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First annual Taste of Tysons draws a crowd to the Plaza at Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Fox Mill Road Closed for Stormwater Pipe Replacement — Fox Mill Road (Route 665) will be closed to through traffic between Waples Mill Road and Vale Road from “Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 10 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day…Traffic will not be able to go beyond the point of pipe replacement (near 3283 Fox Mill Road, adjacent to Lake Edge Way) in either direction.” [VDOT]

Motorcyclist Killed in Route 1 Crash — “Around 5:40 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Fairfax County Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 1 and Birch Crest Way in Lorton, Virginia. Police say the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead. Their identity has not yet been revealed.” [WUSA9]

Metro’s Yellow Line Resumes Service — Service across the Potomac River returned to Metro’s Yellow Line yesterday “following an eight-month rehabilitation project to repair the deteriorating 1970’s tunnel and bridge. The reopening, announced last month, will provide a faster, more direct connection for customers between Virginia and downtown D.C.” [Inside NoVA]

Campaign Website Draws Warning of Legal Action — “A representative of Democrat Chap Petersen’s campaign sent a cease and desist letter to Saddam Azlan Salim, his opponent in the District 37 race for the Virginia Senate.” The letter argued that Salim’s campaign is infringing on domain and trademark rights by attempting to register websites referring to Petersen, which it says may mislead voters. [Patch]

Suspect in December Shooting Incidents Arrested — “On May 4, 2023 City of Fairfax Police arrested a subject in connection with two shootings that occurred on Fairfax Boulevard between Fairchester Drive and Lion Run on December 8, 2022.” In one incident, a driver sustained “minor injuries,” and in another, an occupied vehicle about two miles away was struck, but the lone occupant wasn’t injured. [City of Fairfax]

Clifton Townhouse Fire Causes $155,000 in Damages — “On Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 8:53 p.m., units from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched for a reported townhouse fire in the 13500 block of Canada Goose Court.” Three people were displaced by the fire, which investigators determined was started by “improperly discarded smoking materials.” [FCFRD]

Community Garden Under Construction in Lorton — “Work is steadily progressing on the development of the new community garden at the former Nike Missile Site in Lorton. Contractors are building a total of 19 garden plots with three raised beds each at the 1.4-acre site, which is located at Laurel Hill Park.” The garden is expected to be finished and open this summer. [On the MoVe]

Tysons Theater Announces New Season — “1st Stage has announced its 2023-2024 season, which will begin with the Logan Festival of Solo Performance from July 13 to 23, 2023.” Shows will include the Tony-nominated “The Nance” and an adaptation of Chaim Potok’s novel “The Chosen,” the theater’s second time adapting Potok’s work after the first one in 2016 became “the most successful production in 1st Stage’s history.” [DC Theater Arts]

It’s Monday — Passing showers. Overcast. Mild. High of 66 and low of 53. Sunrise at 6:02 am and sunset at 8:07 pm. []

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