in Groveton — “Three neighboring homes being built in Groveton by Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia (Habitat DC-NOVA) are about 80% complete and will be ready for move-in by summer, according to staff members from the nonprofit.” The houses are the chapter’s largest to date and the first placed in a trust committed to keeping them affordable for future owners. [On the MoVe]

Native Plants for Sale in Vienna This Saturday — “The Spring Native Plant Sale, hosted by the town’s Conservation and Sustainability Commission, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. It’s also the first weekend of the Vienna Farmers Market, which runs Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon in the Vienna Community Center parking lot.” [Patch]

It’s Thursday — Afternoon clouds. Cool. High of 62 and low of 43. Sunrise at 6:07 am and sunset at 8:03 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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