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Vantage apartments in the Mosaic District from Gallows Road (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Police Begin Speed Enforcement Campaign — “Officers from our district stations & traffic division will be conducting our ’50 means 50′ campaign on the Fairfax County Parkway from May 8-May 12. Drivers can expect extra attention this week as we seek to educate drivers, enforce good driving behavior, & reduce crashes.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Local Man Sentenced to Prison for Capitol Breach — “Hatchet Speed, 42, of Vienna, was sentenced to four years in prison by a judge in DC federal court” for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He “was previously sentenced to three years in prison in a gun silencer case in Virginia federal court.” [Patch]

New Park Open Near Bailey’s Crossroads — “The Fairfax County Park Authority held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday for the Boyd A. and Charlotte M. Hogge Park, a new park in Bailey’s Crossroads that features a playground, multi-sport courts for pickleball and basketball, and community gardens.” [Patch]

Herndon BBQ Restaurant Cuts Ribbon — “Although the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit had a soft-launch of its new restaurant in Herndon on April 14, town officials joined franchisee owners Mosni and Dhaval Shah for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon.” [Patch]

State Covid Exposure App Is Ending — “Virginia’s COVID exposure notification app will be retired Thursday when the national public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic ends, the Virginia Department of Health announced Monday. More than 3 million users downloaded the COVIDWISE app or turned on COVIDWISE Express, an app-less version for iPhone users.” [Inside NoVA]

Health Department Answers Questions on Fentanyl — Today is Fentanyl Awareness Day, and the Fairfax County Health Department will host a talk at 11:30 a.m. with Jennifer Feltes, population health epidemiologist. “Learn about fentanyl — what it is, where it is found, and what can be done to promote healthy behaviors.” [FCHD/Facebook]

Meet the Board of Supervisors Primary Candidates — “The victors — some of whom…are likely to be determined in the primary — will have plenty to do in governing the region’s largest jurisdiction. We’ve asked the candidates to weigh in on a range of issues facing the county, including financial uncertainty, housing affordability, retention of county employees and issues around police accountability.” [DCist]

McLean Community Center Leader Energized by Job — “Betsy May-Salazar has served as executive director of the McLean Community Center for just four months, but the job has been invigorating so far…The community center’s pace is ‘very fast, with a lot of moving pieces, which I love,’ she said.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Tuesday — Showers. High of 60 and low of 48. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Sunrise at 6:01 am and sunset at 8:08 pm. []

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Art House 7 warmly welcomes you to our upcoming Fall 2 session of classes starting on October 30th. We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of mediums and flexible class lengths, catering to a wide age range, starting from as young as 2, and, of course, providing a multitude of engaging options for adults!

Our classes cover an exciting spectrum of creative mediums, including fiber arts such as knitting, modern embroidery, crochet, and sewing. We also offer classes in ceramics on the wheel, drawing, watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, still-life painting, and captivating Japanese Suminagashi and printmaking. One of the highlights of this session is the highly anticipated 5-week “Painting the Portrait and Figure” workshop, led by the renowned local artist, Danni Dawson.

For our younger artists, we have specially designed classes like “Art Exploration through Impressionism” for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, an engaging “Art Together” parent-child class designed for 2–4-year-olds, and a “Teen Taught Art Club” tailored for kindergarteners through 4th graders.

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The Nutcracker presented by the Ravel Dance Company

The Ravel Dance Company will present the beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker. It is Christmas Eve and the Stahlbaum family’s daughter Clara has received a Nutcracker from the mysterious toymaker and godfather Herr Drosselmeyer. Follow her journey through the Pine

Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit Fellowship Square, improving the lives of 800+ older adults with very limited income and resources by providing affordable housing and supportive services.

Experience a festive holiday fundraiser complete with savory wines & craft beers, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, exciting


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